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Islam, Women and Islamic Feminism

Islam, Women and Islamic Feminism

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

I think that it is crucial for Muslim women to start studying Islam for themselves, for, undoubtedly, they can better understand the Islamic notion of gender justice than many men. By Waris Mazhari In recent years, scores of books, mainly in English, have been published on what is termed by its proponents as ‘Islamic Feminism’. […]

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Women in Islam: Beyond Stereotypes

Women in Islam: Beyond Stereotypes

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The newer generation of Muslim women is trying to understand their social position from the Qur’an itself. Across the Muslim world, Islamic feminists are combing through centuries of Islamic jurisprudence to highlight the more progressive aspects of their religion. By Moin Qazi “Learn this now and learn it well, my daughter: Like a compass needle that points […]

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Muslims and the Internet

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

I am thoroughly disgusted with the verbosity I encounter on the Internet, irrespective of where it is coming from: Sunni, Barelvi, Deobandi or any other mouth. By Waheeduddin Ahmed One of the greatest blessings for mankind in modern times is the Internet technology. Through it, information of any kind and on any subject is at […]

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Muslim Community’s Missed Chances

Muslim Community’s Missed Chances

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

How many times have we sat and thought about the future – of coming generations – without playing victim? By Fauzan Alavi As a community, we have been in the eye of the storm globally ever since 9/11. We have been justifying our stand as good Muslims — but is it actually making any difference? […]

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Who Benefits From Beef Ban?

| July 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The ban is highly divisive and discriminatory. It has divided citizens into two groups: those who do not eat cattle meat and think themselves to be morally superior, and those who are regarded as morally inferior because they eat such meat. By Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam Like note ban, nobody knows whom the current beef […]

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Muslim Reform: Muslims Do Not Take Their Decline Seriously

Muslim Reform: Muslims Do Not Take Their Decline Seriously

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The reform initiative needs to see the adoption of a rational approach using divine and credible sources to identify and filter out circumstantial practices (from the religious framework) that were defined for specific eras in the past. By Kamran Siddiqui Islam, with about 1.6 billion followers all over the globe, is currently the second largest […]

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Sonu Nigam’s Remarks – Need to Bring Down the Din

Sonu Nigam’s Remarks – Need to Bring Down the Din

| May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cacophony is in the air all over. Self-check would be a better alternative to an omnibus ban.   By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj   Singer Sonu Nigam’s remarks about azan have sparked an outrage. Choice of words does have scope for generation of more heat than light. But what he said should have triggered introspection among Muslims, […]

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Faith and Rationality – Islam Encourages People To Ask Questions

Faith and Rationality – Islam Encourages People To Ask Questions

| April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

There is no scope in God’s world for randomness and sudden events, unlike what scientists may claim. Every action has a cause and effect. By Nikhat Sattar Many Muslims today might be offended by the statement that the Quran wants people to use their powers of reasoning and intellect. For such Muslims, faith should be […]

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Muslim Discourse – There is a Need to Reverse the Narrative used by Extremists

Muslim Discourse – There is a Need to Reverse the Narrative used by Extremists

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scholars need to come together and discuss exactly what they are bickering about and whether their stances are aligned with Islamic teachings. By Nikhat Sattar The wealth and pomp of several Muslim monarchies notwithstanding, the world of Islam is in tatters. Torn by internal strife, lack of focus on starving millions and controlled by greed […]

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America Deserves Trump

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most Americans voted for him to seek if a magician can save them and the country from structural mess. By Mansoor Durrani Although, I had planned to write this article about four months ago– right after the nomination of Trump as a Republican candidate, I managed to convince myself that this is only a “Republican […]

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