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  • Also to note with reference to my previous comment is that in the case of other meaning....
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  • No, touching any female does not cause the breaking of wuzu. This is supported by the Quran’s ayat, “...or you have cohabited...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Does one’s wuzu break after one’s touching any female? Someone quoted a verse from the Quran...
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  • Dear zain, you must know that there are maulanas who have issued fatwa against suicide bombers. But there was....
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  • Why maulanas have not yet issued fatwa against suicide bombers?
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  • Dear Zain, The Quran says, “Prohibited to you [for marriage] are your mothers, your daughters (banaatukum),....
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  • A zina resulted in a daughter for the man now called zaani. Can the zaani marry that girl? Can ...
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  • In other words they consider upholding their citizenship in a free India to ...
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  • In an erudite article, Adis Saheb affirms his faith in the ability of Progressive Islam...
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  • Old Testaments and New Testaments equally taught patience. The Quran taught the same patience. ...
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  • Let us hope current justices on the Supreme Court are as bold and as principled as Justice Chandrachud...
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  • Mihir Desai, a senior advocate in the Bombay High Court, has done an....
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  • Alhamdulillah, lesson of being patient and having hope from Allah always bears
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  • Proposed solution Impressive and informative article. (If I understand you properly) all the main schools of thought....
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  • The author is right. Even leaving CAA aside, an affirmation of Muslim women....
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  • It was the crown or gallows mentality whereby princes would vie for the throne and the losers would be killed. Aurangzeb...
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  • AAP, if given a power like its 'A' team will leave its masters much behind in fascism. Kejriwal....
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  • Their fear is not without reason.'
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  • In Indian parlance there is a synonym for the BJP Bhakts, called "Andh Bhakts", means the people who...
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  • AAP is another congress nothing more, creat illusion of governance...
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  • A much more intensive regulation and supervision of Islamic...
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  • Fascinating topic! When the authorship of Shakespeare's plays and Homer's...
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  • Salafism is a rear-view mirror version of Islam. It is how we shirk our responsibility....
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  • Asim Ali, in today's New York Times, seems to sum it up well: "Prime...
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  • A good article. Muslims need to find their own voice and their own vehicle....
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  • Our Sharia should be written by contemporary men and....
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  • "Swearing by the Constitution, reading the Preamble and waving the national....
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  • Kejriwal may be trying to steer clear of the pitfalls that put the Congress on the back foot with labels such....
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  • They are chosen people.
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  • Nikah is not only a social practice but it is a religious too.Divorce system in Islam is....
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  • She is doing Taquiya, remember the Satanic versus. If you look at those verse they...
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  • If Ghulam Mohiyuddij was right than, Halala, Tripel Talaq and other evil practice through which Muslim men enjoys...
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  • Yalk that was Your Paigmebr did so he might have some mental problem. Not me, Also Muslims have same problem on ...
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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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