certifired_img

Books and Documents

Interfaith Dialogue

Recently, while studying Qur’an with Ibn Kathir’s tafsir, I learned of an amazing event involving two rabbis and the Holy Ka’bah. While explaining Ayah 44:37 in the Quran, Ibn Kathir relates the following events...

 

Never before was civilization so shallow in matters of faith and never before a unanimous and collective onslaught was launched against the sacred, Transcendent and divine. A mere mentions of words like “Divine”, “sacred” or “Transcendent” makes people, experiencing the opiedation of modernism, to rise their eyebrows....

Over the course of the next century, scholars, often in collaboration with Arabic-speaking Jews, became aware of the intellectual legacy of Islamic culture preserved in the libraries of Toledo....

 

Every religion has changed the course of history and uplifted societies. It has demonstrated its relevance and usefulness throughout history, and the modern age is no exception...

As Indians we do not expect that our heroes are given any space in Pakistan, and that is why I say that these reports seem strange. But the fact is that Indians are mostly ignorant of Pakistan and our knowledge is second-hand and comes from a deranged Indian media....

Indian women in saris carefully place candles at an outdoor grotto of the Virgin Mary and kneel in prayer as couples from Uganda and Nigeria pour into the nearby chapel. Arab Chaldeans, Maronites, and Latin Catholics laugh together as they enter a unified Arabic-language Catholic church service; Egyptian and Sudanese families gather in front of the next-door Coptic church; and English expats head into the Anglican church.....

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hour of triumph has been described by some as prolonging a ‘nightmare’, by others as an electoral demise of secular India, that the Hindu mind has been ‘seduced’ by ‘envy and hate’. This seems to suggest that Hindu voters were only waiting for an alchemist to bring to boil....

Does the lengthening list of atrocities by terrorist cells of ISIS, Boko Haram, al-Qaida, al-Shabaab and the Nusra Front have nothing to do with Islam? Is it really illiberal to inquire “into the religious opinions” of those who perpetrate these atrocities? Or is it suicidal not to?...

In the Quran, Muslims were told to believe in the Books before the Quran, the Injil or the Bible. Muslims are also permitted to marry the “people of the Book” without them converting to Islam.....

 

Islam has had a long and illustrious history; it once was the epicentre of culture, Knowledge, and the professions (Law, Medicine, Accounting, and Numerology) – Islamic contribution to Knowledge is massive. I do not believe that a religion so versatile and so deep in its conservation and transmission of knowledge could be reduced to whatever the fundamentalists now preach....

The Qura’nic vision of peace is not limited to the borders of the particular country or the confines of its own followers or community; rather it addresses all of humanity. Islam calls on people of different faiths to have mutual respect for each other…

But, most crucially, it was his spectacular success in winning over the non-Muslim religions of India that ensured the stability of his long reign and established his dynasty. His constant acts of kindness to the Hindus and Sikhs were legendary....

“The Bible also gives us examples of people who fasted and prayed, using different types of fasts for different reasons, all of which are very positive results. Jesus fasted and prayed. Jesus’ disciples fasted and prayed after the Resurrection….

 

Such people with only divisive and dirty agenda need to be called out, exactly the way we call out all Islamic terror every single time. If you don’t, I am sorry you are one of them....

I see the Sri Lanka carnage as a well-orchestrated manoeuvre to thwart Christian- Muslim amity which manifests itself in Palestine and is growing in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement directed against Israeli occupation. This then is the real link between New Zealand and Sri Lanka....

Bigotry also grips Sri Lanka, the bigotry of Buddhists who display none of the compassion that is associated with the Buddha but are impelled instead by an arrogant conviction of their right to monopolise authority. The blistering feud between the President and Prime Minister is being played out against a backdrop of ethnic tension and horrendous unburied memories of the 26-year civil war that killed between 70,000 and 80,000 people....

Soon after, the soldiers told my father that it was time for him to leave. They wanted to use our house as a command centre. My father politely but firmly refused: “I am a peaceful man. I am not your enemy. There is no need for me to leave. If it is not safe for us in our own home, then it will not be safe for us anywhere.”...

 

The Christian world is divided between the Western and Eastern branches, with the Arab world's Christians largely falling into the latter category. But the Arab Christians have been abandoned and are easy targets for their enemies....

 

Do Malaysians suffer the presence of each other? Do they dislike people who are different from them? Would Malaysians be happier to be in a country where everyone looks the same, is the same, follows the same religion, practices the same culture and speaks the same language?...

 

The Sheikh clan in gulf countries is regarded as religiously superior, economically sound & placed at top in social hierarchy whereas, at most places in Indian sub-continent, Sheikh Rajputs are considered as the first to embrace Islam. The Saraswati Brahmin, including Mohyals, is believed to have adopted Sheikh as their title upon high caste conversion to Islam....

 

The Turkish army, a member of NATO, also boasts about Turks having "subjugated and dominated numerous peoples, nations, and states over a wide-ranging geography extending from Asia to Europe, and Africa."...

 

In the 20th century, European colonialism, the creation of Israel and the emergence of Arab nationalism, imbued with elements of anti-Semitism, divided the Jewish and Muslim communities and set them on different paths. Fearing violence and persecution, Jews left the kingdom for Israel and elsewhere....

 

In Christchurch, New Zealand, last month a white supremacist gunned down 50 Muslims at prayer. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, last October a white supremacist gunned down 11 Jews at prayer...

Prior to the prayer service, one of the Buddhist adults, Mary, asked if there was some place the Buddhist teens could go to do their evening chanting. I was struck by this question as I had not anticipated it. Quickly thinking about what Mary asked...

Like Islam, Buddhism has sustained created one of the most enduring and beautiful cultural and civilisational projects of mankind and can’t be charged with either escapism or asceticism or extremism. ...

 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ... 32 33 34


Get New Age Islam in Your Inbox
E-mail:
Most Popular Articles
Videos

The Reality of Pakistani Propaganda of Ghazwa e Hind and Composite Culture of IndiaPLAY 

Global Terrorism and Islam; M J Akbar provides The Indian PerspectivePLAY 

Shaukat Kashmiri speaks to New Age Islam TV on impact of Sufi IslamPLAY 

Petrodollar Islam, Salafi Islam, Wahhabi Islam in Pakistani SocietyPLAY 

Dr. Muhammad Hanif Khan Shastri Speaks on Unity of God in Islam and HinduismPLAY 

Indian Muslims Oppose Wahhabi Extremism: A NewAgeIslam TV Report- 8PLAY 

NewAgeIslam, Editor Sultan Shahin speaks on the Taliban and radical IslamPLAY 

Reality of Islamic Terrorism or Extremism by Dr. Tahirul QadriPLAY 

Sultan Shahin, Editor, NewAgeIslam speaks at UNHRC: Islam and Religious MinoritiesPLAY 

NEW COMMENTS

  • Definition of a Sect? So sad to see a country filled with millionaires and educated....
    ( By James Noku )
  • Sexual mores in the 21st century are not different from the sexual mores of the 7th century or of an earlier period.....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Satan is a friend of those without faith and he first strips his votaries of their sense of shame. There....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • There is no limit to Hats Off's lies. Lie number 1: I hate the United States. Lie number 2: I cannot stand it when the Quran is ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Muslim Women needs only Burkha! Where is the Question of identity. It's just moving letter bices'
    ( By Aayana )
  • Islam can offer A killing of other human with reason and work for no monetary value only Jinadi Jingoisim is enough.
    ( By Aquina )
  • Relgion Offers Killing with Absurd philosophy named Aayats or Purans or Bible Accounts'
    ( By Aayina )
  • the NAI editorial team should kindly print the original article by Dan Corjescu.
    ( By hats off! )
  • mr ghulam mohiyuddin has clearly fallen between two stools....
    ( By hats off! )
  • Naseer sb. believes that anyone who does not concur with his.....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Support for B.D.S. is even more widespread in Europe than it is....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Islam once was the cutting edge of modernity. Unfortunately....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Zakir Naik seems to think that being intolerant and punitive....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • If feminism seems righteous, just and worthwhile to you, go for....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Science can answer questions about "how" life originated, but it cannot answer "why"....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • MashAllah. New Age Islam is doing a great job by spreading the message of Al Zawahiri
    ( By Mohammad Arif )
  • GM sb is wrong as usual. I do not care whether "Muslims" like him follow their religion or turn apostates....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • GM sb lacks the courage to announce his apostasy, change his identity and move on. He straddles ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Prophet Mohammad in the past was never anti-plural since he permitted...
    ( By zuma )
  • Naseer sb. is unswerving in his dogged insistence to keep us fixated...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Trump's offering mediation on Kashmir is like the proverbial bull in a China shop! Look at how unjust his approach has been in the ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • A dawah program based on disparaging the beliefs of others has no place in today's world. We must learn to cherish our diversities.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • We should have given all that money and all those weapons to the. ...
    ( By Richard Pinc )
  • it is no Arab spring now it has been spring fourteen hundred years before. when....
    ( By Ashraf Quadri )
  • "The preacher, who is a Malaysian permanent resident, is alleged....
    ( By Richard Pinc )
  • Personally, I am turned off by Zakir Naik, but the one thing that no....
    ( By Richard Pinc )
  • Hijab and its form (head covering flowing down to cover the bosom ) is clearly prescribed and also exemptions ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Hats Off speaks with as much ignorance as hatred. Neither of those two ladies is about promoting any ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Why are you giving such wide publicity to the views of Ayman al Zawahiri . Personally...
    ( By Badarul Hassan )
  • It is not true that Islamic nation is a nation of monotheism since Islamic nation at that time when Prophet Mohammad....
    ( By zuma )
  • Hadith supports no compulsion for women to put on hijab. The following is the extract: It was narrated from....
    ( By zuma )
  • why did indian sub-continent yeaild to every tom dick or harry with a horse and a sword? it was a society...
    ( By hats off! )
  • both ilhan and tlaib are brotherhood goons groomed by CAIR. they have the....
    ( By hats off! )
  • Despite Quran mentions women must put on hijab, yet Allah does not....
    ( By zuma )
  • Good article! With BJP rule, India will cease to be India.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Malaysia did the right thing by silencing Zakir Naik.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hijab is not one of the Five Pillars. Jihadi terrorists like Al-Zawahiri...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Nice bhai and right.
    ( By Md samir ansari )
  • Very sensible and prudent column.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • The Ummah and the Caliphate are obsolete concepts and have no....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )