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  • hats off! Don't put what God says in the Qur'an into my mouth. The Qur'an does not permit...
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • Dear Naseer Ahmed, You have produced a really scholarly piece to dismiss Radwan's arguments to make changes in the Qur'an to remove contradictions...
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • The article as well as the comments make it clear that there is no command...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Dr Abdul Haleem translates mushrik as idolater when it means polytheist. The Buddhists are idolaters but they are not polytheists. So also ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • so mr. muhammad yunus says without actually saying that muslim wonem should not marry kuffar men. especially since his mentor holds such ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • the principle of mutuality suggests that if those who accept/believe are allowed to kill those who did not accept or believe, then ...
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  • M.Yunus Saheb, You make good point; “…remoteness of the Qur’anic ideals from many Islamic societies ...
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • I agree with what Yunus Sb says on the subject. The wisdom of the Quran in neither permitting it explicitly nor prohibiting ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Dear Rashid Samnakay, Ghulam Mohiuddin Sbs My jt. publication leaves this blurred signal for such a marriage for the onlooker to see its color...
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • Where can we find an imam who would perform interfaith marriage۔۔۔
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • In the Quran, Muhsrikin is not synonymous with Kafirin. The Quran makes...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Good analysis! Thank you Ghaus sahib.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Esack's assertion, "my theology is about a God that is essentially...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Feridoun Fathi what you are stating here is mere taquiya . The interpretation of the entire Quran is as per convenience...
    ( By Ashok Chohan )
  • Behare Lal Dhar , In Arabic, Jihad means endeavor. endeavor for betterment of the society, endeavor to defend....
    ( By Feridoun Fathi )
  • Firstly , why are you writing under a pseudonym , Rajeesh Jaf ? Love jihad is carried out under pseudonyms , so it is hateful...
    ( By Ashok Chohan )
  • Ashok Chohan , reg jihad word., is any of yur in and around are jihad, did they ever tel u to come under Islam laws ...
    ( By Rajeesh Jaf )
  • Om Parkash Verma you are very intelligent . Kindly explain this to Hafiz...
    ( By Ashok Chohan )
  • Sir jehad means fight against nafs (mind) which is an agent of Shaitan
    ( By Om Parkash Verma )
  • There are few apologetic keywords to defend the hate verses of Quran - "Out of context", "Wrong Interpretation", "bad Translation", "Madini...
    ( By Vijay Tiwari )
  • Then what is correct explain
    ( By Behare Lal Dhar )
  • Ajit Singh Mankotia what abiut RSS plan of akand bharath...
    ( By Shafeeq Mohammad )
  • Feridoun Fathi What about Gazw-e Hind.'
    ( By Ajit Singh Mankotia )
  • No doubt, Quran is perfect.. the problem comes in its interpretation, the word....
    ( By Feridoun Fathi )
  • Gulfaraz Ahmed Malik I have no issues with Islam perse, and certainly nurture no need to advise Muslims on the matter...
    ( By Ashok Chohan )
  • Gulfaraz Ahmed Malik They will come up with what about this.. what about that!
    ( By Jakir Mohemed )
  • Let us suppose that there is a need of reform in Islam Ashok ji can you point out any flaw less system in present world...
    ( By Gulfaraz Ahmed Malik )
  • They will come up with what about this.. what about that.
    ( By Jakir Mohemed )
  • It is dangerous to debate for or against Quran.
    ( By Jnanendra Singha )
  • Dear non Muslim.brothers & sisters, b4 finding fault with Quran & Islam, pls do read Dr. Tahir...
    ( By Humera Fathima )
  • Oh ! Humanism is haram in islam ! How can it possible muslims be human !
    ( By Devannagol ManZunadh )
  • It's, not possible to reform people... who blindly, follow their religion, feel...
    ( By Prakash Shetty )
  • Extremist organization like ISIS etc r not representing islam but fighting...
    ( By Abdul Razak )
  • All the people are free to accept whatever they like or feel better or best. BUT for muslims it is THE QURAN and sunnat...
    ( By Azhar Jameel )
  • Where can we find an imam who would perform interfaith marriage...
    ( By Wira Alkozai )
  • So if a person is born in a muslim family and on becoming adult he wishes...
    ( By Nikhil Tomar )
  • All the peoples mean all the adults.
    ( By Azhar Jameel )
  • Then why are there at least five schools of thought in Islam ? ? and...
    ( By Piyush Mukherjee )
  • But all follow the teaching of QURAN & SUNNAT of Profet MUHAMMAD SAW may...
    ( By Azhar Jameel )
  • Then why jihad ??? You practice what you want I practice what I want !!!! Azhar Jameel
    ( By Ramkrishna V Kamath )
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    A vital characteristic of modern civilisation is the growing presence of women in public domain. Every day, more and more women enter our streets, offices and shops. It is becoming easier for a girl to enter a restaurant alone, have a cup of tea and exercise her liberty to walk. But, Islamists like AIMPLB are working to undermine this civilisational trend. By advocating Burqa and triple Talaq, anti-equality Islamist groups threaten the story of our civilisation. If Prophet Muhammad advocated a new civilisation for the Meccans in the 7th century CE, the AIMPLB and its brother organisations are the heretics of modern civilisation, the Kuffar of modern times.....

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    So shouldn’t rendering justice be called the central pillar or pole of Islam and the remaining five pillars, the outer pillars or the outer poles of the tent? Remove the central pole and the tent collapses taking down the remaining five poles also. The five pillars of Islam are no less important because the central pole cannot stand by itself either. The five pillars however only provide the necessary hygiene factors and what is central to Islam that defines a true Muslim who is both a witness to Allah and witness to the people of the divine attributes of Allah to whom he submits, is the quality of justice he renders and upholds. An oppressor is simply a contumacious rejecter of Allah and His attributes and a representative of Iblis…..

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    Islamic Society

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    About 200 kilometres from Malka Hans, in the ancient city of Multan believed to have been once ruled by Hiranyakashipu, the tyrant father of Bhakta Prahlada (Bhagat Prahalada, in Punjabi), we saw a similar anomaly. Deep within the walled city, we located a Jain Temple. Even before we entered the main room of the temple we could hear a humming sound of children reciting the Quran, memorising it.

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    Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

    From all the above illustrations it is clear that the divine judgment for all humanity, according to the Qur’an will be deed specific and not religion specific. That means no religion will be accorded any preference before God as He is the fountain-head of all religions which He evolved over time, each specific to an era and culminated his scheme of guiding humanity in the revelation to the Prophet Muhammad which merely acknowledges all past scriptures, recaptures what was lost of them over time and preserves the eternal message of God, Thus, the Muslims may argue that this amounts to Islam commanding a higher position over other scriptures. But the Qur’an corrects such misconception and asks humanity to believe in all the prophets and previously revealed scriptures, and to make no distinction between any of the Prophets (4:152), 3.....

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    In recent decades, the Saudis have rebuilt much of Mecca and Medina. Some of this has been necessary. Some of this has been very good. But some of it has come at a great cost to Islam’s dearest relics, monuments and oldest mosques, which have been bulldozed without the least concern......

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    When Mecca’s economy was threatened by Muhammad’s message and the Temple lost its trading importance, the change was resisted with full force of arms. After all, historically Mecca’s economy was heavily dependent upon the pagan rites of the ancient temple.

    So the Divine threat2-79: Then, woe to those who write the books with their own hands and then say “This is from God” to traffic with it for miserable price. Woe to them for what their hands write (or translate!)And the gains they make from it…, was overcome later with cleaver and different marketing strategy all together......

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    This life, she explains, is a testing-ground for eternal life in the Hereafter. The purpose of our life is to worship God. Remembrance of God is something that Islam greatly stresses. Attachment to created things, she notes, is a source of suffering, such attachment taking us away from remembrance of God. We all have innate need to connect to our Creator, but the mistake most of us make is to seek to fulfil that need by getting attached to some or the other thing—our jobs, our relatives, our friends, name, fame, power or endless consumption and entertainment, and so on. Ultimately, however, these things fail to give us what we truly need. It is only in connecting with God and spending our lives according to His will that we can attain true happiness—in this world and the next.....

    The War Within Islam

    'Recruit Sunnis for a Powerful Global Islamic Army to Fight Shias and Help Muslims in Need; Five Lakh Brave Indian Youth Will Be Provided': Maulana Salman Nadvi to Saudi Government
    Maulana Salman Hussaini Nadvi

    Note:  New Age Islam is presenting below full text of a charter of demands presented some time ago to the Saudi government by Maulana Salman Hussaini Nadvi, the first Indian Muslim to embrace the self-styled khilafat of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (in translation from Arabic). It gives us an idea of how this member of al-Baghdadi Khilafat, also apparently still a holder of Indian nationality, looks at terrorism, sectarian war, the role of Saudi government and Muslim umma in general. His world view is here in full view. The worrying thing for me is that this is not just his view. There are many takers for this view. If he is promising to put together an army of five lakh (5,00,000) Muslim youth from the Indian sub-continent, essentially India, as he has no influence anywhere else, is he just making a tall claim? Only proper investigation can reveal.

    The silence with which Indian Muslims have greeted the call of Baghdadi's so-called Khilafat is also quite confusing. One doesn't know if it is meaningful and revealing. One would have thought that Muslim ulema here would come out all guns blazing against this absurdity of a medieval khilafat in the 21st century. Instead, there is no protest even when an influential Maulana joins the Khilafat. The Sufi ulema and mashaikh that New Age Islam correspondents interviewed are quite categorical in their condemnation but they have got little influence now. Most Muslims have already developed a radical Wahhabi mindset, even though some of them continue to go to Sufi shrines and do not even realise it yet. Power of the petrodollar-funded Islamic mass media, you can say.

    Let me just give you a rough and very brief idea of Nadvi's world view here. In this charter of demands, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Hasani Nadvi, he is asking Saudi Arabia to organise a Khilafat for the Muslim umma, the global Muslim community, which would have a world Islamic Army in which he would contribute five lakh Muslim youth from India. He says there is no need for recruiting youth from among the messed up youth of the Gulf, when you can find them right here. This army would stand behind Muslims wherever they are in trouble. He wishes that terrorists should not be called terrorists and thus antagonised. They are sincere Muslim youth fighting for a noble cause. There should be a confederation of Jihadi organisations active across the Islamic world midwifed by Ulema who should help them hold a dialogue among themselves so they come together and iron out their differences and emerge as one powerful global force.

    Let me quote to you his exact words, though in translation from Arabic. (A picture of the original letter in Arabic is given below) Syed Salman Hussaini Nadvi says: "as for the issue of Qadiyanis particularly Safvids and those who abuse the Sahaba (companions of the Prophet - meaning Shias), we should not be afraid of them and we do not need to go to the US or Israel to ward off threats from them. Just recruit the Ahl-e-Sunnah youth from the Indian sub-continent and form a powerful Muslim army of the Islamic world. After that there will be no need of the so-called army of the sick youth of the Gulf States. If you are sincere towards the True faith, True path, Sunnah and for the protection of the true path of Islam, then simply make an appeal, a call. Five lakh brave youth from the Indian sub-continent will be provided."

    Maulana Nadvi says: "Since the land of Kaabah is the beating heart of the entire Muslim community and is the centre of the Islamic world, the holy Prophet (pbuh) had said about it, 'Drive out the Christians and the Jews' (from Arabia) and had decided that this land is a sacred land for the entire Muslim Ummah and so there is no room here for the Christians and the Jews in the same way there is no room for Muslims in Vatican.

    "Therefore this is the responsibility of the government of the Aal-e-Saud (to drive out the Christians and the Jews from Arabia and establish such a nation which will have no non-Muslims)."

    He also says: "Military training among the Muslim youth should be stressed. Every effort should be made to save them from Freedom and social ills."

    We Indians have a peculiar problem to deal with. The father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi had vociferously supported Muslims having double loyalties, extra-territorial loyalties to an Islamic Khilafat, the Ottoman Empire, then based in Turkey. Now that Gandhiji's party is not in power, maybe the government will put its foot down and say that those who are loyal to al-Baghdadi's Khilafat will no longer be Indian citizens. They will not be allowed to recruit here for the proposed global Islamic Army. --- Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    Spiritual Meditations

    Eid Ul Azha And The Spirit of Sacrifice

    Hajj, the pilgrimage to the house of God, is the fifth pillar of Islam. According to Islamic doctrine, Prophet Adam built the Kaaba at Mecca. It is believed that the house of God was damaged in the floods during the time of Prophet Noah. Eventually the Kaaba was rebuilt by Prophet Abraham and his son Ismael. Traditionally, Hajj is looked upon as turning away from the trappings of this world towards God.

    Islam, Women and Feminism
    Islam and Women: The New Paradigm
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    Islam and Women: The New Paradigm
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    As in other areas of life, Muslim women have proven to be resourceful and creative, and dedicated to claiming ownership of and responsibility for their faith both individually and communally. This is in spite of the challenges they have often faced in gaining access to the appropriate religious training facilities and establishing credibility with the male religious establishment, particularly conservatives. Today, Muslim women are active in Qur’anic study circles, mosque-based activities, community services sponsored by religious organizations, and Islamic education, as both students and teachers. There are a rising number of female Qur’an reciters, Islamic lawyers, and professors of Islamic studies throughout the world….

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