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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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ہندوستان میں شریعت کی سیاست

ہندوستانی مسلمان بی جے پی کے دامِ اشتعال میں پھنستے جا رہے ہیں۔ ایک عجیب مخمصہ ہے؛ ایک طرف وزیر اعظم مودی ہیں اور دوسری طرف جبّہ و دستار کے حاملین اہلِ شرع۔ گویا آگے کنواں پیچھے کھائی ، نہ جائے ماندن نہ پائے رفتن۔ اول الذکر کا دعویٰ ہے کہ وہ ان کے ایک ہاتھ میں قرآن او ر دوسرے ہاتھ میں کمپیوٹر دیکھنا چاہتا ہے اور ثانی الذکر کو اس بات پر اصرار…

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The Death of a Discourse

The Death of a Discourse With American hegemony firmly established, now we hear of an American Islam which, as Iran’s spiritual leader Ali Al-Khamnaei has complained, is ‘a backward Islam that falls in line with American principles and Western ideals’. Khamnaei and other leaders of the Muslim world have reason to worry. The recent years have witnessed an upsurge in modern day messiah of Muslims who look at Islam from the tainted glass of American…

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The Case for a Reformed/ Pristine Islam

Some 1.6 billion people on this planet believe that by virtue of being the followers of the last prophet they have been entrusted to play a very special role in future history. This belief in their chosen ness (khaire ummah) is as much part of their faith as the belief in the oneness of God almighty, His messengers, the hereafter and the divine agency of angels. This ideological stance of world leadership as opposed to…

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Is a new Enlightenment possible?

The blind and the seeing are not alike, Nor are the depths of the darkness and the Light, Nor are the (chilly) shades and the (genial) heat of the sun. (Al-Qur’an, 35: 19-21) One of the curses of modern times is the mirage of perceptions. In a world of media generated illusions, the man is denied the right to know, to see the things as they are. And this has led us to a total…

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