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  • Ghau sb. says, "My suggestion for the Muslim world is that Muslim scholars should solve the problem of such muslims leaving the religion, rather than going ...
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  • The question of interpretation would arise only when the text is not clear. For you to take one such interpretation and call it "the ...
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  • Naseer sb.,Nobody should be forced to fight in a war which is sectarian. Why should polytheists fight a war in the cause of monotheism? ...
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  • Naseer sb. does not want to answer my questions so he has now started a campaign of lies and calumny and calls me an ...
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  • The supposedly reform-minded Crown Prince has turned out to be a ruthless despot.
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  • The Prime Minister of Pakistan's retrogressive agenda is as glaring as that of the Prime Minister of India.
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  • Sultan Shahin sahib, You know it well. It is popular view that since the early days of Islam the Muslim ummah have held the view that Muslims ...
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  • Dear Ghulam Ghaus Saheb, you say "This is the basic Islamic principle upon which the idea of non-compulsion is built, guaranteeing religious freedom for all non-Muslims...." Does ...
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  • Things are clear now. The Arabic lines quoted in my previous comment imply that there are conflicting reports about Ahkam Al-Quran being the book of Ibn ...
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  • Naseer Saheb, you are right, there are two ibn-e-Arabis. One Mohiyuddin and another Abu Bakr. Mohiyuddin is the mystic Ibn-e-Arabi who is considered Sheikhul Akbar.  But the ...
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  • The tafsir by Muhiyddin Muhammad Ibn Arabi is simply called "Tafsir Ibn Arabi". The tafsir by Abu Bakr Ibn al-'Arabi is called "Ahkam ul Quran.I have not ...
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  • Please have a look at this which talks about reality of Tafsir attributed to Ibn Arabi Abu Bakr. There are conflicting reports. Anyway, the tafsir of ...
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  • Ahkam al-Quran 4 Volumes - Hardcover – 2008 by Ibn al-Arabi. Abu Bakr https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ahkam-al-Quran-4-Volumes/dp/B00DTAQPE8
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  • @Miss Kaniz Fatma, You asked the question “Did Akbar become so secular because it was best for expansion of his kingdom?”   Naseer sb answered you.   I would like to add what I ...
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  • Naseer sb, How have you come to know that I am “apparently mistaking one for the other”? From where have you learnt that Ahkam al-Quran belongs to ...
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  • There are two different Ibn Al-Arabi. Ghaus sb is apparently mistaking one for the other. The Maliki scholar who wrote ahkam ul Quran Abu Bakr Ibn ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Does anybody talk about interpreting a text book no matter on what subject? Why do we not talk about interpreting text books? If it ...
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  • Ghaus Sb,If you have the original quote him and tell us what he says.If you say Ibn-Arabi didn't say it, leave him and respond ...
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  • GM sb,Ask those people whether they would have preferred paying zakat and compulsory military duty for all able bodied males instead of Jiziya and ...
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  • @Naseer sb, You did not quote the original text of Ibn Arabi from Ahkam Al-Quran.
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • GM sb the hypocritical apostate, heaps calumny on the Quran by misquoting it. If he has anything meaningful to say on the subject he ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Ghaus Sb,   The events as per the Quran, the instructions as per the Quran and every act of the Prophet (pbuh) is in accordance with the ...
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  • Naseer sb. says, "says that the polytheists who were not guilty of any wrongdoing and covered by 9:4 had the right to retain their ...
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  • Naseer sb. plays with words like "interpretation" and "meaning" in order to keep himself from understanding what the progressive Muslims are saying. He wants ...
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  • Naseer saheb has no answers to what I had posted so he is back practicing his obnoxious takfiri! He is not ashamed to ascribe ...
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  • Ghaus Sb,Ibn Al-Arabi is not the only one who quotes the cited hadith to say that the polytheists had no option but to accept ...
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  • @Kaniz Fatma, The hadith “I have been commanded to fight the people [some specific people] until they say there is no god but Allah” was specifically meant ...
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  • I have no interest in interpretations. I am only concerned with the meaning. I have my methodology to ascertain the correct meaning of every ...
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  • Naseer sb, You must have got wrong understanding from Ibn Arabi’s Ahkam al-Quran. Have you studied Ahkam al-Quran properly or simply copied its translation from anywhere? Ibn Arabi was ...
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  • GM Sb,If you find the Quran not the speech of Allah, and its claims false, why do you then cling onto Islam?By definition you ...
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  • He is not referring to kafirs. Magians were not kafirs and  most of those who produced spurious Hadiths were Muslims, not Magians.
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  • Naseer sb.,Read Abdullah Saeed's "Reading the Qur'an in the Twenty-First Century: A Contextualist Approach," and, "Interpreting the Qur'an: Towards a Contemporary Approach," and Ebrahim ...
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  • Naseer sb.,By not replying directly to my post of December 13 you have again shown your devious methodology.The four points that you raise have ...
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  • A worthy tribute from Ramachandra Guha to Prof. Mushir ul Hasan.
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  • "Iranian Activist, Narges Mohammadi, Sentenced To 16 Years in Prison"There is no difference between Iranian Ayatollahs and Saudi Wahhabis when it comes to dishing out ...
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    Rajmohan Gandhi
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    Ironically, most Muslims argue that those who are regular in prayer and spend in charity (2:3) are the Muttaqin and will receive the guidance of the Qur’an (2:2). Such an interpretation shifts emphasis from Taqwa to prayer and charity and transforms the din of Islam from one that is designed to promote Taqwa to one that is devoted to prayer and charity (2:4). The Qur’an clarifies the primary role of Taqwa in the concluding verse of the passage (2:5):“the Muttaqin are on true guidance from God.” Across it text, the Qur’an repeatedly declares: it is “guidance and counsel for the Muttaqin” (3:138); it is “counsel for the Muttaqin” (24:34)….

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    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    It allows for an exit when the marriage breaks down but only under certain conditions. In Islam, marriage is a solemn contract (Meesaaqan Ghaleeza) and both parties have equal rights to revoke this covenant in accordance with Quranic procedure if the other party breaches it. Talaq is expected to be exercised only under extenuating circumstances.

    It allows for an exit when the marriage breaks down but only under certain conditions. The Talaq-e-Sunnah, the only form approved by the Prophet, as an elaborate procedure that spreads over three months and it is only after the completion of the third month that marital relationship ceases. It is of two types: Talaq-i- Ahsan (most proper divorce) and Talaq-i-Hasan (proper divorce).....

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    The Quran Is the Perfect, Infallible Word of God, Even If All the Muslims Misunderstand It
    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    Islamic theology is mostly un-Islamic and needs extensive reform of a fundamental nature. It is full of utter nonsense. It is not very much different from what the extremists believe which is why it can never effectively counter them. To give you an example, in Islamic theology, kafir has come to mean a non-Muslim which is not the meaning of the word in the Quran at all. Now if you read the Quran giving the word such a meaning, and when this word in its various grammatical forms appears in the Quran more than 300 times, you can imagine the havoc it plays with the meaning of the Quran! What is the solution? The solution is to show exactly what meaning the Quran gives to this word with the help of the Quranic verses. Is that possible? It is possible to very precisely define what it means and what it does not mean after which the Quran reads very differently and makes very good sense. With the wrong meaning it sounds absolutely grotesque. By changing the meaning of one word, the word of God can be transformed into the word of Satan.....

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    Can We Trust Our Common Sense?
    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    Can We Trust Our Common Sense?
    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    While the Quran may be a Book that makes things clear, the Muslims could still deviate from the Quran for narrow political interests, bigotry and parochialism that is common among the religious right in every religion. The reason that Muslims have many erroneous concepts is because of their theology which is based on the Ahadith and not on the Quran. The Ahadith differ from the Quran on every subject. The Ahadith were compiled two centuries after the death of the Prophet and its sole purpose appears to have been to bend Islam to the needs of powerful interest groups. A person who is first indoctrinated in the Ahadith will view through glasses that distort the truth and will not find the truth….

    Muslims and Islamophobia
    Islamophobia and its Effects in USA
    Imam Shamshad A. Nasir, New Age Islam

    Islamophobia and its Effects in USA
    Imam Shamshad A. Nasir, New Age Islam

    If all the Americans, Europeans and others, sincerely desire to uproot Terrorism across the globe then all those  Political Powers must stop immediately  funding them and do not provide any kind of  ammunition to them. These are the only ways to stop Islamophobia here and there....

     
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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Defeating Islamism and Jihadism: Evolve a New Theology of Peace, Pluralism and Gender justice, Sultan Shahin asks Muslim States at UNHRC in Geneva
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    A War on Terror has been raging for 17 years now but we are no closer to defeating Islamist terror. Jihadism continues to attract Muslim youth. This is because the world has not paid enough attention to the ideology of Islamism and Jihadism.

    Mainstream Muslims have considered Islam a spiritual path to salvation, one of the many. Islam aims at reforming society for a peaceful, harmonious, pluralist existence. However, due to certain historical factors, the theology and jurisprudence of Islam that evolved in the 8th and 9th centuries (CE), present Islam as a political, totalitarian ideology of supremacism, xenophobia, intolerance and gender discrimination. It is this theology of violence, exclusivism and world-domination that is taught in madrasas and sustains Islamism. But despite the Islamist violence against peaceful Muslims and non-Muslims alike, the community is still not focussed on the need for evolving a counternarrative of Islam.

     It is imperative that Muslim countries that have signed the UN Charter look into the issue urgently and work towards developing a new theology of peace, pluralism and gender justice. While several countries like Morocco and now Saudi Arabia appear to be moving in this direction, the one country that has made a solid contribution is Turkey. In a decade-long exercise 100 Turkish scholars have managed to limit the number of authentic ahadith to just 1600, out of over 10,000, and provide each hadith with context and suitable interpretation. This book of authentic Hadith has been provided to all mosques in Turkey but I hope it is made available to the global Muslim community in their own languages as soon as possible.

    Allama Iqbal, a poet-philosopher of the South Asian sub-continent had called for the reconstruction of religious thought in Islam almost a hundred years ago. Let us at least start working on it now....

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