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  • The pertinent points to be noted are: The verses that mentions the exemptions for fasting does not exempt a menstruating woman. ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Isis is offshoot of Wahabism. Talibani is offshoot of Deobandis.
    ( By Yasir )
  • That is a silly rant against Fukuyama's nod to an inclusive sense of national identity. Muslim....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • For Hats Off, Marxist history is suspect, but Hindutva history is okay! This is exactly the answer...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • "ISIS in our midst is an existential danger for all of us and we must fully cooperate with the authorities in...
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • These requests are good. Let us hope they are taken into consideration. '
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • politicisation of history is the contribution of marxists-lenists to the....
    ( By hats off! )
  • “National identities can be built around liberal and democratic political....
    ( By hats off! )
  • Only an ignoramus with a hate agenda would not know Romila Thapar's credentials.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • who exactly is a renowned scholar, pray
    ( By hats off! )
  • Why to blame pakistan ? If you plant a mango seed you get a mango...
    ( By Madhuraj Patinhare Covilakam )
  • Quran 4:19 (Mohsin Khan translation), "O you who believe! You are forbidden...
    ( By zuma )
  • Quran 4:128 (Mohsin Khan translation), "And if a woman fears cruelty or desertion....
    ( By zuma )
  • Quran 4:90 (Mohsin Khan translation), "Except those who join a group...
    ( By zuma )
  • Totally rubbish comment from Hats Off! Even renowned scholars become targets of his hate if they...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • He did not say Islam is a race. White racists and Zionists figure prominently among the Islamophobes.'
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • a pot calling a kettle black. the leftist libtards...
    ( By hats off! )
  • is islam a race? or are muslims a race? islam is an idea and muslim is just...
    ( By hats off! )
  • Hats Off's deceptive techniques will not work here. The fact is that no one....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Very good discussion on what it means to be a Muslim in India.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Having an ideological dialogue with mass murderers does not only give....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Excellent article! Hindutva history is just a mythic creation to bolster...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • There was a general failure to understand the underlying unity of the...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • ‏ایمان کے بعد طہارت بندے کے لئے فرض ہو جاتی ہے۔نماز طہارت کے بغیر نہیں ہوتی۔ ظاہری طہارت پانی سے اور باطنی طہارت توبہ اور ...
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  • i have never seen so much hatred of the jew, the kuffar, the munafiq and the mushriq as there is in islam and the muslims.' ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • Terrorist attitude is not of that individual alone , it is the outcome of the very foundational aspect....
    ( By Madhuraj Patinhare Covilakam )
  • ban everything that comes from such religious wrong idealogy who believes in reward in heaven and...
    ( By yaya )
  • Hats Off sounds like a broken record. His sole interest is in blaming and vilifying Islam. I have...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • no. what we should on the other hand do is restart and replay that age old gem "nothing to do with islam" hit ....
    ( By hats off! )
  • Hats Off's bag of tricks includes presenting regressive views as moderate views...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • All South Asian countries must mount a vigorous joint counter-offensive...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Those who glorified the ISIS and misled the Muslim youth are trying....
    ( By Arshad )
  • My article was published in Urdu section on APril 3. Anybody can read it....
    ( By Arshad )
  • This article is plagiarise from my article on the same topic published...
    ( By Arshad )
  • In a sharp contrast, the 'Wilayat' in the Sufi connotation is quite different...
    ( By GRD )
  • this will continue as long as moderate muslims keep parroting the untruths such as - islam empowers women, ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • Hats Off seems to have made a career of lying about me and slandering me! As if that will hide his venomous....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Muslims seem to need authoritative and clear rules to conduct themselves. Spontaneous and heart-felt behavior seems,...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Yes, that is what being a true Indian means.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • They have been driven mad by a frenzy of hate...
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    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    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....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    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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    The Muslim community who had already been target of hate propaganda by the Buddhist nationalist organizations has become easy target of these organization post attacks. Now they have got justification of their hate propaganda in the attacks conducted by the ISIS-NTJ combine. The Buddhist extremist organization Bodu Bala Sena has been campaigning against Hindu, Muslim and Christian minority communities as outsiders...

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    The emergence of the hardcore Salafist strains in Sri Lanka were seen in stray incidents of quarrels, clashes between Buddhists and Muslims and deliberate changeovers to Islamic dress codes by Muslim women. Thus, the Salafi Islam, overriding the traditional beliefs of Sri Lankan Muslim, emerged in Kattankudy in the 1980s. Initially, the Salafist adherents in Sri Lanka created sectarian clashes with the local Sufi followers considering them ‘apostates’. But they showed their true colours when they vandalised the Sufi structures belonging to the Tareeqa-tul-Mufliheen and burned down the houses of over hundred Sufi followers in December 2006. But perhaps because of its preoccupation with the threat from the separatist Tamil Tigers, who had officially pulled out of peace talks indefinitely, the then government did not take the rise of Salafism in Sri Lanka as a serious security issue.....

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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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