certifired_img

Books and Documents

Islam and Sectarianism

Europe’s perplexed Pakistanis
Pervez Hoodbhoy
Europe’s perplexed Pakistanis
Pervez Hoodbhoy

Isolation from the mainstream has extracted a price in the general well-being of immigrants, particularly for Pakistan-origin Brits. Muslim school students — of which a full 40 per cent are Pakistanis — have been documented as underachievers. Muhammad Anwar, a social scientist and author of British Muslims and State Policies argues that Pakistani-Brits generally have education achievement levels lying at the low end of all ethnic minorities in Britain.

Situation of Minorities in Bangladesh Is a Human Rights Issue
Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed
Situation of Minorities in Bangladesh Is a Human Rights Issue
Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed

The status of minorities all over the world has demonstrated a pattern of discrimination and insecurity. Bangladesh is no exception. Violent attacks on religious minorities in Bangladesh prompted popular protests at home and abroad, and the minority communities think that it is an attempt to force them to leave the country as in 1971.They fear that the extent of the dreadfulness of attacks on the minorities might exceed what they had seen in 2001...

They opened themselves to the allegation that they do not believe in the finality of the Prophet as the last Messenger of God. They claim MGA was sent to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace just as it is predicted in Islam but they have never questioned the finality of the Prophet’s word. There are four million Ahmadis in Pakistan and 10-20 million around the world....

 

For them this is a slippery slope leading down to the unthinkable: a day when Ahmadis would be accepted as normal citizens of Pakistan. The backlash came from within PTI and from without. The strongest pressure to dismiss Atif Mian came from right-wing and centre-right parties — JUI (F), PML-N, MMA and JI. But even the nominally secular ANP, which lost hundreds of its members to Taliban suicide attacks, hit its political opponent with a religious club....

Naya Pakistan or the Same Old Bigoted Pakistan?
Arshad Alam, New Age Islam
Naya Pakistan or the Same Old Bigoted Pakistan?
Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

Today, it is an Ahmadi; tomorrow it could a Shia. Yet another day it can be the Sufis. There is a problem at the ideological foundation of Pakistan itself. The country will continue to create enemies out of its own people, till the time it actively confronts its past. Pakistan today needs to dialogue with the ghosts of Jinnah and Iqbal and perhaps tell them unequivocally that they were wrong in ways in which they conceptualised Islam as the ideological bedrock of the state of Pakistan....

People have wondered how an economist enjoying the respect of his peers worldwide could be denied inclusion simply because of his faith in Ahmadiyyat. Those who argue that it is consistent with the constitution and laws of Pakistan which describes them as non-Muslims assert that they should not claim to be Muslims. If they accept their status as non-Muslims, they can enjoy all those rights and protections which other minorities are entitled to according to the Pakistan constitution....

I have run into many Pakistanis with PhDs, including some who work for the World Bank, who argue in favour of Pakistan’s constitutional discrimination against Ahmadis. “Why don’t they just acknowledge that they are not Muslims, then they can live in Pakistan, like Hindus, Christians, Sikhs and Parsis,” one of them once asked me....

 

Radical Islamists took to the streets of Pakistan on September 1, to protest Prime Minister Imran Khan's appointment of former Princeton University scholar Atif Mian, a minority Muslim of the Ahmadiyya faith, to the Economic Advisory Council (EAC). Demanding that Mian be removed from the EAC, a key forum that advises the prime minister on economic issues, demonstrators threatened to lock down Pakistan's major cities, including Islamabad, its capital....

 

A Pakistani waited for his flight to move thousands of miles away from home. This moment was anything but insignificant. Leaving behind his hometown and a promising career in the Police was the hardest decision of his life. He clearly wanted to stay. But it is hard to stay when you, your family and your whole community is being butchered by militants. His batch mates would soon be promoted to senior ranks in the police. And he would soon start a new life as an Uber driver in New York City....

Allama Iqbal, the renowned Muslim philosopher, was an admirer of the founder of the Ahmadi movement and is rumoured to have joined it for a while as well before turning viciously vehemently and vociferously against it. Maulana Azad, the great Islamic scholar, considered the Ahmadis to be “Ghulat” i.e. a group that has transgressed the boundaries of divine faith but nonetheless is reported to have mourned the death of the founder of the Ahmadi movement....

 

They wanted to live as a minority, take the insults, experience what people from smaller communities go through, and face the humiliation, the expletives, the religious decree awarded against their own faith. Similarly change can only come to Pakistan with action, with resistance against tyranny; the time to win a debate on social media, the time to call spades a spade without a follow up is gone. It is now the time to walk the talk, to act, to show, to rise up....

Well-to-do Shias praise Prince Muhammad for ridding Awamiyah of a slum infested by gun-toting criminals, drug-dealers and a Shia cult, called the Shirazis, which appealed to landless peasants in Eastern Province. Some Shirazis took up arms and called for the death of the Al Sauds after their rabble-rousing preacher, Nimr al-Nimr, was executed in 2016...

 

Having no legal recourse the family of the victims grope in the dark to recover their loved one, the awaits answers  that aren’t forthcoming why was their loved one taken away without any charge what was his/ her crime? Where is he now? The irony of the tragedy is that the heirs of those who are presumed dead after remaining disappeared for many years, demand to see at least the dead body or the grave of their son/ father/ husband to have some semblance of emotional closure; to put an end to the agonizing hope of seeing their loved one ever again....

 

Their iconic red cap is now commonly sold in Karachi and the city’s Pakhtuns feel somewhat more secure – or at least better heard – after PTM’s campaign for justice for Naqeebullah Mehsud. However, it is as yet unclear as to how Pashteen plans to ensure the longevity of his project without moving towards a party organisation which brings with it an infrastructure and a more widespread, rooted presence that the PTM desires....

 

Furthermore, as per 2018 Order, the “Government of Pakistan may, if it deems necessary to acquire any land situate in Gilgit-Baltistan for any purpose, require the Government to acquire the land on behalf, and at the expense, of the Government of Pakistan or, if the land belongs to the Government, to transfer it to the Government of Pakistan on such terms as may be agreed mutually”....

 

During Ghulam Ahmad’s life, Islamic scholars expressed disapproval with other scholars or individual Ahmadis. However, in 1947, after Pakistan was established as a separate Muslim homeland, some Islamic scholars publicly attacked the theology of the Ahmadis. Various politicians harnessed the controversy to their nationalist politics....

 

Despite unqualified support and immense help from the tribal elders and communities in the war against terrorism, Islamabad has demonstrated little concern for the safety and development of the tribal regions. The populations of KP (including erstwhile FATA) continue to suffer under sweeping and indiscriminate military operations, largely executed through haphazard bombings and artillery attacks on populated areas, which has brought ruination to the entire region and its populations.....

 

If Khan intends to buck history, he must stop acquiescing to extremism. Notwithstanding the blood on his hands for supporting the Taliban as they killed thousands of Pakistanis — including scores of Ahmadi Muslims — you will never hear Khan affirm his support of Ahmadi Muslims. When asked whether he supports Ahmadi rights, he has responded that he “supports all rights.”...

What is the link between my faith and my vote? In 1974, Ahmadis were declared non-Muslim through the second amendment in the constitution of Pakistan. As if this wasn’t enough, General Zia-ul-Haq infamously issued Ordinance XX, worsening the plight of Ahmadis by depriving them of the right to profess, practice, and propagates their faith. As a consequence of this ordinance, Pakistani Muslims had to take oaths denouncing Ahmadiat....

The carnage in Balochistan can be understood by considering the long history of separatism in the province, the resentment against the federal authorities for denying its people their proper share of resources and opportunities, and the failed strategy of the Pakistani military to use repression and to encourage and use Islamist groups and militants to crush Baloch nationalist rebels and politicians....

 
The Treachery of Beliefs
Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam
The Treachery of Beliefs
Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

The belief in waging war for the spread of our version of Islam as a panacea for our ills or as a command of Allah, is therefore a false belief and is the very opposite of the Deen of Allah communicated to us in the Quran. Acting on such false beliefs will make us oppressors fighting against which would be fighting in the cause of Allah. Let us therefore discard beliefs that make us an enemy of Allah. Such false beliefs will bring us grief in this world and in the Hereafter. The fate of the Qadiyani in Pakistan will become the fate of the Muslims in the world if they do not abandon their dangerous false beliefs. In the fate of the Qadiyani is a lesson for all....

"Islam is part and parcel of African history and it has been for over a thousand years. In today's society, Prophet Ibrahim's wife Hajar, who was Egyptian, would have been considered black," he says. "The rites and pilgrimages we have in Islam in terms of Hajj (pilgrimage) were built by the participation and the efforts of a black African woman. Before Islam was accepted in Saudi Arabia or any Arab societies, Islam was first established in Africa. The first [journey] was to Abyssinia, where Muslims established the first community where they could practice Islam freely."...

 

A new Syria is emerging from the rubble of war. In Homs, which Syrians once dubbed the “capital of the revolution” against President Bashar al-Assad, the Muslim quarter and commercial district still lie in ruins, but the Christian quarter is reviving. Churches have been lavishly restored; a large crucifix hangs over the main street. “Groom of Heaven”, proclaims a billboard featuring a photo of a Christian soldier killed in the seven-year conflict. ...

 

Several forces conspired to exploit the passions of the Arab Spring to forever change the region. Iran and the Islamic State competed for the hearts and minds of increasing sectarian conflicts in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere. Some 40,000 extremists, from around the world, many of them transiting through Turkey to Syria, joined ISIS....

 
All Minorities in Pakistan Are At Risk
Khaled Ahmed
All Minorities in Pakistan Are At Risk
Khaled Ahmed

The killers who took the life of Charanjit Singh in Peshawar were not persuaded by Pakistan’s “foreign enemies” to commit the evil deed. He was killed by Pakistanis nurtured on the ideology that subliminally refuses to accept non-Muslims in the “castle of Islam”. The Christian church in Pakistan, still conscientiously educating Muslims in their charity-run schools and colleges, has endured massacres of its impoverished flock who sweep the roads of Pakistan....

 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ... 33 34 35


Get New Age Islam in Your Inbox
E-mail:
Most Popular Articles
Videos

The Reality of Pakistani Propaganda of Ghazwa e Hind and Composite Culture of IndiaPLAY 

Global Terrorism and Islam; M J Akbar provides The Indian PerspectivePLAY 

Shaukat Kashmiri speaks to New Age Islam TV on impact of Sufi IslamPLAY 

Petrodollar Islam, Salafi Islam, Wahhabi Islam in Pakistani SocietyPLAY 

Dr. Muhammad Hanif Khan Shastri Speaks on Unity of God in Islam and HinduismPLAY 

Indian Muslims Oppose Wahhabi Extremism: A NewAgeIslam TV Report- 8PLAY 

NewAgeIslam, Editor Sultan Shahin speaks on the Taliban and radical IslamPLAY 

Reality of Islamic Terrorism or Extremism by Dr. Tahirul QadriPLAY 

Sultan Shahin, Editor, NewAgeIslam speaks at UNHRC: Islam and Religious MinoritiesPLAY 

NEW COMMENTS

  • GGS says in the article: “ Hadith scholars and jurists have always held the view that any Hadith contradicting....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • And whoever desires other than Islam as religion - never will it be accepted from....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseer sb. is trying to throw dust in our eyes quoting from Western authors on uses of sexuality in the.....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseer sb. says, "Are you now saying that you are unaware that adultery is a punishable crime in Islam besides....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseer sb. just offers further proof of his rudeness and boorishmess! And he does not quote....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • "One of the common dilemmas Muslim judges within Islamic nations face is being.....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • “The gnosis and knowledge of men is, compared with the Prophet’s, like the drop of moisture which oozes out of ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Islamabad is only WORRIED about Hafiz Saeed and its enmity against India for which it will never hold its voice against China.'
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • “...Islam has a special problem with apostasy”! No Sir, real Islam has No problem with apostasy .....
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • Masha Allah!'
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Some excerpts from the Last Sermon of the beloved Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be upon him] delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Allah created the universe with his Word/Command and decreed the law of Islam (submission whether willingly or unwillingly) for the created ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • During the thousand years of the Caliphate, apostasy and blasphemy were not the issues these have become ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • For GM sb, the happy Pagan days are back again! Prominent British Sociologist and expert on women’s issues and employment Dr Catherine Hakim says not ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Does anybody see any abuse in any of my comments in this thread? You can read GGS comments directed at me. Those are hostile and ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • You tell me what your position is about 3:85. I have already given my understanding of it. ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Are you so thick headed that you do not even understand what you say? Below is your argument for decriminalizing adultery in Islam : “By ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • male should take rest. females should work in home, outside home, in politics, in leadership, as object of lust, object of dignity, ----all women need ...
    ( By sad )
  • And I cited half a dozen verses which make clear that "Light of God" means "Divine knowledge and guidance". It is upto GM sb ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Do not read Quran 3:85 alone! It should be read with Quran 3:86 together. Quran 3:85-86 (Mohsin Khan translation), "...whoever seeks a ...
    ( By zuma )
  • Good sign! Quran permits women to rule: Chapter 27 THE ANT سورة النمل - An-Naml: Verse 23....
    ( By zuma )
  • Even if she renounces Islam, she joins Judaism, Christianity and etc., so long she believes in Allah.....
    ( By zuma )
  • As I said before, it is impossible to get anything through that thick skull of Naseer sb......
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseer sb. is back to his deplorable abusive ways! That usually means he has run out of arguments. The Quran.....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseer sb. asks, "who are you calling supremacist except the author of verse 3:85?.....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Do not slay the soul santified by Allah except in just cause....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • World outrage on the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi will probably result in lessened....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hazrat Abdullah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'As reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said.....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Hazrat Abdullah ibn Mas'ud said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Abdullah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'As reported, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Hazrat 'A'isha [radiallahu anhu] said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say in this.....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Abdullah ibn Mas'ud reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "No one who has an atom's.....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Haritha ibn Wahb said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, 'Shall....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Iyad ibn Himar reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Allah revealed...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Paying Jizya means paying taxes like any citizen
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • An-Nu'man ibn Bashir said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, "The...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • You are a scared little boy GGS without a clue as to how to answer
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • فإن مبنى علم الشرائع والأحكام وأساس قواعد عقائد الإسلام هو علم ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • newageislam is doing good work by posting such articles ... absolutely fine...
    ( By Beangh )