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ફતવાથી આગળ ઇસ્લામ પાસે કશું છે ખરું?

આ લેખમાં ડૉ. શંકર શરણ ફતવાની દુનિયા અને મૌલવીઓ વિશે ચર્ચા કરે છે. તેમાં કહેવામાં આવ્યું છે કે કેવી રીતે રાજકીય ઇસ્લામની ભાષા ધમકી અને ફતવાથી વિશેષ કશું નથી, તેમાં ચર્ચાને ભાગ્યે જ અવકાશ છે. લેખક કહે છે કે ઇસ્લામિક સમાજની અંદર પણ વાતચીત-વિચારણાની કોઈ શક્યતા નહીં હોવાથી કેવી રીતે આખા સમુદાયને નુકસાન થઈ રહ્યું છે.

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Comparing Religions on Taleb’s Anti-Fragility Scale

This article explores various religions all over the world on the Taleb's scale of anti-fragility. It analyzes how systems which seem very strong in normal times, may actually be very fragile and thus just one crisis away from total collapse. The Prophetic Monotheistic Religions of Christianity and Islam seem to be fragile and heading to an unseemly collapse, while Sanatana Dharma might gain from this disorder, as it has always been decentralized and personalized, not depending upon State or central structures.

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Prophetic Monotheism: The Longest Running Pandemic in History

While the world is reeling from the Corona Virus pandemic which is barely months old, we all are suffering from another virus, of an ideological kind, which has been spreading across the world for the past two thousand years continuously. It has been spreading death, destruction, violence and destroying peace all this time. It has infected a majority of humanity barring a few countries like India and China. This ideological virus is Prophetic Monotheism. Read Pankaj Saxena making this apt comparison in this article.

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The Tabligh Movement or Millions of Bearded Militants on the March – 1

In this brilliant expose of Tablighi Jamaat, India's finest historian Sita Ram Goel proves that Tablighi Jamaat is not a social movement. It has no peaceful intentions and it has no spiritual or philosophical bent. Like all Islamic movements it is also a militant movement, with violent goals and genocidal intentions about the non-Muslim groups at its target, the most visible of the enemies, being the Hindus. In light of this two-part series, the current deeds of Tablighi Jamaat do not constitute outlier behavior, but is symptomatic of the core ideology of Tablighi Jamaat.

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Tablighi Jamaat: The Real Face of Islam

In this short essay, Khalid Umar destroys a common delusion: that an extremist Islamic organization does not represent true Islam. He argues, with the short history and behavior of Tablighi Jamaat that their behavior truly and completely aligns with the fundamentals of Islam. They represent true Islam, rather than an abrogation of it.

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Is India Dar-al-Harb or Dar-al-Islam? – 1

In this piece, one of India's finest historians, Harsh Narain talks about the concept of Dar-al-Harb (Land of Infidels) and Dar-al-Islam (Land of Islam). In present times when we see how Muslims frequently flout State orders, one has to understand the Muslim psyche that works behind such behavior. In this first part of the exposition, Harsh Narain tells us about how Muslims view existence in a land ruled by non-Muslims.

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The Jahiliyah of the Madrassas

In this brilliantly articulated piece, Dr. Shankar Sharan explores the question of Jahiliyah in Islam. The word ‘Jahiliyah’, means ignorance and traditionally, the Islamic world has considered the place and time beyond Islam as the reign of Jahiliyah. However, with many examples all over the world, focusing on the institution of the madrassa, Dr. Shankar Sharan shows how it is the Islamic lands which are the dens of ignorance. He explores the question why?

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Does Islam Offer Anything beyond Fatwas?

This article by Dr. Shankar Sharan discusses the world of fatwas and Maulvis. It discusses how the language of political Islam is nothing but confined to threats and fatwas, rarely evolving to the level of discussion. He also tells us how this inability to hold dialogue within the Islamic society is harming the community itself.

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Quranic Revelations

In this article, Dr. Sheshrao More tells us what the structure of the Quran is; how to read it; how to understand the chronology in it. This is an excerpt from the book "Islam: Maker of the Muslim Mind" by Sheshrao More, a Marathi scholar of great repute. He originally wrote this book in Marathi, which has been translated into English by a team of scholars, edited by Shri S. H. Deshpande.

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The Foundation of Islam

In this article, Dr. Sheshrao More discusses the foundation of Islam and the behavior of Muslims, with also throwing light on the Quran and the Hadis. This is an excerpt from the book "Islam: Maker of the Muslim Mind" by Sheshrao More, a Marathi scholar of great repute. He originally wrote this book in Marathi, which has been translated into English by a team of scholars, edited by Shri S. H. Deshpande.

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