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Kaffirs within Kaffirs: The Devolution of Islamic Society

Sep 21,20by Shankar Sharan

In this article at Indic Varta, Dr. Shankar Sharan argues how the concept of 'othering' works in Islam and how the concept of Kaffir is expanded to include 'lesser Muslims' in a country where no non-Muslims are left. He explains how fundamentalist Islam can bring ruin to a country, sending it back to medieval ages.

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The Case of Yoni in a Dargah

Sep 20,20by Pankaj Saxena

In a curious case of destruction of Hindu heritage which is often presented as an example of syncretism of Hindu-Muslim culture, this article at Indic Varta tells a case study of how Hindu heritage is first destroyed and then digested into the fairy tale of 'composite culture'.

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The Trouble with Islam Today

In this article, Dr. Shankar Sharan analyzes the incompatibility of fundamentalist Islamic ideas with modern institutions and modern world. He tells us how a fundamentalist Islamic society is prone to human suffering of every kind. It not only spreads violence in other societies, but becomes a victim of its own violence. He also gives us solutions about this problem.

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How India lost Baluchistan

In this short essay, Khalid Umar argues that it is the fault of Nehruvian Congress that Baluchistan is today a province of Pakistan. Based on a claim by Baluch historian Hakim Baluch he claims that the Khan of Kalat had offered to accede to India but India declined. India also was not interested in an independent Baluchistan. Though the major Congress leaders denied this, but Hakim Baluch claims that AIR did air the news that the Khan wanted to accede to India. Umar argues a roadmap for future too in this very interesting essay.

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Unfinished Agendas of Radical Islam: the Global Gameplan

Aug 29,20by Pankaj Saxena

Some Indian historians say that the frequent rioting of Indian Muslims are leading India towards another Partition, calling it an unfinished agendas of the Muslim League, which lives on as IUML in Kerala but also in the attitude of radical Islamists all over India.

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Is Pakistan the Ideal of Indian Muslims?

Aug 23,20by Shankar Sharan

In this article, Dr. Shankar Sharan compares the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of Indian Muslims as compared to Pakistani Muslims. He tells us that living the reality of terrorism, many Muslims of Pakistan are weary of its policies, but Indian Muslims do not realize this and taking all the benefit of a Hindu society, they support an Islamic state. This is a suicidal policy, says Dr. Sharan.

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The ‘Islam’ in Islamic Fundamentalism

Jul 26,20by Shankar Sharan

In this searing piece, Dr. Shankar Sharan argues that Islam is central to Islamic fundamentalism. Contrary to secular belief, the Muslim fundamentalists are the truest Muslims. He argues that if Muslims want to progress peacefully with the world, they will need to embrace humanist ideas and abandon Islamic fundamentalism.

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The Fourth Way

Materialism is about being, prophetic visions are about transportation of being to rapture upon death, mindful emptiness is enlargement of being to mind, whereas the fourth way is about becoming and creativity and joyful life.

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Hagia Sophia and the Return of Islam

This article discusses a watershed moment in world history: Hagia Sophia turning into a mosque again. This monument which was created as a church in 6th century in Christian Constantinople was converted into a mosque in 1453 after Constantinople lost to the Islamic armies of Sultan Mehmet II and Constantinople became Istanbul. But after the creation of Modern Turkey, this was turned into a secular institution, a museum, in order to show respect to history. Turning the wheel of time back to the fundamentalist sands of 7th century Arabia, Erodan, the Islamic fanatic President of Turkey makes this a mosque again.

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મદ્રેસા શિક્ષણમાંથી ઇસ્લામ ક્યારે બહાર આવશે?

આ તર્કસભર લેખમાં ડૉ. શંકર શરણ ઇસ્લામમાં જાહિલિયાના પ્રશ્નની ચર્ચા કરે છે. ‘જાહિલિયા’ અર્થાત અજ્ઞાન. ઇસ્લામિક દુનિયા પરંપરાગત રીતે એમ માને છે કે, ઇસ્લામ સિવાયની તમામ બાબતો જાહિલિયા છે - અજ્ઞાની છે. જોકે, દુનિયાભરની મદ્રેસાઓના ઉદાહરણ સાથે ડૉ. શંકર શરણ એ વાત સ્પષ્ટ કરે છે કે, જાહિલિયા તો ઇસ્લામિક દુનિયામાં જ છે. અને એવું શા માટે છે? વાંચોઃ

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