ABOUT THE EDITOR, NEW AGE ISLAM
Sultan Shahin is the Founder and Editor of the multi-lingual Islamic website
Born in 1949 in Bihar, Sultan Shahin graduated from Patna University in 1972,
and has been a Delhi-based journalist with extensive travelling abroad since then.
He has written edit-page articles, opinion pieces, special reports, and columns for
major Indian publications such as the Hindustan Times, The Indian Express, The Times
of India, The Asian Age, etc. as well as for international newspapers such as the
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong. Throughout his forty years of journalistic experience,
Sultan Shahin has acquired expertise in Islamic theology, politics, and culture as
well as an empirical knowledge of the impact of religion and ideology over radicalization
NewAgeIslam.com was created in April 2008 and it nowadays welcomes every month more than
three million visitors from all over the world. It attempts to engage with the Muslim
communities, and encourages open debate to rethink Islam. It fights xenophobia, religious
intolerance, and gender inequality in Islamic societies. Its main focus is to combat Jihadi
radicalism at an ideological level, answering Salafi-Wahhabi-Jihadi claims of Islam supremacism,
aggressive and offensive Jihad, theological dictatorship, etc. point by point. It promotes a
progressive interpretation of the Islamic scriptures, and emphasises introspection among Muslims
as against the prevalent victimhood mentality. It presents Islam as a spiritual path to salvation
that accepts myriad interpretations and fresh thinking to adjust to demands of changing times
rather than a political and totalitarian ideology that prohibits evolution of ideas.
Sultan Shahin deploys relentless efforts to expand the outreach of NewAgeIslam.com as he is
deeply convinced of the need for introspection by Muslims and the power of the words over
Sultan Shahin can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.