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  • The question is whether they are good or reliable primary sources. And when did...
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  • Dear Hats Off, Thank you for your comment. Just in the beginning let me recall a story of a rural....
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  • Of course, my analogy is not sufficient. But hats off!, then the conclusion that “...but such a meeting is impossible even ....
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  • Thanks, Arshad for the enlightening article – to the Muslims scholars and particularly....
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  • just as you are ignorant the basic principles of psychiatry, you are ignorant of the process...
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  • Hats Off forgets that he himself is a venomous demonizer and Islam is the target!....
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  • Moreover Hats Off should take his own advice and start his own Ex-Muslim website. As...
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  • It is good to see American Muslims empathizing with other minorities.'
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  • They knew the truth about Islam, the sincere ones among all religions are accepting it. Most....
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  • Poor Hats Off has descended in the gutter because apart from insulting and lying ...
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  • so now the snake has started eating its own tail. it has come full circle. from the full shamless...
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  • so another islamic miracle. mr. gm is a what - "progressive" (really?) and hold your breath a "free thinking" "muslim".....
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  • thank you mr. samnakay, but i am afraid that your analogy of my commenting here on this...
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  • A good article on the existence and One-ness of God.'
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  • ats Off's persistently comparing CAIR with the RSS is merely evidence of his orneriness,....
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  • You can rehash all you want. All I said was that it would not settle anything. A progressive or free-thinking ...
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  • I could not agree with the conclusion drawn by the author that Hadhrat Mohammad pbuh was not a prophet....
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  • @hats off!, Brilliant. I am glad that my simplistic “judgement” in the article turned out to be the “cause” ....
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  • rehashing nonsense from ignorant 7th century texts is sacrosanct. but rehashing...
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  • the historical process depends upon primary (as well as contemporary sources) and secondary sources....
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  • the fine tuning argument is proof against itself. the first question the fine tuning argument....
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  • There he goes, badmouthing the Quran again! The guy has no shame or decency.'
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  • The forum means the Comments section, not the articles.'
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  • The chronicles that Hats Off mentions are the very chronicles that the RSS historians....
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  • As netizens we already know the depth of hatred of many Hindus and ex-Muslims for Islam and contempt for Muslims.....
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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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