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Islam and Tolerance (18 Mar 2017 NewAgeIslam.Com)


  • Suhana or Nahid are soft targets. They can be easily suppressed. That's all to it.
    By Deepa Natarajan - 3/20/2017 6:35:59 PM

  • Islam is what Muhammed Mustafa sallallahü alayı wa sallam conveyed from Allāhü te'âlâ through Gebrail alayhissalam and practiced together with his Sahāba-e kirām, as conveyed by the Tābiîn and the Ahl-e sünnet 'ulamâ. As declared in the Qurân-al karîm and the final Wadâ khutba, the Dîn Islâm cannot be what we think it should be, more than 1400 years later, without a close look at how the Rasûlullāh sallallahü ba alayhi wa sallam and His Sahâba radıyallahü anh um ajmaîn, praised by Allāhu  teâlâ lived up to İslâm. 
    By Abdurrahman Güner - 3/20/2017 6:15:14 AM

  • Totally agree with Ghulambhai. We need to question the credentials of those who would forbid that which is lawful. They have hijacked the religion.

    By Asif Merchant - 3/20/2017 5:03:38 AM

  • A two page pamphlet brought out by some individuals, not by any organisation or seminary, appealing to Muslims not to indulge in evil practices such as sorcery, black magic, vulgar singing etc. was distorted and a fabricated sensational story based on it was telecast by some TV channels.  In a channel (NDTV) it was said a fatwa was issued against the TV talent show winner Nahid Afrin as a result of her singing against IS and that her life is in danger. The channel realized its blunder and tendered its apology. Other channels should also regret for the mischief they have done.
    Let the media shun its attitude of making issues sensational for reasons best known to it. If the pamphlet had not been blown out of proportion, it would have stood nowhere and the poor singer would not have received so much shock and fear as reported. The pamphlet is mischievous and its blowers are more mischievous.
    V. M. Khaleelur Rahman
    By V. M. Khaleelur Rahman - 3/20/2017 4:22:53 AM

  • Is Music Prohibited In Islam?

    By Naseer Ahmed - 3/19/2017 10:51:04 PM

  • Restrict to SA
    Tourism profits will be enough to carry on
    Oil wells is bound to be dry soon
    Withdraw tactically

    By Oshok Dubey - 3/19/2017 7:19:47 PM

  • Many issues of Islam need to be urgently discussed with a cool and sombre mind without being obsessive. Words must be evaluated on their own intrinsic merit irrespective of whether those come from a great scholar or someone least known and very ordinary. Sweeping presumptions are also not part of the best intellectual practices. Aggressive retaliation could also be avoided if the other person is reasoning well.
    By Manzurul Haque - 3/19/2017 7:19:26 PM

  • My concern for the time being is of a different kind. In fact just now I wrote a longish piece but my mobile conked out erasing all my labour of several minutes, but then it was the will of Allah. I may not be able to reproduce but I am cursorily touching upon the theme. Before starting to discuss the nuts and bolts and getting stuck with the the devils underlying details I would prefer discussing, evolving, and internalizing the rules of communication within the community. This is a major, continuous cultural excercise especially for the intellectuals of the community.
    By Manzurul Haque - 3/19/2017 7:19:01 PM

  • A common view has developed that there are conflicts of views within Muslim community. To my mind those conflicts are superficial which flourish in the minds of superficial thinkers. The moment you touch a deeper level of thinking consensus begins to build up. At the most abstract level, highest level unity under the banner of Tauheed is possible. Of course vested interests can push us towards discussing more and more details and thus trap us in the quagmire of small issues. Such a quaqmire is best avoided. The culture of communication as I was mentioning includes an understanding that if a different note on a smaller issue is struck, there is scope of restraining ourselves from a full blast reaction - based on several counts of argument.

    By Manzurul Haque - 3/19/2017 7:16:47 PM

  • “Muslims to decide whether they want Islam to become an ossified, irrelevant doctrine or whether they want it to be a flag bearer of inclusivity and freedom” As long as you continue calling them “Ulema” the ordinary Muslim will remain bogged in the mire of ignorance and confused as to whom to trust—you the knowledgeable or the Ulema, the designated professionals?
    By Rashid Samnakay - 3/19/2017 7:14:50 PM

  • Neither music, nor singing nor dancing nor acting in the movies is forbidden in Islam. Trying to suppress God-given talents is no way to worship God! Intolerance and ignorance, as far as my understanding goes, are forbidden in Islam.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 3/18/2017 12:04:40 PM

  • mr. arshad alam is one the most courageous people i have had the privilege to read.

    hats off to you, sir!

    By hats off! - 3/18/2017 6:59:47 AM

  • Salute to your scholarly ideas
    By Meera - 3/18/2017 6:56:54 AM