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इस्लाम सभी धर्मों के बीच शांतिपूर्ण अस्तित्व को बढ़ावा देता है। सभी प्रमुख धर्मों की शिक्षाएं अमन व शान्ति पर ज़ोर देती है। लेकिन धर्मों की गलत व्याख्या मतभेद और विवाद को हवा देती है। हम अक्सर देखते हैं कि धर्म के नाम निहाद नेता उत्तेजना,उग्रवाद,आक्रामकता और नफरत की आग भड़काते हैं और यही नहीं,वह हिंसा और खूनी संघर्ष को वैधता प्रदान करते हैं।प्रायः जबरन राजनीति के सपने को लागू करने के लिए धर्म का दुरुपयोग किया जाता है। अतीत से लेकर आज तक लगातार हम इस बात का निरीक्षण कर सकते हैं कि प्रायः हिंसक गतिविधियां धर्म के नाम पर अंजाम दी जाती हैं।

 

لہذا، اگر ہم مذکورہ اصطلاحات کی روشنی میں قرآن مجید کی محولہ آیات پر غور کریں تو یہ ثابت ہوتا ہے کہ  ہمیں آگے بڑھنا چاہیے اور جہاں تک ممکن ہو نسل، مذہب یا قومیت سے قطع نظر لازمی طور پر ہر قسم کے ضرورت مندوں اور پناہ گزینوں کی بھی مالی امداد کرنی چاہئے اور اپنے تعاون کا ہاتھ ان سے کبھی نہیں کھینچنا چاہئے۔ یہ نہ تو قرآنی آیات کی تزئین کاری ہے اور نہ ہی قرآنی اصلاح کی کوئی کوشش ہے ، بلکہ یہ قرآن کی اس سچائی کو دیانت داری کے ساتھ قارئین کے سامنے پیش کرنے کی ایک سعی ہے جس میں قرآن ان عبادت گزاروں پر لعنت کرتا ہے " جو اپنی نماز (کی روح) سے بے خبر ہیں (یعنی انہیں محض حقوق اﷲ یاد ہیں حقوق العباد بھلا بیٹھے ہیں)،وہ لوگ (عبادت میں) دکھلاوا کرتے ہیں،اور وہ برتنے کی معمولی سی چیز بھی مانگے نہیں دیتے"(7-107:5)۔

 

Topi Drama Re-Enacted?

By Hasan Mujtaba

Maryam Mirzakhani Belonged To Humanity

By Muhammad Hamid Zaman

Pakistan At 80: The Next 10 Years

By Shahid Javed Burki

A Troubling Verdict

By Mohammad Sohaib Saleem

Indeed, a Proud Moment

By Raoof Hasan

A Harsh Verdict

By Dr Niaz Murtaza

Justice in Times Of Civil-Military Conflict

By Munir Ahmed

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

 

The decline in terrorism-related incidents can be attributed to the launch of a Province-wide crackdown on terrorist groups following the February 14-suicide attack on Mall Road, Lahore. The Provincial Intelligence Centre of the Punjab Home Department had issued a letter directing the Police leadership to beef up security in different cities of the Province....

 

America, in fact, is founded on the idea of purpose: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. One election cycle after another, Americans rally around candidates personifying deeply rooted ideals of what our country is supposed to be. But, where does purpose come from? What is it? For over two millenniums, discerning our purpose in the universe has been a primary task of philosophers....

Revenge rape should technically mean that the man who raped a mere child should have been raped himself. In a misogynist culture like ours it means his sister, also a minor gets raped. This tells us that for the Panchayat it is a more cruel punishment to the rapist to see his sister raped. Therefore, having your sister, so-called dishonoured, is worse than your own death....

The purity and humbleness of Fatima placed her among the world’s best of women, as per a saying for the prophet, which narrates as: “The best women in the entire world are four: the Virgin Mary, Aasiya the wife of Pharaoh, Khadijah Mother of the Believers, and Fatimah daughter of Mohammed.”....

Sufi orders formed in the ninth and tenth centuries as spiritual movements to bypass the legalism of the Ulema and the worldliness and luxury of the caliphate. At a time when Islam was becoming dogmatic, claiming that Muhammad’s religion was the only true faith and that the Qur’an was the only valid scripture, Sufis saw God everywhere, even in pagan traditions. At a time when the Ulema had closed the gates of Ijtihad, regarding revelation as complete, Sufis sought new revelations from God. At a time when the Ulema preached a God of law, Sufis spoke of God as love....

 
Mansions of Western Wisdom
Dr Muhammad Maroof Shah

How come it is Ibn Sina the “Mulhid” whose argument for God is taught till date from centuries in Madrasa curriculum and it is a text on Fiqh (Bidayat al-Mujtahid) by another “Mulhid” Ibn Rushd that even Imam Kashmiri couldn’t resist praising and changing his opinion about the philosopher. And it is another philosopher Mulla Sadra whom he considered Muhaqqiq and highly recommended on such questions as afterlife.  And who can ignore his respect for Iqbal, the sage of the East?....

 

The Qur’an as a whole, including all of its aspects and traits, is a miracle that no one other than God can compose. Emphasising the eloquence of Qur’an essentially reduces it to a literary masterpiece or a work of art. This is far from the whole purpose of the Qur’an. The Book is certainly a literary miracle, but that should be thought of as a secondary feature and a by-product of the real theme of God’s Book. Furthermore, the Qur’an is a miracle for all mankind, in all places and at all times...

 

Islam, in other words, is not the exceptional religion that both its believers and critics often think it is. It is rather a branch of the old Abrahamic tree and is going through the challenges that other branches have gone through. Islam also has the seeds of reform within itself. On Shariah, here is a silver lining: Some medieval Islamic scholars, like Imam Abu Ishaq al-Shatibi of Granada, looked beyond the letter of the law and mapped out the divine “intentions” behind Shariah. ....

There is of course another way to look at the spending trend of this era. The people, who pay heavy taxes and are engaged in a time demanding and stressful job, need change and recreation to regain their energy with recreation, entertainment and travel – none forbidden in Islam. The Qur’an only forbids an obsessive craving to spending money with complete disregard of one’s social responsibilities. Such people, the Qur’an says, have no faith in God or the hereafter and are dominated by the Satan….      

Emirates Highlights Female Role Models In Aviation

Man Publicly Executed In Yemen for Murder, Rape of Child

Bangladeshi Catholic Woman Appointed To Top Government Post

A Million Miles Away Behind Her Own Front Door: A Saudi Woman's Secret Apartment

USAID Conducts Civil Service Job Fair for Afghan Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Has Israel Seized ‘Crucial’ Documents From Al-Aqsa Mosque?

Afghan Children Smuggled To Pakistan Seminaries

Decisive Majority of US Muslims Oppose Violence against Civilians, New Survey Shows

Majority of Muslims in India Descendants of Hindus, Says BJP MP

 

Southeast Asia

Analyst Sees Malaysia as Likely Case Study of Islamic World’s Woes

Mideast

Iranian Ex-President Ahmadinejad Facing Sentencing over Misuse of Funds

Pakistan

Hafiz Saeed's House Arrest Extended For Two More Months

North America

Clooney Foundation to Open Schools for Syrian Refugees

India

Zee News Anchor Rubika Shuts Down Mufti Qasmi with ‘I Will Proudly Say Vande Mataram’

Arab World

Iraqi General Sees Easy Victory over Daesh in Tal Afar

Saudi Forces Set Ablaze Shia Homes in Restive Awamiyah

South Asia

Attack on Iraq Embassy Ends as Afghan Forces Eliminates Remaining Attackers

Africa

Daesh Terrorist Outfit Capitalizing On Chaos in Libya, Say Analysts

Europe

Germany: Muslim Biker Gang Vows to "Protect" Fellow Muslims

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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पूरी तरह से आकस्मिक परिस्थितियों और मामलों के आधार पर मुसलमानों को पश्चिमी दुनिया की सहानुभूति प्राप्त हुई है और उन्हें बजाय ज़ालिम के पीड़ितों के रूप में पेश किया गया हे।  निश्चित रूप से यह मुसलमानों के लिए एक आकस्मिक वरदान है जिसनें तेज़ी से उभरते हुए सांस्कृतिक टकराव की अवधारणा को समाप्त कर दिया है। वैश्विक मुस्लिम उलेमाओं को भी इसी अंदाज में जवाब देना चाहिए और अमेरिका में प्रवेश के इस प्रतिबंध को अपने समुदायों में पश्चिम विरोधी भावना को कम करने का एक साधन समझना चाहिए।

 

ومن ثم، إذا كنا نفكر في الآيات القرآنية المذكورة أعلاه في ضوء المفردات القرآنية، ينبغي أن نتقدم بتقديم المساعدة المالية إلى جميع فئات المحتاجين وكذلك اللاجئين بغض النظر عن عرقهم أو دينهم أو جنسياتهم وعدم التراجع أبدا عن مساعدة الآخرين. هذا هو التعليم الحقيقي للقرآن الكريم الذي يلعن أولئك  "الَّذِينَ هُمْ عَن صَلَاتِهِمْ سَاهُونَ ﴿٥﴾ الَّذِينَ هُمْ يُرَاءُونَ ﴿٦﴾ وَيَمْنَعُونَ الْمَاعُونَ ﴿٧﴾ (7-107:5)

 

دہشت گردی، انتہاپسندی اور عدم رواداری کے خلاف آواز اٹھانے والے مفکرین کی کوششیں قابل تعریف ہیں اور ہمیں ان کے اقدامات کی سراہنا کرنی چاہئے لیکن اس کا قطعی یہ مطلب نہیں ہے کہ ہم اس امر کو تسلیم کر لیں کہ اسلام کو آج جن حوصلہ شکن مسائل اور پریشانیوں کا سامنا ہے ان کا تصفیہ تبھی ممکن ہے جب ہم قرآن کو انسانوں کے ذریعہ تیارکی گئی ساتویں صدی کی ایک ایسی فرسودہ کتاب تسلیم کر لیں جو غلطیوں اور تضاد بیانیوں کا مجموعہ ہے، لہٰذا اکیسویں صدی میں پر امن زندگی گزارنے کے لئے ہمیں قرآن اور اس کی تعلیمات سے اوپر اٹھنا ہوگا۔ میں نے موصوف کا پورا مضمون بڑی دلچسپی کے ساتھ مطالعہ کیا۔ خیال تھا کہ موصوف نے اپنے مضمون میں جتنے بڑے بڑے دعوے کئے ہیں ان کی دلیلیں بھی اتنی ہی مضبوط ہوں گی۔

 

The Empire Strikes Back

By Rakesh Sood

The Ouster of Nawaz Sharif

By Satinder K Lambah

US’ Pakistan Policy: Time For More Sticks, Fewer Carrots

By Larry Pressler

Mehbooba’s Message Deserves Reciprocation Not Belligerence

By Vinod Sharma

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

 

Stop the Ethnic Cleansing In Myanmar

By Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi

A Rogue Remains Loose In the Middle East

By Tariq A. Al-Maeena

New Strategy Required To Ease Syria's Suffering

By Daniel R Depetris

Jordan And Israel: Fraught And Troubled Times For The ‘Best Of Frenemies’

By Yossi Mekelberg

Once Upon A Time In The West, Leaders Listened To Scholars: They No Longer Do

By Mohammed Nosseir

New US-Russia Schism Will Hurt Middle East

By Maria Dubovikova

Panama Papers: Pakistan’s Justice System Catches Up

By Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

 

The Rape of Lady Liberty Most Foul

By Miranda Husain

The Women Who Win

By Rafia Zakaria

Judicial Precedents In Pakistan's Power Struggle

By Omer Azhar Bhatti

Back To Square One?

By Umer Akram Chaudhry

The Party Is Over

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan

Descent into Chaos

By Zahid Hussain

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

“For 10 years I suffered an intense amount of racism, questions about why I'm here, when I'm [going to] go back home,” Hussain says. “I shut down. I struggled. You're projected as this threat ... just someone who doesn't belong.” He became westernised, he says. Part of that meant speaking English as well as he could, forgetting his mother tongue along the way and trying to assimilate to the local culture. But those efforts did not change where he was from – he heard comments such as “Oh you're alright for a Paki”....

 

Muhammad was then brought to a local police station where he was interrogated as someone who might have had something dangerous underneath his shirt. The veteran had reported him to the train conductor on the grounds that he was carrying a bomb. Law enforcement officials questioned Muhammad about his family background, religious beliefs and political views....

 

Anti-Semitism should not be used as an issue in discussions and debates over the struggle for the liberation of Palestine.  Ever since the establishment of the Jewish state in Palestine and all throughout the unfolding of Zionist policy, Jews like Chaim Weizmann have expressed the idea that Zionist crimes in Palestine are to be deplored, not so much because of their nature as acts of butchery against a largely unarmed Palestinian Arab population...

 

Tunisia has long been regarded as a pioneer for women’s rights in the Arab world, but the day-to-day life of many Tunisian women is still one of abuse and harassment. So when Parliament passed a measure last week outlawing violence against women, some burst into ululation and passed around bouquets of jasmine....

Evocation of Islamic homogeneity was also beneficial for Nasreen. Despite her support to the BJP-led central government on issues such as ‘triple Talaq’ or her active participation in anti-Muslim controversies such as use of loudspeakers in mosques, she has not been able to achieve the status that Canadian journalist Tarek Fateh has acquired in a short span of time. Hindutva forces do not find her suitable enough for representing anti-Islamic views in the name of reforms....

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