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  • Naseer sb. does not want to be questioned about his regressive and fallacious views so he calls me a stalker ...
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  • Naseer sb. seems to be losing his sanity. The Indian Army will kill those who attack India, but the question is 'would...
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  • Naseer sb. should come out of his "as if" world and wake up to reality. If he was a judge in India and an adulterer....
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  • Since Naseer sb.'s diagnosis is wrong, his prescription too is wrong.
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  • Major Shah speaks the truth.'
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  • Excellent article! As Mr. Akyol says, "Young generations may lose the faith if Islam remains too closed to rationality, individuality...
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  • The root of the misconceptions lies in the beliefs of the Muslims themselves. They do not believe that verse 9:29 gave ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Hats Off, Now you give us something more to laugh about. Are you saying that approximation is not computing or calculating? Do...
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  • You are pathetic GM sb! You are ashamed even to copy my question on 4:34 and post your response below it because that exposes ...
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  • Hats Off's factoid on Indonesian history is just plain naïve.
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  • It has been pretty taqiya of some radical Islamists to raise "desh Bachao" but inherently they have preached something which is against ...
    ( By Javed )
  • The Indian security people have killed the master mind of the dastardly Pulwana terrorist attack in an encounter. Are ....
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  • You can nail my lies GM sb by saying that you are not for decriminalizing adultery in Islam and that you uphold verse 24:2....
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  • Very well researched article that quotes some of the renowned scholars and intellectual luminaries of the Western secular world to ....
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  • the case of indonesia is that the muslim traders bribed the monarchs into islam....
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  • Naseer sb. keeps lying about and distorting my earlier comments. He lives in a country....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Who is more "deaf, dumb and blind" than a blind literalist....
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  • Naseer sb., You are catching at straws! When I said "nothing of value has been lost.
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  • Good article! Ending sectarian conflicts must be the top priority of all Muslim societies.
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  • The Indian national leadership would do well not to be guided by the...
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  • ooooh Ghamidi sb. Who would believe you
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  • Dear editor sahib, who cares of such things as you are doing? For Muslims...
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  • Good preaching! Please preach more. I will read
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  • Yes I full endorse the points that “Indian ulema must not overlook the radical clergy of Pakistan breeding ...
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  • It is not new age Islam It is zionist ideology.
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  • @Maqbool Shadab Have you read Mahabharat till the end? What is it's message? It surely sings the futility.
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  • Vijay Bharati Bharati can u tell what z Mahabharat all about
    ( By Maqbool Shadab )
  • Jehadi Islam and crusading Christianity, through their jehads and crusades from.
    ( By Vijay Bharati Bharati )
  • @Sheikh Shaheen महाराजा हरीसिंह ने कश्मीर रियासत को भारत में विलय करने हेतु समझौते पर स्वेच्छा से हस्ताक्छर...
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  • This is the reaction to betrails committed with the people of this region by various.
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  • @Ranbir Manhas It is a reply to the series of deciets that Kashmiris read Muslims..
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  • Kashmiriyat strangulated to death and stand buried deep inside the earth .It is only.
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  • your strong points are the strawman, the true scotsmen and argumentum ad baculum. .
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  • Pakistan will one day cease to be a sovereign State. It has long ceased to be deserving of being one.'....
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  • Moral rectitude for GM sb the dumb literalist sometimes and a rejecter at other times is turning Muslim society....
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  • The analogy of the mountain being like a peg or stake driven deep into the ground and remaining firmly fixed is perfect. As far as ...
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  • Don't turn yourself "deaf, dumb and blind" and blame Allah for it. Even the modern state ...
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  • Your comment below betrays the truth. If you had thought that you were in any position to win the ongoing discussion on 4:34, 24:2, 33:36,37 ...
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  • I am SORRY to repeat that they are your Ulama.'
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  • is it not the escapist approach to quote their writings and get rest? newageislam is doing some good work but why it has not been effective ...
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    جب تک بندہ صبر کا دامن تھامے رہتا ہے ، ہر حالت میں اللہ کا شکر بجا لاتا ہے ، اور جونہی اس کے ہاتھ سے صبر کا دامن چھوٹتا ہے اپنی حالت زار پر اللہ کی ناشکری شروع کر دیتا ہے ، اور اس کی یہ ناشکری جاری رہتی ہے حتیٰ کہ اس کے قدم کفران نعمت تک جا پہنچتے ہیں۔ اور اس میں کسی کو تردد نہیں ہونا چاہئے کہ جس کے دل میں کفران نعمت داخل ہوئی اس کے دل سے ایمان نکل گیا۔ اگر ہم اس لطیف نکتے پر ذرا بھی غور کریں تو صبر اور شکر و احسان کی اہمیت ہماری نظروں میں واضح ہو جائے گی ۔ جو صبر کرنے والا ہے اس کے بارے میں بلا تردد یہ رائے قائم کی جا سکتی ہے کہ اللہ اس کے ساتھ ہے۔


    Islam and the West

    It was good to see the man who had no qualms about dropping "the mother of all bombs" (MOAB) on Afghanistan or arming Saudi Arabia to the teeth to slaughter Yemenis had suddenly developed a gentle soul and felt he could not handle hearing the suffering of a single person being strangled....

     

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    Saudi Arabia gets much of the blame for Yemen’s misery. It has bombed civilians and the government it supports is not popular. The Houthis, though, are also widely hated. They have been accused of torturing prisoners and running a police state. Many Yemenis, therefore, do not care who wins. But ending the fighting would just be a start. A political solution that assuages everyone’s grievances will take time. For now, there is only hope....


    Islamic World News

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    Islamic History

    Maududi made an impressive start at Dar-ul-Islam as he prepared a curriculum, published a Journal, and gathered an inspired faculty. Maududi’s task was to establish an academic and research centre to prepare a community of competent scholars to produce works of outstanding quality on Islam. He instead went about making it a nerve centre of political ‘Islamic revival’ in India, through an ideal religious community, providing leaders and laying the foundation for a religious movement....

     

    Islamic World News

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    India

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    Mideast

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

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    Spiritual Meditations
    In Defense of the Human Individual
    Robert J. Burrowes, New Age Islam
    In Defense of the Human Individual
    Robert J. Burrowes, New Age Islam

    Tragically, it is that most hallowed of institutions – school – which I call ‘prison for children’ where much of the damage is done. Designed to terrorize children into obedience and conformity on the basis that ‘one size fits all’, school destroys the physical, sensory, intellectual and emotional capacities of children churning out individuals with near-zero capacity to feel anything profound, think creatively and behave powerfully with integrity. That is, we take the uniquely gifted baby at the moment of birth and turn them into an individual who has multiple lifetime disabilities, physically, sensorily, intellectually and emotionally…..

     

    Islam and Human Rights

    Magnifying Pakistan in terms of women and girls’ rights, we find that they are deprived of some sort of right across the country as girls are psychologically pressurized on forced child marriage in Balochistan, FATA, and mostly rural areas of other provinces. They are brutally killed in the name of honour. Many cases of harassment and sexual violence are recorded by the media channel each year. They are deprived of education and only considered children producing machine....

     

    Islam and Politics

    An ominous manifestation of this unfolding is the way the reconstruction of the Somnath temple in independent India is being recalled to justify the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya. I believe the reconstruction of the Somnath temple was unexceptionable. But rather than justifying the demand for a Ram temple where the Babri Masjid once stood, it should render obligatory the rebuilding of the Masjid, where it was, and as it was in its heyday.

    Those who feel their own pain must also feel others’ pain....

     
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    Islam and Pluralism

    Allah asserts in the Quran that it was within His power that all mankind have a common faith and in His wisdom he bestowed the gift of knowledge and free will on human beings and prescribed that there can be no compulsion in matters of religion. Thus, a human being is absolutely free to choose his faith or even to change it, if I may add. But all human beings are accountable for their beliefs and deeds on the Day of Judgement. The root of the word ‘Kafir’ is ‘k’fr’ which has a wide range of meanings but, in essence, it means ‘to deny’ or ‘to conceal’....

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    Muslims praise their Creator, pray, fast and give charity. All of these are, as is well-known, stressed in Islam. But what is not as widely-known as it should be is that there are deep connections between Islamic teachings and environmental protection. Concern for the environment is not just a modern concern. Drawing on Islamic sources and interviews with Muslim environmental activists, this path-breaking book highlights Islam’s profound dedication to humankind’s collective role as stewards of the Earth......

    Islamic Ideology

    The life-blood of terrorism is hatred; and this hatred is often in turn the disfigured expression of grievance—a grievance that may be legitimate. In the present day, few doubt that the on-going injustices in Palestine and other parts of the Muslim world give rise to legitimate grievances; but there is nothing in Islam that justifies the killing or injuring of civilians, nor of perpetrating any excess as a result of hatred, even if that hatred is based on legitimate grievances. The pursuit of justice must be conducted in accordance with justice; the means should not undermine the end: “O ye who believe, be upright for God, witnesses in justice; and let not hatred of a people cause you to be unjust. Be just—that is closer to piety.”...

     
    Islam, Women and Feminism
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    Saadun Suayeh

    The problem, however, does not lie in Islam, which, if properly interpreted, can be a tremendous force for good, compassion, tolerance and progress. It lies rather in those few people who have held this great monotheistic faith captive to their pathological minds. It is, therefore, incumbent upon Muslims, in the first place, to salvage their beautiful religion from the claws of extremists. A new renaissance, such as the one that we witnessed in the 19th century at the hands of the brave pioneers mentioned above, is needed…..

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    Islamic Ideology

    The exertion or effort in question has to be in God, and not just for God; in other words, it must be conducted within a divine framework and thus be in harmony with all the spiritual and ethical qualities that pertain to that framework; only on this condition will God guide the Mujahideen along the appropriate paths, whether the exertion in question be conducted in the realm of outward warfare, moral and social endeavour, intellectual and scholarly effort, or, at its most profound, spiritual struggle against that greatest enemy, one’s own congenital egotism. In this conception of jihad, the end does not justify the means; on the contrary, the means must be in total conformity with the end....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    “I kept telling him it hurts — please stop,” said the girl, whose body is so small an adult could circle her waist with two hands. “He told me that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to God,”...

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    From a traditionalist perspective, these commentators desacralise the holy text by applying to it modern hermeneutic techniques. Further, from the same perspective, the revisionist interpretive methods, feminist ones included, have another major problem: they are indifferent to the principles of Qur’anic exegesis and the rules of interpretation established by the oft-mentioned — though never quite defined — “Arabic-Islamic heritage.” ….

    Islamic Ideology

    This work is neither an apology nor a defence. It is no more than a passing glance at hard historical facts concerning the fundamentals of Qur’anic principles as they were applied in the early years of Islam, and clarification of the notion of Jizyah that is either misunderstood or projected out of historical context or relativism.

    Islam, Women and Feminism
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    Books and Documents

    According to the law of nature, peace can be attained only on a unilateral basis, and not on a bilateral basis. This means that first of all we have to abandon all kinds of confrontational methods such as political activism, protest-based activism and human rights activism. This kind of unilateralism will establish normalcy, normalcy will then lead to peace and peace will open the door to all kinds of opportunities. Then, by wise planning we can achieve all those goods that we want in terms of social justice and human rights….

     
    Islamic Ideology

    ... with the emergence of multi-religious / secular states and separation of religion and politics and common taxation for all confessional groups in most countries of the world, Jizyah has lost its historical relevance. Today, the religious minorities in a predominantly Muslim country is subject to the national drafting (whether by way of conscription or voluntary enrolment) and are thus intrinsically exempt from any additional taxation by way of Jizyah, as much as Muslim minorities do not bear any additional taxation in a predominantly non-Muslim/ secular country.

    To wind up this essay, the author would like to quote the following verses from the Qur’an that capture the essence of its message on inter-faith relations:

    “O People! We have created you as male and female, and made you into races and communities* for you to get to know each other. The noblest among you near God are those of you who are the most heedful (Atqakum). Indeed God is All-Knowing and Informed” (49:13).

    “It may be that God will bring about love between you and those of them you (now) regard as your enemies. (Remember,) God is Able (to do anything) and God is Most Forgiving and Merciful (60:7). God does not forbid you to be virtuous and just to those who did not fight you over religion, nor drove you from your homelands. Indeed, God loves the just (60:8). God only forbids you to befriend those who fought against you over religion, and expelled you from your homelands, and backed (others) in your expulsion; and whoever befriends them – it is they who are unjust” (60:9)....

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Defeating Islamism and Jihadism: Evolve a New Theology of Peace, Pluralism and Gender justice, Sultan Shahin asks Muslim States at UNHRC in Geneva
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    A War on Terror has been raging for 17 years now but we are no closer to defeating Islamist terror. Jihadism continues to attract Muslim youth. This is because the world has not paid enough attention to the ideology of Islamism and Jihadism.

    Mainstream Muslims have considered Islam a spiritual path to salvation, one of the many. Islam aims at reforming society for a peaceful, harmonious, pluralist existence. However, due to certain historical factors, the theology and jurisprudence of Islam that evolved in the 8th and 9th centuries (CE), present Islam as a political, totalitarian ideology of supremacism, xenophobia, intolerance and gender discrimination. It is this theology of violence, exclusivism and world-domination that is taught in madrasas and sustains Islamism. But despite the Islamist violence against peaceful Muslims and non-Muslims alike, the community is still not focussed on the need for evolving a counternarrative of Islam.

     It is imperative that Muslim countries that have signed the UN Charter look into the issue urgently and work towards developing a new theology of peace, pluralism and gender justice. While several countries like Morocco and now Saudi Arabia appear to be moving in this direction, the one country that has made a solid contribution is Turkey. In a decade-long exercise 100 Turkish scholars have managed to limit the number of authentic ahadith to just 1600, out of over 10,000, and provide each hadith with context and suitable interpretation. This book of authentic Hadith has been provided to all mosques in Turkey but I hope it is made available to the global Muslim community in their own languages as soon as possible.

    Allama Iqbal, a poet-philosopher of the South Asian sub-continent had called for the reconstruction of religious thought in Islam almost a hundred years ago. Let us at least start working on it now....

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