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  • europe has submitted. islam means submission. "progressive", "liberal" muslim....
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  • you who do not even know the meaning of "kufr" and "kuffar" are.....
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  • It does not take much depth to know the lameness of Naseer sb.'s arguments.....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • Naseer sb. says, "most people will have a problem accepting Buddha....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • Naseer sb. is right. Taqwa means being conscious and cognizant of God,....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • Jihadism will have to be rooted out as Nazism was rooted out, by international...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • muslims conquered the world through sheer fear. as the prophet himself...
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  • When GM sb is out of his depth he will call what the other has said "lame argument" while he is the one without legs ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • SA, Surah 31 Luqman is about Luqman. If you go by what he preached, you would think that ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • A man with even a modicum of wisdom will not debate so much with such little knowledge. He would readily ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • There are four stories in Surah Kahf and not three as mentioned in my previous comment. 1. The story of the people of the cave....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The word heedfulness contains all the other meanings given to the word Taqwa and its derivatives. One can be heedful ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The triliteral root khā shīn yā (خ ش ي) occurs 48 times in the Quran, and in all occurrences, the meaning is fear or its ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Thank you Naseer. The translation of Yusuf Ali is wonderful. I read it many years ago. Even if he considers....
    ( By S. A. )
  • Naseer sb. continues to quote from the Quran to support his lame arguments. This trulu is an abuse of the Holy Book.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • Naseer sb. again shows his ill-bred nature calling me an apostate. Such remarks only show how unfit he is to be considered a scholar.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • Hats Off's comments seem to be motivated by nothing other than sheer malice!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • Hats Off's analyses are shallow and driven by his blind prejudice. Why would any blog post such nihilistic messages?
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • Highly destructive wars were common between non-monotheistic countries in all recorded history. Hats ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • Is mere saying “we worship none but Allah” enough? 63:1 When the Hypocrites come to you, they say, "We bear witness that thou art indeed the ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • GM sb is a friendly apostate and Hats Off is a hostile apostate. They both lie to malign the Quran. They blaspheme the ....
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  • @hats off, Precisely so. Conservation of resources ....
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  • saving water is common sense. if some "holy" book needs to tell you that, you either need to buy another book or get your head ...
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  • hope is stubborn. but history does not give us any basis for hope. to imagine....
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  • hope is stubborn. but history does not give us any basis for hope. to imagine....
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  • To discuss Greek society without mentioning the fact that it was a plutocracy in which slavery was rife is dishonesty....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • Political Islam is a very unattractive concept. Total separation of religion and......
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • Reforms and progress are essential to all belief systems and ideologies. That....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • Mr. Ali, I thank you for your article. It was certainly 'food for thought'. However....
    ( By John Guzman )
  • one man's glory is another's misery. just ponder upon the hindu kush. i mean the mountain region. not the semantics. wink! wink?'
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  • how silently we all let this man's pain pass without a simple obituary! what a bunch....
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  • are chicken, fish, camels, sheep, goats and bulls not the creation of allah?'
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  • Apostrophe not comma on Extremists' should be put in the headline.'
    ( By Arshad )
  • Hats off does his job well. I think he has been hired by NAI to provoke Muslim intellectuals and have fun....
    ( By Arshad )
  • A collection of hadiths. When discussion is with reference to Islam both Quran and hadiths should be routed. It...
    ( By Arshad )
  • Such announcements by the respective ruling parties is nothing new for the Muslims of India. Congress has been accused ....
    ( By Ayaan Neyazi )
  • The PM Modi’s Madrasa Modernisation initiative might work well to produce good understanding between Muslims and BJP.
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • People like Gulam Mohyuddin are serial Hypocrite Your religion has no compassion for ....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Naseer sb.'s support of and Hats Off's condemnation of defunct....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Firoz Bakt Ahmed speaks as the voice of the BJP and will be reviled by Muslims just....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
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    We Muslims of the world, at least our governments, have been bludgeoning the United Nations since 1999 in our bid to protect Islam from defamation. But aren’t the states that claim to speak for Muslims the worst defamers of Islam themselves?

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     It's time we Muslims made up our minds, Mr. President. What is Islam: a totalitarian, fascist, supremacist and exclusivist political ideology out to conquer the world or a spiritual path to salvation?

    The international community is supposed to protect Islam from Islamophobes. But the Islamophobes portray Islam exactly in the way the Jihadists do. Jihadists do it approvingly and Islamophobes disapprove and condemn. If Islamophobes’ narratives of Islam are defamatory, as they indeed are, then so are the narratives of Jihadi groups whose ideology thrives in the Muslim world. Both are violent, patriarchal, regressive, misogynist and based on sexual fantasies of sick men. It is this narrative that is taught in most of our madrasas, in schools and colleges.

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    Kevin Barrett

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    The Israelis, meanwhile, are lobbying the US government to support the Saudi effort to save the doomed Syrian insurgents. The US establishment is split between those bought and paid for by the Saudis and Israelis, versus those committed to some version of the US national interest. The latter group is getting increasingly fed up with Takfiri and Zionist fanaticism.

     
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    "This principle of freedom of faith is assured in many other Qur'anic verses. As examples, we read 10:99, 11:28, and 88:21-22. Forcing any person to act in any way nullifies the moral and legal responsibility of that person in such an action, whether it is good or evil; consequently, he/she cannot be respectively rewarded or punished for that forced action. Accordingly, imposing Islam by force on any human being will never bring out God's acceptance and reward to the imposer or the one upon whom it was imposed. ....

     
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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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