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  • Poor Naseer sb. is again reduced to making personal insults. He thinks denouncing supremacism is equivalent to asserting political....
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  • Hats Off is more interested in denigrating Islam than in condemning blasphemy.
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  • Muslims seem always to have seen women as a threat. The following is from last week's Daily Star: "Hefajat-e Islam....
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  • Why is it hard for our prestigious imams and ulama to proclaim loudly, unequivocally and repeatedly on radio, TV and ...
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  • When a man gets inspired by theories and characteristics of wahabiyat, he is unable to get true enlightenment to understand ....
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  • 'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "No one who has an atom's weight of pride ...
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  • @Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi sb, What do you say about Kashmir and its growing Wahabiyat?....
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  • “The gnosis and knowledge of men is, compared with the Prophet’s, like the drop of moisture which oozes out of the top of a bound ...
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  • I agree that all blasphemy laws must be struck down. There are other laws to deal with acts that disturb public order which are sufficient.' ...
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  • Placing a command in its historical perspective is to show that Allah's laws have been the same in the past, they remain unchanged in the ...
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  • Allah is the Creator of this earth: Chapter 10 Jonah سورة يونس - Yunus: Verse 3 إِنَّ رَبَّكُمُ اللَّهُ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ فِي سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ ثُمَّ ...
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  • GM sb has given his understanding of verse 4:34 as follows: “4:34 is not about disloyalty or adultery. It is about obedience and disobedience ....
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  • Islam is the religion of Allah from creation and the religion brought by 124000 prophets over 70,000 years to all regions of the earth. Islam ...
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  • Rejecting subjectivity and objectivity might be as much harmful for values of knowledge as the so ....
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  • Growing militancy in Kashmir is a matter of great concern. '
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  • if at all there is an historical perspective, then it can neither be eternal nor universal
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  • even a deliberate, repeated and open act of blasphemy is not a crime. the inherent insecurity....
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  • If Allah has placed Islam to have supremacism than other religions that do exercise their faith in him, why should Quran 85:11 permits.....
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  • Quran 65:3 mentions sufficiency is for those who believe in Allah: Chapter 65 Divorce سورة الطلاق - At-Talaq: ....
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  • Allah's love is not bias against those who believe in Allah yet join other religions: Chapter 3 The family of Imran سورة آل عمران - Aal-e-Imran: ...
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  • Does Allah love those terrorists who spread mischief in Syria to destroy houses, monuments and etc.? The extract below condemns. .
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  • Naseer sb. now raises a fake issue of the difference between supremacy and supremacism. He give an invented and ludicrous definition....
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  • Naseer sb. continues to fight his bogeymen, falsely portraying me as an agent of profligacy! This is his deceptive way of....
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  • Creeping medievalism" is a good phrase to describe the Muslim war on women.
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  • Critical outlook surely needs to be cultivated. We should develop tolerance and accept new ideas.
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  • But later the revelation of 2:190 allowed fighting against those who had persecuted.
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  • GM sb selectively loses his capacity to distinguish between supremacy and supremacism. Not surprising because all that he is interested in, is ,....
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  • GM sb is wasting everybody's time injecting his third-rate gender politics into a discussion of a verse from the Quran. The hypocrite who argued in ...
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  • Quran supports all who believe in Allah and do righteous deeds are equal. The following is the extract:...
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  • Naseer sb. says, "The Quran being the last of the revelations and containing the complete and perfected religion....
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    Defeating Islamism and Jihadism: Evolve a New Theology of Peace, Pluralism and Gender justice, Sultan Shahin asks Muslim States at UNHRC in Geneva
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    A War on Terror has been raging for 17 years now but we are no closer to defeating Islamist terror. Jihadism continues to attract Muslim youth. This is because the world has not paid enough attention to the ideology of Islamism and Jihadism.

    Mainstream Muslims have considered Islam a spiritual path to salvation, one of the many. Islam aims at reforming society for a peaceful, harmonious, pluralist existence. However, due to certain historical factors, the theology and jurisprudence of Islam that evolved in the 8th and 9th centuries (CE), present Islam as a political, totalitarian ideology of supremacism, xenophobia, intolerance and gender discrimination. It is this theology of violence, exclusivism and world-domination that is taught in madrasas and sustains Islamism. But despite the Islamist violence against peaceful Muslims and non-Muslims alike, the community is still not focussed on the need for evolving a counternarrative of Islam.

     It is imperative that Muslim countries that have signed the UN Charter look into the issue urgently and work towards developing a new theology of peace, pluralism and gender justice. While several countries like Morocco and now Saudi Arabia appear to be moving in this direction, the one country that has made a solid contribution is Turkey. In a decade-long exercise 100 Turkish scholars have managed to limit the number of authentic ahadith to just 1600, out of over 10,000, and provide each hadith with context and suitable interpretation. This book of authentic Hadith has been provided to all mosques in Turkey but I hope it is made available to the global Muslim community in their own languages as soon as possible.

    Allama Iqbal, a poet-philosopher of the South Asian sub-continent had called for the reconstruction of religious thought in Islam almost a hundred years ago. Let us at least start working on it now....

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