• An excellent idea. Income tax should be levied on everything that earns INCOME, religious....
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  • Naseer sb., Are you suggesting that if a woman goes out of her house "with her hair or face uncovered," her husband can....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Poor Naseer sb. is again reduced to making personal insults. He thinks denouncing supremacism is equivalent to asserting political....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hats Off is more interested in denigrating Islam than in condemning blasphemy.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • " Crucially important is for us to realise that in honouring each of these iconic figures, we honour human.....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • "Another Saudi Woman, Nojoud al-Mandeel, Takes To Twitter to 'Escape Abusive...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Muslims seem always to have seen women as a threat. The following is from last week's Daily Star: "Hefajat-e Islam....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Why is it hard for our prestigious imams and ulama to proclaim loudly, unequivocally and repeatedly on radio, TV and ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • When a man gets inspired by theories and characteristics of wahabiyat, he is unable to get true enlightenment to understand ....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • 'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "No one who has an atom's weight of pride ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • @Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi sb, What do you say about Kashmir and its growing Wahabiyat?....
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  • لا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله العلي العظيم'
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  • “The gnosis and knowledge of men is, compared with the Prophet’s, like the drop of moisture which oozes out of the top of a bound ...
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  • I agree that all blasphemy laws must be struck down. There are other laws to deal with acts that disturb public order which are sufficient.' ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Placing a command in its historical perspective is to show that Allah's laws have been the same in the past, they remain unchanged in the ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Allah is the Creator of this earth: Chapter 10 Jonah سورة يونس - Yunus: Verse 3 إِنَّ رَبَّكُمُ اللَّهُ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ فِي سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ ثُمَّ ...
    ( By zuma )
  • GM sb has given his understanding of verse 4:34 as follows: “4:34 is not about disloyalty or adultery. It is about obedience and disobedience ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Islam is the religion of Allah from creation and the religion brought by 124000 prophets over 70,000 years to all regions of the earth. Islam ...
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  • Miss Pamela K. Taylor, Your idea are striking and precious. I would ....
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  • Rejecting subjectivity and objectivity might be as much harmful for values of knowledge as the so ....
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  • Growing militancy in Kashmir is a matter of great concern. '
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  • if at all there is an historical perspective, then it can neither be eternal nor universal
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  • even a deliberate, repeated and open act of blasphemy is not a crime. the inherent insecurity....
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  • If Allah has placed Islam to have supremacism than other religions that do exercise their faith in him, why should Quran 85:11 permits.....
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  • Quran 65:3 mentions sufficiency is for those who believe in Allah: Chapter 65 Divorce سورة الطلاق - At-Talaq: ....
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  • Allah's love is not bias against those who believe in Allah yet join other religions: Chapter 3 The family of Imran سورة آل عمران - Aal-e-Imran: ...
    ( By zuma )
  • Does Allah love those terrorists who spread mischief in Syria to destroy houses, monuments and etc.? The extract below condemns. .
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  • Naseer sb. now raises a fake issue of the difference between supremacy and supremacism. He give an invented and ludicrous definition....
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  • Naseer sb. continues to fight his bogeymen, falsely portraying me as an agent of profligacy! This is his deceptive way of....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Creeping medievalism" is a good phrase to describe the Muslim war on women.
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  • Critical outlook surely needs to be cultivated. We should develop tolerance and accept new ideas.
    ( By Meera )
  • But later the revelation of 2:190 allowed fighting against those who had persecuted.
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  • GM sb selectively loses his capacity to distinguish between supremacy and supremacism. Not surprising because all that he is interested in, is ,....
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  • GM sb is wasting everybody's time injecting his third-rate gender politics into a discussion of a verse from the Quran. The hypocrite who argued in ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Quran supports all who believe in Allah and do righteous deeds are equal. The following is the extract:...
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  • Naseer sb. says, "The Quran being the last of the revelations and containing the complete and perfected religion....
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  • If you say that their actions are guided by the Light of God, that is good enough....
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  • Naseer sb. is wasting our time talking about my comment that I neither denied nor have I any reason to pretend that I did not ...
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  • Marriage with Non-Muslim for Halala Null And Void" Halala itself is not only null.. ..
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  • A succinct and thoughtful analysis of what ails Pakistan.
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    Interfaith Dialogue

    Led by women working in diverse fields, the Iftars also dispel biases about Muslim women. “We have all kinds of women — those who wear a hijab or saris with Bindis, and Shias and Sunnis,” says Erum. By hosting the Iftar at home, the women hope to add a personal touch. “The bonding that comes when you sit together for Iftar or Sehri (the pre-dawn meal) is special,” says Safvi....

    Islamic Society

    The moon-sighting debate reflects wider divides in Islam. Different ideologies jostle for control, with Western modernists pushing for change against Saudi Arabia’s staunch traditionalism. Younger Muslims may be taking matters into their own hands: Google searches for “moon sighting” spike before each Eid. But as long as Islam remains decentralised and the Koran ambiguous, it is unlikely that Muslims will ever agree....


    Current Affairs

    As we get closer to Ramzan celebrations this week, there is speculation that more steps could follow, for example on prisoner exchange. Both Kabul and the Taliban have called for such a move. Meanwhile, Delhi’s decision to extend the ceasefire in Kashmir could reinforce the peace sentiments across the Subcontinent. While the hopes for a durable peace might be premature, the conflicts in Kashmir and Afghanistan might be entering a new phase in their long and depressing history.....


    Urdu Section

    یہ تمام احادیث اور اس طرح کی مزید روایات ہیں جن سے پوری صراحت اور وضاحت کے ساتھ معلوم ہو جاتا ہے کہ شبِ قدر ستائیسویں رات ہے۔ اگرچہ احادیث 23 ویں شب کے بارے میں بھی ہیں، بلکہ 27 ویں کے بعد اگر کسی شب کے بارے میں کچھ واضح روایات ہیں تو وہ تیئیسویں شب ہے، مگر جس طرح کے جزم و یقین کے ساتھ ستائیسویں شب کے بارے میں احادیث وارد ہیں ایسا کسی اور شب کے بارے میں نہیں ہے۔ پھر درجنوں صحابہ اور جمہور علماے امت کا اتفاق بھی اسی پر ہے کہ ستائیسویں شب ہی شبِ قدر ہے۔


    The War Within Islam

    The infiltration of terrorist elements into mainstream politics in Pakistan now appears imminent. As they compound the power they have secured through violence and extremist street mobilization with constitutional legitimacy, the fundamentals of Pakistan’s politics can only change for the worse. Establishment parties who have long exploited these extremist groups may find that their own power is significantly compromised, or even directly challenged, by the inroads extremist formations make into the country’s electoral politics....


    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Freedom brought with it two nation states and a dawn which was bloody and violent. Thousands of refugees were thrown across the border on both sides. The woman who tended to the Hindu Sharnarthis in the camps was 28-year-old Anis Kidwai whose husband, a district commissioner, was murdered in Dehradun by mobs because he was Muslim and tried to stop their killing spree. Along with Subhadra Joshi and Mridula Sarabhai, she worked day and night in refugee camps. Being Indian was her only identity....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Ironically, many of the most important Islamist leaders in the Muslim World, such as Sayyid Qutb (the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt), Dr. Hassan Al-Turabi (the National Islamic Front in Sudan), Dr. Abbassi Madani (the Islamic Salvation Front in Algeria), and Dr. Mousa Abu Marzook (Hamas in the Palestinian territories) were trained in Western universities....


    Hindi Section

    असल में दिल का इत्मीनान बहुत बड़ी दौलत है जिस किसी को यह हिस्सा मिल जाए वह कामयाब तरीन इंसान है, चाहे वह दूसरों के देखने में कोई मामूली सा गरीब इंसान हो, लेकिन दिल का सुकून उस गरीब इंसान के लिए इतनी बड़ी दौलत और पूंजी ही जिसका एहसास और अंदाज़ा केवल वही कर सकता हैl इसके उलट दुनिया का बड़ा से बड़ा लीडर और अरबपति अगर दिल का सुकून हासिल करने के लक्ष्य से वंचित रहा तो उसकी लीडर शिप या दौलत उसे कभी सफल नहीं बना सकती.....


    Spiritual Meditations
    Home’s Not Permanent Here
    Roshan Shah, New Age Islam

    “The fact of the matter is that we—all of us—are just tenants in this world. We reside here for a while—maybe 70 or 80 years or whatever—and then our ‘lease’ expires and we have to vacate the world. And then off we go we don’t know where! That makes us like temporary tenants here, doesn’t it? Some people’s ‘tenancy’ may be for just a few years. Others are longer-term tenants, but they’re tenants all the same!”...


    Islamic World News

    Muslims in St. John's Mark Ramadan Fast By Feeding Others

    Turkish Forces, Allied Militants Looting Historical Artifacts in Northern Syria

    Tiny Ancient Quran on Display in Israel for Ramadan

    Jamiat-e-Islami Asks Taliban to Join Political Process by Seizing the Ceasefire Opportunity



    Ancient Hindu Temple in Lucknow, UP, Hosts Iftar Party for Muslims

    North America

    Judge Orders Washington Prison to Provide Ramadan Meals

    Arab World

    Iraqi Cleric Sadr Rejects Election Rerun, Warns Of Civil War After Ballots Burned


    How Al-Qaeda’s ‘Historian’ Mustafa Hamed Spreads Propaganda From Iran

    South Asia

    Prominent Secular Writer, Shahzahan Bachchu, 60, Shot Dead In Bangladesh

    Southeast Asia

    In Israel, Indonesian Muslim Leader Risks Backlash At Home

    Zakir Naik Greets Dr M at Putrajaya Mosque


    Deadly Attacks by Shadowy Band of Young Muslims Leave Mozambique Shaken

    Islamic Fundamentalists Sow Terror In Northern Mozambique


    Pakistan’s Council of Scholars Denounces Attempts to Politicize Hajj and Umrah

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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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