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  • Dear Naseer Sahab, Your last comment to hats off ends with this remark: "He is quite right in saying that my voice is mostly a lone ...
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • GM Sahab We are getting lost in semantics. Commonsense remains a very subjective term. The verse I quoted ....
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • Thank you Yunus Sb for your comment. Common sense is based on our values and will vary from people to people based on their values. ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Naseersaab, Common sense does not mean "What the people in large numbers commonly believe". That is consensus, not common sense....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Dear Naseer Sahab! Great! You have made a clear distinction between 'common sense' and 'use of reason.'....
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • Thank you Yunus Sb and Rashid Sb for your comments supporting the article.'
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • There is a difference between using our reason and using our common sense. Reason can never go wrong (unless misled by emotion) but common ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Hats Off says:"the entire mass of sunni muslims assert that the sunnah of the prophet is an essential and inseparable part of the practice of ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • “one little lonely article claims the opposite”. No hats off, there are many other people and the Book too says the same. Muhammad’s ....
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • You can go around in circles Hats Off but it is truly pitiable that you lack even the most elementary understanding Whether it is a mathematical ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Dear Naseer Ahmed Sahab, People who have never read the Qur'an back to back in their lifetime will never know that ....
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • What is common sense? What the people in large numbers commonly believe? Common sense can sometimes be misleading. No, the Quran does not ask you ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • what a tragedy! the entire mass of sunni muslims assert that the sunnah of the prophet is an essential and inseparable part of the practice ....
    ( By hats off! )
  • a theorem NEVER makes a statement. a theorem PROVES a statement. a STATEMENT is different from the theorem that PROVES the statement....
    ( By hats off! )
  • It is better to have Idol than live Idols everywhere look like Jombies, at least gods Idol can be variable according to different human phycology ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Dear Ghulam Mohiuddin Sahab, The Qur'an answers your question upfront: "Indeed the worst kind of all living ...
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • please give us a break so the author says Muslims were angels in India and their behavior was exemplary. May be Pakistanis ...
    ( By Who me )
  • Good article! Thoughtful and realistic.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Does the Quran ask us to follow our own common sense?
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • In a thousand words, you are saying the same thing. A theorem makes a statement and the rest of its text provides the proof....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • if you think a theorem is a text that proves itself, you must be the next godel. a theorem ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • "The point that later periods will find new hitherto unnoticed meanings in scripture has....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Is the answer not clear from the article? Can Hats Off say what he has understood so ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • This is a strange report/essay. What is he talking about, the flag of the INC or the flag of the Indian nation? What are the ...
    ( By C M Naim )
  • OK, tell us wise one what you understand by historicism and how it applies to the Sunna...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • is sunnah an integral and inseparable part of the deen? a 'yes' or 'no' answer will be be illuminating...
    ( By hats off! )
  • history, historical and historicism are not what you imagine them to be. neither can you use null hypothesis, market research and symbolic logic to prove ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • Hats Off loves to talk about what he knows nothing of. How he loves to talk about logic! Has the difference between history, historical ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Certitude about God? God is not my creation (nauzobillah) that I should have any certitude about God. My certainty....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • abusive ad hominems are a sign and symptom of faulty logic, blind faith and wobbly convictions.
    ( By hats off! )
  • Naseersaab, Your certainty in what you believe is admirable. Peter Steinfels wrote, "Religious thinkers, of course...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Worth asking: Does anybody know if the police have charged the first offenders with murder, even if it ....
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • “Rashid Sb should tell us what he did…” I sent funds to a poor country—three decades ago.
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • 22:126) And remember Abraham said: "My Lord, make this a City of Peace, and feed its people with fruits,-such of them as believe in Allah ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Dear Mubashir, Your question is answered as below in my last comment on this thread: “Today, the pilgrim does not personally slaughter the cattle, nor does ...
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • Dear Naseer Sahab, I fully agree with your following concluding remark in your last but one comment to GM Sb.:....
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • GM Sb, You have a problem with the Quran. I don't have any. I find it lucid, clear, rational, just and perfect. Sort out your problem ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • جانورں کی قربانی . ثُمَّ مَحِلُّهَا إِلَى الْبَيْتِ الْعَتِيقِ ﴿22/33﴾ اور پھر ان کو بیت العتیق کے پاس ذبح کرو- حج کا مقصد ۔۔۔۔۔۔۔ جَعَلَ ...
    ( By Mubashir )
  • Question: During Hajj, does some one keep a count of how many animals have been slaughtered and is the meat shared with the people? If ...
    ( By Mubashir )
  • By focusing on differences between the Quran and the Gospels are we trying to give a unique status to our Holy Book...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
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    The great attraction of reformist movements has been the call to go back to the pristine Islam of the Prophet’s times and eschewing all Bid’at or innovation that has crept into the Religion of Islam. To my mind, the greatest Bid’at is the corruption in the meaning of Shuhuda to mean martyr followed by legitimizing suicide bombing through the use of the euphemism ‘martyrdom operations’ or ‘Amaliyat Istishhadiyaa’. While fighting in the cause of Allah (Qital Fi Sabilillah) is a command to fight oppression, there is no concept of “Martyrdom Operations”. A Muslim is asked to strive in the cause of Allah through peaceful means or through fighting against oppression in a just war but he is not asked to fight seeking martyrdom or to undertake martyrdom operations! Seeking martyrdom is a major Bid’at and a recent Shi’ite innovation achieved by reinterpreting the political killing of Hazrat Hussain (RA) as a deliberate act....

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    Bringing Muslims Back to Islam
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    Islam also specifies the way organisations should be operated and managed. An organisation must base all its work on al-Amal and Ibadah with the overall management objective of achieving al-Falaah for the organisation as a whole and each individual within it. This is based upon a foundation of al-Iman and al-Ilm, within a civilisation based upon a Tawhid philosophy, so that employees have the opportunity to achieve Taqwa and avoid straying towards the state of al-Fasad. Central to achieving this are the concepts of Shura (participation in decision making and community learning) and Aadab (justice and rights)……

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    Siraj Qureshi

    Women have an equal right to education. The last Prophet, Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Seeking knowledge is compulsory for every Muslim (male and female).” The first Divine revelation he received was “Read, in the name of your Lord, who created……..”(Qur’an 96:1). In fact the Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) wife Aisha was one of the most learned people of her time and men as well as women would travel from afar to learn from her.

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    Significance of the Massacre of Karbala
    Prof. Syed Farid Alatas

    The slaying of Imam Husain along with dozens of his family members and followers at Karbala on 10 Muharram, 61 A.H. (Ashura) is an event that has the greatest of significance for humanity for several reasons. Here, I would like to highlight the connection between the massacre of Karbala with the problem of leadership in the Muslim world today

     
    Islamic Sharia Laws

    A perusal of the Islamic law of inheritance is very instructive in this respect. For instance, the share of a daughter is half of the share of a son. This means there is apparent inequality, but when this is considered in the context of the economic roles and responsibilities of men and women, its justification becomes manifest.

     
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    ʿAbd al-Rāziq’s constant reference to the Qur’ān emerges especially clearly. Concern for ease of understanding might occasionally lead the translator to be slightly too expansive: for example, the line of poetry quoted at the end of Book One, Bānū Fa-Mā Bakat Al-Dunya Li-MaraʿIhim (‘They departed, and the world wept not for their ruin’) is rendered ‘The Caliphs were gone. The world did not lament their death’…..

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    Aziz Ali Dad

    The Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Isis and Boko Haram are not embodiments of the old, traditional order of Islam for they do not derive their legitimacy from tradition. Rather they are forces that have succeeded to break the traditional world view of Islam by defying tenets and procedures that have succeeded to keep the religious worldview intact despite the onslaught of modernity.

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    Needless to say, Al Saud’s support of radicalism, its princes’ play for political control through financial patronage and its clergy’s insistence on institutionalizing sectarianism, have only added fuel to the fire of dissent, inspiring millions to reject the kingdom’s overbearing footprint on Islam.

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    Suleman Akhtar

    Wahdat al-Wajood (Doctrine of Immanence), theoretically developed by Ibn Arabi, took roots in the Indian soil because it was more Indian in character. The cry of “Ana al-Haqq” (I am Truth) raised by Mansur Hallaj on the gallows reverberated through the Muslim world and inspired people in distant lands. It was a cry of “Fana fi’llah” (annihilation in the Divine) in order to attain subsistence in God (Baqa bi’llah). Karbala, in this particular Sufi tradition, is not mourned but celebrated because of annihilation of the physical self into the Divine....

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    Islam Has No Role to Play in Politics: A Review of Ali ‘Abd Al-Raziq's Revolutionary Essay on Islam and the Foundations of Political Power
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    Religion, and Islam in particular, appear to be mainstays in discussions about politics in the Middle East. But while readers may be quite familiar with contemporary debates about the role of religion in Mideast politics, this phenomenon is far from a recent one. One of the seminal texts on the topic—one that generated a firestorm of criticism and debate—was published in 1925 by an Egyptian Islamic scholar and Al-Azhar faculty member, Ali ‘Abd al-Raziq.

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