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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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