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  • the terrorist attack is actually a great help to the victims. it put them out of the miserable meaningless...
    ( By hats off! )
  • dear mr. raihan nezami first: i think the word "invincible" is probably not what you had in mind (i hope i am not mistaken...
    ( By hats off! )
  • thought provoking article which loses the crux of artificially created binary of a homogeneous inclusive minority community ....
    ( By Ayushman )
  • شکریہ! ایک اور خوبصورت تحریر کے لیے: یہ خود ہمارے لیے ایک لمحہ فکریہ ہے کہ‘‘جب یوروپ گی گلیاں کیچڑ آلود تھیں اس وقت ....
    ( By Mufti Arshad Jamaal )
  • درست فرمایا آپ نے (دیر آید درست آید) ۔ بے انتہاء مسرت ہوئی۔ پوری آزادی کے ساتھ اس ....
    ( By misbahul Hoda )
  • What has Hats Off's fulminations got to do with the meaning of Kafir? He is simply consumed by impotent rage at not being able to cite ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • marvellous egyptiannculture,destroyed arab pagans in the guaise of Islam.The Pre-Islamic History of Egpty is great
    ( By C.Sruguma )
  • Dear Hats off: First, you promise to accept the meaning of the word "Kafir" given by me, only then ...
    ( By Raihan Nezami )
  • mr. raihan nezami must verify the meaning of the word "kafir" before he lets loose.'
    ( By hats off! )
  • defending slave raids, ghazwas, right-hand possessions, jizya and denigration of the religion and scriptures of others produces a sickness of mind that cannot.....
    ( By hats off! )
  • Dear Hats off: I respect your penchant desire for learning, but alas! it is not for positive intentions as you are always indulged in negative ...
    ( By Raihan Nezami )
  • Hats Off is once again indulging in psychological projection. It is he who is logic proof and impervious to all evidence of.....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The concept of psychological projection is well grounded in classical psychology and continues to be as relevant today.....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • @Suhel Khan who is funding wahabism n salafism which say even music dancing even some say mobile is Haram but AK 47 is halal.....
    ( By Atul Shukla )
  • @Suhel Khan all well established norms r not always correct. Well established ' Manubaad' is discarded now...
    ( By Ajoy Dutta )
  • Sultan Shahin has been for long, pursuing his single agenda of criticising each and every aspect of Islam ....
    ( By Suhel Khan )
  • @Kartikaswara Gouda you talked about shivaji. do you know that during his coronation manuvadies persecuted him and after much difficulty ....
    ( By Iqbal Husain )
  • Goutier record Islamic have hatred roots'
    ( By Sant Singh )
  • Western writer- ISLAM AND THE BHAGAVAD-GITA In the last 30 years, I have spoken against Islam and Islamic fundamentalism numerous ....
    ( By Kartikaswara Gouda )
  • Ignorance is Bliss.---English proverb.
    ( By Polumetla Kumar )
  • Islam started with human race. Prophet Muhammad is the last one in reforming ISLAMIC PRINCIPLES. He preached.....
    ( By Saidu Pallipparambil )
  • If they do not talk of peace, why refugees from Syria, Jordan and Iraq beg and crawl to go to Europe ....
    ( By Polumetla Kumar )
  • “…leaders capable of leading the Muslim community in religious matters” And,...
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • some good news from morocco." Death penalty for apostates is really an Old Testament subject which was stolen....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Poor Hats Off! As if calling it 'pop psychaitry' would hide the fact that he is in denial.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Killing of Hindu atheists as well as Muslim atheists must stop. Any scriptural verses ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Very pertinent and rightful plaint!'
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • A bold truthful article!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • wow. Worth reading . These beautiful lines from Maulana sahab is a great treat for secular and ...
    ( By Nikrun )
  • CORRECTION: In my last post I meant, "Martin Luther did say those things and yet Protestants....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • A ban on triple talaq would be the appropriate step to take at this time. Our laws must....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Dear friends, I suggest all to read JIHAD- A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism۔۔۔
    ( By Surya Prakash Samidala )
  • Don't compare Beef Ban with blasphemy Mr Shamim Siddiqui....There is also meat....
    ( By Arnab Pal )
  • 3/22/2017 7:46:27 AM hats off! the fact of the matter is that the Holy Qur'an (not the koran) refers to non-muslims as kuffar. as...
    ( By hats off! )
  • l ماشاء اللہ! آپ کی حالیہ اشاعت ‘‘مصباح ادب’’ موصول ہوئی۔ اللہ زیادہ سے زیادہ خدمت دین کی توفیق بخشے(آمین)۔ چونکہ آپ سے میرے تعلقات بہت ...
    ( By Mufti Arshad Jamaal )
  • @Polumetla Kumar, Sir are you talking about today America and Europe countries who are talking about PEACE.' ...
    ( By Naeem Ahmed )
  • @Dolly How does it excuse barbarians who committed atrocities on Indians which included SCs and STs?'
    ( By Polumetla Kumar )
  • Polumetla Kumar i suggest you to read Dr ambedkar book 'riidles of Hinduism " , books by periyar the great wendy doniger in order to ...
    ( By Dolly Passey )
  • @Saidu Pallipparambil why they could not built such buildings,minars,forts in Arabian countries before? Didn't ...
    ( By Ajoy Dutta )
  • you talk about sufism but not act according to sufism  what a great difference! a man says what he does not do ...
    ( By Shahnawaz )
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    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Uniform Civil Code or Islamic Reform?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

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    There’s Scope for Reconciliation between Islam, Modernity
    Zia Haq

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    Sultan Shahin, New Age Islam

    Among many factors, social, economic, political, psychological, the one common feature is a brainwashing of vulnerable people on the basis of a supremacist, xenophobic, intolerant, exclusivist and totalitarian Jihadi theology. This is a blatant misuse of Islam, a spiritual path to salvation, that 1.6 billion Muslims believe, teaches peace, pluralism, co-existence and good neighbourliness.

     But there has to be a reason why jihadi ideology has gained acceptance so quickly; why fatwas issued by reputed moderate scholars prove so ineffective? How are Jihadis able to create a 100 percent certainty in the minds of some Muslims that violence against innocent people, including Muslims, whom they consider infidel, will please God and lead them to heaven?

     Clearly we Muslims need to rethink some basic features of our theology. Success of jihadism lies in the fact that, at its core, the jihadi theology is not very different from the consensus theology of all other schools of Islamic thought. For instance, jihadists are able to misuse the intolerant, xenophobic, war-time verses of the holy Quran, as Muslims believe that all verses, regardless of the context, are of universal applicability. Indeed, the Islamic theology of consensus, taught in all madrasas, says that Quran is uncreated, meaning that it is just an aspect of God; and so, divine like God Himself.....

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