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by asif khan
Fri Nov 22, 2002 2:08 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Mairaj in light of modern science
Replies: 25
Views: 3643

Re: Mairaj in light of modern science

We ismailis (nizaris) believe that the miraj was a SPIRITUAL ascension - not a physical one on the back of a white horse w/ a female face and wings!
by asif khan
Fri Nov 22, 2002 1:58 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: What would the Prophet think or do?
Replies: 1
Views: 278

What would the Prophet think or do?

"What would (the prophet) Muhammad think? In all honesty, he would probably have chosen a wife from among them (the contestants)," Isioma Daniel wrote in Saturday's article. The muslims thought this was an Insult and went on a killing spree: Nigerian Red Cross officials reported about 100 dead by Fr...
by asif khan
Fri Nov 22, 2002 1:42 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Terrorism Has 'Everything To Do With Islam,' Author Ch
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Terrorism Has 'Everything To Do With Islam,' Author Ch

vohrabhai

And, your point being - WHAT?
by asif khan
Wed Nov 13, 2002 1:23 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Terrorism Has 'Everything To Do With Islam,' Author Ch
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Terrorism Has 'Everything To Do With Islam,' Author Ch

And, I agree with it! The obvious exceptions to this would be the Esoteric Sufi tariqats & the Nizari Ismaili tariqa!

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?P ... 1113a.html
by asif khan
Mon Nov 11, 2002 11:53 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: "Their women are yours to take, legitimately"
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: "Their women are yours to take, legitimately"

Thank you hafeez!

They claim to be following the "LAWS" of ALLAH which nobody can change.
They also CLAIM this knowledge as per their REASON or intellect!
by asif khan
Fri Nov 08, 2002 4:56 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: "Their women are yours to take, legitimately"
Replies: 5
Views: 616

"Their women are yours to take, legitimately"

Subject: "Their women are yours to take, legitimately" - New Book http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/08/books/08BOOK.html By RICHARD BERNSTEIN In April 2002, eight months after the attacks of Sept. 11, a Saudi cleric named Sheik Saad al-Buraik, preaching in a mosque in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, calle...
by asif khan
Mon Nov 04, 2002 1:33 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: U.S. Promotes American Way of Islam
Replies: 0
Views: 230

U.S. Promotes American Way of Islam

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/ap20021030_1828.html# U.S. Promotes American Way of Islam State Dept. Advertises American Way of Islam to Arab Audiences in Publicity Campaign The Associated Press W A S H I N G T O N, Oct. 30 — The United States is offering Muslim countries four U.S.-prepared tel...
by asif khan
Mon Nov 04, 2002 1:20 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Jordan gives women equal rights
Replies: 0
Views: 235

Jordan gives women equal rights

Jordan gives women equal rights: Queen AMMAN, Nov 3: The government has amended the Jordanian legislation to give women "equal rights" in keeping with the kingdom's constitution, Queen Rania announced on Sunday. The queen made the announcement on the opening day in Amman of a two-day summit of Arab ...
by asif khan
Thu Oct 31, 2002 8:29 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Fascinating Portraits of the Fatimids.
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

Re: Fascinating Portraits of the Fatimids.

Excerpts from ismaili.net The fast-keepers may keep fast and break in accordance with their rites. One should have no objection with the person who keeps and breaks fast (according to his own belief). Those who offer five obligatory prayers, they must continue it. No one should restrict or forbid on...
by asif khan
Thu Oct 31, 2002 6:27 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: ndonesia: Caning for those who do not Fast
Replies: 0
Views: 263

ndonesia: Caning for those who do not Fast

"There is no-compulsion in Religion" - HQ Indonesia's Aceh to introduce caning in Ramadhan Story Filed: Monday, October 28, 2002 1:58 AM EST JAKARTA, Oct 28, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Aceh provincial administration is to introduce caning as punishment for Muslims who do not carry out their rel...
by asif khan
Thu Oct 31, 2002 6:22 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Indonesia: Moderate Muslims Disdain Extremists
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Indonesia: Moderate Muslims Disdain Extremists

Indonesia: Moderate Muslims Disdain Extremists Story Filed: Sunday, October 27, 2002 7:16 PM EDT JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- When Riyanto noticed the black plastic bundle hidden in the bushes beside the Ebenezer Pentacostal Church, he didn't hesitate. With a shouted warning to hundreds of people emer...
by asif khan
Thu Oct 31, 2002 6:10 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Is a showdown looming? Iran - a mosque vs. state shift?
Replies: 0
Views: 469

Is a showdown looming? Iran - a mosque vs. state shift?

Many Iranians, including more moderate conservatives, see Khatami as the last, best chance for a religious system that faces grave dangers if it is not reformed. Analysts say secularization is a social movement that could explode if democracy is thwarted. Even some reformist clerics are calling for ...
by asif khan
Thu Oct 31, 2002 3:29 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Fascinating Portraits of the Fatimids.
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

Re: Fascinating Portraits of the Fatimids.

Thank you dear brother! I didn't think of that site!
by asif khan
Thu Oct 31, 2002 1:44 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Fascinating Portraits of the Fatimids.
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

Re: Fascinating Portraits of the Fatimids.

Dear serendipity,

Good Topic!

Would you have the link to your post on Princes SITT AL-MULK. The ismaili.net has a similar write-up on her but your has some addn'l info. I would like to re-post that piece on a number of ismaili sites!

Thanks
by asif khan
Mon Oct 28, 2002 3:32 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: the Logos
Replies: 29
Views: 2118

Re: the Logos

This below quote was attributed to the jews back in the 18th century. Not anymore! Today, they refer to the muslims of the 'muslim first' genre and has PROVEN correct! "They are, all of them, born with raging fanaticism in their hearts, just as the Bretons and the Germans are born with blond hair. I...
by asif khan
Mon Oct 28, 2002 2:27 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: LITERAL and Liberal Islam in Indonesia
Replies: 0
Views: 279

LITERAL and Liberal Islam in Indonesia

Subject: Literal and Liberal Islam in Indonesia JAKARTA POST (March 2002) INDONESIA 'Liberal' and 'Literal' Islam must sit and talk together, JAKARTA POST Santi W.E. Soekanto Unbeknownst to many, a deep conflict is taking place between two Muslim groups. This intellectual ``war'' looks set to drag o...
by asif khan
Tue Oct 22, 2002 1:25 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: the Logos
Replies: 29
Views: 2118

Re: the Logos

I see you couldn't resist, like a rabid mad dog, barking on your fav topic of FIVE PRAYERS or else... 1) You write: "Let’s leave sufi’s alone" To muslimfirst, Why? The sufi masters who adhere to the "true teachings" of Muhammad (saw)have also REJECTED your FIVE PILLARS or your ritual namaz & haj to ...
by asif khan
Mon Oct 21, 2002 10:50 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Hindus and Muslims Work Together for Health
Replies: 0
Views: 347

Hindus and Muslims Work Together for Health

Hindus and Muslims Work Together for Health By Annmarie Christensen Director of Publications Global Health Council AHEMADABAD--Muslims and Hindus in the Indian state of Gujarat are navigating through trying times since riots erupted in February over a religious dispute regarding a temple being built...
by asif khan
Mon Oct 21, 2002 10:47 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Developing gender equality in Gujarat
Replies: 0
Views: 500

Developing gender equality in Gujarat

Bilkis Vissandjee / Sudhir Kumar and teams from: Université de Montréal and Aga Khan Health Services Indian women have health problems in almost every stage of their life and they also have to deal with gender inequalities in access to health services. The health problems they face include reproduct...
by asif khan
Mon Oct 21, 2002 9:39 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: the Logos
Replies: 29
Views: 2118

Re: the Logos

Every time you open your mouth you re-affirm that you are an ignoramous! Every fiqh of Islam follow the Prophet in their "own ways" and have hadiths attributed to him. I can VOUCH for the Sufi tariqats and Ismailism to follow hadiths that PRAISE & GLORIFY the prophet of Islam. The sunnis & wahabis b...
by asif khan
Mon Oct 21, 2002 4:28 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: the Logos
Replies: 29
Views: 2118

Re: the Logos

And, this Islam & Sunnah according to "your version" portrays the prophet as a barbarian & a terrorist! Your are welcome to this piece. Want nothing to do with it - ever!
by asif khan
Mon Oct 21, 2002 2:15 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: the Logos
Replies: 29
Views: 2118

Re: the Logos

It has got nothing to do with "your version of Islam" and never will! Thanks God!
by asif khan
Mon Oct 21, 2002 1:45 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: the Logos
Replies: 29
Views: 2118

Re: the Logos

Dear br. Nizari, Thanks for posting this excellent source on Nizari ismailism and holy Imams! "The prophetic cycle, finishing with the Seal of the Prophets (Muhammad), the cycle of Imama succeeds. Imams are the Friends of God (Awliya' Allah) through whom appears the direction esoteric (batin) former...
by asif khan
Fri Oct 18, 2002 6:28 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Ismaili innovation in Afghanistan
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Ismaili innovation in Afghanistan

Feature August-September 2002 Supporting Innovation in Afghanistan – the Experience of the Aga Khan Development Network The fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan opened up myriad opportunities to redevelop the social and physical infrastructure of this devastated country. A major player in its rehabili...
by asif khan
Fri Oct 18, 2002 6:19 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Iran Contemplates a Changing World
Replies: 0
Views: 229

Iran Contemplates a Changing World

Tehran, Iran, 17th October, 2002—“We need to know our past, see our present and then design our future.” “How can we expand our ability to think more globally?” “With the satellite and the Internet, the world is now very small.” “The chance to discuss new ideas will make us current.” At unprecedente...