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hkhan

UNITED KINGDOM
Topic initiated on Sunday, May 16, 2010  -  11:19 AM Reply with quote
Pearl~The Muslim Scholar


Rethinking Islamic Reform

Need of the time, specially in the West

http://vimeo.com/10993664
hkhan

UNITED KINGDOM
Posted - Sunday, May 16, 2010  -  1:05 PM Reply with quote
...'coz I believe that our scholars have much much more to offer on this subject from the hard works of the years

The conference seeks to address the phenomena of how, in the post 9/11 world, it has grown to be an axiomatic truth that Islam needs to reform. Whether it is Western policy-makers seeking to protect themselves from Muslim extremists, humanitarian activists fighting to liberate silenced Muslims, or Muslims themselves responding to new paradigms faced in the 21st century, all are agreed that something within Islam needs to change. The question though, is what, and perhaps more pertinently, how?


http://www.rethinkingislamicreform.com/

"Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unploughed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until He comes and showers righteousness on you."
servhumanity

UNITED KINGDOM
Posted - Sunday, May 16, 2010  -  1:31 PM Reply with quote
http://www.rethinkingislamicreform.com/
sista_amina

NEW ZEALAND
Posted - Sunday, May 16, 2010  -  11:14 PM Reply with quote
Salamalaykum everyone. This looks really such a call of the time. I wish I was in UK at this time, only if the blocked fly zone due to the volcano had allowed us. We pray that they visit other parts of the world and more of such discussions by more wise people and leaders take place amongst the public everywhere. Muslims and Islam need help.
sista_amina

NEW ZEALAND
Posted - Sunday, May 16, 2010  -  11:38 PM Reply with quote
Are the tickets still available?
hkhan

UNITED KINGDOM
Posted - Tuesday, May 18, 2010  -  9:42 PM Reply with quote
hmm... but prices gone quite hi now; there were much cheaper rates on family tickets last month
zeshan_b

USA
Posted - Tuesday, June 15, 2010  -  10:13 PM Reply with quote
Here in States we are always in need of Muslim Scholars who are not only excellent in Islamic studies and history but have also a sufficient knowledge of the other religions in and around various states.
zeshan_b

USA
Posted - Thursday, June 17, 2010  -  7:52 PM Reply with quote
As we were discussing at our university halls at dinner, the knowledge of other religions only is not good enough. A smart and clever Muslim Scholar must appreciate this fact that in these times where the world has become a global village, they must intermingle with people of all faiths. Why do we see that our present times Muslim scholars are still scared of sitting in the meetings and talks with Jews for example. This hiding attitude by our scholars is to be blamed for many misunderstandings about Islam and Muslims perceived because of the muddled up cultural Islam visible everywhere and the incidents like 9/11 and 7/7. A few scholars who try to communicate with the scholars and common people of other religions are accused of 'being sold' in the hands of Jews. They are put under extreme pressure by their own peers to step back and remain confined to their wells just like the rest of them are. What is this mentality? Where is this coming from? A sincere and intellectual Muslim scholar never takes such pressures or acts cowardly and continues his sincere works for the pleasure of AllaH.
StudyingIslamUK

UNITED KINGDOM
Posted - Sunday, June 20, 2010  -  11:20 AM Reply with quote
alhamdulillah we are not short of such scholars We pray God gives them courage & independence to full fill their mission without oppression and pressures. ameen

hkhan
studyingislamuk
Dean & CEO
Faith Anchor (Phase 11) Renaissance Readers Club UK
samra

UNITED KINGDOM
Posted - Monday, June 21, 2010  -  1:08 PM Reply with quote
I also feel that our Scholars are excellent. They just need to work a bit more on Women's issues and role in Islam as of today's time and age and the demands that originate from it- in order to support them all over the world where they are dealing with exactly the same issues as men are. Not at one place or country! Muslim women have to work double hard than men if they are working women because that means they are performing multiple duties including her family values & husband's and own relationships too, that she keeps with her own good will because of her religious consciousness. No one gives them special allowance because they are women, so why to discriminate them because they are women?
zeshan_b

USA
Posted - Thursday, June 24, 2010  -  5:08 PM Reply with quote
Muslim scholar must not compromise on the proclamation of Truth.
sista_amina

NEW ZEALAND
Posted - Wednesday, June 30, 2010  -  5:15 PM Reply with quote
A Muslim Scholar must always present the best example of the practice of their teachings.
aboosait

INDIA
Posted - Tuesday, July 06, 2010  -  5:58 PM Reply with quote
quote:

A Muslim Scholar must always present the best example of the practice of their teachings.
By "their teachings" I suppose you mean the teachings of the Qur'an and Sunnah. The scholar is also a human being and as we know, to err is human. It is upto the learner to take what is offered by the scholar from the Qur'an and Sunnah and not to be too inquisitive about the personal life of the teacher/scholar.
zeshan_b

USA
Posted - Saturday, July 10, 2010  -  9:45 PM Reply with quote
We just came out of 7/7. Muslims in the West already facing discrimination and hatred at every level. whether at work, universities, and other public and social interaction. 9/11 on way and tomorrow 11/7. Good and bad people are in every community. not all Westeners join in this evil act but these dates come every year to remind about the giant piece of work waiting for Muslim Scholar. To build the bridges between East and West. Between Islam and other religions. Not only education but to respect support the efforts of the people who are enduring night and day to bridge these gaps. Instead of doubting such people of cheating and disloyalty.

For tomorrow, the message I read on internet is:

We must all be united in Bosnia, in Europe and around the world in all mosques, in all churches, in all synagogues and in all places of human decency so we may say together the Srebrenica prayer on the 11th of July, tomorrow, in the noontime in Potocari where only parts of hundreds of innocent Muslim men and boys will be buried.

This prayer is in a hope that our future shall be better than our past and our children shall not have fear of genocide.

Oh God teach us that tolerance
is the highest degree of power
And the desire for revenge
the first sign of weakness

Oh God1 If you deprive is of our property
Give us hope!
If you grant us with success
Give us also the will to overcome defeat
If you take from us blessing of health
Provide us with the blessing of faith

Oh God!
If we sin against people
Give us the strength of apology
And if people sin against us
Give us the strength of forgiveness

Oh God!
If we forget thee do not forget us!
Oh God! May grief become hope!
May revenge become justice!
May mothers’ tears become prayers!
That Srebrenica never happens again!
To anyone anywhere!
samra

UNITED KINGDOM
Posted - Monday, July 12, 2010  -  8:35 AM Reply with quote
The 1st stanza of the poem is:

Oh God!
Do not let success deceive us
Nor failure takes us to despair!
Always remind us that failure is a temptation that precedes success

Oh God
teach us that tolerance
is the highest degree of power
And the desire for revenge
the first sign of weakness

Oh God!
If you deprive us of our property
Give us hope!
If you grant us with success
Give us also the will to overcome defeat
If you take from us blessing of health
Provide us with the blessing of faith

Oh God!
If we sin against people
Give us the strength of apology
And if people sin against us
Give us the strength of forgiveness

Oh God!
If we forget thee do not forget us!
Oh God! May grief become hope!
May revenge become justice!
May mother's tears become prayers!

That Srebrenica never happens again!
To anyone anywhere!
samra

UNITED KINGDOM
Posted - Saturday, July 17, 2010  -  6:44 AM Reply with quote
from the france burqa row, britain will atleast be thankful for just the scarves...... :)

Listen on line (BBC Radio Berkshire) on Sunday morning 18th July 2010~ 8am GMT 'my experience - with and without burqa in uk' guest speaker Dr Henna Khan talks about the stance of Islam & various Muslim scholars on 'burqa' and face cover. She elaborates her own experience of covering her face in UK back in early 90's when she found local people tremendously respectful to her wearing the hijab with face cover and her husband with beard. As they scrolled the children on push chairs along the underground tube stations in London, everyone would come forward and help with the buggies holding them up to the stairs, holding doors etc.

Since 9/11 and more so, 7/7- things have turned completely the other way around. Burqa and beard have become like symbols of death! Specially on London underground trains and planes, people would practically change their seats or even coaches away from a burqa and a beard;but that how media has played a negative role mostly hyping things out of proportion doing more damage rather than supporting the relationship amongst the various communities living together. They should rather promote the educational and research work of the Muslim Scholar who is working hard in order to build these bridges.

Khan started covering her face in her teens at the Medical School being inspired by some of the fellow students despite strong opposition from her family as her mother comes from a modern city like Mumbai and was shocked to see her daughter in this state. She nearly fainted and said"My daughter has been brain washed by the 'Maudoodi Party' at the college!!" . Khan remained in face cover untill age 35 when she was a mother of 3 and was taking her specialist medical training & exams in UK(MRCOG) when she decided to open her face for the I.D. purposes in 1998 after 15 years of covering and her burqa converted into a head scarf without a face cover.

Khan is currently working as a Medical Dr in the UK and also works for creating a better understanding between Islam and other religions, specially about Islam while trying to clarify the misconceptions built about Islam and Muslims in the West over the years. This she is doing in her own capacity as the current Vice Chair of a Faith Partnership in a rich multicultural town of the Royal County and as the CEO and Dean of 'Faith Anchor', a project of Renaissance Readers Club UK that she chairs and which works as an independent educational body recognized by the UK government.

She thankfully admits in the draft of her book that she had a tremendous support during this venture from the research and educational work of Al mawrid by the direct tutelage of the Editor of of their esteemed Monthly Journal in the West( Renaissance) for about 7 golden years of enlightenment, as she describes it with heartiest prayers for the success in their mission, and thinks that it's time for her to move on and apply the knowledge further into practice in order to Serve Humanity inshallah; regardless of class, creed, gender or religion-in the footsteps of our Teachers and Guides, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, and all the prophets of the past who came to serve humanity (peace be upon them).

Also listen to this 15 minutes of the inspiring talk by the inventor of Apple on 'moving forward'
He is not quoting anything different from the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad sws when he says'Live everyday as if it's the last day of your life!'

http://www.ted.com/talks/steve_jobs_how_to_live_before_you_die.html

Edited by: samra on Saturday, July 17, 2010 6:58 AM

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