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    Hindi Section

    Indian Secularism: Non-Religious, Irreligious or Anti-Religious?  भारतीय सेकुलरिज्म: गैर मज़हबी मज़हब बेज़ार या मज़हब विरोधी
    Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam

    बेशक भारत जैसे एक बहु सांस्कृतिक और बहु धार्मिक देश में सेकुलरिज्म एक आवश्यक भाग बन चुका हैl सेकुलरिज्म भारत की विशेषता बन चुकी है, और इसकी बुनियादी वजह यह है कि यह सभी धर्मों को बराबर सम्मान प्रदान करता है और इसके संविधान में सभी देशवासियों को अपने अपने धर्मों के अनुसार गुज़र बसर करने की अनुमति हैl इसलिए सभी धर्मों के अनुयायियों के लिए आवश्यक है कि वह भारतीय सेकुलरिज्म के इस बुनियादी कल्पना को दिमाग में रखें और देश में अमन व शांति कायम रखें, इसके लिए उन्हें सामूहिक रूप में शांतिपूर्ण सह अस्तित्व के प्वाइंट को मजबूत करना होगाl

    Urdu Section

    Need of the Hour Is for Pakistan to Adopt the Prophet’s Delinking Policy  پاکستان کا نبی صلی اللہ علیہ و آلہ و سلم کی پالیسی- پر گامزن ہونا وقت کی سب سے اہم ضرورت
    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

    تاریخ اس حقیقت کی شاہد ہے کہ پیغمبراسلام صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کی ڈی لنکنگ (delinking) پالیسی اصولی اور عملی دونوں طور پر زبردست کامیاب ثابت ہوئی۔ اس کا سب سے بڑا فائدہ یہ ہے کے اس میں از سر نو منصوبہ بندی کرنے اور قوم کی تعمیر پر توجہ مرکوز کرنے کے مواقع ‏ موجود ہیں۔ دوسری جنگ عظیم کے بعد بہت سارے ملکوں نے اس پالیسی کو اپنایا جس کی بنیاد پر انہیں بڑی کامیابیاں ملیں۔ جرمنی اور جاپان نے تعلیم اور سائنسی ترقی کے شعبے میں زبردست کامیابی حاصل کی۔

    The War Within Islam
    Of Salafis, Deobandis and Barelwis in Kashmir
    Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander, New Age Islam

    Of Salafis, Deobandis and Barelwis in Kashmir
    Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander, New Age Islam

    All these discourses of Salafis, Deobandis and Barelwis are quite alien to Kashmir. All these schools of thought are extremist in their outlook and rabidly sectarian and if provided with hospitable environs violent too. These groups have carried out violent acts against each other and different other sects in the recent past. Earlier they engaged with each other through writing diatribes, pamphlets and books denouncing each other and describing them as deviated and charging them with heresy. The sectarian mosques were used to hold debates against each other. Also the co-option and annexation of shrines by Barelwis who wrongly masquerade as Sufis has done a severe damage to the syncretic and plural message of Kashmiri Rishis....

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Both Shi’a and Sunni Islam Have Developed Distinct Distortions of Jihad Which Has Little to Do With the Mainstream Teaching of Islam
    Robert G. Rabil

    The association with terrorism represents a distortion of the true Quranic meaning of the term. According to an oft-repeated Hadith (sayings of the prophet Muhammad), jihad is supposed to encompass both a struggle against one’s sinful proclivities, known also as “greater jihad,” and a struggle against injustice, known also as “smaller jihad.” But over time, both Shi’a and Sunni Islam have developed distinct distortions of jihad, both of which contribute to the current association we have between jihad and terrorist acts. This tie, however, advances a twisted concept with little to do with the mainstream teaching of Islam.....

    Islam and Politics

    The Multitude of Mullahs, Imams and Qazis Dish out Their Own Concoctions of Islamic Justice
    Shazia Ilmi

    Conversely, the multitude of mullahs, imams and Qazis, constituting a self-anointed club of Islamic scholars representing different schools of Islamic jurisprudence, dish out their own concoctions of Islamic justice. Now there is no going back to personal law courts, Darul Qazas, or the age of ignorance. The most fundamental pillar of our democracy, the Indian judiciary, will uphold justice to the last woman standing...

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    Malay PM Says Different Interpretations of Islam at Fault for Global Conflicts

    Kabul Says Daesh Threat Eliminated In North



    ‘Sharia Courts Break Families': Muslim Rashtra Manch Set to Launch Parivar Kendras to 'Prevent' Divorces


    Syrian Govt Regains Control of Three Southern Provinces: Moscow


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    Southeast Asia

    Indonesia Launches New Group to Combat Extremism

    South Asia

    Afghanistan: US Airstrikes Pound ISIS, Taliban Positions, Leaving Seven Militants Dead


    At Least 55 Yemenis Killed In Saudi Strikes on Hospital, Fishing Harbour in Hudaydah

    Children Main Victims of Saudi War On Yemen: Activists

    Arab World

    Huge Blast Kills Tens of People at Tahrir Al-Sham Base in Idlib

    Terrorist Groups in Northern Syria Merge to Confront Army


    High-Profile Terror Trial Speaks to an Emerging Threat in Senegal

    North America

    Muslim Group Slams Mailer Attacking Congressional Candidate

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Selangor to Raise Minimum Marriage Age for Muslim Girls To 18

    UAE Friday Sermon: The Equal Role of Women in Islam

    The Race for First Muslim Woman in US Congress

    Muslim Women Can Be Granted Divorce Maintenance by Courts: Bombay HC

    Saudi Women Join the Challenge during Hajj Hackathon In Jeddah

    Iranian Woman Hurls Abuse and Then Attacks another Female Driver In The Middle Of the Road Because She's Not Wearing A Hijab

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    Books and Documents

    The Science-Religion Relationship Can Contribute To Inter-Religious Dialogue

    Likewise, many theologians are now aware that they cannot pursue their theological commitments and formulate their religious beliefs without taking into account the findings of contemporary science. In other words, today many people realise that science and religion are complementary to each other, a far cry from the earlier model that posited them as being in conflict....

    Islam and Spiritualism

    The notorious “sex education” and “family welfare education” schemes are just one example of this effort. The NGO’s (Which are in fact FGO’s or Foreign Government Organisations), the international “aid agencies”, and the UN have been working feverishly to introduce all the wrongs in the name of “rights”. Together they act as one big Commission for the Elimination of All Forms of Haya and Morality from the World....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    No Law Has Been Adopted To Criminalise Sex Trafficking Within Pakistan
    Zubeida Mustafa

    He wrote, “O Sister, You have touched a very sore point of my being. Prudes, hypocrites and idiots may deny the existence of brothels in any sizable town in Pakistan. This flesh industry cannot run for a single day without the knowledge and protection of the local police who get rewarded handsomely both in cash as well as in kind. I had a long and painful experience of this flesh trade after my nine-year-old niece was kidnapped in the 1980s. She was sold through a chain of agents to a pimp who operated brothels in Sukkur, Rawalpindi and Dubai. The kidnappers, the intermediaries, the pimps and the cops were, incidentally, all honourable men.”...

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    Islam and Sectarianism

    Rights of Non-Muslims Living In Minority – Part 2 – Protection of Their Lives
    Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam

    But in fact the above referenced Quranic verses and Ahadith deal with the war-related rulings and situations related to self-defence. However this self-defence cannot be claimed at individual level or by a group of individuals. The idea of self-defence is applicable to the situation, when it turns to be too destructive to be controlled and when there is no option left except for fighting in defence. As obviously the fight for defence is the right of every country, so it is not wrong to say that the Muslim governments are allowed to defend their land, property, life etc. But it is completely wrong to derive the meaning from these verses and Ahadith in justification for fighting against those non-Muslims who have agreed to live peacefully in minority or majority....

    Islamic Society

    Why are Indian Mullahs Condemning a Song and Wink?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    That a wink can be a religious problem for some Muslims tells a lot about what is fundamentally wrong with the religious leadership of the Indian Muslim community. But then it is not just the wink but also the background song which seems to be a problem. Mullahs on television have been crying hoarse on how a particular song, in an upcoming Malayalam movie, has hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims as it talks about the love between Prophet Muhammad and his wife Khadija. It doesn’t matter that the same song has been sung in Kerala for decades and that it is part of the Muslim folk tradition there...

    Islamic Ideology
    The Principles of War from the Quran
    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    The Principles of War from the Quran
    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    The major battles fought by the Prophet against the people of Mecca were against their persecution of the Prophet and followers of the new faith of Islam. After his people suffered torture, persecution and even killing for 13 years, the Prophet (pbuh) was forced to migrate to Medina. Even then, the Meccans pursued them as is evident by the three major battles fought near Medina with the last battle being the siege of Medina itself. The Muslims eventually prevailed over their enemy. Surah Taubah describes the judgment on the vanquished enemy....

    Islamic Ideology

    The Enlightening Commentary on the War Related Quranic Verses- Part 3 on 4:89
    Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam

    In today’s context, when Muslims and non-Muslims including hypocrites are living peacefully, these verses (4:88-90) can’t be applied. It is not an individual’s duty to decide as to who are hypocrites. In the case of the early period of Islam, when the Muslims who were holy companions [Sahaba] were not all sure as to who were then hypocrites and who were not, how come today’s common Muslims categorically call others ‘hypocrites’? Even if we hear some of today’s scholars calling someone ‘hypocrite’, how can one make justification for killing him, while he is living in the state of peace or peace-treaty?...

    Islamic Ideology

    An Enlightening Commentary on the War Related Quranic Verses- Part-1 on 2:190
    Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam

    But sadly enough, we see some people, especially the terrorist masterminds who, despite having awareness, do not adopt the entirety of what is known as the best methodological approach required for interpreting the Quran and Sunnah. Thus they fail to take out the best meaning. Since they are committing such a failure in context of war-related verses and Ahadith, it has become more a matter of worry for us, because this is increasing problems in two ways. First problem is that this is resulting into brainwashing the naive Muslim youngsters with the idea that it is incumbent upon them to wage war against their ‘enemies’. Second problem is that this is encouraging non-Muslims to believe that whatever the modern terrorists are doing is thoroughly approved by the Quran and Sunnah....

    Islam and Sectarianism

    Rights of Non-Muslims Living In Minority – Part 1 – Freedom of Religion
    Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam

    Hence they should not be forced to accept Islam, as forced belief will not benefit them. The forced-conversion will be tantamount to denying the Islamic right of religious freedom given to non-Muslims. With that I also do not deny this fact that the right to preaching has been given to the righteous Muslims. However the point to be noted here is that the Quran lays down guidelines for them when preaching Islam, as Allah Almighty says, “Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best…” (16:125). It exhorts the preachers to use well-mannered advice and sound reasoning, rather than radical or physical aggression....

    Islamic Society

    From the very first principles of the Book, Polemics as given to divisiveness by disputing the given Codes, is rejected outright, although intelligently arguing and analysing the merits and demerits of any code is encouraged till one is convinced. Intelligence acquired by knowledge therefore forms the basis of the rationality that plays the most important part in the application of the Code, once accepted to maintain the unity and harmony of society of Believers to live a good life. Verse 6-159 is given as an example: 6-159, as for those who dispute to divide their Deen/Code and breakup in sects, you (Oh Messenger) have no part in them in the least. Their affair is with God, He will in the end tell them the truth of their actions (Yafa'loon)! The laws of nature will manifest and the consequences of the actions taken in disputes will become clear to all.....

    Islam and Tolerance

    The Basis of Islam is Tolerance Not Terrorism
    Basil Hijazi, New Age Islam

    The Muslims in the era of the Prophet [peace be upon him] and after him in the era of the companions [Sahaba] were threatened with the sudden violent attack by the forces who used to see Islam with contempt and hostility. So the “defensive war” was immensely necessary at that time. The fight of Islam was defensive and not offensive. It is necessary to understand that sometimes defence wears the dress of offence merely for reasons such as, preventing the obstacles in the preaching of Islam, applying and propagating the principles of humanity, brotherhood, equality among the servants of Allah and social security and deterring the strong from oppressing the weak....

    Islamic Ideology

    Takfeer, Wala Wal Bara’a, Darul Islam vs. Darul Harb—Three Major Catalysts of the Jihadist Radicalization: Rebuttals from the Classical Islamic Sources
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    There is no room for "us versus them" mentality in Islam. All human beings are creatures of God and we therefore must show respect to each other. This implies a multi-racial, multi-religious society. Islam came as a Rahmah (Blessing) to the Universe. Qur’an shows Allah’s love for man as infinite and all-embracing: “And My Mercy embraces all things” (Surah Al-A`raf 7:156).

    Not a single creature is exempted from Allah’s bountiful grace and divine mercy. The beloved Prophet said, “When Allah created the creatures, He wrote in the Book, which is with Him over His Throne: “Verily, My Mercy prevailed over My Wrath.” (Al-Bukhari) He also said, “Allah has divided mercy into 100 parts, and He retained with Him 99 parts, and sent down to earth 1 part…

    Islamic Society
    The Multi-Dimensional Words of the Quran
    Sharif Arshad, New Age Islam

    The Multi-Dimensional Words of the Quran
    Sharif Arshad, New Age Islam

    In the light of the theories and philosophies involving word and meaning have evolved before intellectuals and writers, words should be put horizontally, vertically and flattened and then one should have a subjective and objective glance on them. Pure technical and academic pieces and the experiences of life should be honed on the waves of the words that emerge on the conscience of the exegetes. Such study of the Quran will be called scientific but unfortunately our oriental mind has been afraid of the word ‘scientific’ and scholars and exegetes forget the fact that explaining words of the poetry of great poets like Shakespeare, Tulsidas, Mirza Ghalib, Iqbal, Homer, Dante and Tagore has always been a gigantic task....

    Islamic Ideology

    Poetic and Philosophical Diction of the Quran Enhances the Intellectual Faculties of the Readers
    S. Arshad, New Age Islam

    Language is not only a tool for expression but also a tool for sharpening the mind. The more developed the language, the more developed are its speakers. That’s why the Japanese people developed scientifically in a short span of time because they have three scripts of writing and a very difficult language. Every Japanese child learns to master three scripts (Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji) to write Japanese language in comparison to one script of all the other languages in the world. People with simple language and alphabet have low mental capacity because their language does not require much mental effort for speaking or writing and therefore there is less scope of sharpening the brain. ...

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Women Get A Raw Deal Again: Muslim Personal Law Board Is Still Stuck In Shah Bano Time Warp as Its Opposition To Triple Talaq Bill Proves
    Arif Mohammad Khan

    So the question who will pay should be addressed to the personal law board as they still hold the same view as in 1986 and as late as last year they, through press articles, had expressed their dissatisfaction with the court rulings and had said that the judicial interpretation of the 1986 Act has resulted in sabotaging the gains of the Shah Bano agitation....

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    Islamic Ideology

    The Divine Gnosis and the Words of Great Sufis - Concluding Part
    Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam

    The first stage is Shariat where a believer studies the Quran and Sunnah and if he takes the right message out of his study, he can then be described as one travelling on the path known as Tariqat. Similarly Tariqat takes the Salik (traveller on the path of Sufism) to the Haqiqat and then to the fourth that is Marifat (gnosis). When a believer attains perfection in all these four stages, it is said he has become a Sufi or Wali (saint) and thereby acquiring the blessing of Allah Almighty.

    It is intelligible now that the relation between Shariat and Tariqat is as deeper as between the body and the spirit. The believers attain perfection by comprehending both Shariat and Haqiqat and act according to them. This is the essential education to which the Sufi saints and Friends of Allah [Auliya] guide.

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    Islamic Ideology

    The Divine Gnosis (Marifa’) and the Words of Great Sufis - Part-1
    Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam

    Succinctly defining ‘gnosis, the Sufi master Abul Qasim al-Qushayri said, “As per the Islamic scholars (Ulema), ‘gnosis’ (Ma’rifa) means knowledge (‘Ilm). Hence all knowledge is gnosis and all gnosis is knowledge. Every person who is cognizant of Allah (‘Arif) is a knower (‘Alim). However, according to the Sufi Masters, ‘Ma’rifa is the attribute of the person who is cognizant of Allah Almighty, His names and attributes. It is he who then puts his trust in Allah Almighty in his everyday behaviour and gets rid of his bad morals and transgressions. He then proceeds to reside at the door [of Allah’s mercy] with his heart striving constantly for the nearness of Allah, whereby he becomes beloved of Allah Almighty and trusts Him in everything he experiences in his entire life....

    Islamic Ideology

    Mistranslated and Misinterpreted Verses of the Quran
    S. Arshad, New Age Islam

    There are similar instances of misinterpretation and flawed translations of the Quran both in Urdu and English translations and commentaries. We can imagine that these translations and commentaries of prominent Muslim scholars might have influenced the translators of other languages and similar errors might have crept in their translations promoting un-Islamic and wrong beliefs among the followers of Islam and presenting a wrong picture among the non-believing students of Islam.....

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    'Make Revolutionary Changes in the Islamic Theology of Consensus to Fight Jihadism': Sultan Shahin Asks Muslim Nations at UNHRC in Geneva
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    Sixteen years after 9/11, the issue of Jihadi terrorism has become even more complex and widespread.

    First, though Jihadism is a violent offshoot of Wahhabism and Salafism, the international community has allowed the fountainhead of Wahhabi/Salafi ideology to continue to spend tens of billions of dollars to Wahhabise the world Muslim community.

    Second, we recently saw with horror, but without any protest from the international community, the sight of a UN-designated terrorist, with a ten-million-dollar bounty on his head, launch a political party and nominate another US-designated terrorist to contest democratic elections in Pakistan. Apparently, some countries can ignore UN directives with impunity.

    Third, the Muslim community has failed to grasp that Jihadism spread so rapidly around the world because at its core it is not very different from the theology of consensus that informs the religious beliefs and practices of all Muslim sects. That is why Jihadis are not impressed when we Muslims either proclaim that Islam is a religion of peace and pluralism or when we try to wash our hands off Jihadism by claiming that it has nothing to do with Islam. If we Muslims want to live as honourable citizens in the 21st century’s globalised world, we must rethink our consensus theology in all its dimensions and make revolutionary changes to bring it in line with the needs of present times....

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