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  • Naseer sb., There is no compulsion in any of Jesus's sermons. He never said anything like, "“Kill....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseer sb., It is not a question of believing or not believing in the Quran. It is a question of believing.....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Happy Holi, everyone.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • GM sb says "In Christianity, there is no compulsion in religion. 2Ti 2:24 As the ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • "It appears" is not the primary evidence. It is the supporting evidence to what the Quran...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Hats Off's frenzied animus seems to be eating him from within. I hope he does not explode.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hats off's literalism is a mirror image of Naseer sb.'s literalism. One...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • More rubbish from Hats Off! Violent extremism, by whatever name, is the same....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Yes, good call. BUT the President's comments connecting ANZAC with the deranged....
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • there is a huge difference. the isis were quoting the Quran...
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  • it is really a gladdening thought that there is nothing even remotely...
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  • islam is about copting religions, grabbing mal e ghanimat, lying to mislead....
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  • What is Hats Off talking about? Where does Wajahat Ali say anything...
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  • Naseer sb. says, "It appears that the people before Moses called themselves....
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  • Bandage treatment of marriage and inheritance laws will not help. What....
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  • The rise of Wahhabism, white nationalism and Hindu nationalism has shrunk...
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  • Very good article! The call to reject hate, intolerance, exclusion and violence must be vigorous and oft-repeated...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • what do you call a person who believes in a text that gratuitously denigrates...
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  • Religion is from God and God alone can tell us about the history of His religion....
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  • Naseer sb., You have not yet replied to my last comment in this thread....
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  • Naseer sb. will do everything in his power to include Christianity and Judaism....
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  • What is the essence of Islam?. What is Islam?. Islam is the religion of love, peace, acceptance, compassion and ....
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  • In fact Quran is not a Veda /religious book/spiritual book.It is a document of Arab imperialism.That...
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  • What is Hats Off saying? Is he saying that the rising white supremacist hate movement should ...
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  • This MUNKAR needs psychological consultation, Iran backed writer'
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  • You have hit the nail on the head squarely with this: “This disdain for many aspects of modernity translates ....
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  • this man so conveniently forgets the shooting and suicide bombings of ahmadiya.....
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  • White Supremacy and radical Islamism do have striking similarities....
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  • Excellent article! The world has tolerated Islamophobia for far too....
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  • The whites are scared. Their birth rates are low. Their streets are full of black....
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  • Hate, intolerance, violence and extremism in "Islamic" tafsir is the work...
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  • Nyayendra Narayan Yes u all are also most tolrant society in tha world who celebrate killing of muslim anywhere in the qorld nd support of rapist...
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  • thoughtful suggestion.
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  • Suhail Reshi To know what I mean you will have to study the part of Islamic history related to various Khalifa, particularly from ...
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  • Syed Mubarak What do mean by saying that true followers of prophet.,.
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    However, the key characteristic of Mehr in Bangladesh compared to other Islamic countries is that it is almost universally and automatically specified to be only paid in the case of husband-initiated divorce, a lot like the standard prenuptial agreement. Hence, there is no effective costly threat of divorce initiated by the wife...

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    Acceptance is however based on trust or faith and to indicate both trust/faith and acceptance is to acknowledge a relationship of peace and friendship rather than hostility.  Salam used as a greeting may have initially indicated only acceptance and trust and over a period acquired the meaning of “peace” since acceptance and trust leads to peace. Now, after centuries of peace and among friends and relatives, it is interpreted as a prayer of peace for the one greeted as our minds are no longer suspicious of the other....

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    Mr. President,

    The US is withdrawing from Afghanistan as well as from Iraq and Syria. Inspired by the Taliban declaration of victory, a radicalised terrorist in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, backed by a Pakistan-based Islamist terrorist organisation, attacked an Indian military convoy, killing 40 soldiers. Similar suicide attack killed 27 elite revolutionary guards in Sistan, Iran. Emboldened Jihadists will surely carry out more such attacks in future. The gloating in Islamist circles for having “defeated” both the superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States, has reached its peak.

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    The creation of Adam and his progeny, distinct from every other creature, in their cognitive abilities, was a great favour of Allah on the progeny of Adam. Further, Allah sent Messengers all through the ages, to guide mankind on the straight path to success in this life and in the Hereafter.  This process of guidance through revelations culminated with Muhammad (pbuh), and the revelation of the Quran containing the perfected and complete religion. With it was also complete the granting of full autonomy to man in making moral choices and therefore the Quran proclaimed, “Let there be no compulsion in religion”....

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    Mainstream Muslims have considered Islam a spiritual path to salvation, one of the many. Islam aims at reforming society for a peaceful, harmonious, pluralist existence. However, due to certain historical factors, the theology and jurisprudence of Islam that evolved in the 8th and 9th centuries (CE), present Islam as a political, totalitarian ideology of supremacism, xenophobia, intolerance and gender discrimination. It is this theology of violence, exclusivism and world-domination that is taught in madrasas and sustains Islamism. But despite the Islamist violence against peaceful Muslims and non-Muslims alike, the community is still not focussed on the need for evolving a counternarrative of Islam.

     It is imperative that Muslim countries that have signed the UN Charter look into the issue urgently and work towards developing a new theology of peace, pluralism and gender justice. While several countries like Morocco and now Saudi Arabia appear to be moving in this direction, the one country that has made a solid contribution is Turkey. In a decade-long exercise 100 Turkish scholars have managed to limit the number of authentic ahadith to just 1600, out of over 10,000, and provide each hadith with context and suitable interpretation. This book of authentic Hadith has been provided to all mosques in Turkey but I hope it is made available to the global Muslim community in their own languages as soon as possible.

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    Among many factors, social, economic, political, psychological, the one common feature is a brainwashing of vulnerable people on the basis of a supremacist, xenophobic, intolerant, exclusivist and totalitarian Jihadi theology. This is a blatant misuse of Islam, a spiritual path to salvation, that 1.6 billion Muslims believe, teaches peace, pluralism, co-existence and good neighbourliness.

     But there has to be a reason why jihadi ideology has gained acceptance so quickly; why fatwas issued by reputed moderate scholars prove so ineffective? How are Jihadis able to create a 100 percent certainty in the minds of some Muslims that violence against innocent people, including Muslims, whom they consider infidel, will please God and lead them to heaven?

     Clearly we Muslims need to rethink some basic features of our theology. Success of jihadism lies in the fact that, at its core, the jihadi theology is not very different from the consensus theology of all other schools of Islamic thought. For instance, jihadists are able to misuse the intolerant, xenophobic, war-time verses of the holy Quran, as Muslims believe that all verses, regardless of the context, are of universal applicability. Indeed, the Islamic theology of consensus, taught in all madrasas, says that Quran is uncreated, meaning that it is just an aspect of God; and so, divine like God Himself.....

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished’ But what about the mentors  of theological terror who provide the doctrinal basis for the militants turning terrorists? What is the state administration planning to do about it? Should they not be taken into account periodically, to review the situation and make course corrections as required?....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Jihadists interpret a famous verse from Surah al-Baqrah, like many other verses, as applicable to Muslims even today. This makes the Quranic verse appear self-contradictory. Jihadist ideologues have taken the word “Fitnah” to mean “kufr” (infidelity) and “shirk” (associating someone with God) with an aim to kill all non-Muslims and even Muslims who indulge in shirk (in their eyes by venerating idols or visiting shrines etc). This requires a fresh reading of this Qur'anic verse with a deeper insight into its linguistic implications and Qur'anic exegeses. The anti-terror Barelwi fatwa does quote the same verse in its refutation to the terrorist views, but it doesn’t discuss it in detail…….

    Islam and Politics

    Ghannouchi finds no contradiction between democracy and the traditional Islamic tenets—governing the relationship between the political authority and the people—such as Ijtihad (independent interpretive reasoning), Ijma (consensus), Ba‘yah (oath of allegiance), and Shura (consultation).....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Note: As articles on NewAgeIslam.com have pointed out again and again, instructions given in any war lapse with the end of the war. The war-time verses in the holy Quran not only instruct Muslims to kill, but also motivate them, announcing rewards for fighting and punishment for not fighting, i.e., sitting at home, without any valid excuse. All this is quire natural. But at the same time Muslims must also understand that these verses were meant for those wars in the7th century CE and cannot be applicable to us today in the 21st century, 14 centuries after the wars that gave the Prophet and his companions’ victory, establishing Islam on the face of earth. Now our job is simply to see that God’s universal and eternal messages in Quran are available to all the people in their own languages, so they can comprehend it and learn from it. The contextual verses are a part of our glorious history and should be left there, so that we learn from them how near-insurmountable obstacles the Prophet (saw) faced in establishing Islam and leaving us his magnificent legacy. Violent extremists among us have and will continue to use and misuse these contextual verses for their own ends. Let us Muslims not fall in the trap. – Editor

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    Mr. President,

    The US is withdrawing from Afghanistan as well as from Iraq and Syria. Inspired by the Taliban declaration of victory, a radicalised terrorist in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, backed by a Pakistan-based Islamist terrorist organisation, attacked an Indian military convoy, killing 40 soldiers. Similar suicide attack killed 27 elite revolutionary guards in Sistan, Iran. Emboldened Jihadists will surely carry out more such attacks in future. The gloating in Islamist circles for having “defeated” both the superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States, has reached its peak.

    Mr. President,

    Still fresh in our minds is what happened when the international community abandoned Afghanistan in 1989. Taliban ruled and Al-Qaeda got a safe haven. A series of atrocities including 9/11 and horrors of Islamic State followed.

     In this backdrop, the complacency of the world community in allowing Taliban to govern Afghanistan is inexplicable. Jihadist strength does not come from their soldiers and territories. It comes from an ideology and ideologies cannot be defeated militarily.

    Mr. President,

    The Jihadist ideology is based on very solid foundations in Islamic history, scriptures and theology. Moderate Muslims have not yet succeeded in evolving a satisfactory alternative theology of peace and pluralism to challenge the current theology of violence and exclusion. Even when such a theology evolves, it will take time and effort for it to be established. Mainstream Muslims should be allowed the time and space to work out and propagate a counternarrative. I would, therefore, urge the international community not to repeat the mistakes of 1989 and invite further disasters....

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