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Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan for Abolition of Interest-Based Economic System

ISIS in Afghanistan Kidnapped Wives, Daughters for Forced Marriage: Commander of the US Forces

Turkey in Final Referendum Push as Militants Detained

Jokowi Turns To Islam-Nationalism to Preserve Indonesia's Diversity

 

Arab World

Saudi Defence Minister: We Will Not Allow Houthis to Become Hezbollah of Yemen

Pakistan

Pakistan 'Blasphemy Killing': Murdered Student 'Devoted To Islam'

South Asia

US Misused Afghanistan as Testing Ground for Dangerous Weapons: Hamid Karzai

Mideast

Nearly 400 Israeli Settlers Storm Aqsa Mosque Again

Southeast Asia

Indonesia’s Former First Lady, Promotes a Tolerant, Feminist, Progressive Islam

North America

Trump's Pick for Army Secretary Has A Troubling History of Anti-Muslim Remarks

US Releases Of Footage of ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Dropped On ISIS in Afghanistan

India

Honouring Members of the Muslim Community, a Worthy Example of Communal Harmony

Kashmir Sees Sharp Decline in Tourists This Year Due To Political Situation

Africa

Easter: Religion is love, not hatred – MURIC

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Justice Should Be Done To Muslim Women, Says PM Narendra Modi on Triple Talaq

We Have 'Constitutional' Right to Implement Muslim Personal Law: AIMPLB

Islamic State Holding More Than 3400 Yazidis since 2014: Kurdish Official

Young Muslims in Jordan Volunteer To Protect Christians As They Pray

Pakistan

'There Is a Mashal In Every Home': Father of Mardan Student Calls for Unity, Tolerance

India

Need More Inclusiveness For Backward Among Muslims: Modi at BJP National Meet

Arab World

ISIS Launches Chlorine Gas Attacks in Western Mosul

Mideast

Palestinian Official: White House Inhabited by Israeli Settlers

South Asia

ISIS Suicide Bombers and Car Bomb Eliminated In East of Afghanistan

Southeast Asia

Jokowi Inaugurates New Grand Mosque, Hopes It Will Spread Message of Tolerance

Africa

Begging Has No Place in Islam – Sultan of Sokoto, Alhajisa’ad Abubakar

Europe

'Islamic' Kindergartens Cause a Stir in Austria

North America

Teacher at Muslim School Says Student Called Boston Bombers ‘Jews’

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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India's First Set of Women Qazis Await Their Moment of Glory

Women Led California Mosque Opens Doors to All

Sultan Asks Muslim Women to Quit Begging, Says Practice Lacks Basis In Islam

Widow of Aid Worker Beheaded By Islamic State's Jihadi John Says Trauma of His Death Caused Her Cancer

How RolaSleiman Became the First Arab Female Pastor

A Saudi Woman’s Plea for Help Exposes Risks Runaways Face

Muslim Woman Surrounded By Hate at Islamophobic Rally Reunites With Woman She Defended

Muslim Women Died Defending Christians on Palm Sunday

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... Now Islam is a religion being practiced only by some Indian Mullahs, so it would seem. This even amounts to declaring Shias as well as Sunni Wahhabi sects like Ahl-e-Hadith apostate because they consider triple talaq in one session as equal to only one reversible talaq.

Even stranger is the fact that AIMPLB consists of Ulema from Shia, Ahl-e-Hadith and other Salafi-Wahhabi sects as well.  Why are they not protesting at being virtually called apostate groups which have “re-written Quran and forced Muslims to commit sin, altering the very essence of the religion of Islam” by a group of which they are members?

The most astounding fact in the AIMPLB affidavit is the justification it seeks for instant triple talaq from the Holy Quran. This has never been done before. Everyone knows there is no justification for instant triple talaq in the holy Quran. All protagonists of the triple talaq in one sitting have so far only quoted Ahadith (so-called sayings of the Prophet, many of them clearly weak and inauthentic, collected hundreds of years after the demise of the Prophet) and juristic rulings of companions of the prophet, or later jurists and theologians.....

Ayodhya Dispute अयोध्या विवाद
Syed Mansoor Agha, Tr.New Age Islam

इस विश्वास को परवान चढ़ाने की राजनीतिक प्रक्रिया स्वतंत्रता के तुरंत बाद ही उस समय शुरू हो गयी थी जब 22 और 23 दिसंबर 1948 की रात में चबूतरे से उठाकर मूर्तियां मस्जिद की मेहराब में रख दी गईं और 6 दिसंबर 1992 को उस समय चरम पर पहुंची जब आडवाणी जी, अशोक सिंघल और दुसरे संघी नेताओं की पुकार पर लाखों कानून विरोधी अयोध्या में इकट्ठे हुए और उन नेताओं की मौजूदगी में एक प्राचीन आराधनालय को ध्वस्त कर दिया गया और फिर सरकार की निगरानी में उसके मलबे पर अस्थायी ही सही, मंदिर बना दिया गया। इस दौरान किस किस का क्या रोल रहा? यह बताने की जरूरत नहीं। जब मूर्तियां रखी गईं तब भी कांग्रेस की सरकार थी। जब ताला खुला तब भी जब शीलान्यास हुआ तब और जब मस्जिद गिराई गई तब भी सरकार कांग्रेस की ही थी।

 

اس الیکشن میں آپ نے دیکھا ہوگا کہ صرف مایاوتی نے بار بار مسلمانوں کا نام لیا۔ اور اٹھانوے (98) افراد کو اپنی پارٹی کا کنڈیڈیٹ بنا دیا، یہی چیز ان کے گلے کی ہڈی بھی بن گئی ۔ وہ کہتی رہیں کہ مسلمان اور بی ایس پی کے جو حمایتی طبقات ہیں مل کر حکومت بنالیں گے لیکن اس کا الٹا ہی اثر ہوا۔ اس کے علاوہ کسی پارٹی نے مسلمانوں کا نام تک لیناپسند نہیں کیا۔ پورے الیکشن میں اکھلیش او رراہل نے کہیں یہ نہیں کہا کہ مسلمانوں کا یہ مسئلہ ہے اسے حل ہونا چاہیے ۔ اس کی وجہ یہی ہے کہ وہ سوچتے ہیں کہ ایسا کرنے سے اکثریت کے ووٹ سے محروم ہوجائیں گے ۔ ان کے مسائل کا ذکر کریں گے تو لوگ سمجھیں گے کہ ہم ان کے حامی ہیں ۔ آپ کے حق میں کوئی کلمۂ خیر بھی کہتا ہے تو لوگ سمجھتے ہیں کہ وہ مسلمانوں کا حامی ہے۔

 

Mashal’s Murder

By Syed Talat Hussain

Cancer With Purpose

By Zarrar Khuhro

The Unpredictable Trump

By Shahid Javed Burki

A Republican Executive

By Waqar Rana

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

 

These two organizations, with their massive influence among Muslims in Indonesia, have been responsible in developing the more tolerant and moderate version of Islam in the country, and in the past have been counted on to fight against the rise of radical Islam. And now Widodo is turning to them once again. Has the President done enough to stop the creeping Islamism in Indonesia? Time will tell.....

 

The prospect of a life infinitely prolonged becomes after some time the prospect of infinite futility. It’s often said that heaven would be extremely boring because all the interesting people end up in hell. But even the company of saints would be preferable to that of the disciples of Ayn Rand.....

 

“We can, in principle, build systems that detect biased decision-making, and then act on it,” said Wachter, who along with others has called for an AI watchdog to be established. “This is a very complicated task, but it is a responsibility that we as society should not shy away from.”...

 
How Germany used Islam during World War I
TL Andrews and Agathe Osinski

The plan, a convenient corollary of the German-Ottoman alliance, was formally launched by Turkish Sultan Mehmed V shortly after the start of the war. From a mosque in Constantinople, the Sultan declared Britain, France and Russia the enemies of Islam, calling upon the Muslim subjects of those countries and their colonies to resist their oppressors. According to the fatwa that was subsequently issued, any Muslim that engaged in war against the Ottomans would have to pay the highest penalty.....

 

I have always wondered if Islamophobes like Robert Spencer, who the Southern Poverty Law Center has identified as a hate group leader, have ever stepped foot into a mosque or carried out actual field research in the Muslim communities they bash on a regular basis. Spencer operates in his own comfortable safe space, behind his computer screens and cameras. Islamophobes like him, who remain in their safe spaces, do not constructively engage with Islam through reasoned argument with Muslims or their allies....

 

Both terrorism and jihad have existed for many years, and forms of “globalised” terror – in which highly symbolic locations or innocent civilians are targeted, with no regard for national borders – go back at least as far as the anarchist movement of the late 19th century. What is unprecedented is the way that terrorists now deliberately pursue their own deaths.....

 

But when it comes to murders, both the target killings and vigilante actions are commonly attributed to the more militant organisations like Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, named after Haq Nawaz Jhangvi, a notorious anti-Shia cleric. It seems to be the main group responsible for Ahmadi and Shia killings across Pakistan. There is a whole spectrum of Deobandi groups, ranging from hard-line Taliban to the Punjab based Ahle-Sunnat-wal-Jamaat (ASWJ) which are known to have instigated or perpetrated violence against Ahmadis on a regular basis....

 

This study is an attempt at understanding the phrase The Right Religion [الدِّينُالْقَيِّمُ] in its usage across the Quran, in the context of the Creator God’s absolute right to decree and command; and through His guidance, understand the reason why there should be no change in Allah’s creation, especially in human nature....

 
Justice: The Epitome of Islam
Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

Justice is one word that captures the essence of all Islamic laws and all Islamic teachings;   that describes the overriding value that permeates all Islamic values. The Quran says: “We sent aforetime our messengers with clear Signs and sent down with them the Book and the Balance that men may stand forth in Justice.” [Q 57:25] The primary purpose of sending the prophets was to establish Justice in the world and end injustice.  Justice is the cardinal value of any civilized society and has been the cornerstone and bedrock of all great civilizations….

Noreen Not A Terrorist, She Was Kidnapped: Father

Saudi Shoura Member In Favour Of Women Driving

Accor Hotels Appoint First Female Saudi Hotel Manager

Christian Man Tortured In Sheikhupura for 'Befriending' Muslim Woman

Saudi woman's plea for help exposes risks runaways face

Entrepreneurship Initiative for Sharjah Women Expands

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

False Blasphemy Accusers Use Islam to Serve Their Own Purposes: Imam-e-Ka’aba

All India Muslim Personal Law Board Announces Code of Conduct for Triple Talaq

Erdogan Wins Turkey Referendum As Opposition Cries Foul

Time to Promote Bangladesh as Muslim Friendly Destination

US Urges Pakistan, Russia to End Support for Afghan Taliban

 

Arab World

At Least 68 Children Dead In Syria Evacuees Bombing

India

Muslim Outfits Laud Telangana CM for Quota Hike

Mideast

Iranian Official Admits Tehran Bid To Supply Missiles to Houthis

Europe

Assad Is an ‘Arch-Terrorist’, Says British FM

South Asia

Russia Shows Willingness to Host Afghan Peace Talks

North America

Black Muslims Aim for Unity in Challenging Time For Islam

Pakistan

Federal Minister for Following Islam to Fight Terror

Southeast Asia

Pluralism versus Hardline Political Islam: What’s At Stake for Indonesia in This Week’s Jakarta Election?

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It is true that personal law of Muslims is protected by the constitution. But it is also true that the same constitution talks about fundamental rights and rights of equal opportunity for women. Personal laws cannot become the reason for backwardness of Muslim women just because a handful of Muslim men think that Sharia is divine which in fact it is not. Moreover, the law has to change over time and especially change when women groups have documented cases of discrimination due to the continuance of such a law. A community which does not change with the times is only condemned to be consigned to the flames of history....

आम तौर पर यह ख़याल है कि भारत में मुसलमानों की आबादी मुहम्मद ग़ौरी के हमलों के बाद शुरू हुई। यह विचार गलत नहीं भ्रामक भी है। मोहम्मद गौरी के हमले से पहले (यानी हिन्दू राजाओं के राज में) भारत में कई जगह मुसलमानों की नई आबादियाँ थीं जहां उनके मदरसे, खानकाह और धार्मिक संस्थान स्थापित थे। जो लोग धार्मिक संस्थानों के गठन और निर्माण की हतोत्साहित कठिनाइयों का थोड़ा सा भी अनुभव रखते हैं वही उनके दुख का भी अनुमान लगा सकते हैं जिनसे उनके बड़ों को दो चार होना पड़ा। अजमेर के अलावा जहां ख्वाजा मोईनुद्दीन ने पृथ्वीराज के ज़माने में अपनी खानकाह बनाई थी, बदायूं, कन्नौज, नागौर और बिहार के कुछ शहरों में मुसलमानों की खासी आबादी थी।

 

ہندوستان اور پاکستان میں کئی برسوں سے ایک رواج چل پڑا ہے کہ مذہب کے نام پر ایک بھیڑ جمع ہوتی ہے او رجس کو قصووار سمجھتی ہے، اس کو قتل کردیتی ہے، یوں تو اس بھیڑ کا مذہب الگ ہوتاہے ملک بھی جدا ہوتا ہے لیکن بھیڑ میں شامل لوگوں کا مزاج بالکل ایک جیسا ہوتا ہے۔ مشتعل مجمع جس کو قتل کرناچاہتا ہے اس پر کبھی گؤ کشی تو کبھی لڑکی کی چھیڑ نے کا الزام لگاتا ہے۔ کبھی یہی بھیڑ مذہب کی اہانت کرنے کے نام پر اور کبھی دھرم کے توہین کرنے کے نام پر کسی کو مار دیتی ہے۔ ہندوستان میں پہلو خان کو انتہا پسندوں کی ایک بھیڑ قتل کردیتی ہے توپاکستان کے مردان شہر میں مشعل خان نام کے مسلم نوجوان کو قتل کر کے اس کے کنبے میں انتہا پسند ی کی مشعل سے اندھیرا کردیا ہے۔

 

Evacuation Deal Is Syria’s New Moment of Shame

By Mashari Althaydi

Why Syria Is One Thing and Assad Is Another

By Hussein Shobokshi

‘Master Bomb’ And Trump’s Message to the World

By Ghassan Charbel

Express Your Opinion without Fear

By Hala Al-Qahtani

Justice Eludes Palestinians Jailed By the Israeli Regime

By Marwan Barghouti

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

 

Islamophobic discussions and fear-mongering policies have arguably made us less safe, leading to the legitimization of wars and occupations that have destabilized the Middle East and strengthened groups like ISIS, while encouraging radicalization by social disenfranchisement at home. They have contributed to a culture of fear that has also been directed at, among others, communists and black men......

 

“The Turkish republic has always been flawed, but it always contained the aspiration that – against the backdrop of the principles to which successive constitutions claimed fidelity – it could become a democracy. Erdoğan’s new Turkey closes off that prospect.”...

Sleepless in Dhaka
Anjum Hasan

How many people like him died? Estimates of the number of non-Bengalis killed ranges wildly between 20,000 and 5, 00,000. Yet these are the minor and the minority deaths — unable to find a place in most stories of the war I’ve encountered in Dhaka, not quite fitting in with the narrative of a beleaguered people fighting for their freedom and their language, their deaths reaching to many times these footnote-level numbers....

 
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