• I did not get you when you said mushtarak. '
    ( By Zain )
  • No state should be founded on religion. A people may demand separation because of their fear of minority status, but that is a political decision....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • It is good to seek commonalities between different religions. That may not suit Hats Off's hate-based....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin Faruki )
  • Blessed are the peace makers for they will be called children of God
    ( By Ronniel D'Souza )
  • Mr. Zain,T Thereis nothing as such. Two things are essential for you to know; 1) with the words...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Given the kind of threat, female-centred countering....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Great article sir.
    ( By Jitendra Prasad )
  • Because ,they play dual when it comes other(nonmuslim) terrorist organizations.
    ( By Khorshid Khorshid )
  • @Sheikh Shaheen probably you were not born at that time
    ( By Balbir Singh )
  • I was there in Srinagar Badamibagh in january 1990. I was a union Govt officer living...
    ( By Balbir Singh )
  • Devout Muslim=Active Jihadist Moderate Muslim=Dormant Jihadist
    ( By Jayaraman Subri Iyer )
  • raja ram mohan roy is basically a confused and shocked man who thought christianity....
    ( By hats off! )
  • This is rediculous to believe that if someone simply says to his wife, you are like my mother his marriage....
    ( By Zain )
  • اسلام کے نام پر ہونے والی ہر دہشت گردی کا قلع قمع کرنا ہم مسلمانوں کی اولین ذمہ داری ہے ۔
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • This article is an injection without medicine. What he is trying to bring out is not clear. Our beloved PM ....
    ( By Dr.A.Anburaj )
  • With what face does Hats Off, an apologist for Western White racism and imperialism, become a defendant of Western liberalism?
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • these are the termites that will eventually destroy the liberal western....
    ( By hats off! )
  • Hats Off's depiction of "original principles" is just another salvo....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Such Neanderthal preachers are the bane of the Muslim world.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Peter Welby and Al-Omar are alike in that they are right on some points and....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • first snachthe rights of a some country ccupied by force if they resist call them terrorists ...actually....
    ( By Farooq Ahmad )
  • Would the Learned Sir have the courage to disclose upon the Kafirs of the Kafiristans across the world,....
    ( By Rajani Mishra )
  • @Abhijnan Kharmul , nothing wrong or bad about the above examples . Infact , there are wrong intrepretation ....
    ( By Irfan Ali )
  • I gave example "one day every one come under islam" "without allah no one has to worship any other ....
    ( By Abhijnan Khamrui )
  • @Hakim Ahmed , that's what I have written above that there is no Islamic terrorism but only political terrorism .'
    ( By Irfan Ali Mansoor )
  • Will u please identify where is Islamic terrorism, it is only state sponsored terrorism all over world ....
    ( By Mansoor Hakkim Ahamed )
  • @Sheikh Shaheen , under no circumstances anyone should raise or pick up guns against any Government ! ....
    ( By Irfan Ali )
  • @Abhijnan Khamrui Brother which one verse of Quran'
    ( By Shabir Ahmad Zergar )
  • They are not sincere,behind the scene they all support them.None of them have condemned terrorism openly.'
    ( By Rattanlal Raina )
  • Blessed are the peace makers for they will be called children of God.
    ( By Ronniel D'Souza )
  • Which religion has largest fragmented nations formed in the name of religion ? Why ?Need introspection.'
    ( By Harbans Lal Mehta )
  • Futwas issuedby saudies molvies to help amereca.they...
    ( By Sn Husen )
  • @Hussain Rabi Gandhi who killed 3milian Bangladeshis....
    ( By Dilip Thombre )
  • Religious preechings propogating anti scientific doctrines hiptonising an average human being be...
    ( By Harbans Lal Mehta )
  • @Sheikh Shaheen, did Kashmiris Hindu pundits killed any Kashmiri Muslims??? Still they were killed tortured ....
    ( By Dilip Thombre )
  • Kashmiri Pandits are not allowed by their masters to settle down in Kashmir, most of them are...
    ( By Sheikh Shaheen )
  • America & Israel are main culprits
    ( By Ansarullah Khan )
  • @ Dilip Thombre You are a big lier'
    ( By Shabir Ahmad Zergar )
  • @Srivastava A K You are a bias one, because you cannot explain what you have said'
    ( By Shabir Ahmad Zergar )
  • @Balbir Singh has any body stopped them to settle down in Kashmir, don't make a fun of your comment'
    ( By Shabir Ahmad Zergar )

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Public floggings, economic disempowerment, social stigmatization: These are daily reminders to the women of my country, Iran, that in the eyes of their government they are lesser....


    Bangla Section

    জিহাদিরা সহিংসতার সম্পূর্ণ ধর্মতত্ত্ব, ঘৃণা ও অসহিষ্ণুতার  সুসংগত আখ্যান তৈরী করেছে যা সর্বগ্রাসী আর ফ্যাসিবাদের  সগোত্র।  এ ধর্মতত্ত্ব সংখ্যালঘু মুসলমান তরুণদের আকৃষ্ট করতে আর তাদেরকে সমবেদনা ও দয়ার মানব প্রবৃত্তি গুলির প্রতি অসমবেদনশীল করতে সক্ষম। সাধারণত, আত্মহত্যার জন্য কাউকে প্ররোচিত করা বিশ্বের সবচেয়ে কঠিন কাজ হওয়া উচিত। কিন্তু যখনি ও যেখানেই কৃতসংকল্প ও সম্পদ্শালী গোষ্ঠীর প্রয়োজন হয়ে আত্মাঘাতী বোমা হামলার সেনাবাহিনী মুসলিম সমাজ থেকে উদ্ভূত হয় যারা অবর্ননীয় ও নিষ্ঠুর ক্রুরতার প্রমান দেয়।   

    সুস্পষ্টরূপে এটা  ইসলামী আইডিওলজির আকর্ষণ ও শক্তির জন্যই সম্ভব  হয়েছে যেটা হাজার বছর ধরে মুসলমানদের মধ্যে ইসলামের ব্যাখ্যার থেকে সম্পূর্ণভাবে ভিন্ন।  সুফীমতের  প্রভাবে  মুসলমানরা একটি উদার ও  সহনশীল ধর্মে গর্বিত যেটা পূর্ববর্তী ধর্মগুলিরই  পুনরাবৃত্তি। মুসলিমরা  বিশ্বাস করে যে তাদের ধর্ম মানবতার জন্যে একটি উপহার।

    সুতরাং, যখন শেষ শতাব্দীর শুরুতে সৌদি-ওয়াহাবী রাজতন্ত্র প্রতিষ্ঠার সাথে সাথেএকটি  বিশেষত ইসলামের অসহিষ্ণু ব্যাখ্যা   প্রচার করা শুরু হয়, তখন মুসলমানরা তা  প্রত্যাখ্যান করে। কিন্তু বিষ্ময়কর তেল সম্পদ এবং ঠান্ডা যুদ্ধের প্রয়োজনীয়তাগুলি দ্রুততর  এই মতাদর্শে কে ছড়িয়ে দেয়।   এমন কি 9/11 এর পরেও আন্তর্জাতিক সম্প্রদায় এই প্রক্রিয়াটিকে বাধা দেয়নি। বরং সন্ত্রাসীদের উন্নতিতে এটি বেশ কয়েকটি নতুন এলাকা তৈরি করেছে।


    Spiritual Meditations

    Baul music may be an unfamiliar genre for anyone who has never resided in West Bengal or Bangladesh, but this UNESCO World Heritage-listed musical style has influenced the culture of the area...


    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Washington has somewhat realized that, without accommodating regional countries, stability will remain a distant possibility. Here, the success in finding a common solution depends on how far the US can address the concerns of Russia and China....


    Arabic Section

    ينبغي أن نعلم أن ظهور داعش قد أدى إلى مفاسد عظيمة من تكفير المسلمين واستحلال دمائهم بما فيهم الأطفال والنساء إضافة إلى استحلال قتل غير المسلمين المعاهدين للسلام تحت القانون الوطني، وكذالك الجرائم الأخرى التي ترتكبها داعش ليست سوى العدوان والإثم، وذالك في مخالفة أمر الله عزوجل حيث قال "وَلَا تَعْتَدُوا ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُعْتَدِينَ" (2:190)

    Urdu Section

    لوک سبھا کے نتائج کے بعد معمولی وقفہ کے دوران وزیراعظم نریندرمودی نے دومرتبہ مسلمانوں کے تعلق سے لچک دار رویہ اپنایا ہے اور ان کے رویہ میں اچانک حیرت انگیز تبدیلی رونما ہوئی ہے۔پہلے انہوں نے پارلیمنٹ کے سینٹرل ہال میں بی جے پی اور این ڈی اے میں شامل دیگر پارٹیوں کے منتخب ممبران پارلیمنٹ کے سامنے جو بیان دیا،اس کی گونج اور اس پر بحث کاسلسلہ ابھی ختم نہیں ہوا تھا کہ انہوں نے عید الفطر کے موقع پر ایک نئے انداز میں اردواور انگریزی میں عید کارڈٹوئیٹ کردیا اور مسلمانوں کو عیدالفطر کی مبارکباد پیش کی۔


    Islam and Politics
    Spotlight on Madrasas, Again
    Spotlight on Madrasas, Again
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Madrasa are in spotlight again. Not because there are wild allegations of these institutions harbouring terrorists but through a PIL filed in Delhi High Court to regulate the contents of madrasas and Maktabs. One must also add that the same PIL also asks for similar regulation in Gurukuls but given the fact that there are very few of them, the potential impact of the outcome of this PIL is to be felt by madrasas. The important point for us therefore is how Muslims should respond to such a PIL....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    “Islamic feminism” per se nor around the meaning of this expression, because in the end, both trends may be seen as “Islamic knowledge” that aims at anchoring Islamic justice to the (legal) relationships of men and women within and outside the family….


    Islamic World News

    ISIS Promotional Video In Kashmir Lashes Out At Pakistan, Separatists

    Another High-Level India, Pakistan Talks Meaningless Unless Terror Infra Is Dismantled: Haqqani

    US Religious Freedom Ambassador Laments Widespread Silence On Uyghurs

    Palestinian Sheikh Says ‘Army of Islam’ Will Set Out From Jerusalem to Conquer The World

    Iran Unveils 10 Ultra-Advanced Defensive Systems

    When Disaster Hits, Indonesia's Islamists Are First To Help

    Islamic State’s Sinai Affiliate Remains a Destabilizing Force in Egypt

    Compiled By New Age Islam News Bureau

    For Details And More News From All Regions, Please Click, ‘Read More'

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Montreal Woman Says STM Bus Driver Didn't Stop For Her Because Of Her Niqab

    Paterson Police Welcome First All-Female Class and First Hijabi Officer

    Boris Johnson Defends Comments about Veiled Muslim Women At Launch

    Islamic Charities Push Death for ‘Apostates’ And Female Subjugation

    Poor Services for Women and Statistics are Alarming: Fadoua Bakhadda

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    1 2 ..9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 ... 198 199 200 ....


    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Numerous fatwas (edicts) have been issued by ulema (Islamic scholars) across the globe, particularly since 9/11 in a bid to stem the tide of Islamist terrorism. Tens of thousands of ulema have endorsed these fatwas issued by influential institutions of Islamic learning of all sects in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh as well as other parts of the world. When issued, these fatwas inspired great expectations. As perceptive and insightful an observer as Mr. Ziauddin Sardar proclaimed “the beginning of the end of the war of terror” when a hundred thousand Deobandi ulema endorsed a fatwa issued by the hundred-year-old Islamic madrasa in Deoband, India, “unequivocally denouncing terrorism,” in June 2008. Similarly, Sufism-oriented Barailwis, hard-line Salafis, Ahl-e-Hadeesis, have all denounced Islamist terrorism in their separate or joint statements. But terrorist ideology continues to attract our youth, particularly in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. What used to be merely a Pakistan-sponsored secessionist struggle is showing signs of tuning into an Islamist struggle for the establishment of Islamic Sharia through a universal Caliphate, very much redolent of the objectives of the so-called Islamic State or ISIS.  Popularizing the slogan of “Shariatya Shahadat,” a militant leader Zakir Musa, Burhan Wani’s successor, even threatened to kill Hurriyat leaders for calling Kashmir’s separatist movement political and not religious. Calling them “hypocrites, infidels, followers of evil”, the militant had warned to chop off their heads to be hanged in Lal Chowk in Srinagar, “if they create hurdles in the path of making Kashmir an Islamic State”....

    Islam and Politics

    There is certainly a need to bridge the chasm which has been created between the Muslim community and the ruling dispensation. Owing to a number of factors, Muslims have thought that the BJP is their enemy number one. This perception needs to change for the very simple and pragmatic reason that no minority can prosper without cooperating closely with the state. But for this there has to be genuine rethinking amongst the Muslims on a number of issues....

    Islamic Ideology
    What Does Taqwa Mean?
    What Does Taqwa Mean?
    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    The methodology that I have followed to derive the meaning of Taqwa was to let the Quran teach me its meaning. This is the methodology that I follow for all my articles. To the best of my knowledge and belief, no other person has derived the same meaning of Taqwa, because no one else follows the same methodology with the same Taqwa or intensity. They follow it loosely, or without adequate Taqwa, which is why their meanings do not fit well the usage of the word in the Quran....

    Islam and Pluralism

    Islam declares all human beings equal in terms of human values, yet every person is rewarded in accordance with his service that he offers. This concept, if utilized in daily life, can greatly benefit the societies and develop pluralism. There will be thus no room for prejudice, oppression or persecution....

    Islamic Ideology

    It is widely recognized that, on the topic of violence, the Qur'an speaks with more than one voice. Some verses speak for peace and others for war. The conventional explanation is that the difference hinges on the migration of the early Muslim community from Mecca to Medina: in Mecca Muslims were persecuted while Muhammad and the Qur'an preached non-violence and tolerance...

    Books and Documents

    Reflecting Khan’s understanding that spirituality isn’t something cut off from daily life, but, rather, deeply rooted in it, this book is framed around anecdotes from the lives of people (famous as well as ‘ordinary’), aspects of Nature, key events in the history of countries, reports in newspapers and so on....

    Islamic Ideology

    There are certainly war-related rulings in the Quran and Ahadith, but they are contextual and relevant only for preventing oppression, curbing religious persecutions and gaining religious rights. It will be injustice for any “Islamist or Jihadist groups” to apply them to a pluralistic country, especially India, where people of different religions coexist with all their respective religious freedom and civil rights….

    Islamic Ideology
    Adjurations in the Quran
    Adjurations in the Quran
    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    Scholars of Islam have strangely struggled with explaining the adjurations in the Quran when these offer them the opportunity to show their skills of interpretation and understanding of metaphors and of poetic allusions. Some have even wondered “what does Allah mean by swearing by something that is inferior to Him?”!  Others are clearly embarrassed by Allah swearing so often because a man who swears often is looked down upon....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    National interest and foreign policy was “dearer” to Pakistan than the actual objectives of jihad, according to Bhat. He said that Pakistan saw jihad as merely “a policy for international bank balances and strategic depth”, and a policy aimed at, among other regional objectives, keeping pressure on India. “It’s a game, a part of the policy,”....

    Islamic Q and A

    Cooperating with ISIS or any other “Islamist” terror outfits is forbidden and an act of severe oppression. The reason is that such outfits are committing sins of transgression whereas Almighty Allah says in the Quran, “And Cooperate in righteousness (birr) and piety (Taqwa), but do not cooperate in sin (Ithm) and transgression (‘Udwan)....

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ... 198 199 200 ....


    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    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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