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The Islamisation of law is hardly criticised within Brunei, unlike in neighbouring Malaysia. This is because of three unique elements resulting in an arguable lack of internal discourse....

 

In Iraq, these issues are not an ideological luxury; they are a societal necessity. There are over a million war widows in Iraq, many of whom have no access to welfare or assistance....

 

Lo! Once again Nobel Prizes for Sciences have been awarded for this year – although by one of the biggest armament and killing industries of the world. May be in next generation a Muslim might be awarded one, or at least share in one, as did Dr Abdus Salam, about a generation ago. However here too the churches intervened, just as did other churches previously; and a practicing Muslim scientist to the core was declared a non-Muslim; usurping what the scripture itself says is the Creator's sole right and prerogative....

Among the most high-profile killings relating to blasphemy was that of the Governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer, came forward in the support of Aasia Bibi, the first woman to be accused of Blasphemy....

 

I find myself, from time to time, recalling that mythical Arab nation of my youth, and with every remembrance comes the realisation that today the very geography of our soul has become irreparably skewered....

 

Bridge-builders come at the issue from the opposite direction by encouraging universal appreciation for Islam and insisting that they alone are capable of deciphering the true meaning of Islamic texts....

There is no constitutional responsibility of the President to lead prayers or to officiate religious ceremonies because the President is not the Ameer-ul-Momineen and we have stoutly resisted any such attempts to make an elected constitutional office into the office of a Caliph...

 

Arabs love power and they will do anything, including suicide bombing and cold blood murder to cling to power directly or indirectly. That is why democracy in the Arab world knows no  voting in a democratic sense. It is a mere matter of nomenclature....

Though Khuda Hafiz is not exactly frowned upon by the Arabs, an undercurrent of the supremacy of Persian and Arabic languages has always existed right from the inception of Islam, which came into being a little over 1,400 years ago....

Related Article: Changing Muslim Psyche: Allah Hafiz vs. Khuda Hafiz

They are criminals fighting with Allah and His Messenger, and for their atrocities should be held accountable by the Qur'an. Moreover, along with the perpetrators of such crime, the responsibility for crimes should be shared equally among their organisers, inspirers and sponsors....

“President Erdogan, PM Mahatir [sic] and myself had a meeting today [Wednesday] in which we decided our 3 countries would jointly start an English language channel dedicated to confronting the challenges posed by Islamophobia and setting the record straight on our great religion — Islam....

Sufism believes in experiencing a sublime state of awareness, a direct connection with the Divine, while also honoring the legacy of master and disciple. A ninth century Sufi mystic Al-Nuri offers the best summary of Sufism, and in my opinion, of the spirit of Islam before it started derailing through the centuries:...

 

The reason why such moves now attract more debate and even annoyance is because they have become anachronisms. They seem out of place. Indeed, they found more traction back in the 1980s…

 

Prophet Mohammad was very emphatic in his views on animal sacrifice: “if you MUST kill, kill without torture.” Unfortunately, this admonition is also ignored. The two million animals that were sacrificed in Saudi Arabia at the end of Hajj yesterday had been brought to the country in most horrible conditions, many of them dying en route.

 I personally witnessed the torture animals go through when I was in Karachi on Baqr Eid, a few years ago. The whole city appeared to have turned into a slaughter house. One could hear the cries of goats and sheep for days before Eid, while they were still being traded in city squares and even in roundabouts on major arterial roads. The animals apparently knew what fate was awaiting them. It was the obscenity of the whole scene that I cannot forget. Baqr Eid, the holiest of days, had descended into an orgy of blood-letting, with the “devotion” that God requires completely missing.

The callousness we Muslims display towards animals would give the impression that the religion of Islam is indifferent to the fate of animals. In fact, Islam requires Muslims to protect, not just Human Rights, but HuqooqulIbaad or the rights of all creations of God.

HuqooqulIbaad is considered so important that it is given primacy even over Huqooq Allah or our duties towards God. While God may forgive us for our transgressions, given his Benevolent and Merciful nature, His creations will not even recognise us on the Day of Judgement. So we must fulfil our duties towards creations of God in this very world, since we cannot hope for forgiveness from them on the Day of Judgement.

Muslims should also remember the conduct of the Prophet in treating animals with kindness. On many occasions, during his journeys, he delayed prayers for the sake of first relieving the animals of their burden, and giving them food and water. He would refuse to lead prayers until animals were looked after first. He told several stories of people being forgiven all their sins for having shown consideration for a dog or a cat. According to Imam Abu Dawud, the Prophet forbade the hitting of animals on their faces and branding them. He also forbade sports based on animal fights.

It is a flaw in Muslim society and it can be rectified only if that society is prepared to look inward at itself rather than blaming outsiders...

Unsurprisingly, this sense of male entitlement can be witnessed everywhere in Pakistan. Widowed mothers have to defer to teenage sons in family decision-making, a wife must ask for permission for everything from working outside the home to visiting a friend....

 

This ages-old ferocious practice continues to plague our society. This ancient practice, in which people considered killing their fellow humans on the basis of honour, a matter of dignity....

 

His successors with their myopic political vision diluted the liberal and secular characters of the State by adoption of the Objectives Resolution as the preamble of the future Constitution….

 

Lawyers, historians and political scientists often have to deal with ideas that do not fit the Occam’s razor test and whose nuance is often overlooked by a person unwilling to properly consider their merits....

“Progressive Islam encompasses a number of themes: striving to realise a just and pluralistic society through a critical engagement with Islam, a relentless pursuit of social justice, an emphasis on gender equality as a foundation of human rights...

The Prophet of Islam, according to him, did not establish the state of Medina as part of his “divine project”; rather it came into being as a result of political exigencies. He argued that the Prophet “exercised his personal discretion” in establishing the state of Medina in 622...

The acts and works for worldly rewards, such as tilling the land, trading in business or toiling for wages etc. that benefit the individual, the family, the community and nation are not included in that category. Being busy and preoccupied in these is only a Shugul, distraction from spiritual activities and is not considered as A'millus-Sawlihaat...

The serenity is momentarily broken by a chant of Labbaik Ya Hussain (I am at your service Ya Hussain) from a new group of pilgrims who have entered the mausoleum in Karbala in Iraq — they are probably fulfilling a life-long desire....

 

What was once a commemoration of martyrdom today inspires much more, including social justice work around the globe....

The power of this legacy is all too evident in writings penned by liberals and secularists too...

 
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