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  • In history we have read about many Martyrs to Truth and often they were persecuted for what ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Can anyone explain if the words like 'violent', 'terrorist' or 'radical' are abusive or an attribute?
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • The Prophet (peace be upon him) is not God. He is Bashar but not like any human being. ' ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • All human beings hate one another. Some are exposed and others are hidden. Hate between...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Why does Hats Off use this forum to make his juvenile remarks?
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • This article is not on slavery, but Hats Off had to say something nasty. He just can't help it!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Islamism is not Islam. It is a distortion of Islam.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Neither Hindutva nor Islamism is a religion. They are distortions of religions.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hats Off's hate prachar assumes that Sufis are a well defined group! While the author is talking about ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • With respect to the practice of killing women for honour being spread to cities where it was previously unknown, ....
    ( By Masuma Hasan )
  • how can the yazidid sex slaves and the girls kidnapped by the boko...
    ( By hats off! )
  • all womenfolk except those of right hand posession.
    ( By hats off! )
  • then why was khusroe not safe from the early islamists? what happened....
    ( By hats off! )
  • hindutva has taken root. and it shows no signs of withering. from the unlettered....
    ( By hats off! )
  • sufis are the good cops of islam and the jihadis are the bad cops. between....
    ( By hats off! )
  • Keep it up, women of Sudan
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Counter -ideologies have to be really "counter". They must say clearly that killing...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Pakistan should be declared terrorist hostage territory rather than nation, than the world can do something about...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Silly comment from Hats Off! Is he calling Naseer sb. a moderate...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hats Off lies shamelessly to misportray Ilhan Omar! Vilifying and lying about people is not something decent folks do. She...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hats Off quotes some discredited Hadith to make a senseless point.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Well said!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Widodo has a hard task ahead of him. I wish him luck.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal narrated in his Musnad from Abd Allah bin Amr...
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • According to Hazrat Abu Hurayra, the Messenger of God (peace be upon him)....
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Jabir bin Abdullah said that the Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said....
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • We see some commands of God in the Quran and those of the Prophet in Ahadith...
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Islam does not want its followers to be extremists of fanatics in any sense....
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • is there an "agreed upon Qur'an?" or alternatively why are two "moderate" muslims are unable to come to a common ground?'
    ( By hats off! )
  • Throw the entire Arabic Literatures into the Arabian Sea. Peace will prevail. Arabic literatures are poisionous. Any attempt to gloss over is useless.
    ( By Dr.A.Anburaj )
  • I talked to some Ulama about the text of Bahare Shariat quoted in this article. They said all war-related aayat, ....
    ( By GGS )
  • as a true muslim, she can never assert the equality and validity of all religions. she can only assert ....
    ( By hats off! )
  • just like islam blames the jews and asserts that the judgement day will not come unless the last jew is killed....
    ( By hats off! )
  • Nothing new, Women is still treated as property across the whole world including eve so called Mordern....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Indonesia is heading towards Kiosk and jelly state like Paksitan and Imdia, one good thing happen that Cristinsed...
    ( By Aayina )
  • This small group is evey nation and is killing and mocking all democracy. All your large groups enjoys achievement....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Alas new blame on Non-Muslim, how about the Arab Women and culture, because they are been Muslim for ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • I will stand with Gulam Mohyuddin, he should not be called Apostant if he dbout certain parts of Quran, true...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Good column! Jamelle Bouie is a very valuable acquisition for NYTimes' op-ed page.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Let us fight this oppression rather than talk about who is more responsible for it
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
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    جو لوگ شب برأت کا اہتمام کرتے ہیں ان میں سے بھی اکثر لوگوں کو یہ پایا جاتا ہے کہ وہ شب برأت جیسی  مقدس رات کی ناقدری کرتے ہیں اور اسے سڑکوں اور گلیوں  میں گھوم پھر کر ضائع کر دیتے ہیں ۔ یہ سراسراللہ رب العزت کے اس احسان عظمیٰ کی ناشکری ہے جو اس نے شب برأت کی شکل میں ہمیں عطا کی ہے۔ لہٰذا، ہمیں یہ چاہئے کہ اس رات میں ہم اپنے گناہوں سے توبہ و استغفار کریں ، اور اللہ سے مغفرت اس کی رحمت اور نار جہنم سے آزاری کا پرانہ طلب کریں جو کہ اس رات مؤمنوں کے لئے اللہ کا سب سے بڑا تحفہ ہے۔

     

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    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam
    The Jinnah Redux in AMU; This Time as a Farce
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    Muslim society is increasingly convinced that it needs to police the behaviour of its members. Certainly one cannot hope for freedom and democracy within the wider society without championing these values within one’s own community. What is more worrisome is the Muslim anxiety to define itself solely as a theological community. If theology starts marking the boundaries of behaviour, the language of rights becomes the first casualty and the communities only stultify further.  There are enough problems which AMU should worry about. A few students drinking beer and showing it off during Ramzan should be the least of its worries....

    Spiritual Meditations
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    Do Not Repeat the Mistakes of 1989 in Allowing the Return of Taliban, New Age Islam Editor Sultan Shahin Asks International Community at UNHRC in Geneva

    Mr. President,

    The US is withdrawing from Afghanistan as well as from Iraq and Syria. Inspired by the Taliban declaration of victory, a radicalised terrorist in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, backed by a Pakistan-based Islamist terrorist organisation, attacked an Indian military convoy, killing 40 soldiers. Similar suicide attack killed 27 elite revolutionary guards in Sistan, Iran. Emboldened Jihadists will surely carry out more such attacks in future. The gloating in Islamist circles for having “defeated” both the superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States, has reached its peak.

    Mr. President,

    Still fresh in our minds is what happened when the international community abandoned Afghanistan in 1989. Taliban ruled and Al-Qaeda got a safe haven. A series of atrocities including 9/11 and horrors of Islamic State followed.

     In this backdrop, the complacency of the world community in allowing Taliban to govern Afghanistan is inexplicable. Jihadist strength does not come from their soldiers and territories. It comes from an ideology and ideologies cannot be defeated militarily.

    Mr. President,

    The Jihadist ideology is based on very solid foundations in Islamic history, scriptures and theology. Moderate Muslims have not yet succeeded in evolving a satisfactory alternative theology of peace and pluralism to challenge the current theology of violence and exclusion. Even when such a theology evolves, it will take time and effort for it to be established. Mainstream Muslims should be allowed the time and space to work out and propagate a counternarrative. I would, therefore, urge the international community not to repeat the mistakes of 1989 and invite further disasters....

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