• Aayina, what you say is true. Sad!'
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • To Ghulam Mohyuddin We have seen how Indian Muslim mind set are confused, what they are going to help police when ther own mind are confused or ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • one day this will became shirk in Muslim man so called Godman (molvies, imam and schoalers) will start mohim against this. If Hindus start to worship ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • To Sultan Shahin You have written the article some of it portion which reflects that Muslim should not try to show supremacy of their ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Well said, Feroze Mithiborewala sahib!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Muslims must work with the police to make sure that such dangerous characters are apprehended before they do any serious harm.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Obnoxious views! Holding such views may not be a crime but spreading such views and trying to incite a rebellion must be regarded as a ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Excellent analysis by Tufail Ahmad. Please add these facts also: Hindus willingly and enthusistically participate in muslim festival of Muharram. I have seen ...
    ( By Lalit M. Arya )
  • Today so called Muslims are not quarreling together to establish the real principle of Islam, but they are quarreling together to implement their own view ...
    ( By Syed Mohd Quatadah )
  • This is a very important article and honestly spells out the enormous challenge that confronts both Muslims and all of Humanity. Our collective ...
    ( By Feroze Mithiborwala )
  • It is a dearest request to every muslim brother & sister to share this post as much as possible to retain the spirituality ...
    ( By Iftekhar Alam )
  • We the progressive community of muslims hindus christians and other like minded should immediately work in this direction so that society becomes worth living.....
    ( By Veer Ji Raina )
  • The post by the Islamic scholar speaks by itself. The necessity he felt to put-up his thoughts is self introspective. All fake intellectuals, fake "generous" ...
    ( By Girish Pathak )
  • I feel you are doing the right thing. Untill and unless liberalisation happens within the islamic theology and principles, terrorism is not going ....
    ( By Babaji Vedanti )
  • True fact'
    ( By Meera Chaudhury )
  • Islamic terrorism will stay till theological injunctions are not corrected
    ( By Sanjay Narain )
  • Deobandiyat and Wahabiyat both are dangerous for Muslims and their religion.'
    ( By Ravi Kumar )
  • KHILAFAT IN ISLAM : DIMENSIONS Khilafat is a very important concept in Islam. It has important implications in the political system of Islam. Many important ...
    ( By shah abdul hannan )
  • Muslims have still not found an antidote to militant verses in the Quran// The moderate Muslims should be able to say in unison and try convince ...
    ( By Royalj )
  • Kuchh logon ko duniya ke halaat ka kuchh pata hi nahin hai woh usi par iman late hain jo unhein bataya jata hai lekin ...
    ( By Nehal Sagheer )
  • "Most of the conflicts around the world, domestic and inter-state, are the direct or indirect consequence of either injustice or poverty. Despite the United Nations ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • These crazed killers further reinforce the point that ISIS must be destroyed both militarily and ideologically. A greater prevalence of justice....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • "We have to appreciate that Muslims remain a vulnerable and backward minority. Improving their lives means strengthening India. Yet, any serious attempt to improve their ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • One may celebrate a particular day as the Prophet's birthday if one wants to. One may not celebrate the Prophet's birthday if one does ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Dear Raihan Nezami Saheb, I think It will help if you were to educate yourself a little about whay is taught in Saudi madrasas. Would ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • Raihan Nezami Saheb, if madrasas in India cannot teach anything different from what is taught in Saudi madrasas, then we should demand that they be ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • Dear Haq Saheb, perhaps you missed the following response: Dr Haq Saheb, how does it matter whether we have municipal records of Prophet Mohammad Sallallahe wasallam's ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • You would prefer a maulana over me. Take it from me.
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • Muslim Moderates are a scared lot. They keep quiet when fanatics take up leadership of community and surrender before ....
    ( By Arvind Bhel Manit Srivastava )
  • Well written.
    ( By Prakash Thekkadeth )
  • Thats necessity now'
    ( By Vijay Kulkarni )
  • Islam preaches peace and prosperity of humans and for its defance they can use as much force as others use againt it but still instructs ...
    ( By Gulam Nabi Sheikh )
  • @Dhananjay Srivastava ji do you know the area covered by nexalites and do you have any count of killings. Don't treat isis as Muslims they ...
    ( By M Sultan Lone )
  • @Karthikrajan Alagesan Not difficult at all. Another matter some of the hereditary practitioners due to ignorance or ...
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • How can muslims create another narrative without repudiating the existing one in the form of quran ?'
    ( By Karthikrajan Alagesan )
  • @Nateshan Kumaran It is for us to make it into religion and not a totalitarian ideology but that is not possible until we reflect more ...
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • It is important to note that Trump's call is not directed at Islam, but at Muslims -- a subtle yet important distinction that got obscured ...
    ( By Nateshan Kumaran )
  • Agree with you, that is why, we r humans. Hopefully, we will stand as one.' ....
    ( By Santi Veersa Singh )
  • agree with this text fully but wish that Hindus must also curb radicalization taking route in the name of Hindutva among themselves'
    ( By Afsar Husain )
  • Islam is facing Transition Phase just like Christianity. Thinks will become better 4 sure.
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    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    Tricky To Assume Indian Plurality Will Be a Shield against Terrorism
    Viju Cherian

    According to the Global Terrorism Index 2015, India is the sixth-most affected nation in the world by terrorism. India has been on the list of the 10 worst-affected nations for the past 14 years. The NIA’s arrest of Abu Musab, along with a dozen other people, last month is disturbing proof that India cannot ignore the IS, not anymore....

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    Maulana Abdul Aziz of the Lal Masjid: Above the Law
    Zahid Hussain

    An intelligence report last year warned that the Maulana’s links with militant groups involved in terrorist activities presented a grave security threat. The report also cited a video message recorded by students of the Madressahs Hafsa pledging allegiance to the militant Islamic State group...

    Islamic World News

    ISIS Active in India under Different Names, Claims Sufi-Sunni Muslims Body


    Clashes at JNU As Left-Leaning Students Mourn Afzal Guru's Death Anniversary

    Did Ajmal Kasab and gang have a getaway plan?


    'Violence More Common' In Bible than Quran, Text Analysis Reveals

    EU, Turkey Say Russian Bombing Exacerbates Situation in Syria

    South Asia

    Taliban Shadow District Governor among 38 Killed In Security Operations

    US To Send More Troops to Aid Afghan Forces Pressed By Taliban


    At Least Six Killed At Cameroon Funeral By Two Suicide Attackers

    Arab World

    Syrian Army Ready to Fight against Saudi Aggressors at Border with Jordan

    Car Bomb in Syrian Capital Kills 10: Report

    Iraqi Troops Retake Ramadi From IS, Reopen Baghdad Road


    Pakistan Says Direct Talks with Afghan Taliban Soon

    Firing Near Rawalpindi School Sparks Panic, Students Evacuated


    PKK Militants Kill 3 Turkish Security Force Members

    US-Turkish Differences on Syrian Kurdish PYD Deepen

    Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Mock Terror Exercise Staged at Karachi Women’s Varsity

    Decision In Deepa Case Erodes Non-Muslim Rights, Says Women’s Aid Of Malaysia

    Female Norwegian Reporter Forced To Leave Turkey, Denied Press Card

    Islamic Women Gather to Learn Self-Defence at the Islamic Centre of Tennessee

    Pregnant Woman Jumps from Four-Storey Building In Herat, Due To Domestic Violence

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Islam and the West

    Saudi Paranoia: It Will Be Interesting To See How the US Handles Saudi Arabia’s Erratic Behaviour
    S P Seth

    Riyadh seemed keen to demonstrate its strength and resolve to crush any kind of dissidence as terrorism. At the same time, this sounded like the dangerous tantrums of a child used to having its own way. The US thus would have a serious problem diversifying its Middle Eastern policy, with Riyadh ready to act as a spoiler. It will be interesting to see how the US handles Saudi Arabia’s erratic behaviour....

    Islam, Women and Feminism
    Women Terrorists
    Hala Al-Qahtani

    Women Terrorists
    Hala Al-Qahtani

    But for female criminals, they need not shave their beard. They can hide an explosive belt under the veil and a gun under their feet. She can sit like a queen covering her crime putting more black clothes on her body to give a spiritual aura and hide her crime. However, she would not escape from punishment. We know that even the wanted criminals use Abaya (the black cloak) to evade security officers.....

    Islam and the West

    Isn't it moving? It moves you in the way a Bryan Adams song moves you... "Please forgive me; I know not what I do...." Let me remind him that the person he is so grateful to was directly or indirectly responsible for the killings of thousands of Muslims. Sorry, the syrupy sentimentality just doesn't do it for me.....

    World Press

    More Than an African Problem: New Age Islam's Selection, 10 February 2016

    Fears Are Growing Of Fresh Hostilities in Gaza

    The Economist

    A Smuggler’s-Eye View of Turkey’s Effort to Stop the Migrants

    The Economist

    The South Asian Tic-Tac-Toe

    By Rubana Huq

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Middle East Press

    Hezbollah Fears Its Captives: New Age Islam’s Selection, 10 February 2016

    UAE, India Have the Power to Shape the Future

    By Najla Al Rostamani

    Why Obama Fails the Leadership Test in the Middle East

    By Marwan Bishara

    The UAE’s Ministry of Happiness

    By Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi

    Syrians Left To Suffer

    By Osama Al Sharif

    Moscow: Then And Now

    By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

    Can Sanders Spring A Surprise?

    By Mahir Ali

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Pakistan Press

    Fear Not the Migrants: New Age Islam's Selection, 10 February 2016

    Reconciliation: Moving Forward?

    By Imtiaz Gul

    Mrs Clinton’s Hard Line Foreign Policy

    By Jonathan Power

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    In His Own Words: Recently Detained Delhi Cleric Mufti Abdus Sami Qasmi Did Indeed Support ISIS and Incite Muslim Youth; Excerpts from His Speeches Available On YouTube
    Mufti Abdus Sami Qasmi

    Mufti Abdus Sami Qasmi a Deobandi cleric was recently arrested presumably for backing ISIS and instigating Muslim youth in his various speeches. After his arrest, his supporters have claimed that he has not supported ISIS. It is important for the Muslim community and the nation at large to settle the question if he really supported ISIS and provoked Muslims in his speeches, or is it just a police conspiracy, as claimed by his supporters. To settle the issue, NewAgeIslam.com is producing some of his statements taken from the speeches available at youtube.com with their English translation.

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Making of a Jihadi: How Mudabbir Mushtaq Shaikh Became Indian Face of Islamic State
    Mudabbir Mushtaq Shaikh

    The aim, according to Mudabbir for establishing IS in India was to fight in India like ISIS is fighting in Syria and Iraq. While describing the structure of Janood-ul-Khalifa- al-Hind, Mudabbir said that there were three senior positions where he was the 'Emir', Rizwan alias Khalid as 'Naib Emir' and Najmal Huda from Bengaluru as 'Emir Askary' (battalion commander). The group also had plans to set up a media wing with units in Delhi, Mumbai, Gujarat, Bihar, West Bengal, Allahabad, Uttarakhand and Azamgarh. ....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Religious and Theological Underpinning of Global Islamist Terror: Full Text of Speech at International Counter Terrorism Conference 2016 in Jaipur
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    ISIS may be militarily defeated tomorrow and even go out of existence. But this will not solve the problem of Muslim radicalisation. If our madrasas and educational institutions continue to prepare the ground for self-segregation and militancy, expounding the current theology, mixed with narratives of victimhood and marginalisation, Islam will continue to be hobbled, Muslims will continue to struggle to fit in the way of life in contemporary world.

    Moderate, progressive Muslims must urgently evolve and propagate an alternative theology of peace and pluralism, consistent in all respects with the teachings of Islam, and suitable for contemporary and future societies, while refuting the current theology of violence and supremacism.

    Unfortunately, as we have seen above, the task is not so easy. Radicalisation has not just happened overnight. Jihadi theology has evolved over hundreds of years. Major theologians who have studied Islam independently have brought to us a political version of Islam, stripping the religion of all its spirituality.

    While it is primarily the duty of Muslims to fight this ideological war within slam, this is no longer just a Muslim concern. The world too must confront Muslim scholars with the supremacism and extremism present in their theology and ask them to rethink Islam.  ProgressiveMuslims should join the rest of the world to defeat extremism in Islamic theology.

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    Main Reason of Extremism Is the Educational Curricula; This Lays the Foundations That Shape One’s Thoughts
    Abdulrahman al-Rashed

    To try and sum up extremism in one word or reason will ultimately lead to a vast generalization. But the main reason behind the cause of extremism is the educational curricula, because this lays the foundations that shape one’s thoughts. So when these curricula teach extremism, extremists will be born.....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Barbie Wearing Hijab Becomes Social Media Star
    Barbie Wearing Hijab

    Daesh Widow Charged Over US Hostage Death

    Women Welcome at a Saudi Arabia Starbucks Shop after Temporary Ban

    Hillary Clinton's Problem with Young Women

    Haji Ali Women Entry Case: Bombay HC Asks Stakeholders to Submit Arguments in Two Weeks

    Mehreen Jabbar's Short Film Lala Begum to Debut at Zee TV's Unity Initiative in India

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Muslims and Islamophobia

    Islamophobia: Why Care or Take a Stand?
    Anya Cordell

    'White guys' have perpetrated genocide; have committed destruction. There are far too many, including Norway terrorist, Anders Breivik; Jared Loughner, who wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killed others; uncounted hooded Klansmen; Jim Jones; Oklahoma Federal Building bomber, Timothy McVeigh. Benjamin Smith, a white supremacist, targeting "mud races," killed a black father, Ricky Byrdsong, and a Korean student, Won Joon Yoon, in 1999. Frank Roque murdered an innocent Sikh man, Balbir Singh Sodhi, on Sept. 15, 2001, because Roque was out to "kill the rag-heads". Mark Stroman murdered two innocent men, a Muslim, Waqar Hassan, and a Hindu, Vasudev Patel, and blinded Rais Bhuiyan, after 9/11. Stroman claimed he was a patriot, doing what others wished to do, if they had his "nerve". In 2012, Wade Page committed mass murder of Sikhs in their house of worship in Wisconsin. Craig Hicks murdered three exceptional Muslim young adults, in cold blood, in Chapel Hill, NC, in 2015. .....

    Islam and the West

    Western Aggression: The Highest Form of Terrorism
    Edward S. Herman

    In short, terrorism thrives. That is, state terrorism, as in the serial U.S. wars—direct, joint and proxy–against Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Libya and Syria and the still more wide-ranging drone assassination attacks. In the devastating wars in the DRC by Kagame and Museveni. And in Israel’s wars on Gaza and Lebanon and ordinary pacification efforts in Gaza and the West Bank. And in Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen and Turkey’s proxy war in Syria and war against the Kurds.....

    Islamic World News

    Iran Blasts Wahhabism As Mother of ISIL Says It Is the Spawn of the Takfiri Ideology of Wahhabism
    Ali Shamkhani

    Indian Sunni Scholars: Wahhabism Has No Relation with Islam

    Lal Masjid Shuhada Foundation Has Termed Maulana Abdul Aziz’s ‘Pardon’ To Musharraf against Sharia

    ISIS Executioner Jihadi John's 'Beatles' Terror Gang Unmasked


    16 PKK terrorists killed, 3 soldiers wounded in Turkey’s Southeast


    Indian Sunni Scholars: Wahhabism Has No Relation with Islam

    Terror Talks on Agenda for UAE Prince’s Trip to India


    Draft Hindu Marriage Law Crosses First Hurdle In Pakistan


    Mass Deaths in Syrian Jails Amount to Crime of ‘Extermination’, UN Says

    Arab World

    Tens of Saudi Forces Killed in Yemen's Ballistic Missile Attacks on Asir, Jizan Provinces

    Iraq Disbands ISIL Terrorist Cell in Erbil

    ISIL Positions Crushed by Syrian Army near Palmyra

    South Asia

    Taliban Shadow District Governor among 10 Killed In Nangarhar

    17 Daesh Militants Killed In Air Strike, Clash with Security Forces in Nangarhar

    North America

    Sikh Indian-American Actor Says Barred From Mexico-US Flight over Turban

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    The War Within Islam

    Turkey's Pervasive Political and Social Polarisation
    Riada Asimovic Akyol

    Accordingly - despite a few exceptions - the majority of citizens in Turkey now think along partisan lines on everything. Besides habitual tensions such as lifestyle differences, ideological proclivities are now spurring new tensions between citizens. There is no single cause for this polarisation. A constellation of past and recent events - alongside long-standing divisions - contribute to enduring fault lines in the country....

    Islam and the West

    The Goals of Washington and Moscow in the Syrian War
    Raghida Dergham

    Moscow is intent, Tehran is ready, and Washington is supportive. The Obama administration is still in awe of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and is willing to turn a blind eye to Iranian actions in Syria without accountability in appeasement of Moscow, while its eyes will be trained on Iranian elections and the expected fierce battle between moderate and hard-line mullahs, who are backed by Revolutionary Guards that are overseeing the Iranian war in Syria....

    Islam and the West

    America’s Syrian Shame
    Roger Cohen

    Syria is now the Obama administration’s shame, a debacle of such dimensions that it may overshadow the president’s domestic achievements. Obama’s decision in 2013, at a time when ISIS scarcely existed, not to uphold the American “red line” on Assad’s use of chemical weapons was a pivotal moment in which he undermined America’s word, incurred the lasting fury of Sunni Persian Gulf allies, shored up Assad by not subjecting him to serious one-off punitive strikes and opened the way for Putin to determine Syria’s fate...

    The War Within Islam

    Generation Landslide: Pakistan’s Young Parents Should Be Prepared For Some Awkward Questions from Their Children When They Grow Up
    Nadeem F. Paracha

    Pakistani children today are living in extremely testing times. Their memory of such a time is bound to finally make them ask some pointed and difficult questions from their parents and the state of Pakistan when they grow up. So be ready and more so, be honest.....

    Middle East Press

    Yemen Revolution: 'Our Dream Was Sold': New Age Islam's Selection, 09 February 2016

    Geneva talks died when Russia entered the war

    By Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

    Saudi-led troops to Syria — why not?

    By Dr. Khaled M. Batarfi

    Syria continues to bleed

    By Linda S. Heard

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Pakistan Press

    Intelligence Sharing between Pakistan and Afghanistan: New Age Islam's Selection, 09 February 2016

    Campus Security

    By Mohammad Ali Babakhel

    Fiction versus Non-Fiction

    By Mohammad Jamil

    Women’s Veil to Mask Man’s Folly

    By Jawed Naqvi

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Islam and Politics

    Ankara knows who its primary enemies are and it is not the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). There are good reasons why Turkey has been supporting ISIL for several years, despite some recent attacks against it. In addition, Ankara supports Jabhat al-Nusra, Arar al-Sham and Jaysh al-Fath, which are tied to the al-Qaeda network.....



    Islam and Pluralism
    Indian Muslim orthodoxy's response to demands of modernity: Can Muslims co-exist with other religious communities in plural societies?
    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    While the evolution of this comprehensive and coherent theology of peace and pluralism will remain a continuing process, the already available essential elements of this theology should be brought to the Muslim masses. Since support for such a venture cannot be expected from clerics, of any hue,  popular acceptance of this theology should be gained through the use of media as well as genuine grassroots movements.

    Essentially, Jihadism is a Muslim problem and Muslims must tackle it. But the societies in non-Muslim majority countries can help kick-start the debate.  It must be understood that a madrasa graduate who has been brainwashed into believing, as most are, that "life begins in the grave," is a ticking time bomb that should be defused with the same urgency as other bombs are. A secular government should not allow anyone to spread the poison of intolerance and xenophobia either in mosques or in madrasas. A study of what is taught in Indian madrasas, and the content of sermons delivered in mosques, is urgently required. If found intolerant, supremacist, exclusivist and xenophobic, the ulema, madrasas and imams should be confronted with them and asked to change.

    Also, the least the government of India can do to ameliorate the plight of Muslim women today is to promulgate a law similar to Pakistan's  Muslim Family Laws Ordinance of 1961, with just one difference, fixing the age of marriage of girls at 18, instead of 14, as in the Ordinance. This should have been done along with reforms in Hindu personal laws in the 1950s, or at least immediately after reforms in Muslim laws in Pakistan. But better half a century late than never. Male chauvinist Indian Muslim ulema will still howl in protest. But they will not have much to say as these reforms have been acceptable to their counterparts in Pakistan and Bangladesh for over half a century. ...  Muslims have to start reclaiming the Islam that the Prophet had brought and rethinking how it can be lived and practised in the vastly changed circumstances of the 21st century.

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