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    The War Within Islam

    'Recruit Sunnis for a Powerful Global Islamic Army to Fight Shias and Help Muslims in Need; Five Lakh Brave Indian Youth Will Be Provided': Maulana Salman Nadvi to Saudi Government
    Maulana Salman Hussaini Nadvi

    Note:  New Age Islam is presenting below full text of a charter of demands presented some time ago to the Saudi government by Maulana Salman Hussaini Nadvi, the first Indian Muslim to embrace the self-styled khilafat of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (in translation from Arabic). It gives us an idea of how this member of al-Baghdadi Khilafat, also apparently still a holder of Indian nationality, looks at terrorism, sectarian war, the role of Saudi government and Muslim umma in general. His world view is here in full view. The worrying thing for me is that this is not just his view. There are many takers for this view. If he is promising to put together an army of five lakh (5,00,000) Muslim youth from the Indian sub-continent, essentially India, as he has no influence anywhere else, is he just making a tall claim? Only proper investigation can reveal.

    The silence with which Indian Muslims have greeted the call of Baghdadi's so-called Khilafat is also quite confusing. One doesn't know if it is meaningful and revealing. One would have thought that Muslim ulema here would come out all guns blazing against this absurdity of a medieval khilafat in the 21st century. Instead, there is no protest even when an influential Maulana joins the Khilafat. The Sufi ulema and mashaikh that New Age Islam correspondents interviewed are quite categorical in their condemnation but they have got little influence now. Most Muslims have already developed a radical Wahhabi mindset, even though some of them continue to go to Sufi shrines and do not even realise it yet. Power of the petrodollar-funded Islamic mass media, you can say.

    Let me just give you a rough and very brief idea of Nadvi's world view here. In this charter of demands, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Hasani Nadvi, he is asking Saudi Arabia to organise a Khilafat for the Muslim umma, the global Muslim community, which would have a world Islamic Army in which he would contribute five lakh Muslim youth from India. He says there is no need for recruiting youth from among the messed up youth of the Gulf, when you can find them right here. This army would stand behind Muslims wherever they are in trouble. He wishes that terrorists should not be called terrorists and thus antagonised. They are sincere Muslim youth fighting for a noble cause. There should be a confederation of Jihadi organisations active across the Islamic world midwifed by Ulema who should help them hold a dialogue among themselves so they come together and iron out their differences and emerge as one powerful global force.

    Let me quote to you his exact words, though in translation from Arabic. (A picture of the original letter in Arabic is given below) Syed Salman Hussaini Nadvi says: "as for the issue of Qadiyanis particularly Safvids and those who abuse the Sahaba (companions of the Prophet - meaning Shias), we should not be afraid of them and we do not need to go to the US or Israel to ward off threats from them. Just recruit the Ahl-e-Sunnah youth from the Indian sub-continent and form a powerful Muslim army of the Islamic world. After that there will be no need of the so-called army of the sick youth of the Gulf States. If you are sincere towards the True faith, True path, Sunnah and for the protection of the true path of Islam, then simply make an appeal, a call. Five lakh brave youth from the Indian sub-continent will be provided."

    Maulana Nadvi says: "Since the land of Kaabah is the beating heart of the entire Muslim community and is the centre of the Islamic world, the holy Prophet (pbuh) had said about it, 'Drive out the Christians and the Jews' (from Arabia) and had decided that this land is a sacred land for the entire Muslim Ummah and so there is no room here for the Christians and the Jews in the same way there is no room for Muslims in Vatican.

    "Therefore this is the responsibility of the government of the Aal-e-Saud (to drive out the Christians and the Jews from Arabia and establish such a nation which will have no non-Muslims)."

    He also says: "Military training among the Muslim youth should be stressed. Every effort should be made to save them from Freedom and social ills."

    We Indians have a peculiar problem to deal with. The father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi had vociferously supported Muslims having double loyalties, extra-territorial loyalties to an Islamic Khilafat, the Ottoman Empire, then based in Turkey. Now that Gandhiji's party is not in power, maybe the government will put its foot down and say that those who are loyal to al-Baghdadi's Khilafat will no longer be Indian citizens. They will not be allowed to recruit here for the proposed global Islamic Army. --- Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    Spiritual Meditations

    Eid Ul Azha And The Spirit of Sacrifice

    Hajj, the pilgrimage to the house of God, is the fifth pillar of Islam. According to Islamic doctrine, Prophet Adam built the Kaaba at Mecca. It is believed that the house of God was damaged in the floods during the time of Prophet Noah. Eventually the Kaaba was rebuilt by Prophet Abraham and his son Ismael. Traditionally, Hajj is looked upon as turning away from the trappings of this world towards God.

    Islam, Women and Feminism
    Islam and Women: The New Paradigm
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    Islam and Women: The New Paradigm
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    As in other areas of life, Muslim women have proven to be resourceful and creative, and dedicated to claiming ownership of and responsibility for their faith both individually and communally. This is in spite of the challenges they have often faced in gaining access to the appropriate religious training facilities and establishing credibility with the male religious establishment, particularly conservatives. Today, Muslim women are active in Qur’anic study circles, mosque-based activities, community services sponsored by religious organizations, and Islamic education, as both students and teachers. There are a rising number of female Qur’an reciters, Islamic lawyers, and professors of Islamic studies throughout the world….

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Islamic State Vs Islamic Ideals: There is no clash of civilizations and terrorism isn’t jihad
    Maulana Mahmood A Madani

    ...al-Qaida and Taliban both drew a blank from the Muslims in India. IS too has so far met a similar fate inasmuch as the youths responding to its call can be counted on fingers. This is because of both India’s culture and its historical legacy. Muslim heritage is part of a larger tradition of multiculturalism and mutual tolerance. The 200 million Muslims in India are the legatees of magnificent contributions made by the Ulema and Sufis, over centuries of fraternal coexistence and heroic patriotism. No sacrifice has been too great for them to preserve this tradition. This was particularly so during the 1857 uprising and subsequent struggles against colonial onslaughts.

    Interfaith Dialogue

    I welcome your emphasis on “Spiritual Symbiosis” of world religions that will hopefully settle the dust of war and its by-product—terrorism. Presumably your hope and mine derives from the same notion and indomitable spirit once espoused by India’s great Freedom Fighter, Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar, who is commemorated by both India and Pakistan, in the following words:

    “I had long been convinced that here in this Country of hundreds of millions of human beings, intensely attached to religion, and yet infinitely split up into communities, sects and denominations, Providence had created for us the mission of solving a unique problem and working out a new synthesis, which was nothing low than a Federation of Faiths... For more than twenty years I have dreamed the dream of a federation, grander, nobler and infinitely more spiritual than the United States of America, and today when many a political Cassandra prophesies a return to the bad old days of Hindu-Muslim dissensions I still dream that old dream of "United Faiths of India." — ....

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    Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam Must Discover Their Spiritual Symbiosis for a Conflict-Free, Environment Conscious World

    http://www.newageislam.com/interfaith-dialogue/sultan-shahin,-editor,-new-age-islam/hinduism,-buddhism-and-islam-must-discover-their-spiritual-symbiosis-for-a-conflict-free,-environment-conscious-world/d/104577

    Islamic History

    The Birmingham Mushaf between Simple Facts and Manufactured Controversies
    Louay Fatoohi

    While the discovery of the Birmingham Mushaf has been misrepresented as potentially indicating that the Qur’anic text had existed even before the Prophet (Sallā Allah ‘Alaihi wa Sallām) was born, the more popular, though no less absurd, claim against the preservation of the Qur’an has so far been that it continued to be developed many decades after the Prophet died! This bizarre claim has been embraced only by a minority of scholars, not least because there is not a shred of evidence to support it and there is plenty of evidence, including old manuscripts, that refutes it. So this older, baseless claim has now been joined by the exact opposite claim that the Qur’an existed before the Prophet Muhammad (Sallā Allah ‘Alaihi wa Sallām) was born! They both share the same objective, however, of discrediting the Qur’an and the Prophet Muhammad......

    Islam and Spiritualism

    Islamic Scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Khan decries conspiracy theories during his US Visit: A Report
    Maria Khan, New Age Islam

    One should not consider a challenge as arising due to an ‘external conspiracy’. Rather, difficulties, both physical difficulties and intellectual problems, are part of this world. There are two kinds of challenges: crippling and non-crippling challenges. It is a crippling challenge that is a problem. Otherwise, a challenge is a booster for a community as it serves as a shock treatment, which, in turn, enhances one’s creativity. It is one’s response to challenges that determines one’s success in dealing with them. Chapter Yusuf of the Quran tells us that the right kind of response is one based on Taqwa, or God-consciousness....

    Islamic World News

    South Asia

    MoI Rejects Reports of Afghan Police Involvement in ‘Bacha Baazi’

    38 Militants Killed In Security Operations in Afghanistan

    Pakistan

    Senior Politician: ISIL Seeking to Spread to Pakistan Using Religious Schools

    Pakistani Forces Detain 40 Afghan Refugees in Quetta

    Arab World

    Millions of Muslims Throng Mount Arafat As Haj Reaches Climax

    Yemeni Missiles Destroy Several Saudi Military Bases in Jizan

    North America

    Pakistan Is a Serious Problem, Us Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Says

    Immigrants Make a Good Fit in US, Study Finds"

    Mideast

    One More Palestinian Falls to Israeli Bullet

    Iranian Leader Blames US, Allies for Pains of Nations in Middle-East, Africa

    India

    Muslim Man Launches Petition Demanding Ban on Vegetables

    Beef Ban Means Eid Worries For Indian Muslims

    Europe

    European Union Approves Plan to Distribute Migrants

    Southeast Asia

    Liars, Graft Make Hudud Impossible Here, Says Muslim

    Africa

    Million Fewer Tourists Visit Tunisia after Terror Attacks

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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    Books and Documents

    The Trial of Dara Shikoh

    We all knew that the mullahs would give a verdict they thought would ensure the emperor's patronage. The first Qazi asked Dara to hand him the jade thumb ring that was still on his left hand. He examined it slowly and asked, "This green stone is inscribed with the words 'Allah' on one side and 'Prabhu' on the other. Does this mean that you consider this Hindu god to be equal to our Muslim Allah?"

    Islam and Pluralism
    Islam’s Legacy of Pluralism
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    Islam’s Legacy of Pluralism
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    The Islamic vision of pluralism is build around the philosophy of tolerance of diversity in thought and belief. One may, of course, devalue the other person’s beliefs without devaluing the person who holds those beliefs. The tolerant person wills to treat the person with significantly differing beliefs and practices as intrinsically valuable in spite of that person’s rejection of her fundamental human concerns. Tolerance is the cultivated disposition to subdue our natural inclination to distance, reject or persecute others whose beliefs and practices differ from our own. The tolerant person is, rather, disposed to recognise the other as an object of inestimable worth. The tolerant person says, in effect, “Our fundamental disagreement does not diminish my estimation of your worth as a human being and, therefore, though I disagree with your beliefs or practices, still I will endure them.”....

    Islamic Society

    Let us Make the Hajj Pilgrimage Easy and Reclaim its Spiritual Beauty!
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    There are many rulings pertaining to the observance of the Hajj that need to be revised in the context of the Islamic jurisprudential principle of lessening the difficulties (Raf’ul Haraj) and making things easy (Daf’ul Haraj). The Prophet (pbuh) is reported to have said, “Make things easy; do not make them difficult. Convey glad tidings and do not scare people off.” (Sahih al-Bukhari: 69 and Sahih Muslim: 1734) He also said, when asked about various circumstances in the Hajj: “Do so. There is no harm” (Sahih al-Bukhari: 83 and Sahih Muslim: 1306). Today, when an overwhelming number of pilgrims converge upon Mecca reaching tens of millions, rethinking the Hajj rulings becomes an imperative according to the basic jurisprudential postulates called Zarurat and Haajat (necessity). Any Islamic scholar will hardly dispute the fact that legal rulings change with changing times and circumstances (al-Zaruratu Tubihul Mahzuraat), .……

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    The Islamic State West Africa Continues To Utilize Women as Suicide Bombers
    Sisters in Islam

    10 Muslim Villages in India Ban Girls from Using Mobiles, Jeans, T-Shirts as It 'Increases Crime Rate'

    First Emirati Woman Posted At UN's New York HQ

    Women's Afghan Paragliding Team Soar through Kabul's Skies

    Afghan Woman Escapes Stoning Death in Sar-i-Pul

    Hundreds of Turkish Women Cycle To Support Green Transportation

    At UN Human Rights Council, Saudi Arabia Chairs Panel Vetting Applicants for ‘Violence against Women’ Post

    This Single Mom Is Fighting to Protect Pakistani Women from Cyber-bullying

    Sisters in Islam: Racism against the Principles of Islam

    Myanmar Army Chief Says He Would Welcome Woman President

    Meet the Female Motocross Rider Who Wants To Represent Iran

    Algeria, Arab World's Leader in Women's Representation in Elected Assemblies

    Nigeria: Groups Campaign to Stop Violence against Women

    Cameroon, UN Women Strengthen Ties

    Kenya: Women's Rights and the Constitution

    Geeta Gandbhir on Documentary: ‘Muslim Women Can Do Work That Is Equal to Men’

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

     
    Islamic World News

    Charlie Hebdo Publishes Cartoons Mocking Dead Aylan Kurdi with Caption 'Muslim Children Sink'
    Ali Mohammad al Nimr, Saudi Arabian activist

    Europe

    Islamic State Has a Message for Muslims Hoping To Go To Europe

    Pakistan

    Pakistan Ulema Council Chief, Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, Who Called For ‘Jihad’ In Afghanistan Arrested With Wine

    Pakistan: ISIS Plans Terrorist Campaign against Christians

    ‘War against Terrorism Is War for Pakistan’s Future’

    South Asia

    Extremism on the Rise in Unofficial Religious Madrasas in Afghanistan

    No Peace until Foreign Troops Leave Afghanistan: Taliban Chief Mullah Mansour

    Arab World

    ISIS Executes 8 Men Accused Of Being Gay in Syria: Monitor

    Syrian Regime Air Strikes Kill 38 ISIS Fighters: Monitor

    Yemen: 30 Civilians Killed in Saudi Airstrikes

    Saudi Arabia Preparing To Behead and Crucify 21-Year-Old Shia Activist

    India

    India Turns To Israel for Armed Drones as Pakistan, China Build Fleets

    In Islam, Kids Are Trained To Blow Themselves Up; Muslim Boys Do Plant Bombs: Taslima

    Mideast

    Bin Laden’s Secret Documents Reveal Iran-Qaeda Ties

    Tight security in Jerusalem for Jewish, Muslim holidays

    Africa

    North Africa: Algerian Muslim Organization Stages Rally in Support of Al-Aqsa Mosque

    Southeast Asia

    Islamic State Militants Heading To Indonesia from Malaysia

    Myanmar: Muslim First to Be Charged Under New Religious Laws

    North America

    Muslim Boy Withdraws From US School That Suspended Him over Clock

    Republican Candidate Carson Says Muslims Unfit To Be US President

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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    Islamic Society
    How Relevant Are Madrasas
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    How Relevant Are Madrasas

    The debate about the alleged links between madrasas and terrorism has tended to obscure the unique contribution of madrasas to human civilization. The debate on their relevance has morphed into a full scale media and commentator war that endangers their very survival. The implacable media and communally motivated leaders have continually targeted it with an avalanche of searing and strident critiques. The State has not only castigated it but has attempted to wrest exclusive control ever them. While it is true that madrasas have outlived their role, they need not be decimated. What they need is essentially a makeover in a way that respects traditional sensibilities and attempts to synergy classical and modern learning so that their products are viable for modern society. There is certainly a need for shift in paradigm.....

    Islam and Politics

    Islam Is A Religion That Sustains and Preserves the Sacred Teachings, Ancient Teachings, Essence and Virtuous Legacies of Former Religions
    Ali Bulac

    Mustafa Kemal was prone to a type of Islamism defended by Jamaluddin al-Afghani at the beginning. But then he agreed on a secular model because of the influence of external and internal factors. But if he had believed that Islam would have served the goals of the Turkish nation-state, he would have used Islam as a tool. Mustafa Kemal's practices and thoughts suggest that he sought to use the opportunities of an Islamist modernization model by relying on a Protestant religion…..

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