• most of the islamic nations somehow (miraculously) manage to have a very low minority burden but the populace starts screaming...
    ( By hats off! )
  • the legendary emigre word soup maker is back again with another of her mixed vegetative soup, served with some semantic mincemeat and assorted grammar....
    ( By hats off! )
  • When one can allege that the U.S. government can be complicit in attacking its own Defense Department's Pentagon building in the capital city...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • "How did it fracture like brittle bone then if it wasn’t melted" - mr. naseer ahmed. that sentence is a jem...
    ( By hats off! )
  • GM Sb is a doctor but his education may not be relevant to what is being discussed. What can I say about his intelligence when ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Islam does not want its followers to go the extremes of hardship. Allah Almighty says in the Quran, "Allah intends ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Hidayat, the Arabic word, literally means guidance, instruction, righteousness or the true path. The word hidayat is comprehensively....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Mr Qazi has very correctly pointed out the message of moderation in the Quran, an aspect which the Muslims...
    ( By arshad )
  • Naseer sahib imputes that I had implied "any random destructive force or fire can cause a high rise building to collapse...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Oh really? What does GM sb comprehend? That any random destructive force or fire can cause a high rise building to collapse along the path ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Mohammad Hussain, Christianity makes it as a duty for the citizen to wage war to save one's country if war is thrust!'
    ( By Joyson Duraisingh )
  • Ak Bhat, Al( the) + Ah ( God)= The God'
    ( By Joyson Duraisingh )
  • Joyson Duraisingh the non muslims have freedom to worship in their own way . It is an estabished ....
    ( By Ghulam Ahmad Dar )
  • @Gulam Ahmad Dar No consensus on idol worship, whatever may be the consequences
    ( By Joyson Duraisingh )
  • Secularism is very important .we should not divide the Indians. All are equal.pl.dont show your gods in public..they are statues.maintain .....
    ( By John Vedhamuthu )
  • Dinabandhu Nayak you are right,sir'
    ( By Akshaya Sahu )
  • Mohammad Hussain Manusmriti has been diluted since long. No body has seen this scripture perhaps except you.Hinduism is a auto adjusting ...
    ( By Akshaya Sahu )
  • Dinabandhu Nayak sir, slavery is unknown to Hinduism - cruel joke at its zenith!'....
    ( By Joyson Duraisingh )
  • There is nothing as gazwa-hind like things in islamic scruptures.as far as the word kafir is concerned...it simply means non-beliver.this is not for non-muslims....but ....
    ( By Reshi Siftain )
  • Stop Talibani bagdaddi culture respect SUFI Ahmediays etc be respectful to others'
    ( By Rudra Kumar Varma )
  • Islam will dominate the world insha Allah'
    ( By Muzafer Sheikh )
  • @Rakesh Rawat and Rabindra Dutta Roy But the refugee Muslims are much eager to enter into U S for living. ------and calling US as terrorist. ---
    ( By Rabindra Dutta Roy )
  • Why leave the great USA.
    ( By Rabindra Dutta Roy )
  • @Rabindra Dutta Roy onslaught concept is inhetited to muslims by the very Qoran. The word "Kafir" and "Gajwa e Hind" is itself a discriminatory, inflammatory ...
    ( By Rakesh Rawat )
  • The Prophet said, "And beware of going to extremes in religious matters for those who came before you were destroyed because...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • it is very nice, India has Prime Minister that talks of Ganesh Surgical Transplant. Here we have ....
    ( By Aayina )
  • What is hidayat? When God gives hidayat, is it the same hidayat that is given by his prophets ...
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Dear Ghulam Ghaus Saheb. Before putting his opinion, Allama Ghulam Rasool Saeedi (RA) himself admits that it is my own research, He writes: ہماری تحقیق کے ...
    ( By misbahul Hoda )
  • Hats Off's criticism of this article is contrived and hollow.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Allama Saeedi has not given details of abrogation [naskh] in his Tibyanul Quran. When writing Tibyan, he himself benefitted from the usuliyeen such as Allama ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • looks like the easiest thing to become today is a two-cent islamic expert. every "researcher...
    ( By hats off! )
  • We want to end triple talaq, not just pay lip service to the cause....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • janab! to kya saeedi sahab ke nazdeek sir Ayate saif ko bunyad bana kar kisi Ghair Muslim, kafir o Mushrik ko Qatal karna, bela wajah...
    ( By nazir banarasi )
  • Totally irrelevant and inane comment from Hats Off.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Getting tired of the routine? No "nothing to do with religion" chorus of one? ....
    ( By hats off! )
  • Was it a demolition job to start with, or was it an indiscriminate act of violence and destruction ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naked majoritarian hegemony is the gift that RSS's 70 years of hate prachar have bestowed....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Both Zionism and Islamism are interested in building walls, not bridges.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Very much pertinent submission'
    ( By Kbarora Arora )
  • How can be there peace when out siders are mindling in Islamic countries'
    ( By Mushtaq Mohammed )

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Harassment Is a Forbidden and Deviant Behaviour, As It Encroaches On the Privacy, Freedom and Dignity of Women: Al-Azhar

    “Al-Azhar says it offers a balanced religious discourse, but I do not see it. Al-Azhar continues to uphold Talaq and to differentiate between men and women in inheritance, which is biased against women, in my opinion,” she said. She added, “Al-Azhar has started to react positively to harassment, which is a very troubling issue to women. I believe the institution should continue to be involved in women’s affairs and open a door for dialogue with more women’s associations and civil society organizations. Al-Azhar ought to also offer a religious discourse that promotes women’s values and does not undermine their dignity.”...

    Urdu Section

    اعلی حضرت اپنی کتاب مقال العرفا میں لکھتے ہیں: ‘‘امام شافعی رحمۃ اللہ علیہ  فرماتے ہیں : وما اتخذ اللہ ولیا جاھلا  یعنی اللہ نے کبھی کسی جاہل کو اپنا ولی نہ بنایا یعنی بنانا چاہا تو پہلے اسے علم دے دیا اس کے بعد ولی کیا کہ جو علم ظاہر نہیں رکھتا علم باطن کہ اس کا ثمرہ و نتیجہ ہے کیونکر پا سکتا ہے ،  حق سبحانہ تعالی کے متعلق بندوں کے لیے پانچ علم ہیں: علم ذات ، علم صٖفات، علم افعال ، علم اسماء، علم احکام ۔ ان میں ہر پہلا دوسرے سے مشکل تر ہے جو سب سے آسان علم احکام میں عاجز ہوگا سب سے مشکل علم ذات کیونکر پا سکے گا ۔۔۔’’

    The War Within Islam

    Removal of the Ahmadi Economist Is an Odious Indictment of Pakistan at Multiple Levels
    Fahr Ahmed

    While PML-N and ANP were particularly disgraceful in Mian’s case, religious parties must also resist the temptation to inflame religious fervour over negative causes. They have a higher responsibility to help Pakistan showcase the essence of our great religion. With or without other political parties, Khan needs to step forward as a tenacious champion of the rights of all Pakistanis....

    Islam and the West

    Peace in Afghanistan: US Must Formulate A Strategy That Deals Directly With The Taliban And The Haqqani Network’s Sanctuary Inside Pakistan
    John Ubaldi

    Both Pakistan and the United States have long-term interests in a peaceful and stable Afghanistan. It’s time for the U.S. to convince Islamabad that peace is in everyone’s interests. Failure will ensure that the Afghan and Pakistani people will continue to suffer economic and political hardships....

    Current Affairs

    Israelis and Palestinians Seem To Be Inching Closer and Closer To a Total Breakdown
    Thomas L. Friedman

    We’re again at a fateful moment. For the Palestinians, it’s choose nihilism or pacifism. For Israel, it’s choose separation from the Palestinians or get bi-nationalism or apartheid. For Jared and Donald, it’s either be serious — and be ready to take a tough stance with all parties, including Israel — or stay home....

    Hindi Section

    Organ Donation Is What Is Called Sadqa Jariyah, Continuous Charity, in Islam  आर्गन डोनेशन (अंग दान) इस्लाम में सदका ए जारिया
    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

    अंगों का दान आधुनिक सर्जरी का एक बड़ा उपहार हैl पिछले ज़माने में इस प्रकार का दान बिलकुल असंभव थाl अंगों का दान सभी धर्मों सहित इस्लाम में भी जायज हैl अधिक यह कि इस काम में बड़ा अज्र (इनाम) भी हैl एक मानव निर्मित ट्रांस्पलांट प्राकृतिक आर्गन ट्रांसप्लांट का विकल्प कभी नहीं हो सकताl

    Islamic Ideology

    Islam Is a Pro- Market Religion with a Pro-Capitalism Ideology
    Inas Younis

    For Islam is an ideology that stands apart from its adherents in the same way that capitalism is a social system which stands apart from those who commit crimes it its name. Islam is a pro- market religion with a pro-capitalism ideology. The principles and spirit of capitalism took root in Islamic civilization long before the seeds were even planted in Europe. Long before there was Adam Smith there was the father of modern economics, Ibn Khaldun. And long before there was John Locke there was Ibn Tufyl, who is said to have heralded in the scientific revolution....

    Islamic Personalities

    "O son of freed slaves, is this your justice that you keep your own daughters and slave maids veiled while the daughters of the Prophet of Allah are being paraded from place to place exposed." "You have dishonoured us by unveiling our faces. Your men take us from town to town where all sorts of people, whether they be residents of the hills or of riversides have been looking at us." "The near as well as the remote ones, the poor as well as the rich, the low as well as the high – all casting their glances at us while our position is such that there is no male relative of ours to render us help or support."...

    Islamic World News

    Not Too Long Ago, Sunnis Joined Shias in Mourning Imam Hussain’s Martyrdom

    Afghan Shiite Community Brace for Attacks Ahead Of Ashura Holy Day

    If Muslims Are Unwanted, Then There Is No Hindutva: RSS Chief

    Slovakia's Deplorable Move to Criminalise Islam

    Indonesia Exports Religious Take On Family Planning

    Islamophobic Graffiti Should Trigger Hate-Crime Probe, Muslim Group Says



    Minister Suggests Turning Council of Islamic Ideology into Fatwa Authority

    South Asia

    Afghanistan Arrests over Two Dozen Daesh Terrorists Ahead Of Ashura


    Muslim Ekta Manch Is Fanning Communal Tensions Giving Impetus to Right-Wing Groups


    UK To Announce Support for Victims of Sexual Violence in Myanmar

    Southeast Asia

    Malaysia’s Inaction on Child Brides a Green Light to Paedophiles, Says Lawyers for Liberty

    North America

    Trump Creates Biodefence Committee To Protect US From Bio-Terrorism

    Arab World

    Syrian Rebel Official Says Idlib Deal ‘Ends Assad’s Dream of Total Control’

    Hezbollah Names Beirut Street after Rafiq Hariri Assassin


    Fierce Battles over Past 10 Days in Yemen Result in Death of 1,300 Houthis

    Houthis Refuse UN Envoy Efforts to Start Peace Talks in Geneva


    Senior Boko Haram Leader Reportedly Killed by Allies

    Boko Haram Violence Spikes in Nigeria's Northeast

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Saudi Women Put On Boxing Gloves for Sporting Glory, Self-Defense

    Iranian Mother 'Marched Teenage Daughter to GP for A Virginity Test after Finding Her with Secret Boyfriend'

    Hyderabad: Students Deplore Forced Burqa Removal

    Pakistani Women Use Internet To Smash Patriarchy And Be Free

    Baha'i Women Continue To Get Deprived Of Education In Iran

    European Rights Court Slams Belgium on Headscarf Issue

    161 Saudi Women Get Training In Aviation Security

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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    Islamic Society

    Darul Qazas or Sharia Courts: Why both must be Opposed?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    It must be underlined though that equating this with something like a Sharia court is clearly a misnomer. Courts have the ‘power’ to adjudicate over issues; the Darul-Qaza will have no such power and as such will be more like arbitration councils. To be fair to the AIMPLB, such quasi-judicial bodies do exist in other communities, such as the Khap Panchayats in Western Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. In some tribal areas, these bodies even have legal recognition. Thus, the establishment of Darul Qaza may well within be the ambit of law. Demanding for a ban on Darul Qazas while remaining silent on Khaps is clearly hypocritical. It should also be understood that Darul Qazas have been functioning in this country since at least 1972....

    Books and Documents

    Need For Science and Religion to Join Hands In the Study of Nature

    The first of these is Para Vidya (higher knowledge). The other is Apara Vidya (lower or ordinary knowledge)—in other words, spiritual and material knowledge respectively. God is the source of these two forms of knowledge and man should acquire both. This paradigm can be of considerable benefit in the study of nature. It recognizes that nature has two aspects: material and spiritual (composed of conscious entities or living beings). In this paradigm, God or the Supreme Being is the Cause of all causes....

    Islam and Politics

    The Jinnah Redux in AMU; This Time as a Farce
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Muslim society is increasingly convinced that it needs to police the behaviour of its members. Certainly one cannot hope for freedom and democracy within the wider society without championing these values within one’s own community. What is more worrisome is the Muslim anxiety to define itself solely as a theological community. If theology starts marking the boundaries of behaviour, the language of rights becomes the first casualty and the communities only stultify further.  There are enough problems which AMU should worry about. A few students drinking beer and showing it off during Ramzan should be the least of its worries....

    Spiritual Meditations
    Home’s Not Permanent Here
    Roshan Shah, New Age Islam

    “The fact of the matter is that we—all of us—are just tenants in this world. We reside here for a while—maybe 70 or 80 years or whatever—and then our ‘lease’ expires and we have to vacate the world. And then off we go we don’t know where! That makes us like temporary tenants here, doesn’t it? Some people’s ‘tenancy’ may be for just a few years. Others are longer-term tenants, but they’re tenants all the same!”...

    Islamic Society

    Economic Principles for an Islamic Society Laid Down In Quran Can Lead to a Society Based On Justice, Equality and Economic Prosperity
    S. Arshad, New Age Islam

    Quran also condemns corruption and those who practice it and enjoins on Muslims not to indulge in corruption. Quran asks Muslims not to take away the property of the orphans or weak people and not to substitute mean quality ingredients for good ones and not to devour things meant for the orphans and the poor. Quran also discourages hording of wealth and good depriving the people of their share in it. “To orphans restore their property (When they reach their age), nor substitute (your) worthless things for (their) good ones; and devour not their substance (by mixing it up) with your own. For this is indeed a great sin”.(Al Nisa: 2) “Those who unjustly eat up the property of orphans, eat up a Fire into their own bodies” Al Nisa: 10)...

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Kashmir Is Too Diverse, Too Multicultural A Land To Turn Into A Radical Islamist State
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    Now that the long-cherished opportunity of peace and reconciliation in form of ceasefire has been opened up, something otherwise has to happen. It's about time the mainstream Kashmiri people focused on their lost heritage—Kashmiriyat—the greatest gift of Rishi-Sufi tradition in the mystics’ land. In fact, ultimately, Kashmir is too diverse, too multicultural a land to turn into a radical Islamist state. Thus, this visit of the Home Minister seems to go down well after a long and fierce political turmoil in the valley....

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    Current Affairs

    Obstacles to Freedom of Speech and Choice in India Need to Be Dismantled
    M.D. Nalapat

    Wahhabis regard as blasphemy any deviation from the line taken by them on events and personalities, and so do those who have driven away the writings of A.K. Ramanujan from college shelves because he gave a version of the Ramayana different from that favoured by self-appointed “protectors” of the name of Lord Ram. By such actions, they are belittling the glory of one of the greatest figures in history, a life that ought to be taught in every school in India for the insights it offers. The historical reputation of Lord Ram does not need such epigones as its champions....

    Islam and Spiritualism
    What Ramadan Teaches Me Every Year!
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    What Ramadan Teaches Me Every Year!
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    Religious fasting traditions- from Ramadan to Ekadasi to Yom Kippur and Lent -are meant to relieve believers from many avoidable mundane compulsions, helping them replenish their spirituality, remember the poor, give up bad habits, make amends for moral deficiencies and get closer to their faith. The most prominent among these spiritual fasting customs is Ramadan. Islam does not have a tradition of monasticism. Instead observant Muslims become ascetics during Ramadan every year. For them it is a month of sacred abstemiousness….

    Islam and Spiritualism
    Charity beyond Mere Economics
    Sheesha He, New Age Islam

    And charity doesn’t have to stop at human beings. We can be charitable to other forms or species of life too. Giving a biscuit to a hungry dog, watering a thirsty plant or picking up an insect on a path so that no one stamps it are some ways for us to be charitable. Deciding to eat a little less for one day a week or consciously reducing our electricity consumption can be an act of charity towards the Earth by consuming less of its bounties....

    Islamic Ideology

    'Only In the Remembrance of God Is the Solace of Hearts' (Quran13:28)
    Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam

    A great Sufi Imam Abul Qasim Qushairi writes in his book, “There are two types of remembrance; the remembrance of the tongue and the remembrance of the heart. The continual remembrance of the tongue eventually brings the servant to the remembrance of the heart. The true effect, however, lies in the remembrance of the heart. If the servant is able to perform remembrance with both his tongue and his heart, he has achieved perfection in both his personal state and his wayfaring.”...

    Books and Documents
    Why Science Does Not Disprove God
    Roshan Shah, New Age Islam

    Why Science Does Not Disprove God

    Aczel doesn’t claim that he has convincingly proved the existence of God—but that isn’t his purpose here. What he seeks to show—and this he does impressively—is that science has not proven the non-existence of God. He doesn’t deny that religion as a human institution can have its flaws. “But”, he explains,  “God—a power well outside our ability to comprehend, transcending the creation of the universe we see around us—may well exist, and science has not, and will not, disprove it.”....

    Islam and Politics

    No Party Needs To Be ‘Pro-Muslim: Being Secular and Abiding By The Constitutional Obligations is Enough To Win Muslim Votes
    Zakia Soman

    Actually, no party needs to be ‘pro-Muslim’ to win Muslim votes. It would be enough if they are secular and abide by their constitutional obligations to all citizens and communities. It is clear that politically Muslims were abandoned long ago. Perhaps counting on the Congress to alleviate the situation in the face of the Hindutva onslaught would be giving false hope to a beleaguered community....

    Spiritual Meditations
    Parting Words to a Dying Friend
    Heesha She, New Age Islam

    Some days later—this was after Resha had died—Muno’s mind turned to the events of that day at the hospital. He was ashamed at his behaviour: offering those meaningless words as sham consolation to his dying friend. What had prevented him from saying to Resha those things about God that had come into his mind as he was parting from him, words that might have been of invaluable help in Resha’s journey to the other world?....

    Islamic Ideology

    Islamic Postulates of Ijtihad (Rethinking) And ‘Ismah’ (Infallibility) And Intellectual Disagreements of the Prophet’s Companions In Light Of the Battle of Camel - Part 1
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    According to the canonical rule in the Islamic jurisprudence, if a Muslim has the ability to carry out Ijtihad, he needs not to comply with the Ijtihad of any other Mujtahid (one who carries out Ijtihad). Next to the Qur'an and the Sunnah, Ijtihad has the most pivotal role to play in the Islamic rulings and edicts. Unlike the first two primary sources of the Shari'ah, which discontinued at the demise of the Prophet (pbuh), Ijtihad is a continuing process of intellectual thinking, creative re-thinking and brainstorming on contemporary issues and matters of religion. But it is allowed only for those who have a scholastic aptitude for deriving meanings and extracting rulings from the texts of Qur’an and Hadith....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    How Islamism Was Devised by Western and Regional Islamic Countries To Accomplish their Political Ends: The Islamic Theology of Counter Terrorism - Part 1
    Noor Dahri

    The Islamist ideology (Political Islam) was now at its peak; Islamist militants from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were granted multiple visas of the western countries including the UK and the USA. They were invited to not only give sermons on Jihad in local mosques but were allowed to build their mosques, seminaries and social or charitable organisations on the western soils. The official sermons from the western leaders were given in favour of the militants and meetings were arranged between the American President, the UK Prime Minister and the militant leaders....

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    'Make Revolutionary Changes in the Islamic Theology of Consensus to Fight Jihadism': Sultan Shahin Asks Muslim Nations at UNHRC in Geneva
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    Sixteen years after 9/11, the issue of Jihadi terrorism has become even more complex and widespread.

    First, though Jihadism is a violent offshoot of Wahhabism and Salafism, the international community has allowed the fountainhead of Wahhabi/Salafi ideology to continue to spend tens of billions of dollars to Wahhabise the world Muslim community.

    Second, we recently saw with horror, but without any protest from the international community, the sight of a UN-designated terrorist, with a ten-million-dollar bounty on his head, launch a political party and nominate another US-designated terrorist to contest democratic elections in Pakistan. Apparently, some countries can ignore UN directives with impunity.

    Third, the Muslim community has failed to grasp that Jihadism spread so rapidly around the world because at its core it is not very different from the theology of consensus that informs the religious beliefs and practices of all Muslim sects. That is why Jihadis are not impressed when we Muslims either proclaim that Islam is a religion of peace and pluralism or when we try to wash our hands off Jihadism by claiming that it has nothing to do with Islam. If we Muslims want to live as honourable citizens in the 21st century’s globalised world, we must rethink our consensus theology in all its dimensions and make revolutionary changes to bring it in line with the needs of present times....

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