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  • Rational says, "why there should be any phobia of Islam if it is the message of pure peace," . . . .   Islamophobia is a ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Correction: . . .   Succession is a political matter, not a religious one. Both  Abu Bakr and Ali are respected figures in Islamic history, but only ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Succession is a political matter, not a religious one. Both  Abu Bakr and Ali are respected figures in Islamic history, but the Prophet alone ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • It seems Islam has become just an argumentation over what this or that phrase in the Quran or in a Hadith means. What happened to the ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • A way must be found to bring hate-spewing khutba deliverers to book.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Mr Afaqsiddiqi, I repeat my question since it is not answered. Who my God is should be obvious from my question. If you still don't ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )

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  • Pankaj Verma says: "My college would be ashamed today to have an alumni like you." I would be ashamed to be an alumni of the ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • I forgot mr Nasser ahmad to tell you that my creator is known to me through my breathing. Oxygen.but I am not sure ...
    ( By afaqsiddiqi )
  • Dear Naseer!Save myself! From whom. Your God?
    ( By pankaj verma )
  • Naseer sahib I am totally different in my faith and in my understanding of  religious history.i follow truth not Imams .no orientalise has influenced ...
    ( By afaqsiddiqi )
  • Pankaj Verma,Yes, you lied. You attribute your deductions to me. I have made no prediction that you will die rejecting. Companionship does not mean ...
    ( By Nader Ahmed )
  • Dear Rational Yunus!Never make a definitive statement before you are sure of it because in that case you become either a liar or a ...
    ( By muhammad yunus )
  • There were two mistakes in my last comment. Read "statement" in place of statenent and "Muslims" in place of uslims
    ( By pankaj verma )
  • Sultan sahebfeel free to join name calling party.but be honest in acknowledging that islamophobes quote from Muslims.at least this much honesty i can expect ...
    ( By rational )
  • Dear Naseer! And you claimed that I lied. You have this thought of burning people for eternity in your mind for not believing in your religion. ...
    ( By pankaj verma )
  • complaining as usual forgetting the roles of Muslim authors(imams) which are quoted by all so called islamophobes?why there should be any phobia of Islam ...
    ( By rational )
  • So....the core of the dispute is hadith reports, their contradictions and their interpretations! No surprises here.This dispute is not going to go away as ...
    ( By Mubashir )
  • complaining as usual forgetting the roles of Muslim authors(imams) which are quoted by all so called islamophobes?why there should be any phobia of Islam ...
    ( By rational )
  • is there any informed choice in the matter of religion?doesn't it apply more to religions than sects?
    ( By rational )
  • Muslims never fail to quote orientalists if they are in favor of them.for example mr mohammed yunus quote Maxim Rodinson. But has he ever ...
    ( By rational )
  • afaqsiddiqi sahebMuslims including moderates on this site or elsewhere are not able to digest a simple fact you mentioned in the comment to Sultan ...
    ( By rational )
  • Mr Afaqsiddiqi,May I ask who is your creator? Is he the same as the one who sent down the Quran in the form of ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Pankaj Verma,Who will burn in Hell and who will not is for God to decide. So ask God.As for what God says in the ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Mr Naseer Ahmad having known you through you write ups and comments I am sure you will not believe what I am telling you ...
    ( By afaqsiddiqi )
  • Dear Naseer!AS for as the worst creature is considered, it is already in your own article and you could read it again. For your ...
    ( By Pankaj Verma )
  • Very true. Actually, most of us are Shia or Sunni by birth. There is no informed choice. Whatever reasons we give for who should ...
    ( By Asif Merchant )
  • Mr Afaqsiddiqi,  Your understanding of the Prophetic mission of Muhammad (pbuh) appears to draw heavily on the works of the Orientalists. You may read the following articles ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Dear Rational. I am grateful to you for you comment on my response to Ghulam Rasool Dehlavi. I have expressed my gratitude to Sultan Shahin ...
    ( By afaqsiddiqi )
  • Dear SultanShahin,My regards to you for showing affection to my appearance on your site.I am ,as I think,old enough to abstain from gibberish talks.You ...
    ( By afaqsiddiqi )
  • Mr Ahmad's observation on the disrespect shown by believers and followers of the prophet his highly painful. But it definitely portends the pathetic  condition ...
    ( By afaqsiddiqi )
  • Shahin Sb quoted what I had said which was "the Quran does not say that the text of the earlier scriptures is corrupted". It does not ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Pankaj Verma,Can you quote my exact words to prove that you are not lying? 
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • dear afaqsiddiqi sahebyou made a very good comment to GRD saheb.I have just asked whether the morality is absolute or relative to society. ...
    ( By rational )
  • Sultan Sahin Ji. You want to tackle radicals in islam by keeping them on your side. In the very same website and as Naseer ...
    ( By Pankaj Verma )
  • Sultan Shahin sahebwell, keep saying whatever you like to call. can you tell me which verse i distorted? if there was any distyrotion it ...
    ( By rational )
  • Shahin Sb,There is an article on the subject which Rational has read. The article clearly identifies who these "worst of creatures" and "the best ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • My dear GhulamRasoolSahib,I am grateful for your response.In a very short response to your writeup I would request you to think and concentrate on ...
    ( By afaqsiddiqi )
  • Rational says, "tell some reason why Islam must be cared?" . . .   Why I care for Islam is my business just as why ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Rational, even after reading and seemingly agreeing with Naseer Saheb and now knowing very well that the word kafir does not mean unbeliever, but ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
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    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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