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Islamic Ideology (29 Jul 2019 NewAgeIslam.Com)


  • Rashid sb, you say "The purpose of this enterprise is to monopolise Islam as a revenue earner, centred at the city of Makkah (the Muslim Vatican) and extracting immense wealth from ignorant, simplistic, emotionally and spiritually charged Believers."

    This charge does not apply to the Saudi establishment consisting of their government and clerics nor their people. They neither encourage building of a cult around the persona of the Prophet nor do they encourage any act of veneration of the Kaba or the Prophet's grave. They actually try to limit the number of visitors through quotas for every country. There is zero effort for promoting hajj/Umra.

    People perform hajj/Umra because it is a duty for those who can afford it. It is the Quran which enjoins hajj/Umra.

    Surah 22 Al-Hajj

    (Verse 26) Behold! We gave the site, to Abraham, of the (Sacred) House, (saying): "Associate not anything (in worship) with Me; and sanctify My House for those who compass it round, or stand up, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer).
    (27) "And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men: they will come to thee on foot and (mounted) on every kind of camel, lean on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways;
    (28) "That they may witness the benefits (provided) for them, and celebrate the name of Allah, through the Days appointed, over the cattle which He has provided for them (for sacrifice): then eat ye thereof and feed the distressed ones in want.
    (29) "Then let them complete the rites prescribed for them, perform their vows, and (again) circumambulate the Ancient House."
    (30) Such (is the Pilgrimage): whoever honours the sacred rites of Allah, for him it is good in the Sight of his Lord. Lawful to you (for food in Pilgrimage) are cattle, except those mentioned to you (as exception): but shun the abomination of idols, and shun the word that is false,-

    By Naseer Ahmed - 8/1/2019 12:31:01 AM

  • What a moronic tirade from our resident hate merchant Hats Off!

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 8/1/2019 12:09:57 AM

  • welcome to yet one more islam.
    we have had sufi islam, real islam, true islam, moderate islam and now we have one more version - universal islam.
    what a tangled web we weave when we take our childhood indoctrination as utter truth! we just betray a slavish mind with which we suck at what bloodthirsty middle eastern marauders have brought to us as THE religion!

    By hats off! - 7/31/2019 5:28:49 PM

  • Chapter 29 The Spider سورة العنكبوت - Al-Ankaboot: Verse 56 يَا عِبَادِيَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنَّ أَرْضِي وَاسِعَةٌ فَإِيَّايَ فَاعْبُدُونِ O My servants who believe! truly, spacious is My Earth: therefore serve ye Me - (and Me alone)! The phrase, serve ye me..and Me alone, as mentioned in Quran 29:56 implies Muslims have to serve Allah alone. As Muslims have to serve Allah alone, there is no reason why Muslims should emphasize that they should serve Allah as well as Prophet Muhammad and condemn those who do not worship Prophet Muhammad to hell. Chapter 7 The heights سورة الأعراف - Al-Araf: Verse 70 قَالُوا أَجِئْتَنَا لِنَعْبُدَ اللَّهَ وَحْدَهُ وَنَذَرَ مَا كَانَ يَعْبُدُ آبَاؤُنَا ۖ فَأْتِنَا بِمَا تَعِدُنَا إِنْ كُنْتَ مِنَ الصَّادِقِينَ They said: "Comest thou to us, that we may worship Allah alone, and give up the cult of our fathers? bring us what thou threatenest us with, if so be that thou tellest the truth!" The phrase, we may worship Allah alone, as mentioned above implies Muslims worship only Allah. Yet some Muslims mention they have to include Prophet Muhammad as if that worshipping Allah is not sufficient since they have to worship Prophet Muhammad too. Chapter 12 Joseph سورة يوسف - Yusuf: Verse 18 وَجَاءُوا عَلَىٰ قَمِيصِهِ بِدَمٍ كَذِبٍ ۚ قَالَ بَلْ سَوَّلَتْ لَكُمْ أَنْفُسُكُمْ أَمْرًا ۖ فَصَبْرٌ جَمِيلٌ ۖ وَاللَّهُ الْمُسْتَعَانُ عَلَىٰ مَا تَصِفُونَ They stained his shirt with false blood. He said: "Nay, but your minds have made up a tale (that may pass) with you, (for me) patience is most fitting: Against that which ye assert, it is Allah (alone) Whose help can be sought".. The phrase, Allah (alone) Whose help can be sought, in Quran 12:18 implies Muslims can only seek help from Allah. It is irrational for Muslims to condemn those who do not seek help from Prophet Muhammad, since Allah alone is sufficient for their assistance.
    By ZUMA - 7/31/2019 2:10:10 AM

  • Chapter 36 Ya Seen سورة يس - YaSin: Verse 3
    إِنَّكَ لَمِنَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ
    Thou art indeed one of the messengers,
    As the word, messengers, in Quran 36:3 is in plural tense, it implies there are many messengers instead of only one messenger, Prophet Muhammad, that we have to deal specially to.
    36-3 “surely you (Muhammad) are of the (community) of Apostles”; but to exclude all the other Apostles from the stated principle of the Book is rejecting what it commands as the whole Belief. That rejection is surely a denial of the message of the Messenger. A clear contradiction of Faith as given in the Scripture!
    By zuma - 7/31/2019 2:01:00 AM

  • Chapter 6 The cattle سورة الأنعام - Al-Anaam: Verse 162 قُلْ إِنَّ صَلَاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ Say: "Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are (all) for Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds: The phrase, my prayer..are (all) for Allah..the Cherisher of the worlds, as mentioned in Quran 6:162 implies his prayer was towards Allah. As his prayer was towards Allah only, it is irrational to demand Muslims to include Prophet Muhammad also. Thus, this verse has directed Muslims to pray only to Allah instead of to his messenger also. Chapter 6 The cattle سورة الأنعام - Al-Anaam: Verse 163 لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ ۖ وَبِذَٰلِكَ أُمِرْتُ وَأَنَا أَوَّلُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ No partner hath He: this am I commanded, and I am the first of those who bow to His will. The phrase, no partner hath He, as mentioned in Quran 6:163 implies Allah does not have any partner. As he does not has any partner, it is irrational for Muslims to mention Muslims have to worship Imam, Prophet Muhammad and Allah, since Allah himself does not have any partners. As Allah does not have any partners, it is irrational for Muslims to support people have to believe in Muhammad and Allah in order to get into paradise. This is due to Allah has no partners at all.
    By zuma - 7/31/2019 1:42:19 AM

  • Chapter 2 The Cow سورة البقرة - Al-Baqara: Verse 4
    وَالَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِمَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَا أُنْزِلَ مِنْ قَبْلِكَ وَبِالْآخِرَةِ هُمْ يُوقِنُونَ
    And who believe in the Revelation sent to thee, and sent before thy time, and (in their hearts) have the assurance of the Hereafter.
    The phrase, who believe in the Revelation sent to thee, as mentioned here refers to Prophet Muhammad.  The phrase, sent before thy time, that is mentioned subsequently refers to those Apostles who have been sent before Prophet Muhammad.  From the above verses, it seems to never regard not to regard any contemporary Imam.
    Chapter 4 The Women سورة النساء - An-Nisa: Verse 152
    وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ وَلَمْ يُفَرِّقُوا بَيْنَ أَحَدٍ مِنْهُمْ أُولَٰئِكَ سَوْفَ يُؤْتِيهِمْ أُجُورَهُمْ ۗ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَحِيمًا
    To those who believe in Allah and His messengers and make no distinction between any of the messengers, we shall soon give their (due) rewards: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
    As the phrase, His messengers, as mentioned in Quran 4:152 is in plural tenses, it refers to many Messengers instead of one.  If this word, Messengers, in Quran 4:152 has to be read with the phrase, sent before thy times, in Quran 2:4, it implies it acknowledges Messengers who were sent before Prophet Muhammad.
    The phrase, make no distinction between any of the messengers, as mentioned in Quran 4:152 implies Quran treats no special difference or credit to these Messengers.  Or in other words, Quran does not treat Prophet Muhammad as so special as compared to those Messengers who were sent before.  Thus, Quran treats Prophet Muhammad as common as other Messengers who were sent before his time.  This should have answered whether Muslims should treat Prophet Muhammad as so special as compared to other Apostles, or, should Muslims worship him and treat him as he is so different from other Messengers who were sent before.
    By zuma - 7/31/2019 1:33:38 AM

  • I wish New Age Islam readers will read this article and particularly these Qur'anic verses carefully. Much that is wrong with us is because we do not care for Quran's narrative of our faith:

    T"are two verses in the beginning of chapter Two named Baqarah from where the guidance begins, describing Iman – Belief and the Believers. Verse 2-3 and 2-4 refer. For the purposes of this article and brevity, verse 2-4 only is quoted:

    2-4: And who believe in the revelations sent to you and sent before your times and (in their hearts) have the assurance of hereafter.

     Refer also to 4-162.

    "Again for the purposes of this argument the following verse must also be quoted as relevant:

    4-152: To those who believe in God and His Apostles, and make no distinction between any of the Apostles We shall soon give their (due) rewards......

    "What is underlined here is to emphasise the command that it is an essential part of a Believers Belief – Iman that they do not excise any of the previous Apostles of God, named and not named, so as to maintain the wholeness of their belief system. This wholeness is loaded with a higher principle of the tenet of Quran and Partial acceptance of its principle therefore is not Iman."

    By Sultan Shahin - 7/31/2019 12:08:43 AM

  • The game of Peace and hate is actually used as a weapon to hide the beauty of Islam from the common people.
    This is an agenda to stop the progress of Islam. 

    By Rushdi - 7/30/2019 10:42:13 PM

  • Naseer Ahmad Saheb, you are absolute correct.

    They have in fact systematically destroyed every object that attracted veneration of the visitors and did not leave a single heritage structure standing --- to ensure that pagan Muslims do not venerate them.

    However the gilded mazaar on Muhammadur-Rausullullah's qabar in Madinah and the shrouded big iconic stone ancient sanum in Makkah are left standing as a draw card for the Muslim nation to come to Arabia to venerate them.

    The marketing imperative (li tashtaru bi hi) made it necessary even for Abdul Wahaab and his followers – Wahaabis - to spare the two most venerable trading icons: the Qabar and the sanum.

    Although there are others also for the same purpose.

    One cannot go past the farsighted poet's remark, at the risk of annoyance of some:

    Hon' niko naam jo qabron' kee tijaarat kar kay

    Kiya nah bechoge jo miljaen' sanum pathhar kay!

    The green flag of the custodian of the two harams, with its declaration inscribed on it is there for all the world to appreciate the irony.

    By Rashid Samnakay - 7/30/2019 10:06:24 PM

  • The Arab Kafir( Those Arab before so called  Islam were fooling the people and hiding the truth from people behind the Idol) now this new Islamic Kafirs known as Muslims does not have choice, last time they broke idols, they have nothing to broke other than kill humans, they are hiding the truth, 

    This zombies never understood that truth of God can be hidden without idol and Shirk can be done without idol.

    Hindus reading this comment please do not confuse between Idol and Murti or Prtima they are sperate and has different meaning, Muslims has hate agenda so hate us( Hindus)on name kafir, they are shameless and will remain forever.

    By Aayina - 7/30/2019 12:43:25 AM

  • Related article on the Kalima Shahada:
    "The Custodians of the two Mosques" and their clerics are in fact guilty of the opposite of what the article says. They strongly discourage any show of reverence to any object, and to the graves of the Prophet and the Sahabi. They have in fact systematically destroyed every object that attracted veneration of the visitors and did not leave a single heritage structure standing. They do nothing to preserve the past or to  encourage Haj/Umra apart from building and expanding the facilities for the pilgrims. 

    Islam of the Quran has been replaced by the concocted ahadith, but to say that this is Mohammedanism, is to falsely attribute to the Prophet the concocted ahadith. He has nothing to do with what is falsely attributed to him.

    People are made to venerate the ahadith over the Quran by building a cult around the Prophet but this has nothing to do with what the Prophet taught. None of the prophets, whether Jesus, Muhammad or Buddha, are to be blamed for what their supposed followers have made of them.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 7/30/2019 12:20:01 AM

  • How did Islam become Mohammedanism?
    Good question!

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki - 7/29/2019 12:36:20 PM