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  • Naseer sb. does not want to be questioned about his regressive and fallacious views so he calls me a stalker ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseer sb. seems to be losing his sanity. The Indian Army will kill those who attack India, but the question is 'would...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • 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....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Since Naseer sb.'s diagnosis is wrong, his prescription too is wrong.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Major Shah speaks the truth.'
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Excellent article! As Mr. Akyol says, "Young generations may lose the faith if Islam remains too closed to rationality, individuality...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • 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...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • 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 ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Hats Off's factoid on Indonesian history is just plain naïve.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • 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 ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • 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....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Very well researched article that quotes some of the renowned scholars and intellectual luminaries of the Western secular world to ....
    ( By mohammed yunus )
  • the case of indonesia is that the muslim traders bribed the monarchs into islam....
    ( By hats off! )
  • 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....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseer sb., You are catching at straws! When I said "nothing of value has been lost.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Good article! Ending sectarian conflicts must be the top priority of all Muslim societies.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • The Indian national leadership would do well not to be guided by the...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • ooooh Ghamidi sb. Who would believe you
    ( By GGS )
  • Dear editor sahib, who cares of such things as you are doing? For Muslims...
    ( By GGS )
  • Good preaching! Please preach more. I will read
    ( By GGS )
  • Yes I full endorse the points that “Indian ulema must not overlook the radical clergy of Pakistan breeding ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • It is not new age Islam It is zionist ideology.
    ( By Sheikh Ali Mohammad )
  • @Maqbool Shadab Have you read Mahabharat till the end? What is it's message? It surely sings the futility.
    ( By ശ്റീധരൻ എം )
  • 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...
    ( By Jagmohan Agrawal )
  • This is the reaction to betrails committed with the people of this region by various.
    ( By Sheikh Shaheen )
  • @Ranbir Manhas It is a reply to the series of deciets that Kashmiris read Muslims..
    ( By Syed Mushtaq Ahmad )
  • Kashmiriyat strangulated to death and stand buried deep inside the earth .It is only.
    ( By Pran Kaul )
  • your strong points are the strawman, the true scotsmen and argumentum ad baculum. .
    ( By hats off! )
  • Pakistan will one day cease to be a sovereign State. It has long ceased to be deserving of being one.'....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Moral rectitude for GM sb the dumb literalist sometimes and a rejecter at other times is turning Muslim society....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • 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 ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Don't turn yourself "deaf, dumb and blind" and blame Allah for it. Even the modern state ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • 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 ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • I am SORRY to repeat that they are your Ulama.'
    ( By Critic )
  • 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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    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.

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