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    Ghulam Ghaus, New Age Islam

    A regular NewAgeIslam.com columnist, Ghulam Ghaus is an Alim and Fazil (Classical Islamic scholar) with a Sufi background. He completed the classical Islamic sciences from a Delhi-based Sufi Islamic seminary Jamia Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Zakir Nagar, New Delhi with specialization in Tafseer, Hadith and Arabic.


    Please read below the articles written by him for NewAgeIslam.com

     
    Islamic Ideology

    Coronavirus Outbreak: Precautions Suggested By WHO Are Identical With Islamic Prescriptions

    The Prophet’s guidance on preventing contagious diseases and enforcing quarantine also becomes clear from the hadith that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, «لا يُوردَنَّ مُمرض على مصخ« which means “a healthy person should not be brought near a sick person”…

    Islam and Politics

    Delhi Violence—Is There Anything Left For Self-Introspection and Reformation Leading to Peace and Security?

    Hence accepting that ‘forget everything and lead a refresh life of more powerful multiculturalism and peaceful pluralism than ever’ might be a difficult task ahead. But we are still alive to believe in the divine command, “Say, "O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.”…

    Spiritual Meditations

    How Does God Almighty Provide Citizenship to His Human Creatures?

    As for the plans of citizenship on the part of God Almighty, He has made this Law equal for all human beings, without any discrimination. Such a beautiful act of God Almighty is a lesson for all human beings to observe the will of God Almighty and enough for my objectivity of what I want to clearly say through this short write-up based on my spiritual observation that you too can easily do willingly…

    Islamic Society

    Long Silent on Religious Issues like Babri Masjid Demolition And Criminalization Of Islamic Personal Laws, Muslims Speak Out To Protect Secular Character Of Indian Constitution

    Interestingly out of the two different displays of “Islamic conduct” what was being supposed has been proved wrong. The Jihadist ideology was trying to brainwash Muslims to fight ‘Jihad’ for their religion and eliminate the “Kufr-system” of democracy. But the protesting Muslims have rejected the jihadist ideology, exclusion and supremacism. Instead they have proven with their peaceful protests that they will die remaining, though as a minority part of the Indian democracy, but will never walk on the path of violence, nor on the path that leads to ‘detention centres’....

    Islam and Politics

    Why Indian Muslims are Not ‘Jihadists’? Beauties of India Constitution

    It is the beauty of the Constitution of India that guarantees Muslims more rights in their beloved India than any other secular country in the world. It is this beauty of India that keeps them away from the disease of “jihadist” ideology. This is the beauty of India that it guarantees protection of Muslims, their religion, life, property, dignity and freedom to wear their religious identities....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Refutation of ISIS That Justifies Terrorism in 21st Century: Did the ‘Sword Verse’ 9:5 Really Abrogate Verses of Peace and Forbearance? Part -5

    When the terrorist militants of ‘ISIS’ captured the Iraqi region of Sinjar in the so-called Wilayat Ninawa in 2014, they justified their merciless action against the Yazidis by using what is known as the “sword-verse” (Ayat Al-Saif). They treated the population of Yazidis as “a pagan minority existent for ages in regions of Iraq and Sham” and argued that the Muslims will be asked on the day of Judgment as to why there is “continual existence of the Yazidis” and why they did not act upon the revelation about Mushrikin in “the Ayat as-Sayf…

    Islam and Politics

    How should Muslims introspect after the Supreme Court Judgement on Babri Masjid and Ramjanambhumi Dispute

    Indian Muslims must accept the SC’s Judgment without going to file any review petition. They should close the chapter of contention between the two communities by accepting whatever the Supreme Court has issued. ... This is what the Maqasid Sharia demands today in its vast objectives including the welfare of the society. It is time for Muslims to act upon universal teachings of tolerance, patience, harmony and peace and thereby winning the hearts of other fellow human beings including those who have great antipathy and prejudice against Muslims, as any reaction to hate increases nothing but hate...

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Refutation of ISIS In The Context and Structure of the Quranic Verse ‘Kill the Mushrikin wherever you Find them’ (9:5)- Part 4

    According to the Hanafi Principles of Jurisprudence, one of the five situations in which the literal (Haqiqi) meanings are not taken is due to the ‘Dalalat Siyaaq al-Kalam’.

    The Hanafi principle ‘Dalalat Siyaaq al-Kalam’ refers to the situation where the literal meaning of any word is dropped due to the context and structure (Siyaaq) of the speech (Kalam). There are some clues, in such a situation, which indicate that the literal meaning of the word is not meant....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Refutation of ISIS Through the Principle of Zahir and Nass Related to the Quranic verse 9:5 Quoted To Justify Acts of Violence In 21st Century-Part 3

    Let us ponder over the Zahir and Nass related to the verse 9:5 “kill the Mushrikin wherever you find them”. This verse is Zahir in its commanding the believers to kill the Mushrikin wherever they are found, whereas this verse is Nass in its commanding the believers to fight against the religious persecutors and violators of peace-treaty in the state of war....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Refutation of ISIS: Who Are The Mushrikin Mentioned In The Quranic Verse 9:5? - Part 2

    We need to consider two things here; firstly if the act of Shirk (polytheism) had been the cause of fighting, the peace-treaty would not have been signed between the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the Mushrikin of Makkah. Secondly, if those Mushrikin had not been the religious persecutors or the violators of the peace-treaty, the fighting would not have occurred. ..

    Islamic Ideology

    As Human Beings Muslims And Non-Muslims Are Equally Honourable In The Eyes Of Quran, Any Discrimination Against Any Religious Group Is Criminal

    A person may be a Kafir (disbeliever), Momin (believer) Mushrik (polytheist), Muwahhid (monotheist), Fasiq (sinner), Zaalim (oppressor), liar, traitor, cheater, thief, honest, black, white, Dalit, Brahaman, Ansari, Sheikh, Sayyid or Pathan and whatsoever. However at the same time, he is a human being. He deserves respect as being human being....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Refutation of ISIS That Uses the Verse, ‘Kill the Mushrikin Wherever You Find Them’ To Justify Terrorism in 21st Century: Linguistic Analysis of the Word ‘Mushrikin’ Part-1

     Aware of this, the jurists of all ages have unanimously agreed in their area of principles of jurisprudence that any word of the Quran whose meaning is apparent (Zahir) still has the possibility of specification or further interpretation. Therefore no one in this world can present this verse (9:5) as a definitive evidence to prove that the word “Mushrikin” mentioned in the Quran refers to all Mushrikin of the world or of all ages....

    Islamic Ideology

    What Are the Major Characteristics of the Mushrikun Mentioned in The Quran and How Do They Differ From The Mushrikun Living In The 21st Century?

    Who are the Mushrikun mentioned in the Quran? What are their major characteristics? How does the Quran refute them? Do these Mushrikun differ from the Mushrikun living in the 21st century? Such are the questions to deal with which, we have gone through the Quran, its popular classical commentaries (Tafasir) and descriptions of scholars....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Refuting the Claim of ISIS ‘Islam Was Never for A day the Religion of Peace’

    This claim denies the truth established in the Quran and Sunnah that Islam is intrinsically a religion of peace and that the preachers (du’at) of peace are neither apologetic nor heretic because they serve Islam by spreading its teachings of peace....

    Islamic Q and A

    Ridda Wars: Why Did Hazrat Abu Bakr Fight Against Apostates and Rejecters of Zakat?

    Hazrat Abu Bakr and his army fought against the rejecters of Zakat who were also known as apostates, not because they simply refused to pay Zakat but also that they denied the rights of the poor and needy by their refusal...

    Islamic Society

    World of Peace and Harmony is Possible Only When Intention Is Made To Attain God’s Pleasure

    The wisdom behind making the intention of attaining pleasure of Allah is manifold, especially in the materialistic world. This creates genuineness, honesty, sincerity and selfless attitude in all worldly and religious actions. When a man does pious deeds purely for the sake of God, he starts expecting nothing but proximity with God as a reward for his pious actions….

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Does Islam Justify Rebellion Perpetrated by Modern Terrorist Groups?

    The objective of maintaining peace, inherent in such Ahadith, must be instilled into the minds of the present 21st century Muslims. To achieve this objective in modern times, they need to first understand it that those who live under a particular government, corrupt, unjust or truly democratic, they are required to obey the ruling government and live peacefully....

    Islamic Ideology

    Islamic Teachings of Mercy, Kindness and Compassion towards All Creations of Allah

    There are certainly war-related rulings in the Quran and Ahadith, but they are contextual and relevant only for preventing oppression, curbing religious persecutions and gaining religious rights. It will be injustice for any “Islamist or Jihadist groups” to apply them to a pluralistic country, especially India, where people of different religions coexist with all their respective religious freedom and civil rights….

    Islamic Q and A

    What Is The Islamic Ruling About Those Who Cooperate With ISIS And Other Terror Outfits Committing Sins and Transgression?

    Cooperating with ISIS or any other “Islamist” terror outfits is forbidden and an act of severe oppression. The reason is that such outfits are committing sins of transgression whereas Almighty Allah says in the Quran, “And Cooperate in righteousness (birr) and piety (Taqwa), but do not cooperate in sin (Ithm) and transgression (‘Udwan)....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    With Growing Threat of ISIS to India, What Can We Muslims Do To Protect Our Youth from ISIS Radicalisation and Thus Strengthen National Security?

    Religious guides of India should repeatedly declare that the rulings of war-related Quranic verses and Ahadith are contextual and can’t be applied today. … al-Jassas (d.370H) wrote “The (sword) verse was particular to the Mushrikin of Arab and does not apply to anyone else” …

    Islamic Q and A

    How, When, Whom and Why To Pay Fast-Breaking Charity (Sadqa-E-Fitr)?

    Sadqa-e-Fitr is compulsory (Wajib) on every free Muslim who owns an amount equal to the Nisab in excess of what is necessary for the satisfaction of the primary necessities of life (Haajah Asliyyah). According to Hanafis, three conditions are stipulated; the giver must (1) be free, (2) be a Muslim and (3) own a Nisab. The obligation is due to the words of the Prophet (peace be upon him), “Pay for each free person and slave, minor or major, one-half Sa’ of wheat or one Sa’ of dates or one Sa’ of barely”...

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Most Welcome, the Grand Mufti of India Asjad Raza Khan! ‘Extremist Ideologies Can Be Defeated Only by True Muslim Scholars’—but here are Some Requests

    One of the most welcome reports emanating from Indian religious scholars in the wake of Easter Sunday attack in Sri Lanka is the note of condemnation from Grand Mufti and newly appointed Chief Qazi of India Muhammad Asjad Raza Khan ‘Barelvi.’ He has called for ideological battle against terrorists’ ideological narratives....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Islamist Terror in Sri Lanka: Theological Analysis Of Terrorist Narratives; Introspection Required For Terror Sympathizers And Those Who Wish To Join ISIS

    As for Islamic scholars, they should rethink Islam in the present-situation in addition to taking into account the objectives of Islam which are being violated by the radical ‘Islamist’ groups. They should indeed work to rescue Islam from the clutches of terrorists. In this connection, they should make all possible efforts to teach the common and naïve Muslims the true message of Islam which is fully in agreement with development of a peaceful and cooperative environment…..

    Islamic Q and A

    Does Islam Allow Destruction Of Churches, Temples Or Any Other Houses Of Worship Belonging To Non-Muslims?

    The Prophet (peace be upon him) is reported to have said, “Indeed, Najran and her allies are under the protection of God and the guarantee of the Messenger of God. They are to be protected in their wealth, lives, lands and religion. This includes their priests, monks, those who are present amongst them and those who are absent and others amongst them, and their delegations and the like. They shall not be forced to change that (faith) which they are upon and no right of theirs is to be forfeited. No monk, priest or attendant amongst them should lose that which is in his possession, be it plentiful or scarce, and no fear or danger will threaten them”...

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Refutation of Extremist Ideology Inimical to Patriotism (Hubbul Watani) is urgently Required

    Patriotism (Hubbul Watani) is not a part of Jahiliyyah. Love of country is a tendency which naturally resides in citizens and increases when they continuously feel secure and have full freedom to practice their religious rituals. On the contrary, Jahiliyyah is a personal shortcoming which can be repelled by education, good deeds, piety and adherence to rights of Allah (Huquq Allah) and human rights (Huquq al-Ibad). A country, which gives equal opportunities to its citizens to become good human beings in all walks of life, is not responsible for Jahiliyyah….  

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Indian Muslim Clergy to Counter ISIS Propaganda: But they should go beyond rhetoric to a genuine counter-narrative that refutes Jihadism based on traditional Islamic theology

    The clergy is required to counter the exclusivist Jihadi theology of violence and supremacism which is primarily based on the traditional Islamic theology of consensus of all schools of thought. This has to be done through a counter-narrative based on a new inclusivist theology of peace and pluralism. But to do that the clergy will have to work towards evolving a new theology that is different from the traditional theology taught in madrasas. It is this age-old theology that is used by Jihadis to propagate their message. 

    It cannot be stressed enough that the reason Jihadis have been able to capture the imagination of thousands of our youth the world over is that they are not saying anything new. They are simply showing a way to practice what the ulema (religious scholars) have been preaching. The Jihadi narrative is the traditional Islamic theological narrative of Islam domination over all other religious beliefs, and eradication of what it considers the biggest crimes humanity can commit, particularly shirk, polytheism or idol worship, and kufr, rejection of the prophethood of Hazrat Mohammad (pbuh). All the most eminent scholars of Islam from Imam Ghazali (11th-12th century) to Imam Ibn-e-Taimiya (13th-14th century), Mujaddid Alf-e-Saani Sheikh Sirhindi (16th-17th century), Shah Waliullah Muhaddis Dehlavi (18th century) have shown a vision of political Islam that was finally given a more definite form in the 20th century by Maulana Syed Abul A’la Maududi, Hassan al-Banna, and Syed Qutb. The Jihadi ideologues of the 21st century may be stressing some parts of this traditional narrative more vigorously and downplaying some other aspects. But they are not saying anything that is entirely new or radically different.

    Jihadi literature has not dropped from the sky all of a sudden. This is not the creation of Osama bin Laden or so-called “Khalifa” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Their narrative of world domination, fighting those who do not accept the message of Islam is basically what is taught in all our madrasas. The definition of Jihad as fighting those who do not accept the oneness of God and prophethood of Mohammad (pbuh) is found in books of every school of Sunni fiqh (jurisprudence), be it Hanafi, Malaki, Shafei or Hanbali. Indeed, even Shia theology does not differ much with Sunnis in matters of political Islam. They too want world domination for Islam and desire to subdue all non-Muslims.

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