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  • Why should muslims in Europe, be treated better than Christians in muslim countries ?....
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  • but it is not settled in islamic texts whether critical thinking may be brought to bear on the Holy Qur'an...
    ( By hats off! )
  • whatever mr. ghulam mohiyuddin quotes from shakespear is also exactly applicable...
    ( By hats off! )
  • Neither do we blame Hats Off for hating his father's religion but we have all the sympathy for him as it is most probably ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • indonesian khilafah forum... 
    ( By indah )
  • @Ajoy Chakra tum islam se nafrat karty ho to batao hindu hi dangy kyu katy hai.
    ( By ShuAib Malik )
  • @Shuaib Malik Islam was spread from Arabia and wahabi from Saudi Arabia.!?ridiculous!
    ( By Mehraj Udin )
  • @Mehraj Udin Islam was spread by Sufis globally and Terrorism is spread by Wahabis globally. Islam originated 1400 years ago ....
    ( By ShuAib Malik )
  • @mehraj...wahabiyat failany ke liye America award zaroor de raha hai Saudiya ko. Yemen Syria Iraq Afganistan ke musalmano ko maar ke. ....
    ( By ShuAib Malik )
  • World's most Advanced Religion & for tht, those advanced religious people killed Millions of innocent people.
    ( By Rajkamal Kashyap )
  • Non Muslims one writer H. Muhammad ka kya bigaara thaa?....
    ( By Rajkamal Kashyap )
  • Not to the Editor: How did a post referring to Islam as "religion....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • It is not a question of "owning" scriptural medievalism. It is a question of disowning obsolete injunctions.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hats Off sees this as "toxic influence of organized religion" because that is the...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Muslims are killing Muslim atheists. Hindus are killing Hindu atheists. South Asian countries....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • ndoctrination is not the purpose of education. True education imparts the power of critical thinking.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • @Muhammad Shah Rukh agar islam talwar ke zore pe aya hai tow yeh jo roze hazaro non muslim musalman ....
    ( By Quyoom Pala )
  • Bijay Choudhary agar etne he samejdar ho tow behter hai musalman banja
    ( By Quyoom Pala )
  • The word kafar and its meaning is itself inhuman.
    ( By Prashant Kurundodi )
  • Mehraj Udin And their secularism is killing Hindus and Sikhs from Afganistan to Bangladesh !!'
    ( By Ajoy Chakra )
  • All muslim countries are secular except Saudi Arabia and Iran. .....
    ( By Mehraj Udin )
  • @Iqbal Husain My non - muslim friends who stay in middle east, are not allowed....
    ( By Ajoy Chakra )
  • Ajoy Chakra please provide statistics excluding those countries ravaged by colonial devastation. like ....
    ( By Iqbal Husain )
  • Ghulam Mohiyuddin wah kya firqi mare hei. ..modi tuje man of the match award zaroor denga! !!???'
    ( By Mehraj Udin )
  • denounce all innocent killings in the name of religion weather it is killing by ISIS or by Iran and Russia ....
    ( By Mehraj Udin )
  • Mohd. is not a blessing but a curse to mankind for bringing this terror loving...
    ( By Vidash Dalmotra )
  • Apka Pura Lekh para, Bahut hi accha laga, mere paas apki tarif main shabd nahi hai. vaise main Bareilly (U.P.) ka hoon. aur apki jankari ...
    ( By Amit Agarwal )
  • Apka Pura Lekh para, Bahut hi accha laga, mere paas apki tarif main shabd nahi hai. vaise main Bareilly...
    ( By Amit Agarwal )
  • this is the fate of any religion that venerates hallucinating misfits as prophets....
    ( By hats off! )
  • just as you should wonder why muslims never own their textual and scriptural gaffes.'
    ( By hats off! )
  • so it seems after all mr.ghulam mohiyuddin is waking up to the toxic influence of organized....
    ( By hats off! )
  • American CIA has caused the destabilization of the middle east to cause a refugee crisis in the western states! Obama and the CIA director were ...
    ( By Mikelee )
  • If Gita is used in bad aspect it can be more brutal and violent than Quran, but hang on it will be not happen with ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • I have perse nothing against Islam but I have a huge issue with countries who are using it to settle their scores killing thousands without ...
    ( By Anil Kumar Sharma )
  • Its uppercaste loyal to sanghpariwar who hates muslims from core of their heart.. because muslims has successfully ....
    ( By Md Shamim Siddiqui )
  • Silence is the best reply to a fool"Hazrat Ali"....
    ( By Aamirr Sohail )
  • Among the most interesting and perplexing aspects of...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Promotion of liberal attitudes, personal freedoms and free speech would be a blessing for the Muslim society.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • wonder how many Muslims feel ashamed and embarrassed every time the AIMPLB opens its mouth.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • She speaks the truth!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    The Supreme Court of India Has the Opportunity to Enforce the True Islamic Law on Divorce for Justice’s Sake
    Tahir Mahmood

    If Saira Bano’s plea, now before the Supreme Court, is accepted, there will be nothing “un-Islamic” about it. On the contrary, the court would be enforcing the true Islamic law on divorce and answering the Quran’s call for absolute justice and fairness in society.....

    Islamic Sharia Laws

    The relevant Quranic verses pertaining to divorce is verse 2:229-30 which opens with Al-Talaqu-Marratan which means 'divorce may be pronounced twice.' Maulana Usmani opines that the word 'marratan' itself implies a gap of time between the two pronouncements of divorce. It is during this period that attempts at arbitration and reconciliation have to be made. After this period, if the differences cannot be resolved, a final and irrevocable third Talaq is to be pronounced, for it has been said that a woman must either be retained in honour or released in kindness.....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    The Sharia Law that governs traditional Islam is rooted in the legal opinions established by a group of Muslim jurists during about 150 to 250 years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad and is a varied sort according to different schools of thought. The majority – some 65 percent – of Muslims is Sunnis and they generally follow Hanafi and Shafii laws. There are more than six thousand Sharia laws in each of the Hanafi and Shafii Law books. Another point we need to note is that this Law draws on the Quran in a miniscule way that is rigid and non-contextual. Its main source is the Hadith literature, which is overtly and overwhelmingly biased against women....

    Islam and Politics

    Bizarre Response of a Section of Indian Muslims to the Historical Sufi Declaration of Peace, Pluralism and Moderation
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    Islamic scholar and journalist Dr. Zafar ul-Islam Khan writes in The Milli Gazette: “Delhi’s Sufi Conference is seen as a conspiracy to pit Indian Muslims against one another…. Barelvis have been apolitical traditionally while Deobandis were active in politics even during the struggle against the Britishers. A section of Barelvis has now joined hands with BJP while many others maintain a distance from it….”This is a bizarre argument. Not to speak of the so-called Barelvis, all those who profess and practice the universal and egalitarian Sufi message are indisputably ‘apolitical Muslims.’ They don’t challenge any regime. What ‘politics’ can one see in the Sufi endeavour to stress the Islamic message of universal brotherhood, multiculturalism and pluralism, at a critical time when the world is facing terrorist strikes almost daily in the name of Islam? Isn’t it the duty of all Muslims to counter extremism and protect the image of Islam? -----

    Islamic Society

    The environment in madrasas with their strict “Islamic” dress code, segregated classes and restrictions on personal freedoms promote insularity and separateness that is the antithesis of modernity. Co-education is banned in all madrasas run by the Uttar Pradesh Board of Madrasa Education; even in states where there's no blanket ban, mixed classes are discouraged and women face huge pressure to follow “Islamic” practices.....

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    RESTRUCTURING MADRASA EDUCATION: Muslim Opponents of India’s 'Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act' are Enemies of Indian Muslims

    Books and Documents

    India Is Already A Shariah-Compliant State In The Matters Of Marriage, Divorce, Re-Marriage, Inheritance, Court Witnesses, Waqf, Gender Relations
    Tufail Ahmad for New Age Islam

    (Excerpts from this Book Release speech is posted exclusively on NewAgeIslam.com)

    My mind has been focused on ideological questions: especially, the ideology of jihadism – or its soft version called Islamism which survives in the social and legal mainstream of free societies such as India. India is already a Shariah-compliant state in the matters of marriage, divorce, re-marriage, inheritance, court witnesses, Waqf, gender relations, etc. I ponder over how ideas coalesce into ideologies and rule over people's minds. For example, it takes a single Islamic cleric to shut up an entire village of Muslims. So, at issue is not the vast majority of Muslims, but the single cleric and his set of ideas, or his ideology that is consequential on a mass scale. Some argue that a fatwa is merely an Islamic opinion but for the vast majority of devout Muslims, it is more effective than a court order; it impacts their lives; and as a promise to God, it is consequential in their daily lives.

    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    Islamic Reformation: Assumed To Be the Remedy for a Fundamentalist Islam behind the Conservative Salafi Brand As Well As the Jihadist
    Sami Zubaida

    Adherence to religion among Muslims in their majority countries and in Western Diasporas is commonly based on affiliations and sentiments that do not favour liberal reformism. In much of the Muslim world, the precarious conditions of security and livelihood for many drive people to seek protection in communal networks of kin, tribe and patronage, in which religious authority plays an important role. Patriarchy and communal authoritarianism are buttressed by religious rules and disciplines. Mosques, madrasas and charities, many financed by Saudi donations and personnel reinforce these communalist formations. While many Salafis are not violent militants, these ideas and institutions do mutate into Jihadism: the Taliban were initially the product of Saudi financed madrasas in Pakistan.....

    Interfaith Dialogue

    One has to penetrate and go deep to search the truth. And it is same to search the world outside as looking one’s own inside. The passage may be difficult but to do that you need a ‘leader’ and the right passion: Ishq (true love). Truth does not make one behave like the ignorant clergy do. It brings humility rather than arrogance.....

    Islamic Society

    Madrassas And Militancy
    Mumtaz Ahmad

    ...The National Action Plan, announced by the prime minister to combat extremism and terrorism in the country, makes two points about madrassas: to register and regulate them and to introduce curriculum reform. While very few people will disagree with the first point — the imperative need for the registration of madrassas and transparency of their funding sources — we are not quite sure about the causal relationships between madrassa curriculum on the one hand and extremism and terrorism, on the other.

     
    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Wahhabi Impact: Influence of Wahhabi Islam on the Indian Muslim community is growing
    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    The influence of Wahhabi Islam in the Indian Muslim community started growing around this period. Indian Muslims have a long tradition of Sufi Islam or what is called the Barelvi tradition. A milder form of Wahhabism exists in the subcontinent in the form of the Deoband theological school, which commands a large following but has always coexisted with other forms of Islamic traditions. This has made Islamic practices in India dynamic and syncretic. No wonder then that many sections of the Muslim community have resisted the strict code of conduct and practice of a “puritanical” religion advocated by the Wahhabis……

    Islam and Spiritualism

    How Best the World’s Sufi Scholars Can Strengthen Muslim Community’s Response against Religious Extremism: Action Points!
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

     “The event, which is being organised by the All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board, will showcase India’s Islamic heritage that rejects violence and supports inclusivity”...... Sufism could be a strong counter to the IS troopers as it never pursues political power or tries to change social structures. Instead, Sufism stands for multiplicity, tolerance, acceptance and love”.

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    A Mimetic Religiosity: Reflections On Pakistan's Women Protection Bill
    Maryam Sakeenah, New Age Islam

    Addressing the issue of the revival of slavery as ‘Islamic’, Michael Perez writes, ‘…we must refuse the position that limits our contemporary ethical horizons. To do so, we can take the Prophet’s statements against slavery as our contemporary responsibility… Such a perspective is critical today… Muslims have a role to play in the elaboration of Islam, and push forth a future in which slavery is no longer a question.’

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Is The Quran One Solution to Terror? Does Quran forbid Muslims to enter into friendly relationships and alliances with non-Muslims?
    Kabir Helminski

    It has sometimes been asserted that the Quran forbids Muslims to enter into friendly relationships and alliances with non-Muslims. What is the truth of this? This assertion is based on a misunderstanding of a verse that tells the Muslims of Muhammad’s time not to take as allies those who oppose their religion. The general principle established throughout the Qur’an is that the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims should be based on peace and fairness. ...

    Islam and Human Rights

    We also affirm that every human person has the right and duty to seek truth and to follow his or her conscience, and, in a similar vein, assert that seeking truth is something inherent to human dignity. It is important to firmly stress that change of one’s religion resulting from following of one’s conscience is also an integral part of the exercise of the right to religious freedom.

    Islamic Personalities

    He said following the Prophet was loving Allah, the most forgiving and merciful. He said one of the titles of the Prophet was Habibullah, the beloved of God. He said in Rumi the love of the Prophet was a large concept. He gave many examples in which Rumi had praised the Prophet using beautiful metaphors, one of which was the incomparable pearl. He said according to Rumi, we had idols in our hearts; if we loved the Prophet, we would be able to free our hearts of all the idols.....

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    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam
    If Islam Means Peace, Why Is Much Of Its Theology Soaked In Hatred, Humiliation, Offensive War?
    Sultan Shahin, New Age Islam

    Among many factors, social, economic, political, psychological, the one common feature is a brainwashing of vulnerable people on the basis of a supremacist, xenophobic, intolerant, exclusivist and totalitarian Jihadi theology. This is a blatant misuse of Islam, a spiritual path to salvation, that 1.6 billion Muslims believe, teaches peace, pluralism, co-existence and good neighbourliness.

     But there has to be a reason why jihadi ideology has gained acceptance so quickly; why fatwas issued by reputed moderate scholars prove so ineffective? How are Jihadis able to create a 100 percent certainty in the minds of some Muslims that violence against innocent people, including Muslims, whom they consider infidel, will please God and lead them to heaven?

     Clearly we Muslims need to rethink some basic features of our theology. Success of jihadism lies in the fact that, at its core, the jihadi theology is not very different from the consensus theology of all other schools of Islamic thought. For instance, jihadists are able to misuse the intolerant, xenophobic, war-time verses of the holy Quran, as Muslims believe that all verses, regardless of the context, are of universal applicability. Indeed, the Islamic theology of consensus, taught in all madrasas, says that Quran is uncreated, meaning that it is just an aspect of God; and so, divine like God Himself.....

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