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  • Barack Obama's Cairo speech to the Muslim world showed understanding and vision. Donald Trump spoke in Riyadh as an American arms merchant...
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  • So Somanath is to be understood as So+manat(h), and not as Soma-nath. In the latter, the two parts are meaningful, and linked with a clear ...
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  • So heartening to note the first part said emphatically: “In my opinion, instant talaq is null and void and unthinkable in the light of the ...
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  • Zakaria asks: "18:86 Till, when he reached the setting-place of the sun, he found it setting in a muddy spring. ... how should these verses ...
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  • The incorrect interpretation by the translators and commentators of the verses 86:6,7 is proof that the verse is not authored by man. At no point ...
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  • "Triple divorce is certainly not an essential Islamic practice but its effect in dissolving marriage among most Sunni sects may be part of their core ...
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  • Sift Grain from Chaff: The Truth about Triple Talaq “But as conquests brought a variety of people, lands, cultures and social customs....
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  • Quran 2:256 support there is no compulsion in religion. (سورة البقرة, Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #256)-Mohsin Khan ...
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  • Well Abdullah has never read or understood the Quran it is so obvious. When the Prophet passed away Islam was only in Hijaz that is ...
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  • My atheist friend read this article and wanted me to clarify the following: Quran 86:7 The Qur'an states, incorrectly, that semen originates ....
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  • It is unfortunate to see that even the so called intellectuals and top legal luminaries in India also happen to be only Hindu....
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  • So far Judiciary is the competent body to grant divorce for Hindus and other Indians except Muslims.The time has come and Muslims must also ...
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  • Why mohammed did not broke the black stone aswath ? He even kissed it.Now all Muslims do the same....
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  • Are the following statements justifiable from Quranic point of view? § The share of the male is double that of the female...
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  • Is Sharia law a human-made law or revelation from Allah since it permits family violence to allow Muslims to beat women? (سورة النساء, An-Nisaa, Chapter ...
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  • Is Sharia law a human-made law or a revelation from Allah in which it instructs Muslims to kill all Muslims who have changed their religion? ...
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  • Bhai Mubashir, “A House symbolizing the existence of One God cannot be hosting numerous idols...
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  • Is Sharia law from men or from the words of Quran or Hadith? Sharia law does not allow women to drive a car?...
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  • Showing that there is no incompatibility between science and religion is good, but science...
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  • Prof. Mustafa's views are regressive. Essentialism basically means fundamental beliefs regarding the....
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  • What an irony! This learned professor of Law continues to argue in favor...
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  • Instant. triple talaq is a deeply misogynistic and morally tyrannizing pre-Islamic custom and must be constitutionally.....
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  • So...Br Naseer. Can you identify Ahle Zikr among the Muslims of today? Please don't present...
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  • Religious apologists speak of science when it suits them. This means that they are trying to get legitimacy through comparing their faith with scientific inventions, ...
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  • INSTANT TRIPLE TALAQ IS NO OPTION FOR MEN AS POLYANDRY NO OPTION FOR WOMEN SO MUST BE OMITTED FROM NIKAHNAMA...
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  • Muslim bhaiya zara Tibet ke bare me bi likhlo. Kyo wo Buddhist lok he to dard Nahi Hota....
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  • Ms. Johari says, "The Muslim Personal Law Board claims that wives can protect themselves from triple talaq through.....
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  • Strengthning incest race of only one couple Adam and Eve, a Abrhamic view, I do not want be part...
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  • Good article that can alley the growing misgivings between the Muslims and Christians as rivals in faith. It....
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    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...

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