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  • The basis and inseparable principle of Islam is the followers of Non-Arabic religions are Khafirs. As long as Khafir concept is exist, No ...
    ( By dr.A.Anburaj )
  • Hats Off's venom has always been directed more at moderate Muslims...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Although we do not want to join the Ahmadi sect we should certainly try to learn what makes them better exemplars of peacefulness...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • i know. you are one of the most moderate muslims since the prophet.....
    ( By hats off! )
  • To Mohmmad Rofiq. First I wish Mr sultan Shahin forward this to you. Indonesia and Malaysia ....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Historical Krishna or Mohmmad paigamber cannot be my ideal even Swami Ramdas says. This both had gave enough blunders in human life...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Article writer hiding its identity which tells thousand word how this Abrhamic tradition is hollow of non-violence had no example to ....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Abhrahmic violence technology is best why to use Dharmic relgions Non-violence notion when Abrhamic tradition and its God had establish it'd hegemony on ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • I do not need any anti-venom to spurn your hateful activity in this forum.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • so your anti-venom is just like snake-oil.'
    ( By hats off! )
  • The venom spewers are just a distraction here. The would fit in nicely in any apostate website.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • mr ghulam mohiyuddin comes to this forum to "spew" his anti-venom?
    ( By hats off! )
  • Iran and Saudi Arabia are equally to blame for the winds of war in the Middle East. We should condemn both equally.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Excellent article! Let us hope Malaysians heed it.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Islamophobics will always deny the existence of Islamophobia just as the worst racists deny the existence of racism. One's own....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hats Off's bitter hate for Islam makes him blind to the whole person and the sum total of his achievements and makes him paint ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • yeah! caravan raiding is so generous. just like taking sex slaves is. also it was really generous of the prophet to to reserve....
    ( By hats off! )
  • Jehadi ideology has to be defeated. Using the holy platform of the mosque to spread such an ideology must be prohibited. Exposure...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • I am hopeful Allah is with me." Zakir Musa. I would be very surprised if Allah is with you and your retrogressive ideas....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Comments of the PAS President and Hats Off are equally simplistic but the latter's comment is also mean-spirited.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • To fix the me and other you have to fix your "Quran" first which has highest notion of me and other on nearly every page.' ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • This is what happens when Urbanisim, and mordernity was imposed on the Tribal India. I am against of all this public place encroachment but we need ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • PAS President Tells Leaders, Politicians to Emulate Prophet Muhammad's Style of Leadership" that should be fine. now they all can start ghazwas, get mal-e-ghanimat....
    ( By hats off! )
  • Speaking up against anti-Semitism and against jihadism is always good but Hats Off has to demur because for him nothing....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • No where does it say in the Quran that men are not allowed to use their God-given intelligence....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • a full blown case of the "no true scotsman...."
    ( By hats off! )
  • Instead of blaming others, Pakistan's educational system should strive to eradicate all impediments to scientific....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hats Off's comment is totally inappropriate. The article speaks of all fanciful aggrandizements of one's past propagated by ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Struggling to defend the indefensible.
    ( By Ramachandrannair Kazhipurath )
  • but of course! muslims can keep yakking off about the nasty golden age of....
    ( By hats off! )
  • Courage to Chart New Paths" That is exactly what Islam needs today. How deeply or...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • I don't agree with fear of islam equivalent to hatred of muslims because there are many types of muslims some are liberal and fundamentalist....
    ( By krishna )
  • Festivals which are conducted once in a year shall be tolerated.But on a daily or weedly basis show of strength should be banned. Public roads ...
    ( By dr.A.Anburaj )
  • It's Muslim arrogance that to separate place for worship and living, for highly populated India. The technology...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Whats the point of Article. Only one thing can be learn how to be cruel to be just, and give inspiration to hardliners to kill....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Denial of God is fundamental right, if person believes it. Looking at miserable situations of millions, especially when one minority ....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Potrait of Jinahh must remain in the hall, it's irrational demand of BJP goons. They reflect the historical fact that all political leadear had been ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • To Gulam Ghus Siddique. You showed the all grammatical need, other than it is hard to tell the intentions. Even keeping the word same meaning can be ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Assalamaulakum Janab sawal-Kya phone par ijajat dene s nikha ho jata h'
    ( By Abdul wahab )
  • "All this can only deteriorate further unless we all demand that faith becomes strictly a personal matter out of the public domain – FOR EVERYBODY." I ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
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    Thus striking down triple divorce as unconstitutional or holding it un-Islamic in itself will not help. We must educate people and the Board must ensure that all divorces henceforth happen as per the Quranic procedure. The best solution to remove the menace of triple divorce under the Hanafi School is to order the incorporation of an explicit condition in the Nikahnama that there shall be no instant triple divorce and the wife too will have a right to divorce....

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    In the perception of many Americans who are, if anything, more afraid of Islam today than before, the Sharia Law is inhuman and a threat to American civilization and must be banned. The perception, based on Islamophobic literature is reinforced by ISIS’s justification of its horrendous crimes by the Sharia Law of Islam. The American Muslims on the other hand glorify Sharia Law of Islam as a treasure-chest of noble rulings, without realizing that in the hands of the terror outfits and their ideologues of this era it has lost all its nobility and became an evil institution that is justifiably dreaded and abhorred by the lay Americans...

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    The Qur’an as a whole, including all of its aspects and traits, is a miracle that no one other than God can compose. Emphasising the eloquence of Qur’an essentially reduces it to a literary masterpiece or a work of art. This is far from the whole purpose of the Qur’an. The Book is certainly a literary miracle, but that should be thought of as a secondary feature and a by-product of the real theme of God’s Book. Furthermore, the Qur’an is a miracle for all mankind, in all places and at all times...

     
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    A lot of people have misunderstandings about Tasawwuf. Many think that it is something beyond Quran and Sunnah. Errant Sufis as well as superficial Ulema, although on the opposite ends of the spectrum, are together in holding this mistaken notion. Consequently the first group has shunned the Quran and Hadith while the second group has shunned Tasawwuf....

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    Men Deny Women Equality, Not the Qur’an
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    Women scholars taught judges and imams, issued Fatwas, and travelled to distant cities. Some made lecture tours across the Middle East. Qur’an’s message of equality resonated in the teaching that women and men have been created from a single self and is each other’s guides who have the mutual obligation to enjoin what is right and to forbid what is wrong....

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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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