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  • Rational says, "if 1.2 billion Muslims > . . .  believe in for example gender equality then why should be a demand for reform?" . ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Source: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/quran/012-apostasy.htmI have no clue whether this site is islamophobic or not. Generally, islamophobic and islamophyllic sites sound the same to a casual reader. What ...
    ( By secularlogic )
  • Question:Does Islam proscribe the death penalty for Muslims who wish to embrace another religion?Summary Answer:Those who turn their back on Islam are to be ...
    ( By secularlogic )
  • GMwhen 1.2 billion Muslims believe as they should believe why so much hue and cry?if 1.2 billion Muslims (a game of numbers) believe in ...
    ( By rational )
  • Sultan Shahin sahebmany times i have posted from Brailvi sites, Islamophobe sites the extreme views of sarhindi and shawaliuulah.Naseer saheb has done same ...
    ( By rational )
  • Any calls to kill anyone, whether they occur in scriptures or in fatwas, must be rejected, ignored and even expunged if possible. A search for ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • many channels spoke to the 92-93 riot victims, so did newspapers. 
    ( By jp )
  • भारत में रहने वाले हर लोग भारतीय हैं चाहे किसी भी समुदाय के लोग क्यू ना हों. ये कहना या सोचना गलत है हिंदु ...
    ( By Bushra )
  • आज कि तारीख मे मजहब के नाम पर हर कोई लड़ता नजर आ रहा है. मजहब एक बहुत बड़ा मुद्दा है खासकर मजहब का ...
    ( By Bushra )
  • आज कि तारीख मे कोई मजहब अपने मजहब के प्रति वफादार नही है. हर मजहब सिर्फ प्यार शांति से आपस मे मिलजुल रहना सिखाता ...
    ( By Bushra )
  • एक सौ बत्तीस बच्चों का खात्मा दिल दहला देने वाली घटना है बच्चों के माँ बाप नें ना जाने कितने सपने देखें होंगे लेकीन ...
    ( By Bushra )
  • मुस्लिम समुदाय मे बदलाव नही बहुत बड़ी बदलाव कि जरूरत है अच्छा लगा सुनक कि लड़कियाँ कारी बन रही हैं लेकिन जिस मुस्लिम लड़कियाँ ...
    ( By Bushra )
  • Shahin Sb,I have researched thoroughly for the following oft quoted lines:"He (Abdul Wahab) denounced all Muslims who did not agree with him saying they should be ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • मुसलमान जान देने के लिये हमेशा तैयार होते है हर किसी के लिये अगर हिंदू को मन्दिर बनाने को जमीन दे दी तो कोई ...
    ( By Bushra )
  • Md Yunus Rational Saheb, you would be more effective in furthering your Islam phobic agenda if instead of a thousand words of rhetoric,  you ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • Shahin Sb,   The book "The legacy of Jehad", edited by Andrew G Boston contains chapters on Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi and Shah Waliullah based on excerpts from the ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Rational says, "it is a joke because you are defining Islam as a humane, tolerant and compassionate ideology." . . . .That is how ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseer Ahmed"Looks like Mr. Naseer is an advocate of Wahabi Islam.By Mohammad Imran - 8/1/2015 5:36:03 PM"Do you acknowledge it? if not how do ...
    ( By rational )
  • "Those who depict reality as travesty they are helpless people,frustrated people, an finally worthless people.those show are killing and dying are doing some thing ...
    ( By rational )
  • Naseer ahmedyou answer only where you can manipulate. you evade when real example is asked. you tired psychoanalysis of 'rational' and thought that you ...
    ( By rational )
  • Naseer Ahmednone has succeeded in disappointing me.none has sent me into desperation. had it been done you would have seen me extinct from the ...
    ( By rational )
  •  "thus making difficult the work of those engaged in defining Islam as a humane, tolerant and compassionate ideology." must be a joke.it is a ...
    ( By rational )
  • Naseer ahmedkeep your advise to yourself.i have seen what you have been called? have you stopped?should one stop just because some call names, mad, ...
    ( By rational )
  • Naseer sahebIslam was corrupted in Medina or two three centuries later?some Muslims drwa the line between Meccan and Medinian Islam. some of them including ...
    ( By rational )
  • Sultan Shahin sahebso many times Sarhindi and Sahwaliullah is quoted on this forum. even you have posted their venomous views against non-Muslims. yet you ...
    ( By rational )
  • only English, French and German Christians matter not other Christians matter, they are used for political mileage, the only Abhrahmic religions will give them ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Looks like Mr. Naseer is an advocate of Wahabi Islam.
    ( By Mohammad Imran )
  • Naseer Saheb,could you please send me some quotations or links if available online from Sarhindi or Shah Waliullah's relevant fatwas.
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • "The uneasy fact is that Islam is in desperate need of internal reforms that have been delayed to this point where the religion is ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • well the answer from Naseer Ahmed is standard answer by all meat eaters from western background and Muslim it is nothin new in the ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • जमना बदल रहा है लेकिन मौलवियों कि सोच नहीँ बदल रही हैं . समाज को नही लगता कि मुस्लमान महिलाओ के लिऎ मस्जिद बनाने ...
    ( By Bushra )
  • Wasim Sb,Thank you for your suggestion. I plan to do that.
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • naseer sb, what about putting all your essays on this theme together and publishing them as a book?
    ( By wasim )
  • I discuss the Quranic verses without bringing in "context" not contained in the Quran itself. Since the Quran contains  the required context to understand ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The animals that Muslims eat are in no danger of extinction nor is the ecology disturbed on account of it. On the other hand, ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Shahin Sb,I have read Abdul Wahab's Kitab at Tawhid and "Risālah Aslu Dīn Al-Islām wa Qā’idatuhu" and researched on what reputable scholars like Tahir ul ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Thanks Wasim Iqbal Saheb for your explanation on contextual verses of the Holy Quran and Hadees narrations. This has to be repeated again and ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • Nearly all Muslim behave irrationally when it comes nature, because they think all is created for them, I give small example from eating habbit, ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • henry baba, it would be nice if you could also write an essay on the purpose of life from your own perspective, drawing on ...
    ( By yogi )
  • Thanks, everyone, for your comments. Secular Logic and Rational: The verses of the Quran that talk of violence are to be seen in the ...
    ( By wasim )
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    Yaqub’s Hanging: Hanging a person might bring ‘justice’ but closure needs a different language, a new code of negotiating life and an indomitable strength to embrace the other

    What is closure for a person who has lost her near and dear ones? Hanging a person might bring ‘justice’ but closure needs a different language, a new code of negotiating life and an indomitable strength to embrace the other. But that’s another story. The real problem which disturbed me the most was that not one of the media houses thought it fit to talk to the relatives of those victims who had died in organized pogroms against Muslims during 1992-93 in Mumbai. Do they have a sense of closure? And given the state of affairs will they ever have one?



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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Preventing Further Radicalisation Is the Challenge Muslims Must Undertake: Some Concrete Suggestions
    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    Now the question is, how do we go forward? If we really want to make a difference, we will have to start a substantive dialogue with the ulema and make sure that they agree to:

    1) open the gates of ijtihad, rethinking all tenets of Islam in the light of the situation prevailing today. As we have not done our homework for over a millennium, this will have to be pretty revolutionary.

    2) declare that only constitutive and essential, not the contextual and allegorical verses of Quran, are meant to guide us today.

    3) compile Qur'anic verses in the order in which they were revealed, thus restoring primacy to Meccan verses that mostly constitute the essential and universal teachings of Quran, as they can be understood without any need for knowing the context in which they were revealed.

    4) declare that Ahadees cannot be considered any form of revelation from God. Islamic State’s millenarian thesis is almost entirely based on ahadees, though they use some allegorical verses of Quran as well. The claim of al-Baghdadi leading an end-time war, al-Malhama, just before the final Armageddon, has been a big draw. Some Muslims have come to think life on earth has no meaning left in the times of al-Malhama and so are rushing to join the war.

    5) declare that Sharia (fiqh) is not divine. It was created over a century after the demise of the Prophet by ulema who tried to codify laws on the basis of Qur'anic postulates and Arab cultural practices.

    6) declare clearly that Islam believes in co-existence with other religions, not dominion over the world.

    7) re-define commonly used Islamic terms like Muslim, kafir, mushrik, ahl-e-kitab, jihad, qital, farz, sunnat, etc.

    In a word, we must evolve a truly Islamic and a coherent theology of peace and co-existence, moderation and modernity, to counter the very coherent theology of violence and xenophobia, intolerance and supremacism that Jihadi ulema have created over centuries. All ulema say Islam is a religion of peace and co-existence. It's time for them to walk their talk. But if they refuse to consider change, we will need to directly reach the Muslim masses. ...

    Finally, the larger Indian community too should introspect. As Daniel Pipes said in an international counter-terrorism conference in Jaipur recently, in this war of ideas, the world should not only encourage and support progressive, modern Muslims but also oppose and refrain from supporting the fundamentalists and extremists.

    1) Our national leadership supported Khilafat in 1920s, considering it an essential part of Islamic theology. That was wrong. Now we must repudiate that stance and acknowledge our mistake.

    2) Muslim Personal Law in India has not been reformed even to the extent it has been in Pakistan and Bangladesh. This must change. At least General Ayyub Khan’s reforms in Pakistan must be introduced and Ulema should be told to accept what their Pakistani and Bangladeshi counterparts did decades earlier. This is not a satisfactory solution but at least it will be a start and it is doable.

    3) Madrasa education is a serious violation of the human rights of Muslim children. It destroys their lives and fills their minds with xenophobia and intolerance. Our government not only allows this but partly funds some madrasas. This must stop, unless, of course, madrasas actually change to become modern versions of what madrasas used to be like, in the Golden Age of Islam, and produce scientists and philosophers. A secular, democratic government should not be in the business of funding xenophobia and intolerance.

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