Tag Archives: Prophet-Muhammad

Dr. Zakir Naik – Defame And Destroy

One comes across several interesting comments from the people who have been defending Mr. Zakir Naik on Indian Muslims Blog. Most of my brothers and sisters are impressed by his “immense knowledge” without knowing that his kind of knowledge (database or retention) has nothing to do with religion at all. Continue reading

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Compassion In Islam – Theology And History

Islam is generally associated with Jihad. But it is more due to its history than its theology. It is interesting to note that while jihad in Islam is more historical than theological, compassion, on the other hand, is more theological than historical. Continue reading

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Islam And Compassion – An Scriptural, Historical And Contemporary Perspective

The Qur’an in fact is book of guidance, not of war and encourages Muslims to live in peace and harmony and coexist with all people be they unbelievers or Jews or Christians or of any other persuasion whatsoever. Continue reading

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Taqlid, Ijtihad And Democracy

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan argues that the reason for the backwardness of present-day Muslim thought is the refusal to engage in ijtihad, to come out of the boundaries of the established corpus of fiqh and to gain guidance directly from the Quran and Hadith. Continue reading

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Taqlidi Versus Ijtihadi Approaches

Muslims must develop the approach of ijtihad (dynamic and creative) rather than taqlid (stagnant and imitative of past precedent) to resolve contemporary issues. Continue reading

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Jihad? But What About Other Verses In Qur’an?

Some Muslim terrorists are using Quranic verses on jihad to lend legitimacy to their inhuman terrorist attacks while disregarding all the other Quranic injunctions against their actions. Continue reading

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The Concept Of Jihad In Islam

The concept of Jihad has been maligned much by the actions of terrorists invoking the concept for their inhuman actions. However, true essence of Jihad is struggle with one’s self, not with others. Continue reading

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Peace In A Plural Society

By its very nature, there will be differences of opinion in a pluralistic society. Maulana Wahiduddin Khan in his book Aman-e-Alam (Global Peace) argues for more tolerance and acceptance of differences for communal harmony. Continue reading

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Wishing All Readers A Peaceful And Blessed Eid

Indian Muslims Blog wishes all its readers a blessed and peaceful Eid-ul-Fitr 2008. Continue reading

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Book Review: Islam In Post-Modern World

As a plea for rethinking traditional understandings of religion to address a wide range of contemporary challenges, this book excels Continue reading

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