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  • Khalilzad was one of the most vociferous hawks urging Bush/Cheney to attack Iraq.'
    ( By Ghulam Faruki )
  • Hats Off doth protest too much, methinks! That redounds to the goodness and rectitude of Ram Puniyani's cause.'
    ( By Ghulam Faruki )
  • Hats Off is concerned that the portrayal of pre-Islamic Arabs as being jahil is being used....
    ( By Ghulam Faruki )
  • An inspired (or divine) message can only be a very simple message with some very basic....
    ( By Ghulam Faruki )
  • Like I said in the last line of the 2nd last para of my post dated May 10, 2020 at 10:32 pm ....
    ( By samir sardana )
  • eventually islam can only legitimise itself through denigrating the pre-islamic communities as jaahil.....
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  • if i remember correctly the author has described himself as an agnostic. so he is well ....
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  • you just now proved that you will initially come out with an outrageous lie - and when ....
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  • the US fully deserves all the ignominy for deliberately destroying the secular social fabric ...
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  • when an uncle tom starts lecturing, you know that people are starting to do their independent....
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  • another decietful "moderate" nonsense. you are simply trying to lie through your teeth...
    ( By hats off! )
  • have muslims EVER given up one day of roza in solidarity with the rape-conversions in...
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  • Super bhai'
    ( By Suraj Sawariya )
  • An impossible task. If Islam adopts principle of human rights which includes equal rights....
    ( By Om Prakash Trivedy )
  • Ir sitting silent . And Muslims are killed daily in india by mob
    ( By Shanawaz Ahmed )
  • Is it your are babble of hearing that Dalit is. not your property, you guys think they are ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Mohyudin to Faruki and Faruki to Fakeury, you do not like Dalit fight back, is it you are...
    ( By Ayina )
  • My last post was addressed to Ayena, not to Hats Off. Sorry!
    ( By Ghulam Faruki )
  • Hats Off has to justify his apostasy to himself by proclaiming that Islam is emancipation-proof....
    ( By Ghulam Faruki )
  • Hats Off, Only a moron would use the phrase "Mosque which hates others". Mosques ....
    ( By Ghulam Faruki )
  • Aayena, The Indian Constitution does not require or authorize any editor to publish hateful or...
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  • Dr. Amburaj, Thank you for coming to the support of a persecuted minority in Pakistan. I appreciate....
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  • Hats Off has decided that Dr. Vankwani is speaking as a Dhimmi. Hats Off speaks as an eye-...
    ( By Ghulam Faruki )
  • Are you criticizing her for talking about peace in Kashmir? And is not her focus on children....
    ( By Ghulam Faruki )
  • The usual rubbish from Hats Off! He would have said the same thing to Hindus who were....
    ( By Ghulam Faruki )
  • Unworthy inputs from Hats Off and Aayena, as can be expected! In response to a story which should generate good will and bring....
    ( By Ghulam Faruki )
  • Aayina, it is not the muslims who who are the issue. most of the muslims....
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  • lying about the foundational aspects of islam will no doubt....
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  • Hatts off you reminded one my life time experience, your points are...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Did I not mention that she is talking of peace, what I said she useing, Kids of Balochistan also....
    ( By Aayina )
  • 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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  • Mr.Ghulam Faruki your comments are always out of the subject and....
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  • Now it's completely Gobar. It's like I cannot agree with Cow Gober, so I will not agree with Pig Gober.....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Aayina, Here is what Malala said: "I am asking leaders, at #UNGA and beyond, to work ....
    ( By Ghulam Faruki )
  • Hats Off should be ashamed to project his own all-encompassing paranoia on Dr. Vankwani.....
    ( By Ghulam Faruki )
  • Hats Off's determination to question any and all positive and progressive statements....
    ( By Ghulam Faruki )
  • Their influence is up to their own meetings,oic is like a such bird which wants to fly...
    ( By Sheikh Munwar )
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    This is what Mr. Sultan Shahin said in his speech at UNHRC, Geneva on 19 November 2019 entitled “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” Though, I highly appreciate Mr. Sultan Shahin’s  tireless efforts for bringing a progressive change in the Muslim attitude in order to come out of the trap they are in and march towards a better future, after a thorough study of the Quran, I have reached the conclusion that if we sincerely and honestly want to bring about a meaningful change in the  Muslim outlook, we will have to, go even beyond the question of createdness and uncreatedness of Quran…..


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    Smitha Sasidhran Nair, Rani Rohini Raman and Jisha

    At this point the right to health in itself will be a radical step towards consistent and persistent change. The lockdown will end and we will find a way around COVID-19, but this crisis has shown that it is not virus that is the enemy but the idea ‘that some are more equal than others’....

     
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    Kashmir valley in the local parlance is known as PirVare (Abode of Saints). Islam in Kashmir has a Sufi tinge and streak that still can be witnessed in the daily lived experience of Muslims. Sufi saints were responsible for the spread of Islam in Kashmir. In Kashmir, Sufism developed its own indigenous order and networks known as Rishism….

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    This transmission happens with the Will of Allah and with the Divine Decree. Allah, the Creator of the Wolrd, Who has created the microbes, has also created their ways of transmission and internal immune system to fight against them. On the one hand, contagiousness of disease follows the Divine Will, and on the other hand, resistance and immune system of the body is also dictated by the Will of Allah Almighty. Nothing is out of His reach….

    Islamic Society

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    What does the Quran say about such a grave human crisis? If we go through the chronicles of the previous nations in the holy book, we find that many communities and nations were destroyed as a punishment to transgressions, sins, disobedience of God, violation of natural order and corruption, ingratitude to God and oppression of people….

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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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