• Muhtaram Ghulam Rasool saheb, Pahle aap mua’ashre ki islah kariye. Aurat aur mard dono ki islah kariye. Jin asbab ki bnuiyad par auraton ko mazar ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث )
  • excellent article. thanks NAI for sharing it with us!'
    ( By haan haan )
  • More than a century ago Africa too “was carved up” in Berlin Conference by European powers; with un-natural borders using a ruler for straight lines, ...
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • Ghaus saab, you did not get my point. I do not want either men or women banned from shrines.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Censorship of books in many Muslim majority countries is synonymous with promoting ignorance. In India we have Dina Nath Batra and ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Very touching and effective appeal. Its going viral on the internet is very well deserved.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • HERE ARE THE PROPHETIC TRADITIONSTHAT I MEANT IN MY LAST COMMENT: Prophet (pbuh) not only lifted his prohibition on visiting graves, but also encouraged his followers, ...
    ( By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi )
  • Dear Ghulam Ghaus saheb, I fully respect your being Sunni, Hanafi, Nizami, Razvi and Sufi-supporter but I am amazed at your naivety. In my limited ...
    ( By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi )
  • lesson for leaders in the land of arabism .. uncle sam is the cousin of terrorist Khazar Globalist NWO spesies ... these khazar spesies ...
    ( By Brother of OIC )
  • lesson for leaders in the land of arabism .. uncle sam is the cousin of terrorist Khazar Globalist NWO spesies ... these khazar ...
    ( By Brother of OIC )
  • Let's hope against all hopes, at least in the near future, that the message of the Kargil Martyr’s Daughter reaches to every house ...
    ( By Arman Neyazi )
  • We American Muslims also have faced this challenge of defining the word: KAFIR. Below is the definition created and given to interfaith community....
    ( By Iftekhar Hai )
  • Jb Ghulam Ghous Sb says, ' my Imam' Jb Ghulam Rasool Sb says, ' my Imam'. I got confused about the number of Imams. Will ...
    ( By Raihan Nezami )
  • Mr Ghulam Rasool, you say, “lets not hover over the personalities”. Mr. Ghulam Rasool, You quoted Mufti Abdul Qayyum Hazarwi to defend your statement, but ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث )
  • Jb Ghulam Rasool Dehlavi Sb: You are projecting yourself as an Aalim-ul Ghaib", it reflects from your statement given below as if Allah Kareem ...
    ( By Raihan Nezami )
  • Ansarisaab, I do not want any mullas banned. I want us to think for ourselves and to be free to express our opinions unless ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Leave these maulanas aside. Let us learn to think for ourselves. Should women's liberties be restricted because men have evil desires? It would ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Mr Aaina: I have already expressed myself regarding the article as the solution of this grave problem is not a child's play and can not ...
    ( By Raihan Nezami )
  • Dear Ghulam Ghaus saheb, lets not hover over the personalities. Only Ala Hazrat or Mufti Abdul Qayyum Hazarwi are not permitted by Allah to conduct ...
    ( By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi )
  • @ ghulam mohiyuddin saheb, But i do not think you practically support acceptance of diversity and validation of other view points. Just in case of ...
    ( By Ameen Ansari )
  • To Raihan Nezami: I have no Hidden agenda if it was I will not write it and reply or would change name and write ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Mr. Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, I have read his fatwa and various others’ fatwas too. This Minhaji fatwa is very short and almost the same thing ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث )
  • Sectarian division is a bitter fact in Muslim community. Whenever we generally ask any Muslim if he likes sectarian division in the Muslim community, he ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث )
  • Dear Ghulam Ghaus saheb, you would want to read this fatwa issued by Mufti abdul qayyum hasarwi, an autheticn Sunni Islamic jurist in the Indo....
    ( By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi )
  • What do you say about the use of ‘Gunahe Azeem’ in the holy Quran at numerous places? For example, Allah Almighty says in the Qura’n, “They ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث )
  • I totally disagree with the conclusive points made by Mr. Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi in this article............... The best jurisprudential book I have read on ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث )
  • The article demonstrates the bare facts about the Muslim ghetto which are hidden from the eyes of the mainstream citizens and administration.'
    ( By Raihan Nezami )
  • Using phrases like "Gunah-e-Azeem" to spread fear and superstition is typical of shirk-baaz obscurantists. They deserve only ridicule.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Mr. Aaina: When you had no answers, started complaining to the editor, it is another trick of diverting attention from the core issues. You are ...
    ( By Raihan Nezami )
  • The present lot of women can be compared to the Begamat Hz Aaisha (r.a) Hz Fatimah (r.a) or others. The graveyards of Sufis are not ...
    ( By Raihan Nezami )
  • To Raihan Nezami: Well you said me of low intellectual which I accepted as your certificate which you Muslims are very fond of giving different ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Good article. The spirituality in itself is a divine gift bestowed to the people who follow the righteous path avoiding the evil deeds and are ...
    ( By Raihan Nezami )
  • Even if the majority of Pakistanis are against terrorism, they cannot consider themselves to be totally innocent if they hold intolerant and backward views.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Good article! Acceptance of diversity and validation of other view points are the hallmarks of civilized societies.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Any educational system that glorifies past regressive practices and considers modernism an enemy of Islam should not get our support.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Mr. Aaina: Keep attacking on personal grounds but it is not going to demoralize the intellectuals participating in discussions here. There is nothing wrong in having ...
    ( By Raihan Nezami )
  • it is clear how much Zakir Naik can gather comments and you can find strait dived btween the commenters who favour and against, certainly he ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • To Raihan Nezami: Well you can keep your opinion about me, I have no problem with. Now I repeat what I have written let the readers ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Mr. Aaina: Your request cum bitter criticism to NewageIslam exposed your personal bias against Jb Ghulam Mohiyuddin Sb in particular and the Muslims in general ...
    ( By Raihan Nezami )
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    ( By Dolly Passey )

    Islamic Society

    Qawwali and the Sufi Tradition: Music That Unites
    Taimur Shamil

    The early Sufis of the 11th and 12th century called it Sam'aa, in the Middle East. Sam'aa, traditionally, was a Sufi gathering which usually comprised nay, daff, and Sarangi as musical instruments. Sufis would gather in this Sam'aa to chant God's names, clap and sing holy couplets and reprise Quranic verses. Almost all the Sufi orders in the world group together for Sam'aa but the tradition in South Asia has its own flavour. The Chishti Sufis of India, in particular, stand out for their literary, poetic and musical traditions....

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    There are additional interesting nuggets in Lubnani’s testimony. He confirmed that al Qaeda’s senior leadership rejected the Islamic State’s Manhaj, or methodology, for waging jihad. It is well known that al Qaeda’s leadership criticized Abu Musab al Zarqawi and his successors, who founded the Islamic State, for their indiscriminate attacks on Shiites. Lubnani noted that al Qaeda’s leaders “were rejecting the Manhaj of the mujahidin in Iraq even before the establishment of the State.”....

    Islamic World News

    ISIL Forces Fighters to Use Drugs, Hallucinations Pills
    Islamic Preacher BANS Text Emojis

    Jaish Terror Module Busted In Delhi, 12 Detained

    Islamic Preacher BANS Text Emojis for Muslims Because They Are Blasphemous

    Pakistan Oppose Military Action against Afghan Taliban Leaders in Its Soil

    Arab World

    Saudi IS Members Killing Their Own Relatives

    Scores of Al-Nusra Terrorists Killed in Army's Artillery Shelling South of Idlib


    India Rebuts US Charges of Deteriorating Religious Freedom


    UK's Covert Propaganda Bid to Stop Muslims Joining ISIS

    South Asia

    Taliban Commander among 7 Killed During Clash with Afghan Police in Zabul


    ‘Disgracing’ Sikh Youth’s Turban: Five Blasphemy Accused Granted Bail

    Muslim Farmers in Pakistan Help Catholics Rebuild Church

    North America

    Muslims in Canada Increasingly Proud Of and Attached To Canadian Identity, Says Report


    One Soldier Killed, 10 Wounded in PKK Bomb Attack in Turkey’s Southeast

    Turkey Hits ISIL in Syria, Russia ‘Concerned’

    Southeast Asia

    Filipino Islamic Militants Threaten Three Hostages after Beheading a Canadian


    Nigeria: Africa's Growth Lowest in 15 Years - IMF

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Delhi Commission for Women to Study Countries’ Laws on Triple Talaq
    File photo od DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal.

    First Ever Gym for Muslim Women Will Ban Blokes and Loud Music

    School in Lyngby Refuses Admission to Six Muslim Women in Niqabs

    89 Female Afghan Cadets Start ‘Special Operations Education’ In Turkey

    Women From Across the UK and Overseas Set to Attend This Month's Daughters of Eve Conference, Addressing Contemporary Women's Issues

    Long Beach Sued Over Cop's Removal of Muslim Woman's Hijab

    Cheating Wife Ordered Deranged ‘Islamic State-Style Execution’ On Husband

    Visually Impaired Girl Gets Bank Job, Returns Rs. 10,000 to Collector Who Gave Her Money to Study

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Islam and the West

    Five Years after Bin Laden’s Death, Mystery Surrounding Saudi Arabia and 9/11 Remains
    Bruce Riedel

    Bandar’s wife, Princess Haifa al-Faisal, was even accused of sending money to two of the Saudi hijackers who had lived in San Diego while preparing for the attack. Zacarias Moussaoui, who was convicted for involvement in terrorism and has widely been called the 20th hijacker, claimed Bandar was involved in funding al-Qaeda along with Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former head of Saudi intelligence and Princess Haifa’s brother. Moussaoui made many other allegations, including that the Saudi Embassy had been involved in a plot to shoot down Air Force One during the Clinton administration...

    Islam and the West

    I Have Tried To Find A Way to Enjoy This Life: Syrian Refugees One Year On
    Patrick Kingsley

    It’s hard for Zahraa Daoud to pinpoint exactly what she finds most exciting about Germany. Maybe it’s the buildings, which seem so big and grand. Maybe it’s the nightlife, which had all but vanished back home in Syria. Or maybe it’s the tattoos. “The drawings on people’s bodies!” she marvels. “We had those in Syria, but only a few.”...

    Interfaith Dialogue

    Even After Death, People Fear Muslims
    Craig Considine

    Muslims in Dudley and elsewhere must be given the right to bury their dead with peaceful dignity. This is called showing basic human decency. It is called loving our neighbors, for you Christians out there. We can also call it love of humanity. Dudley - and the United States broadly speaking - needs more of it....

    Islam and Politics

    At the time Erdogan’s words sent shockwaves among Muslim Brotherhood figures who were opposed to the separation of state and religion. Brotherhood figures expressed anger at the promotion of Turkey’s secular system and even issued a statement in which they characterized Erdogan’s speech as “interference” in Egypt’s local issues.....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Time to Question Shame: Tracing the Origins of the Muslim Veil
    Hamza Rao

    Religious thought must be able to adapt and 'befriend' the world it is addressing. Religion addresses societies and societies are based on some ostensibly logical and rational orders. Society and culture are the products of meaningful evolution and hence are rooted and present in individuals’ minds. For this very reason, Islam needs to synchronise itself with the time it is in....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    They are banned in France, mandated in Saudi Arabia and a fashion statement in Indonesia. Veils for Muslim women come in all sizes, shapes and colours — and with terminology that can mean different things in different places....

    Pakistan Press

    Asia Bibi and Blasphemy Laws: New Age Islam's Selection, 04 May 2016

    Can Women Be Protected By A Bill?

    By Umair Arif

    Donald Trump, Pakistan and Afghanistan

    By Mohammad Jamil

    Middle East Conundrum

    By S P Seth

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Urdu Section

    The Triple Talaq (Divorce)  طلاق ثلاثہ کا مسئلہ
    Hafeez Nomani

    حضرت عمرؓ کا طلاق کے بارے میں فیصلہ بعض حضرات پر گراں گذرا ہے لیکن کیا یہ بھی شبہ کی بات ہے کہ قرآن عظیم کی کتابی شکل بھی حضرت عمرؓ کا کارنامہ ہے۔ جب جنگ یمامہ میں 6 ہزار مسلمان شہید ہوئے تھے اور ان میں کئی حافظ قرآن تھے تب حضرت عمرؓ نے حضرت ابوبکرؓ سے درخواست کی تھی کہ اگر حافظ قرآن نہ رہے تو قرآن عظیم کا کیا ہوگا؟ جس پر خلیفۂ اوّل نے فرمایا تھا کہ جو کام حضور اکرمؐ نے نہیں کیا یا جسے کرنے کا حکم نہیں دیا وہ ہم کیسے کریں؟ اور پھر جب حضرت عمرؓ نے بزرگ صحابہؓ کو بھی متوجہ کیا تب۔

    Islam and Human Rights

    He pointed to China, which has imprisoned some opposed to a state campaign to remove crosses from churches, and Iran’s majority-Shiite regime, where Sunnis, Christians and Baha’is have been persecuted, imprisoned and even sentenced to death on dubious unrelated charges. And in Pakistan more people are on death row or serving life sentences for blasphemy charges than in any other nation in the world....


    Amidst the failed confidence-building measures between India and Pakistan, a Facebook video posted by the daughter of a Kargil War martyr has given a strong message to policymakers of both countries without uttering a single word......


    Islamic World News

    Syrian Army Turns Raqqa Districts into Hell for ISIL Terrorists

    Islamic State Isn’t the Only One Calling for a Caliphate In Turkey

    Taliban Must Renounce Violence If ‘Considering They Are Sons of Afghanistan’

    Religious Tolerance in India Deteriorated In 2015: U.S. Commission

    JuD Chief Rejects Charges of Promoting Extremism in Thar

    Arab World

    Infightings Kill, Wound Scores of Terrorists East, Northeast of Damascus

    The UAE May Build a Mountain to Make It Rain


    Shocking Scale of Turkey's Islamist Terror Threat Facing British Tourists

    South Asia

    Taliban Shadow Governor Haji Lala Killed With His 43 Fighter in Kandahar

    Pakistani Insurgent among 33 Killed In Latest ANSF Air and Ground Raids: Afghan MoD


    Foundation Day Celebrations: In Gujarat, A Play on Hindu-Muslim Marriage, Inter-Caste Ties


    Will Not Allow Destruction of Temples in Pakistan: Hafiz Saeed


    Islamic State Threatens To Expose British Military Secrets

    French Journalist Infiltrates Islamic State Cell for Six Months

    North America

    In 2016, Toddlers Have Shot More People in the US Than Muslim Terrorists Have


    Isis Selling Chickens and Eggs in Libya's Sirte amid Financial Troubles

    Southeast Asia

    Detention Powers Stir Concern Over Indonesia Terror Law

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Saudi Arabia Gives Women the Right to a Copy of Their Marriage Contract

    Lankan Muslim Panel Likely To Suggest Raising Age Of Marriage For Girls

    Delhi Govt to Study Muslim Women's Concerns

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    California Muslims Sue over Hijab Discrimination

    Muslim Women Accuse Laguna Beach Cafe of Booting Them Because Of Their Religion

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    Islamic Society

    How Muslim Governments Impose Ignorance
    Mustafa Akyol

    This wilful closed-mindedness is not an inherent feature of Islam. A thousand years ago, Muslim societies were open and curious, while Christian Europe was insular and fearful of “blasphemy.” Aristotle’s books were translated and studied in Baghdad and Córdoba, and banned in Paris and Rome. No wonder the Muslim world was then the home to groundbreaking discoveries in science, medicine and mathematics. In theology, too, Muslim thinkers like Ibn Rushd, also known as Averroës, developed sophisticated arguments that would inspire Christian thinkers....

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    There Was Nobody to Help Me Stop My Son Joining ISIS
    Kate Connolly

    In cases of people who have left to join Jihadis in Syria or elsewhere, the chances of getting them back are slim, Köhler says. “Maybe 5%.” So the key is to stop them going in the first place. He recalls “night-time conversations with mothers and sisters calling to say a son is on Skype from Syria, his father is talking to him in the next room, and our job is to try to keep him chatting”. Köhler says the longer the dialogue can be kept up – talking about the family pet, fond memories of family life – the higher the chance is to save them.....

    Current Affairs

    Of Love and Hate in Pakistan
    Santosh Desai

    The high point of her trip was going to a Mandir so that she could ring the bells loudly as she had seen so many times on screen! The largest brand of ‘lawn’- that Pakistani innovation of unstitched Shalwar-Quameez fabric that has become all the rage is called Khaadi, and its ads are everywhere. Indian entertainment channels are available on cable, and the IPL is covered live...

    The War Within Islam

    Turkey Should Not Repeat Pakistan’s Mistake
    Yasser Latif Hamdani

    Many well-meaning Indian Muslim modernists like the Aga Khan III and Syed Ameer Ali wrote letters of appeal to Ataturk asking him to preserve the institution of Caliphate, to even become the Caliph himself, but Ataturk refused to budge. There are many historians and scholars of constitutional law who have questioned Ataturk’s decision to follow the French model instead of the British model that would have accommodated some role for religion....

    Islam and Politics

    From Houla to Aleppo: Syria’s Srebrenica Moments Multiply
    Joyce Karam

    For ISIS and Al-Qaeda's Nusra, this status quo is ideal in Syria in terms of preying on civilians' tragedies to increase recruitment, emerge as a hard-line alternative to the more moderate groups and confirm the conspiratorial sentiment that the West is allied with Assad. Given the brutal nature of the war and the very low likelihood for an action plan to protect civilians, Srebrenica moments are only bound to repeat in Syria....

    Islam and Politics

    Since November, ISIS’s pseudo-caliphate has lost forty per cent of its territory in Iraq and ten per cent in Syria, as well as tens of thousands of fighters, tons of arms, and hundreds of millions of dollars stored in warehouses that have been bombed by the U.S.-led coalition. ISIS fighters are dying faster than they can be replaced. For the first time, ISIS no longer seems invincible.....

    Pakistan Press

    Gurmehar’s Silent Battle for Peace: New Age Islam's Selection, 03 May 2016

    MQM or PSP?

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    A New Fata

    By Mohammad Ali Babakhel

    The Less Explored Foreign Policy Options

    By Nasuruallah Brohi

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    Middle East Press

    'Yes Men' Taking Over As the Middle East Elite: New Age Islam’s Selection, 03 May 2016

    The Dilemma of the Arab Policymaker

    By Khaled Almaeena

    Putin: Leader of the Orthodox Slavs

    By Mshari Al Thaydi

    Time for a Reality Check

    By Nadeem Mumtaz Qureshi

    Upholding Mandela’s Legacy

    By Ramzy Baroud

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Interfaith Dialogue

    Living together with people of different faiths can teach you many things, including the art of cordial interfaith coexistence, which is something that reading about other faiths or brief encounters with people from other religious traditions at interfaith meetings simply cannot....



    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    An Appeal to Sufi Divines: Please Go Beyond Clichés Like Islam Is a Religion of Peace, Refute the Generally Accepted Core Theology Which Is Helping Jihadis Lure Our Youths to Terrorism
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    Respected Sufi divines, I would, therefore, earnestly appeal to you to use the opportunity provided by the Delhi conclave to go beyond the usual shibboleths. Sufi approach of focussing on the positive features of Islam worked well at one time. There was no internet then. In the internet age everyone is a scholar. In this age of instant scholarship, nothing can be hidden or bypassed.

    It must be understood, that the radical Islamist theology and the current Islamic theology of consensus are by and large one and the same. Any differences are cosmetic. ISIS may vanish tomorrow. But the problem of radicalisation will remain. Islam supremacism, xenophobia, intolerance and exclusivism are inherent in the current Islamic, and not just Islamist theology.

    Focusing on positive features of Islam is an essential part of De-radicalisation or, more realistically, Preventing Radicalisation. But it is not bearing fruit in full measure as the core theology agreed to by nearly all Muslims militates against these positives. As briefly outlined above, this core and consensual theology nullifies the impact of all arguments made against violent extremism. It is this core theology that needs to be refuted and changed.  Let us all try and bring the core Islamic theology in line with the actual teachings of Quran and Sunnah. Let us move away from the current theology of violence and xenophobia. Let us move towards a coherent, comprehensive theology of peace and pluralism, co-existence and gender justice.

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