• Supremacism seems to be the bane of almost all Muslim sects. Religious belief without humility is a devilish enterprise.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Maulana Wahiduddin Khan's tafsir is remarkably free from regressive and closed-minded thinking.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Saudi atrocities in Yemen and Chinese brutality in Xinjiang have drawn international outrage. "Where is the Muslim rage?" is an idle and ummah-ist question.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Good article Kaniz sahiba. Relevant portions from the Quran havc been quoted to prove the point. Islam is indeed the religion of peace and co-existence....
    ( By arshad )
  • Back in 1971, the entire OIC and even Indian muslim leadership supported Pakistani genocide of millions of muslims ( and hindus ) in Bangladesh.
    ( By Shan Barani )
  • Very good and informative article. But whether the world will end within the time frame of the next three to eight years, if .....
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • I just read Maududi's persuasive writings on "The Qadiani problem". It would appear that the Qadiani brought the disaster upon themselves. They....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • For example, if you are Hanfi, that is follow Imama Abu Hanifa and a cat falls in your well and the Hanafi Imam tells you ...
    ( By arshad )
  • Who is talking about the "lynchings" genocide/cleansing of Kashmiri Hindus in muslim majority Kashmir? No one Do unto others as you wish them to do ...
    ( By indiewater )
  • Samnakey sb has raised the question of sectarianism which has been discussed a number of times on this webiste though with a different angle. Sectarianism ...
    ( By arshad )
  • I once asked a man, do you remember exactly word by word what I said to you one year ago on a particular topic? ...
    ( By arshad )
  • Regarding sectarians and cultists, the Quran is very clear: "Their affair is with God." So let us stay out of it. All....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • The definition of Islam is submission to God and that of a Muslim is one who does submit to God and His religion. Christianity, Judaism.....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Islamophobia is not without a foundation as I have explained in my article: Islam's Relationship With The Rest Of The Word - The Current Problem ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Boris Johnson is not an Islamophobe. Nor is the burqa central to the debate on Islamophobia. The burqa attracts....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • A woman covering her bosom for modesty, is also an act of religious devotion, as in doing so, she is conforming to the following command ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • "choose to practice hijab as an act of religious devotion ”. That is where I part company my dear clever Lady. Hijab is modern fashion....
    ( By Skepticle )
  • The burqa has also become a symbol of defiance and a symbol of protest and many of the western....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • @ by Meera, “Women in Islam surely can exercise their rights to be expressive about their concerns.” with dark covered faces as abasement and ignominy for ...
    ( By Skepticle )
  • If u dont believe in the finality of prophethood of muhammad... Ur belief is un islamic... Then even if u write beautiful tafseer, or pray ...
    ( By Irfan Magray )
  • Profet Muhammad (pub) is the last, no profet after him. Those who beleive other as profet....
    ( By Zakariya Muhammad )
  • I too think the Crown Prince is a fraud. No real reforms can be expected from him.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Islamophobia is not just criticism of Islam. Islamophobia is a political maneuver to increase the fear and suspicion of Muslims in order to...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Rather than camouflaging real issues in the garb of Islamophobia, we need to address them. Women in Islam surely can exercise their....
    ( By Meera )
  • The author has difficulty making a distinction between defending a Muslim's right to practice a dress code or whatever and defence of the practice....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Supplement to the Article The meaning of “Signs of the Hour” in the Quran is “the condition of the world around the.....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Nene sahib dooya khoolun pahacha ahay. Hay sagday rajneeta ahay koonhee koonacha bhala karu shakat naheen. Excuse me if my Marathi is not correct...
    ( By Zamiruddin )
  • Meghashyam Nene But why do you want to remove BJP which giving liberty to your women.
    ( By Meghashyam Nene )
  • Belief in the Hereafter and therefore in the Hour of Judgment to come, are fundamental to Islam. Allah has provided by the example of ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Hats Off would rather have the religion and law of Satan prevail!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • "The influence of Christian and Jewish beliefs in the shaping of....
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • "...make the religion and law of Allah prevail.."? how peaceful and tolerant.
    ( By hats off! )
  • All "end of time" scenarios are basically fairy tales and do not deserve our attention. Religions must be judged....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • The fact that most progressive Muslims and even many traditionalists either reject 4:34 or get a very benign meaning out of it seems to have ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Neither hard sell nor spin is required to discuss 4:34 and the so called sword verses....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • hard sell and tail spins have been indispensable to extracting women's liberation from 4.34, peace from the sword verses. in short you need a forty volume....
    ( By hats off! )
  • For America both Saudi Arabia and Israel are above all criticism. Human rights be damned
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Trump is another brute in the mould of a fire and brimstone takfiri Mullah. The tragedy is that he is president of the most powerful ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
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    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • American imposed sanctions represent a fusion of neoimperialism with mafioso bullying.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )

    Current Affairs

    Can Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Government Achieve Equal Rights for Women
    Amir Hussain

    As the primary institution of cultural cohesion, the family has been of particular concern to moralists. They view this socially-evolved institution as a means of leading a moral and ethical life. There is no scientific and historical explanation to the disintegration of families in the urban areas of the country in particular. Even in rural and tribal areas, the extended family is losing its cultural moorings in favour of nuclear families with increased exposure to modern life. ...

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Women in the Quran – Concluding Part: Verse 4:34 of the Quran Has Been Called the ‘DNA of Patriarchy’
    Carla Power

    A top Islamic scholar, an inspiration to champions of women’s rights, a military commander riding on camelback, and a fatwa-issuing jurist, Aisha’s intellectual standing and religious authority were astonishing, by the standards of both our own time and hers. Aisha is not the only wife of Muhammad whose life explodes notions of what constitutes a “traditional” Muslim woman. Khadija ran a caravan business in Mecca. A wealthy and successful trader, she was also a twice-widowed single mother, fifteen years Muhammad’s senior, and his boss.....

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    Research Has Shown That Sharia Councils Are Approached Voluntarily and Are Often Progressive
    Faizan Mustafa

    Her primary finding is that it is a faulty presumption that only Muslims use Sharia courts as an adjudicatory mechanism. Her detailed ethnography of adjudication shows that different kinds of adjudicatory bodies including Sharia courts, caste councils, sect councils, civil society organisations etc, do adjudicate in family disputes. Sharia courts are the norm and not an exception....

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    Dr. Qaiser Shamim, New Age Islam

    The lack of political wisdom in announcing it when Lok Sabha elections are nearing, has given yet another issue to BJP to divert attention, whose government has failed to keep its election promises and is faced with general discontent. The timing of the announcement is significant because earlier, just weeks before the UP assembly elections, the Board, in its press conference at the Press Club of Delhi, had announced a countrywide agitation beginning from Lucknow.  A sizable section of Muslims have been accusing the Board for providing fuel to the Sangh Parivar on such occasions....

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    Mumbai: NGO Seeks Hostel for Muslim Girls

    Silicon Valley Sets Out a Path for Saudi Women High-Flyers

    Instant Triple Talaq Outlawed But Triple Talaq Still Valid, Here Is the Difference

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    Anti-Triple Talaq Crusader Nida Khan to Join BJP

    Syrian Women Face Heat, Harassment While Picking Jordan's Crops

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    Spiritual Meditations

    On the one hand is the temptation to compromise on the issue of right and wrong to avoid hurt feelings. On the other is the temptation to correct the wrong with total disregard to the fact that one might be insulting or injuring the other person. While we may see these extreme attitudes in people who seem to be poles apart in terms of their practice of religion, both stem from the same narrow vision of religion that holds our dealings with others as worldly affairs, outside the realm of Islam!...

    Urdu Section

    The First Ten Days of Dhil-Hijja and Issues of Qurbani  ذی الحجہ کا پہلا عشرہ اور مسائل قربانی
    Mohammad Najeeb Qasmi, New Age Islam

    قربانی کی حقیقت:قربانی کا عمل اگرچہ ہر امت کے لئے رہا ہے جیساکہ اللہ تعالیٰ کا ارشاد ہے: ہم نے ہر امت کے لئے قربانی مقرر کی تاکہ وہ چوپائیوں کے مخصوص جانوروں پر اللہ کا نام لیں جو اللہ تعالیٰ نے عطا فرمائے۔ (سورۃ الحج ۳۴) لیکن حضرت ابراہیم اور حضرت اسماعیل علیہما السلام کی اہم وعظیم قربانی کی وجہ سے قربانی کو سنت ابراہیمی کہا جاتا ہے اور اسی وقت سے اس کو خصوصی اہمیت حاصل ہوگئی۔ چنانچہ حضرت ابراہیم اور حضرت اسماعیل علیہما السلام کی عظیم قربانی کی یاد میں اللہ تعالیٰ کے حکم پر حضور اکرم ﷺ کی اتباع میں جانوروں کی قربانی کی جاتی ہے جو قیامت تک جاری رہے گی ان شاء اللہ۔

    Islam and Sectarianism

    Pakistan’s Electoral Conflict Does Not Lie either in Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s Message or the Ahmadiyya Community
    Peter Gottschalk

    During Ghulam Ahmad’s life, Islamic scholars expressed disapproval with other scholars or individual Ahmadis. However, in 1947, after Pakistan was established as a separate Muslim homeland, some Islamic scholars publicly attacked the theology of the Ahmadis. Various politicians harnessed the controversy to their nationalist politics....

    The War Within Islam

    Islam and Islamists in the Naya Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    Remshay Ahmed

    Religious-ethnic violence has dominated the Pakistani landscape for several decades. Every now and then, when an identity crisis of national significance surfaces extra measures by otherwise liberal leaders, sweep in to woo support from the masses. While this clause bodes well with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the state-backed persecution or the silence thereof for the said crimes isn’t warranted....

    Islam and the West

    Unlike Canada, America Has Shied Away From Invoking Human-Rights Issues with the Saudis
    Robin Wright

    Unlike Trump, Canadian leaders have consistently supported the Badawi family. In 2013, a year after Raif Badawi’s arrest, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, of the Conservative Party, granted Badawi’s wife and children political asylum in Canada. This summer, under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, of the Liberal Party, Canada granted them citizenship. After Canada called for the release Saudi Arabia’s peaceful activists, Marie-Pier Baril...

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    Books and Documents

    Atheism’s depressing worldview is in contrast to that of the theistic understanding where death is linked to the hope of being welcomed by a loving God and the possibility of a life of peace and fulfilment in the Hereafter. Unlike atheists, theists believe there’s someone to accompany them in life and death, to pray to and thank for. They also have something to hope for after death....

    Spiritual Meditations

    If there’s still hope for the world, it must have something to do with the fact that there are still good people like Hasan around, who, refusing to being overwhelmed by what  seem like impossible hurdles, turn them into a means for hope and joy for others....

    Islam and Spiritualism

    Divine Help Descends When One Is Determined In His or Her Objective
    Amin Valliani

    The Holy Prophet once said “Al-Kasib, Habibullah” i.e. the worker is Allah’s friend. Islam encourages us to be productive and wants us to disperse throughout the land, seeking the bounty of Allah by working (62:10). All legal and morally permitted fields are open and one should sow the seeds and reap the fruit....

    Books and Documents

    Recognising the Basic Oneness Can Facilitate a More Appreciative Attitude towards Other Faiths

    Recognising this basic oneness can facilitate a more appreciative attitude towards other faiths while also helping us recognise that religion ought to be something that we ourselves embody, in terms of leading an ethical and God-oriented life (reflected in love for God and for all fellow-creatures), rather than just being a set of dogmas to blindly believe in and rituals to mechanically perform....

    Interfaith Dialogue

     This was truly interfaith harmony in action: A Hindu and a Muslim woman bound together by a relationship based on love and mutual service that began more than half a century ago and is still going strong! I don’t think I’d witnessed anything like this before! I don’t suppose Uma and Bibi Jaan have ever heard of the phrase ‘interfaith harmony’, but that’s something they’ve been living out together, over many, many years!...

    Islamic Personalities

    Why Shah Waliullah’s Thesis should be Repudiated by Indian Muslims
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    The Muslim must become puritan in order to relive the supposed lost glory of Islam. For this, purging itself of all accretions and all traces of syncretism was to become the sine qua non of Indian Muslims. As a political project, this tradition continues to this day through the activities of Deobandis, the Ahle Hadees and even the Barelwis. More than anything else, Shah Waliullah’s writings seem to be a fatal recipe for the political future of Muslims in India. ...

    Spiritual Meditations

    It pained him to think of how he had so much of his life trying to reform others but with no success. One day, tired of these haunting memories, he turned to God and poured out his heart: “Lord, I’ve wasted my entire life! Trying to change others while never once thinking of changing myself only made me a very bitter person—and it didn’t help make others any better. My desire to change others made people avoid me, and it completely ruined my family.”...

    Islamic World News

    Taliban Defeated by the Quiet Strength of Pakistan's Buddha

    Saudi Arabia Scholar’s Moot Declarers Taliban War in Afghanistan ‘Haram’

    Muslim Personal Law Board Member Says Bitcoins Are against Islamic Law

    Sri Lankan Islamic Centre Condemns Ban on Female Circumcision as ‘Affront’

    Muslim Group Wants Gov’t to Act Against ‘Religious Provocations’

    Jerusalem Mufti: Muslim Who Sells Land to Jews ‘Traitor to Islam’



    Thousands of Pakistanis Attend Funeral of Anti-Taliban Politician

    Arab World

    Saudi Bid to Protect Pre-Islamic Sites Upends Religious Dictates


    Viral Test Busts Posts about Muslim Board "Demanding" Another Partition

    South Asia

    Taliban Reacts in Panic As Religious Scholars End 2-Day Conference on Afghanistan

    Southeast Asia

    Indonesia’s Atheists Fear Jail and Persecution in an Officially Multi-Religious Nation


    Turkish Forces ‘Neutralize’ 18 PKK Terrorists in Turkey, Hit Their Bases in Iraq


    UK Commission to Probe Output Of ‘Intellectual’ Extremists

    Bosnian Muslims to Bury 35 Srebrenica Massacre Victims


    Boko Haram: Court Jails Sect Leaders, 110 Members

    North America

    Congress Weighs Terror Label for Muslim Brotherhood

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    Islam and Politics

    Can the Proposed World Council of Muslim Minorities correct the stereotypical image of Islam?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Then there are Muslim minority contexts which are in the form of historically established communities who have been living together with other communities for centuries. India is an obvious example. Yet, over the years, owing to a number of factors, there has been a growing alienation of the Muslim minority communities. Some reasons for this are internal: there is increasing reliance on particular readings of religious texts which is weaning Muslims away from their shared cultural contexts. But the problem is also from the outside: increasing Islamophobia has meant that Muslims have come to be considered as untrustworthy and their religion as the epitome of backwardness....

    Islam and Politics

    Muhammad Asad’s Idea Of An Islamic State: Presidential Form Of Government Not Khilafat Compatible With Islam In The Modern Age
    S. Arshad, New Age Islam

    Muhammad Asad asks Muslims to take resort to Ijtihad in the formulation of the new Shariah taking into consideration all the necessities and needs of the time and the challenges faced by the modern-day Muslims rather than sticking to Fiqhi deductions made one thousand years ago by the scholars of that time. He says that God wants Muslims to be a thinking community asking in Quran numerous times to think, to ponder and to do research. In other words Quran does not want Muslims to be parrots or a nation devoid of creative thinking....

    Books and Documents

    A Powerful Rebuttal of Atheists’ Claims

    Writing from the American context, but making a point that has much broader relevance, Isaacs says, “Today, the doors are open in our society to remove God from everything. Evolutionary theory now unapologetically asserts that human life had no creator or designer, and that our lives on Earth serve no designer’s purpose—we are simply accidents of nature”. Materialist evolutionists think there’s no God, no ultimate foundation for ethics, and no ultimate meaning to life.....

    Islamic Society
    Why Saudi Reforms are a Sham
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Why Saudi Reforms are a Sham
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    If he is really serious about bringing reforms, then it must start with a deep introspection rather than blaming someone else. And one of the first questions that he needs to ask is how the pernicious ideology of Wahhabism has very nearly destroyed the soul of his country. From the looks of it, one can only say that he is not ready to question anything related to the Wahhabi superstructure. Till the time that happens, MBS and his reforms should only be understood as a mere sham. There comes a time in any nation’s present when it is confronted with its own history. Very often, the present offers two possible ways to deal with the situation: either

    Books and Documents

    Recounting 557 Days of Being Held Captive By Terrorists in War-Torn Yemen

    “...[A]fter  I was released and reached home safe, I realized that my mission is to be a witness to the fact that THE LORD ALIVE HEARS OUR PRAYERS AND THAT HE WOULD SURELY ANSWER THEM IN HIS OWN GOOD TIME. I realize that I am a living proof that our God still loves us and cares for us. The One who knew me before I was born, formed me in my mother’s womb and called me to follow Him closely is ever at my side, strengthening me. My whole life has been an experience of His presence walking side by side with me.”...

    Spiritual Meditations

    This situation places an enormous responsibility on people who insist on appearing in public in this distinct manner—for, now they are responsible, in a major way, for the reputation that their religion and community has among others. How they behave in public will play a major role in shaping how others look at their religion and community. It is likely that people who see them will associate their behaviour with the religion that they claim to follow and to their community....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Why Should an Academic Course on Islamist Terror Rile Muslims?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    We need to differentiate between Islamic and Islamist: the latter only attests the political use of Islam to capture state power where violence is indeed one of the many options. Isn’t this the ultimate aim of Islamists the world over and isn’t it that they have used terror as a method to achieve that end? How do we understand the Taliban and more recently the ISIS except through the lens of Islamist terror? Worldwide, even amongst Muslim scholars, there is now a consensus that it is the ideology of Islamism which needs to be resisted....

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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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