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    “... And let not the hatred of a people who (once) obstructed you from (entering the) Sacred House, lead you to be hostile. Therefore, help each other to virtue and uprightness (taqwa), and do not collaborate with each other in sin and enmity. Heed God, and (remember,) God is severe in punishment” (5:2).

    “It may be that God will bring about love between you and those of them you (now) regard as your enemies. (Remember,) God is Able (to do anything) and God is Most Forgiving and Merciful (60:7). God does not forbid you to be virtuous and just to those who did not fight you over religion, nor drove you from your homelands. Indeed, God loves the just (60:8). God only forbids you to befriend those who fought against you over religion, and expelled you from your homelands, and backed (others) in your expulsion; and whoever befriends them – it is they who are unjust” (60:9).

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    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    The prime question which never gets asked either by the Choudarys or the Naiks and millions of other Muslims is that why they are being made targets of vilification. What else do they expect when in the 21st century, they want to implement an early medieval law? Do they think that the world will appreciate them when they advocate amputation for minor theft, when they have no law to tackle sexual assault or when they justify slavery by denying agency to women in all quarters of life? ...

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    His lectures had little to do with our syllabus, and included colourful, emotional sermons on the devilry of Hindus, Christians and Jews, as well as Sufis, Shias, Ahmadis, and whoever he considered to be heretics, polytheists and Kafirs....extreme reduction of Islam to a list of do’s and don’ts is a great corruption of our religion. Perhaps it is the real cause behind how Muslims are now split into so many hostile divisions with mutual hatred and enmity....

     
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    Abdus Sattar Edhi: ‘Almost a Saint’
    Rashid Samnakay, New Age Islam

    Abdus Sattar Edhi: ‘Almost a Saint’
    Abdus Sattar Edhi

    Malala Yousufzai from the same country, herself a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize was correct in saying that the Prize would have been too small a thing for him. Yet one assumes that Edhi would have accepted it mainly for the financial gift that came with it, it in order to put it in use for the Edhi Foundation and thus for the benefit of Pakistani nation....

    Islamic Ideology

    There isn’t a subject on which the Ahadith do not mislead vis-à-vis the clear message of the Quran whether it is war, divorce, female witnessing, inheritance, or even the hajj. In this article, we discuss one Hadith which is causing the greatest damage and is truly satanic in its scope. Consider the following Hadith:

    The Tafseer of Ibn Kathir on verses 2:191 to 193 and 8:36 to 8:38 quotes a Hadith collected in the two Sahihs in which the Prophet (pbuh) is alleged to have said:

    «أُمِرْتُ أَنْ أُقَاتِلَ النَّاسَ، حَتَّى يَقُولُوا: لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ، فَإِذَا قَالُوهَا عَصَمُوا مِنِّي دِمَاءَهُمْ وَأَمْوَالَهُمْ، إِلَّا بِحَقِّهَا، وَحِسَابُهُمْ عَلَى اللهِ عَزَّ وَجَل»

    (I was commanded to fight against the people until they proclaim, `There is no deity worthy of worship except Allah.' If and when they say it, they will preserve their blood and wealth from me, except for its right (Islamic penal code), and their reckoning is with Allah, the Exalted and Most Honoured.)"...

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Islamist Editors are Indeed Radicalising Indian Muslims
    Tufail Ahmad

    I cited from research by Delhi-based reformist Islamic writer Sultan Shahin saying that 18,000 Muslims from India went to Turkey to fight for the Ottoman Caliphate in the 1920s when there was no internet. Without refuting Sultan Shahin's research, Zafarul Islam launched an abusive attack on Shahin, describing him as a person with "dubious connections." It is criminal to accuse someone of something "dubious" without citing at least one reason. But perhaps his Islam teaches Zafarul Islam to do so.


    Sultan Shahin has written: "Even historical fiction written by 20th century Urdu novelist Nasim Hijazi, for instance, can be taken as a call for jihad, far more effective than any overt Jihadi literature."[xix] In the Friday Times, Lahore-based academic Raza Naeem wrote: "Nasim Hijazi, the writer of Urdu potboilers glorifying such foreign conquerors as Muhammad bin Qasim and Hajjaj bin Yousaf [both of whom planned the invasion of India by Muhammad bin Qasim in 712 CE as a result of which all native civilisations and ways of living have been wiped out from Balochistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan for ever]."...

    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    Most Muslims Don’t Really Believe That the Quran Is the Word of God
    Asif Merchant, New Age Islam

    I think The Prophet wanted Muslims to read and understand the Book, re-interpreting it in changing circumstances, so that it would always remain a Living Guide to help us better the quality of our lives, and the lives of everyone on the planet….

    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Bangladesh: Death of a Promise
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Bangladesh: Death of a Promise
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Much like India, Bangladesh is a study in promise. It’s a promise of charting out an alternative history beyond the confines of narrow religious nationalism. And a promise to live out a multicultural and multi-religious existence. Bangladesh stands for everything which is the opposite of Pakistan: narrow bigoted nationalism build on the idea Islam exhausts all the identities which a South Asian Muslim possess. ...

    Spiritual Meditations
    The Psychology of Denial
    Robert J. Burrowes, New Age Islam

    The Psychology of Denial
    Robert J. Burrowes, New Age Islam

    This fear/delusion combination arises because, in the emotional sense, the person probably does have 'very little'. If a person is denied their emotional needs as a child, they will often learn to regard material possessions as the only measure of value in the quality of their life. And because material possessions can never replace an emotional need, no amount of material wealth can ever feel as if it is 'enough'....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Urdu Dailies, Too, Not Internet Alone That's Radicalising Indian Muslims
    Tufail Ahmad

    While the internet has indeed emerged as the conveyor of jihadist content, it is not the primary source of radicalisation. Noted social reformer Sultan Shahin has pointed out that nearly a century ago when there was no internet, about 18,000 Muslims left their homes and jobs in India to fight for the Ottoman Caliphate in Turkey.....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Who Killed Amjad Sabri?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Who Killed Amjad Sabri?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Amjad Sabri’s murder is not just the murder of a singer. It is the murder of an idea and of a practice which for centuries together has remained an essential ingredient of being a south Asian Muslim. It is a murder of fusion: of lifestyles, cultures, sharing and peaceful coexistence. Mere condemnation is not going to do. It must become an opportunity for deeper soul searching within the Muslim community...

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