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  • I have just gone through GGS “Refutation of Jihadists’ Understanding of the Hadith, ‘I Was Commanded to Fight the People until They Testify that ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Thanks Hats Off for exposing the farcical nature of the discussion that Ghulam Mohiyuddin carried out.....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Verse 2:282 is not transactional, it is advisory....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The satanical hadith has influenced many scholars and even Kanzul Iman to misinterpret the Quran....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Calling me Uncle Tom is consistent with Naseer saheb's habit of making ad hominem attacks....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • "GM sb has stood the test and can be awarded the "Uncle Tom" prize for this century."..
    ( By Lol )
  • बार बार अलग अलग शहरों के नाम बदलने से अच्छा है है कि पूरी पृथ्वी का नाम ही "दिन दयाल गोला" रख दो.'
    ( By हामीद अंसारी )
  • That there are so called educated people who believe in miracles in this day even when shown the physical...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • @Krishnaprosad Bain you have rightly pointed out that it is strictly forbidden to practice evil activity outside marriage. now the people hav
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • The readers must know that “there is no compulsion in the DIN (Religion)” is binding for all time to come. I have covered this topic in ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Hats Off, CAIR membership includes the full spectrum of American Muslim opinion from the most conservative to the most progressive. Your bellyache about CAIR is ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Newageislam.com has posted a speech which talks about implications of the hadith often misunderstood by jihadists and their hidden followers. This has been shown to ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Nasee sb., Thank you for giving us your surmise in the last paragraph of your comment. As anyone can see, it is far more bizarre ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • It is actually satanic mind which wrongly interprets the Quran and ahadith. It is satanic mind which in the name of the Quranic verse 9:5 ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Naseer sb, now says that women are easier to confuse. If that was so, it was because of socio-cultural causes. Would God want to perpetuate ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • But Trump and his son-in-law Jared will stand firmly with the Saudis.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • The Crown Prince's regime has turned out to be even more regressive and repressive than what existed before.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • There is money and power for the clergy in keeping sectarianism alive.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • What defined the Khwarij? It is their definition of Kafir. There were no Khwarij during the Prophet’s (pbuh) times and there were no ahadith ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Why have I never heard of Thumal before? Am I the only person? She should be more famous as she is obviously important here.'
    ( By Saadiya Khan )
  • Let those who who profess knowledge of the Quran answer the following two questions. 1. Did the polytheists covered by 9:4 have the right to retain ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Just one example of a Satanic HADITH: (I was commanded to fight against the people until they proclaim, `There is no deity worthy of worship ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • সত্যবাদী, সৎ, বিবাহ না করিয়া যৌন সহবাস করিতে পারে না, অর্থাৎ বিবাহ করিবার পর যৌন সহবাস করিতে পারে এবং নিকা করিবে পর (নিকা মানে অন্যদের ...
    ( By Krishnaprosad Bain )
  • Janab Siddiqi sahab, I request you to keep away from such discussion which disturbs you. Kindly write about 4:97 ayat. It will be very helpful for ...
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Why r you debating with such guys who do not know any basics of Islam. Khawarij were the biggest claimant of the Quran and drew ...
    ( By Abid Hasan Noori )
  • Satans are those who concoct the meaning of the Quran to play their agendas...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • What is the role of Satan but to mislead?When the ahadith distort the meaning of every subject covered by the Quran, the ahadith, as ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Salman Rushdie wrote “Satanic verses”. Naseer wrote, “The satanic ahadiths”....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • The question you asked, is answered in my first comment on the subject By Naseer Ahmed - 10/4/2018 2:20:12 AM.
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • you - a progressive muslim? how many progressive muslims you know are in cahoots with cair?'
    ( By hats off! )
  • After hearing the recitation of the complete Ramayana, a listener asked, "who is Rama?" GM sb’s question is in the same league!....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Aren't you the literalist Village Mullah here? This is what ails Islamic scholarship in general....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Hats Off's demented rant does not deserve a response. He thinks he is entitled to continue his bitter hate war against Islam and against progressive ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Thank you Bhai Ghulam Mohiyuddin for your kind comment'
    ( By roshan )
  • Dear Naseer Ahmad sb, thanks so much for your kind words.'
    ( By GRD )
  • "The fact remains that a mosque stood at the demolished site and to declare it as a temple, the Supreme Court will need more imagination ...
    ( By KK Muhammed )
  • You are going far from 2:282 in order to throw dust in our eyes. Your task is just to explain:...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • You have never given a coherent description of your understanding of what happened....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Thank you for bringing a wonderful human being to our notice!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Ayan Hirsi started out as a voice of legitimate protest but now is wholly coopted by her neocon benefactors.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
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    Islamic Shariat was influenced by the practical need to continue with the well-established laws in the conquered lands.  The Ahadith were compiled in the 9th century by At-Tirmidhi (Uzbek died 892), Imam Bukhari – (Uzbek died 870), Abu-Dawud (Persian died 889), Ibn Majah (Persian died 887), Al-Nasai (Persian died 915), Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (Persian died 875), Ibn Hanbal (Arab died 855). The books of the first six compilers form part of the Kutub Al-Sittah or the six books. The fact that all the six major compilers were contemporaries in the era of Islam’s Golden period under the Abbasid dynasty could be because the compilation may have been a political project to bend Islam to the political compulsions of the Caliph. The Ahadith contradict the Quran on every subject and if these alleged sayings of the Prophet (pbuh) are authentic, then it would appear that the Prophet spent all his life preaching against the message of the Quran!

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    Islam, in other words, is not the exceptional religion that both its believers and critics often think it is. It is rather a branch of the old Abrahamic tree and is going through the challenges that other branches have gone through. Islam also has the seeds of reform within itself. On Shariah, here is a silver lining: Some medieval Islamic scholars, like Imam Abu Ishaq al-Shatibi of Granada, looked beyond the letter of the law and mapped out the divine “intentions” behind Shariah. ....

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    '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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