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  • Naseer sb. describes himself as being imbued with understanding! The ....
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  • Naseer sb. continues to use the word supremacism in a narrow sense. The Wikipedia article.
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  • Naseer sb., Since you have no convincing explanation for 4:34, 24:2, 33:36,37, you...
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  • The word "mysticism" can be used either in a narrow or a broad sense. The author uses...
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  • GGS,T Thisis what the article says: “O clerics of JeM! Come out of the intoxication of Mr. Maududi’s narratives.
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  • GM sb, If in your US public acts of adultery are acceptable, then what is your problem with verse.
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  • GM sb, Anyone who says that even one verse from the Quran is not a revelation.
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  • I haven't used the word wisdom at all. GM sb is hallucinating. It is he who is a dumb ....
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  • It is GM sb who has accused me of being a supremacist and is now saying that it is I who am hung up about ...
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  • GM sb, You started off by denying, rejecting, doubting verses 4:34, 24:2, 33:36,37. Even after I have ....
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  • Ayina, you always speak of Kashmiri Pandits but you have not spoken a single word for the soldiers who were killed in Pulwama.
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  • Hindus do not get deluded by this articles. Sultan Shahin heart is burning for Muslims that are getting killed, he thinks ...
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  • It is good move, it should be applied to all Muslims if they leave for Jihad to other country or even the country like Saudi ...
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  • Ghulam Mohiyuddin what is hindutawadi.
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  • Yes 1400 year of blood shed especially is enough to tell that those Makki verses are abrogated by Many dani ....
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  • Saima Mir phenomena is everywhere, it does not matter Islam backs, Civil code bills back, or Hinduism backs or Christinity ...
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  • To Naseer Ahmed. Sorry to jump in between your and hatts off. Your relgion so called Islam...
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  • This are the Mouhmmad Yunus words I am not bothering to go see my and his comment back but just from memory Islamic Allah "bring ...
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  • God does not change. Men's concept of God evolves as times change
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  • Naseer sb. is still hung up on the meaning of the words "supreme, supremacy and supremacism.. .
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  • Naseer sb. claims to be imbued with wisdom! The wisdom of an ultra-literalist village mullah
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  • Naseer sb., the dishonest interlocutor, wants us to forget that he has repeatedly supported verses in which....
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  • Naseer sb.'s deceptiveness is evident in his last comment. He continues to be a sworn.
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  • Guha always makes good sense. That's why the Hindutvawadis hate him so much.
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  • We must admire and heed Ghannouchi who emphasizes that the democratic....
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  • Maududi's staunch supporters are so clever enough that they will play other tricks.
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  • In the age of peace, hate is winning the match No writing is free from hate.
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  • Maududi's idea was to impose Islamic Sharia by force'.
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  • How the religion of Allah has evolved over the ages until it was perfected and completed, is covered in my article:....
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  • Human beings are not self-sufficient. We live and enjoy our lives at a cost to other beings and our environment. We.....
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  • Maududi sb insisted that “Islam wants the whole earth and does not content itself with only a part thereof. It wants and requires the entire ...
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  • Maududi insisted that “the objective of the Islamic Jihad is to eliminate the rule of a non-Islamic system and establish ...
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  • Mr Zaid Raza, I have written several articles on the subject and also brought to NAI articles of others after editing them.....
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  • GM sb refuses to copy my question to him on verse 4:34 and post his response below because that will....
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  • I am the only person on this website, who says without ifs and buts and without the ubiquitous disclaimer "Allah ....
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  • What I have said is a logical truism which is beyond the understanding of the windbag GM sb. If the....
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  • The hypocritical liar that GM sb is, he blames me for the discussion on war which he himself initiated! It is ....
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    War on Terror

    Mr. Baradar’s release and his subsequent elevation as the chief negotiator have raised hopes that Pakistan’s attitude to the peace process and its military’s antipathy to the Taliban leaders seeking peace has clearly changed...

     

    Islamic Society

    Through the centuries, sexual exploitation and abuse has perpetually been a risk faced by the dancers - especially for those who began performing as young teenagers, as Kiran did at age 14. And the line between pure performance and occasional prostitution was always blurry.

     

    Arabic Section

    The ability to forgive is religion and forgiving is religiosity. This type of religiosity is based upon humanity. When describing those beloved to Him, Allah the Exalted says: “those who restrain anger and pardon people; God loves those who do good”. How can we reach this level of forgiveness of beneficence?

     

    Urdu Section

    جو اسلام کے دشمن تھے جو قرآن مجید کے خلاف تھے اور جو مسلمانوں کے خون کے پیاسے تھے وہی اسلام قبول کر رہے ہیں ،وہی قرآن مجید پر ایمان لا رہے ہیں اور وہی مسلمان بن رہے ہیں۔عجیب و غریب حقیقت ہے ۔ دنیا حیران ہے۔

     

    Hindi Section

    इस्लाम कुबूल करने के सिलसिले में यह बात ख़ास तौर पर उल्लेखनीय है कि उच्च शिक्षा प्राप्त लोग, उच्च खानदानों से जुड़े हुए लोग और प्रसिद्ध व्यक्तित्व मामूली पेशावरों के मुकाबले में इस्लाम के अन्दर अधिक दिलचस्पी ले रहे हैं,........

     

    Islamic Ideology

    Be self-aware and conscious of your surroundings, peers, and the environment you are in so that all are conducive to allowing your spiritual and intellectual growth. It will not be easy...


    Spiritual Meditations
    Telling a Dying Man about God
    Roshan, New Age Islam

    No one in Mr. Wira’s family will do this—they’ve so forgotten God that even in the hospital, where he’s dying, none them has even mentioned the word ‘God’ to him, not even once!” There was nothing more important that anyone could do for Mr. Wira at this time than to tell him to focus his mind on God ...

     

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    Islamic Ideology

    Without religion, there wouldn’t have been a civilization let alone the excellence man has achieved in the sciences and man would have been just another animal living the life it lived as a primitive. This fact however gets obscured because of the visible presence of the naïve fundamentalists who oppose reason and science. The atheists see religion with disdain as some appendage from the past, unable to acknowledge its contribution and relevance. Such intellectuals deserve being called ingrate rebels against God more than any other group of people, for they can surely ascertain the truth of a revealed Book such as the Quran. On the question of evolutionary biology, there is no need to doubt either Science or the Scriptures. The question is not as it is unfortunately posed “do you believe in evolutionary biology or do you believe in religion?....

    Islamic Ideology

    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...

    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Let’s Defeat the Radical Ideology
    Raheel Raza
    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....

     
    Islam and Politics

    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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    Progressive Islam as Islamic Liberation Theology
    Dr. Adis Duderija
    Progressive Islam as Islamic Liberation Theology
    Dr. Adis Duderija, New Age Islam

    By definition the subscription to progressive Muslim thought also implies that the sacred scriptures cannot offer us humans an unequivocal, clearly accessible and once and for all valid understanding of God through the simple process of reading/interpretation. Instead, progressive Muslims’ consider the human interpreter and her subjectivities and contingencies as most significantly determinative of the process of interpretation envisaged as a never ending dynamic process that continually evolves with reason....

    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    To put it simply, Historicism in Islamic studies connotes an intellectual approach for the contextualisation of the Qur’anic texts in order to produce accurate explanations. In other words, it implies that what happened in the past, should be discussed and elucidated in terms of when it happened. Even the early Islamic historians like Ibn Khaldun employed this scientific methodology and remarkably advanced it in his seminal work “Muqaddama”. He referred numerous Islamic traditions back to the pre-Islamic customs of what is known as “al-Arab al-Jahili” (Arab in the era of ignorance)……

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    Islam, Women and Feminism
    Empowering Muslim Women for a Better Tomorrow
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam
    Empowering Muslim Women for a Better Tomorrow
    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.”...  

     
    Islam and Spiritualism
    Put Every Effort First Into Establishing Peace—Peace At Any Cost
    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan for New Age Islam
    Put Every Effort First Into Establishing Peace—Peace At Any Cost
    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan for New Age Islam

    This principle is taught in Islam, too. It was exemplified in the life of the Prophet Muhammad. For instance, in the case of the Hudaibiya Treaty, the Prophet agreed to the conditions set by his opponents, and in this way secured peace. The Quran refers this treaty as Itmam-e Naymat (48:2). This means that the treaty signed at Hudaibiya was a sign of completion of God’s favour to the Prophet. Why does God call the treaty Itmam-e Naymat? This is because now that peace had been established because of the treaty, it provided the opportunity to do other, constructive things, using peaceful methods....

     
    Ijtihad, Rethinking 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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    Islamic Society

    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

    But now enters a British Muslim, Hassan Radwan. In an article recently published by the online portal New Age Islam, he makes an altogether radical prescription for salvaging Islam from “the hard-line literalists undermining the soul of a loving, universal creed”. According to him, “Liberal and progressive interpretations depend mostly on nuanced readings of the Quran and Sunna, or forcing new meanings out of them. But by playing the extremists’ game of interpreting the texts, we allow them a semblance of legitimacy. We also give them the opportunity to come back with theological workarounds”. So, what is to be done? Radwan’s answer: “We Muslims need to take the bold step of challenging the very idea that the Quran and Sunna are infallible.” But how can the Quran, the word of God, be fallible? Simple. “The Quran is not the speech of God”, he maintains, quoting several modern-day Muslim scholars as also quite a few from the early period of Islam in support. According to Radwan, once Muslims accept that the Quran is not the Word of God, they can “unashamedly cherry-pick” from among the Quranic verses, accepting the good ones and rejecting the bad. Like the Christian reformists did 500 years ago?...

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Refuting ISIS While Interpreting the Quranic Verse ‘Kill the Mushrikin Wherever You Find Them’
    Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam
    Refuting ISIS While Interpreting the Quranic Verse ‘Kill the Mushrikin Wherever You Find Them’
    Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam

    The fact that the biggest terrorists since the advent of Islam were the Kharijites, who used Islamic titles, appearances and mercilessly killed the rightly guided caliphs and Muslims, is also that ISIS as neo-Kharijites have adopted the same tactics to kill the modern-day Muslims and non-Muslims living under the peace-pact environment. These neo-Kharijites have shattered the true image of Islam, committed heinous crimes and distorted the historical fact of the rightly guided caliphate. In their mouthpiece “Rumiyah” magazine, they repeatedly misinterpret the war-related verses for terrorist propaganda and recruitment; it is, therefore, our responsibility as Muslims to correctly interpret those verses in a bid to thwart their ambitions....

    Islam and the West

    When looking at Muslims, Westerners completely miss a significant part of the community, the converts. In order to better understand the diversity and complexity of Islam in the West today, we will hear in this series over the next few weeks the voices of Western Muslim converts. They are natives of England, Denmark, and Germany and they too represent Islam. They include a Cambridge scholar, an imam, a music director and a television presenter and author. In short as diverse a group as one can expect...

    Books and Documents

    No culture has been—or can be—immune to change, no matter what self-styled purists may demand or expect. Change is a hallmark of human life, personal as well as collective.  Even if some people would like to preserve cultures intact, as in a museum, this can never happen. Internal developments as well as the impact of external events ensure that cultures are always in a process of flux....

    Islamic Ideology
    Reflections on Social Responsibilities in Islam – Part 3
    Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam
    Reflections on Social Responsibilities in Islam – Part 3
    Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

    There is of course another way to look at the spending trend of this era. The people, who pay heavy taxes and are engaged in a time demanding and stressful job, need change and recreation to regain their energy with recreation, entertainment and travel – none forbidden in Islam. The Qur’an only forbids an obsessive craving to spending money with complete disregard of one’s social responsibilities. Such people, the Qur’an says, have no faith in God or the hereafter and are dominated by the Satan….      

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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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