• हिंदुस्तान में रहने वाले हिंदू, मुस्लिम, सीख और ईसाई हम सब हिंदुस्तानी हैं. हिंदुस्तान में रहने वाले मुस्लिम खुद ही इस्लाम प्रति वफादार हैं लेकिन ...
    ( By Bushra )
  • मुसलमान पुरुषों को शादी के अलावा और कोई काम नहीं है. वहीँ अगर मुसलमान महिलाओं की शादी की बात आ जाये तो मुल्ला-मौलवी फतवे पे ...
    ( By Bushra )
  • मुस्लिम पुरुषों को शादी के अलवा शायद और कोई काम नहीं है वहीँ आगर मुसलमान महिलाओं की दुबारा शादी की बात आ जाये तो मुल्ला ...
    ( By Bushra )
  • इस्लाम का नाम सुनने के साथ ही लोगों के दिमाग में चार शादी, जरुरत से ज्यादा बच्चे और तलाक जैसे शब्द सबसे पहले आ जाता ...
    ( By Bushra )
  • Actual meaning of Nushuz: When one of the spouses is refractory , it is called Nushuz on the part of that spous....
    ( By Khalid Suhail )
  • अगर इस्लाम पढ़ नहीं सकते, उस पर अमल नहीं कर सकते हैं. इस्लाम को बदनाम न करे. इस्लाम में मुल्ला और मौलवी की गलत बयान ...
    ( By Bushra )
  • Decades ago there was an ad in the community paper for an ……. type of imam for their mosque. Told them that I know ...
    ( By rs )
  • Miss soya, yes USA full developed country hai but Saudi Arabia bhi developed country me ata hai... But jha baat no.1 ki baat hai .. ...
    ( By zahur )
  • "No Scope of Change in Triple Talaq System, Says All India Muslim Personal Law Board" . . . . . . This is very disappointing and ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • An interesting online debate: From: Taimur Tareen wish to give my views and do not claim these views are "the truth", these are only my views ...
    ( By Admin )
  • This is a step in the right direction. God wants nothing but justice for his creation, and the insecure men made up the codes that ...
    ( By Mike Ghouse )
  • मुसलमान भारतीय हैं या हिंदू भारतीय ऐसा कहने से अच्छा है की ये कहें आप हम सब भारतीय है. हमें अपने भारत देश पे नाज ...
    ( By Bushra )
  • Excellent article .Pity is that most Muslims are ignorant and illiterate of the main message of their religion: justice, mercy ...
    ( By humera ahmd )
  • The Government should empower the andolan by allowing it to register marriages, grant divorces and arbitrate in issues involving Muslim Personal Law...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The following is based on edited excerpts from the published research of Michael P. Johnson, Pennsylvania State University....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Nida jee...sir shaheen ne likha.15 अगस्त 2015 मीडिया रिपोर्टों के अनुसार एक नए अध्ययन....
    ( By Anis )
  • Social and religious justice in the family fold is very well possible within the jurisprudenceof Quran and Hadith.' ....
    ( By Raihan Nezami )
  • I wonder why God has created mentally ill people who can never find Sukh aur....
    ( By Satbir Singh Bedi )
  • I agree with Bushra. Indian Muslim must change their attitude....
    ( By Satbir Singh Bedi )
  • I agree with Bushra. Muslims must not consider their daughters as a burden. This also applies to non-Muslims. There should be ...
    ( By Satbir Singh Bedi )
  • I agree with the comments of Bushra in the interests of Muslim women.'....
    ( By Satbir Singh Bedi )
  • I wish that all Muslim men and women would support this draft act by Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan for development and progress of Indian Muslim.... ...
    ( By Satbir Singh Bedi )
  • Dear Khalid Sohail Sahab! Actually if you go by the internal vocabulary and illustrations of the Qur'an, you can, bearing in mind the holistic message of ...
    ( By muhammad yunus )
  • The Hindu view that every method of spiritual growth, every path to the Truth is worthy of reverence has much to commend itself.” . . ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • This is clearly better than our present Muslim Laws. It deserves support.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • "जियो और जीने दो" ऐसे इस्लाम का क्या फायदा जिसमें महिलाओं की कोई ईज्ज्त नहीं होतीं हैं. सारे अधिकार मिलने के वाजुद समान अधिकार
    ( By Bushra )
  • बेटी घर की रहमत है एक खूबसुरत अहसास है, बेटी मानो घर की परी जैसी है. लेकिन समाज उन्हें बोझ समझते हैं. खुदा लोगों को ...
    ( By Bushra )
  • आज का मुसलमान वैज्ञानिक और तकनीकी के विभाग में काफी पीछे हैं. जबकी मुसलमानों की जनसंख्या सबसे ज्यादा हैं. मुसलमानों की जो हालत है वो ...
    ( By Bushra )
  • 4:34 . Muhammad Asad in his famous tafseer, “The Message Of the Quran” interprets this verse more correctly. He writes, MEN SHALL take full care ...
    ( By Khalid Suhail )
  • Shahin mian; your effort is good and would like to believe that it is sincere. Without truth, you can neither convince Muslims nor ...
    ( By bhagwat goel )
  • Ajkal Pakistan ka name aisa ho gya hai Ki har Kisi ke muh pa ek hi name Ata hai aatankwadi desh. Or hindustasn badla hi ...
    ( By kausar alam )
  • I always read your comments closely as one can always benefit from the knowledge and erudition of the learned. But I am a little sad ...
    ( By muhammad yunus )
  • On the matter of a woman's subservience to her husband in conjugal matters as reviewed and rationalized in this article, my jt publication reaches the ...
    ( By muhammad yunus )
  • Sukh or saanti insaan ke jindagi me jab tab aati jab ek insaan ko dusre insaan se pyar ho. Jaise ek Hindu bhai ko ek ...
    ( By kausar alam )
  • Dear Mubashir, The verse 4:34 is interpreted as below based on the Qur'an's internal vocabulary and logic in Ch. 33.6 of my jt publication now under ...
    ( By muhammad yunus )
  • The word or title to be used for the ISIS and its likes is 'Kharijite' as advocated in my following series of articles
    ( By muhammad yunus )
  • Mai ap bat ki bato se sahmat hu ki dahej lena galat hai ise had se ukhad feka jaye lekin is dahej se ek rista ...
    ( By kausar alam )
  • @ Qanta Ahmad's I wonder why the true Muslims outside the limits of Is never think of coining a term for the bigots. ...
    ( By afaqsiddiqi )
  • There are some very serious problems with our theology because of which condemnation by the ulema has little effect on the ISIS and other extremists..... ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Comment-7. The truth as articulated in the concluding paragraph of my referenced jt. publications is: "... the violent extremists – the modern Kharijites6 and
    ( By muhammad yunus )

    Islam and Politics

    Invigorating Islam in India

    A community of 180 million people amounting to 14 per cent of the population is not a demographic threat but a cultural possibility. The Indian Muslim contributes not just to India but to the culture of Islam across the world. Muslims were an integral part of the freedom struggle and an integral part of independent India. Yet, he remarks, injustice has been done to them......

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    The IS’s Destruction of Ancient Sites Is Barbaric and the World Should Rise up To Condemn It

    They see their truth as not only first in the world but as defining the world, determining right from wrong, good from bad, true from false. Any truth but theirs is blasphemy. In another instance, and as justification for attacking the 8th century BC citadel of Assyrian king Sargon II at Khorsabad, 10 miles northwest of Mosul, Iraq, the IS forces said, simply, “We’re ridding the world of polytheism and spreading monotheism across the planet.” This is how the ISIS views the world and why it murdered Khaled al-Asaad and displayed his bloodied, headless body in a public square: It is afraid of difference in the world. ….

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Uncovered Women to Blame for Crimes against Other Women: Jawi
    Yazidi teenager Jinan

    Cars of ‘Poorly Veiled’ Iranian Women to Be Seized

    ‘I Want a Blue-Eyed Yazidi’: Teen Details Daesh Slave Market

    Family Jokes and School Struggles, Film Shows Private Side of Malala

    Israel Blocks Muslim Women from Entering Al-Aqsa

    Female Islamist Extremists Banned from Temple Mount

    Forty-Six Saudi Women Have Joined ISIS since 2011, MOI Says

    French Soldier Sexually Abused Girl in C Africa: UN

    Hyderabad: Karvy Staff Force Muslim Women to Remove Head Scarf For Aadhar Biometrics

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Islamic World News

    Muslim Scholar Forced To Stop Writing On Ramayana after Bigoted Protests
    Jeremy Bernard Corbyn, British politician


    Hindu Hardliner Urges 2-Child Policy for Indian Muslims

    Islamic Group, Kerala Nadwatul Mujahideen, In Kerala Campaigns against IS


    ‘West Creates Refugees by Destroying Islamic Nations’ – Chechen Leader

    Corbyn Caught On Camera Calling Islamic Fanatic a 'Very Good Friend'


    Karachi Seminaries' Swoop: Jihadi Literature Seized From Madrasa

    Musharraf Agreed In 2000 to Low-Key UN Resolutions on Kashmir: US Cable

    South Asia

    Taliban and ISIS Affiliates Clash In Nangarhar, Leaving At Least 23 Dead

    Authorities to Remove 'Martyr' Title from Mollah's Tombstone


    Military Sources: Al-Shabaab Attack in Somalia Kills Dozens of AU Troops

    Boko Haram Crosses Border Kills About 30 In Northern Cameroon

    Arab World

    Al Arabiya Show Reveals How Abu Nidal Tried To Kill Al-Zawahiri

    Scores of Militants Killed in Syria's Quneitra

    Strong Nations Stem Extremism, Egypt Scholar Says


    Four Turkish Police Killed In PKK Bombing

    Iranian Deputy FM: Theatrical Acts in Fight against ISIL Not Effective

    Southeast Asia

    PAS’ Divorce Oath Un-Islamic, Says Penang Mufti

    North America

    'Islam Teaches Love and Peace, Not Hate and Violence,' Muslim Americans Declare in 100 Billboards across the US


    Australia Mulls Stripping Citizenship for Past Terror Links

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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    Islamic Culture

    Sarfarosh to Phantom – Educating Indians About Pakistani Jihad

    On 28 August, Bollywood released Phantom, a reality check on this hopeful human emotion,in which an Indian Muslim goes underground to avenge the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai. Acted by Saif Ali Khan, the daredevil blows up a Pakistani terrorist’s house in London, gets himself arrested to get into Chicago’s jail where he poisons David Headley for his involvement in the 26/11 attack.....

    Islam, Women and Feminism
    How to Buy a Slave Girl from ISIS
    Mat Wolf and Shira Rubin

    How to Buy a Slave Girl from ISIS

    The Yazidis, an ethno-religious group that mostly speaks Kurdish but observes a distinct faith that is neither Christian nor Muslim, are viewed as devil worshippers by ISIS, and therefore singled out by the jihadis in a campaign many say is genocide. Thousands of Yazidi women and children were sold as slaves and subject to rape....

    The War Within Islam

    Is It Time Pakistan Recaptured Its “Monopoly of Violence”?

    One must recall the classical theory of the state, which says that it was created to preserve the sanctity of life and property. Both attributes are exposed to elements that the state can no longer control in Pakistan. Violence increasingly commands human conduct, not the law. Is it time the state recaptured its “monopoly of violence”?....

    Spiritual Meditations
    The power of Buddha
    Swapan Dasgupta

    Yet, while the Prime Minister is constrained by what he can and cannot say in a public forum, his remarks on the need to shift from ideology to philosophy in negotiating differences are significant. They suggest the importance being attached to managing a broad civilisational convergence between countries wedded to non-exclusivist philosophical traditions, countries that simultaneously recognise the ground rules of dialogue....

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    The Muslim World Is Broken, It Doesn't Have To Be: New Age Islam’s Selection from World Press, 4 September 2015

    Anti-Muslim Bigotry Has No Place in Politics

    By Terri A. Johnson and J. Richard Cohen

    Dangerous Redefinition of ‘Terrorism’

    By Robert Parry

    The Muslim World Is Broken, It Doesn't Have To Be

    By Haroon Moghul

    Our Radical Islamic Bff, Saudi Arabia

    By Thomas L. Friedman

    The Islamic State Conundrum

    By Graham E. Fuller

    Stop the Syrian War, Stop The Refugee Influx

    By Murat Yetkin

    Why Iraq Needs A United Sunni Authority To Face Extremism

    By Hamdi Malik

    Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Urdu Section

    Similarities and Differences Between the Qur’an and Jewish and Christian Scriptures   قرآن اور یہودی اور عیسائی صحیفوں کے درمیان فرق اور مماثلت: اس کے مضمرات در حقیقت کیا ہیں؟
    Louay Fatoohi

    قرآن اور یہودی اور عیسائی صحیفوں کے درمیان ایک اور قسم کا فرق پایا جاتا ہے، جس کے تحت قرآن میں کسی کردار، واقعہ، یا ذکر ایک الگ تناظر میں اور دوسرے صحیفوں میں اسی کا ذکر مختلف اور غلط سیاق و سباق میں وارد ہوا ہے۔ مثال کے طور پر، عہد نامہ قدیم کی کتاب آستر میں ہامان نامی ایک کردار کا ذکر جس کے بارے میں یہ مانا گیا ہےکہ حضرت موسیٰ علیہ اسلام اور ان کے حواریوں کے خروج کے صدیوں بعد فارس کا ایک وزیر اعظم تھا۔ علماء اور اسکالرز نے اس کہانی کو غیر تاریخی بتایا ہے۔

    Urdu Section

    The Prophet Muhammad (saw)'s Teachings about Slavery  مسئلہ غلامی کے متعلق آنحضرت صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کی تعلیم
    Syed Shamshad Ahmad Nasir, New Age Islam

    ہمارے پیارے نبی اکرم ﷺکو آخری وقت میں کوئی فکر تھی تو یہ تھی کہ نماز اور غلاموں سے حسن سلوک کیا جائے۔ تو یہ کیسے کہا جا سکتا ہے کہ نعوذ باللہ ، نعوذ باللہ غلاموں پر ظلم کرنا اور ان کو قتل کرنا آنحضرت ﷺسے ثابت ہے۔ نعوذ باللہ۔ جبکہ آنحضرت ﷺکی ساری زندگی کے واقعات اور قرآنی تعلیم کو دیکھیں تو ہمیں یہی نظر آئے گا کہ اسلام نے غلامی کو رواج نہیں بلکہ غلامی کو ختم کیا ہے۔ بلکہ یہ کہیں کہ اسلام نے بہانے تلاش کر کر کے غلاموں کو آزاد کیا ہے۔ جیسا کہ پہلے ذکر ہوا ہے کہ غلاموں کو آزاد کرنا ان سے حسن سلوک کرنا بہت بڑی نیکی ہے۔

    Urdu Section

    Status of Widows; Essential Message of Islam: Chapter 25  بیواؤں کا مقام؛ اسلام کا اصل پیغام

    "اور تم میں سے جو فوت ہو جائیں اور (اپنی) بیویاں چھوڑ جائیں تو وہ اپنے آپ کو چار ماہ دس دن انتظار میں روکے رکھیں، پھر جب وہ اپنی عدت (پوری ہونے) کو آپہنچیں تو پھر جو کچھ وہ شرعی دستور کے مطابق اپنے حق میں کریں تم پر اس معاملے میں کوئی مؤاخذہ نہیں، اور جو کچھ تم کرتے ہو اﷲ اس سے اچھی طرح خبردار ہے"(2:234)۔

    Arabic Section

    Exemplary Punishment For Major Crimes: Chapter 40, Essential Message Of Islam   العقوبة المثالية للجرائم الرئيسية: الفصل الرابعون من كتاب الرسالة الأساسية للإسلام

    إن الجرائم تغير الشكل مع مرور الوقت والتقدم الحضاري، كما تتغيرالأساليب لبحث نشأتها، ولتحديد وتعقب المجرم، لإنشاء الاتهامات الجنائية، وطبيعة العقوبة. وفقا لذلك، فإن القرآن لا يناقش هذا الموضوع في أي تفاصيل. ومع ذلك، يلفظ بعض العقوبات المثالية والنموذجية للجرائم الكبرى السائدة، ويحدد المبادئ العالمية لتوجيه الفقهاء في اتخاذ قرار بشأن وضع العقوبة.

    Debating Islam

    Can Jihad Be Waged Without State Authority?: Fifty Common Misconceptions about Islam - Part 6

    In one’s own country, without migrating to an independent piece of land, jihad is not allowed. The tale of Abraham (sws) and other verses pertaining to migration testify to this. The Prophet’s life (sws) also supports this view. The reason for this is that if jihad is not waged by a person who holds political authority, it amounts to anarchy and disorder....

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    No Such Thing As Islamic Terrorism
    Sabria S. Jawhar

    It can’t be emphasized enough that early Islamic education in the Middle East must address religious terrorism and political Islam while western nations must find a balance to allow primary- and secondary-school-age Muslims to exercise their right to free speech to air their views on terrorism.

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Indonesia Sees Revival in Women Preachers
    Jemima Goldsmith, Imran Khan’s ex-wife

    'Jemima Imran Khan’s ex-wife, Running Smear Campaign against Reham

    Australian Muslim Girls Break Down Barriers in Sport

    Saudi Women Seek Gender-Based Voting System

    Jobs for Women Top Priority Says Saudi Labour Minister

    Indian Newspaper Siasat Announces Job Oriented Courses for Muslim Women & Girls

    Political Secretary Asked Benazir to Wave to Crowd, Says Driver

    Middle East Wars Stop 13 Mln Schoolchildren

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Islamic World News

    No Scope of Change in Triple Talaq System, Says All India Muslim Personal Law Board
    Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi Chief AIIO


    Muslims Don’t Need Certificate to Prove Their Patriotism: Chief Imam of the All India Imam Organisation

    India Strongly Rejects Pakistan Raising Kashmir at UN

    South Asia

    More Than 100 Taliban Killed, Wounded In Afghanistan Security Operations

    Afghan Ulema Oppose With the Invitation of Pakistani Ulema Chief to Kabul

    Arab World

    ‘Untrue’ Iranian Film on Prophet Roundly Slammed By Scholars

    Rare Car Bomb Kills 10 in Al-Assad’s Bastion Latakia

    Jihadi Groups Attack Two Shia Towns in Syria


    Turkey Takes On the Islamic State ... In Diyanet 40-Page Report

    Yemeni Rockets Destroy 2 Saudi Military Bases in Jizan


    ‘Spoil Peace, Face Consequences:’ U.S. Warns South Sudan over Ceasefire


    Germany Declines, Loses European Identity For The Sake Of Islam

    Buddhist, Muslim Scouts Camp Together In France for Tolerance


    Hurriyat’s Geelani Writes ‘Secret’ Letter to Sharif

    Muslim, Hindu, Christian in Unison against Indian ‘Hysteria’

    North America

    ACLU, Muslim Rights Groups Denounce Tennessee Sheriffs' Comments

    Qaeda Fighters Could Tackle IS: Petraeus


    Australian Prime Minister Says Islamic State Terrorists Worse Than Nazis

    Southeast Asia

    Malaysian Police to Question Ex-PM Mahathir over Rally Comments

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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    Islam and Politics

    The original "sick man of Europe", the Ottoman Empire was in a state of terminal decline long before the Great War. Relatively stagnant economically and scientifically, it was unable to keep pace with its European rivals.

    Islam and Politics

    I am a terrorist and a 'parallel'
    Ertugrul Özkök

    As a moderate person that thinks of the future of Turkey’s children and grandchildren, I believe it is the right thing to draw a line between the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Because I am a person who believes the Kurdish issue can be solved not in the street or on the mountain but in parliament.

    Islam and the West

    The present surge in Europe is largely Syrians leaving their war torn country and in Europe the slanging match has reached an unfortunate high with some countries blaming Russia for encouraging the Syrian conflict and being responsible for the flow of homeless humanity.

    The War Within Islam

    A Sense of Mistrust: Baloch Nationalists Putting down their Guns: New Age Islam’s Selection from Pakistan Press

    A sense of mistrust: Baloch nationalists putting down their guns

    By Kamila Hyat

    Your residence among the Falcons

    By Ayaz Amir

    Relevance of the liberals

    By Muhammad Amir Rana

    Chimera of terror financing

    By Khurram Husain

    Repression, resistance, rapprochement

    By Dr Mohammad Taqi

    Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Urdu Section

    What Is Wrong With 120 Moderate Ulema's 'Open Letter To 'Khalifa' Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi  خلیفہ ابو بکر البغدادی کو کھلا خط لکھنے والے 120 اعتدال پسند علماء میں کیا نقص ہے، اور یہ کیوں مؤثر نہیں ہو گا؟
    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    قرآن کی اس آیت کا شان نزول تفسیر ابن کثیر کی رو سے: "روایت کی جاتی ہے کہ اس آیت کے نزول کی وجہ انصار تھے، اگر چہ معنیٰ کے اعتبار سے اس کے مضمرات عام ہیں، ابن جریر نے روایت کی کہ ابن عباس نے کہا کہ اسلام سے پہلے ایک انصار عورت تھی جس کا بچہ زندہ نہیں بچتا تھا تو اس نے یہ قسم کھائی کہ اگر اس نے ایسا بچہ جنا جو زندہ بچ گیا تو وہ اس کی پرورش ایک یہودی کے طور پر کرے گی۔ جب ایک یہودی قبیلہ بنو نضیر کو مدینہ سے نکال لیا گیا تو انصار کے کچھ بچے ان کے درمیان پرورش پا رہے تھے، تو انصار نے کہا کہ ہم اپنے بچوں کو ان کے درمیان نہیں چھوڑیں گے۔ تو اس پر اللہ نے اس آیت کو نازل کیا: لا إكراه فى الدين قد تبين الرشد من الغي

    Urdu Section

    Maintenance of Divorced Pregnant Wife, And the Offspring: Essential Message of Islam  مطلقہ حاملہ بیوی اور اس کی اولاد کی دیکھ بھال کا حکم: اسلام کا اصل پیغام

    قرآن کی آیت 2:236 میں شادی کی مہر کے لیے آیت 4:4 میں لفظ صدقات کے بجائے فریضۃ کا استعمال کیا گیا ہے (باب 33.4)۔ اول الذکر سے مہر کی فرضیت کی طرف اشارہ ملتا ہے جبکہ مؤخر الذکر سے مہر کے تحفہ یا صدقہ ہونے کی طرف اشارہ ملتا ہے۔ اس طرح، قرآن مہر نکاح کی قانونی حیثیت کے بارے میں کوئی ابہام نہیں چھوڑتا کیوں کہ یہ ایک مرد کی جانب سے اس کی بیوی کے لیے ایک مذہبی فریضہہ ہے، اور اس کی ادائیگی خیر سگالی یا صدقہ کی صورت میں کی جاتی ہے۔

    Arabic Section

    Abolition of Blood Vendetta: Chapter 39, Essential Message of Islam  إلغاء ثأر الدم: الفصل التاسع والثلاثون من كتاب الرسالة الأساسية للإسلام

    إن القبائل باختلافها في الجزيرة العربية ما قبل الإسلام كانت مجتمعات مستقلة يرأسها رئيس وتحكمها تقاليدها. وفي غياب أي دولة مركزية أو محكمة الاستئناف كان يتم تسوية المظالم والمنافسات في ما بين القبائل من قبل الأعراف القبلية التي سمحت بالقصاص. وبالتالي فإن الثأر كان عاديا لكل قبيلة حتى إذا قتلت قبيلة أخرى أي عضو من الأعضاء دون قصد ، وذالك من خلال قتل عضو للقبيلة الأخرى. وفي الوقت نفسه فإن ندرة الموارد والحقائق القاسية لحياة الصحراء كانت تؤدي إلى إشعال العنف حتى في الأمور التافهة مثل رعى الجمل لما في حقل جار أو أكله للماء في نهر شخص آخر، فإن مثل ذالك كان يفضي إلى القتل عمدا وإقامة سلسلة من أعمال القتال الانتقامي. ونتيجة لذالك، معظم القبائل كانت تنشغل في ثأر الدم الذي غالبا ما استمر على مدى أجيال. عندما نزل القرآن الكريم أصلح ذالك لجميع الأوقات.

    Urdu Section

    Islam and the Righteous Way of Difference  اسلام اور ادب اختلاف
    Maulana Asrarul Haque Qasmi

    ایک معاشرہ اور سوسائٹی میں رہتے ہوئے آپس میں اختلاف کا پیدا ہونا یقینی ہوتا ہے، کیونکہ انسانوں کی طبیعتیں مختلف ہیں، ان کا سو چنے کا انداز الگ الگ ہے ، ایک دوسرے کو برتنے اور سمجھنے کے زاویے علیحدہ ہیں،اس لیے سماجی زندگی میں بھی رایوں کا اختلاف سامنے آتا رہتا ہے اور مذہبی و عملی زندگی میں بھی ایسے واقعات رونما ہوتے رہتے ہیں ۔ ایسے موقع پر اسلام کی ہدایت یہ ہے کہ فطری تقاضے کے مطابق اختلاف تو ہوگا، مگر اس اختلاف سےنمٹنے کا راستہ اچھا ، معتدل اور متوازن ہونا چاہئے، کسی کی دل آزاری نہ ہو، سامنے والے کو برا بھلا نہ کہیں، گالی گلوچ نہ کریں۔



    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Preventing Further Radicalisation Is the Challenge Muslims Must Undertake: Some Concrete Suggestions
    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    Now the question is, how do we go forward? If we really want to make a difference, we will have to start a substantive dialogue with the ulema and make sure that they agree to:

    1) open the gates of ijtihad, rethinking all tenets of Islam in the light of the situation prevailing today. As we have not done our homework for over a millennium, this will have to be pretty revolutionary.

    2) declare that only constitutive and essential, not the contextual and allegorical verses of Quran, are meant to guide us today.

    3) compile Qur'anic verses in the order in which they were revealed, thus restoring primacy to Meccan verses that mostly constitute the essential and universal teachings of Quran, as they can be understood without any need for knowing the context in which they were revealed.

    4) declare that Ahadees cannot be considered any form of revelation from God. Islamic State’s millenarian thesis is almost entirely based on ahadees, though they use some allegorical verses of Quran as well. The claim of al-Baghdadi leading an end-time war, al-Malhama, just before the final Armageddon, has been a big draw. Some Muslims have come to think life on earth has no meaning left in the times of al-Malhama and so are rushing to join the war.

    5) declare that Sharia (fiqh) is not divine. It was created over a century after the demise of the Prophet by ulema who tried to codify laws on the basis of Qur'anic postulates and Arab cultural practices.

    6) declare clearly that Islam believes in co-existence with other religions, not dominion over the world.

    7) re-define commonly used Islamic terms like Muslim, kafir, mushrik, ahl-e-kitab, jihad, qital, farz, sunnat, etc.

    In a word, we must evolve a truly Islamic and a coherent theology of peace and co-existence, moderation and modernity, to counter the very coherent theology of violence and xenophobia, intolerance and supremacism that Jihadi ulema have created over centuries. All ulema say Islam is a religion of peace and co-existence. It's time for them to walk their talk. But if they refuse to consider change, we will need to directly reach the Muslim masses. ...

    Finally, the larger Indian community too should introspect. As Daniel Pipes said in an international counter-terrorism conference in Jaipur recently, in this war of ideas, the world should not only encourage and support progressive, modern Muslims but also oppose and refrain from supporting the fundamentalists and extremists.

    1) Our national leadership supported Khilafat in 1920s, considering it an essential part of Islamic theology. That was wrong. Now we must repudiate that stance and acknowledge our mistake.

    2) Muslim Personal Law in India has not been reformed even to the extent it has been in Pakistan and Bangladesh. This must change. At least General Ayyub Khan’s reforms in Pakistan must be introduced and Ulema should be told to accept what their Pakistani and Bangladeshi counterparts did decades earlier. This is not a satisfactory solution but at least it will be a start and it is doable.

    3) Madrasa education is a serious violation of the human rights of Muslim children. It destroys their lives and fills their minds with xenophobia and intolerance. Our government not only allows this but partly funds some madrasas. This must stop, unless, of course, madrasas actually change to become modern versions of what madrasas used to be like, in the Golden Age of Islam, and produce scientists and philosophers. A secular, democratic government should not be in the business of funding xenophobia and intolerance.

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