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  • All teachings are good and the following one is worth repeating 68. Do not insult others’ deities...
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  • Masha Allah. worth reading piece, Along with theory, action is necessary. '
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • As for the verse 67:12, yes, a person who feels inclined to do wrong must refrain from doing so....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • You simply do not understand the meaning of heedfulness. It means to pay close attention to what is said and follow it.....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Madurai sultan Shahin is not going to change anything he has set agenda he playing like Zakir Naik, when....
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  • Sultan Shahin you should stop hypocrate towards suffering of Hindus by Muslims to look Islam better in India.....
    ( By Aayina )
  • "LGBT is against the Word of God, God Created Women for Men's Pleasure." nothing to do with 'something'.
    ( By hats off! )
  • Dear Mr Madhuraj Patinhare Covilakam, what kind of reform...
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  • Hats Off always gets the argument backwards. Instead of calling....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • This is the height of stupidity. LGBT rights and gender equality are now....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Wallahi..You havent read it with its shrah(commentary)....
    ( By Shagil Ansari )
  • The person who does not have shame of his act is called Shamelss...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Much of what Mr Alam has written is true but there is much more to write. TMC brand secularism wilil mean Muslim...
    ( By Arshad )
  • Shirk-phobia is a bigger problem than shirk...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Usual nonsense from Hats Off!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • what's with your dot character?
    ( By hats off! )
  • Is terrorism an answer to decades of persecution and injustice. Or the author is subtly supporting IS as some Indian...
    ( By Arshad )
  • Is terrorism an answer to decades of persecution and injustice...
    ( By Arshad )
  • The author seems "Neo-Traditional Salafi" (NTS) who does prefer...
    ( By GRD )
  • Language of. The article is full of structural erros or grammatical errors. Secondly he calls wearing tasiz shirk. It is adebatable issue.....
    ( By Arshad )
  • what is the islamic hatred of kufr and kuffar and mushrik and idolators and jews and christians and polytheists....
    ( By hats off! )
  • push back? if the early muslims thought nothing of blackmailing a whole empire into submission (islam) they ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • (Abusive word deleted... Editor) Sultan Shahin never gives space to K K Mohmmad.
    ( By Aayina )
  • Sultan Shahin is showing his true colours of hatred by giving space to person like Romila Thapar a historian who hates Hindus....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Hats Off thinks this is an apostate website
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  • Hats Off lies again! I distinctly said, "We do not know whether....
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  • Hats Off's simplistic and self-serving theories will never delve into....
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  • Criticizing some aspect of a religion, especially one's own religion....
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  • I agree! The Grand Design is nothing more than to make us more. .
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Yes, Islam is mercy and compassion, not retaliation.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Your article is well- contextualised and surely presents field...
    ( By Meera )
  • This article is a direct lift from my article. Kya dahshatgard aise hote Hain.
    ( By Arshad )
  • Apney no such bhi Kahan hai uska tarjuma Urdu me karden to hum jaisey hechmadan apke aalimana afkar ke durre bebaha...
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  • ARMAN purey nahi hongey whatever tricks he may play.
    ( By Arshad )
  • ah! another green horn sociologist and wanna-be political scientist! there is not a single subject in which...
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  • being a stealth jihadi, 'we' know you will always side with the most obstructive muslim available. no ....
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  • Talash-e-haq main zameer afaqi ki bey zameeri dekhi ke woh "HAQ" Ye'ni Allah ki talash....
    ( By Qaseem )
  • oh! rational mohammad yunus, where are you?
    ( By hats off! )
  • We" are the people! Hats Off's question is more inane than pertinent...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Preaching of "True Islam" may not be as benign as it sounds, unless....
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    ہمارے سماج میں پھیلتی جا رہی اسی برائی کا خاتمہ کرنے کے لیے یہ سلسلہ وار تحریر آپ تک پیش کرنے کی سعادت حاصل کر رہی ہوں۔اس  قسط وار تحریر میں احادیث طیبہ اور اقوال صالحین کی روشنی میں بد دیانتی کی دنیوی اور اخروی نقصانات اور نیک نیتی کے بے شمار فوائد بتائے جائیں گے تاکہ اسلام کا کلمہ پڑھنے والے مسلمانوں کے اندر اخلاص ونیک نیتی کا جذبہ پیدا ہو سکے۔


    Islam and Spiritualism

    It forms the foundation of our religion and without it; one cannot say that they live a real life. This is due to the fact that the abode and home of Taqwa is the heart, and we are more hearts and souls than we are bodies. This becomes even clearer when we visit someone that we knew or someone that we befriended after they pass away….

     

    Islamic Society

    He said now these madrasas will continue to impart Islamic education but “there will be no hate speech,” As per the plan, Pakistan’s Ministry of Education will take over these religious schools and the government would pay for the madrasas by diverting cash to education from the cost of anti-terrorism security operations....

     
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    Qazi Nazrul Islam was also worried over social evils, superstition, growing communalism and exploitation of gullible masses by the mullahs and pundits and fought against them through his speech and writing. He strived to bring awareness among the masses about their rights and their strength....

    Islam and Politics

    The top leadership of the CPIM, who were basically from the other side of border, never gave any thought to the Muslim question in West Bengal. They had to tolerate the Muslims and even maintain a veneer of secularism because Muslims were their most loyal vote-bank. But beyond that, their historical antipathy towards Muslims blinded them to think in terms of any ameliorative action for this destitute community. ....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    SLTJ, a prominent Muslim outfit that seeks to spread a fundamentalist, Wahhabi version of Islam has a track record of inciting racial hatred, vandalising Buddhist places of worship, and openly endorsing the IS brand of violent jihad. ...

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Mr. President,

    The US is withdrawing from Afghanistan as well as from Iraq and Syria. Inspired by the Taliban declaration of victory, a radicalised terrorist in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, backed by a Pakistan-based Islamist terrorist organisation, attacked an Indian military convoy, killing 40 soldiers. Similar suicide attack killed 27 elite revolutionary guards in Sistan, Iran. Emboldened Jihadists will surely carry out more such attacks in future. The gloating in Islamist circles for having “defeated” both the superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States, has reached its peak.

    Mr. President,

    Still fresh in our minds is what happened when the international community abandoned Afghanistan in 1989. Taliban ruled and Al-Qaeda got a safe haven. A series of atrocities including 9/11 and horrors of Islamic State followed.

     In this backdrop, the complacency of the world community in allowing Taliban to govern Afghanistan is inexplicable. Jihadist strength does not come from their soldiers and territories. It comes from an ideology and ideologies cannot be defeated militarily.

    Mr. President,

    The Jihadist ideology is based on very solid foundations in Islamic history, scriptures and theology. Moderate Muslims have not yet succeeded in evolving a satisfactory alternative theology of peace and pluralism to challenge the current theology of violence and exclusion. Even when such a theology evolves, it will take time and effort for it to be established. Mainstream Muslims should be allowed the time and space to work out and propagate a counternarrative. I would, therefore, urge the international community not to repeat the mistakes of 1989 and invite further disasters....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    This is perhaps the biggest function to pay tributes to ‘Shaheed-e-Millat’, ‘Shaheed-e-Hurriyat’ and martyrs of Hawal massacre. Mirwaiz distributed prizes among the children who won the Qur’an recitation competition. But the worrying fact of this Husn-e-Qir’at programme is that students of Hifz from various Kashmiri madrasas and Darul Ulooms, who participate in it having memorized the entire Qur’an by heart at a tender age, are susceptible to the misinformation being promulgated on these occasions……

     
    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    A War on Terror has been raging for 17 years now but we are no closer to defeating Islamist terror. Jihadism continues to attract Muslim youth. This is because the world has not paid enough attention to the ideology of Islamism and Jihadism.

    Mainstream Muslims have considered Islam a spiritual path to salvation, one of the many. Islam aims at reforming society for a peaceful, harmonious, pluralist existence. However, due to certain historical factors, the theology and jurisprudence of Islam that evolved in the 8th and 9th centuries (CE), present Islam as a political, totalitarian ideology of supremacism, xenophobia, intolerance and gender discrimination. It is this theology of violence, exclusivism and world-domination that is taught in madrasas and sustains Islamism. But despite the Islamist violence against peaceful Muslims and non-Muslims alike, the community is still not focussed on the need for evolving a counternarrative of Islam.

     It is imperative that Muslim countries that have signed the UN Charter look into the issue urgently and work towards developing a new theology of peace, pluralism and gender justice. While several countries like Morocco and now Saudi Arabia appear to be moving in this direction, the one country that has made a solid contribution is Turkey. In a decade-long exercise 100 Turkish scholars have managed to limit the number of authentic ahadith to just 1600, out of over 10,000, and provide each hadith with context and suitable interpretation. This book of authentic Hadith has been provided to all mosques in Turkey but I hope it is made available to the global Muslim community in their own languages as soon as possible.

    Allama Iqbal, a poet-philosopher of the South Asian sub-continent had called for the reconstruction of religious thought in Islam almost a hundred years ago. Let us at least start working on it now....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    ISIS may be militarily defeated tomorrow and even go out of existence. But this will not solve the problem of Muslim radicalisation. If our madrasas and educational institutions continue to prepare the ground for self-segregation and militancy, expounding the current theology, mixed with narratives of victimhood and marginalisation, Islam will continue to be hobbled, Muslims will continue to struggle to fit in the way of life in contemporary world.

    Moderate, progressive Muslims must urgently evolve and propagate an alternative theology of peace and pluralism, consistent in all respects with the teachings of Islam, and suitable for contemporary and future societies, while refuting the current theology of violence and supremacism.

    Unfortunately, as we have seen above, the task is not so easy. Radicalisation has not just happened overnight. Jihadi theology has evolved over hundreds of years. Major theologians who have studied Islam independently have brought to us a political version of Islam, stripping the religion of all its spirituality.

    While it is primarily the duty of Muslims to fight this ideological war within slam, this is no longer just a Muslim concern. The world too must confront Muslim scholars with the supremacism and extremism present in their theology and ask them to rethink Islam.  ProgressiveMuslims should join the rest of the world to defeat extremism in Islamic theology.

    Debating Islam

    Different Muslims, uncomfortable with these violent verses in Quran have tried different ways of dealing with them. Some have rejected Islam as a divine religion and become and are now becoming in larger numbers ex-Muslims. Some have taken the instructions to heart and adopted radical extremism and terrorism, as a way of quick transition to Heaven through martyrdom. Others engage in what is called taaweelat or allegorical interpretations. Some Muslims try to change the very meaning of Arabic words used in these verses and say that Arabs have not understood Arabic of the Quran in all these centuries. The consensus theology is that it is every Muslim’s religious duty to help Islam conquer the world and extirpate all other religions, including those that were brought by previous prophets in whom all Muslims must believe to be a Muslim. Most mainstream Muslims accept the consensus theology but do nothing about achieving this religious goal. However, they do applaud, if not openly, at last in their hearts, when someone appears to be doing something about it....

    The War Within Islam
    Islamo-Fascism and Islam-Supremacism Feeding Islamophobia Worldwide: Sultan Shahin Tells UN Human Rights Council In Geneva
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam
    Islamo-Fascism and Islam-Supremacism Feeding Islamophobia Worldwide: Sultan Shahin Tells UN Human Rights Council In Geneva
    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    Madame President,... But xenophobia, particularly in the form of Islamophobia, is growing in several European countries and partly feeds upon the flagrant violation of the human rights of religious minorities in several Muslim-majority countries. Petrodollar Islam has injected the poison of Islam-supremacism in Muslim societies worldwide.  Even exemplary moderate countries like Indonesia, Malaysia are now infected with this virus. But the worst case scenario is evolving in the only Muslim nuclear power, Pakistan. Jihadi vigilantes including members of security forces are hunting down and killing all those who oppose their version of Islam. The country is drowning in a sea of violence but civil society, media or elected parliamentarians dare not condemn the wanton killings in the name of Islam. -- Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam, addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 16th session in Geneva on 22 March 2011 in the General Debate on Follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.

    Current Affairs

    Linked to this idea was Mr. Mill’s division of Indian history into three periods — Hindu, Muslim and British. Both these theories, initially accepted by Indians, were later questioned by historians and discarded half a century ago. However, they remain the bedrock of Hindutva….

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Do Not Repeat the Mistakes of 1989 in Allowing the Return of Taliban, New Age Islam Editor Sultan Shahin Asks International Community at UNHRC in Geneva

    Mr. President,

    The US is withdrawing from Afghanistan as well as from Iraq and Syria. Inspired by the Taliban declaration of victory, a radicalised terrorist in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, backed by a Pakistan-based Islamist terrorist organisation, attacked an Indian military convoy, killing 40 soldiers. Similar suicide attack killed 27 elite revolutionary guards in Sistan, Iran. Emboldened Jihadists will surely carry out more such attacks in future. The gloating in Islamist circles for having “defeated” both the superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States, has reached its peak.

    Mr. President,

    Still fresh in our minds is what happened when the international community abandoned Afghanistan in 1989. Taliban ruled and Al-Qaeda got a safe haven. A series of atrocities including 9/11 and horrors of Islamic State followed.

     In this backdrop, the complacency of the world community in allowing Taliban to govern Afghanistan is inexplicable. Jihadist strength does not come from their soldiers and territories. It comes from an ideology and ideologies cannot be defeated militarily.

    Mr. President,

    The Jihadist ideology is based on very solid foundations in Islamic history, scriptures and theology. Moderate Muslims have not yet succeeded in evolving a satisfactory alternative theology of peace and pluralism to challenge the current theology of violence and exclusion. Even when such a theology evolves, it will take time and effort for it to be established. Mainstream Muslims should be allowed the time and space to work out and propagate a counternarrative. I would, therefore, urge the international community not to repeat the mistakes of 1989 and invite further disasters....

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