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Letter to the Editor (05 May 2010 NewAgeIslam.Com)




TOTAL COMMENTS:-   34


  • Assalamoallaikum Sultan Shahin,

     I don’t understand, how can people give their view point as negative to Secular person.

    Sultan Shahin must be above 60 years, and he must have educated himself more than 40 years to understand Islam, I don’t think those people telling him to shut down.

    My open challenge to all those whoever telling him to shut down Newageislam, how many years they have invested to understand islam, shed tears whilst praying God, shed tears in the love of god. How many of you who has devoted their life for Islam, if not, then you guys don’t have right to say, who has devoted his entire life in the Study of Islam, Whether he is right or wrong is a different matter but you don’t have right to say.

    Following Islam is quite difficult because they don’t know islam but following, because they born in a Muslim family if they born non Muslim they must be non Muslim. If you don’t understand Islam until you cannot be a true follower. Understanding of Isam is very easy, but we have to be honest in all aspects. There is no need of God to be Honest. If you honest because you fear from God. It is very simple that you are not honest. You have to learn to love everything, indeed once we learn to love our hater, then life would be very clear, fearless, you will enjoy the divide pleasure in this world.

    There is no assuring guarantee if you pray  five times will take you to Jannat, But if you understand the meaning of Pray than you will enjoy praying and weeping.

     O’God gives us true path, the path you like most, Ameen


    By Mahound Observer - 11/3/2015 4:37:48 PM



  • dont know why people feel compelled to respond to people such as irfan ahmed or manzoor ahmed ansari.

    these guys are like children who throw stones at passing trains. now and then they might manage a hit, but they will never keep up a sustained debate.

    By hats off! - 12/19/2012 7:25:00 PM



  • Manzoor Ahmad Ansari- Insaaniyat ke khair Kwah. Your polished Urdu is more scented than my blunt Hinglish. Your wishes seem to me the road to hell however you may believe it is paved with good intentions. Can you tell me one single reason why you should judge instead of Allah or beside Allah, whether Dear Mr. Sultan Shahin is the Satan incarnate?

    Urdu mein Tarjuma karoon kya aapke dimaag mein roshni karne ke liye? Aap ek. sirf ek wajah batayein ki kyon aap faasla karenge Allah paak ki jagah ya Allah paak ke shareek ke Janab Sultan Shahin Saheb Shaitan paida hue hain ke nahin? Mumkin hai aap ka jawab hoga ki aap apne ko is qabil samjhte hain ki aap faisla kar sake doosre ke imaan ke baarey mein. Ya phir aap kaheinge ke aap Insaan hain aur tamam tarah ki khushfahmiyon ka shikar ho sakte hain.

    English translation: It is possible that you will reply that you believe yourself to be capable of deciding other's Imaan. Or you might say that you are human and therfore you are prone to err.

    Khade khade maafi maang lijiye aur chalte baniye.

    Ask for forgiveness and get lost.

    Not from just Allah but from Mr. Sultan Shahin as well.

    Sirf Allah se nahi balki Janab Sultan Shahin Saheb se bhi.

    You might be aware that Allah asks to seek pardon from someone whom you have slandered if you seek pardon from Allah for such an act.

    Aapko maloom hoga ki Allah ka kahna hai ki maafi usse maango jiske saath bura kiya hai agar Allah se maafi mangna chahte ho apni kartoot ke liye to.


    By sadaf - 12/19/2012 12:06:30 PM



  • mohtaram janab sultan shahin sb, 

     assalamu alaikum,

     bad khairiyat maloom ho ki  deen-e-islam se mutalliq aap kay khyalat se waqfiyat huee dunyawi kahawat mash-hoor hai ki molvi ke ghar me hi shaitan paida hota hai; aap ney es kahawat ko yaqinan sach kar dikhaya hai .

    aap chun ki kafi aqalmand maloom hotey hain is liye mein aap ke tarif men aur likhney se qasir hun.ummid hai ki aap apney walid mohtaram ka nam mazeed roshan na kartey huay allah rabbul ezzat sey apney liye dua karte hue apney ghar wapsi ki taraf  puri diljamyee ke sath koshish karenge. main bhi aapke ghar wapsi ke liye inshaallah dua karta rahunga.aap ka wa sari insaniyat ka khar khawah.


    By manzoor ahmad ansari - 12/19/2012 1:25:16 AM



  • @Irfan Ahmad
    Stop using internet because prophet never used it. It is innovation and innovation is haram.

    By mohd yunus - 8/25/2012 8:32:20 PM



  • Dear Mr Shahin,You are doing a great job. Issues need to be discussed, cobwebs of the mind need to be cleared, prejudice needs to be removed and harmony needs to be established. Ignore this learned letter writer and carry on regardless
    By secular logic - 7/17/2012 8:00:08 AM



  • Respected Sultan Shahin, Manzoorul Haque, Mohammed Yunus Sahiban, Here come a true Muslim in True spirit of Islam. How can you say, he is not presenting True Islam. There is no dearth of such True Muslims in the world. They are in majority.
    This is the mentality of majority of Muslims and Maulanas. It is impossible to live with them.These are the characteristics I wrote in one of my comments. Some one responded back that it was blatant attack on Characteristics of Muslims. Dont you come across these? If not what are you doing on this site?. You are fighting against these characteristics.
    I am with you in the same boat having different thoughts. Janab Sultan Shahin Sahib Keep this site up. It is a treasury of knowledge. I wish I could see an article describing True Islam and Characteristics  of True Muslims.
    By mohd yunus - 7/17/2012 4:09:43 AM



  • Irfan Ahmad Sahib, I did not study in any madrasa. But we the people who did not study in madrasas follow Islamic principles in letter and spirit, compared to the moulvis, the product of madrasas. It is people like Mr. Sultan Shahin who are keeping the Islamic Flag flying high all over the world and promoting communal harmony. You come and see how the products of Madrasas have damaged the reputation and image of Islam by their irresponsible acts. They have their own prejudices and practice the Islamic principles as per their whims and fancies. Please understand that calling a Muslim as a non-Muslim is itself a great sin. Instead of blaming others without understanding their intentions, first you go through the 'true' and 'proper' Islamic literature. Dont fall a prey to the tactics of Wahhabis.
    By Syed Muthahar Saqaf - 5/24/2012 5:56:55 AM



  • This is a great website for those who want to get rid of unislamic ideas pretenting to represent true Islam. It is not for blind followers. They are welcome to go where they feel secure following blind traditions marketted as Islam. Yes, this site is for those who dare to speak fairly (even if it goes against their own - as the Qur'an demans) and not for the faint hearted people who have rented their brains out to those who do not think. Unlike fundamentalists throwing around fatwas of kufr, members of this forum do not claim to have exclusive ownership of truth. However, we refuse to deny ourselves the efforts to explore and look for the truth burried under dust of history based on hearsay. Good Bye!!
    By Mubashir - 3/31/2012 11:51:02 AM



  • This website is an excellent case study of what happens when inferiority complex ridden low class mentality of South Asians meets religion and culture. The narrative is clearly a western own loaded with deep hostility towards Islam and full of misrepresentations. Nice try Sultan but Muslims aren't white westerners, and have no desire to change our religion to fit the socio-political designs of the West, or its hirelings like you. The "articles" here are a joke, the product of third rate hacks, hirelings, buffoons and secular zealots with an axe to grind. is the green card in the mail yet?
    By Unimpressed - 3/31/2012 2:57:09 AM



  • Dear Sultan:

    ASW.   Please ignore Mr. Irfan Ahmad's diatribe against you and this website.  Some people are scared of intellect and feel insecure that intellect will destroy the religion rather than progress it further.  It is exactly due to people like Mr. Irfan Ahmad and his attitude that people have such poor and wrong perception of Islam. People like Irfan Ahmad would like the world to believe that Islam is nothing more than growing your beard and praying five times a day. Irfan Ahmad and his ilk have robbed Islam of the intellect, the rich philosophy, the very essence and focussed solely on the rituals to demand a right for them to "certify" who is a true muslim (and therefore who is not).  

    Mr Irfan Ahmad, you go ahead and grow your beard and do what you want but LEAVE US ALONE !! KH.AZ 


    By Altaf Zaman - 5/11/2011 2:10:26 PM



  • TERI MANDI MERY MANDI" RAWALPINDI RAWALPINDI

     (Washington)These slogans shouted by Mirpur AJK, two weeks ago. Lashkar Taiba, Jaish Mohammad, that had been banded terrorist organization, by the United Nation, United State of America, Europe, after the under pressure once again same organization had changed the name as (TAK) which is mostly consist by trained Pakistani (ISI) agents, like Mulana Masood Azar, and hundreds of other Criminals, Gangsters,remerge a one group,(Tareek Azadi Kashmiri) TAK, and launches a three-day mass contact drive across AJK, to "raise awareness about the latest agitation in Indian-administered Kashmir"and they made stopped each Bazaar,and did patrol of the Bazaar, and address that all women and men, be present here we are the Mujahid, and delivered the speeches that we will defeat India at Kashmir, we will break the India, and India Quit Kashmir, and we will put the Kashmir on Pakistani land lord, Jagirdar and "ISI" lap. Who is behind these?and what kind of Political pictures are there?

      These are the old cards ,but showcase is new packed by .....and ISI is going to play again there, be alert the Nationalist element in AJK, let your all workers now that, ISI had plan that they are going to kill all nationalist at AJK, one by one, by hands of these agents. All nationalist overseas be ready and began your struggle against the ISI, We do not need as such Mujaid at AJK,and do not need as such support, and as such Azadi, We have to fight against the ISI first, and kick out, include all agents from AJK, we can fight against the India, we do not need any help from terrorist groups. or ISI. Who is changing the every year AJK, Prime Minister, and each PM had 24 Cabinet 13 advisor and 12 Kashmir consul members. And each advisor and minister had 80 lakh rupees, land cruiser, AJK, Young men is job less, we had 9 district where since last 63 years we don't have any technical collage, no any medical collage, AJK University is till know in-completed, AJK peoples didn't get the Disprin tablet from the Hospital.

    In 2005 During earthquake just Saudi Arabia and China gave the Azad Kashmir People 12 million dollars, In AJK Population only 3.5 million, however all 3.5 million were not affected, but just Gus that all over the world did help us, billions of dollars Pakistani ISI,and Army officers swallow those money. Till know eligible peoples are looking help there. Does they are not Kashmiri, ISI is crushing the Gilgit and AJK Peoples, and killing, kidnapping the young men and why ISI is struggling for Sri Nagar freedom.AJK Peoples had been deprived from fundamental rights, and ISI agents are going to destroy India, This is not possible. ISI we warn you that you quit Kashmir and run away from kashmir, We will never live with Pakistan.PK, media is not helping us and they are not publishing our news.

    Ishaq Sharif


    By Ishaq Sharif, Washington -



  • I really can’t understand the mentality of people like brother Aurangazaib. What he wants to prove by saying Mullah infected-Mullah infected.........

    Aurangazaib are you Hafiz, Aalim, Quari ???????? Do you understand Quran and Hadis more than these Ulema? Being a Muslim is different thing, and following Islam is different thing. For your kind information Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.s. have told, "Ulema Ambiya ke waaris hai."

    Once Hazrat Umar (Raziallanhu) was eating with a few guests. While eating one bite dropped from his hand, he took it again cleaned it and ate. One person beside him told Hazrat you are Khalifa of Muslims and what are you doing. Hazrat Umar told, our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.s taught us while eating if bite dropped from your hand, take it again clean it and eat. This is practice of our Prophet, and I have to follow it though these people dislike it. This is Hazrat Umar to whom Shaitan was also fearing. Shaitan was changing the way if hazrat Uamar was coming by that way.

    And today we Muslims are feeling shamefulness to follow Shariat and  Practice of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.s.


    By Irfan Ahmad -



  • With due respect to every one, even to Mulla-infected and Mulla-stupefied Mr. Irfan, I dare to reproduce two 'pearls' of guidance from the "Ashah al Kutub ba'ad Kitab Allah", viz., Sahih-e-Bokhari :-

    1. Mohammad pbuh came to the filth-dump of a community (tribe), and pissed of while standing;

    2. Mohammad pbuh was witnessed having a shit on the roof top of a house while sitting with both feet on a brick each and facing Al-Quds.

    I would beg for comments by the rational ones.  And I do hope brother Irfan must be following the above two practices vehemently, being "SUNNAH" of his most revered BOKHARI.  

    I have quoted the two very mild ones from this 'Book of Guidance'.  Many others are more amusing than the "Kok Shasters", ascribing worst kind of obscenities to my Lord pbuh, to the holy Mothers of Momineen and to the holy companions.

    I pray for the misguided, threatening and violent Mulla mentality of Mr. Irfan and others of that type.  They have ruined the image of Muslims around the world.  

    Muslim is not the name of a faith group.  It is a frame of mind.  Any one belonging to any faith group is a Muslim only if he is a peaceful man and promotes and provides peaceful values in his immediate surroundings, and elsewhere. 

    Please keep up with your valuable website.  Deoband was created by the colonial British and the founder and his successors have been great lackeys and informers of the British Raj and have been enjoying big titles and estates from the "White Kafir".

     


    By Aurangzaib -



  •  

    Irfan Ahmad says, "We Muslims are not free to live like other religions. In our every task we have to consider and follow Allah's order and Prophet's practice."

    I cannot imagine that God Almighty would want us to be anything but free. I am sure He does not want us to be robots. He gave us the Quran for our guidance and asked us to follow the message that he sent us through the Messenger, but I am sure He did not want us frozen in time. I am sure He cherishes the progress that civilization has continued to make in science, arts, jurisprudence, individual liberties, political liberalism and harmonious living.


    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin -



  • The best way for a discourse is to let the other man speak first and then you respond to him. The reason is simple. He will be earnest in speaking up his ideas and will be equally earnest to listen to you because the reply relates to his ideas. This makes for intense exchange and keeps up the interest of those also who are watching from the sidelines.

     

    Otherwise even the best piece written as a monologue can put a person to sleep. The corollary is: Please try and pick logical holes even in the best possible theory presented. But a point of caution: mere abuses and expression of likes and dislikes do not add value to debate. Sometimes appreciation also does help advance the cause of clarity and understanding, by pitting up two antagonistic camps.

     

    I therefore do not understand the clamour for closing the website. I expect people to come up with higher standards of reasoning and research to rebut the views with which they disagree. More research and more vigorous presentation would enhance the knowledge of those who view the site. Already I notice mediocrity creeping in because of congenital consensus or inability to logically sustain differences in points of view. We want reasoning and research for arriving at a healthier consensus. A consensus reached after a vigorous debate is qualitatively healthier than a consensus resulting from inertia.


    By Manzurul Haque -



  •  I do admire the feeling and comments of brother Irfan Ahmed. He is right in saying that this site should be shut,,, because it is anti-Islamic and has the Foreign agenda,,, but actually they are New Reformer of Islam in 21st Century, as per the situation, conditions of the people of the time. Why they always claim the Quran is sufficient to follow and flatly reject Ahadith-e-Nabwi (saws)?? becuase they want to Mould Quran and Islam as per their vested interest alongwit h their foreign Masters. These people flatly claim that certain ayahs of Quran are Fake addition, which should be cancel,,, because these are not applicable in the present time and its requirement of 21st Century,,,, particularly in the Western Society.. (Astaghfirullah, Al-Ayad Billah,, haza-e-hafwaat o Kharafaat),,, La'nat Ullah-e-Allal Kazibeen.

    In the comments, there is a man Turkman, I have already done too much debates with him, I would like to present you here one of his quoting for your awareness of such people:

    Mr. S. Turkman,,,, your identity is doubtful because, you have already said:

    From: turkman@sbcglobal.net

    but we do and we insist every word of Qoraan and Hadith is Holy, when its possible that both may have man-made additions or false info.
    The difference is, no such movement grew in Islam in 13th Century and we are being forced to believe that every word in Qoraan is for till Eternity, when some have proven obsolete.
    Obsolete means, what is not being practiced. Example of Obsolete is that no Muslim Country follows words of Allah to collect Protection Money (Jiziyah) from Non Moslims so, those words have become obsolete. This is just denial of facts and living in delusion.
    We need to get rid of all fake Hadith and fake Verses in Qoraan and make Islam simpler than it is uniting all our Sects or our own Descendants would declare Islam Obsolete later just like much more educated, advanced young generation of Muslims in former Communist Countries and most of the 3rd and 4th Generation of Muslims already has.

    Than what is lest pending with you guy,,, that you are a non-believer, who comes in this group with Muslim Identity to create another Fitnah,,, the Denial of Both Quran o Sunnah is a Pure KAFIR,,, no doubt.,,, no discussion with Non-believers in this Forum on Islam.

    All the brothers should be well aware of this Site New Age Islam (Secular in nature) and Munkareen-e-Hadith and Global-right-path, Tlue-e-Islam etc.... All are anti-Islamic,,, so be careful about their posts and spreading falsehoods in the Muslim Community.

    Nobody would support their Intrepretation of Quran and Rejecting Ahadith-e-Nabwi,, but reject in the very first hand,, but only like minded people (Seculars in nature) like Tahir Mahmood etc.. etc...

    Always strict to Lear Quran and Hadith from a very reliable source.

    May Allah save this Ummah from such Fitnas of the time. Amin.

    Regards

    KhShaikh


    By KhShaikh -



  • Assalamu alaikum to all Ahal-E-Iman,

    From last few days people are sharing their thoughts on my scrap. Some called me dog also in support of Sultan Shahin.

    Allahu Akbar Kabira........

    I would like to mention one hadis of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) where he says, “No one can become Momin (true Muslim) until he surrenders his/her will (Nafs) to Din (Islam-or we can say Shariat) which I have brought. This hadis is mentioned in various Islamic books like one strong Bukhari Sharif. We have to follow practice and shariat of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s.). We Muslims are not free to live like other religions. In our every task we have to consider and follow Allah's order and Prophet's practice. Many well educated and scholars fear to follow sunnats in public. They do not fear to Allah before whom we have to stand on the day of judgement (kayamat).

    In one more hadis Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) says, On the day of judgement (kayamat) Allah will treat you as like those to whom you have followed in world.   So I request to all Muslim brothers and sisters please come to the Islam which Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) taught us. If only offering Salat (Namaz), Roza, Haj is the Islam then why Sahaba left Makkah and Madina where as per Hadis one Namaz is equal to 1 lakh and 50,000 time more acceptable respectively than other places of world. They left because the thing which is More and more important is Iman which we have to gain in life span.

    Our success is in Prophet’s Islam of Seventh century, and not in today’s modern way (New Age.......?) 


    By Irfan Ahmad -



  • Dear Mr Manzurul Haq,

    I think I could not make myself clear. Let me rewrite the sentence--“In India, mercifully, we do not have those kind of madrasas as in Pakistan. That is why people like Sultan Shahin are thriving and people like Dr Tahir Mahmood  are supporting them (people like Sultan Shahin)."

     


    By Sohail -



  • Cheers!!!

    Dear Sultan Shahin Sahab,

     I am positive you won't be disheartened by the fanatical vituperation like from one Irfan Ahmad and won't shut down your website which he has the cheek to call 'dirty'.

    PROFESSOR DR TAHIR MAHMOOD

    Chairman, Amity University Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

    Formerly : Chairman, National Minorities Commission

    Member, Human Rights Commission & Law Commission of India


    By Tahir Mahmood -



  • Irfan Ahmad,

     

     They are not getting confused. They are learning the truth about illiterate ignorant Mullaas, liars. Reformers have no interest but fear that you people are making Islam become an obsolete religion for our Descendants. You are killing Islam to get more and more Halwaa.


    By S Turkman -



  • My dear brother from Maharashtra,

     if you look back at the history from the very time of Rashidi Caliphs there are our own people who lead our enemies to destroy us. Merely you have any foreign invasion but most of the incidents are from within us and through New Age Islam and similar activities are part of this new era propaganda. Otherwise how it is possible that a person whose name seems to be Muslim and he is editor of the publication and he even doesn’t have an idea about Basic Islamic principles.

    i don’t think so that he will grow a beard like 1% Muslim because it need a minimum amount of basic creed and firm believe which make you practically have beard and its better presentation with good acts.

    Regards, Zaffar


    By Zaffar -



  • Mr. Sohail,

    With reference to you remarks “In India, mercifully, we do not have those kind of madrasas like in Pakistan that is why people like Sultan Shahin are thriving and ignorant people like Manzurul Haq or Ghulam Mohiyuddin are supporting them (whom, pray?).”

    Is it a botched-up work, Mr. Sohail? Were you in a state of pre-judgment? May I draw your kind attention to my following remarks?

    URL: http://www.newageislam.com/NewAgeIslamUrduSection_1.aspx?ArticleID=2812

    COMMENTS

    5/8/2010 11:17:14 PM

    Manzurul Haque

    I am not in favour of the present lot of Ulema who are products of the present lot of religious seminaries - taking lead in this matter.

    We urgently need Islamic scholars with modern education to guide us. In fact we need Islamic scholars to replace ‘Maulanas’ and it is high time Muslims worked for this vigorously. The reason is, the present breeds of Maulanas are completely untrained to handle ‘ijtehad’ which is the greatest need of the hour.  An Islamic scholar in my scheme of things should be recognizable by both the religious education and the secular scientific education.

    We can continue to have a second-rung cadre of ‘Maulvi’ sahibs amongst us for the instruction of rituals to families.

    But let us get back to business. I am quoting below my remarks under this thread and also taking the liberty of quoting the remarks of Mr. Ghulam Mohiyuddin. May I request you to tell me, what meanings have you drawn from these remarks?  Were you ‘operating’ under some spell?’

    5/8/2010 1:07:26 AM

    Manzurul Haque

    Is there any way of reducing your academic qualification Mr. Irfan Ahmad? I find people less educated do good reasoning, on behalf of Islam. Sad, community’s meagre resources were wasted.

    5/6/2010 5:15:57 AM

    Ghulam Mohiyuddin

    It seems that for some people Islam simply means living as if we are still in seventh century Arabia!


    By Manzurul Haque -



  • Going back to Irfan Ahmad's comment where he advised, rather ordered the editor of the website to shut it, grow a beard and join a madrasa because the editor opined that some of the verses in the Quran were meant for a specific  time and for a specific purpose. This enraged Irfan saheb. Mr Shahin' s point seems to be that the verses related to war or physical jihad are being interpreted in the wrong way and we should not take them as having  universal relevance. Mr Irfan took it as direct criticism of the Quran.

    As Mr Irfan hopefully knows, he claims to have a fair knowledge of Islam, that the Holy Quran was revealed to the Holy Prophet (PBUH) not in one day but in parts in 23 years. 23 years is a long period in the history of a nation. During these 23 years many ups and downs came in the life of Islam and of the Holy Prophet and according to circumstances God revealed parts of the Quran to tell the ummah how to deal with a particular situation or how to behave in the society in general. 

    We read Dua-e-Qunoot in the witr of namaz-e-isha, that is the last prayer of the day. The dua is not a part of the Quran now but it once was. It was later excluded from the Quran but was not excluded from namaz. When it was done and who decided its exclusion is not  known to me the ulema will tell. But that seems to be a specific case.

    The Quran was not compiled in the Prophet's life and when it was compiled, it was not in the order the Quran was actually revealed to the Prophet. That's where the role ijma, qiyas and ijtihad play. The Prophet's job was to convey everything to the ummah whatever he was handed over or entrusted with and he did his job well.

     

    Everyone is free to make his own interpretation of the verses of the Quran but insisting that a particular verse or verses should be excluded from the Quran because according to his own understanding they do not have relevance now will be considered unwise and is fraught with risks. Because then every selft-proclaimed intellectual or scholar of Islam will suggest exclusion of verse/verses or an entire chapter based on his own understanding. Taslima had done the same when she first landed in Kolkata in the 90s. In an interview with English daily she had said that the Quran should be modified with the changing times.  That is exactly what was done to the Bible. The result is there for all to see. 

    Then every intellectual will come up with his own list of exclusions. Someone will say that the verses about purdah should be excluded because Sarkozy does not like that though he is fine with his wife's photo showing her lower torso naked. 

    There can be differences in interpretation of verses on purdah. The ummul mumineen, the sahabiyat or most of pious general Muslim women of the Holy Prophet's time did not have enough clothes for them. Most of them spent the whole year in one clothing. How do you suppose they managed four yards of fine black cloth for designer burqas in addition to their clothes?

     

    What kind of Islam one wants to learn?

    As for joining a madrasa to learn Islam, one has to decide first what kind of Islam he wants to learn. Because the Bareillvis claim only they teach the right Islam. On the other hand, there are Deobandis who insist that one should join only their madrasa to learn the right Islam. The Pakistani Taliban are also running madrasas with arrangement for training in arms and ammunition and self-destruction. The boys there have learnt so much of Islam that even if there is loadshedding for one night, they tie bomb to their body and detonate in front of the municipality because the municipality chairman is a Shia.

     

    Killing of Shias has two benefits (they believe): One, you go to heaven directly, and two, there will never be loadshedding again. If the water does not come for two hours they will do the same because of their education.

     In India, mercifully, we do not have those kind of madrasas like in Pakistan that is why people like Sultan Shahin are thriving and ignorant people like Manzurul Haq or Ghulam Mohiyuddin are supporting them.

    We do not have madrasas like in Pakistan that’s why we produce youngsters like Faisal of Kashmir whose father was killed by militants. He did not decide to become a militant out of vengeance. Instead he decided to become an IAS officer and fially made it.

     

    The tale of Two Faisals, one Indian, another Pakistani

    We don’t have madrasas like those run by Hafiz Sayeed or Hakeemullah Mehsood, that’s why we do not produce youth like Faisal Shahzad who tried to kill innocent people in America only because he was going through a financial crisis. We do not have madrasas like the ones run by the terrorist mentor Bangla Bhai of Bangladesh who made a world record of successfully conducting 500 bomb blasts across Bangladesh in one day. He should have entered the Guiness Book for this feat. But unfortunately the Bangla government could not recognize his valuable services to Islam and instead rewarded him with noose.

    We do not have madrasas like the ones run by Taliban or Jamaatud Dawa of Hafiz Sayeed that’s why we produce young men like Shahid Azmi whose father was killed in Mumbai riots and he was framed by the police as a terrorist and was sent to Tihar jail. He too did not decide to take revenge but decided to become a lawyer, continued his education from the jail and did become a lawyer, a good lawyer at that. He decided to fight for hundreds of youth like him who would be framed by the police. And he fought for Fahim and Sabahuddin who were made accused in Mumbai attacks alongwith Qasab and finally they were acquitted.

     

    This is the basic difference between the Muslims of India and Pakistan. Our Faisal is hit by militancy but does not become a militant himself .He becomes an IAS officer. He even tops the list.  Their Faisal is hit by financial crisis and becomes a terrorist, a bomber, a blot on Islam.


    By Sohail -



  • Hats off Shahin Sir!!!

    Your hard work is now getting paid

    Irfans started to bark

    We have to go a long way!!!

    a way with full of barking dogs and more!

    We have no other option but to stride!!!



    By Abdulla M, Kasargod,Kerala -



  • Is there any way of reducing your academic qualification Mr. Irfan Ahmad? I find people less educated do good reasoning, on behalf of Islam. Sad, community’s meagre resources were wasted. 


    By Manzurul Haque -



  • The letter of Irfan is clear cut testimony that Muslims have a genuine problem. His letter is not his personal disposition rather it’s an indication of his thought process which he has learnt from his mentor/teacher or institute. This sectarian approach has become synonymous to Islam and this is a general perception of other communities about Muslims or per-se Islam. We have had such cases in the past 1400 years, there is a school of thought which claims that they are final and there is no need for any discussion or change or ijitihaad; other schools of thought stress otherwise.

    Irfan claims to be a MBA and double post-graduate in science. I am not surprised; I have seen and met several such guys in Dubai. May be they are from his institute only. Most of so-called Engineers suffer from Bhatkal syndrome. They are simply ritualistic and do not believe in any scientific interpretation of anything, including Islam.

    Sultan Shahin Saheb, Irfan is the key to understanding the challenge and that is where the relevance of New Age Islam lies. New Age Islam is serving its purpose for sure because we have IRFAN phenomenon worldwide. Hats Off to you, you shared even this shit with your readers. Keep it up, this is god work, let Irfan suffer from his perennial, terminal disease which is beyond clinical remedy....!!!!


    By Shamshad Elahee Ansari -



  • I’m against the crap posted by Irfan Ahmad. Being a regular logger on this website I haven't found anything that goes against Islam. I think there is misinterpretation about the things said about Islam. Today the preachings of Islam are taken in different way from which it is supposed to. First the word "jihad" was misinterpreted and this practice continues till now. Islam is pure religion and some bunch of people who believe in total violence use these preachings in a manner that suites them. They use religion as their shield.
    Being a Muslim doesn’t mean u have to grow beard , the beard has nothing to do with your devotion in Islam.


    By Bhaskar Mamgain -



  • Dear Sultan saab, let the dogs bark!! They still don’t understand that Islam is a faith for all times and the interpretations have to be made relevant to the need of the time. These 'so called' Muslims are just happy in growing beards and praying 5 times to show others.

    I wish people would try to understand the Quran in its right context. Keep up the good work. God bless.


    By SHOAIB -



  • Dear Sultan,

    Some People don't have the mind to convince others with their thoughts and beliefs, so they become fanatic, narrow-minded and won't accept any sort of dialogue and become narrow minded and use the slang of the weak and start abusing others. I say to them in support of you that God said to his Prophet salla allahu allahu alih wa sallam " ? ?????? ????? ?? ???? "   God has ordered us to use logic and dialogue to convince others with our beliefs and ordered us to respect each other and ordered us not to be aggressive against each other and anyone who can read and understand the Holy Quran will not use the language with which some have addressed you. 

    I say: go on with your path; you are right.

    Dr. Salem Ibrahim Salem

     


    By Dr. Salem I. Salem -



  • Brother Sultan Shahin,

    Assalaam O Alaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakatuh!

    Alhamdollilah. Your website has been very frank and open up to discussion on different aspects of Islam, Islamic history and present day challenges Muslims face. This is because Muslims are DIVIDED, EXACTLY AS PREDICTED BY THE HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SAW).

    I am sure it is not the first time you have been insulted by extremists and it would not be the last!!

    The world goes on and misguided Muslims would load their SUVs and park them in time square, New York and expect to kill , maim and slaughter innocent people in the name and cause of ISLAM??? Why??? Is this what the Holy Prophet taught us Muslims?? Certainly not. This is Maudoodism and modern Deobandi / Wahhabi extremism gone ugly!

    Look at the ugly attacks in the name of Islam in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia etc Muslims against Muslims themselves. Barelvies against Deobandis and when they are not at each other throats, the search for scapegoats!!

    I am certain you would continue with your excellent work.

    I wonder if wearing a beard is the ticket to enter heaven and the mullahs pull up their pajamas unit they reach almost to their throats. The mullahs have misguided a huge percentage of innocent law-abiding Muslims and have scared them about hell that when they see these Mullahs perpetuating gross evil against innocent people they fear to speak up!

    If these Mullahs would follow the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) the Muslim Ummah would not be in the present mess they are, leaderless, headless!!

    We certainly wish the Muslim Ummah would awaken and come to its senses and only Allah would enhance this, Insha Allah

    Keep up the excellent work Brother Sultan Shahin!

    Wassalaamu A'laa Man Ittabaul Hudaa!


    By Abdur Rahman Khan -



  • GOOD WORK


    By ritesh -



  • In support of the comment made by Mr. Irfan Ahmad

    And keep Beard on your face if you are Muslim, because it is Practice (Sunnat) of my Prophet Muhammad Swallallahu alaihi wa sallam

     

    My comment

     

    I would like to add,  Mr. Shahin, please get a camel and ride it work.

    Because it was the Practice (Sunnat) of our Prophet Muhammad Swallallahu alaihi wa sallam.

    Syed Rizvi

    San Jose, CA


    By Syed Rizvi -



  • It seems that for some people Islam simply means living as if we are still in seventh century Arabia!


    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin -