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  • Is Hats Off trying to look smart or is he just venomous? Or both.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseer sb., When you say that Jesus could not protect himself, are you...
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  • Naseer sb., A common thread does run through all religions but that thread...
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  • Naseer sb., It is true that a warning is not a compulsion but a warning from God...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Excellent article
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Also, we can learn from Christians.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • talk about the thousands of muslims who were killed for opting out...
    ( By hats off! )
  • The whole write up is utterly nonsense with full of prejudice against Madrasahs...
    ( By Mohammad Khalid )
  • Thank you Kaniz Fatima for a refreshing comment. Your article is a good read indeed....
    ( By GRD )
  • Jesus (pbuh) lived all his life under the rule of the Pagan Romans. He was...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • GM Sb is a determined denier of the truth of Allah's religion and the fact that a common thread...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Salam alaykum May I have any email, website,...contact info of sister Zainab Taylor ? We have a shia community ....
    ( By Sina Fadaei )
  • Sultan Shahin Sahab is welcome to his brand of Islam and he should respect the others too. He can ....
    ( By Sulaiman Yakub )
  • Self-delusion. The head of the government of an Islamic state can never take the side of the persecuted minority.'
    ( By Apurbajyoti Majumdar )
  • Covilakam Islam is essentially intolerant. It should be wiped out of the world. If the modernists....
    ( By Madhuraj Patinhare )
  • (2:256) Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmedn )
  • Sultan Sb. is very right. All of South Asia and especially Indians must be worried about the withdrawal of US troops ...
    ( By Arshad Alam )
  • “Where is Baghdadi?” Most likely in USA or Saudi Arabia.
    ( By Skepticles )
  • Hats Off thinks his juvenile mudslinging puts him above mediocrity....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • My responses are quite relevant to your irrelevant execrations.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • A Muslim Wahabbi is running a web in tamil with name 'suvanappriyan' .I have copy pasted this article to light wisdom on their dark mind.
    ( By Dr.A.Anburaj )
  • all other folks are not every day shouting from roof tops that theirs...
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  • I congratulate Mr.Parvez for this lovable article.It is an eye opener for all particularly Wahhabis. Every religion/sect ....
    ( By Dr.A.Anburaj )
  • Good article! Islam stresses moderation and balance in all aspects of life; in beliefs, worship, conduct, relationships, ideas, ...
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Islam means peace and Muslims believe and should believe in peace. '
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • very good reply "‘It’s Not Jihad but Jahalat’"
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Hats Off claims to be a critic of all religions but it seems his venom is exclusively directed at just one religion!....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • Hats Off is just trying to find something nasty to say. What does Jacinda Ardern's magnanimous...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • you are incapable of surprises. nothing new here. sort of desertification....
    ( By hats off! )
  • it is a mistake for india to develop "interests" in afghanistan. eventually all muslim....
    ( By hats off! )
  • so new zealand pm is a shining example of tokenism. how about women...
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  • Madness has no religion
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • Prof. Hoodbhoy knows humanity and human affairs a lot better than Hats Off does..,.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • The word "Jihad" should be expelled from our lexicon. There is no place....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • scientists (IMHO) probably will get it wrong when they stray into humanities. laws of science are...
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  • You discuss the central idea of this article both historically and theologically. Through your discussion, many significant ....
    ( By Meera )
  • ہندستان ایک ایسا ملک ہے جہاں ہر قوم و مذہب کے لوگ بلا تفریق مذہب و ملت آباد ہیں، ہندستان میں ہندوؤں کے بعد مسلمان ...
    ( By ڈاکٹر ساحل بھارتی )
  • New Zealand's Prime Minister is a shining example for regressive societies. No wonder she sticks in Hats ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • What she writes is a hundred times better than Hats Off's bilious vomitus.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • Hats Off's hatefulness has reached nihilistic proportions. He is need of help.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
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    As the citizen of a new “ideological” utopia, the man felt too judgmental to forgive the streets follies he had been forced to ignore during the days of “slavery”. He disliked what he had liked before because it was not in accordance with the precepts of the new state; and objected even to the way people dressed....

     

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    نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم نے جب مدینہ ہجرت کی تو اس کے بعد مسلمانوں کو  نہ صرف مذہبی آزادی حاصل ہوئی بلکہ انہوں نے مسلمانوں ، یہودیوں ، منافقوں اور کافروں سمیت مدینے کی تمام مذہبی برادریوں کے حق میں  آزادی اور تحفظ کو یقینی بھی بنایا۔  ہمارے نبی ﷺ نے میثاق مدینہ بھی قائم کیا ۔

     

    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

    Thanks to the patronage of intelligence agencies, successive governments were unable to contain the JeM. In the words of the former Punjab Home Minister Rana Sanaullah, “We can’t touch these organizations because these are controlled from somewhere else.”...

     

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    Islam and Politics

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    In the years that the Taliban were busy keeping women at home and uneducated, Akram was uncovering a radically different version of Islamic tradition. Its luminaries included women like Ummal-Darda, a seventh-century jurist and scholar who taught jurisprudence in the mosques of Damascus and Jerusalem. Her students were men, women, and even the caliph. Another woman in Akram’s research discoveries: the fourteenth- century Syrian scholar Fatimah al- Bataihiyyah, who taught both men and women in the Prophet’s mosque in Medina, drawing students from as far away as Fez....

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    What can I do my friends, if I do not know? I am neither Christian nor Jew, not Muslim nor Hindu. What can I do? What can I do? … One I seek, One I know, One I see, One I call…

     
    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Governments have a history of capitulating to religious lobbies in their quest for vote banks. This includes every shade of government. In my personal recall, the use of gender as bait began with Shah Bano in 1986. Cut to 2014 and the NDA sweep with its avowed anti-Muslim agenda. The best weapon to kill Muslims other than by lynching and torture was to show them as gross violators of women’s rights. Since 2014, words like Triple Talaq, Nikah Halala, and Polygamy etc. have been bandied around with scant understanding of their meaning....

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    Islam, Women and Feminism
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    The reforms that took place in the early years of Islam were clearly progressive, changing with the needs of society; however, the more detailed rules that were laid out by the classical jurists only allowed many pre-Islamic customs to continue. These rules reflected the needs, customs and expectations of the society in which they lived, not the progressive reforms that were started during the time of Muhammad. Hence, the trajectory of reform which began at the time of Muhammad was halted in the medieval period through the further elaboration of Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), which was then selectively codified in the 19th and 20th centuries....

     
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    ایک زمانہ تھا جب، مدارس تحریک سےاجتماعی طور پر وجود میں آتے تھے۔ مقامی لوگوں کا معمولی چندہ بھی بڑی اہمیت رکھتا تھا۔ رمضان میں باقاعدگی سے گوشوارہ چھپتا تھا، جو عوامی جانچ پڑتال کی راہ کھول دیتا تھا۔ تب لوگ مدارس کو ملّی اثاثہ سمجھتے تھے اور موقع پڑنے پر اس کے دفاع میں اٹھ کھڑے ہوتے تھے۔  1970کی دہائی سے رفتہ رفتہ، مدارس بھی، دُکان کی طرح ، افراد کی ملکیت بنتے گئےجن میں مہتمم کی اجارہ داری ہوتی ہے۔ چندہ بھی ’’باہر ‘‘سے آنے لگا۔ گوشوارہ کی روایت اٹھادی گئی۔جب مقامی چندہ کم یا ختم کیا گیا تو مقامی بچّوں کا جھنجھٹ کیوں پالا جائے، جن کے والدین کبھی بھی آکر دیکھ سکتے ہیں کہ کیا ہورہا ہے۔

     
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    In present times, many schools and madrasas are running institutions where boys and girls study together in the same classroom, Numerous madrasas in Bihar and Gujarat allow boys and girls to sit in the same class. But AMU stands apart. It breeds counter-modernism. It continues to further gender-based segregation among Muslim students. It runs separate schools for boys and girls. Even undergraduate girls and boys cannot study together. ....

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    Tajush Sharia says, "Attention O Islamic World, be warned against the Movement of Destruction! In these times the movement of Daesh (“ISIS”) has become a great challenge and grave danger to the countries of the Middle East, in particular Saudi Arabia. Their danger is not restricted just to the Arab world, but extends to all countries and peoples. This movement is only concerned with the destruction of historical monuments and of the Islamic landscape, as is witnessed in the lands of Iraq and Syria. They have transgressed in this matter and treat Muslims as non-believing hostile combatants, as though they are enemies-at-war and their lands hostile territories….”

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    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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