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  • This is what is going on...... but it is world wide, due to globalization....
    ( By Amy )
  • Prospects are very dim.'
    ( By Rakesh Kumar )
  • While New Age Islam is trying hard to raise hard questions and find solutions it is also true that it is infested with moderate liars ...
    ( By Mohd Ansari )
  • Cairo university recently removed violent inhuman verses against non muslims from islamic books.ISIS ....
    ( By DrPitambar Aryan )
  • Sorry but there No way to reform, only way to save people is ban it completely. We lost millions of lives because of it....
    ( By Bharat Gadhavi )
  • Reform it must if the world is to survive. Do away with skull caps beards and burqas first.
    ( By Vasant Kumar Nair )
  • 1 Is Islamic Reform Possible? Ans, No. 2 'Should We Just Accept That Quran Is Not Perfect, Infallible Word of God, Ans, Holy Quran is ...
    ( By Seraj Haque )
  • Literally Quran means ..recite.. render verbally but unfortunately people who don't hv knowledge of holy Quran vll raise questions ....
    ( By Qàzi Aàyàz Mír )
  • The defiance of an 'untouchable' New York subway worker ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Sir u illogical and u Can't take a single fault to Quran. Nawazoobillah
    ( By Mushtaq Ul Islam )
  • In fact in practice we haven't taken into consideration many things and more importance is given to hadith's whereas most hadith's ....
    ( By Hashim Raza )
  • Kyo nahi.people should accept that basharte ichha shakti ho
    ( By Shrikrishna Phadnis )
  • At all not. Quran is perfect provided we think over it again and again.Quran says his to understand. Moreover aimmas tafaseer are there.
    ( By Hashim Raza )
  • Quran be analysed logically n scientifically. Good things must be accepted. Debate be held on.
    ( By Jagannath Rout )
  • The Quran emphasises that the thought of God should be with us in all positions – standing, sitting, lying down etc....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Here Muslims are branded as extremists by some innocent people. B'caz they r unable to understand / know the international ....
    ( By Seyan Rahman Sha )
  • Hey all non believers, u Ist reform ur own faith before commenting on Islam.
    ( By Tariq Ajaz )
  • Islam is complete religion. There is no room for additions n alterations. Kaise kaise naye bidaat dushmanan Islam eejad ...
    ( By Tariq Ajaz )
  • In total agreement with what the writer has observed about quran.
    ( By Shehnaz Naikk )
  • A distinction must be made between “Islamic” theology of the various sects of Islam and the clear unambiguous message of the Quran. Islamic theology is extremely...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Islam is a complete protocol to follow no reformation is needed, and those who will try to hurt Islam will be dealt strictly.
    ( By Umer Farooq )
  • Totally agreed!
    ( By Shehnaz Naikk )
  • Excellent analysis by Arnab Kumar. When it comes to Islamic theology, it is utter nonsense ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Yes ,you are right first we accept that Quran or any other religious book of any religion is not perfect,reform is required accordig to new ...
    ( By Rani Singh )
  • ISIS is an anti Islamic Israeli sponsored terrorist group.Now it is in public domain that Israel is supplying arms and amunition ....
    ( By Mohd Rafique )
  • Hats Off is in the company of the bigots, the extremists and the intolerant with a bias against his father's religion.'
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Don't blame Islam for the actions of Muslims. Religions are pure and to err is human. People have right to accept the ...
    ( By Sajid Shaikh )
  • If we accept all religious teaching with out questioning them we will be accepting very ridiculous things for which science has explanation'
    ( By Satishkumar Govind )
  • Good piece. The priest curtly saying“….that Muslims did not worry about the meaning behind the ritual, but do it because God commands it.” .,...
    ( By Skeptical )
  • Hats Off's single track litany of hatred continues without a word....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • New age Islam is agroup of non believers. They are the agents of Yahuds & Amerrica.'
    ( By Abdul Kalam Tapadar )
  • Really pathetic and unfortunate ignorant people are indulging themselves in discussions and dictations that is far...
    ( By Dr-Bashir Ahmad )
  • I am not qualified enough to make any statement or suggestions as I do not have...
    ( By Arnab Kumar DE )
  • Not only Islam,but in my opinion all religions including mine ,are not perfect throughout the long course of hisrory.But...
    ( By Arnab Kumar DE )
  • Hats Off shows his ignorance and hatefulness again. The "most tolerant"....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Human brains so designed by God, always changed according to time....
    ( By Yaduveer Agnihotri )
  • Possible through wider interpretation of verses and paradigm shift of Muslims all over the world. Every sect and organisations....
    ( By Hanif Mustaque Ahmed )
  • The followers of every religion do not always adhere to tenants of the religion. The perform the rituals but do not follow it's...
    ( By Syed Z Haider )
  • A clear and unambiguous narrative of peace, justice, righteousness and compassion should be culled from the Quran....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Excellent article.'
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Law, Morality, Triple Talaq
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    Thus striking down triple divorce as unconstitutional or holding it un-Islamic in itself will not help. We must educate people and the Board must ensure that all divorces henceforth happen as per the Quranic procedure. The best solution to remove the menace of triple divorce under the Hanafi School is to order the incorporation of an explicit condition in the Nikahnama that there shall be no instant triple divorce and the wife too will have a right to divorce....

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    Hassan Radwan, New Age Islam

    Yet it has to be asked if Islam is perfect and has absolutely nothing to do with the actions of extremists like ISIS or regimes like Saudi Arabia - then why is it that these Muslims have so grossly misunderstood their religion? When one points out actions such as execution of apostates and gays they tell us this is completely against Islam and Islam is very clear about it. But then why don’t these groups and regimes realise they are going completely against Islam. Don’t they realise the terrible mistake they are making when it is all so clear and obvious? The truth is that it is not as clear and obvious as they claim....

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    Nikah Halala is a law that requires a woman to marry and sleep with another man in order to return to her first husband. There have been instances where the husband regrets divorcing his wife through triple Talaq and in the hope of reconciliation, hands over his divorced wife to another man for marriage, under the condition that the latter would divorce the woman the next day. Muta (conditional marriage), however, is considered to be a sin in Islam and the Sharia law does not permit it. The husband is therefore considered a sinner....

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    You Terrorists Are Shameless!
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    Islamic Philosophy of Pluralism
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    Islamic doctrine provides for religious freedom. The Qur’an is very emphatic, “Let there be no compulsion in religion” (Q2:256) and “Will you then compel mankind, against their will, to believe?” (Q10:99) Neither the Qur’an nor the Prophetic tradition demands of Jews and Christians that they give up their religious identity and become Muslims unless they freely choose to do so. This is a categorical command, not just a statement. Islam prohibits oppression irrespective of the faith, gender, race or economic status of the victim or perpetrator. The Quran instructs, "Help one another in benevolence and piety, and help not one another in sin and transgression" (Q5:2)…..

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    AIMPLB Advocates Of Instant Triple Talaq Are Gender Terrorists And Traitors Of Islam And May Be Sued For Human Rights Violation Under Cover Of Religion
    Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

    It puts no gender based restriction on a growing up girl. As she reaches a marriageable age (4:6), it allows her to choose her own spouse (2:221).It commands a man to give an agreed dower (saduqat) to his bride but permits her to voluntarily remit a part of it (4:4). It obligates a man to pay half the amount of the dower if it was already agreed, or a reasonable dower (if the amount was not agreed) in the event of his refusal to proceed with the marriage (2:236/237). It exhorts him to be considerate and humane in his conjugal relations by adding a spiritual dimension to marital sexuality (2:223) and dismisses any notion of marital rape by its general prohibition of not taxing anyone beyond his/ her capacity (2:233, 65:7). It entrusts man with care, support and maintenance of his wife (4:34), permits a woman in wedlock to have an independent income and to share it with others (4:32).It abolishes the custom of a man’s abandoning his wife by simply taking an oath without releasing her (2:226).It lays down clear protocol of arbitration to reconcile estranged relations in wedlock (4:35) and sets out a three month time-frame or waiting period for a divorce (2:228/229) to become irrevocable….

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    Patience and Forgiveness in the Quran
    Maria Khan, New Age Islam

    Patience and Forgiveness in the Quran
    Maria Khan, New Age Islam

    This annual month of spiritual training is designed to develop, among other things, the quality of patience. The nature of the world is such that it necessarily requires an individual to cultivate patience. For one inevitably faces instances of loss, unpleasant experiences from others, disadvantages of various kinds, and so on. Enduring these situations with fortitude is what builds strong character, one that can go through life without succumbing to hardships or turning negative….

    Islam, Women and Feminism
    So Who Is Politicizing Triple Talaq?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    So Who Is Politicizing Triple Talaq?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    There is no dearth of educated Muslims who have researched and worked extensively on women issues within the community. They are progressives and a majority of them want the practice of triple Talaq to be removed. Yet, we do not see them representing the community on the television screens. Instead what we have are stale mullahs known for their antediluvian views which will put any community to shame. I do not believe that they are called because producers cannot find moderate progressive voices within the community. I believe that it is a well thought out strategy paint the Muslim community as backward by representing them through the mullahs....

    Islam and Politics

    Political Islamist Leader Erdogan’s Diplomatic Visit To India With A Doctorate From Jamia Would Not Go Down Well With The Democratic Ethos Of The Country As Well As The University
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    Earlier, Jamia has fairly conferred the honorary degrees to Dalai Lama, Ban Ki-moon and Amartya Sen. These spiritual, social and intellectual dignitaries have richly contributed to the global peace activism, human rights protection and scientific temperament. They do inspire the university’s students and academicians to explore the greater potentials to uphold the universal human values. But what contribution has Erdogan rendered to the educational, social or other humanitarian pursuits? Evidently, the political Islamist leader does not fit into the list of the distinguished awardees of the Jamia....

    Islam and the West

    Here Is Why Donald Trump Has No Idea about Islamist Terrorism
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    In the run up to the presidency, Donald Trump, embraced a rhetoric about Muslims which put even his far right friends in Europe to shame. Calling Muslims as enemies, he told the Americans that ‘they hate us’ that ‘they’ want to overrun America and all this because there was some fundamental flaw in their religion. For some time, it looked as if Islam and Muslims became the other of America. This polarizing campaign helped him garner votes from even non republicans who were fed on a daily diet of Islamic takeover of Christian America.  The man who advocated a complete ban on Muslims entering America, today has done a complete u-turn and is now telling Muslims to dispel extremist teachings from within their societies. His speech in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is ridden with confusion and only tells us about his ignorance of the problem that the world is confronting today in the name of Islamic terrorism.…

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Supreme Court's Question Is Relevant: How Come A Pre-Islamic Arabian Custom Is Fundamental To Islam In India?
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    But the Islamic clergy, while boasting of their Qur’anic epithet of Ahl-e-Zikr, have cunningly preached the gravest misgiving on the Islamic viewpoint of Triple Talaq; that it is one of the fundamentals of the Islamic law enshrined in the Quran. A far more negative role they are playing now is that they are tarnishing the image of Islam and the egalitarian message of Quran by misleading the Muslim women who work with them...

    The War Within Islam

    The Lynching of Mashal Khan Proves Pakistan is Dystopic
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    And yet the Prophet himself gave us a very different message. One of the stories about him is that he was daily abused by a woman when he used to preach the message of Islam. The Prophet never rebuked her but actually went to her house and inquired about her health when she fell ill. That message seems to have been lost on his followers. They want to do what the Prophet never taught. Perhaps this generation of Muslims understand Islam much better than the Prophet himself. Allah definitely warns all those who insult the Prophet, but then he goes on to say that He is the only one to judge them. But today, Muslims have themselves become the judge, the jury and the executioner in cases related to blasphemy...

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    A Revolutionary Enterprise for Rejuvenating Indian Madrasas
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    The early Muslims made no distinction between the religious and the secular – this was a concept introduced by the British during colonial rule. Muslim scholars  distinguished between the ‘transmitted’ and ‘rational’ sciences, the former corresponding to Qur’anic commentary, the science of Hadith, and Fiqh, while the latter referred to disciplines such as Arabic grammar, poetry, philosophy, medicine, and the like. Both types of knowledge were valued and taught at the madrasa and were a source of upward mobility, prestige, and employment. Before Mulla Nizam Uddin standardized the curriculum known as the Dars-i-Nizami…

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    So What Is The Reason Behind The New AIMPLB Affidavit?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Now again, what authorities do the Qazis have in contemporary India? How are they to ensure that the marriage contract expressly forbids instant triple Talaq? Given the situation that Muslim women are at the receiving end, what if there is pressure on them not to put this component in the contract. How is the Qazi then supposed to behave and act? The simple fact is that Qazis have no authority today and by invoking the institution of the Qazis, the AIMPLB is telling us that they still live in a time when the institution of Qazi was relevant. And that precisely seems to be the problem. They are living in a time warp and refuse to wake from their slumber and see the light of the day. The world has changed while they slept all this while.....

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    What is 'Progressive' Muslim Thought?
    Dr. Adis Duderija

    Quran and Sunna were progressive in approaching ethical and legal issues of that time by having a more ethical vision beyond what was considered as status quo and customary (Ma’ruf/ 'Urf) ! Progressive Islam wants to stay true to this vision. Ethical values like justice and fairness do not remain frozen in time. They, as collective human experience testifies, in principle are subject to change as God's creative powers have a direct bearing on our own collective reason and our collective ethico-moral compass.....

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