إن وصف الإرهاب "بالجهادي" هو مثل إضفاء الشرعية على سلوكه الإجرامي باعتباره عملا نبيلا. فيجب أن ندعوهم القتلة والمجرمين وليس لنا أن ندعوهم الجهاديين. أنا قد كتبت هذا الوصف القصير على حساب خبرتي في الطائرة وهذا جهادي، لأنني أعرف أيضا ما هو النوع من الاستجابة الذي قد أتلقى من بعض القراء الذين قد اعتزموا نشر الخوف من خلال نشر سوء الفهم لتقسيم الناس ذوي المحبة للسلام.
قرآن فطرت کی خوبصورتی، اس کی ہم آہنگی اور وجودیاتی دلیل کے طور پر زندگی کے ساتھ اس کے تعلقات پر روشنی ڈالنے والی ایک زندہ و تابندہ کتاب ہے۔ قرآن کے اندر ان مظاہر فطرت کا ذکر بیانات کی شکل میں ہے جن میں اس طرح وسیع پیمانے پر واضح انداز میں کائنات کے قوانین کا احاطہ کیا گیا ہے کہ جس کی خوبصورتی، حسن، سر و اسرار اور کمالات ہماری توجہ کو اپنی طرف مبذول کر لیتے ہیں اور ہمیں اپنا گرویدہ بنا لیتے ہیں۔ لہذا مثال کے طور پر، مندرجہ ذیل قرآنی آیتیں خوبصورت اور تصوراتی ہیں اور ساتھ ہی ساتھ ان میں اجرام فلکی کے محوری اور مقناطیسی تعلقات کی واضح طور پر نشاندہی کی گئی ہے، جنہیں سائنس کئی صدیوں کے بعد دریافت کرنے میں کامیاب ہو سکی۔
Syed Shamshad Ahmad Nasir, New Age Islam
بدقسمتی سے مسلمان ممالک اس فساد عظیم کی لپیٹ میں ہیں۔ اور وہ عقل سے اور دانش مندی سے ہرگز کام نہیں لے رہے۔ پھر تہمت مغربی ممالک یا امریکہ پر لگا دیتے ہیں کہ وہ ہمارے درمیان پھوٹ اور بگاڑ پیدا کر رہے ہیں۔ جب آپ کو یہ معلوم ہے تو پھر آپ ان کے پیچھے کیوں چلتے ہیں۔ کیوں ان کی بات مانتے ہیں۔ اگر تو پتہ نہیں تو پھر بات کسی حد تک ٹھیک رہتی ہے مگر جب آپ کو معلوم ہے کہ مغربی ممالک آپ کے درمیان پھوٹ ڈال رہے ہیں تو آپ ان کا کیوں شکار بن رہے ہیں۔
ماہ رمضان کی ایک بابرکت رات لیلۃ القدر میں اللہ تعالیٰ نے لوح محفوظ سے سماء دنیا (زمین سے قریب والا آسمان) پر قرآن کریم نازل فرمایا اور اس کے بعد حسب ضرورت تھوڑا تھوڑا حضور اکرم ﷺ پر نازل ہوتا رہا اور تقریباً ۲۳ سال کے عرصہ میں قرآن کریم مکمل نازل ہوا۔ قرآن کریم کا تدریجی نزول اُس وقت شروع ہوا جب آپ ﷺ کی عمر مبارک چالیس سال تھی۔ قرآن کریم کی سب سے پہلی جو آیتیں غارِ حرا میں اتریں وہ سورۂ علق کی ابتدائی آیات ہیں: اِقْرَاْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّکَ الَّذِیْ خَلَقَ۔ خَلَقَ الْاِنْسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ۔ اِقْرَاْ وَرَبُّکَ الْاَکْرَمْ پڑھو اپنے اس پروردگار کے نام سے جس نے پیدا کیا۔
Now Direct Attack on Islam
Shakeel Shamsi, Tr. New Age Islam
We are all aware of the fact that Al Baghdadi first killed Muslims on sectarian lines, then slaughtered the Christians of Iraq and then killed the Yazidis and Sunnis of Kurdistan. His actions had proved that he was an enemy of Muslims. Now he has also proved that he is also an enemy of Islam. By declaring Islam to be a religion of war and bloodshed, he is attacking the mission of the holy prophet pbuh and inviting Muslim youth towards Hell in the name of jihad. The brutality and ruthlessness his group has demonstrated in slaughtering human beings makes one feel that to him bloodshed and slaughtering of human beings is real Islam. Therefore, the time has come for all the Muslims irrespective of caste and sect to stand up against these marauders and thwart their propaganda of those attacking Islam otherwise we would not be able to show our face to our posterity. They will ask, “Why did you remain silent when the beautiful religion of the holy prophet pbuh was distorted by the terrorists?’....
In the 1980s and 2000s the MQM was the darling of the military establishment because it was first needed under General Zia ul Haq to counter the PPP in Sindh and then under General Pervez Musharraf to counter the PPP and PMLN in the rest of the country. Even during General Ashfaq Kayani’s time, the military establishment used the MQM to leverage power-relations with the PPP and PMLN...
Books and Documents
This book is not without its flaws. A drawback of the anecdotal style in which it is written is that Ahmad’s life is presented with neither chronological nor thematic consistency. Comprehensive indices would make this a minor irritant, but since the index here is rather incomplete, reviewing material on any particular event or subject necessitates paging through the entire book....
The minister was next in line to incur the wrath of the fatwa-brigade after a recent speech at the Karachi Arts Council where he termed religious seminaries as ‘universities of ignorance’ that are steeped in intolerance. While many feel that the minister’s statement could have been more carefully phrased in order to avoid putting all the seminaries in the same bracket….
Islam, Women and Feminism
Young Muslim women from lower middle class families in Lucknow have got a chance to break stereotypes and show the strengths and talents they possess. If there is a Hameeda, who has moved on from her dismal past and become an independent career woman reaching out to others in distress, then there’s also a Nasreen, who has defied the odds to make a life for herself and her children without any support or encouragement from her family….
Sir Syed’s legacy
Muhammad Ali Musofer
To highlight the importance of rational thinking, Syed Ahmad Khan wrote extensively in Urdu and his exegesis of the Holy Quran is viewed as one of the prominent examples of rational interpretation of scripture in the modern age. To align Muslim religious thought and scientific knowledge, Sir Syed asserted that scientific knowledge did not contradict religion….
The four terrorists arrested for killing 45 members of the Shia Ismaili community in a bus attack near Safoora Goth last week told them that they had targeted human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud because of her campaign against Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz....
While the militants operate freely, the space for moderate and saner voices is fast shrinking. The authorities have yet to track down the murderers of Sabeen Mahmud and one is not sure if those involved in the Ismaili carnage will ever be apprehended though they have publicly claimed responsibility....
Sabria S. Jawhar
The basics of Islam, of course, are cleanliness, yet it’s common to see individuals perform ablution using drinking water and making a mess. Many worshippers visiting from outside the Kingdom arrive at the mosques with chest infections or flu and think nothing of spitting in a mosque or leaving tissues littering the floor....
Radical Islamism and Jihad
Authorities estimate only half-a-dozen New Zealanders have traveled to Syria to fight with Islamic State. It's unclear how they've become radicalized, although Taylor's case might provide a clue: He's acknowledged listening to the sermons of the late U.S.-born al-Qaida preacher Anwar al-Awlaki....
At a conference coordinated by Maulana Ziaul Haq Naqshbandi in Lahore, they said suicide attacks were un-Islamic and terrorists who were killed by the security forces were not martyrs. But at the same time, they wanted the government to free Mumtaz Qadri, the police commando who assassinated Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, inspired by Fatwas against him....
Islam and Spiritualism
Dr A Q Khan
One can see how Allah Almighty was opening Asad’s heart to Islam through small events, stories and explanation by simple, almost illiterate Arab nomads. And didn’t Allah say: “He whom Allah guides is rightly guided but he whom Allah leaves to stray, for him will you find no protector to lead him to the right destination” (18:17)....
Islam and Sectarianism
Another historian to bring the Isma’ilis and God face to face – instead of on the same side – is Baha ad-Din Ibn Shaddad (1147 AD – 1234 AD), the biographer of Salah-ad-Din Ayyubi, the great Muslim military commander. Ibn Shaddad writes that after the Isma’ilis attempted to assassinate Salah-ad-Din in 1176 AD, “God delivered him from their plots”. For the staunchly religious, there could be no worse insult....
Muslims and Islamophobia
Inas Younis, New Age Islam
If you want to know who is financing Ms. Geller and other Islamophobes, it stands to reason that the one who is most likely to benefit from their activities is the guilty party. But clearly the ones benefitting the most from Pamela Geller’s anti Muslim vitriol, provocations, and attack campaigns are Muslim extremists. The more public displays of hatred against Muslims she orchestrates the more ammunition she gives ISIS types to justify their actions and reinforce their racist narratives....
Islam and the West
Why Elites Love Drones
Robert J. Burrowes, New Age Islam
Attacks by drones on innocent civilians, such as wedding parties in Afghanistan, serve the purpose of provoking retaliatory responses brilliantly. And by not mentioning the violence that provokes the retaliations while emphasising the retaliations themselves, elites and their agents are able to 'justify' western military policy for those not paying much attention or gullible enough to believe the warped perspective presented by compliant academics and the corporate media.....
Islam, Women and Feminism
The Hijabi Chronicles: Muslim Women Enter Hip-Hop Arena
Women Scholars in Egypt Reflect On the Intersection of Islam and Feminism
Saudi Woman Yearly Spends Over SR12, 000 on Cosmetics
Pakistan: Cabinet Approves Bill on Violence against Women
Hundreds Women, Girls and Children Saved From Boko Haram Now In Military Custody
Swiping Right in the Islamic Republic As Tinder Takes Off In Tehran
Two Muslim Girls Top Kerala Medical Entrance Exam
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Islamic World News
Saudi King Salman
Saudi King: No Discrimination between Citizens and Expats
Yemeni Forcers Kill 18 Saudi Soldiers in Retaliation Attack
Saudi Arabia Kills Dozens of Yemeni Civilians
5 Refugees Killed in Saudi Attack on Yemen Aid Office
Mosque Leaders Yet To Take To Uniform Prayer Timings
The Role of Deobandi School of Thought in Iran Discussed
4 Killed in South Sudan as UN Compound Bombed
Ten Killed As Clashes Erupt In Key Libyan Cities
Two Militants Including Three Killed In Security Incidents in Kandahar
Teenager among Six Charged In Malaysia over Terror Plots
Canada to Hold Conference over Jihadist Youth Fears
Obama Urged to Seek End to Israel’s Occupation of Palestine
Cops File Case after Mumbai Firm Tells Job-Seeker 'We Hire Only Non-Muslims'
India's Liberal Heart: Citizenship for Hindu Refugees Quadruples under Modi
A Georgian Region Is Fertile Ground for Islamic State
Destruction of Palmyra Would Be 'Enormous Loss to Humanity:' UNESCO Chief
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Islam,Terrorism and Jihad
Newly released documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s safe house in Abbottabad show the al-Qaeda leader received multiple payments from an individual he identified as “the Indian brother in Madinah”....
“Unlike what we saw in the videos on the Internet and what we were preached by our handlers, the IS is into un-Islamic activities in Iraq. They treat men and women as sex slaves. I was appalled by what I saw. Women are relegated as sex objects. This disillusioned me and I decided to return to India,”...
Does a Madrasa spread militancy only if it hands out guns to its students? What about the medieval and sectarian texts and courses with which innocent minds are brainwashed into hatred and superstition? Are there not seeds of extremism and violence embedded in what is taught to them, seeds that easily sprout into militancy when put into an enabling environment...
Radical Islamism and Jihad
Today, in a world where people are often careful to separate the state from religious issues, most would agree that governments should stick to waging physical battles against Islamist militants rather than getting caught up in ideological wars. But the challenge insurrectionist Islamists pose is an ideological one, and it cannot be addressed without undertaking the perilous task of crafting counternarratives....