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  • no wonder a fake moderate like will love a dhimmi like dr. vankwani. you probably secretly love the...
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  • Furqan Force he Furqan Force or Furqan Battalion was a uniformed fighting force....
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  • Aayina, Here is what Malala said: "I am asking leaders, at #UNGA and beyond, to work ....
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  • So you never go to Mosque which hate others and do mischief of loudspeaker is it right? Or...
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  • Maulvi Syed Ahmed ‘Shaheed’ Rai Barelwi was born in 1786 in Rai Bareilly in India. Therefore,...
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  • "Why Every Year I Keep a Roza During Ramzan"- - A Hindu Lady. "Justice MarkandeyKatju has often extolled Hindus and Muslims to observe....
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  • Gulam Ahmed Qadiyani played central role in bringing Balspemy law, now it is used...
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  • dr. vankwani makes all the noises that please the murderous mullahs in pakistan. he is....
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  • She did not talk of girls education, it's fake propoganda from you, she exactly talk of politics....
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     A few years ago I lost a few dear  friends to a suicide bombimg. I have their blood on my hands  and the blood of hundreds and thousands before who have lost their lives to religious extremism in this country. I have  their blood on my hands because I knew what is going in our midst and I chose to close my eyes. And I chose to ignore it. It was perhaps too difficult for me, like many others, to nail them who were doing it in the name of religion... So I sought excuses for them. It was lack of education, lack of good  governance lack of justice...




     

     
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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Indian Muslim Clergy to Counter ISIS Propaganda: But they should go beyond rhetoric to a genuine counter-narrative that refutes Jihadism based on traditional Islamic theology

    The clergy is required to counter the exclusivist Jihadi theology of violence and supremacism which is primarily based on the traditional Islamic theology of consensus of all schools of thought. This has to be done through a counter-narrative based on a new inclusivist theology of peace and pluralism. But to do that the clergy will have to work towards evolving a new theology that is different from the traditional theology taught in madrasas. It is this age-old theology that is used by Jihadis to propagate their message. 

    It cannot be stressed enough that the reason Jihadis have been able to capture the imagination of thousands of our youth the world over is that they are not saying anything new. They are simply showing a way to practice what the ulema (religious scholars) have been preaching. The Jihadi narrative is the traditional Islamic theological narrative of Islam domination over all other religious beliefs, and eradication of what it considers the biggest crimes humanity can commit, particularly shirk, polytheism or idol worship, and kufr, rejection of the prophethood of Hazrat Mohammad (pbuh). All the most eminent scholars of Islam from Imam Ghazali (11th-12th century) to Imam Ibn-e-Taimiya (13th-14th century), Mujaddid Alf-e-Saani Sheikh Sirhindi (16th-17th century), Shah Waliullah Muhaddis Dehlavi (18th century) have shown a vision of political Islam that was finally given a more definite form in the 20th century by Maulana Syed Abul A’la Maududi, Hassan al-Banna, and Syed Qutb. The Jihadi ideologues of the 21st century may be stressing some parts of this traditional narrative more vigorously and downplaying some other aspects. But they are not saying anything that is entirely new or radically different.

    Jihadi literature has not dropped from the sky all of a sudden. This is not the creation of Osama bin Laden or so-called “Khalifa” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Their narrative of world domination, fighting those who do not accept the message of Islam is basically what is taught in all our madrasas. The definition of Jihad as fighting those who do not accept the oneness of God and prophethood of Mohammad (pbuh) is found in books of every school of Sunni fiqh (jurisprudence), be it Hanafi, Malaki, Shafei or Hanbali. Indeed, even Shia theology does not differ much with Sunnis in matters of political Islam. They too want world domination for Islam and desire to subdue all non-Muslims.

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