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  • The percentage of Muslims who are gullible Muslims is about the same....
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  • Naseer sb. is resorting to childish tricks since he has no logical arguments....
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  • Both Islamist and far-right extremists continue to radicalize, recruit and fundraise....
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  • out of the bazillion muslims worldwide exactly how many are....
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  • A good sign of Taqwa is constantly advancing on the path....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The following is a beautiful Surah contrasting a person with Taqwa with another without. A Muttaqi, by being....
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  • Shahin sb, The complete argument is below: "Is any part ....
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  • You are the idiotic ignoramus here GM sb who has no answer to a simple question of what is the "shirk....
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  • When you have nothing to say either way and cannot offer any better explanation, why do you say ...
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  • The apostate Ghuam Mohiyuddin sb lies when he accuses the Quran of having verses that preach hate,....
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  • The author’s approach to judge conventional explanation of the Quran is itself based on a part of conventional ....
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  • The author’s approach to judge conventional explanation of the Quran is itself based on a part of conventional materials. In....
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  • "So, either we reject the theory of abrogated verses being present in the Quran or accept that the Quran is a Book ....
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  • In June 2014, ISIS declared caliphate and many amuslim scholars, maulanas and even some so called ....
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  • The article gives a new insight into the war and peace verses of the holy Quran. However it is also a fact ....
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  • Naseer sb., You lie again when you say I have no problem with Buddha's ....
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  • Hats Off's lying, aspersing and hate are rising to a new crescendo as his....
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  • Naseer sb., By "fringe" I meant Jihadis and Muslim Brotherhood....
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  • Pastor Durie and Naseer sb. approach the issue with opposite prejudices....
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  • they are your brothers in faith. not mine. your impotent rage is understandable in view....
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  • Arab Prophet & Military General Mohammed had exhorted his followers....
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  • The Prophetic Mission is divided into four distinct phases and could have ended with phase 1, phase 2, or phase 3. That it completed ...
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  • It did not take much to expose GM sb's ignorance. I only had to cite an ayat and ask him to explain what...
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  • So you don't have a problem with Buddha's prophethood? Good. You also appear ....
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  • Islamophobia is not irrational. These are not fringe elements that can be wished away. They are very ....
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  • Hats Off writes only about fringe extremists to bolster his hate promotion agenda! He has a nose only for faeces.
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  • europe has submitted. islam means submission. "progressive", "liberal" muslim....
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  • you who do not even know the meaning of "kufr" and "kuffar" are.....
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  • It does not take much depth to know the lameness of Naseer sb.'s arguments.....
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  • Naseer sb. says, "most people will have a problem accepting Buddha....
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  • Naseer sb. is right. Taqwa means being conscious and cognizant of God,....
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  • Jihadism will have to be rooted out as Nazism was rooted out, by international...
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  • muslims conquered the world through sheer fear. as the prophet himself...
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  • When GM sb is out of his depth he will call what the other has said "lame argument" while he is the one without legs ...
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  • SA, Surah 31 Luqman is about Luqman. If you go by what he preached, you would think that ....
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  • A man with even a modicum of wisdom will not debate so much with such little knowledge. He would readily ....
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  • There are four stories in Surah Kahf and not three as mentioned in my previous comment. 1. The story of the people of the cave....
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  • The word heedfulness contains all the other meanings given to the word Taqwa and its derivatives. One can be heedful ....
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  • The triliteral root khā shīn yā (خ ش ي) occurs 48 times in the Quran, and in all occurrences, the meaning is fear or its ...
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    What Does Taqwa Mean?
    What Does Taqwa Mean?
    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    The methodology that I have followed to derive the meaning of Taqwa was to let the Quran teach me its meaning. This is the methodology that I follow for all my articles. To the best of my knowledge and belief, no other person has derived the same meaning of Taqwa, because no one else follows the same methodology with the same Taqwa or intensity. They follow it loosely, or without adequate Taqwa, which is why their meanings do not fit well the usage of the word in the Quran....


    Radical Islamism and Jihad

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

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    Islam and the West

    ... if a search does not end up promoting hate preachers such as Choudary who distort Islam from within, it often leads to WebPages that defame Islam from without. Such websites include Jihad Watch...

     

    Islam and Politics

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s electoral victory has been extraordinary despite the Opposition’s attacks on him on various issues: farmers’ distress, youth unemployment, poor implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), demonetisation, lynchings, Hindutva, assault on institutions, media gagging, intimidation of intellectuals, tampering of electronic voting machines, politicisation of the armed forces and the Rafale deal. But the country was not swayed by these accusations….

     

    Current Affairs

    Nehru wrote in The Discovery of India, “A Buddhist or Jain in India is a hundred per cent product of Indian thought and culture, yet neither is a Hindu by faith. It is, therefore, entirely misleading to refer to Indian culture as Hindu culture.” Nehru’s idea of India is not reducible to a single faith. “In later ages”, Nehru wrote, “this culture was greatly influenced by the impact of Islam, and yet it remained… distinctively Indian.”...

     

    Muslims and Islamophobia

    A meeting of two Islamophobes earlier this month brought this home to me. That day, Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi met with her Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán. At the top of their agenda was the danger of “continuously growing Muslim populations”....

     

    Urdu Section

    نماز عید کے بعد معانقہ کرنا ایک احسن کام ہے جس سے آپسی تنازعات اور دوریاں ختم ہوتی ہیں اور باہمی الفت ومحبت کا فروغ ہوتا ہے ۔صدیوں سے مسلمانوں میں یہ عمل رائج ہے لیکن ابھی چند دنوں پہلے دار العلوم دیوبند کی طرف سے عید کے موقعہ پر ایک فتوی آیا جس سے نہ صرف مسلمانوں کی دل آزاری ہوئی بلکہ اس فتوی کا دوسری قوموں نے بھی بڑھ چڑھ کر مذاق اڑایا ۔

     

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    The plight of women (who constitute 48.52 per cent of the total population of 37,209,007) in Afghanistan has been pulled into focus in recent months, as many in the war-torn country worry that the limited rights available to women will be lost if the United States makes a deal with the Taliban….

     
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    Islamic Society

    But importantly, the adhesion of Arab-centric “Culture and Religion”, that is, attar, beard, camels, dress mode etc, and church, clergy, icons, apocrypha, rituals etc. with that of ad-Deen that is, the Quranic Codes and Commands, must be dissolved, for humanity's sake, so that mankind follows what was promulgated by God's Messengers over millennia and passed down all the way to Messenger Muhammad....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Jihadists interpret a famous verse from Surah al-Baqrah, like many other verses, as applicable to Muslims even today. This makes the Quranic verse appear self-contradictory. Jihadist ideologues have taken the word “Fitnah” to mean “kufr” (infidelity) and “shirk” (associating someone with God) with an aim to kill all non-Muslims and even Muslims who indulge in shirk (in their eyes by venerating idols or visiting shrines etc). This requires a fresh reading of this Qur'anic verse with a deeper insight into its linguistic implications and Qur'anic exegeses. The anti-terror Barelwi fatwa does quote the same verse in its refutation to the terrorist views, but it doesn’t discuss it in detail…….

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Do Not Repeat the Mistakes of 1989 in Allowing the Return of Taliban, New Age Islam Editor Sultan Shahin Asks International Community at UNHRC in Geneva

    Mr. President,

    The US is withdrawing from Afghanistan as well as from Iraq and Syria. Inspired by the Taliban declaration of victory, a radicalised terrorist in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, backed by a Pakistan-based Islamist terrorist organisation, attacked an Indian military convoy, killing 40 soldiers. Similar suicide attack killed 27 elite revolutionary guards in Sistan, Iran. Emboldened Jihadists will surely carry out more such attacks in future. The gloating in Islamist circles for having “defeated” both the superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States, has reached its peak.

    Mr. President,

    Still fresh in our minds is what happened when the international community abandoned Afghanistan in 1989. Taliban ruled and Al-Qaeda got a safe haven. A series of atrocities including 9/11 and horrors of Islamic State followed.

     In this backdrop, the complacency of the world community in allowing Taliban to govern Afghanistan is inexplicable. Jihadist strength does not come from their soldiers and territories. It comes from an ideology and ideologies cannot be defeated militarily.

    Mr. President,

    The Jihadist ideology is based on very solid foundations in Islamic history, scriptures and theology. Moderate Muslims have not yet succeeded in evolving a satisfactory alternative theology of peace and pluralism to challenge the current theology of violence and exclusion. Even when such a theology evolves, it will take time and effort for it to be established. Mainstream Muslims should be allowed the time and space to work out and propagate a counternarrative. I would, therefore, urge the international community not to repeat the mistakes of 1989 and invite further disasters....

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