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  • @Urooj, The extremist people are doing all this in the name of Islam, therefore it is necessary for us...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • الذي لا يعرفه أكثر العرب والمسلمين أن طالبان أفغانستان معظمهم حنفية ماتريدية نقشبندية قادرية وأن جهادهم ضد المحتل نوع من حركات التحرر الوطني الديني خلافا ...
    ( By عبد السلام )
  • One question is that if something can be naturally proved then why to go for other Islamic text to prove ...
    ( By Urooj )
  • @Critic, The difference between ‘definitive command’ (Farz) and Sunnah is that without performance of Farz, ....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • @Critic, Farz can be translated as ‘definitive obligation’. Three things are farz in bathing; Gargling, drawing water into nostrils ....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • @Critic, Farz can be translated as ‘definitive obligation’. Three things are farz in bathing; Gargling, drawing water into....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Even Daniel Pipes asserts, "Radical Islam is the problem, moderate Islam is the solution." That is a good answer to nitwit....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • We need such voices of reason and moderation.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Good article! Let religions be in our private domains. Let us recognize Hindutva and Jehadism as divisive and anti-national.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • There is no alternative to man's using his own understanding. Let us follow the path of enlightenment. Let us not be obsessed....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Do you think education and scientific attitude can make Muslim,...
    ( By Aayina )
  • This fake Secular Sagariaka Gosh get place here as sane voice.
    ( By Aayina )
  • Ansarullah Khan yes I agree with you. Israel is also the orignater of terrorism
    ( By Ahanger A Mohammad )
  • Is America attacked in kasmir or Pakistan, is done any harm to Bangladesh...
    ( By Аиаит Снакгавояту )
  • राधेश्यामजी आतंकवाद की उम्र और अरबो के यहां जमीन से तेल निकलने उम्र एक ही है।वर्ल्ड वॉर एक...
    ( By Ansarullah Khan )
  • कट्टरपंथी जो इस्लाम का बिस्तार चाहते हैं आतंकवाद के लिये जिम्मेदा
    ( By Radhe Shyam Tiwari )
  • What will happen to India if they comes to India as per the statement of General...
    ( By Nazirahmad Gazi )
  • In books we read some acts are Farz in bathing while sunnah in wuzu but how can we know it is taken from....
    ( By Critic )
  • أخي العزيز، وقال الله تعالى في القرآن الكريم، "إن ....
    ( By عبد الرحمن الجزائري )
  • There is need of elaborating the concept of Duniya. What is Duniya? There are two things in Duniya; right and wrong. Again the question ....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Dear Ghaus sb, thank you for reply. Could you please reply to such a concept which is somewhat popular on social....
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Dear Ghaus sb, thank you for reply. Could you please reply to such a concept which is somewhat popular....
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • If we want peace, we must tolerate many unpleasant things from others.
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • The same question is being asked by Muslims “why Is Islam criticized more than any others?”
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • It’s not politically correct to criticize Islam but you can Christianity or Judaism or Hinduism or whatever other religion you like. Why?.
    ( By Russel )
  • "The perception of radical Islamists is distorted" Truly said.
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • A rabid Islamist like Qardawi would of course suit Hats Off's hate war against Islam. They both would....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • the ridda wars are indisputable proof that killing for apostasy was one,...
    ( By hats off! )
  • Love for one's homeland is good as long as it is not...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Miss Fatma, I completely disagree with what is being quoted...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Sri Lanka Bomb Attacks Were Revenge for New Zealand Mosque Killings" Idiotic reasoning...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Islam brings moderation in all walks of life. Moderation means to adopt....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • In theory Islam teaches humbleness but what is required is to implement the humble-theory....
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi sb, What is your opinion about this....
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Well written article. This points out to a very big problem. Because of such radical....
    ( By Kaniz Fatima )
  • Rightly said, ”Religion requires humbleness to adapt"'
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Well said by Swedish Imam'
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Hats Off has not understood this article at all. It is a harsh critique of Modi and the BJP.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • I doubt Hats Off has read this article. It is a very sober coverage of the precarious state of minorities in several....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hats Off is comparing his comments to imprecations in 1400 year old books! What he does not want to....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
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    Mr. President,

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