• For Hats Off this is just another opportunity to say something hateful about Muslims! The guy is obsessed with anti-Muslim hatered.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • never mind taxila. or konark. The holy cow of monumentality - taj mahal.
    ( By hats off! )
  • Excellent article. Changed my ignorant mindset. May this idea spread to all the muslims of the world.
    ( By Sahil Raza )
  • Dear sister Teresa, Thanks for this meaningful review. I hope this review will encourage both serious readers and peace....
    ( By SAJID ANWAR )
  • The Crown Prince is only strengthening the monarchy and consolidating the anti-Iran front. He....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Taj Mahal's deterioration is symbolic of a paradigmatic shift in our values.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • This is so dumb really Turks, Arabs and Persians are not...
    ( By What? )
  • Dear Sister Teresa, You have wonderfully given the gist of the book and created curiosity among the readers ....
    ( By Rajat Malhotra )
  • An anti-reform AIMPLB gives Islam a bad name and is like a curse on the Muslim community. We need new leadership.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • ully agree with this press bulletin. Indian Muslims must reject the leadership of such regressive clerics.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Ghaus Sb says: “The way you are speaking in your comment shows you are not a Muslim.” From what I say, he can....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Ghaus Sb says: Those who say, fitna means “shirk” and opine that the early Muslims fought to end fitna” must have meant “to end that ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Good article. The is only One G-d and Muhammad was the final messenger and prophet of G-d. As I write this, G-d is known ...
    ( By Lenny SB )
  • Please read my article on subject of "there is no compulsion in Religion...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • Related article...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • Naseer sb, Please read my comment again and again. You did not get my comment. I did not say both...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • Arbitration is of two kinds - binding and non-binding. When the parties choose binding arbitration, the decision of the arbitrator is binding on the parties ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • All right thinking Muslims must welcome such a course. Academic independence of the Universities must be protected and respected. There ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Referring to your comment: 7/18/2018 5:04:08 AM, to you both views are valid and fitna could mean “shirk or polytheism” also. The Quran clearly commands ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • What do I mean by acceptance? Read the Quran carefully. There isn’t any verse that calls for tolerance of the peaceful rejecter of Islam. There ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The title question sums up the matter of the article. The answer is the course will discuss in detail how Muslim clerics and fundamentalists misinterpret ...
    ( By arshad )
  • Site Web Israel and Myanmar give more rights to muslims, than muslims give rights to Kafirs,...
    ( By Shan Barani )
  • Good article. The is only One G-d and Muhammad was the final messenger and prophet of G-d. As I write,..
    ( By Lenny SB (Shivarsi) )
  • I fully agree with Faizur Rahman sahib. Such "courts" should be called "Arbitration centers.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • A course on "Uses of religions to gain political power" would be entirely appropriate. By the way, Obama refused to use the label "Islamic....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • بہت بہت شکریہ جناب! اللہ عز و جل آپ کے مبارک کلمات کو مستجاب کرے۔ آمین بجاہ سید المرسلین صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
    ( By misbahul Huda quadri )
  • fve questions
    ( By hats off! )
  • بہت عمدہ ۔ اللہ تعالی ہم مسلمانوں کو صوفیائے کرام کے نہج پر شریعت و طریقت کو سمجھنے اور اس پر عمل کرنے ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • Mushrik and muwahhid, Muslims and non-Muslims all equally need to adopt the path of tolerance. One sided tolerance is not helpful. This point should also ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • Naseer sb, Muhammad bin Ishaq said that Az-Zuhri informed him from Urwah bin Az-Zubayr and other scholars that (until there is no more fitnah) the Fitnah ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • An excellent read that contextualises many pertinent issues connected to Muslims and Islam! Your angle ....
    ( By Meera )
  • Naseer sb, Can you suggest me how many books have you read on theology? From your comments it appears you have been inspired by orientalist ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • Naseer sahib, What is theology? Why do you use theology in general term? In your comment you meant that those who follow theology are following ....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • Before I say anything further, could you please explain your questions? What do you mean by acceptance?....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • Tolerance in Muslim society earlier was because of low level of outward piety. Intolerance grows as the level of outward piety grows. Outward piety is ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The Muslim nation (with the exception of one or two Muslim countries) as a whole has been blind and deaf to the above advice and ...
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • I fully agree with Rashid sahib.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • At this rate Hats Off may soon get some insight into his unquenchable hatred of Muslims.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • This is the time when the anti-Muslim hate propaganda of the BJP/RSS is at full blast to cover up for the absence of any acchhe ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Excellent book review! As the reviewer says, "secularism cannot be used as a pretext to ignore discrimination on grounds....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )

    Islam and the West

    The first strikes a balance between Iran’s right to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes as also the international community’s concern to ensure that its nuclear programme remains strictly peaceful. The second sentence contains implicit disapproval of the American decision and warns, again implicitly, against any strong military action. For India, the question will also be: can it rely on the U.S. to honour even its written word embodied in international agreements? ...

    Middle East Press

    The Uprising of Arab Dignity By Sawsan Al Shaer: New Age Islam's Selection, 11 May 2018

    Is War An Alternative To The Deal?

    By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

    Iran And Israel On The Brink: What Will Stop Them?

    By Yossi Mekelberg

    Who Are The Winners And Losers From US Oil Sanctions On Iran?

    By Wael Mahdi

    Trump Decision to Nix Not Fix Iran Deal Ads to Transatlantic Tensions

    By Andrew Hammond

    Ballots, Bullets And Elections In Lebanon

    By Makram Rabah

    For Malaysia's Comeback 'Kid' Mahathir, Age Is Only A Number

    By Praveen Menon

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Current Affairs

    Iranians May Turn To ‘Military President’ As Nuclear Deal Collapses
    Rohollah Faghihi

    If Britain, France and Germany stand firmly behind the nuclear deal and uphold their commitments rather than continue seeking to appease Trump by bringing up extraneous issues, an Iranian government in the hands of the pro-Reform camp may eventually come to enter further engagement....

    Current Affairs

    Mahathir’s Back: Malaysia’s Chance To Clean Up

    Malaysia is often put forward as a rare example of tolerance and democracy among countries with a Muslim majority. Both claims had been looking shaky as UMNO resorted to ever more unfair tactics, and ever more strident appeals to the country’s Malay Muslim majority, to remain in power. How much this changes depends on the good faith and efficiency of the new government....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Nigeria's Difficult Path to Long Lasting Peace with Boko Haram
    Lai Mohammed

    However, nowhere in the world can these types of attacks be indefinitely prevented, unless the group in question surrender. Terror can strike anywhere. Sadly, the streets of London, Paris and New York, nations whose security capacities outstrip that of my nation, bear testimony to this truth. In Nigeria, we remain vigilant to intercept and prevent these assaults. But a final guarantor of peace will be Boko Haram's formal renunciation of violence in both speech and deed....

    Islam and Politics

    Trump is the New Gaddafi
    Robert Fisk

    That’s why I most enjoyed Trump’s expression of love for Iranians. All US presidents say how much they love the people they are about to invade. Bush said the same about the Iraqis. So did Reagan before he bombed Gaddafi’s Libya. Now Trump feels sorry for the “long suffering Iranians”. Trump reminded us all of a time when Iran “prospered in peace” and “commanded the admiration of the world” –...

    Current Affairs
    What Is Wrong With Malaysia?
    Umapagan Ampikaipakan

    What Is Wrong With Malaysia?
    Umapagan Ampikaipakan

    I have never quite bought the notion that democracy delivers a government no better than what its people deserve. The phrase, often repeated in anger or haste, is clever, but it ignores political realities. We do not deserve the government we get if the government we get is the consequence of fear and uncertainty, poverty, weakened democratic institutions, systematic racism, gerrymandering and a system stacked in favour of those in power....

    Urdu Section

    Religious Extremism  مذہبی انتہا پسندی
    Javed Ahmad Ghamidi

    رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کے بعد بھی یہ سنت پوری شان کے ساتھ قائم رہی، لیکن بعد کے زمانوں میں جب حکمران اپنے اعمال کی وجہ سے اِس کے اہل نہیں رہے تو جمعہ کا منبر خود اُنھوں نے علما کے سپرد کر دیا۔ مذہب کے نام پر فتنہ و فساد کو اصلی طاقت اِسی سے حاصل ہوئی۔ یہ صورت حال تبدیل ہونی چاہیے اور ہمارے حکمرانوں کو پورے عزم و جزم کے ساتھ فیصلہ کرنا چاہیے کہ اِس نماز کا اہتمام اب حکومت کرے گی اور یہ صرف اُنھی مقامات پر ادا کی جائے گی جو ریاست کی طرف سے اِس کے لیے مقرر کر دیے جائیں گے۔ اِس کا منبر حکمرانوں کے لیے خاص ہو گا۔

    Urdu Section

    صرف یہی نہیں بلکہ اور بھی دیگر متعدد حقائق سے اس کی تصدیق ہوتی ہے:جلسہ گاہ ایسے بڑے بڑے بینر سے بھرے ہوئے تھے جن سے مسلمانوں اور دیگر اقلیتوں کے لئے نیتش سرکار کے منصوبوں کی تشہیر ہو رہی تھی۔مولانا رحمانی نے اپنی تقریر میں ‘‘اس ریلی کو زبردست کامیاب بنانے میں ہر قسم کا تعاون پیش کرنے کے لئے’’ وزیر اعلیٰ کا شکریہ ادا کیا۔مقریرین نے جنوری سے پورے بہار میں رونما ہونے والے مسلم مخالف تشدد کے خلاف لب کشائی میں ایک لفظ بھی بولنے کی زحمت گوارہ نہیں کی۔

    Islamic Society

    How Pakistan Weaponised ‘Love for Prophet Muhammad’
    Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

    That this gauntlet of radical Islam continues to be inherited and used by Pakistani leaders underscores the cause behind the shambles the state continues to find itself in. That this self-mutilation is carried out as manifestation of “love” for the Prophet of Islam is emblematic of the fatal inertia against reform of Islamic theology in the Muslim world...

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    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    Islam Needs a Renaissance
    Ram Jethmalani

    This division of jihad came to be interpreted in Islam as meaning that the outer and less important physical struggle for Islam was over and had given way to the more important inner, moral struggle. The tragedy is that all terrorist organisations are dishonestly concealing this very significant Hadith from their followers....

    Islam and Pluralism

    Transcending The Us Versus Them Paradigm
    Maryam Sakeenah

    The pulpit and the Minbar have vital roles in defeating the false us versus them narrative. Both religions contain voluminous and powerful content on tolerance and compassion that needs to resonate to drown this madness in the name of faith. Faith must be the healing, the mending and the force inspiring peacemaking….

    Debating Islam

    Are All Terrorists Really Muslims?
    Aakar Patel

    As is obvious, most terrorists in India are Hindus, the ones whom we have conveniently labelled ‘Maoist’ instead of ‘Hindu’. The second largest group of terrorists is the tribals, animists and perhaps, some Christians, of the north-east. Muslims are third....

    Debating Islam

    Contemplating Islamic Reform: Islamists want revival, Islamic modernists are pushing for Islamic reform
    Dr. Muqtedar Khan

    As far as Muslim intellectuals who cared about the condition of Muslim reality were concerned, they sought to revive Islam in order to reform Muslim society. But today we live in an age, when Muslims and non-Muslims are talking about reforming Islam to revive Muslim societies. While the new, reversed Juxtapositioning of revival and reform, is gaining dominance the old theme of revival continues to echo in the collective Muslim consciousness....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Defeating ISIS Ideology: To defeat ISIS it is necessary to defeat its ideology
    Amaar Ahmad

    Today's opportunistic extremists now pervert that example to justify an open-ended war against "infidels" that are mostly fellow Muslims. To justify this they commit another abomination: Takfir, or declaring fellow Muslims as apostates worthy of being killed. While there is no worldly punishment in Quran for either blasphemy or apostasy, ISIS punishments are quite ironically based on Biblical accounts....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    End Game: Al-Shabab as a Model for the Islamic State’s Decline
    Clint Watts

    Al-Shabab and IS have each attracted significant contingents of foreign fighters. While both have been forerunners in the use of new media techniques to lure young men to the battlefield, al-Shabab in many ways pioneered the methods for online radicalisation and recruitment so effectively employed by IS today....

    Debating Islam

    Racism has been a quiet issue in our religion, whether we care to acknowledge this fact or not. Technically, it shouldn’t be, because there are numerous Quranic passages that tell us to accept our Muslim brothers and sisters of every race, ethnicity, or “tribe….

    Debating Islam

    Does Islam Permit Destruction of All Statues?
    Azis Anwar Fachrudin

    In general, most Muslims, either as a minority like in India or as a majority like in Indonesia, have no problem with statues, unlike those who prefer a literal interpretation of the Prophet’s sayings, or Hadiths....

    Debating Islam
    The Islamic State
    Zachary Laub

    The self-proclaimed Islamic State is a militant movement that has conquered territory in western Iraq and eastern Syria, where it has made a bid to establish a state in territories that encompass some six and a half million residents....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Countering Violent Extremism by a Counter Terror Narrative Drawn On the Qur’an
    Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

    Anybody with very intellect who has any familiarity with the common religious rituals of Islam will know it for sure, that all Islamic rituals are totally devoid of any gesture of violence. Muslims daily or Congregation prayer, fasting, charity, pilgrimage and recitation of the Qur’an are all spiritually fulfilling and free from any association with violence. There are countless millions of Muslims living far below the poverty line in many Muslim and secular countries....

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    Debating Islam

    Ibn Taymiyah died in prison for teaching that the caliphate is not a military or political organization, though it is an Umma.  It is consensus of the wise persons and scholars on the meaning of justice, originating from divine revelation, natural law, and human reason to understand the first two sources....

    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    The Prospects for Reform in Islam
    Raza Rumi

    Islamists view Sharia as the sole legitimate source of politics and government; consequently, they believe that Sharia must be enforced around the world by a powerful and expansive Islamic State….

    Islamic Ideology

    'ISIS Members Went to the Same Mosques and They Received the Same Religious Messages as the Rest of the Community'
    Hakim Khatib

    Media outlets in the Arab world were flooded by news, explanations, and interpretations condemning the Islamic State, calling it un-Islamic. Prominent Islamic scholars from different countries all over the world condemned the actions of IS and confirmed the message that IS is not related to Islamic teachings, but on the contrary destroys Islam….

    Debating Islam

    Exposing Anti-Islam Author Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Latest Deception
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    While promoting her new book, Heretic, on a March 23 episode of "The Daily Show," Somali-born author and anti-Islam activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali made a staggering claim: “If you look at 70 percent of the violence in the world today, Muslims are responsible,” she told host Jon Stewart....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Marketing The Islamic State or Daesh
    Rafia Zakaria

    The theatre of brutality and barbarity enacted by Daesh — the Arabic acronym for the self-styled Islamic State — is not new to Pakistanis. For a country long embroiled in the seemingly endless fight against the Taliban, nearly all of Daesh’s acts are a repeat telecast. When the Taliban march into a town, Swat or Miramshah or even the outskirts of Karachi, they ban women from public spaces, mete out their own brand of justice in town squares, unleash a barrage of floggings, beatings and beheadings. All of it is carefully documented in videos and pictures….

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    'Make Revolutionary Changes in the Islamic Theology of Consensus to Fight Jihadism': Sultan Shahin Asks Muslim Nations at UNHRC in Geneva
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    Sixteen years after 9/11, the issue of Jihadi terrorism has become even more complex and widespread.

    First, though Jihadism is a violent offshoot of Wahhabism and Salafism, the international community has allowed the fountainhead of Wahhabi/Salafi ideology to continue to spend tens of billions of dollars to Wahhabise the world Muslim community.

    Second, we recently saw with horror, but without any protest from the international community, the sight of a UN-designated terrorist, with a ten-million-dollar bounty on his head, launch a political party and nominate another US-designated terrorist to contest democratic elections in Pakistan. Apparently, some countries can ignore UN directives with impunity.

    Third, the Muslim community has failed to grasp that Jihadism spread so rapidly around the world because at its core it is not very different from the theology of consensus that informs the religious beliefs and practices of all Muslim sects. That is why Jihadis are not impressed when we Muslims either proclaim that Islam is a religion of peace and pluralism or when we try to wash our hands off Jihadism by claiming that it has nothing to do with Islam. If we Muslims want to live as honourable citizens in the 21st century’s globalised world, we must rethink our consensus theology in all its dimensions and make revolutionary changes to bring it in line with the needs of present times....

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