Tag: Islam

Pakistani Ulama and Their Rhetoric (4): Maulana Mumtaz Kalyar

(From Mashal books) Speaker: Maulana Mumtaz Kalyar Location: Jamia Masjid Hanafiya, Jaranwala, Faisalabad. Sect: Deobandi Language: Urdu Time: June 2010 Audio: [audio:http://www.thepakistanforum.net-content/uploads/2011/01/Maulana-Mumtaz-Kalyaar1.mp3|titles=Maulana Mumtaz Kalyaar] Trascript: You who say things against Deobandi sect cannot show me scholars on your side equal to one-fourth of the Deobandi ulema. You call the soldiers of religion kafir and write…

Pakistani Ulama and Their Rhetoric (3): Maulana Syed Shafaullah

(From Mashal Books) Speaker: Maulana Syed Shafaullah Location: Jamia Masjid Muhammadiya, Phalia, Mandi Bahauddin Sect: Deobandi Language: Urdu Time: June 2010 Audio: Partial Clip: [audio:http://www.thepakistanforum.net-content/uploads/2011/01/Maulana-Shafaullah1.mp3|titles=Maulana Shafaullah] (Go Here for Full Audio Clip) Transcript: Allah told His Prophet PBUH in the 14th section of the Quran: O Prophet PBUH to you the message of Allah is…

Pakistani Ulama and Their Rhetoric (2): Maulana Raza Saqib

(From Mashal Books) Maulana Raza Saqib Speaker: Maulana Raza Saqib Location: Jamia Masjid, Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat, Rawalpindi Sect: Barelvi Language: Urdu Time: June 2010 Audio: [audio:http://www.thepakistanforum.net-content/uploads/2011/01/Maulana-Raza-Saqib1.mp3|titles=Maulana Raza Saqib] Transcript: When Muslim refugees arrived in the court of Negus in Abyssinia, King Negus asked them: what was the Prophet PBUH like before he announced his…

Pakistani Ulama and Their Rhetoric (1): Maulana Asmatullah

(From Mashal Books) This is the first recorded sermon that we are posting on our website. As you read the transcript and listen to the audio, it is important to keep the speaker’s sectarian affiliations in mind. This sermon is by a scholar from the Deobandi group of Indian Islam. Trained according to the curriculum…

Islamic scholar Attacks Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws, by Declan Walsh

(From Guardian) by Declan Walsh A prominent Islamic scholar has launched a blistering attack on Pakistan‘s blasphemy laws, warning that failure to repeal them will only strengthen religious extremists and their violent followers. “The blasphemy laws have no justification in Islam. These ulema [council of clerics] are just telling lies to the people,” said Javed…

Women’s Rights in Islam, By Sayed Mumtaz Ali

Translated by Masood Ashraf Raja Preface In these few pages I have explained the crux of my thoughts about the rights of women, a subject upon which I have often thought and reflected. Although my thoughts have gone through slight changes over a period, my views on all- important aspects of this subject have neither…

GoodReads: Engaging the Muslim World, Juan Cole

Engaging the Muslim World By Juan Cole Publication Details: Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; Rev Upd edition (September 14, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0230102751 ISBN-13: 978-0230102750 Details (From Amazon.com) From Publishers Weekly University of Michigan history professor and blogger Cole (Sacred Space and Holy War) takes aim at the Bush administration’s Islamophobic discourse, highlighting…

The scapegoating of Muslims

Published in Viewpoint, October 22, 2010 It is no secret that the right wing pundits and politicians in the United States have always used simplistic and reductive framing of issues to appeal to the emotions and fears of the American public. In his book Moral Politics (U of Chicago P, 2002), George Lakoff explains how…