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  • Now Hats Off attacks the Quran! He is as literalistic a reader of the Quran as any mullah, the only difference...
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  • Is Sharia law a man-made law or a revelation from Allah that wives do not share the same divorce right as their husbands? Under Sharia law, ...
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    Though triple Talaq is invoked in vanishingly few real-life cases, it is clear that the practice is unjust. Already more than 20 Muslim-majority countries, including neighbouring Pakistan and Bangladesh, have either banned it or devised Sharia-compliant marriage contracts to work around it. India, with the world’s third-largest Muslim population, has failed to catch up....

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    The ‘Shariahfication’ of Indonesia has occurred at a time when the country is emerging as an inspiring example of the successful transition to democracy. On the one hand, elections have been conducted in the country every five years since 1999 while on the other the Muslim vote bank has shrunk progressively with every fresh round of general elections. This appears to be paradoxical – especially when the current scholarship on Indonesia holds ‘Islamist’ parties responsible for moving Indonesia towards Islamisation....

     
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    We must ensure that the barbarism we see in Syria and Iraq is rooted out. We must show that we stand ready to confront terror swiftly and decisively wherever and whenever it manifests itself. We must never surrender. It is up to all of us at the summit to forge this partnership and prove, once and for all, that there is no clash of civilizations between the Muslim world and the West.....

     
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    Urdu Section

    جو لوگ ہندو راشٹر کی بات کرتے ہیں اور آگ سے کھیل رہے ہیں ۔ انہیں سمجھنا چاہئے کہ ہندوستانی مسلمانوں کی اکثریت نے جناح کے مجوزہ پاکستان کو مسترد کردیا تھا اور گاندھی ،نہرو ، آزاد کے پیچھے آہنی دیوار بن گئے۔ انہیں یقین تھاکہ ہندوستان سب کا ملک ہے۔ایک بات اور دھیان دینے کی ہے۔ صدیوں قبل اسلامی مجتہدین نے اسٹیٹ کے بارے میں دو تصور دیے تھے : دارالاسلام اور دارالحرب ، مگر ہندوستانی علماء نے ملک کی ساخت کو مد نظر رکھتے ہوئے تیسری اصطلاح وضع کی اور ہندوستان کو دارالامن قرار دیا ۔ یہ ہندوستانی مسلمانوں کے عقیدہ میں شامل ہوگیا کہ ہندوستان دارالامن ہے۔ انہوں نے جنا ح کا تقسیم والا ایجنڈا دیوار پر مار دیا۔

     
    Urdu Section

    Triple Talaq: Court Hearing and Our Vision  تین طلاق: کورٹ میں سماعت اور ہماری بصارت
    Mansoor Agha

    جن اصحاب نے طلاق ثلاثہ کے حق میں مہم چلائی، ہم ہر گزان کی نیت پر شک نہیں کرتے۔ لیکن یہ کہتے ہوئے ڈر لگتا ہے شاہ بانو کیس سے لے کر تا حال جو روش اختیار کی گئی ہے اس نے ملت کو ایسے مقام پر لاکھڑا کیا ہے جس میں اکیلے شدید مایوس کے سوا کچھ ہاتھ آتا نظر نہیں آتا ۔ یہ صورت حال بدل سکتی ہے اگر مسلم پرسنل لا بورڈاپنی حالیہ اپیل کو پیش نظر رکھ کر سابقہ رائے سے عدالت میں رجوع کرلے۔ اور قرآنی احکامات کے مطابق مسودہ قانون تیار کر کے عدالت میں پیش کردے۔

     
    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    From Afghan Hideout, Kerala Jihad Leader Calls Faithful to Caliphate
    Praveen Swami

    Abdulla lashed out at mainstream Indian Muslim leaders who, he argued, were misleading their flock by condemning the Islamic State as illegitimate. “Muslim leaders in India claim that it is possible for Muslims to practise their faith 100% in India: we can pray, fast, go for hajj, and so on”, he said. “But the hypocrite Islamic scholars stay silent on the Quranic commandment for Muslims to engage in offensive jihad. They know that the Prophet went with weapons and conquered the whole of the Arabian Peninsula. The Islamic State follows the example of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina, yet these so-called scholars criticise it”. “Islam spread by the sword — not by peace”, Abdulla said. “The critics of Islam, ironically, speak the truth, while the so-called Islamic scholars do not. The Prophet Muhammad, the Caliph Abu Bakr Siddiq, and those that followed them, conquered the world by the sword, not by doing Dawah [proselytisation]”.....

    Islam and Science

    To start with, it challenges our intelligence about our existence in pre-life form when it says, “Do not man remember that We created him before, while he was naught (nothing, non-existent)?” (19:67). T his verse clearly points at existence in non-life form. What was that non-life form? Quran puts it in chronological order by saying: (1) “He created you of dust,” (30:20) corresponding to the initial phase of earth when its atmosphere was filled only with dust. (2) “We created man from sounding (noisy) clay,” (15:26)....

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    For the Muslim nation as a whole, which considers Saudi Arabia, the cradle of Islam and the birth place of Messenger Muhammad, a samite, cannot by any stretch of imagination be branded as anti-Semitic. That would be thoroughly blasphemous. Therefore to say that Muslims, as followers of the faith Islam are anti-Semitic is compounding the felony since they, just as the Jews claim to be of the “nation of Ibrahim” because they follow the faith established by Aba Abraham, long before Moses and Muhammad were born....

    Interfaith Dialogue

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    “In most scriptures, the prophecies about the end of the age are well-written. If you’ve studied different scriptures, you would have found many common teachings in the prophecy”. For example, Prophets in many religions taught people that the law of the truth will be powerless and wickedness will increase at the end of the age. It also includes the corruption of the religious world. When this will happen, heaven will send a person to save the righteous, for example: Maitreya in Buddhism, Kalkin in Hinduism and Jesus in Christianity”. …

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    Polygyny, which finds mention just once (4:3) in the Quran, is one of the most misunderstood concepts of Islamic law. It has been abused over the centuries by Muslim men without appreciating the spirit behind its exceptional sanction, which is clearly contextualised in the historical conditions of the time when a large number of women were widowed and children orphaned as Muslims suffered heavy casualties in defending the nascent Islamic community in Medina.....

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    An Attempt to Understand Ahmadiyyas
    Asif Merchant, New Age Islam

    It is true that in many ways, Muslims are being led astray by those who should be guiding them on the right path. New Age Islam also has the same mission in its own way. Surely this cannot disqualify Ahmadiyyas from being accepted as Muslims. Most of the opponents of Ahmadiyyas are those who seem to have gone astray. Even someone like Abubakar Baghdadi is accepted as a Muslim, though what he stands for is the complete opposite of what the Holy Prophet taught. Mainstream Muslims should rethink the whole issue and try to form an independent judgement about Ahmedis....

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    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    Some of them even make a mockery of the Sufi denomination, blatantly emboldening the sectarian war-mongers in the country. A fatwa-factory declaring the Sufi practices as 'Haram' (forbidden in Islam), 'Bid’at' (un-Islamic innovation) and 'Mushrikana Rasm' (heretical practice) can be seen in the mainstream Urdu media in Pakistan, let alone the social networking sites. This is how the country's Urdu media is radicalising the common Muslim viewers and readers who are already influenced by the sectarian tendencies....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Will Turkey Become another Pakistan?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Will Turkey Become another Pakistan?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    The regularity with which terrorists are able to attack key cities in Turkey is alarming. The previous year saw more than 25 terror attacks in different parts of the country including Ankara and Istanbul. Most of these attacks have been attributed to Islamist terrorism but then even the erstwhile secular formation like the Kurdistan Workers’ Party is not unknown to have used terror tactics. The latest attack yesterday on a nightclub in Istanbul is just one more in a series of such attacks. It is not clear whether there were multiple attackers involved but surely the analysis is veering around the consensus that it seems to be the handiwork of the ISIS. ...

    Interfaith Dialogue

    Why It’s Not Wrong to Wish Muslims Merry Christmas
    Mustafa Akyol

    Nonetheless, Islam and Christianity share a lot in their adoration for Isa and Maryam, Jesus and Mary. Muslims are in fact the only non-Christians on earth who believe that Jesus was born of a virgin. For centuries, Muslims have taken this as a literal truth. Medieval exegetes of the Quran debated details like how God’s spirit was “breathed” into Mary, taking as truth that the virgin birth was an act of God.....

    Islamic Society

    How to Construct a Liberal Islam - Concluding Part
    Akbar Ganji

    The Prophet is a model for the Muslims by ratifying the reasonable customs of his own era. He is not a model for terrifying people and spreading Islamophobia, which brings nothing for Muslims but losses and harms. As discussed, there are many verses in the Quran that, subject to new and modern interpretations, are completely compatible with John Rawls’ liberalism. This means that there are secular and liberal interpretations of the Islamic teachings that are more compatible with the true spirit of the, as compared to the Islam of fundamentalists....

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    Who Speaks for Islam in India
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Who Speaks for Islam in India
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    The absence of a clear cut hierarchy and an apex body of decision makers has not only produced a crisis of legitimacy but has also made the process of religious reform difficult. It is argued that it would have been much better for the state to deal with a body of Muslims rather than different maslaks and faith orientations within Muslims who have never ending arguments with each other. The problem is that if such an arrangement of power is made within Muslim society, then only the orthodox Ulema will find space within it....

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    The Donald Trump Phenomenon
    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, New Age Islam

    The Donald Trump Phenomenon
    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, New Age Islam

    Muslims believe that the Prophet of Islam is a complete model for them. This complete model, however, is not in terms of superiority of the Prophet, but rather in terms of his offering a guiding example in every matter. Whenever Muslims face a situation, it is their responsibility to search for a corresponding example from the life of the Prophet and then act upon it. If the Prophet is a complete model, then his life must provide a model for Muslims in every circumstance they face. There is indeed a model present in Prophet’s life with regard to the current situation as well....

     
    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Madrasas, Islamism and Terrorism
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Madrasas, Islamism and Terrorism
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    The sophistication that is required for arms training and the knowledge that accompanies such training simply eludes a madrasa graduate. Within their madrasas they are too engrossed in literal textual hair splitting and in repeating a knowledge system which has absolutely no relationship with the present world. When an average madrasa graduate in India cannot locate USA on the world map, then it is too much to expect from him to be involved in the obliteration of America. When average madrasa graduate is taught that it is the Shia and the Ahmadias who are the enemies of Islam, then it is natural that their energy will be channelized in countering them rather than thinking about waging jihad against the Hindus....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    ISIS Hates Our Saint Because He Belongs to Everyone
    Fatima Bhutto

    Before Qalandar arrived here, before Islam came to the subcontinent, Sehwan was known as Shivistan after the Hindu god Shiva. In time, the town’s name was changed, but Sindh has long remained a home to all faiths. At the annual festival of Qalandar, a Hindu and a Muslim family together drape a ceremonial cloth over Qalandar’s grave. A lamp-lighting ceremony reminiscent of Hindu rites is also performed. The shrine in Sehwan was attacked because it belongs to an open, inclusive tradition that some in Pakistan would rather forget than honour....

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    Jamiat Conference and the Mirage of Deobandi Barelvi Truce
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Both these sects are also an institutional organization which means that they run an organized system of mosques and madrasas. If they are really serious about doing something about their differences, then perhaps the first site to start doing this should be the madrasas. After all, it is through the network of madrasas that these differences are forged onto the minds of students and the common Muslims. Why not start by repudiating those texts which denounce the other sect as deviant Muslims....

    Letter to the Editor

    New Year For Islam Or For Judaism Is Something Different; No Doubt Also For A Number Of Other Faith Traditions
    Canon Alan Amos, New Age Islam

    “This new enemy is not a person or a place, it isn’t a country; it is a pure and fearsome ire as widespread as some raw element like fire. I can’t sensibly declare war on fire, or reasonably pretend that it lives in a secret hideout like some comic-book villain, irrationally waiting while my superhero locates it and then drags it out to the thrill of my applause. We try desperately to personify our enemy in this way, and who can blame us? It’s all we know how to do. Declaring war on a fragile human body and then driving the breath from it—that’s how enmity has been dispatched for all of time….”

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Communal Violence against the Bangla Hindus: Will the Mainstream Muslims Combat The Growing ‘Radical Islamist Communalism’?
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    The reason for the fresh vicious attacks on Hindu minority in Bangladesh, as the radical Islamists claim, was the local fisherman’s Facebook post which allegedly ‘denigrated the Ka’aba—the holiest Islamic place of worship. Though the fisherman denied sharing the post and the Police immediately arrested him for ‘hurting religious sentiment’, the religious goons were going haywire brazenly violating the law and order in the country. ....

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