Dear Sultan Shahin sb, you have
proposed substantial pieces of work to be done by the real servants of Islam
who were sometime commonly known as spiritual guides, especially in brining the
ethos of Islamic jurisprudence in a newly form to address the challenges of the
modern times and establish harmony between religion and religionists living in
the 21st century.
But we have got ‘depression’ from
the side of today’s so-called ‘religious guides’. After all, we take the
message from the Quran “do not despair of the mercy of Allah”. So our efforts
are still on the way to call them to first work harder at understanding Islamic
jurisprudence and then do their responsibility. Our religious Madrasas, in
today’s context, have failed to feel the real problems, not to speak of their working
and producing any effective results. Majority of Madrasa graduates are busy
debating unnecessary topics and not the ones concerning the modern times. For example,
they talk about Iman-e-Abu Talib, question over Sharf-e-Sahabiyat of Hazrat
Ameer Muawiyya, creating Khanqahi differences and doubts, and who is Sunnni and
who is not. They do not focus on what they should have done necessarily in connection
with the subjects that you often mention in your calls and articles.
Even I had no idea of what are
the real challenges which often strike us in different forms of extremism. After
joining your newageislam.com platform, and especially your calls, I got the
ideas and chances to renew my studies of Islam, compare them with the modern
challenges of extremism and see whether or not I could do anything to bring
harmony between Islamic thoughts and today’s century.
All your ideas may not be fully
acceptable to Muslims, but they are indeed helpful to give a new spirit to the
dead thinking-ability of Muslims. Indeed they have even started producing good
results among a section of Muslims. And it is still time for other section of Muslims
to pay attention to it.
This is comparison between Christian teaching n islam see
The politics of their respected countries has greatly inspired the
We can see things were not as bad are today in their countries. They were
not jihadists but when there occurred something unbearable they resorted to
If law and order fails, it gives nothing but depression and people may
not be trusted.
Actually we have studied a lot, but we never try to understand that we
can not go beyond nature. In nature we observe that for a pair to last a pair,
it is necessary for both the parts to be stuck with each other, otherwise it
will no longer be any pair.
In one sided slogan, we are demanding Muslims to be peaceful, while at
the same time, they are being abused, tortured, persecuted, and denied of
rights in so many ways. Can we succeed in what we call a path of peace,
brotherhood and love?
If the people really want to remain in peace, they will have to develop
in both ways, not just for their own sake, or for their selfish desire. In other
words Muslims and non-Muslims both need to respect each other.
A person was asking why Muslims have divided the world into Muslims and
non-Muslims. I replied to him saying,
why have non-Muslims accepted division? Why not, they themselves become on part
of global family? It is nature and an absolute true which can not change
because this is proven from the Quran that “If Allah had willed, he would not”
have divided the world into different groups. The world is a test for good and
evil. A man is free to do evil or good but he will have to face the result of
what he has done in the world.
“I asked Maulana Tahirul
Qadri, who has written a much-quoted 600-page book of fatwa against terrorism,
if war-time verses of Qurʾān instructing Muslims to kill the Mushrikeen
(polytheists, idol-worshippers) still apply to Muslims and he said yes, all
verses are applicable and for ever.”
I would like to explain it that according to Tahirul
Qadri and others, the statement “all verses are applicable and forever” implies
that all verses are applicable in the sense that verses of war are applicable
in the state of war, and the verses of peace are applicable in the state of
peace. The situation repeatedly changes and they opine that those who hate
Islam in the name of peace and war issue, are actually more violent.
The refutation of the extract from 20th paragraph of the
comment from Sultan Shahin above it confirms the truth of whatever there still
remains [of earlier revelations] and clearly spells out the revelation [which
comes] -let there be no doubt about it-from the Sustainer of all the worlds.
The phrase, the Qur'an confirms the truth of whatever there still remains...and
clearly spells out the revelation, here can mean the word of Qur'an confirms
the truth of whatever still remains and clearly spells out the revelation that
the prophets in the past did receive. As the word of Qur'an confirms the truth
of what is clearly spelt out through revelation, it implies all the word of
Quran does not abrogate all previous instruction in the past. If Quran supports
the last word in Surah Tawba can abrogate whatever revelation in the past,
there is no reason why Quran 10:37 mentions Quran can be used to confirm the
truth of whatever there still remains and clearly spells out the revelation;
Instead, if the verse in Quran 9 should be used to abrogate whatever verses in
the Quran, the previous Quran, Torah and the Gospel would turn up to be no value
and all the past records of revelation can be of no value and cannot be used to
confirm the truth of whatever there still remain for the revelation received. As
Quran 10:37 mentions Muslims can use Quran to confirm whatever revelation that have
been received in the past, there is no way for any part of Quran to be