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Women of the two countries share a history of living in a patriarchal society and facing systematic misogyny in the name of culture and religion. Societies and governments in both countries have often undermined women’s effective role in decision-making. Women’s narratives of peace building have often been ignored, while the rare revelation of their account is very submissive and is not encompassed in serious decisions affecting peace and conflicts....

Of these, perhaps the most powerful and flamboyant is Noorjahan who has coins issued in her name and is allowed to issue Farmans — both kingly prerogatives — and who enjoys the singular privilege of being the only wife of Jahangir for the last 16 years of his life. Of her Sir Thomas Roe, the English Ambassador to the Mughal court is constrained to observe: “Noormehal fulfils the observation that in all actions of consequence in court, a woman is not always an ingredient, but commonly a principal drug of most virtue.”...

 

The attempt at online recruitment and Ali’s indignation highlight a sharpening tussle over the future of Islam and radicalism in parts of West Africa that have so far largely escaped the spectre of terrorism. Across Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Guinea, the Gambia and Mauritania, the spiritual practice of Sufism and Malakite Islam — a Sunni strain influenced by Sufism — have dominated for centuries, shielding these countries from the Salafist influences of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Gulf.....

 

The words of the great sages and teachers of the world must be heard. God has spoken and is speaking through them. All religions, therefore, proclaim the same message, namely, the message of mutual love and affection. Mankind has to recognise the supremacy of the Divine over the lower human nature – find a spiritual basis, the discovery of which alone can unite man with man and produce harmony and peace in the world....

The country’s transition since the ouster of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011 offers a reminder that democracy can not only survive but thrive—but only if Islamist parties are incorporated into the process. From 2011 to 2014, the Islamist Ennahda-led government and constituent assembly, in partnership with two secular parties, ushered in what the Project on Middle East Democracy called “the most progressive and democratic legal framework for civil society in the Arab World.”...

 

جب (توبہ کے بارے میں) یہ جان چکے تو تمہیں یہ بھی معلوم ہونا چاہئے کہ توبہ میں دوام شرط نہیں ہےکہ جس گناہ سے توبہ کی جائے اس کا ارتکاب زندگی بھر نہ ہو، (بلکہ بعد میں) اگر تائب بہک جائے اور وہ دوبارہ اس گناہ کا ارتکاب کر بیٹھے تو (دوبارہ گناہ کے ارتکاب سے قبل تک وہ تائب تھا اور اس مدت میں) اسے توبہ کا اجر ملے گا۔ اس جماعت (صوفیاء) میں بھی ایسے تائب ہو گزرے ہیں جو اپنے گناہوں سے توبہ کرنے کے بعد پھر گناہوں میں مبتلاء ہوئے اور پھر توبہ بجا لائے۔ ایک بزرگ فرماتے ہیں کہ میں نے (اپنے گناہوں سے) ستر مرتبہ توبہ کی اور ہر بار (توبہ کے بعد) گناہوں میں مبتلا ہوتا رہا، یہاں تک کہ جب میں نے اکھترویں مرتبہ توبہ کی تو مجھے (اپنی توبہ پر) استقامت نصیب ہوئی اور اس کے بعد پھر گناہوں کی طرف میرے قدم نہیں اٹھے۔

 

This isn’t hard to do. Islam and the principles and practices of democracy are not mutually exclusive. As a religion Islam has the idea of a social contract woven into its doctrine. It’s a notion that appears in the Qur’an and was also practised by the prophet Muhammad. It’s also present in the social, political, religious, and cultural affairs of Muslims. And so, viewed through an Islamic lens, social contracts between individuals and the nation-state are a manifestation of democratic citizenship....

 

It should be remembered that Allah Almighty has called Himself ‘Lord of the worlds’, while for the holy Prophet (peace be upon him), He has used ‘Mercy for all worlds’. This tells us that he whose Lord is Allah Almighty, the Prophet is mercy for him. Thus, his mercy is absolute, complete, and in its entirety. It includes everything and it is for everything.….

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Pakistan's First Women-Team Builds Formula Car to Race in International Student Competition

Women to Pay Less for Auto Insurance in Saudi Arabia

Thousands of Palestinian Women Rally on Gaza-Israel Border

Saudi Woman's Car Torched In Suspected Hate Crime

UAE Women Start With ‘One Dream One Team’ Motto

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Communist Party Expels Chinese Muslim Who Went On Haj

Brotherhood First! In Allahabad, Muslims Demolish Parts of Several Masjids for Kumbh Mela

Descendants of Ottoman Scholar Keep His Legacy Alive In South Africa, Turkey

Syrian Government Calls On Displaced Citizens to Return to Liberated Areas

 

Pakistan

Pakistan SC Allows Govt to Decide Citizenship of Indian Spouse

Southeast Asia

Johor Islamic Law Provides Adequate Safeguards against Child Marriages, Says Leader

India

UP Government Moots New Dress Code for Madrasa Students, Triggers Mixed Reaction

Africa

Former Teenage Boko Haram Member Makes Shocking Revelation

Arab World

Saudi Regime Forces Raid Executed Activist’s Home In Shia-Populated Qatif

South Asia

Sikh Body Seeks UN Intervention for Security of Sikh and Hindus of Afghanistan

Mideast

Israel's Freeze of Prisoner Family Money Piracy: PLO Official

US Plan to End Iranian Oil Exports 'A Fantasy': Hassan Rouhani

North America

New York Judge Voids Conviction of Pakistani Man for Aiding Al-Qaeda

Islamic Relief and Other Islamist Groups to Receive $23M

Europe

UN Chief Calls for More Pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya Returns

Leader of French Anti-Muslim Group Suspected Of Plots Released

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अधिकतर मुस्लिम बिरादरियों में सदैव इसी प्रश्न को केन्द्रीय हैसियत प्राप्त होती है कि इस्लाम की रिवायत व दिनचर्या के लिए एक तार्किक और अमली दृष्टिकोण विकल्प करने के आवश्यकता है या यह संभव है भी कि नहींl इस प्रश्न पर हमारे सामने विभिन्न प्रकार की प्रतिक्रिया आती हैंl जैसे परम्परागत शरई नियम पर अमल करने वाले अधिकतर मुसलमान इस बात के कायल हैं कि कभी भी इसमें सुधार नहीं की जा सकती क्योंकि वह इस्लाम को एक कामिल और मुकम्मल जीवन प्रणाली मानते हैंl

 

Theresa May condemned anti-Muslim prejudice in the House of Commons. The Conservative party chairman, Brandon Lewis, wrote that it was “utterly unacceptable that anyone should suffer abuse because of their faith”, and at a recent event to celebrate Eid, the communities secretary, James Brokenshire, was clear about the need to tackle Islamophobia. I welcome this language, but it’s not enough....

 

Sifting through the annals of history, one may also ask: how was the role of women re-assessed during the era of reform against the backdrop of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and his contemporaries’ bid to make social adjustment in the newly emergent dispensation? The discourse of political decline extended to the social realm. The family as a primary social unit was reconfigured during this period. Deputy Nazir Ahmed, Ashraf Ali Thanwi and even Abul Kalam Azad had a few prescriptions to offer, mostly lamenting the declining scale of morality among women....

 

His battles were not fought against other religions, but against those who had attacked and oppressed the young Islamic community. We could equally show other examples from history, which would include the Buddha going on missions to prevent war during his life, or Francis of Assisi setting out on a peace-building mission during the height of the crusades to speak with the Muslim leader Salahuddin Ayubi, better known in the West as Saladin.....

 

Not a single resolution or official document of the Muslim League contained any reference to a promise of an Islamic state. This is a most significant fact given that the voters who were actually going to vote for the elections were not swayed by Barelvi Pirs in remote areas of Punjab but actual literature being circulated. These voters were the men and women of the world who saw in Muslim League an opportunity to build up a strong counter-force to what they feared would be caste Hindu domination at the centre....

 

(توبہ کے حوالے سے) خواجہ سہیل تستری کا مسلک یہ ہے کہ (التوبۃ ان لا تنسیٰ ذنبک) یعنی توبہ یہ ہے کہ تو اپنے گناہ کبھی فراموش نہ کرے اور ہمیشہ اس کی ندامت میں غرق رہے تاکہ تیرے اعمال (صالحہ) کی کثرت پر تیرے دل میں کبھی عجب اور تکبر پیدا نہ ہو۔ اور حضرت جنید بغدادی کا مسلک یہ ہے کہ (ان تنسیٰ ذنبک) یعنی توبہ یہ ہے کہ تو اپنے گناہ بھول جائے۔ اور مذکورہ بالا دونوں اقوال کے درمیان تضاد صرف ظاہری ہے اور معنیٰ کے اعتبار سے ان کے درمیان کوئی تضاد یا تناقص نہیں ہے۔ اس لئے کہ گناہ فراموش کرنے کا معنی یہ ہے کہ اس گناہ کی حلاوت تیرے دل سے ایسی نکلے کہ تیری کیفیت یہ ہو جائے گو کہ تو نے کبھی اس گناہ کا ارتکاب ہی نہیں کیا۔

As per the script since 9/11, the rise of violent extremism in the Sahel has been linked to the rise of “Islamic fundamentalism”, or groups that have pledged support to a “global jihad”. While many of the groups are made up of Muslims the reasons have little to do with Islam or calls for “global jihad” or anything religious, for that matter....

 

Imagine you're at a busy airport, somewhere in Europe or the US. You're meeting your wife after work and flying off for a mini-break. She's running late, so you sit down in a coffee shop to wait. Soon you're lost in thought, so you don't see your beloved waving from across the terminal. How can she get your attention? Shouting your name would work. But if she does that, bystanders will panic. Security will circle. Your law-abiding missus could be taken to a stark side-room and interrogated for hours....

 

After the Arab uprisings of 2011, King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz requested the religious establishment’s support to thwart the challenges that the uprisings posed to Saudi Arabia. The clerics helped him out but got him to increase the budgets of religious institutions, allowing greater repression of any breach of the Sharia in public space, promoting anti-Shiite discourse and muzzling secularist ideas....

Muslim Woman Assaulted In Belgium, Her Hijab and Shirt Pulled Off

Muslim Female Doctor Humiliated In Racial Attack on Dublin Bus

Soon, All-Women Rescue Teams At Dubai Beaches

Islamist-Backed Candidate Becomes First Woman Mayor of Tunis

Hindu Woman Challenging Stereotypes in Election-Bound Pakistan

Saudi Woman's Car Set On Fire near Makkah after Driving Ban Lifted

Fatima Farag, First Arab Woman to Join WAN-IFRA's Board

Meet the First Indian Woman to Get Saudi Driving License

UN in Iraq sees greater role for women in political process

5 Women Detained Over Gulen Links In Turkey’s Manisa

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Qadianis Not Be Allowed To Vote as Muslims: Ulema

Assad’s Bombings Damage Roman Theater in City Mentioned by Pharaohs

Muslims Donate Land, Money to Build Temple in Bihar

Somalia: Eco-Jihadism - Somali Terrorist Group Bans Plastic Bags

Migrant Children in US:  Muslim Community Offers To Host Them

 

Pakistan

Jamaat, JUI-F Change Stand on Women’s Enfranchisement

Arab World

Militants Hand Over Israeli, American Missiles to Syrian Army in Dara'a

India

Yogi’s Ministers Divided over Order to Introduce Dress Code in Madrasas

Africa

Army Kills 20 Al-Shabaab Militants in Southern Somalia

North America

New Ruling on Freedom of Speech Will Help Protect Against Hate

Mideast

Activists Protest Planned West Bank Demolition of Bedouin Village

Turkey: Decree Grants President More Power

Europe

Tory Candidate Suspended After 'Islamophobic' Facebook Posts

Algeria, UK Discuss Joint Efforts to Fight Terrorism

South Asia

Afghan Forces Kill 132 Militants in Fresh Operations

Killings Sow Fear inside Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh

Southeast Asia

Philippine Troops Retake Town after Standoff with Pro-Daesh Militants

Malaysia to send Zakir Naik back to India: Report  

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हैरत की बात है कि दारुल उलूम देवबंद ने सौ वर्षीय इतिहास में पहली बार अपनी सैद्धांतिक शाख – तबलीगी जमाअत पर अपना दरवाज़ा बंद कर दिया हैl मीडिया रिपोर्ट्स के अनुसार तबलीगी जमाअत पर दारुल उलूम की “चार दिवारी” के अन्दर किसी हर तरह की गतिविधि अंजाम देने पर प्रतिबंध लगा दिया गया हैl 10 अगस्त को बड़े पैमाने पर उर्दू प्रेस में प्रकाशित होने वाले एक रिपोर्ट के अनुसार हाल ही में मदरसा प्रशासन ने एलान किया है कि अगर किसी भी छात्र को किसी भी रूप में तबलीगी जमाअत के तहरीक में लिप्त पाया गया तो उस पर दंडात्मक कार्यवाही की जाएगीl

 

صدر الافاضل مولانا سید محمد نعیم الدین مرادآبادی متوفی ۱۳۶۷ ھ‘‘ رحمۃ للعالمین’’ کی تفسیر میں لکھتے ہیں: (نبی اکرم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم سارے جہان کے لیے رحمت ہیں) کوئی ہو جن ہو یا انس مومن ہو یا کافر ۔ حضرت ابن عباس رضی اللہ عنہما نے فرمایا کہ حضور کا رحمت ہونا عام ہے ایمان والوں کے لئے بھی اور اس کے لئے بھی جو ایمان نہ لائے۔ مومن کے لئے تو آپ دنیا و آخرت دونوں میں رحمت ہیں اور جو ایمان نہ لایا اس کے لئے آپ دنیا میں رحمت ہیں کہ آپ کی بدولت تاخیر عذاب ہوئی اور خسف، مسخ اور استیصال کے عذاب اٹھا دئے گئے۔

 

“In the formation of the American ideal and principles of what we consider to be exceptional American values, Muslims were, at the beginning, the litmus test for whether the reach of American constitutional principles would include every believer, every kind, or not,” said Spellberg. This able historian reminds us that “Muslims once again provide a litmus test for the civil rights of all U.S. believers.”....

 

For Muslims, it is imperative to think critically about the narrative around religious freedom, because what is being denied is not simply freedom to practice faith. It’s the freedom to immigrate, to be free from surveillance, to be free from detention, to be free from torture, and to be free from literally being killed. This issue goes far beyond what our religious or spiritual beliefs are; it is about being able to simply exist....

 
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