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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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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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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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Muslims Speak the Language of Power

In this short article, Dr. Shankar Sharan analyzes the history of modern India, and quoting various important religious leaders of Islam, he proves that they have always spoken a language full of arrogance of power. This fact alone shows that they cannot be the victims as they portray themselves to be. He also shows how this arrogant approach will no longer work in the modern world.

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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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