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  • Reform for Islamic religion can be based on the Bahai faith and also based on Sufism so that the violent aspects of clans fostering extremism and jihad can be avoided for the good of that religion's people and people of other religions in the world nations for promoting world peace sure! By T A Ramesh - 9/29/2016 3:05:27 PM



  • Congrats, this is a great article! By The Islamist Threat to Pluralism - 4/7/2016 3:40:16 AM



  • @Mr.kaul I warn you for hurting the religious sentiments of people.so better have a say within four corners of law.your freedom of speech is not unbriddled.

    By Mashood Baba - 4/2/2016 9:04:09 AM



  • @Intikhab Alam Now watch the rant and desperation and slogans Islam is best and all that,it is a sign of frustration intikhab alam sahib

    By Bilhan Kaul - 4/2/2016 9:03:16 AM



  • Islam is d best and we will rule whole world with the power of Quran and sunah By Intikhab Alam - 4/2/2016 9:01:30 AM



  • I have many good Muslim friends, who are of the same ideas, but are afraid of expressing openly.
    Later or sooner, they will be openly supporting you, I am sure.
    So sir, do not think that you are alone. You have countless sympathisers.
    By Chandra Mohan Sharma - 4/2/2016 8:58:35 AM



  • Dear Folks, This applies to all religions: IF we are to build a Theology of Peace, of Universal Love and Compassion & Grace for All, a Society and a World of Co-Existence - THEN all those teachings that preach and justify hatred for other religions and cultures preach fear and violence, refer to the "other" as pagans, infidels, kafirs and untouchables, refer to women as inferior to men, where Jihad and crusades are justified to spread the faith, where the language is one of domination and supremacy, where equality is not accepted, where the freedom to practise, preach and proselytise is limited to only the ruling and hegemonic religion, where the freedom of conscience is buried in the graveyard of the dark pages of human history, where millions of human beings have been murdered in the name of religious bigotry. This and much more needs to be done, for us to uncover and rediscover our spiritual roots, to know the Divine Soul within Each of Us, and even as we know and experience our Soul, we thus experience and know our One True Common Divine Creator. The next phase of human evolution will discard all that is violent and hateful and will embrace all that is loving and compassionate. The future lies with the rising spiritual consciousness of Humanity, whilst all the rest will wither away in to our past. By Feroze Mithiborwala - 4/2/2016 8:57:40 AM



  • To Askarsh
    I am Hindu and religious too myself but accept what Mohsin Syedain said " Hindus are not too evolve.....", and recent government will take us back us to centuries.

    Prime minister of India makes funny Statment like there was Plastic Surgery done Indian Lord Ganesh was first. He also talks of steam cells were done and that's how kavravs were made. He is talking about Puspak viman.

    So here is question for you Askarsh do we Hindus have learn from Egyptian because Egyptians have lots of this kind of face with nearly all species around them at that time.

    Puspak viman
    Ram was God and was not even able to make viman and he has to take Rakshas Ravan technology of viman, so how pious Hindu will delima and Ram just took away viman and did not give back to vibhishan.

    Do not bully Muslim what they think, because it will take Hindus backward as we will not able to see our own faults esaily.

    We can argue sensibly but should not bully that retard progress of any human race because bullying stop thinking.

    If anyone does not accept than, the coming consqences will be theirs and their race or community who believes in absurd things

    I am telling this because this absurd thing is going to be taught to our kids as science would agree Askarsh on that your coming generation stuffy this and go to western world for technology and knowledge rather than developing this things indegniously by right scientific attitude.
    By Aayina - 2/18/2016 3:30:52 PM



  • @Pervez Ahmed ...perhaps your sense of paradise is the Talibani Afghanistan. .or perhaps IS ruled hellholes in Syria. Honestly,is this what you want your world to be? ?!! And isn't it childish to equate modernity with sex and wine. What about the days when you legitimately had sex slaves? By Farook Salahuddin - 2/18/2016 5:35:13 AM



  • @Pervez Ahmed ...perhaps your sense of paradise is the Talibani Afghanistan. .or perhaps IS ruled hellholes in Syria. Honestly,is this what you want your world to be? ?!! And isn't it childish to equate modernity with sex and wine. What about the days when you legitimately had sex slaves? By Farook Salahuddin - 2/18/2016 5:11:33 AM



  • New Age Islam... What huqooqul ibad you are talking about. By Mohd Abu Rayhan - 2/18/2016 4:59:11 AM



  • In todays world modernity is equivalent to money and sex. No one can deny this fact. Even a poor in a far off African country and a rich in America and Western countries know this well and that the base and foundation of this so called modern education and civilization is on money and sex. Thats why there is no place of spiritual advancement in their modern society. They concentrate only on their materialistic world and thats why this world became a hell for peace loving and religious people to live and you cannot deny this fact. By Pervez Ahmed - 2/18/2016 4:53:05 AM



  • On the day of judgement;would a body which was buried in a grave long back survive to enjoy the enjoyments of a paradise ?who has seen the jahannum(narak) or jannat(swarg)and came back to this world to narrate the experiences?In all the religions such notions have been described to inspire its followers to do good deeds and refrain from bad deeds .Please try to appreciate the hidden message.In holy Quran it is clearly mentioned that God sent 124000 Nabis and Prophts at different times in different parts of the world.Will someone please enlighten us about their names and periods ? By Sarjit Dang - 2/18/2016 4:25:52 AM



  • Islam is no doubt to be a great religion as exemplified by the latest fatwa from KSA cleric that husband can eat woman flesh, if he is starving. The learned cleric has given the fatwa which conforms to the Sharia. By Manoj K Asthana - 2/18/2016 4:21:09 AM



  • Terrorism means unlawful force& violence! agnist those who creats a fear in society 4 poltical ends By Dar Sajad - 2/18/2016 4:09:47 AM



  • KAFIR AND JIHAD R BARBARIC AND ITS TIME THEY R ERADICATED By Sunil Nayak - 2/18/2016 4:04:42 AM



  • Everyone has two days the day he/she is born & the day he/she dies 
    Muslims world over are not the invaders , persecutors , brutes & barbarians they only fight back with those who forcibly occupy their territory & put them in concentration camps (Palestine to kashmir ) "your coffee with karan won't help "
    By Mohd Ali - 2/18/2016 3:59:58 AM



  • GENTLEMEN
    TRAITORS think slogans like "to destroy India" is 'freedom of speech'.
    Then our slogan "to hang traitors" is 'freedom of Indian Law'.

    JAI HIND...!!!

    Plz watch this video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VvHB4NhgrM
    By Yatish Murarka - 2/18/2016 3:52:26 AM



  • @Askarsh Ridiculous Ridiculous Ridiculous
    You are free to parade ours naked. We will enjoy pandit ji.
    By Mohsin Syedain - 2/18/2016 3:49:23 AM



  • @Mohsin Still pack women in bags like potato chips and practice oral talaq and yet you call hindus ridiculous...retard u r By Askarsh Pandey - 2/18/2016 3:45:03 AM



  • @Dhananjay Sure u have reached the moon and mars. Western sciences. Look at ground reality. Dont fool yourself. You dont fool me. By Mohsin Syedain - 2/18/2016 3:42:07 AM



  • @Mohsin Syedain We have today reached mars and moon but not you u camel riding medeival retard.... By Dhananjay Srivastava - 2/18/2016 3:40:03 AM



  • Hindus are not too evolved. The kind of things they practice is ridiculous. Tell them and they will start arguing, abusing and maybe even resirt to violence a la Bajrang Dal, VHP or some such organisation. By Mohsin Syedain - 2/18/2016 3:37:40 AM



  • @sohaib I tell u that ur version of philosophy doesnt suit the modern world....u ppl need to get over the tribal philosophy of rape and wars for humanity's sake.. By Askarsh Pandey - 2/18/2016 3:34:03 AM



  • Or rather cut heads off people who dont believe in ur version of philosophy! By Askarsh Pandey - 2/18/2016 3:31:52 AM



  • Word 'peace' Doesnt suit for modern world becoz itz full of ugly sins. jihad is only way to cut things off. By Sohaib Reshi - 2/18/2016 3:24:53 AM



  • @Ena Husain 
    Co-existance? Really?
    By Askarsh Pandey - 2/18/2016 3:22:57 AM



  • Yes , really. Taliban, ISIS etc are not our representatives, Islam is about liberalism , peace tolerance and co existence By Ena Husain - 2/18/2016 3:15:43 AM



  • Without fear and prejudice for example in the Bible God talks of different Sarah and Agar as COVENANTS THAT ARE READ AND INTERPRETED IN THE BIBLE in Galatians 4:21-28 but the majority of Bible followers teach error about them as people and therefore hate each other and kill each other
    Yet the Bible followers and the Quran followers teach and believe in the same Abraham but they do so in human limited knowledge and as a result hate each other and are killing each other.
    By Bwayo Patrick - 2/18/2016 3:14:18 AM



  • You may have noticed the backward thinking of Lone asif. He considers Islam as the best religion in the world. Notice his rant zero knowledge of Islamic world, notice his certitude which has mainly come from peer pressure. When he says Islam is the best,it is not that he himself has any opinion about Islam but his rant has been mainly learned from madrasas and friends, that Islam is the best. At the time when world is moving away from religion, lone asif has nothing worthwhile to offer except medieval form of Islam. He has no independent thinking. He does not even view that others will consider his rant as backward. Because he lives in society where religious backwardness is accepted norm. It is a frog in the well attitude. By Bilhan Kaul - 2/18/2016 2:42:16 AM



  • ////Of course, Islam has nothing to do with terrorism. It is a spiritual path to salvation, not a political ideology for dominating the world/////

    So, Islam has nothing to do with political.... What is your point Mr.Shahin... About 1300 years Islam dominating the world politically.... Capitalism and communism came to defeat islam.... now we are in the status of loss.... Are you insisting us to take political ideology from capitalism and communism.... If you do that sure you are working for an western agenda indirectly.... Islam is the complete ideology has spritual and political aqeeda... Soon Muslims will Re establish khilafah on the way of Prophethood to resue the umma from miseries....

    Today, the Muslims are surrounded by miseries from all sides, because of the absence of the Khilafah, a Muslim should not have time for the allowed amusement, so how is it if he spends his time in what is not allowed, Allah forbids? Oh brothers, it is your duty to direct the Muslims strongly but wisely, in order to fill their time by doing good things, by working and persevering to re-establish the Khilafah, and rescue the Ummah from these miseries .

    By Sheikh Ata ibn Khaleel Abu al-Rashta

    By Mannai bava - 2/11/2016 11:06:12 PM



  • Good to see Educated enlightened Muslims trying to pull back Islam from the abyss of superiority and Jehadism

    By Anupam Ta - 2/11/2016 4:52:12 AM



  • At last--a very interesting counterview--well researched and presented.
     "Moderate, progressive Muslims must urgently evolve and propagate an alternative theology of peace and pluralism, human rights and gender justice, 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." 
    By David D'Costa - 2/11/2016 3:43:58 AM



  • Point well made by Sultan Shahin in this article- The idea of Jihad against kuffar (non believers) and hijrat (emigration) to the so-called Islamic State as a religious duty is preposterous at a time when millions of Arab Muslims are marching almost barefoot to Europe, the so-called Darul Harb (land of disbelief and conflict), seeking refuge, a refuge that is denied to them by the so-called Darul Islam in the Arab world.
    By Anil Vashist - 2/11/2016 3:15:35 AM



  • To

    Sultan   Shahin

     

    You have written the article some of it portion which reflects that Muslim should not try to show supremacy of their Religion if that true of my understanding of your article than I have question 

     

    1)what Mohmmad Paigamber was trying to do when he started this religion, and rather than co- existing with other beliefs he imposed and his immediate convert started to fight each other not even had affect of Mohmmed Paigamber teaching of so called peace for even generation, did it seem like hypocrite?

     

    This type effort is not only done by Mohmmed Paigamber but every single understanding of God differs and started by one particular person try similar attempt and from them, some of them try to establish supremacy, even Hinduism is also not exception in that case.

     

    In regards article I have only one objection that do not try to show Islam was and not supremacist Religion, it started like that only and it does not matter that it ideology or intra-ideology(within Islam) whichever wins by whatever means. 

     

    And do not worry about humanity, so called humanity has finish lots of other human species and the ideology.

     

    Cannot you see the world that millions of species are there on the world of which humans are not even aware off. God is capable of bringing higher level of consciousness among those species he did not need humans and his fighting religions. So let Islam is winning or losing by battle of sword than let it be.

    By Aayina - 2/9/2016 7:06:06 PM



  • Well said, Feroze Mithiborewala sahib!
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 2/9/2016 4:21:43 PM



  • This is a very important article and honestly spells out the enormous challenge that confronts both Muslims and all of Humanity. Our collective task and responsibility is to build a spiritual society built on love and compassion for all.

    By Feroze Mithiborwala - 2/9/2016 7:24:31 AM



  • It is a dearest request to every muslim brother & sister to share this post as much as possible to retain the spirituality and eradicate extremist views from Islam..plz read the link and update in full and share it By Iftekhar Alam - 2/9/2016 7:23:58 AM



  • We the progressive community of muslims hindus christians and other like minded should immediately work in this direction so that society becomes worth living.
    By Veer Ji Raina - 2/9/2016 7:23:37 AM



  • The post by the Islamic scholar speaks by itself. The necessity he felt to put-up his thoughts is self introspective. All fake intellectuals, fake "generous" people,the so called progressives in India & self styled messiahs of Muslims need to open their eyes....

    By Girish Pathak - 2/9/2016 7:00:26 AM



  • I feel you are doing the right thing. Untill and unless liberalisation happens within the islamic theology and principles, terrorism is not going to end. I feel great when I see that there are section of muslims (New age islam) where everyone is liberal enough to question the faith to put it in right perspective. Until and unless you accept the truth, changes will not happen. You are treating the cause while every other muslims are trying to treat the effect which is superficial

    By Babaji Vedanti - 2/9/2016 6:59:52 AM



  • True fact By Meera Chaudhury - 2/9/2016 6:59:20 AM



  • Islamic terrorism will stay till theological injunctions are not corrected

    By Sanjay Narain - 2/9/2016 6:58:50 AM



  • Deobandiyat and Wahabiyat both are dangerous for Muslims and their religion. By Ravi Kumar - 2/9/2016 6:48:17 AM



  • //Muslims have still not found an antidote to militant verses in the Quran//

    The moderate Muslims should be able to say in unison and try convince the militants that we can’t claim to love Allah while we hate His creatures and abuse them. We should not  think that we can glorify Allah by hating non-Muslims. It is wrong to believe by fighting and killing unbelievers, by being harsh to them and by discriminating against them we please Allah. We all must adhere to the golden rule “"Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets" By Royalj - 2/9/2016 4:57:59 AM



  • You would prefer a maulana over me. Take it from me.

    By Manzurul Haque - 2/8/2016 6:16:33 AM



  • Muslim Moderates are a scared lot. They keep quiet when fanatics take up leadership of community and surrender before them. Maulans with fanatic ideas are invited on T V Channels who spit venom on whole society and only pro Hindu parties oppose them and so called secular parties take their support to keep BJP out. By Arvind Bhel Manit Srivastava - 2/8/2016 5:22:13 AM



  •  Well written.
    By Prakash Thekkadeth - 2/8/2016 5:18:38 AM



  • Thats necessity now By Vijay Kulkarni - 2/8/2016 5:17:51 AM



  • Islam preaches peace and prosperity of humans and for its defance they can use as much force as others use againt it but still instructs amuslim not to go against its norms .e.g avoid using force against children women old people infrstructure and any kind of crops. This rule is to be followed in wars againt muslim what about peace .These people who follow the terror are not perfect muslims they are those who study in modern institutions go and conduct the survey
    By Gulam Nabi Sheikh - 2/8/2016 5:02:40 AM



  • @Dhananjay Srivastava ji do you know the area covered by nexalites and do you have any count of killings. Don't treat isis as Muslims they are funded to strike so that super powers can destroy the Muslim countries to exploit their resources. These groups were creation of America during their occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan . It is their baby. By M Sultan Lone - 2/8/2016 4:49:00 AM



  • @Karthikrajan Alagesan Not difficult at all. Another matter some of the hereditary practitioners due to ignorance or vested interests may be up in arms. The sane elements of other communities would do well not to add fuel to the fire. By Manzurul Haque - 2/8/2016 4:21:06 AM



  • How can muslims create another narrative without repudiating the existing one in the form of quran ? By Karthikrajan Alagesan - 2/8/2016 4:17:54 AM



  • @Nateshan Kumaran It is for us to make it into religion and not a totalitarian ideology but that is not possible until we reflect more and more. By Manzurul Haque - 2/8/2016 4:07:57 AM



  • It is important to note that Trump's call is not directed at Islam, but at Muslims -- a subtle yet important distinction that got obscured in the controversy on the subject. The ban is, after all, conditional -- until the American people and their government have figured out what in the complex reality of the Muslim world -- religious, political, economic and cultural -- contributes to turning a significant portion of Muslims into jihadi operatives at war against the United States (especially those from the Middle East, North Africa and Southwest Asia).
    In making the distinction between Muslims and Islam -- the people, not the religion -- Trump avoided getting into the weeds of theological debates on Islam. Islam, to many of its critics, is seen as the source of the problem: less of as a religion and more of as a totalitarian ideology.
    By Nateshan Kumaran - 2/8/2016 4:00:51 AM



  • Agree with you, that is why, we r humans. Hopefully, we will stand as one. By Santi Veersa Singh - 2/8/2016 3:59:48 AM



  • I agree with this text fully but wish that Hindus must also curb radicalization taking route in the name of Hindutva among themselves By Afsar Husain - 2/8/2016 3:58:00 AM



  • Islam is facing Transition Phase just like Christianity. Thinks will become better 4 sure.

    By Nitish Kumar - 2/8/2016 3:56:21 AM



  • Islamic fundamentalism is more dangerous than hindutva nationalist propoganda.Islamic fundamentalism is diabolical and global and clashing with non muslims all around world.While non muslims together in major cases lives in peace among themselves which is not in a case when muslim and non muslim lives together. the concept of violence in islam is a pious philosphy.... By Dhananjay Srivastava - 2/8/2016 3:49:32 AM



  • It's all bull shit produced by a hireling of anti-Islam and anti-Muslim forces. There's no dearth of Mir Jafars, Mir Sadiqs and Mir Naqwis in India. By Mohammed Mahmood - 2/8/2016 3:48:30 AM




  • سمجھ سمجھ کے جو نہ سمجھے وہ بھی ایک نا سمجھ ھے....... مسلمان کبھی بھی دھشت گرد نھی ھوتا ھے..... ھمارے نبی صلہ کے تعریف کس نے نھی کیا...... ھندو عیسائ.. یوھودی. سکھ... اب اگر اس کے کھنے پر کویی عمل کرے تو وہ کیسے دھشت گرد ھے.... اگر دھشت گرد کو دیکھنا ھے تو وہ سرکاری گاڑہوں میں گھوم رھے ھین.. مسلا.. سیاست دان..
    By Farooq Bhat - 2/8/2016 3:46:55 AM



  • To Iqbal Husian
    I repeat my first question through some light on it.
    1)How about only one (Saud)family has became Hereditary custodian of  Mecca with Might and now dictating whole world. Same is true for many(not all) Mazars and Masjid(Famous Jama Masjid of India)

    If you talk of "Anihlation of caste" than it also talk about the Mohammedans( I have used Dr Ambedkar terminolgy) are cruel and Bhramins are mean and he said cruelty is better than meanness. He has not good potrait of Islam even though he used he used to compare two evils
    In his book he make many argument with Ghandhiji and refute same argument by other counter argument of his own that how he was confused.  
    His fight was with Hinduism and it reforms, he had nothing to do with Abrahmic  Religions, if he was impressed with it he would accepted it.

    Yes it is true Buddhisium is the only future for the earth.
    Your Abhrahmic religions are always busy proving superiority  over each other by all means 1)lyeing,
    2)Killling each other and even other faith minority in muslim dominated countries and areas
    2)borrowing stories of other tradition and religions attaching,to Mohammed Paigamber(that how you also insult your Paigamber, that much hypocrate you guys have became)
    By Aayina - 2/7/2016 11:48:11 PM



  • @Amit Kumar first read Dr Ambedkar again his famous words at the time of conversion "I WAS BORN AN A HINDU but i will NOT DIE AS A HINDU". suffice is to say that Dr Ambedkar publicly burned Hindu scriptures a fact acknowledged by all school of historian but he did not burned scriptures of any another religion. first read Dr Ambedkar's riddles of hinduism". caste annihilation etc then argue and debate.
    (2) as regards Budhism for a manuvadi it might be a sect of hinduism but for majority of buddhist it is not so. Dr Ambedkar himself acknowledged the fact that brahmanism tried to swallow buddhism but in vain.
    (3) as regards dalit muslims many dalits are priest . recently a scavenger appointed as imam of saudia mosque. while there is 100% reservation for a caste only for the job of pujaries / mahants of temples. supreme court judgement 16th december 2015 upheld it.
    (4) will you ask govt to over-rule supreme court ruling and let there be merit in appointment of pujaries.
    (5) will you ask sangh pariwar to promote some of their SC ST members to the higher VARNA of brahmin kshatriyas.
    (6) in distribution of charity the so-called high caste in indian muslims SYEDS are prohibited to receive ZAKAT charity . will you ask sangh pariwar to pass a legislature on these lines and let charity be distributed among needy hindus and not on caste lines.
    (6) as regards hadees and koran sharif there are plenty of rejoinders written and critics are silent as rejoinders were extremely powerful. now just give me one reference of rejoinder which contradicts Phule maharaj, Ambedkar ji. periyar, kanchan ilah. etrc. even DN Jha's book "cow meat in ancient india" was banned by govt but till date it is not contradicted. (60 your last words "leave manu smriti" revealed all. why no one should criticize manu. because you believed in it.
    (7) i am not against new age islam. i just what them to reveal their true identity.
    By Iqbal Husain - 2/7/2016 8:39:57 AM



  • @Iqbal Hussein.lol.guru ravidas was from cobbler caste and you better upgrade your knowledge.en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalit_saints_of_Hinduism I know coming from madarsa it is difficult for you to understand.dalit does not start with ambedkar and end with ambedjar.better worry about Muslim kanjars who have no reservation because Islam has no caste . Dalit saints of Hinduism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dalit is a designation for a group of lower caste Hindu people who were suppressed by upper caste Hindus for hundreds of years and also considered by that system as being outside the caste system of India. Several influential Hindu saints, though, were members of this group,[1][2][3] including Ravid… EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG By Amit Kumar - 2/7/2016 8:38:22 AM



  • Iqbal Husain will you stop abusing ayesha and let the world live in peace in this war between peaceful shia and peacefuk Sunnis...https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shia_view_of_Aisha

    By Amit Kumar - 2/7/2016 8:37:46 AM



  • What about 100% reservation for a particular caste for the post of pujaries mahants. even distribution of charity is monopolized in favour of one caste. first try to remove laws of manu from your side then talk about others.
    By Iqbal Husain - 2/7/2016 8:22:26 AM



  • Firts of all l would like to say that tablighi jamat does't say to kill any innocent people or to envolve in any terror outfit. Infact they are attracting the peolpe to come toward the "siratal mustaqeem" love the people and maintain the global peace at any cost. So far as the matter is concern with seperate identity of muslims I think it is not bad. But orthodoxy is not good. I think each religion have their seperate identity, thinking and ideology.
    You are also well aware about the concept of hindu extrimist like RSS, SHIV SENA, BAJRANGDAL , VHP etc.. from which educational centre the got education to become so extrimist.
    By Syed Mohd Quatadah - 2/6/2016 10:15:34 PM



  • To: Iqbal Husain
    How about only one (Saud)family has became custodian of  Mecca with Might and now dictating whole world.
    By Aayina - 2/6/2016 3:04:33 PM



  • Thank you Ghulam Mohiyuddin Saheb,

    Your unreserved endorsement means a lot to me. It will probably convince some other people too to spend some time reading the text of the speech and perhaps engaging with the thoughts shared there. By Sultan Shahin - 2/6/2016 8:39:55 AM



  • Thank you Mr. Effendi N. Ketwaru, you are very kind.

    I agree with every word of your observation. Training males about gender equality is a must and should being when they are children.  Nothing teaches better than example set by parents at home. Thanks again.

    By Sultan Shahin - 2/6/2016 8:30:53 AM



  • Very well spoken, Mr. Shahin. I admire your efforts for trying to regain a humanistic Islam.
    Thank you for your invaluable contribution!
    One observation: the more males of a community treat women as inferior human beings, the more these males will have extremist, segregational, supremacist and radical tendencies. Sexism is the starting point of segregation and for achieving 'supremacy'. 
    By Effendi N. Ketwaru - 2/6/2016 8:17:54 AM



  • In which madarsa RsS, VHP, Bajrang Dal, Hindu mahasaba read? Who teaches Mosad and CIA? Find out the root cause then talk about madarsa education.

    By Tarique Tarique Kamal - 2/6/2016 7:03:10 AM



  • U moron u paid agent u pschopath .. Attacking Muslim s and madrasas ... Y dont u talk about illegal occupation of palestine by a country which never existed bfr hundred years . thy are killing thousands od infants and children in Palestine . u bastards ruined iraq and mislead the world about weapons of m d .. Wr r those weapons ... U ruined afghan syria .. 

    But remember days not far away when u will b history 
    By Quraishi Arif Qazi - 2/6/2016 6:53:43 AM



  • Dear Sultan Shahin saheb,
    Religious and Theological Underpinning of Global Islamist Terror can only be eliminated by a theology-based counter-narrative. An Egyptian scholar Usama Al-Azhari has done a very well-reasoned retort of the extremist theology in his Arabic book,  Alhaqqulmubeen Firraddi ala Man Tala'aba Biddheen.

    This book unravels the real meanings of the contextual hadith texts and Quranic verses such as on Jihad with a pluralist interpretation.

    The Arabic book has recently been translated into Malayalam by a Keralite Sufi Sunni scholar named, AP Abdulhakeem Azhari and published by the Read press which is under the Sunni scholars' organisation in Kerala.

    It would timely and needful if the NAI gets it translated into English and publishes it. It will be really a great help in tackling the onslaught of Islamist extremists.

    The book helps Muslims get rid of the extremist religious instructions that  have crept into Islam in  the course of time.
    By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi - 2/6/2016 6:36:47 AM



  • @Cyrus jehangir bhai, u r behaving like a pagan hurling abuses on a religion which is followed by two billion people on this planet n there is hardly any place in this world where a Muslim does not exist.in the history of mankind all the major killings have been perpetuated n executed by non Muslims.in the recent memory of mankind 2nd.world was fought by all major non Muslim countries resulting in the death of 50million people. By Shah Irshad - 2/6/2016 6:35:08 AM



  • Stop saying that Islam is the only religion.thr r other religions also By Cyrus Jehangir Bajirao - 2/6/2016 6:34:06 AM



  • People taking their respective sides I see. How it should be. Domination is what everybody wants. The strong will sustain and weak will perish. It's law of nature. But, Islam needs to evolve. To be acknowledged and to be recognised one needs to be on the top the game. With everybody having modern fighting weapons and intelligence, all are on equal ground. Islam needs something special. Just a point of view , applicable to all other religions as well. To be on top you have to be the best. By Santi Veersa Singh - 2/6/2016 6:33:35 AM



  • According to Islam any non Muslim is a devil.wrong.yr Koran is wrong.it Islam is wrong.and false By Cyrus Jehangir Bajirao - 2/6/2016 6:32:48 AM




  • And what about Persia? Arabs invaded Persia and hijacked u fool.
    Read history first. Get yr head examined. Our religion was destroyed
    Islam is a threat to humanity
    By Cyrus Jehangir Bajirao - 2/6/2016 5:02:01 AM



  • Why is terrorism a part of kuran and Islam? Why is so much poverty in Islam?
    Why did Muhammad do family planning?
    Islam shld adopt family planning.
    Why there are so many terrorists in Muslim community?
    By Cyrus Jehangir Bajirao - 2/6/2016 5:00:45 AM



  • U r brainwashed liberal who has a zero knowledge of islamic world. U should read the era of islamic khalifat. It was outsiders who invaded Muslim lands & created all kind of mess. Those crusaders r responsible for terrorism not Muslims. When smone invades ur land & u resist its not called terrorism.
    By Lone Aasif - 2/6/2016 4:58:50 AM



  • Sultan Shahin has very correctly and wisely pointed out the problems this community might face in the future if radicalization and extremism is not checked now.A rethinking is the need of the day.

    By Syed Ahson - 2/6/2016 4:54:47 AM



  •  Nude culture, dance culture, open sex, making money by deceiving to ignorant people, usurp power, cultivate the ground for money, sex and wine all these are taught in colleges and universities in modern world. They do not bother about religion and far ...See More

    By Pervez Ahmed - 2/6/2016 4:47:09 AM



  • Recognise the devils in human being forms.

    By Mohamed Naeemullah - 2/6/2016 4:43:31 AM



  • @Goverdhan Pateria What about 100% reservation for a particular caste for the post of pujaries mahants. even distribution of charity is monopolized in favour of one caste. first try to remove laws of manu from your side then talk about others.
    By Iqbal Husain - 2/6/2016 4:41:51 AM



  • What I have found is that a cover of Islam is raised on terror to denounce Islam. The good thing that is happening around the world is the word Islam is spread more fast and people read more about Islam. Conversion into Islam is more by the educated people than in any other religion. Most of the terrorists are illiterates far from the real Muslims. The real Muslims have retained their patience during extreme and testing times. During Iraq war ,Afghanistan war,Syria war and Israel terrorism. These Europeans Americans and Russians bombed them looted their wealth played with the honour of the ladies made huge widows and orphans .
    By M Sultan Lone - 2/6/2016 4:40:46 AM



  • Muslims should take pad in discussions with other social communities like Hindus who are liberal and followers of pluralism in their social life. The non Muslim world must not ignore existence of progressing Muslims and join them to achieve any conclusive way for peace.

    By Goverdhan Pateria - 2/6/2016 3:45:11 AM



  • I agree with this text fully but wish that Hindus must also curb radicalization taking route in the name of Hindutva among themselves

    By Afsar Husain - 2/6/2016 3:27:25 AM



  • ISLAM (QURAN) IS THE SOLUTION FOR HUMANITY.

    By Javid Ahmad - 2/6/2016 3:04:06 AM



  • True Islam help open Brain keep heart clean it keep planet happy Healthy , fake Islam mind controlling system created from un-mature politician, destroyed planet, they ARE involved all religion.

    By Ibrahim Muhammed Sulaiman - 2/6/2016 2:56:57 AM



  • Salute your courage and honesty. May God with you. By Sharda Ratankumar - 2/6/2016 2:53:24 AM



  • Dear shahin ,
    I have been following your scholarships, scholarly articles and your speeches over a few years. I wholeheartedly endorse your point of perspective. Unfortunately the ground reality is much different and has not improved. What it needed in my thought is direct confrontation (non-violence) with the institution who entertain and disseminate such ideology.
    Such establishments have no place in a secular India. Moderate Muslims required to come out of the comfort zone, confront  them directly.

    By Aj - 2/5/2016 6:26:18 PM



  • Sultan Shahin sahib makes a vast number of assertions in his speech. I have to admit that I fully agree with all of them without any exception.

    True Islam, that is a pro-peace, nonviolent,  egalitarian and  inclusionist Islam which respects all belief systems and which acknowledges equal rights of women and minorities, can be found in the earliest or Meccan verses. The sway that the contextual verses have on our thinking and behavior is very unfortunate and must be reversed.

    An Islam that preaches love, devotion, learning and universal brotherhood has no use for and no affinity to concepts such as eternal jihad, caliphate, world domination, end-time prophesies, self-segregation and mental ghettoization.

    We need to reject not only the current spurt of violent extremism but also our misguided historical heritage of supremacist and exclusionary attitudes. The task is immense.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 2/5/2016 12:55:12 PM



  • Shahin Sb,  You say:

    "God assures Muslims in two places in Quran (8:12 and 3: 151) that “He will cast terror into the hearts of the Kuffars (Unbelievers).” This is a contextual verse, like some others, similarly militant and intolerant, revealed during the course of the existential wars waged by the Muslims in early Islam."

    The verse is eternally valid. The problem is in the mistranslation  of the meaning of "kuffar" in such verses. It means  fight the oppressors and Allah will instill fear into their hearts and give you victory. There isn't even one verse in the Quran that asks the Muslims to fight against people  for their beliefs. The justification for war is exclusively oppression, religious persecution and the fact that the other party is the aggressor.
    Three of my articles cover the correct meaning of such verses as made clear by the Quran itself.

    The Much discussed and debated Medinian Verses Relating to Fighting

    The Story of the Prophetic Mission of Muhammad (Pbuh) In the Qu’ran (Part 4): The Medinian Period

    The Story of the Prophetic Mission of Muhammad (pbuh) in the Qu’ran (Concluding Part) Summary

    In the context of the times of the Prophet and the prevailing practice, taking slaves in hostile wars was common. Sex with a slave is made permissible by the Quran. What was not made permissible was rape, or sex with a slave who was not their own without entering into a marital relationship or in other words using a slave as a prostitute. Enslaving free men/women other than those who fought them in war was not permissible. All legislative verses regarding fighting are subject to prevailing treaties. 

    For example:

    4:89 and 90  .....But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks;(90) Except those who join a group between whom and you there is a treaty (of peace)....

    Even the renegades are not to be harmed if they go and join a group with whom there is a treaty.

    8:72 As to those who believed but came not into exile, ye owe no duty of protection to them until they come into exile; but if they seek your aid in religion, it is your duty to help them, except against a people with whom ye have a treaty of mutual alliance.

    Even a Muslim is not to be helped against a people with whom there is a treaty.

    Treaties are given utmost importance and are never to be flouted.

    9:7 As long as these stand true to you (in their treaty), stand ye true to them: for Allah doth love the righteous.

    In today's world, war conduct is subject to International law to which every country subscribes. Since slavery is banned by International law, it is binding on all countries and their people going by the message of the Quran itself. If any country/people reject International law, war against them until they submit to the law would be a just war going by the message of the Quran. Breaking of treaties and covenants is just ground for war.

    Slavery was only tolerated and doing away with it by common consensus is to be welcomed by every Muslim. The Quran makes freeing of slaves and helping them to earn their freedom mandatory on every Muslim which itself should have lead to a situation free of slavery in  times of continuous peace for about a decade. That Muslim society never did away with slavery even after several centuries of peace is a blot on their character.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 2/5/2016 7:18:34 AM



  • ProgressiveMuslims should join the rest of the world to defeat extremism in Islamic theology.”

    There are bearded jehadis in half-mast pajamas standing on street corners in Western cities preaching, praying and converting young passersby to their form of Islam and some even by making them recite the shahadah. All this under police protection!

    They also have the biggest and most effective platform- the mimbar/pulpit to preach the same thing to the converted in their churches/mosques and reinforce their belief.

    Where are our clean shaven able bodied scholars to argue with them in the most beautiful way and convince them using the same platforms, to mend their ways?

    But it takes guts/(guns?) and the jehadis have them, that is why they are wining hands down!

    By Rashid Samnakay - 2/5/2016 5:00:04 AM



  • It appears ISIS has been trained by the enemies of Islam, so that they can find out pretences for eliminating the spirit of Islam and Muslims.

    ISIS AND ALL OTHER TERRORISTS APPEAR TO BE THE MEMBERS OF ENEMIES OF ISLAM. THEY ARE USING THE TITLES OF ISLAM, KILLING MUSLIMS, CALLING THE ‘PROGRESSIVE’ MUSLIMS FOR JOINING THE WORLD FOR CRUSHING ISLAM IN THE NAME OF CRUSHING RADICALISATION.

    RADICALISATION IS COMING FROM ENEMIES OF ISLAM.

    AS LONG AS THIS ENMITY CONTINUES, THE WORLD CAN NEVER SEE PEACE AROUND IT.  

    By Haider - 2/5/2016 4:38:16 AM