Shahin, Founder-Editor, New Age Islam
receiving calls from agitated readers of an original NewAgeIslam.com
article published on 2 August, 2018, reproduced by Urdu daily Inqilab today, of
course, without acknowledgement, as is the custom with Urdu Press in India.
This was written by our regular
columnist Mr. Ghulam Rasool Dehlavi and is titled: How Imran Khan Will Set Up Medina-Like Islamic
Welfare State? The paragraph which is troubling readers is the following:
argue that Meccan Islamic principles, as compared to the Madinite period of
Islam, was more pluralistic, peaceful and inclusivist, though under compulsive
circumstances. However, the Islamic state in Madina witnessed an aggressive
phase including Ghazwas (Islamic battles), enactment of blasphemy laws,
extradition of Jews and Christians, abrogation of the peaceful verses of Qur'an
such as La Ikraha Fid-Deen (“No coercion in matters of Religion”).”
I am being asked the
following questions: How can a New Age Islam columnist say that verses
such as La Ikraha fid Deen which are the fulcrum of moderate Islam were
abrogated in the Islamic State of Madina, when the Prophet (saw) himself was
running its affairs. Were blasphemy laws indeed enacted in Madina during the
Prophet’s time, when New Age Islam has been maintaining that blasphemy laws
have no basis in Islam? Does New Age Islam now believe in the Doctrine of
Abrogation, when it has been almost for a decade saying that none of the verses
in Quran has been abrogated, though some war-time verses may not be applicable
to us today? What is the meaning of “compulsive circumstances” under which the
pluralistic, peaceful and inclusivist verses of Quran were revealed at Makkah?
Does this mean that Quran ordered Muslims to remain peaceful only because they
had no other option? If these contradictions between inclusivist and xenophobic
instructions of Quran arose during the Prophet’s time itself, how can you blame
later Islamic theologians like Ibn-e-Taimiya as is your custom for the
present-day confusion? If Prophet himself changed from being pluralist and
inclusivist in Makkah and early Madina to being intolerant and xenophobic who
later evicted all religious minorities from the land of Islam, what is wrong in
Pakistan starting as a secular and pluralistic nation as propounded by Mohammad
Ali Jinnah and then later turning intolerant of minorities?
I would simply like
to ensure people who have called me to put these and similar questions that New
Age Islam remains consistent in its approach, though we allow our columnists
complete freedom of expression. Even in this case, I do not think Mr. Dehlavi
holds the views expressed in the offending paragraph. He did start this
paragraph with the words “some would argue.” It is possible to argue that this
“some” includes him too, but I don’t think that would be correct. The tone and
the tenor of the entire article gives a different view. As I understand, he is
merely wondering if Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan would go by the early
vision of Prophet’s Islamic State in Madina or by the later policies which are
supposed to have abrogated the previous policies in the view of Islamic
theologians followed by the terror ideologues of Pakistan. He seems to be
merely seeking clarification as to which Madina model will Mr. Imran Khan
follow: the early Madina model of Meesaq-e-Madina when multi-culturalism ruled
or the policies of the time when “the Islamic state
in Madina witnessed an aggressive phase including Ghazwas (Islamic battles),
enactment of blasphemy laws, extradition of Jews and Christians, abrogation of
the peaceful verses of Qur'an such as La Ikraha Fid-Deen
(“No coercion in matters of Religion.”
case, NewAgeIslam.com has always believed in debate and discussion on a
non-sectarian and neutral platform. Readers are welcome to express themselves
on the contentious issues raised here. Primarily, what is agitating readers is
that an author associated with New Age Islam for long is implying that Islam
changed its policies from inclusivism and pluralism of Makkah and early Madina
days to exclusivism and intolerance of religious minorities during the
Prophet’s time in Madina itself. I invite all interested readers to put forward
their views on the subject.
How Imran Khan Will Set Up Medina-Like Islamic Welfare
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In retrospect,there is 1 evidence of the genius of Jinnah, which is providentially proven by the Hindoo Nazis.
Jinnah – is the only sentient,ever,who sensed the evil of the Hindoo and the Indian vermin, and placed it on documentary record.This is inspite of the fact, that he was surrounded by Hindoo liberals and philosophers,and so called liberals.He saw through the mist, for 100 years into the future.
He saw that Nehru and Gandhi would die and be killed soon and the nation of the Hindoos,would be overrun by the Hindoo Nazis,as it was, in 2014.The Dialectics of History !
It is a simple deconstructed fact of history.The largest extermination in Human history was that of the Buddhists and Buddhism – by the Hindoos,and the philosophy of the Hindoo Pope – Adi Shankara and his litter of impotenticas .And Jinnah read history.
The dubious “Indian Muslims” who are basically the lower caste Hindoos,who converted,are numb nuts and dumb shits (still enslaved to upper caste Hindoos) – who believed the secular nation theory,and the bunk of the Ganga-Jamuna-Saraswati Culture ! There are 200 million of these dumb shits ! It is no wonder that these numb nuts did not create a new Pakistan or join Pakistan !
They are lower caste Hindus who tolerated Hindoo evil for 5000 years – with not a single record of insurrection !
Those who left India in 1947 – did not have the “Indian DNA” – they were not the lower caste hindoos who converted to Islam
Even the Prophet of Islam,did not sense the evil of the Hindoo vermin – although there were several Hindoo vermin, in Mecca,then.The Prophet is supposed to have made statements on the cool winds of Hind and the Prophet-hood of Krishna – which are dubious and meaningless Hadeeths.The Hindoo vermin say that Ramadan is Rama-adan and the “Indian Muslims” say that Rama is a Imam ! This is the Harry Potter tale !
Ghazwa-E-Hind is a prophecy of eventuality (like those of Nostradamus) – not a statement of evil !dindooohindoo
Do these “Indian Muslims” deserve doom ? After 80 years of cinderella and Harry Potter tales,the dubious “Indian Muslims” still do not get it ! These fools believe in the Hindoo Constitution and Judiciary !
And Jinnah saw it in 1930-47 ! The man from London ! There was another genius from London – called – Churchill – who said “I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion.”
There is something about London – the air,weather,wine and women !
And Jinnah’s example,is w/o any peer in human history – wherein, a warrior,king or saint has made a nation by extricating itself from the pits of evil,sensing evil and documenting evil,and then,being proven right,in a span of 80 years.
Jinnah – the genius – the man’s trajectory from wine,pork,cigars,pipes and women to the Qaid !
This is E-V-O-L-U-T-I-O-N !
The 1 flaw in Jinnah – minutae of intellectual discrimination ! Never eat from the hands of a Kaffir or allow the human body to be touched by a kaffir ! He was poisoned by a Hindoo – just like the Prophet was poisoned by a Jew-ess ! dindooohindoo