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  • Your well-argued article situates Muslims as a community within the contemporary social and political context. How long will such discrimination and...
    ( By Meera )
  • authenticity' is not a function of being 'shaped by history.
    ( By hats off! )
  • The subject of the article is reform using the historical approach. Can the ahadith be revised/reformed using the....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • i am afraid, as is usual with you, you will never ever answer in a direct and forthright manner. you are just rambling as you ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • गाय, बकरे, भेड़, उँट, को जन्नत पोहचाने के लीये सूक्रीया. बाकी रही, ईनसानो की चालू कर दो, बजाय काफ़िर, हीन्दू के ध्धीमी केहके मारने की बजाय, ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Salam. Any subject like animal sacrifice can be open to discussion. However, when someone writes: "It is nothing but a Church/Clergy instituted con-job."...
    ( By Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq )
  • Dear hats off! You raised the following two questions to Rashid Samnasky (shown in red ink). I have seen his reply, which....
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • Remarkable similarities between Pakistan's Jamaat ud Dawa and India's RSS.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • a good exposition of the "no true scotsman" fallacy. no true religion etc.,
    ( By hats off! )
  • self reference belongs in a category of paradoxes. one who would depend upon self ....
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  • Dear Mubashir, Ghamidi is completely mistaken. The punishment was only to those who fought against the Muslims and broke their treaties ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The Quran says explicitly that it is produced by Allah....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Jammu and Ladak is predominantly occupied by Hindus.There is peace .However in Muslims majority area ie Kashmir unrest....
    ( By DR.A.ANBURAJ )
  • Dear Naseer, Ghamidi says that the punishment would be from...
    ( By Mubashir )
  • A picture/idol of Lord Buddha sitting in Padmasanam is always a source....
    ( By DR.A.ANBURAJ )
  • Animal slaughter is a historical custom aimed at pleasing a deity/ God or a heightened gesture of hospitality in entertaining a guest over meal. ...
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • I've signed an eye-donation pledge and a body-donation pledge, too. I have...
    ( By Haan )
  • Respected Rabbi, May God bless you immensely!
    ( By ji )
  • My dear hats off, if there is no detail given for say, church services, worship/puja and their associated rituals then....
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • As far as I know, the Quran itself does not make any claim of being uncreated.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Welfare of mankind and protection of our home planet would and should figure prominently in any intelligent Muslim...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • What does historicism mean? It does not mean that the Quran is not a historical document.....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • There isn't even the minutest flaw in the understanding of the Quran by Rabbi Allen Maller'
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • dear mr. samnakay i am well aware of the trend of Qur'an-only-muslims. but at the risk of sounding tiresome and persistent, what ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • If I may, dear hats off, you say @8/13/2017 7:38:49 PM--“how can the sunnah be gleaned from the Qur'an.” Quran is THE habit/practice/Sunnah as seen ....
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • I guess the taboos against organ donation exist and are very strong and these are not easily overcome. It would require concerted effort and education ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Any work of science is also by a historical person and published in a journal at a place and point in time and therefore is ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • even if it is agreed (for the sake of argument) that Qur'an need not be subjected to a historical analysis or context, this does tell ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • Pragmatic approach by Maulana Kalbe Sadiq. I fully endorse and support him.
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • First of all the meaning of Sunnah is not the ahadith. It is the practice of the Prophet. As far as prayer is concerned, it ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The universality of the Quran's message is beyond doubt. Please read....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Learn Surah qiyama and Kumba mela. Do not give any statement according to your wish'
    ( By Ibrahim Muhammed Sulaiman )
  • Actually, it takes a particularly warped mind not to get the straight simple meaning and the clearly enunciated principles especially once the same is ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Sir syed ahmad khan was a well educated man. He knows How to defeat enemy's. He created the new way of fight that is ...
    ( By Kumar Rameez )
  • Dear hats off! If your motive is to pick and chose the example of all criminals, evil persons, rulings, maverick individuals, outlandish ....
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • the meaning of historicity of any document is a simple straight forward thing. it is not rocket science. the question mr. naseer ahmed avoids answering is ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • Naseersaab, Thanks for your explanation.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • If the message is good, it matters a hoot whether it is historical or timeless۔۔۔۔
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hats Off, I think you have not understood the meaning of historicism. It is the theory that the phenomenon of Islam is determined by history. It ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • one may or may not discard the historic approach to the Qur'an. but one has no such choice of discarding the sunnah....
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    Misbahul Huda, New Age Islam

    المختصر! اس مرحلے پر انسانی تخلیق کا عمل (Creation process) شروع ہو جاتا ہے۔ اسی لئے جہاں تخلیقی عمل کی ابتداء نہیں ہوئی تھی وہاں اللہ نے فرمایا (جَعَلْنٰہُ نُطْفَةً فِیْ قَرَارٍ مَّکِیْنٍ –We put it into a protected place ) یعنی ہم نے اسے ایک محفوظ پناہ گاہ میں رکھ دیا۔ اور جہاں سے تخلیق مرحلے (Creation of Cells / origin of the organs) کا آغاز ہوتا ہے وہاں اللہ نے فرمایا (ثُمَّ خَلَقْنَا النُّطْفَةَ عَلَقَةً) یعنی ہم نے نطفہ سے علقہ کو تخلیق کیا۔ لہذا، اس قدر تفصیل کے بعد اب جو لوگ اس نظریہ کی تائید کرتے ہیں کہ قرآن انسانی دماغ کی تخلیق ہے، فطری طور پر ان کے لئے ایک سوال یہ پیدا ہوتا ہے کہ جس زمانے میں بڑے بڑے حکیم اور سائنسدانوں کی عقل اس سائنسی حقیقت تک رسائی حاصل کرنے سے عاجز تھی اس وقت پیغمبر اسلام ﷺ کے پاس ایسا کون سا مائکرو اسکوپ (microscope) تھا جس کی مدد سے آپ ﷺ نے یہ حقائق دنیا کے سامنے آج سے چودہ سو سال پہلے پیش کر دئے، اس لئے کہ ان حقائق کی سائنسی تحقیق اور سائنسی انکشاف سائنسدانوں نے سترہویں صدی عیسوی میں دنیا کے سامنے پیش کیا ہے؟

     
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    Reflections on Social Justice in Islam (Part 1)  इस्लाम में सामाजिक न्याय पर विचार (भाग-१)
    Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

    गरीब मुसीबत और बदहाली का शिकार हैं, कमजोर और क्षीण बच्चे कूड़े के ढेर में इसलिए हाथ पैर मार रहे हैं कि उन्हें कोई ऐसी चीज़ मिल जाए जिसे खाकर वह अपनी भूख मिटा सकें या जिसे बेचकर कुछ सामाने जिंदगी प्राप्त करें, छोटे बच्चे सड़कों के किनारे गैरेजों और भरी भरकम रचनात्मक कार्यों में मजदूरी कर रहे हैं,भूख से बदहाल बच्चे शिविरों और शरणार्थियों में रोटी के एक टुकड़े के लिए सरगर्दा हैं,कम मजदूरी पाने वाले घरेलू और औद्योगिक मजदूरों को कोई सामाजिक सुरक्षा प्राप्त नहीं है और है भी तो नाममात्र तथा वह खिदमाती शर्तें और चिकित्सा सेवाओं से भी वंचित हैं।

     
    Islamic Society

    The Muslim tradition however has no basis in their Faith system derived from the source Book the Quran, which they claim to be their guiding Book to submit to the ‘Will of God’. Because in there, the Creator of the Universe declares that:

    22-37: Neither their flesh, nor their blood reaches God but to Him is acceptable only the observance of the duty on your part. Thus has He made them (animals) subservience to you that you may glorify God for guiding you to the right path. And give good news to those who do good to others....

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    India

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    Islam and Politics

    Religion Is an Inner State
    Amin Valliani

    At times, the so-called religious leaders and scholars empowered the states, rulers, warriors and politicians etc to carry on with their brutalities while the true leaders who abstained were treated badly. For example, in the last stages of Umayyad rule, Ibn Habaireh, the governor of Iraq, offered Imam Abu Hanifa the office of chief justice which he declined. On his refusal, he was subjected to ill treatment....

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    India

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    Current Affairs

    The Political Face of Jamaat ud Dawa
    Muhammad Amir Rana

    There is still plenty of literature being produced by the JuD against democracy and the Constitution — or man-made legislation. A brief background of the party’s anti-democratic ideology and practices can be found in a book Qafila Dawat-o-Jihad, written by Ameer Hamza, a JuD founder. Indeed, the JuD has the same worldview and anti-democratic attitude that are espoused by international terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and the militant Islamic State group....

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    Judaism and Islam as Synergistic Monotheisms
    Neza T. Reyhan, New Age Islam

    Judaism and Islam as Synergistic Monotheisms

    According to the Quran, God has sent prophets to every nation, and they have taught the same basic religion—of submission to the One God. The Rabbi quotes the Prophet as saying: “Prophets are paternal brothers; their mothers are different, but their religion is one.” This suggests the basic oneness of the teachings of all the prophets. “Since all monotheistic scriptures come from the one and only God,” the Rabbi says, “we should view other scriptures as potentially enriching our own understanding and appreciation of our own scripture”—surely a powerful way to bring people from different faith traditions into closer communion....

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    “They tend to put more stress on looking inward than outward, on contemplation over action, spiritual exercise and development of the self over dry legalism, and cultivation of the soul over social, worldly interaction with people”. Sufis aim to attain a direct knowledge of God and a personal experience of the Divine. As the Sufis believe that the heart is the centre of spirituality, it is the heart that needs to be activated by turning to the practice of meditation.....

    Islam and Politics

    Aspects of Islam in Asia – Part One
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      For faith, in general, the effect is reverse, the further one moves from the centre, the stronger and purer it gets. Indeed, in Christianity the further one moved from the Vatican, in Rome, the more devout the people are, as is the case in Latin America and in the Philippines. This concept also applies to Islam, and thus the people of Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia are definitely very devout and pious in their Islam day in and day out, as a result.....

     
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    Dr. Mohamed Chtatou

      All in all, it appears that none of the Asian countries considered in this work, with the possible exception or Pakistan, are in danger of being thrown into turmoil and instability due to an Islamic revolution.  There are ways in which the role of Islam may affect the stability of the some of these states, however; such as incorporating Islamic political parties in the new dispensation in Indonesia or ensuring the confidence and safety of non-Muslim minorities in Malaysia and Indonesia.  In India and Philippines, non-Muslim majorities must work to ensure the confidence and safety of the minority Muslim community....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

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    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    In today's increasingly global world, the stakes are higher than ever—for everyone. Societies that limit women's educational and employment opportunities and their political voice get stuck in a downward spiral. They are poorer, more fragile, have higher levels of corruption, and are more prone to extremism. To those opposed to reformist ideals, let us remind them of Iqbal’s assertion: “[t]he teaching of the Qur’an that life is a process of progressive creation necessitates that each generation, guided but unhampered by the work of its predecessors, should be permitted to solve its own problems.”...  

     
    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    Shariah’s Winding Path into Modernity
    Mustafa Akyol

    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. ....

    Islamic Ideology

    The Qur’an as a whole, including all of its aspects and traits, is a miracle that no one other than God can compose. Emphasising the eloquence of Qur’an essentially reduces it to a literary masterpiece or a work of art. This is far from the whole purpose of the Qur’an. The Book is certainly a literary miracle, but that should be thought of as a secondary feature and a by-product of the real theme of God’s Book. Furthermore, the Qur’an is a miracle for all mankind, in all places and at all times...

     
    Islam and the West
    Mansions of Western Wisdom
    Dr Muhammad Maroof Shah

    How come it is Ibn Sina the “Mulhid” whose argument for God is taught till date from centuries in Madrasa curriculum and it is a text on Fiqh (Bidayat al-Mujtahid) by another “Mulhid” Ibn Rushd that even Imam Kashmiri couldn’t resist praising and changing his opinion about the philosopher. And it is another philosopher Mulla Sadra whom he considered Muhaqqiq and highly recommended on such questions as afterlife.  And who can ignore his respect for Iqbal, the sage of the East?....

     
    Islamic Society

    The Sufis: Islam’s Anti-Terrorists

    Sufi orders formed in the ninth and tenth centuries as spiritual movements to bypass the legalism of the Ulema and the worldliness and luxury of the caliphate. At a time when Islam was becoming dogmatic, claiming that Muhammad’s religion was the only true faith and that the Qur’an was the only valid scripture, Sufis saw God everywhere, even in pagan traditions. At a time when the Ulema had closed the gates of Ijtihad, regarding revelation as complete, Sufis sought new revelations from God. At a time when the Ulema preached a God of law, Sufis spoke of God as love....

     
    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    Quran is Not the Source of All Problems but It Must Be Brought within the Ambit of History
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    However, the reason that Hassan Radwan gives for historicizing the Quran is simplistic and problematic. Firstly, it is not true that one cannot beat the traditionalists in the game of selective quotation from Quranic passages supporting moderate and liberal voices. Scholars, both modern (like Amina Wadud) and traditional (like Fazlur Rahman) have shown how a different hermeneutical reading of the Quran is possible: one that is consistent with a modern and liberal worldview. It is true that in most of the Muslim countries, such interpretations have either remained marginal or have altogether failed....

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    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    Science informs us that the world and time have a beginning. Science also informs us that what originates in time and at a point in time has a cause. Nothing happens by itself. There must be a cause therefore for the creation of the universe and this cause we call the Creator. Unless there is a cause for the creation of the Creator of this Universe, the Creator is the First Principle we call God. Every being and thing has a cause and every cause has its cause and if we go back in this series which cannot be infinite, we end at a cause that has no cause which is God who is uncaused and the cause of creation. If the world itself was uncaused, then the world itself would have been the first principle, and the atheists would have been right in rejecting the notion of a God who is among other things the Creator….

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    The Dogmatic Atheists
    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    The Dogmatic Atheists
    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    The earliest philosophers were also believers. They believed in an afterlife, an immortal soul and in justice finding perfection in our afterlife. They took the moral principles from religion and the ample empirical evidence that was available from practicing these within religious beliefs, and discovered that these made immense practical sense. The moral principles from religion appeared perfectly logical in hindsight. They therefore used reason, and developed theories of ethics based on reason and pragmatism. We therefore have theories of Utilitarianism, Consequentialism etc in philosophy....

    Islamic Ideology

    Some Muslim Intellectuals of This Era Cry Lies or Half-Truths against Islam Creating Doubts and Suspicions against It – Ignorantly or Fraudulently - God Knows Best
    Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

    Scholars are free to hold any view but if they take to lies or half-truths to support their views, they do far greater harm to their community than any good. They become conspirators and traitors.  And as for any Muslim scholar who dreams of editing the Qur’an or dismissing it altogether, he must learn lesson from history. The Moghul Emperor Akbar the Great who styled himself a reformer of Islām - arriving almost 1,000 years after the Prophet Muḥammad, introduced a modified version of Islam, Din e Ilahi. He couldn’t make even a score of converts in his long life. Where do people like the present day proponents of a modified Qur’an stand...

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    Let’s Defeat the Radical Ideology
    Raheel Raza

    Before World War II, Nazism was an ideology expressed in “Mein Kampf.” Before 2 million Chinese died in the Cultural Revolution, ideas were written down in a “Little Red Book.” And in 1928 another ideology appeared, with the founding of the Muslim Brotherhood, which seeks a totalitarian system of government and forced implementation of Shariah law. This ideology fuels ISIS and al-Qaida, subjugates women, executes homosexuals, kills Christians and inspires some “home-grown” American Muslims to commit acts of terror....

     
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    The Taslima Nasreen vs Muslim Sentiment Argument
    Hilal Ahmed

    Evocation of Islamic homogeneity was also beneficial for Nasreen. Despite her support to the BJP-led central government on issues such as ‘triple Talaq’ or her active participation in anti-Muslim controversies such as use of loudspeakers in mosques, she has not been able to achieve the status that Canadian journalist Tarek Fateh has acquired in a short span of time. Hindutva forces do not find her suitable enough for representing anti-Islamic views in the name of reforms....

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