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  • Naseer Saheb, I don’t think any amount of explanation, interpretation and contextualisation – and I have read many from Islamic scholars who want to present ...
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  • Histories are written by the victors. If we discard even Ibn Ishaq and Waqidi then there is no way to discover what the Meccans thought ...
    ( By C M Naim )
  • Our theology has codified the five pillars and the six articles of faith. Why has it failed to derive the principles of War from ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The source of Yunus sb's confusion is his misunderstanding of verse 91:8. He understands it as God inspiring both good and evil when it actually ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The hadith quoted by Arshad sb says that a person is not a momin when he is committing a sin which means that he is ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Dear Steve, Thanks for entering this site and posting your comment which only represents the popular opinion based on 'Islamic sources'. Unfortunately the 'Islamic sources' ....
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  • "Al-Bukhaari narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “No adulterer ...
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  • From the Qur'anic perspective all believing humans stand equal before God and will be judged on the basis of their deeds and taqwa. Thus, even ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The following is by Yunus sb. There are two grievously flawed statements reviewed below in Naseer Sb article re The ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • We started with an assumption that the marriage is invalid which makes the person zani, and ended up with the conclusion that such an assumption ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Not even asingle war by the prophet was defensive. Behind every war there was a ...
    ( By Steve )
  • Also learn from Israel on how to de-islamise sensitive pockets - such as settlements in West Bank - This methodology....
    ( By ShanBarani )
  • The BJP can learn from Israel on the subject of respecting Muslim cultural sensitivities but it would.. .
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • While our Prophet fought valiantly for the defense of Islam and for the defense of his followers against some ruthless....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • But one is called a zani only after the adultery not before it.
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  • Shahin sb, Please ask the two faced Islamic scholar to comment on the following: From the Qur'anic perspective all believing humans stand equal ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Royalj Read your comment again. Shia over sunny as prime-ministers. RoyalJ Whatever God you belive I don't care, for me ....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Shahin Sb, Can you please direct me to the laws or principles of literalism that force you to ignore verses 9:1 to 9:29 to understand the ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Naseer Saheb, "We do not talk about literalism or interpretation when we talk about the law books or the text books or the books of ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • Naseer Saheb, you know I want your thesis to become acceptable to the scholars as well as Muslim masses. It would be great if people ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • Hi Aayina, Did I speak about religion? I have given maximum praise to the great soul Abraham Lincoln, so that Madrasa teachers may take ...
    ( By Royalj )
  • Shahin sb, We do not talk about literalism or interpretation when we talk about the law books or the text books or the books of science. ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Servent leadears do not take media attention. Best servent leadears and their Bhakts will quote goodness from others scriptures ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Shahin Sb. This is for you An example of logically derived conclusion An adulterer can marry only another adulterer or a polytheist. (24:3)...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • @Naseer Ahmad and Arshad Well said. The involvement of Clergy is unwarranted today. God is in no need...
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • Polygamy cannot exist in civilized societies which uphold gender equality.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • The only message we can get out of the Quran is: "Do the right thing". God has given us...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Dear Royalji, Thanks for the compliments. I hope I come to deserve some of these qualities at least in timers to come...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • Shahin Sb, Read my comment By Naseer Ahmed - 1/16/2018 5:25:57 AM Show me where have I departed from the literal meanings and...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Naseer Saheb, I am told we are living in a dystopian world, though we have not quite reached the frightening level of George Orwell’s novel ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • Arshad sb, Marriage in Islam is a social contract. A court marriage is also valid. All that is required is...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Shahin Sb, Ask Yunus sb to post his comment under my article if he wants a response. I can...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Naseer sb says, if say a Muslim girl falls in love with a Mushrik boy, and elopes? Is the marriage valid? Yes, it is. There...
    ( By arshad )
  • Arshad sb, Your article is a classic case of the pitfalls of not taking the simple straight forward literal meaning and trying to interpret. If ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The scholar who wants to maintain his anonymity has sent me the following comment: There are two grievously flawed statements reviewed below in Naseer Sb ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَيَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَيُسَارِعُونَ فِي الْخَيْرَاتِ وَأُولَٰئِكَ مِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ (3:114) They believe in Allah and the Last Day; they enjoin....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Royalj, You have been all along trying to project Christianity and undermine Islam on this website. I can therefore ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Lincoln talk of Master and Slave, not relgion. All Relgion has tendency to see the humans that do not follow its ....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Ghulam Mohiyuddin, if you want accept Mutazilla than you have to accept their position that "Quran is man made" would you like to agree ....
    ( By Aayina )
  • God of Quran may have said Kafir to Muslim in Quran, but God of quran also forget the called Mushrikin Momin. This is pure hypocracy ....
    ( By Aayina )
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