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Islamic Ideology (25 Jul 2012 NewAgeIslam.Com)


The Broader Notion of Din Al-Islam Is Inclusive Of All Monotheistic Faiths

 

 

 

 

By Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

Co-author (Jointly with Ashfaque Ullah Syed), Essential Message of Islam, Amana Publications, USA, 2009

July 26, 2012.

In the Qur’anic vocabulary, the din al-Islam or the moral law (religion in popular vocabulary) of Islam has a specific (exclusive) as well as universal (inclusive) connotation. In its specific sense, it is the religion of the followers of the Prophet Muhammad. This is defined by one of the concluding revelations of the Qur’an:

“…This day, those who reject (this Qur'an) despair of (ever harming) your religion. Therefore, do not fear them; fear Me. This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour on you, and have chosen Islam for your religion…” (5:3).

In its generic sense, it is the universal din (moral law) that all the prophets who came before Muhammad (pbuh), whether or not mentioned in the Qur’an, preached to their followers. The Qur’an defines the essence of this common religion as follows:  

“Indeed! Whoever commits (asslama) his whole being [lit., face] to God, and is compassionate (muhsin) - will get his reward from his Lord. There will be no fear upon them nor shall they grieve.” (2:112).

“And who can be better in faith* (din) than the one who orients (asslama) his whole being to God, and does good deeds (ya‘mal min al sualihat), and follows the way of Abraham, the upright one, and God took Abraham as a friend” (4:125).*[In Qur’anic vocabulary, din is the embodiment of moral laws]

“And who is finer in speech than the one who invites to God, does good deeds (‘amila sualihan) and says: ‘I am of those who orients himself to God (muslimun)’” (41:33).

Accordingly the Qur’an describes ‘din al-Islam’, as the universal faith that was enjoined on earlier prophets, who were all true Muslims (2:131-133), and conveyed the same essential message.

“When his Lord said to him (Abraham), ‘Submit (aslim)’, he said, ‘I submit (aslamtu) to the Lord of the worlds’ (2:131). Abraham enjoined his sons to do so, as did Jacob: ‘O my sons, God has chosen the religion (din) for you; so you should not die unless you have oriented yourself to God (muslimun)’ (132). Were you witnesses when death came to Jacob? He said to his sons, ‘What will you serve after I am gone?’ They said, ‘We will serve your God; the God of your fathers, Abraham, Ishmael, and Isaac - the One God; and to Him we have truly oriented ourselves (muslimun)’” (2:133).[See also verse, 3:52, 28:52/53]

These verses employ different grammatical forms of the word Islam – asslama, Muslim (pl. muslimun) to define Islam as a universal religion that is based on two fundamental criteria – orienting oneself to the divine will and doing of good deeds. The Qur’an’s repeated reference to good deeds [1] as distinct from purely religious obligations, such as salah, Zakah, hajj and fasting indicate that the Qur’an treats all those deeds or actions as good, which bring about good to human beings or serve humanity. Accordingly, the Qur’an sets good deeds as the common criteria for divine approval for all humanity (2:62, 4:124, 5:69, 64:9, and 65:11)

The Qur’an, however, complements the notion of good deeds with moral uprightness (taqwa). At an early stage of the revelation the Qur’an conflates taqwa with the obverse of moral depravity (91:8). Connoted divergently as fearing God, heeding God/His guidance, being conscious of God (God consciousness), preserving or guarding against evil, self-restraint and piety, in Qur’anic usage, it is emblematic of human awareness to one’s social, moral and ethical responsibilities and his preservation against all that is gross, immoral and unjust. Thus, in the Qur’anic worldview, a good Muslim is a believer in God who is active in good deeds, is conscious of his social, moral and ethical responsibilities and preserves against all that is gross, immoral and unjust.

The Qur’an privileges taqwa over the symbolism associated with some of its spiritual rituals, such as taking provisions and slaughtering cattle for hajj (2:197, 22:37), describes  fasting as a gateway to taqwa (2:183, 2:187), and extols taqwa as the best dress (7:26). It also declares that in God’s sight, those imbued with taqwa will stand above those who obsessively acquire the good things of life (2:212, 47:36). Thus, like good deeds, taqwa is not the prerogative of the followers of the Prophet Muhammad alone. Accordingly two of its keynote verses (5:93, 49:13) revealed in its conclusive phase declares:  

“O People! We have created you as male and female, and made you into races and communities for you to get to know each other. The noblest among you near God are those of you who are the most active in taqwa (atqakum). Indeed God is All-Knowing and Informed” (49:13).

“Those who believe and do good deeds shall not be blamed for what they may eat (or drink) so long as they practice taqwa (attaqu), and believe, and do good deeds; so long as they practice taqwa (attaqu), and believe; so long as they practice taqwa (attaqu), and do good (Remember,) God loves the compassionate” (5:93).

Conclusion: An introspective probe into the Qur’an as advocated by the Qur’an (38:29, 47:24) and tabled in this discourse, shows that in the Qur’anic worldview, a good Muslim is a believer in God - regardless of religion, race, cast, creed or affiliation with a spiritual fraternity, who is active in good deeds, is conscious of his social, moral and ethical responsibilities and preserves against all that is gross, immoral and unjust. Since God alone can judge human’s faith (Iman), deeds (‘aml) and moral uprightness (taqwa), a non-Muslim in the divisive human language can be a better Muslim in divine record than a Muslim (follower of Prophet Muhammad). Hence the Muslims have absolutely no basis to call the non-Muslims as kafirs (denier of truth), individually or collectively.

Falsification tests

1. The Ulama may attempt to refute the foregoing conclusion (in bold) by citing the statement of the verse 3:85: “If anyone seeks other than Islam as a din (religion), it will not be accepted of him, and in the hereafter he will be among the losers.” Traditional scholarship disconnects the verse from its immediately preceding verses 3:83-84, which categorically declare that “all in the heavens and on earth have submitted (asslama) (to God), willingly or unwillingly” (3:83) and expounds Qur’anic universalism quite unambiguously:

“Say, ‘We believe in God, and in what has been revealed to us, and in what has been revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes, and to Jesus and Moses and (other) prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them; and surely to Him do we all orient ourselves (muslimun)’ (3:84).       

2. The Ulama may charge that the foregoing conclusion exempts a Muslim from observing the pillars of faith or even reciting the Qur’an, or wearing strictly Islamic dress. This is not tenable because i) the Qur’an is a perfected divine writ of guidance (5:3) – a book of Wisdom that guides to the upright path (sirat al mustaqim)– the path to taqwa (36:1-3), the salah incorporates the devotee’s singular plea to God to guide him/her to the upright path (sirat al mustaqim) (1:6) and fasting and hajj are both spiritual and physical avenues for cultivating taqwa (2:183, 2:187, 2:197, 22:37).

3. How can people who do not have their original scriptures with them be good Muslims (in the generic sense)? Answer: From the Qur’anic perspective each human being regardless of religion or even if he or she is irreligious is recipient of a portion of God’s breadth (15:29, 32:7-9, 38:72) and is imbued with a polarity of ego (nafs) – the nafs al lawwama (75:2) and the nafs al ammara (12:53) - the former representing his conscience or ingrained taqwa and the latter his base or animal instinct (12:53). It is for individual humans, regardless of his religious affiliations to hone his taqwa or succumb to his animal instincts. Thus a non-Muslim can be superior to many Muslims in taqwa and stand ahead of them on the Day of Judgment (2:212).

4. What about the divine warning to the ‘Mushrikun’ (idol worshippers) and ‘Kafirun’ (those bent on denying truth), at times in most dire terms? Answer: The Qur’an intrinsically bears out their existential dimension, having been addressed to an idol worshipping and recalcitrant audience. Furthermore, as noted in a recent exegetic publication [2] “the deterrent of punishment is essential to establishing justice and morality. So the Qur’anic references to punishment awaiting the sinners – no matter how they are described, were essential to its discourse that primarily aimed at establishing justice in the society and protecting the weak and the historically oppressed classes.”          

Notes

1. 2:25, 3:57, 4:57, 4:122, 4:173, 5:9, 7:42, 10:4, 10:9, 10:26, 11:23, 13:29, 14:23, 17:9, 18:2, 18:30, 18:107/110, 19:59/60, 19:76, 19:96, 20:75, 20:112, 21:94, 22:23, 22:50, 22:14, 22:56, 22:77, 24:55, 28:67, 28:80, 29:7, 29:9, 29:58, 30:14/15, 30:44/45, 31:8, 32:19, 34:4, 34:37, 35:7, 38:28, 39:10, 39:33/34, 40:58, 41:8, 41:33, 41:46, 42:26, 44:22, 45:15, 45:21, 45:30, 47:2, 47:12, 67:2, 77:41-44, 84:25, 85:11, 95:3-6, 98:7, 99:7/8, 103:2/3.

2. Muhammad Yunus and Ashfaque Ullah Syed, Essential Message of Islam, Amana Publications, USA 2009. p. 80/81.

Muhammad Yunus, a Chemical Engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, and a retired corporate executive has been engaged in an in-depth study of the Qur’an since early 90’s, focusing on its core message. He has co-authored the referred exegetic work, which received the approval of al-Azhar al-Sharif, Cairo in 2002, and following restructuring and refinement was endorsed and authenticated by Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl of UCLA, and published by Amana Publications, Maryland, USA, 2009.

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TOTAL COMMENTS:-   41


  • Dear Aiman Reyaz/ Arman Neyazi. The quotation  "Jawab e Jahilan Bashad Khamoshi" is encapsulated in the following Qur'anic enunciation in a noble manner:
    "Be forgiving, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the ignorant" (7:199).
    "The servants of the Merciful are those who walk the earth in humility, and when the ignorant challenge them, they invoke peace on them."

    Sometimes we do get angry with people who are bent on provoking us with lies and slanders. But we have to bear in mind the noble exhortations of the Qur'an.

    By muhammad yunus (1) - 9/8/2012 9:33:32 AM



  • Dear Aiman Reyaz, May your wish be granted and New Age Islam crosses all limits of popularity and is successful in enlightening the path of true Islam through its untiring efforts.

    All the respected commentators, Let there be discussion on the site not arguments. You all must know, "Jawab e Jahilan Bashad Khamoshi". Answer to an ignorant is 'silence'. Discussion brightens the horizon of our intellect. And argument confuses.

    Most of the comments on the pages of such an intellectual article like this, does not do justice to either the scholarly knowledge and attitude of you nor is of any use to people like me who are here to learn, "What real Islam is". Regards to all.


    By Arman Neyazi - 9/8/2012 6:41:28 AM



  • I pray to Allah to make newageislam more successful so that more people can understand the true message of Islam from true scholars like Muhammad Yunus and Sultan Shahin. I truly wish that this message reaches to as many people as possible, I personally try a lot to tell all my friends about this website.My expericence with the people tells me to divide these people into three categories: 1. one who takes no interest, 2. one who takes interest at that time when I preach about the site but they never turn up in the site and 3. they make a few comments then they leave, as the writings of Muhammad Yunus and Sultan Shahin (and Saif Shahin, too) provokes us to think about our thinking and it has the power to change the mind and hearts of the people. My heart was changed because of Sultan Shahin, and the writings of Muhammad Yunus keeps it in that state only.
    By Aiman Reyaz - 9/8/2012 5:29:45 AM



  • AA

    Yunus

    It is a joy to read your article, as all other articles.

    Islam can be understood to be a system of keeping the creation as created; in balance. All our efforts to preserve and maintain that balance amounts to submission to God, the ultimate goal is perfect harmony of all the elements to function cohesively - to create peace - a perfect union where there is no injustice or oppression, nor fear or apprehension.

    I really like your statement, “Qur’an describes ‘din al-Islam’, as the universal faith that was enjoined on earlier prophets, who were all true Muslims (2:131-133), and conveyed the same essential message.”

    Your mention of “The Qur’an’s repeated reference to good deeds [1] as distinct from purely religious obligations, such as salah, Zakah, hajj and fasting indicate that the Qur’an treats all those deeds or actions as good, which bring about good to human beings or serve humanity.” Also points to the item above and that has been my take all along. 3:85 is generic, Muhammad Asad does the right translation. 

    The analogy of Xerox to mean photo copy, Islam  means a system to keep one in balance with himself and what surrounds him, it is a generic word politicized as an entity like a private club where the appointed managers decides who is a member or not. Islam is not a  private club.

    You put that perfectly, “Thus, in the Qur’anic worldview, a good Muslim is a believer in God who is active in good deeds, is conscious of his social, moral and ethical responsibilities and preserves against all that is gross, immoral and unjust.”

    And I have worked that up as “ A Muslim is one who seeks to mitigate conflicts (social, moral, environmental, spousal, business)  and nurtures goodwill to bring about and sustain an equilibrium.” - its at: http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2012/01/mission-of-world-muslim-congress.html

    Indeed, you are right about a “few” Ulema, who will refute this understanding. Their rightness is based on other’s wrongness, and that is a short sighted understanding of the diversity of the creation.

    An average Muslim is insecure; he cannot fathom the idea that other religions are as beautiful as Islam and that each system works for the believer. Ours is not a negative faith, it is an all embracing faith and truly universal.  For most people their faith is the right faith because others are wrong, that is the weakest of Imaan.

    All are committed to preserving that elusive equilibrium, in essence submission to that goodness.

    Thank you, Insha Allah, I will share this with my groups and post it on my sites.

    Great Job

    Mike Ghouse


    By MikeGhouse - 8/1/2012 10:57:44 PM



  • Mohtaram Janab Muhammad Yunus sb,

    Thanks a lot for your concern about the state of my health. By the grace of God and the blessings of well-wishers, I am much better now. Please do pray that Allah gives me the opportunity to serve the community and the humanity for the rest of my life.

    I am short of words to describe my happiness at seeing your highly researched articles. I know that it is personally very valuable to me and it also gives me a relief that somebody so knowledgeable and competent is on my side of the fence in the defense of Truth. I have just read the article on the originality of the holy Quran, referred by you, and was pleasantly surprised, how you have defended the issue with such convincing reasons and evidences, which attempt was also made by me in the past with quite meager defense material. Before reading your article, I had posted a comment today under the following thread, which will give you an idea of what I stand for. I hope it finds favor with you.

    Islamic Personalities (14 Jul 2012 NewAgeIslam.Com)

     

    ‘Can’t a Muslim Who hasn’t Attended a Madrasa Speak for the Community?’ Asks Sultan Shahin

     

    Of course, there is no question my drawing you in a debate. Please take it from me, that I shall not utter a word if does not lead to value addition by drawing arguments from the totality of knowledge of today. Another point which has already been resolved, was with reference to Janab Naseer Ahmed sb. I was to write that I find him an original thinker with great deal of Islamic knowledge too. I think he makes a good addition to the team of scholars like Mr. Shahin, Dr. Dudeja and you, to help evolve the themes on this website further. Regards.


    By Manzoorul Haque - 7/29/2012 12:21:37 PM



  • Dear Janab Sultan Shahin sb,

    I am in agreement with what you have written about the usefulness of these postings. If you see I send detailed replies on apparently flimsy and nonsensical questions and perhaps I have already expressed twice the reasons why I do so, which are not very different from the ones you have cited.

    Actually I have a sense of humour which sometimes transforms into sarcasm (my fault and weakness entirely). I just do it to pack the exchange with some ‘patakha’ for the joy of discussion on a dreary subject, but if some innocent person is hurt with my remarks, my advance apology to him/her. I hope this would take care of your editorial concerns.

    To Janab Muhammad Yunus sb I am replying separately.


    By Manzoorul Haque - 7/29/2012 12:14:17 PM



  • Janab Naseer Saheb, My very sincere apologies to you for taking you to be an intruder who passes a comment not related to the issue to divert the attention from the theme. I have seen exchanges of long long comments between people holding opposite views that are not conducive to any advancement of thought.

    I do not want to put any name as i do not want to create any animosity and do not give any opportunity to anyone to drag me into unproductive arguments. Only now I understand that you responded to those who questioned me - one of whom even implicated me with a political group that has association of Islamic radicalism. I have handled him honorably with my reply, though under normal circumstances I could sue him for character assassination. As you know, dudh ka jala maththa phuk kar khata hai.

    Anyway, it is too late now for me to write more words of apology. But my unwitting error in comprehending the addressee of your comment caused by the absence of addressee in the comment is once again deeply regretted. God knows our intention best and He knows I took you a European intruder - as you spelled Ahmed as Ahmec.
    Thank you janabe a'ali.


    By muhammad yunus (1) - 7/29/2012 1:10:08 AM



  • Dr. mohd yunus. It is too late to reply you, Please check the previous postings under this article. The commentator you call Naseer Ahmed, has pronounced his name  "Naseer Ahmec." He may have been from Turkey or Cosovo or France.
    But I agree we have to see the intention and the spirit and not grammatical perfection. I do see you are highly spirited and confused seeker of truth and I will do an article on how the Qur'an is a miracle of God - though it may take time.   

    By muhammad yunus (1) - 7/29/2012 12:52:04 AM



  • What 'Allah' Mr. Mohd Yunus (2) Sir? Do you believe in 'Allah' that you are saying Mr. Muhammad Yunus (1) Sir to have blessings from Him?
    Yes blind love ignores mistakes. Love makes one blind. Your love for your viewpoint makes you blind to your mistakes. Is it that Muslims are going to your viewpoint websites and accusing or making satire or is it that you have come to a Muslim website to level accusation and make satires? Think on it.
    If you accuse Peace TV for making satires on you, then that is understandable, but not on New Age Islam. 

    By sadaf - 7/29/2012 12:37:02 AM



  • Respected Mohammed Yunus Sahib: . These are my thought. These May be in wrong thread. I was unable to find a suitable thread. Cut paste is a facility sometime useful sometime goes errant.
    You choose certain type of verses to validate your viewpoint.  Could it not be done by Allah Himself.
    Whole (Islamic, Non-Islamic) world is busy to explain it but failed.
    It is also in the scheme of Allah not to say in a simple way. He scattered the verses, you are collecting them. Quran is compiled in a strange way, jumping from one topic to another topic. If you change the definition of impeccable work than it is. So many people confused, still Quran is a miracle of Allah.
    Please write a book on science or any other subject in the miraculous way of Quran. Make it a text book in curriculum. It need not to be a scholar to make prophesy what will happen.
    Please take it as challenge to prove Quran is miracle in its presentation.
    I enjoy when someone recite It in melodious voice. Does it make it a miracle. Many Muslims say. I enjoy poetry written or sung by so many singers(difficult to mention).
    Listening to Music is Haram taken granted.
    In a movie "Khuda ke liye" One Maulvi says it is haram. Another maulvi says it is not haram. Confused? Yes. Tell me please what a layman can do. Do you see the frustration. You are scholar we are not. You can argue we can't. Is there a single point in Imaniat or amliyat, where all Muslims agree.
    I am not against your view. As already said I am not a scholar of any type. I don't think scholarship is required to express my feelings.
    I don't find my self capable to blast Islam. "Allah says that haters will not be able to extinguish  the flame of Islam". Does it need any scholarship to present the quoted statement.
    There is no dearth of scholars of different sects in the Islam. Read their articles, hear there speeches.
     They are presenting Islam in their way. They are wrong in your perspective, but are very right in their perspective. If they are not convinced
    how are they so adamant. They are not leaving any stone unturned as you.
    Who is listening to you? They have large reach and followers to go to any extent. I am not belittling your effort. I wish you success for your viewpoint whether it is in the Quran or not.
    I can't compete you in knowledge. It is useless to attribute any scholarship to me. I never claimed to be. But am I not able to convey my thoughts(may be absurd as per your perspective)).
    My English is not impeccable.There may be many errors of various type. Please forge the scholarship and focus on content. Comment if you want, ignore if it not worth commenting.
    If we are useless and only Islam haters please ban us.  There are many persons who think.
    When you have stepped in to defend the Islam, this will happen. Commentators like us (with knowledge, without knowledge, haters, munafiqs, mushriks etc) will keep haunting you whether you like or not. Why do you bother if we are guided or unguided. You are doing your duty and your reward is with Allah( Allah consoled his prophet when he was facing hardship from mushrikeens).
    Did not you see in your comments to Mr Naseer Ahmed, you spelled Ahmed as Ahmec. You must be knowing what it stands for in Urdu. Will Mr Naseer Ahmed be angry, certainly not. He understand that it happens.
    For example I am unable to make comments bold or UN-bold in my browser. If all sentences are bold it may look offensive to some in internet manners.
    All will not agree with you whether Muslims or Non-Muslims. There will be mistakes to. Only blind love ignores mistakes. We all do mistakes. Take it easy. We also face accusations, satire etc leveled against us by Islam lovers.
    I repeat please ignore if it is not worth commenting. Have blessings from Allah.
    By mohd yunus - 7/28/2012 10:07:45 PM



  • Muhammad Yunus, My comment had relevance to  the comments of Barani and Satbir. Their question was about those who are not included in the broad definition of a Muslim. Specifically, the atheist or Kafir and the Mushrik. Theu further asked whether these categories were to be oppressed and hated.
    For that my response was that God promises much to these categories in this World. As far as the hereafter is concerned, that is in any case not a concern for those who disbelieve. A person who is concerned about what the Quran says about the hereafter is by definition a believer.
    The Muslims are also not allowed to fight against those who do not fight them, drive them out of their homes or oppress them. They are not also allowed to impose their religion on others. A Muslim who violates these Quranic injunctions spoils his hereafter. A peaceful disbelievers therefore has nothing to fear from the Muslims or from Allah as far as the life of this World is concerned. Allah promises him great wealth and prosperity in this World as long as he does not wage war against Allah.
    I also said that to a disbelievers therefore, no other religion promises as much and therefore Islam is the best religion even from the perspective of a disbelievers.
    I stand by what I have said. I do not indulge in frivolity. Neither is what I say a cut and paste job.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 7/28/2012 7:56:20 PM



  • Muhammad Yunus, My comment had relevance to  the comments of Barani and Satbir.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 7/28/2012 6:28:06 PM



  • Sometimes I wonder, where from I reached all these conclusions that I am with. Was it all intuition? Is it because I do not stick to literal meaning of things? But anyway, I am happy to find my conclusions proved correct from the writings of Mr. Muhammad Yunus (1) Sir. His comments are technical while I say the same thing in my street language, (can be read as, earthy language). His comment on  7/27/2012 5:59:44 AM I liked very much where he says to Dear Mr. Raihan Nezami Sir that it is up to Allah to identify who is/was a Muslim who is/was not.  

    v)  “a good Muslim is a believer in God - regardless of religion, race, caste, creed or affiliation with a spiritual fraternity, who is active in good deeds, is conscious of his social, moral and ethical responsibilities and preserves against all that is gross, immoral and unjust.”

    vi)  Since God alone can judge human’s faith (iman), deeds (‘aml) and moral uprightness (taqwa), a non-Muslim in the divisive human language can be a better Muslim in divine record than a Muslim (follower of Prophet Muhammad). [Note, the qualification in bold implies that those non-Muslims who qualify to be good Muslims in God’s record because of their iman, ‘aml and taqwa but we call them non-Muslim)

    From the Qur’anic perspective each human being regardless of religion or even if he or she is irreligiousis recipient of a portion of God’s breadth (15:29, 32:7-9, 38:72) and is imbued with a polarity of ego (nafs) – the nafs al lawwama (75:2) and the nafs al ammara (12:53) - the former representing his conscience or ingrained taqwa and the latter his base or animal instinct (12:53).” This statement pairs those with iman and without iman in being intrinsically ingrained with the polarity of good and evil. Just having iman but succumbing to the negative pole can fail the believer in the divine court. The statement does not say that not having iman and excelling in taqwa will win the day for the non-believer (one who does not have iman). It also does not say that people who have no iman will end up in Hel. God can say this. It is not for the mortals to speak like God. God alone will judge all humans, believers and atheists on the day of judgment, and it is for Him to decide the fate/Destiny of all. We Muslims have to be concerned about our own fate and not about the fate of those who have no iman.


    By sadaf - 7/28/2012 4:01:14 PM



  • Janab Mohammad Younus Sb (1): I think your contribution to this site is just like the axis of the articles and the comments around which the writers and the commentators (not to undermine anyone's contribution) are rotating, sometimes we go out of bound, but then the magnetic power of your learning drags us within the circle.

    Just thanking you for your unparalleled endeavour for the sake of humanity is not enough, unless we imbibe the inherent qualities of our religion in ourselves learnt through NewAgeIslam, we can't pay our debt to the scholars like you. Insha Allah our mission will be accomplished.


    By Raihan Nezami - 7/28/2012 2:51:05 PM



  • Dear Manzoorul Haque saheb, the work Muhammad Yunus Saheb is doing is not just for "these gentlemen" who in your view "don’t deserve" his "detailed replies".

     

    This is a public forum and the questions asked are those that may be in the minds of many more people. And all others who may have these questions in mind may not be motivated Islam-haters and Muslim-baiters, as in your view these gentlemen are. Indeed some of them may even be Muslims getting influenced by a lot of anti-Islam rhetoric available on the internet. Most people who read and benefit from the site do not post their comments or queries but do read and hopefully learn.

     

    Also, these detailed replies help those Muslims who have to face these questions in the multicultural societies around the world they inhabit.

     

    Let us just be grateful to Yunus Saheb for his hard work and benefit from that. One person may not need that and the questioner himself may not benefit from that but others may.


    By Sultan Shahin - 7/28/2012 2:05:03 PM



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