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The sheer brutality of the violence unleashed against children is one of the hallmarks of today’s wars. About 350 million children are living in war zones from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Syria and Myanmar. Many of these children are on the receiving end of war crimes and other human rights violations. Yet the world is turning its back.

Words cannot do justice to the moral depravity on display. Children are deliberately targeted for killing, abduction, rape and recruitment into armed groups. Others are treated as “collateral damage” in attacks on civilian infrastructure. Schools – and schoolchildren – are regarded as legitimate military targets. They are bombed in their classrooms or, especially if they are girls, assaulted for the crime of attending school. Obstructing humanitarian aid is now a standard military tactic, depriving children of access to food and medical aid.

Eglantyne Jebb, who founded Save the Children almost 100 years ago in the aftermath of world war one, once commented that “all wars are wars against children”. You can’t help wondering how she would view the wars of the 21st century.

 

The Quran is teaching balance and equity — to enjoy the bounties and share them with others. Do good and seek to benefit others. Those others are not necessarily always Muslims, for the Quran teaches that respect is owed to every human being regardless of religion. Dignity and freedom are guaranteed to each person regardless of origin or whether they are a part of a majority or a minority....

Bedouin Women Strive For Equality And To End Polygamy In Israel

Charity reopens women empowerment initiative

Indonesia Protests Saudi Arabia’s Execution of Maid

Gender parity can drive economic growth in UAE

Husband of Pakistan blasphemy case woman calls for her protection

KSA's aid agency organizes trip for Yemeni child soldiers

Malaysia Airlines introduces first female pilots

New women-only theme park launched in Saudi

Emirati women make history as polo season gets off to a colourful start

An advocate of Emirati women empowerment

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Info minister calls govt-TLP agreement ‘firefighting, not cure’

Muslims Surround Toronto Synagogues With Protective ‘Rings Of Peace’

'Muslims should work together to build a better future'

India

Terrorism one of the worst forms of human rights violation, but global response inadequate: India

Pakistan

Maulana Sami-ul Haq Was Always Targeted by Enemies of Islam And Pakistan, Claims Hafiz Saeed

North America

Muslims add new edge to American politics

Mideast

Iranian FM Dismisses Allegations, Reminds Denmark of Responsibility to Fight Terrorism

South Asia

Russia to host talks with Afghan leaders, Taliban delegation

Militants suffer heavy casualties in Jawzjan explosion

Southeast Asia

Islamic State Finding a Safe Haven in the Southern Philippines

Arab World

Fresh US-led airstrikes kill 15 Syrian civilians in Dayr al-Zawr

White Helmets are branch of Jabhat al-Nusra: Russia

Europe

Yemen’s Houthis ‘greatest threat on planet now,’ says UK arms sales board chief

Iran envoy grills UK daily over Saudi-linked TV station

Africa

UN to lift sanctions on Eritrea after US shift

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کبھی مسلکی اختلاُفات صرف شیعہ سنی تک محدود تھے، پھر یہ آگے بڑھ کر وہابی خانقاہی کی حدوں میں پہنچے ، اختلافات کاکارواں یہیں نہیں ٹھہرا اس نے بریلوی دیوبندی کا رنگ اختیار کیا، لیکن اب یہ کارواں ایسی پر خار راہوں کی طرف بڑھ رہا ہے، جہاں امت مسلمہ کی تکالیف میں مزید اضافہ ہونا یقینی ہے، جی ہاں ان دنوں سو شل میڈیا پر اجمیر کے صوفیوں اور اعلیٰ حضرت کے مریدوں کے درمیان زبانی جنگ چھڑی ہوئی ہے۔ اسی کے ساتھ ساتھ ملک کی دو بڑی خانقاہوں یعنی کچھوچھہ شریف اور اجمیر شریف کے درمیان بھی اختلافات کو ہوا دینے والے میسیج خوب وائرل ہورہے ہیں۔

 

Elections in Kandhar Province were postponed due to an attack by Taliban terrorists on October 18, 2018, which left the Provincial Police Chief General Abdul Raziq and Provincial Intelligence Chief General Abdul Momin dead. Elections in the Province were subsequently held on October 27. The attackers had also targeted the Commander of the US and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Forces in Afghanistan, General Scott Miller, who escaped unhurt....

 

According to the Islamic Map activists, the lion’s share of Islamist organisations were created and are now controlled by a group with Egyptian roots, the Muslim Brotherhood, along with the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, and Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs. One public organisation associated with the Muslim Brotherhood has received over 6 million Euros over the past six years, which was used to sponsor the fight against its opponents....

 

According to Feray Aytekin Aydoğan, president of the Education Union:

"That children -- from the age of nine -- are handed over to people who are affiliated with the Diyanet and who are not educators is a violation of children's rights... This hafiz education is unlawful... The students who go to mosques for this training will be away from schools and this is a crime and a violation of their rights."...

 

Their appeals, their threats, their slogans in the name of the most sacred name of Islam, the Last Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), are protected against any counter because doing so could mean receiving an edict from the pulpit. Because they have been able to ratchet up enormous public support in heartland Punjab and now have ingress into other parts of the country...

For three decades, I have been living with the nightmarish visuals of that humid, horrifying night in May 1987. Searching for life among the blood-soaked bodies strewn around a canal and between ravines near village Makanpur on the Delhi-Ghaziabad border, I realised that I have become witness to the worst custodial killings....

Justice Khosa’s opinion added, “Blasphemy is a serious offence but the insult of the appellant’s religion and religious sensibilities by the complainant party and then mixing truth with falsehood in the name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was also not short of being blasphemous.”...

Pakistani conservatives, emboldened by gains in the general election this summer, goaded the generals into rebelling against the army chief, whom they accused of being an Ahmadi, a persecuted religious minority. They called Prime Minister Imran Khan a “Jew child.”...

 

More than submission to the demands of a legalistic God, the “authentic human” as “Insan al Kamil” loves God by becoming an embodiment of love himself/herself; and loving to save all sentient beings and not loving God to be simply saved. To be an “authentic human” entails an immeasurable loving kindness that enables one to realize the common bond of existence that ties together all real existents in this ongoing universe. It is this common bond of existence that allowed St. Francis of Assisi and Hazrat Rabi’ah Basri Adawiyyah to claim brotherhood with the sun, sisterhood with the moon, and kinship with every being that exists in the cosmos....

 

Woman MP in Egypt Proposes to Ban Niqab in Public Places

Saudi Arabia’s First CrossFit Community of Women

637 Job Training Offers for Saudi Women

Pakistan: Women Distress Fund to Be Functional From Next Month

Life-Saving App Helps Women Exposed To Domestic, Sexual Violence

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Limit Your Social Media Use, Appeal Clerics at Urs- Razvi

Jamaat-e-Islami Warns Countrywide Protest Campaign amid Aasiya Bibi Verdict

Jamal Khashoggi’s Son Placing Faith in Credibility of Saudi Investigations

Hasina Announces Building 560 Model Mosques, Islamic Varsity in Bangladesh

US Universities Reconsidering Ties with Saudi Arabia

Europe

German Schools Teach Islam to Students to Give Them a Sense of Belonging

India

Except Fridays, ASI Bans Daily Namaz in Taj Mosque

Pakistan

Hard-Line Pakistani Cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s Twitter Account Suspended on Government’s Request

Arab World

Egypt Police Kill 19 Terror Suspects Linked To Recent Attack On Coptic Christians

South Asia

Afghan Govt’s Control over Territories Reaches Record Low

North America

‘US Involved In Op Seeking Regime Change in Iran’

Mideast

Jerusalem’s Catholic Leaders Seek Repeal of Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law

Iran to Europeans: Ready to Cooperate In Fight against Terrorism

Southeast Asia

China to Face Grilling At UN Review over Internment Camps for Muslims

Gov't Urges Public Not to Be Provoked by Actions of Banned Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia

Africa

Nigeria: Politicians Using Religion to Divide Nigerians, Says Cleric

Boko Haram: Hunters Gun Down 8 Terrorists in Borno Village

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China and Pakistan are settling Punjabis and Chinese in Gwadar and other areas of Balochistan's coastal belt to turn the Baloch into a minority under their expansionist designs… If the international community fails to fulfil their responsibilities and turns a blind eye to the Pakistani and Chinese colonisation of Balochistan, then the Baloch nation will have no other option but to target all non-Baloch settlers in Balochistan… The BLA will continue to resist against the occupation of Baloch Ocean and coastal belt…..

This is the main reason for Pakistan’s higher level of tolerance for extremism and extremists compared with other Muslim countries, ranging from Indonesia, Bangladesh and Central Asian states to Turkey. In these countries, religious groups cannot hold the system hostage or control the national narrative. These states invest in religious scholarship, and do not promote certain religious groups....

 

Even when we are willing to ask relevant questions like the sect of a citizen we restrict the inquiry to Shias and Sunnis. I don’t think any record exists where we know how many among our Muslim population are Salafis, Deobandis or Barelvis. This denial then causes us a lot of grief because in the absence of valid data no serious research on possible behaviour patterns of the society and the groups within can be conducted....

البقلی رحمہ اللہ نے کہا کہ نبی صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے شب معراج اپنے رب کو دوبار دیکھا ہے اور یہ دوسری بار دیکھنے کا ماجرا ہے کیونکہ جب آپ نے پہلی بار اپنے رب کو دیکھا تووہاں اللہ تعالیٰ کی ذات کے سوا اور کچھ نہ تھا اس لیے وہاں یہ نہیں فرمایا کہ مَا زَاغَ الْبَصَرُ وَمَا طَغَى ( النجم :۱۷) آپ کی بصر اِدھر اُدھر متوجہ ہوئی اور نہ اللہ تعالیٰ کی ذات کو دیکھنے سے متجاوز ہوئی بلکہ اسی کی ذات کو دیکھنے میں محو اور مستغرق رہی اور جب آپ نے دوسری بار واپسی کے بعد اللہ تعالیٰ کود یکھا تو آپ کے سامنے جنت دوزخ اور دیگر عجیب و غریب نشانیاں بھی تھیں لیکن آپ اور کسی طرف متوجہ نہیں ہوئے بلکہ صرف اسی کی ذات کو ٹکٹکی باندھ کر لگاتار دیکھتے رہے ۔ ( روح البیان ج ۹ص ۲۶۹‘ داراحیاء التراث العربی بیروت ۱۴۲۰ھ)

 

For some Americans — those who support a travel ban, a wall along the Mexican border and increased restrictions on refugees, all while holding on to the ridiculous belief that the world’s 1.8 billion Muslim hate America, despite the fact that it’s home to nearly 3.5 million of us — that statement probably inspires fear. But it’s true: Nearly 100 Muslim political hopefuls have filed to run for elected office this year. Only a dozen or so ran in 2016....

America is rich in cultural and religious diversity too but how many synagogues would employ Muslim caretakers? How many mosques in America would employ a caretaker/gatekeeper from the Jewish community (or people of other faith)? Can we copy and paste this beautiful example of Jewish-Muslim relationship in the Holy Land? I wonder if we have similar examples in Israel. Surely, it would also be wonderful to have the opposite- Jews working in a mosque in a Muslim-majority country....

Till 16th century Europeans and Muslims had very similar ideology regarding religion. Moral bankruptcy of the top stratum of the Catholic Church resulted in the loss of faith in the West on a vast scale. This led to the emergence of ‘protestant’ sect in Christianity in order to save their religion from moral corruption of the popes who were involved in extreme luxuries, selling pardon for sins to support that level of luxurious life and legitimising bastards Tuchman (1984)...

 

Most ulema in Pakistan and even in India extend the applicability of blasphemy laws to non-Muslims living in Muslim countries. Not to speak of the self-avowed clerics like Maulvi Khadim Razvi of the ‘Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’ (TLP) or the recently killed Maulvi Samiul Haque of 'Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan' (TTP), even the well-known Barelvi and Deobandi theologians,  Muftis (Islamic jurists) and more scandalously, even the so-called Sufi-Sunni clerics are unanimously agreed upon this. They aver that it is incumbent upon the Islamic government to execute all blasphemers, be they Muslim or non-Muslim. This actually emanates from their reference to this Hadith report as recorded in Sahih al-Bukhari: "Slay whoever has desecrated the Prophet" (من سب نبيا فاقتلوه). (Al-Bukhari. 1997, vol. 9, 46)

Interestingly, Imam An-Nasai, another authoritative Hadith compiler like Imam Bukhari, has reportedly accused one of the narrators of this Hadith of lying....

Iran to Execute Two Kurdish Women on Adultery Charges

Finding Strength in ‘Personal Choice’ To Wear Hijab

Election Day for First Muslim Women in US Congress

Iranian Women Defy 'Terrorist' Label, Continue Their Opposition To Regime

Warriors for Women's Dignity

Baroness Warsi Slams Bodyguard for Stereotypical Portrayal of Muslim Women

What it’s like to run for Office as a Muslim Woman in the South

Pearl Initiative, NAMA to Study GCC Women Inclusion in Workplace

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Rioters Have Nothing to Do With Islam: Federal Information Minister

Not to Examine Triple Talaq Ordinance: Supreme Court of India

Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Whoever Insults Islam Will Be Punished According To the Law

Riyadh Sent Experts to Cover Up Khashoggi Murder: Turkey

Arab World

Qaradawi Steps Down As Head of Muslim Scholars’ Group

Pakistan

Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal To Hold ‘Million March’ Against Aasia’s Acquittal On Thursday

India

Focus on Neutralising Terrorism: J&K Top Cop Tells Officers

South Asia

Taliban Seize Key Ghazni Security Post, Kill Afghan Forces

Mideast

US-Led Coalition Pounds Syrian Town Using White Phosphorus Bombs: SANA

Africa

“There Is No Justification for Nigerian Army to Shoot At and Kill Unarmed Shiite Protestors”

Death Toll of People Killed By Nigerian Army on Arbaeen Rises To 47

North America

Muslim Democrat Supports Transgenderism for Six-Year-Olds in New Campaign Ad

74 pc Americans Believe Muslims Face Discrimination: Survey

Europe

German Jews Propose Anti-Semitism Lessons for Muslim Migrants

Mosques Seek Twitter Ban on Dutch Anti-Islam Politician Geert Wilders

Southeast Asia

Najib Condemns Putrajaya Over Refusal to Release IPIC Documents

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