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Countering Islamo-Fascist Ideology; Moderate Mainstream Muslims Must Speak Out and In One Voice, Without Equivocation: Sultan Shahin Tells UN Human Rights Council

 


By Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

22nd session of UN Human Rights Council, Geneva, 25 February to 22nd March, 2013

Agenda Item 3: Promotion and Protection of all Human Rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Oral Statement by Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

8 March 2013

 On behalf of: World Environment and Resource Council

Mr. President,

A violent display of intolerance towards sectarian and religious minorities along with terrorism directed at non-Muslim neighbours continues to plague several Muslim countries. For instance, hundreds of Shias have been killed recently in Pakistan. Hindu girls continue to be abducted and forcibly converted to Islam. Taliban’s war on girls’ education continues. Indian city of Hyderabad was recently attacked. Despite a ban on his organization and a 10 million dollar US bounty on his head, Hafiz Saeed continues to strut around the country and taunt the world.

Rights violations are reported from all over the Muslim world, from Indonesia to Tunisia. A fascist ideology is seeking to forcibly convert the world to its version of Islam. An intra-Islam clash of civilisations appears to be going on. Some Muslims are resisting a determined attempt to colonise their minds. From Bangladesh and India to Algeria, Mauritania, Mali, etc. We can see Sufi Ulema loudly denouncing Islamo-fascism, exclusivism, supremacism and jihadism.

But the mainstream moderate Muslim majority and their governments continue to remain largely silent onlookers. What message do we Muslims give to the world community by keeping quiet on such humiliation to Islam? Will the world community be wrong in deducing that all Muslims believe that the Taliban, the products of petrodollar-funded Deobandi-Wahhabi-Salafi madrasas, are correct in their understanding of Islam? That Islam does indeed stand for forcibly converting the world to its point of view? That Salafi-Wahhabism is the real Islam? That Taliban truly represent the larger world Muslim community? And if that is the case why should the fear of Islam not grow in the world? Why should we complain of Islamophobia?

Regardless of what interpretation of Islam a Muslim state follows, however, it should NOT be allowed to impose its ideology on its citizens.  It is incumbent on the world community to make sure that all signatories to the UN Charter and its various covenants implement its provisions in letter and spirit.

Mr.  President,

 The courageous stance of moderates in Africa is the first good news emanating from that region after a long period of Wahhabi killings and destruction of mosques and Sufi shrines. Islamic fundamentalist Boko Haram’s killing spree used to be the main news coming out from that part of the continent. The newly-formed League of the Sahel Ulema, comprising sheikhs from Algeria, Mauritania and representatives of Sufi movements in Mali have all come out to counter the “extremism and exaggeration creeping into religion, a monster created by extremist groups that claim to be engaged in jihad”. Officially established in Algeria, the league is reported to have focused its reformist efforts on schools, mosques, local radio stations and militant enclaves in order to put an end to violence perpetrated in the name of Islam.

Similarly a conference in Istanbul this week brought together senior Afghan clerics and the world’s leading Islamic theologians to discuss suicide bombings, the targeting of civilians and the destruction of historical artefacts by Wahhabi militants. A detailed and strongly worded resolution reaffirmed Islam’s compatibility with universal human norms and called on religious institutions in Afghanistan, Pakistan and neighbouring countries to end all violence, including domestic violence. The document will be circulated to more than 160,000 mosques in Afghanistan. Hopefully some good will come out of it.

However, while some moderate Muslims, at least in a few countries, are speaking out against growing Wahhabi-Salafi threat to world peace, unfortunately, they are not speaking in one voice. Some think that talking about Wahhabi extremism merely encourages sectarianism among Muslims. The anti-terrorism demonstrations organised by Indian Sufi Sheikhs and Ulema, for instance, was almost completely boycotted by India’s Muslim Press and then the organisers were criticised heavily for playing ‘divisive politics.’

“Let us not encourage divisive sectarianism by indulging in it ourselves,” said some moderate Muslim intellectuals, unmindful of the dangers of growing radicalisation of the larger Muslim community in India. What they do not seem to understand is that it is actually Salafi-Wahhabi extremists who are playing divisive politics, seeking to impose their version of Islam on Muslims worldwide. The Islamic sectarian ideology is promoted by massive infusion of petrodollars. It is seeking to colonise non-Arab Muslim minds, promoting medieval Arab desert customs as an inalienable part of Islam. This is not acceptable to many. The South Asian Muslims, for instance, are inheritors of thousands of years old civilisations. These non-Arab peoples have their own customs and culture. They merely accepted the religion of Islam, which does not and should not include the desert Bedouin culture of the seventh century Arabia with its wars and raids on rival tribes and clans and vicious vendettas.

Some other Muslim intellectuals have characterised the large number of anti-terrorism public meetings and rallies in Muslim countries, particularly India, as the community’s "ijtamaee zillat” (collective insult), as did Prof Akhtarul Wasey, head of the Department of Islamic Studies in Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University.  “Too many conferences and rallies against terrorism will make Muslims feel guilty,” he told The Times of India recently. Apparently Muslim intellectuals like him do not feel the community or religion is insulted by almost daily killings of sectarian and religious minorities, forcible conversions, war on education, oppression of women and other serious violations of human rights, all in the name of Islam, perpetrated by Muslims who have been brainwashed into believing that destroying places of worship and killing other Muslims gives them the status of martyrs, deserving a place of honour in Heaven.

Mr. President,

 I would have thought that we Muslims would hang our collective heads in shame when so-called Islamist terrorist incidents take place rather than when Muslims speak out against terrorism. The moment of ijtemai zillat (collective humiliation) for the Muslim community comes when Muslim minorities are killed for simply practising their understanding of Islam, when shrines of Sufi saints who spent a lifetime spreading Islam’s message of love and peace are bombed, when girls’ schools are destroyed, when girl children are attacked for wanting to pursue education, when Hindu girls are abducted and later forcibly converted to Islam and raped by so-called puritan Muslims. But apparently some Muslim intellectuals do not agree and would rather silence whatever meagre voices are being raised against terrorism in the name of Islam.

Personally, the biggest moment of shame for me was reading the following advertisement in one of the largest circulated English newspapers of Pakistan. Quoted by columnist and author Mujahid Hussain on Islamic website NewAgeIslam.com, it reads:

English translation of the letter of Taliban published in The News

An open letter on behalf of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan to the non-Muslims (Shia sect)

To

Masjid Imambara Jafaria Colony, in particular.

All the Kafirs (Shias) living in the state of Pakistan are hereby informed that majority of the people living on this land are Muslims and the followers of Islam. The non-Muslims (Shias) are in the minority and all the sects of Islam follow the true Deen (religion) except the Kafirs, that is the Shias, who are causing severe damage to and maligning Islam in the name of Islam. Therefore, the Tehreek invites all the Kafirs (Shias) to accept Islam and warns them that if the Kafirs (Shias) want to live in peace in this region, they should follow one of these three conditions:

i)       Accept Islam

ii)      Pay Jizya

iii)     Or migrate

Failing to obey any of the three above-mentioned conditions, the properties and Imambaras of Shias will be seized and the women of the Kafirs (Shias) will be held in mutah (temporary marriage). The children will be enslaved and will either be converted to Islam or used as bonded labours (slaves). If the Kafirs (Shias) do not obey this proposal of the Tehreek, the killing of the Kafirs (Shias) will be lawful for the Tehreek and the Shias will themselves be responsible for all the loss.

From: Muslim Khan, Commander Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan

(Translated from Urdu by New Age Islam Edit Desk)

Apparently, now the advertisers have started implementing these threats as the Shias did not either convert to Salafism-Wahhabism, which is the only acceptable version of Islam for the Jihadis, or migrated or started paying Jizya. From a cottage industry, Shia killing has now become big business in Pakistan. Hardly a few days pass without a news report of Shias being killed in one part or another emanating from that country.

The most amazing aspect of this advertisement, however, is not the advertisement itself. One has come to expect any kind of madness from the Islamist extremists, the modern-day Khwarij (seceders from Islam), also known as Wahhabi-Salafis or Ahl-e-Hadeesis. But the fact that this advertisement got published in one of the largest circulated English dailies in Pakistan and the larger Muslim community did not feel any ijtemaii zillat (collective humiliation) is a most astounding development, worthy of being studied by scholars in various related disciplines.

As I asked before, what message do we Muslims give to the world community by keeping quiet on such humiliation to Islam? Let me repeat the questions that arise. Will the world community be wrong in deducing that all Muslims believe that the Taliban, the products of petrodollar-funded Deobandi-Wahhabi-Salafi madrasas, are correct in their understanding of Islam? That Islam does indeed stand for forcibly converting the world to its point of view? That Salafi-Wahhabism is the real Islam? That Taliban truly represent the larger world Muslim community? And if that is the case why should the fear of Islam not grow in the world? Why should we complain of Islamophobia?

Mr. President,

I know it for a fact that the larger Muslim community does not subscribe to the Talibani, Jihadi, Salafi –Wahhabi-Takfiri ideology that accuses overwhelming majority of Muslims of apostasy and considers them wajibul Qatl (deserving death). But are we not creating just this impression by staying silent when such blood-curdling threats are given and then carried out? Do we have any ground to blame the Christian fundamentalist, Zionist, or Hindu Islamophobes for spreading the fear of Islam? Are we not doing that ourselves?

As atrocities after atrocities are heaped upon various minorities, particularly Shias, the media naturally reports, that Sunni militants are causing this mayhem. By and large the world knows of two major sectarian divisions among Muslims: the majority, about 85 per cent Sunnis and the rest Shias. But it has to be understood by the world community that both the Sunnis and the Shias are divided into scores of sub-sects, some virulently opposed to each other. The Sunni militants who attack Shias, for instance, also attack the overwhelming majority of Sunnis who revere Sufi saints or send their girl children to modern schools or practice music and arts and engage in philosophical discussions even in defence of Islam. Yes, not only practising music and arts but even engaging in debates to defend Islam, an art known as ilmul Kalam (dialectic theology), a branch of scholarship that historically Muslim intellectuals have excelled in for centuries, is considered heretical in Salafism-Wahhabism. As a matter of fact even asking questions about the nature of God or revelation is considered a step towards heresy and hence forbidden.

Known variously as Wahhabi, Salafi, Ahl-e-Hadeesi, etc, these groups are narrow-minded enough to think a Muslim should not create a beautiful work of art or a literary masterpiece. For, in their view, creation, particularly creation of something beautiful, is something only God can do. So by trying to do that the artist, the musician or litterateur, is seeking to become a partner to God and this amounts in their dictionary to be the worst possible deviation called shirk or polytheism. Now what should be the punishment for this deviation? At this point, Wahhabis differ even among themselves. Some think that only the work of art should be destroyed, some think the artist should also be killed.

Clearly, a blanket denunciation of any sect is not justified. There are various strains of thought, different degrees of madness and criminality that infect even the extremist sects. Such terminology as is used by the media only exacerbates the situation, creates outrage among Muslims and a general Islamophobia among non-Muslims. It brings the very religion of Islam into disrepute. The larger Muslim community has always lived peacefully and continues to live peacefully, happily coexisting with other religious communities and even other sects within Islam. Muslims have created masterpieces of art and architecture throughout the world. South Asian Muslims have been particularly fond of creating and appreciating beautiful literature and music.

However, there has always been a small group of marauders among us who have interpreted some situational verses of the Quran out of context and in a manner that suits their criminality and narrow-mindedness. In the very beginning of Islamic history, they were considered out of the pale of Islam and called Khwarij, Kharjiis or Kharjiites, meaning seceders from Islam. These seceders or Khwarij misinterpret contextual, seemingly militant, exclusivist Qur’anic verses that came to guide Muslims in the extremely difficult initial phase when Islam was fighting for its very survival. They present these directions for those initial wars of survival as part of universal teachings of the holy Quran. They considered heretics both the Shiiaan-e-Ali (supporters of Hazrat Ali, the fourth rightly-guided caliph or Shia, for short) and the Sunni followers of Hazrat Muawiya. This group of Khwarij is considered responsible for the killing of a hundred thousand Muslims from both Shia and Sunni groups in the seventh century, only a couple of decades after the demise of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). 

Mr. President,

This group has been decimated in Islamic history many a time. But it has sprung up again and again, under various guises, particularly when Arabs have come under foreign pressure and faced defeat. Following the havoc created by the Mongol invasion of Arab lands in the 13th century, the first to defeat Arabs, it was Ibn-e-Taimiya who tried to galvanise Muslims under his extremist interpretation of Islam to fight them. He declared the Mongol rulers kafir because even though they had formally converted to Islam, they still followed some elements of their original culture. When Arabs came under the pressure of Turkish Khilafat-e-Usmania in 18th century, Mohammad Ibn-e-Abdul Wahhab Najdi sought to do the same and derived his inspiration from Ibn-e-Taimiya. Subsequent Western domination in the 20th century created circumstances for the extremist ideology of Syed Qutub and Maulana Maudoodi, who took their inspiration from both Ibn-e-Taimiya and Ibn Abdul Wahhab. These ideologues are considered fathers of modern Islamic extremism. But their extremist views have been opposed by many Arabs themselves. Ibn-e-Abdul Wahhab, for instance, was first of all opposed by his own father and brother who were well-versed in Islamic jurisprudence and performed the role of Qazis (judges) in their area in Najd.

Mr.  President,

Islam’s spiritual message of peace and well-being for all has always triumphed in the end, though many a time in its history, it has been hijacked by supremacists and racists who could not accept Muslims from other tribes or regions gaining ascendance. Throughout his missionary career Prophet Mohammad (saw) did his best to eliminate racism and supremacism from Arab minds. His last sermon is its best example. He clearly stated that neither Arabs have any superiority over Ajam (non-Arab) nor Ajam have any superiority over Arabs. All humanity is equal in Islam. The prejudice of Arab superiority over Ajam (non-Arab), however, is deep-rooted in Arab culture. Arab supremacism has always defied Islam. Now it is trying to dominate and colonise all Muslim minds and using Islam for its purpose as it used Islam before to create an Arab Empire. It equates Arab culture and pre-Islamic customs to Islam. Muslims from other cultures who accepted Islam as a religion have resisted this colonisation. This has created many crises within Islam, a kind of intra-Islam clash of civilisations. Islam is going through one such crisis now. Arab supremacists and their agents in different parts of the world who, being non-Arab, present themselves as Islam-supremacists, are trying to capture Islam. 

What is helping petrodollar-promoted radical Islam the most is the near-silence of mainstream Muslims, the pernicious theory of feeling ijtemai zillat (collective insult) in speaking out, while sleeping peacefully when Muslims kill and rape and destroy other innocent Muslims and non-Muslim minorities in their countries, many a time during prayers or in religious processions or while visiting shrines of revered saints.

Supported and protected by world’s most powerful nations and massively promoted by world’s sole oil superpower Petrodollar Islam has brought under its influence many hitherto moderate Muslim institutions and individuals around the world. It has created massive media institutions to propagate its version of a dry, desiccated, antediluvian religion in the name of Islam. Just read again the threatening advertisement in Pakistan’s major English newspaper cited above. Does it feel like you are reading a 21st century mainstream newspaper published in a technologically advanced, nuclear-armed country which can legitimately claim to be the inheritor of a 5,000-year-old Vedic civilisation?

Undoubtedly, if there were newspapers in 7th century Arabia, they would have published such threats before an impending Bedouin raid. In any case, it is known that similar letters used to be occasionally sent to an opposition tribe whose men were going to be slaughtered, its women and children enslaved. Clearly these marauders backed by the supremacist ideologies of Arab Khwarij of a different era and massive amounts of petrodollars want to do things exactly as their ancestors would have done 1400 years ago.

This is what these Wahhabi Khwarij call going back to fundamentals of Islam. They want Muslims to wipe out the 14 centuries of Islamic history, spirituality, culture, progress altogether. Unfortunately, they also appear to be succeeding. They have muzzled the voices of many moderate Muslims with the lure of wealth and power. Some others they have silenced with threats of ostracism and worse. But no one has ever succeeded in turning the tide of time. Time marches forward, not backward. They will never succeed. If history is any guide, they are bound to fail. But Muslims who do not believe in a backward march of time must speak out and in one voice, without equivocation. Islamo-fascism is not Islam; it has to be defeated. As always, Insha Allah, this time too, we will succeed.  

Thank you Mr.  President.

URL: http://newageislam.com/muslims-and-islamophobia/sultan-shahin,-editor,-new-age-islam/countering-islamo-fascist-ideology;-moderate-mainstream-Muslims-must-speak-out-and-in-one-voice,-without-equivocation--sultan-shahin-tells-un-human-rights-council/d/10698

 




TOTAL COMMENTS:-   94


  • Mr. Sultan shahin shahab, my sincere appreciation for your speech which i consider that you have made on behalf of me and other like minded, i am  Muslim ashamed of  every atrocities perpetrated in the name of Islam i do believe that these murderous elements are not representing true Islam which promote to love the Creator and Creation of the creator.

    may almighty bless you                    

    By mohamed yaseen - 5/18/2014 7:34:51 AM



  • It is about time we listen to the so-far silent voice of moderate mainstream Muslims. Although Islamic radicalization is taking root among second- and third-generations of Muslims, but still moderate Muslims are in majority and many of them are emerging to oppose the creeping radicalization in their societies.

    By sheer grace of God, the radicals have not been and will never be the majority among Muslims. Of course, they are the most powerful and the most violent, but but they do not necessarily represent the majority.Those holding banners and signs saying “Islam will take over the world” or “Death to the infidels”  represent a minor Islamist community and not the Muslim majority. But "time to pussyfooting is long gone" as the editor Sultan Shahin repeatedly reminds us. We need to exercise utmost caution and urgently break our silence to tackle such a serious issue and save Muslims from its fatal consequences.

    By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi - 5/7/2013 11:26:56 PM



  • Happy Holi to newageislam readers.
    By Aiman Reyaz - 3/26/2013 5:58:28 PM



  • "You are seemingly in a common misconception that arises out of a superficial analysis of present day strife and massacre in Muslim countries."
    Seems Muslims/Brailvis are only people who are not living in misconception.
    By rational - 3/20/2013 10:02:56 PM



  • Your speech in UNHRC is a symbol of 'Being a proud Muslim" and "a true sympathiser of the Muslims all over the world". We really do not need people to convert others into Islam's fold, we need to teach our brethren what Islamic culture and teachings are. What in fact you have mentioned as a sign of Ijtemai zillat (collective humiliation) is of highest degree. I feel humiliated even when I see a Muslim name in a rape, dacoity, murder and cheating etc. in every day newspapers. I hang my head in shame.

    You are brave you said what you said in the highest human rights sage which is followed by the perpetrators of crime against humanity that is “terrorism in the name of Jihad and honour killing in the name of Islamic dignity”.  I do not find courage to even talk to my colleagues, my friends and my acquaintances, whenever any such thing happens.

    As Mr Shahin says, “I would have thought that we Muslims would hang our collective heads in shame………..” We must hang our collective heads in shame and let the people responsible for the ‘collective humiliation’ knows what service they are doing to the community. Or

    Are these just the 'signs' of the Day of Judgement' coming near?


    By Arman Neyazi - 3/20/2013 6:34:38 AM



  • Dear Mr. Ramesh,
    You are seemingly in a common misconception that arises out of a superficial analysis of present day strife and massacre in Muslim countries. But, in fact, that has no roots to the origin of Islam. You say; “From history, one can understand that Islam’s birth is through violence, spread through violence and rape and sustenance is through violence (through threat of apostasy). Hence what Islam has sown since its formation, has started reaping the result”.
    Which history says so? The authenticated original history of Islam or the false and fabricated history concocted by Islamophobes. How come a religion with the fundamental doctrine: “there is no compulsion in religion"(2:256) can incite its followers to use violence in its spread? If it was so, then why Islam did not eliminate the then existing religious minorities in Islamic state, Madina? And why the prophet Muhammad pbuh granted freedom of religion to the Jews and Christians under his Islamic rule. I will not produce any instance or example from Islamic sources, Quranic verses or Prophetic sayings, rather I would suffice to quote a famous western historian, Huston Smith, in favour of my argument:
    “The Prophet had a document drawn up in which he stipulated that Jews and Christians “shall be protected from all insults and harm; they shall have an equal right with our own people to our assistance and good offices,” and further, “they shall practice their religion as freely as the Muslims.’’ (The World’s Religions by Huston Smith, Harper Collins, 1991, p. 256)

    By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi - 3/19/2013 11:59:26 PM



  • Dear Mr Shahin, Karmic law is infallible and applies to individuals and societies as well. When Hindu girls are were being raped and forcibly converted by Islam in Pakistan ever since its independence, what these Ahmadiyas and Shias were doing? They simply kept quiet. As Hindus have already been wiped out nearly in Pakistan can Islam keep quiet? It has to invent a minority within Islam to kill and maim hence the conversion/invention of minority Shias and Ahmadiyas. It may take about 10 years I surmise to wipe out the Shias from Pakistan. After that Islam will invent new minority within Sunnis, and this process has already started.  Within n Sunnis two divisions are emerging-Sufi oriented and non Sufi oriented. Sufi oriented is already being killed by non Sufi oriented. Once all Sufis are killed /raped, Wahabis will fight Salafis and this will go on till the end.

    In summary, slam will first kill non Muslims and then kill Muslims as well. This is what happening all Muslim majority countries where non Muslims have been vanquished.

    From history, one can understand that Islams birth is through violence, spread through violence and rape and sustenance is through violence (through threat of apostasy). Hence what Islam has sown since its formation, has started reaping the result.

    You have mentioned   that Quranic verses that are situational are being misused by the terrorists. Can you come out with a Quran in which the verses that are situational are separated out from the verses that are believed to be god's revelation? Till then how can you claim that Quranic verses are misused/misunderstood?  Quran being considered god's revelation and hence considered to be eternal and infallible are sincerely applied by terrorists. Quran in addition to being incoherent contains at least 100 verses that are directly violent and call for the elimination of Kuffar’s. An article in the home of your web site calls Quran an eternally present tense.

    You also lament supremacist tendencies among Muslims due to Arab influence. Supremacist feelings are ingrained in the Quran itself as Quran says that idol worshippers are lowest of creatures. I believe you are only diverting the issues, as you cannot address the issues raised by Quran and its originator prophet. No other book in the last 1000 years has created so much destruction and bloodbath as the Quran.

    You also lament Jizya tax collection from Shias of Pakistan. Can you deny the fact that Jizya was imposed during the life time of prophet himself?

    You also lament that moderate Muslims are keeping quiet when non Muslims are attacked. How a Muslim who believes that Quran is god's revelation condemn/attack another Muslim who is implementing god's words as revealed in the Quran. This is the dilemma of moderate Muslims. Hence good Muslims cannot oppose Taliban Muslims who seem/claim to obey Quran.

    Every article in this site seems to shout from rooftop that Muslim should be non violent etc without touching the core issue of Quranic verses. But I believe that no Muslim can do anything with the Quran as the Quran itself says that if anyone who touches Quran his aorta will be cut. Herein lies the non reform ability of Islam. Regards,


    By ramesh - 3/17/2013 10:57:02 PM



  • The site has not opening properly since morning, it took a lot of time for it to open, I had to refresh the page 2-3 times.
    I would not say "to reform the whole Muslim Ummah steeped in illiteracy". First of all, that is extreme and secondly it presupposes that we are always on the right track. I would suggest something like let us all try to reform ourselves before we reform others. Change should always begin internally and then only external change can come about.
    By Aiman Reyaz - 3/16/2013 7:03:01 AM



  • Dear Faheem Qadri Saheb, I endorse your views and appreciate your awareness about the dangers of extremist ideologies trying to creep in Islam.  
    Given the dire consequences of this turbulen situation, it is indeed high time "we Ahl-e-Sunnat(Sawad-e-Azam)come forward to reform the whole Muslim Ummah steeped in illiteracy and oblivious of the genuine prophetic massage that these self-supremist and exclusivist sects distorted by adding their own ideas to it".

    By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi - 3/15/2013 11:50:23 PM



  • Dear Rational, one of my comments where I said "Dear Rational, Islam deals not only with political or military institution but with every walk of life." In this comment you misunderstood and took your intentional meaning. Dear, I meant that Islam prescribes directives for the regulation of our individual and collective lives. These directives deal with various subjects such as religious rituals, personal character, habits, social and economic affairs, the judicial system, the rights and duties of citizens, the laws of war and peace and international relations, administration, family relationships, and political and military life. In all these subjects Islam tells us what is good and bad, how to work for beneficial and useful and how to save from injurious and harmful and in short what methods we can get to establish a dynamic perspective of society and what methods we should avoid. Thus Islam is a complete way of life and an all-embracing social order.
    By GHULAM GHAUS غلام غوث - 3/15/2013 11:38:07 PM



  • Sultan Shahin Sahab,i highly appreciate your speaking out against Wahabis,Salfis,Ahl-e- hadees etc.as it obviously stands to reason that Islam does not allow its followers to be divided into sects rather it strictly demands them to live as a unity.But these mentally deprived sects(Wahabis,Salafis,Deaobandis,Ahle hadis etc.)are doing the very thing Islam forbids.i am of the view that Islamic real spirit can be saved either merging all sects into the one or safguarding the Muslim Ummah from the c lutes of their anti-Islamic ideologies.it is high time we Ahl-e-Sunnat(Siwad-e-Azam)came forward to reform the whole Muslim Ummah steeped in illiteracy and oblivious of the genuine prophetic massage that these self-supremist and exclusivist sects distorted by adding their own ideas to it.we Muslims need to understand their ostrich-like behavior they present to catch attention of the gullible muslims. Shahin Sir,keep it up till the last.       
    By Faheem Qadri - 3/15/2013 8:59:24 AM



  • Dear GHULAM GHAUS غلام غوث - 3/12/2013 9:39:54 AM "Dear Rational, Islam deals not only with political or military institution but with every walk of life."
    You are too honest!!
    It puts the question on those who says otherwise mostly moderates.

    By rational - 3/12/2013 9:24:55 PM



  • @Ahmed, although I did not like Mr Chaturvedi's comment I still respect him for his scholarship. I have read his comments and they are deep. I hope Mr Chaturvedi and you once again have a healthy debate, where both of you can see from the other person's eyes. You say "Why does he think his opinion matters?", please don't mind, but I look forward to reading his comments and I suppose, Mr Rational too likes his comments.
    By Aiman Reyaz - 3/12/2013 7:24:24 PM



  • The conclusive remarks termed by dear Sultan Shaheen sahab is also commendable where there is no doubt. As the article says "This is what these Wahhabi Khwarij call going back to fundamentals of Islam. They want Muslims to wipe out the 14 centuries of Islamic history, spirituality, culture, progress altogether. Unfortunately, they also appear to be succeeding. They have muzzled the voices of many moderate Muslims with the lure of wealth and power. Some others they have silenced with threats of ostracism and worse. But no one has ever succeeded in turning the tide of time. Time marches forward, not backward. They will never succeed. If history is any guide, they are bound to fail. But Muslims who do not believe in a backward march of time must speak out and in one voice, without equivocation. Islamo-fascism is not Islam; it has to be defeated. As always, Insha Allah, this time too, we will succeed."
    By GHULAM GHAUS غلام غوث - 3/12/2013 9:57:28 AM



  • Harsh Chaturvedi is getting a bit tiresome. Let me give him back  his own words which he used while responding to Aiman.  I am not here to please his highness. So he can go take a walk. Why does he think his opinion matters? If he has anything of substance to say, he would stick to the subject rather getting personal. I can understand his problem. He is not even sure of his existence. That must make him permanently disoriented!
    By Naseer Ahmed - 3/12/2013 9:51:38 AM



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