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Islamic Ideology


  • It’s important for us to realise the main philosophy that such occasions impel us to accede to. Correctly said, rather than rituals let’s focus on core values and try to imbibe these in our lives. By Meera - 8/25/2018 5:31:52 AM

  • Best Ibadat for Muslims would be to sacrifice their hatred for kafirs and nonbelievers . They must sacrifice their stupidity to make entire world Islamic as same is as impossible as to meet Allah or God as they donot exist By Basant Kumar Choudhary - 8/25/2018 12:44:18 AM

  • Wellcome Manzurul Haque sb to NAI. Let's have a good discussion again. By arshad - 8/23/2018 7:22:24 AM

  • Wish to convey my best wishes to all of you. Eid ul Azha popularly called Bakrid in India, is symbolic of the idea of sacrifice in social life,  even though today, the spirit is completely missing, in that instead of offering sacrifice, we are demanding sacrifice. Be that as it may, let us carry on with the symbol to be able to  infuse it, in future, with the true spirit of sacrifice, of our wealth , time and resources for the poor and the needy. Allah's design is to test human beings through the true spirit of charity. We take things for granted because we do not see beyond our nose. You are well-off because Allah chose to place you on the left scale (a matter of chance for you). Somebody is poor, sick and wretched because Allah chose to put him on the right scale (again a matter of chance for him).  You are happy (and perhaps proud of your being). The other human being  is deeply suffering in this world, and is being tested by Allah to forbear. But It is for you,  to manintain the balance between the scales and if you do not do so,  then you fail the test prescribed for you by Allah. You actually fail to attain siratul mustaqeem for which you pray day and night. Let's have no doubt about these issues. By Manzurul Haque - 8/23/2018 4:14:48 AM

  • “God replaces Ishmael with a ram and the son gets saved.” so the story goes!
    Questions remain as to how did God replace with a ram? 
    1- It must have been some shepherd's ram that was foraging in the bush that Prophet Ibrahim caught and slaughtered. 
    2- If so, did he PAY the shepherd for the ram? As there is no mention of such transaction having taken place in the scriptures, can it be assumed that it was a freebie and therefore the prophets action was unethical for a prophet.
    3-If the ram was a free gift from God or from the shepherd then Ibrahim spent nothing out of his pocket and so there was no element of any SACRIFICE on prophet's part.
    4- And so forth............
    So what is this out of pocket expense and animal Sacrifice/Qurbani all about?
    What is being commemorated if not a fathers nightmare, a child's trauma, butchers bonanza, animal breeders business, hide and skin market supply, religious industry's ritual, celebration of ignorant spirituality etc?  By Skepticle - 8/22/2018 7:47:48 PM

  • The more we get rid of ritualisms, the better for Islam. Islam should remain a simple pathway to righteous and virtuous behavior.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 8/21/2018 11:59:04 AM

  • Sacrificing an animal is not mandatory even for one who is performing Hajj. He/She may instead fast for 3 days during hajj and for 7 days after returning home. 

    2:196  "......if any one wishes to continue the ´umra on to the hajj, He must make an offering, such as he can afford, but if he cannot afford it, He should fast three days during the hajj and seven days on his return,......"

    No Muslim however appears to be aware of this option.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 8/21/2018 8:11:02 AM