• must be a bunch of rampant terminal islamophobia. or muslim haters. or enemies of islam. the enemies seem to be unending.....
    ( By hats off! )
  • GRD sab, I do not know how to answer your question. Dialogue has been repeatedly proposed and even tried...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • It is sad that Aayina does not understand what others are saying nor can he....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Yes GhulamMohiyuddin sb, Radicalization of some Muslim youth in Kashmir should not come as a surprise. But the question arises: given....
    ( By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi )
  • While considering the wild speculations of irresponsible scholars two undeniable facts need to be borne in...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • I proof-read the transcript and edited it to reflect the audio precisely. Feel free to use this instead...
    ( By Sufyan Badar )
  • A hypocrate who hated westerners and went in western country for his own health, also a person who saw seeds of hatred towards....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Majority Muslims practice the hate as ordered by Quran, so Muslims do not write hate the letters, they made it accepted that muslims hate...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Ghulam Mohyuddin, Qurand wrong may be right for others, like worshipping idols. So do not impose.,.
    ( By Aayina )
  • Iqbal Husain, due want to follow our Parushram culture and Vedas culture, than we would like to see you as asurs....
    ( By Aayina )
  • God gave man intelligence so that man can himself decide what is right and what is wrong. The Quran bids him to be....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • it is very clear. crystal clear actually. abrogation is a nearly universally accepted principle of tafsir....
    ( By hats off! )
  • @Peer Nizam U Din , @Mubarak Ali M M , Khalilur Rahman , Mohd Danish Syeed , Nizam Elahi , Hasham Bhai Memon , Shafi ...
    ( By Iqbal Husain )
  • Religion is just a ladder to God, above religions. Sams-e-Tabrez and Rumi began from Islam and transcended it. Though fanatics killed Shams...
    ( By Anand Kumar )
  • @Rakesh Singh . have you read about parshuram versus kshatriyas battles in countless kshatriyas...
    ( By Iqbal Husain )
  • We just can't fabricate a sufi. Sufi is totally GOD made. Sofi is friend of GOD...
    ( By Malik Rouf )
  • Having gone the main message and a very long list of comments it seems easy to say Little Knowledge is a Dangerous....
    ( By AbulKhair Zafar )
  • In fact terrorism has grabbed the best part of the world and it has become a global problem. It has emerged out due....
    ( By Abdul Salam )
  • @Khalid Hasnain By keeping that name "New Age" they are trying to create space for distortions and by "Islam" they seem to seek...
    ( By Ahsan Khan )
  • New age Islam , is there any thing like old age Islam ???? Is not it true that Islam will remain...
    ( By Khalid Hasnain )
  • رسول اللہ ﷺ نے فرمایا، ’’اپنی امت کیلئے واحد چیز جس کا مجھے خوف ہے وہ گمراہ رہنما ہیں
    ( By Mas'ud Al-Hyderi )
  • Dear Ghaus, Can you tell us what Quran says if one is disbeliever but does do good deeds, can he be then sent to paradise only ...
    ( By S.S )
  • Naseer sahib, Perhaps while writing comments, you did not put in your mind overall areas of my presentation of the commentary on the verse 4:89. ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • 3/16/2018 8:34:58 PM Ghulam Mohiyuddin “The independent reasoning derived from the Quran” — in other words many clauses in classic jurisprudence ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • It is sad but radicalization of some Muslim youth in Kashmir should not come as a surprise.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Your insights on Kashmir issue are invaluable! Truly conflict resolution is a double- edged sword!! Any...
    ( By Meera )
  • Before the battle of Badr, what was the position of the Muslims? They were persecuted for thirteen years in Mecca, lost their businesses, faced sanctions...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Gulam Moyuddin it same like your Arabic Allah choose all male messenger.'
    ( By Aayina )
  • In the case of early hypocrites, the verses were revealed to guide the Muslims and save them from destructive plan of hypocrisy and oppression but ...
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • The Salafist anti-terror fatwa deserves appreciation. The Sufi-oriented fatwas against terrorism deserve appreciation. As regards the ideological dispute between these two groups claiming ....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Why are all "BEST OF BEFORE" articles written by males?
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Is there no one to table a Fresh Plea in Supreme Court to Declare relation between a boy and....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • "The verses are clear by themselves." Yes, Naseer sir, these verses are clear but some people cunningly present...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • This is a good commentary series.
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Thank you, Sahil Shadab But you can also read the same connotations in my previous articles as well. Please ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Nice work Mr. Siddiqi You are doing a great thing but it should have come much earlier.
    ( By Sahil Shadab )
  • Islam means only peace peace and peaceful. Some one can differentiate own benefits'
    ( By Mohammad Akhtar )
  • Prophet pbuh & his companions are the role model of real Sufis.they follow the command of Quran & Sunnah.jihad in its right ...
    ( By Arshad Andrabi )
  • @Md Mosaib Do not please hide your massacre by quoting thousand year old stories. What is happening in Afghanistan,syriya,iraq,maldeves...
    ( By U.p. Ojha )
  • @UP Ojha What about asaram or you want to hear more and please don't talk about bloodshed I don't want it to hear ...
    ( By Md Mosaib )

    Islam and Politics

    The Duelling States of Palestine
    Shlomi Eldar

    These new methods are unlikely to deter Hamas from carrying out its Nakba Day plans. Demonstrations and clashes will take place in any event, and the only question is how many Palestinians will pay with their lives or limbs so that Hamas leaders can prove to the PLO and Fatah that the Hamas way is the right and effective one. Experience suggests that Hamas will defeat Fatah in in terms of shaping public perceptions, but that the Palestinians themselves will pay a very high price....

    Islam and the West

    Why is NATO Air Force Moving from Turkey to Jordan?
    Andre Vltchek

    ‘Entire countries are being flattened from the military bases, which Jordan is willing to host on its territory; of course, for a hefty fee. Consequently, hundreds of thousands of desperate refugees would continue to flood to this ‘island of stability in the Middle East’, bringing further tens, even hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign aid into the coffers of Amman.’ No industry, production, or hard work is really needed....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    We are teaching the world how to “love thy neighbour.” We are living proof that there is still peace in this world. I have no doubt in my mind that we will continue to inspire people to unite instead of succumbing to ancient stereotypes. So this International Women’s Day, I encourage you to look to the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom as an example of where hope for our country lies: in celebrating our differences as well as our shared humanity,...

    Hindi Section

    Perils of Being a Muslim Male Feminist  मुस्लिम पुरुष के महिला अधिकार का अलमबरदार होने का गंभीर खतरा
    Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander, New Age Islam

    इस्लामी महिला अधिकार की अलमबरदारी (Feminism) एक ऐसा आंदोलन है जिसका उद्देश्य उनके अधिकारों को बहाल करना और इस्लाम की एक लैंगिक निष्पक्ष व्याख्या पेश करना हैl हम इस्लामी महिला अधिकारों की अलमबरदारी (Feminism) या यौन न्याय की बात को छोड़ते हैं इस लिए कि इस्लाम का उद्देश्य ही यही हैl मैं खुद को इस्लाम में लैंगिक न्याय के आंदोलन के साथ जोड़ता हूँl एक औरत को महिला अधिकार की अलमबरदारी (Feminist) के तौर पर पेश करना आसान हैl नहीं! आप यह क्या कह रहे हैं?

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Ahl-e-Hadith Anti-Terror Fatwa: Indian Salafis’ Outcry Against The Daesh—An Offshoot Of The Neo-Khawarij—Is It Effective?
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    While the Salafi fatwa against the ISIS does declare the present-day Islamic caliphate as ‘illegitimate’, ‘self-imposed’ and ‘un-Islamic’, it fails to question the legitimacy of this medieval notion of Islamic caliphate which is irrelevant and antithetical to the 21st century Muslims living in the pluralistic societies. It must have stated in unequivocal terms that any demand for establishing or‘re-establishing’ the caliphate anywhere is not acceptable at any coast.  But worryingly, the medieval notion of Islamic state challenges the nation sates even today. ….

    Islamic World News

    Islam, Reform Should Not Appear In Same Sentence: Diyanet Head

    Fighting Odd Fatwas: Egypt to Rule Out Unlicensed Preachers

    Bangladesh: Why Was Science Fiction Writer Zafar Iqbal Attacked?

    KP Govt Reportedly Oblivious To Thousands of Seminaries across Province: Report

    Indonesia, Kazakhstan Expected To Represent Peaceful Islam

    Muslim MPs in UK Targeted With Suspicious Packages



    Bomb Targets Palestinian PM’s Convoy in Rare Gaza Visit

    Arab World

    Major Plot Twist for Students at Saudi Arabia’s First Cinema School

    South Asia

    Taliban Stops Short Of Rejecting Afghan President’s Peace Plan


    Sikh Marriages to Get Legal Status as PA Likely To Pass Historic Bill Today

    Southeast Asia

    Islamists in Indonesia Flog 'Blasphemous' Christians, Shutter Churches


    EU Calls On Assad Regime to Stop Attacks On East Ghouta


    NIA Chargesheets Four People From Tamil Nadu, Telangana for Links to ISIS

    North America

    Mike Pompeo, Trump’s Pick to Replace Tillerson, Has Long Worried Muslim Advocates

    US Intelligence Official: Gains Against IS in Iraq, Syria Fragile


    Nigeria: Govt Blocks Boko Haram Access to Explosive Devices

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    If Our Jersey Sisterhood of Jews, Muslims Can Bond, So Can the World

    Saudi Women Filmmakers Surpass Men in Number

    Women Boxers Warm Up For Pakistan’s Provincial Games

    Women Moot Concludes with Paigham-e-Pakistan

    At UN, Maleeha highlights role of women in Pakistan

    Security Coordinators in Girls Schools Get Safe Driving Training

    Iran: Zeinab Jalalian Sends IWD Message From Inside Her Cell

    Turkish Minister Touts Female Development At UN Summit

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    Current Affairs
    Ecuador Endangered
    John Seed, New Age Islam

    Ecuador Endangered
    John Seed, New Age Islam

    The tropical Andes of Ecuador are at the top of the world list of biodiversity hotspots in terms of vertebrate species, endemic vertebrates, and endemic plants. Ecuador has more orchid and hummingbird species than Brazil, which is 32 times larger, and more diversity than the entire USA...

    Muslims and Islamophobia

    Rethinking Islamophobia: Race and Racism Are Central To Any Understanding of Islamophobia
    Khaled A Beydoun

    Beyond its popular cover, Islamophobia is everything from law to Hollywood misrepresentations, violent assaults on conspicuous Muslims and innocent bystanders wrongly profiled as Muslims. Islamophobia is all of this, but also far more. It is, above all, a fluidly shifting and intricate system that cannot be reduced to mere "fear or dislike" of Islam and its followers, who occupy a range of distinct stations in society and experience it differently, and for the most vulnerable, disproportionately..... 

    Islam, Women and Feminism
    Women and Math
    Rafia Zakaria

    Women and Math
    Rafia Zakaria

    Women in Muslim countries confront the most obstacles, nearly all of them arbitrary and imposed by men. Long conditioned to expect these kinds of obstacles in their way, they learn to work extra hard, be better than the best and as perfect as possible. The hard sciences and the STEM fields in general, empirical as they are, reveal the fruits of this section of the population that knows they have to be beyond excellent to be taken seriously and to avail themselves of the same opportunities as their male counterparts....

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Madrasa students spend most of their day in rote memorization of the Qur’an in Arabic (this is not their native language, so few understand what they are reading) and interpreting the Hadith. Only theology is taught; there is no math, science, computer training, or secular history.34 The young men at these schools are drawn from the dire poor of the societies they come from, kept in self-contained worlds that are isolated from outside influences, and indoctrinated with a powerful, not-so-academic radical message: their highest honor and duty is to wage jihad to defend Islam from its attackers, and the United States is the chief enemy of Islam…..

    Islam and Spiritualism
    Sufism: A Search for Freedom and Self-Authenticity
    Prof. Henry Francis B. Espiritu, New Age Islam

    Sufism: A Search for Freedom and Self-Authenticity
    Prof. Henry Francis B. Espiritu, New Age Islam

    As I step-up and deepen my readings on Islamic spirituality, I sensed that Sufism as a philosophy and as a movement has strong affinity with those movements that seek human authenticity and freedom: say for example the hippie movements, the counter-culture, the Gypsy lifestyle, and the anti-establishment movements in the 1960s and the 1970s. I really feel that there is a strong similarity between the aspirations of the Sufis of Islam and the hippies and the anti-establishment movements concerning the human person’s freedom and authenticity to choose for himself how to live one’s life in the midst of the nauseating hegemony of the society that forces us into unthinking conformity to conventional conditioning and tyranny of the majority opinion on how to live one’s life.

    Islam and Pluralism

    Tolerance and Pluralism: New Age Islam’s Movement to Propagate Interfaith Dialogue among Muslims and Non-Muslims
    Madrileña de la Cerna

    First a background on the publisher. The New Age Islam website is a progressivist Muslim online institution based in New Delhi, India. It encourages progressive and pluralist thinking among Muslims worldwide by exposing them to news analyses, academic discourses and informed opinions on a variety of social, political, theological and spiritual issues related to Islam. It also provides a platform for debate on contemporary concerns facing Muslims, such as religious extremism, terrorism, peace-making, tolerance, interfaith dialogue and inter-religious relations with other faith-based groups. It brings together reports, features, academic articles and commentaries from a range of academic and journalistic sources, as well as original scholarship on Muslim affairs by experts in Islamic studies....

    Islamic Ideology

    Is It Possible To Logically Derive A Single Meaning Of Every Verse Of The Quran? Or, Does Allah Provide A Level Playing Field To All The People?
    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    There is therefore a vast gulf which is unbridgeable, unless the Muslims believe in the whole of the Quran, and discard the secondary sources for an explanation of the Book. “And those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say: "We believe in the Book; the whole of it is from our Lord:" and none will grasp the Message except men of understanding”. There appear to be very few people of understanding across the spectrum of the “believers” and the “disbelievers”, providing proof thereby, that the playing field is very level indeed for all, and there is little difference among the people, except their deeds. False beliefs are common to all people, and the “believers” equally blaspheme God, their Prophet and their Book with their false beliefs....

    Islam and Politics

    Contesting the Political Islamist Theology: Untenable Theological Justifications For The Corruption, Purge And Religious Persecution In Turkey
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    The pro-government political theologians in Muslim countries have propounded a complete political theology—an exclusivist and totalitarian theology which undermines the democratic, moderate and progressive thoughts flourishing in the liberal Muslim minds. Regrettably, many religionists in those countries are falling prey to this unceasing ideology endangering their lives and stigmatising the religion in general. Unless this retrogressive theology of political hue is contested, there will be no way forward to progressive thinking in Islam in the 21st century. It actually poses a direct ideological threat to the rich spiritual traditions—unity of existence, pluralism and multiculturalism—that Muslims have inherited in various countries.

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Is ISIS Actually Bad? Un-Islamic?
    Pervez Hoodbhoy

    So far ideologically unchallenged, ISIS is now fast increasing its presence across Pakistan and particularly in Balochistan. Even as it loses territory in Iraq and Syria, its propaganda units are trying to create new generations of religious extremists, much as they have done in Europe. Decrying IS as a rogue movement is insufficient to reverse this trend. It is also futile to claim that IS has nothing to do with Islam because its leadership carefully quotes supportive holy doctrines to justify every major atrocity....

    Islam and Politics

    Granted that Love Jihad is a Ruse to Polarise Communities, But Can We Ask What is the Need to Convert in Inter-Faith Marriages?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Instances like Hadiya will keep repeating themselves. And no community is free from blame of putting restrictions on movement of girls, curbing their sexuality and denying their choice of love and marriage. Caste and religious groups have all been guilty of stultifying women because they think that women become ‘astray’ and bring shame to the community and family. The honour killings witnessed in many parts of the country, and those that go unreported emanate from the same problem: viewing women as commodities and as the repository of shame. So while honour resides among men, shame resides in women....

    Islam and Politics

    Decoding The Meanings Of The Medieval Islamic Terminologies ‘Dar-ul-Harb’ And 'Darul Islam' Which Ansar Ghazwa-tul-Hind Has Flogged Off On The Babri Anniversary
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    Scores of structures have already been pulled down in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Mosques, mausoleums and other Islamic structures are being flattened by hordes of religious zealots in these ‘Islamic’ countries day in and day out. But one wonders why the self-styled Muslims’ defenders like Ansar Ghazwa-tul-Hind or other al-Qaida outfits wilfully ignore this wanton travesty of religion and history in the Pak-Afghan region. Why the bully pulpit of the Pakistani and Afghani jihad is silent on the routine attackers on mosques and shrines in Pakistan and Afghanistan? .....

    Islamic Personalities

    Syed Ahmed Khan: When Will We Stop Idolizing Him and Start Engaging With His Ideas?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Syed Ahmed Khan was also indifferent to the education of Muslim women. He made no effort whatsoever from which one can deduce that he viewed the education of Muslim women as a desirable project. It remains a fact that women’s education was a late starter on the campus of Aligarh. Such indifference became active hostility when it came to modern education for lower caste Muslims. Syed Ahmed was positively opposed to educating the Muslim lower castes which formed the majority of Indian Muslim population. He did not think that the lower caste Muslims possessed the required mental faculty to go for higher learning through English language....

    Islamic Ideology

    Quoting Qur’an’s Fighting Verses In Isolation To Promote Violence Or Defame Islam Amounts To Treacherous Misrepresentation Of Its Message Of Peace And Reconciliation
    Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

    Now if a Muslim person of this era quotes 8:60 or 9:5 or 9:13 in isolation disregarding consecutive reconciliatory verses (8:61, 9:6) and their context specificity (9:13) to instigate a group of his followers to commit any form of violence he is likening himself and his followers with the Prophet of Islam and his followers who were the direct recipients of the instructions of these verses. But such selective appropriation of Qur’an’s message to promote violence amounts to treacherous distortion of Qur’anic message....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Had The Hadith Already Asked Muslims 1400 Years Ago Not To Join ISIS?
    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam

    An honest study of the holy Quran and Sunnah demonstrates the fact that terrorist groups like ISIS act in complete disagreement with the injunctions of Islam. The Quran, for example, equates killing of one person to the elimination of all mankind (5:32), and describes persecution and disorder on earth as an even worse offense (2:217). The study of the ahadith [plural of hadith in Arabic] also shows that the beloved Prophet warned us of the evolution of religious extremism and violence 1400 years ago in astonishing detail. For instance, he prophesized that a time would come when nothing would remain of the true spiritual essence of Islam except the word ‘Islam’, nothing of the Quran except its word and many “Mosques would be well-furnished but bereft of the guidance” (see the book of hadith “Mishkat Al-Masabih”). 

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Why Syria’s Grand Mufti, Shaikh Ahmad Badruddin Hassoun cautioned India to pay heed to ‘external Wahhabi calls of Jihad’?
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    Grand Mufti and the highest Islamic authority in Syria— Shaikh Ahmad Badruddin Hassoun—maintains that he is both “Sunni and Shiite” at the same time. "I am Sunni in practice, Shiite in allegiance. My roots are Salafi [righteous], and my purity is Sufi [saintly]", he said, as reported in an Arabic media outlet. But Wahhabism is not a mainstream Islamic sect like Sunni or Shia. Rather, it is an extremist ideology based on an exclusivist takfirist theology propounded by the medieval theologians……..

    Interfaith Dialogue
    Respect All Religions
    Maulana lWahiduddin Khan, New Age Islam

    Respect All Religions
    Maulana lWahiduddin Khan

    The only answer lies in adopting a policy of religious tolerance, and respect for other people’s convictions. Everyone is entitled to follow what they think is best and profess their belief in it. But this should not prejudice our opinions about other’s beliefs. There should be mutual respect for each other’s faiths….

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Religion-Based Education in Pakistan Has Made Universities a Fertile Ground for Extremists
    Khaled Ahmed

    Education has produced terrorism. It sounds shocking but it is true: The kind of religion-based education given in Pakistan. Such influence doesn’t end even after students join engineering and medical university. Universities turn out nuclear scientists who claim they can make electricity for the whole of Pakistan from a single Djinn. The textbooks don’t let go of nationalism which in Pakistan is India-centric and is useful among Pakistanis for judging each other too because judgemental is what you become instead of being inquisitive.....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    The Sixteen Quranic Verses That Counter Violent-Extremism and Terrorism
    Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam

    The rulings of classical Islamic Sharia are based on four main sources; the Quran, the Sunnah, Ijma (Consensus) and Qiyas (analogy).All the last three sources of Islamic rulings must be in essential accord with the holy Quran, the most basic source of Islamic knowledge. When the holy Quran itself does not talk directly, or in details about any certain matter, only then do the classical Islamic scholars turn to alternative sources of Islamic rulings. In my classical Islamic studies, I reach a conclusion that all these sources of Islamic rulings reject violent extremism and injustice; however in this article, I am quoting only the Quranic verses for this purpose. The number of such verses has reached sixteen.….

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