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    Urdu Section
    The importance of Zikr  ذکر کی اہمیت
    S. Arshad, New Age Islam
    The importance of Zikr ذکر کی اہمیت
    S. Arshad, New Age Islam

    قرآن میں بھی ذکر کو اتنی اہمیت دی گئی ہے کہ کبھی کبھی لگتاہے کہ اسلام میں بھی ذکرایک بنیادی فریضہ ہے حالانکہ اس کے لئے کوئی وقت مقرر نہیں گیاہے اور نہ ہی اسے اسلام کے پانچ بنیادی ستون میں رکھا گیاہے مگر قرآن میں ذکر پر اتنا زور دیاگیاہے کہ اسے ایک فرض کی حیثیت حاصل ہوگئی ہے ۔ قرآن میں ذکر کی اہمیت کا اندازہ اس بات سے لگایاجاسکتاہے کہ قرآن کو کئی جگہ ذکر کہاگیاہے اور قرآن کی تلاوت فرض کردی گئی ہے ۔


    Spiritual Meditations

    This Ramadan, let us spare a thought for those less fortunate, for those whose lives have been overturned by circumstances out of their control, who fast all day in the heat only to break it with a fraction of what we have, in a place they call home but which looks nothing like one, who walk miles to quench their thirst and hear explosions in the air instead of the call to prayer, who shed tears of anger and frustration at the silence of the world, who walk barefoot and unbathed and search for the hand of a loved-one who is no more…


    Islamic Society

    Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is a ritual Muslims look forward to and enjoy every year. It is the month where we seek our souls for the ultimate spirituality and connection with God through different methods, including exercising as a way of taking care of our health and fitness.....


    Current Affairs

    Ever wondered where is Afsan Ashique now? The angry stone-pelter of yesterday is a top-notch goal-keeper today determined to intercept every ball hurled at her. She is the captain of Jammu Kashmir’s women’s football team. She is under intensive coaching in Mumbai and is raring to have a go at international outings. She wants to represent India. Well! The image of stone-pelter Afsan was there everywhere. But not many know about Afsan, the goal keeper. TVs aren’t’ interested in the Afsan of today....


    Current Affairs

    For months, announcements were made on my behalf and appearances booked without consulting me. Even my divorce was announced by a political party spokesperson. That was then. This is 2018.No longer am I the wife of a politician. I am not any man’s private property anymore. I am a free woman. Or so I thought....


    Hindi Section

    भारतीय सेकुलरिज्म की खुसूसियत यह है कि यहाँ सेकुलरिज्म का तसव्वुर दुसरे देशों से अलग है और भारतीय रियासत सभी धर्मों को बराबर का दर्जा देती हैl भारत के संविधान में 1976 ई० की 42 वीं संसोधन के अनुसार संविधान के मुकद्दमे में इस बात पर जोर दिया गया कि भारत एक सेकुलर देश हैl हालांकि ना तो भारत के संविधान में और ना ही उसके नियमों में धर्म और राज्य के बीच संबंधो का कोई स्पष्टीकरण पेश किया गया है, तथापि, भारत हर धर्म को स्वीकार करता है और उनके लिए बराबर सम्मान को निश्चित बनाता हैl भारत के शहरियों को पूर्ण स्वतन्त्रता के साथ हिन्दू मत, इस्लाम, ईसाइयत, जैन मत, बुद्ध मत और सिख मत आदि जैसे अपने अपने धर्म पर अमल करने की अनुमति हासिल हैl


    Books and Documents

    The first of these is Para Vidya (higher knowledge). The other is Apara Vidya (lower or ordinary knowledge)—in other words, spiritual and material knowledge respectively. God is the source of these two forms of knowledge and man should acquire both. This paradigm can be of considerable benefit in the study of nature. It recognizes that nature has two aspects: material and spiritual (composed of conscious entities or living beings). In this paradigm, God or the Supreme Being is the Cause of all causes....


    Islam and Politics
    The Jinnah Redux in AMU; This Time as a Farce
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam
    The Jinnah Redux in AMU; This Time as a Farce
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Muslim society is increasingly convinced that it needs to police the behaviour of its members. Certainly one cannot hope for freedom and democracy within the wider society without championing these values within one’s own community. What is more worrisome is the Muslim anxiety to define itself solely as a theological community. If theology starts marking the boundaries of behaviour, the language of rights becomes the first casualty and the communities only stultify further.  There are enough problems which AMU should worry about. A few students drinking beer and showing it off during Ramzan should be the least of its worries....

    Islamic World News

    Quantico: The Muslim Writer Targeted In Indian Episode Controversy

    Taliban Launch Fresh Attacks as Afghan Government Ceasefire Starts

    Dutch Anti-Islam Party to Hold Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Competition

    Shahbaz for Resumption of Peace Talks with India



    Eid ul-Fitr in India is expected to Begin on the Evening of June 14, Thursday

    North America

    History, Fasting and the Festive Spirit Of Ramadan

    South Asia

    Wife Says Shahzahan Bachchu’s Name Was On Extremists’ Hit List


    Police Arrest Man Over Anti-Muslim Letters Sent To MPs


    MMA A Guarantee for National Security: Baloch

    Arab World

    What Were Qasem Soleimani And Khamenei's Son Doing In Baghdad?

    More Civilians Killed in US Air Raid in Northeastern Syria

    Southeast Asia

    PM: Pakatan Government to Run Country Based On Islamic Values


    Hamas Vows To Continue Anti-Israel Protests In Gaza Strip

    Yemen War: Saudi-Led Forces Begin Assault on Hudaydah


    Tunisia’s ‘Free Thinkers’ Take on Muslim Majority in David and Goliath Fight

    52nd Division of Somali Army Says Killed 80 Al-Shabaab Fighters in Hiiraan Region

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Kolkata's Iconic Tipu Sultan Mosque Welcomes Women for Iftar

    Border Guard Begins Recruiting Saudi Women

    Can This Woman Become The First Muslim In The Florida House?

    PTI Submits List of 15 Candidates for Women Seats in KP Assembly

    Sports Bodies Should Boycott Countries That Impose Hijab On Participants

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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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