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تحریک مزاحمت : 6 باتیں

تحریک مزاحمت : 6 باتیں راشد شاز شہریت ترمیمی قانون کے حوالے سے ہماری تحریکِ مزاحمت اب ایک صبر آزما مرحلے میں داخل ہوگئی ہے۔ موجودہ تحریک جو بظاہر ایک ردّعمل اور اضطراب کے طور پر سامنے آئی ہے، دراصل برسہا برس کی گھٹن اور ظلم و ناانصافی کے نتیجے میں پیدا ہونے والی مظلوم و مقہور قوم کی وہ صدائے احتجاج ہے، جسے دنیا کی کوئی قوت تاریخ کے کسی مرحلے میں تہہ تیغ…

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Beyond an Islamic Reformation

From Makkah to Washington DC Islamic Reformation is the buzz word. Though the reform movement is no new innovation in Islam, nevertheless, the rallying cry for reforming Islam from within had never attained such a high pitch. And despite the fact that reformation has an Islamic basis, the external pressure to do so has cast a shadow of doubt on the nature of the reform itself. Then, there are intellectuals in the west, whose advocacy…

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إدراك أسباب تراجع الامة

خالد الأنشاصي   في كتاب يسعى لتوضيح الالتباسات التي أدت إلى تراجع الأمة راشد شاز: تخلينا عن قيادة العالم بسبب التفسيرات المضللة للقرآن الكريم علينا أن نضع أيدينا على منهجية يحاول من خلالها كل عصر أن يخلق عهد النبي من جديد الأمة شعرت بأنها ضلت الطريق عندما حجب نور الوحي الإلهي وراء غيمات الخرافات والتقليد الأعمى المؤلف يرى أن دخول السنة بمعنى الحديث كمصدر من مصادر الشريعة قد مهد الطريق لإبطال القرآن لا للعمل به…

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Time To Wake Up

Time to Wake Up! An Invitation to join the AMU Policy Council For the last seventy years the AMU community has been on a sabbatical; absent from a leadership role, hiding in the ivory tower of self-interest. The sabbatical mindset has so overtaken us that now we want to declare Saturday as our official holiday. Confronted as we are with the multifaceted challenges today, I believe that it is about time to work hard; to…

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Muslim University, the Bridge Course and Dr. Rashid Shaz

Some of Sir Syed’s views and beliefs (e.g. on heaven, angels, jinns, nature, miracles etc.) were contrary to the consensus of majority of scholars. Despite their opposition he did not change his views. However, when he established Madrasat-ul-Uloom, and later MAO College he kept his personal views separate from the institution and did not try to impose them upon the students of his college. Later when he established Department of Theology in the College he…

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Reinventing the Muslim Mind

Ever since I read Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Prozac Nation and Peter D. Kramer’s Listening to Prozac I am wondering if Prozac, Ritalin, Zoloft and the like wonder drugs that help millions of people regain their self-esteem can also be employed in infusing a creative confidence in the Muslim mind. As Prozac or fluoxetine works as a neurotransmitter, it effectively increases the level of Serotonin in the brain, the low level of which is said to be…

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