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Section I: Articles
Azeem Ayub


Mar 2002

Islam and Non-Muslims: A New Perspective



   I Introduction

   II The Premise

   III Arguments and Rationale

a. Identifying the Disbelievers

b. Punishing the Disbelievers

c. The Preaching Mission of the Messengers

1. General Features

  i. Objective of the Messengers 
  ii. Phases of Mission 
      a. The Propagation Phase 
      b. The Acquittal Phase 
      c. The Judgement Phase


2. The Era of Muhammad (sws)
   i. The Propagation Phase 
   ii. The Acquittal Phase 
   iii. The Judgement Phase 

        a. The Reward 
        b. The Punishment 
            1. For the Idolaters 
           2. For the People of the Book
            3. For the Hypocrites 

d. Misplaced Directives
    1. The Punishment of Apostasy 
   2. Waging War against Non-Muslims 
    3. The Dhimmi Status of Non-Muslims 
    4. Prohibition of Friendship with Non-Muslims 
    5. The Superiority of Muslim Blood 
    6. Greeting Non-Muslims in an Inferior Way 
    7. Non-Muslims to be necessarily Doomed in the Hereafter 
    8. Assassination of Non-Muslims 
        9. Cursing Non-Muslims 
   10. Prohibition of asking for Forgiveness for Non-Muslims 
        11. Reward of Killing Non-Muslims 

        IV Behavior of Muslim Minorities: Some Misconceptions

a. Muslims are the Best Community 
b. The Struggle for Islamic Supremacy 
c. Islam and Democracy 
d. Jihad 
        1. The Authority to wage Jihad 
        2. The Sole Grounds for Jihad 

        V Conclusion: A New Basis for Relations with Non-Muslims




Mar 2002

A. The Preaching Mission of Noah (sws)

B. Fate of some Nations who denied their Messengers 

C. Treatment of Non-Muslim Minorities


June 2002 

The Islamic Shari'ah of Jihad 
     1. The Permission for Jihad
     2. The Directive of Jihad 
            i. Nature of the Obligation 
            ii. The Driving Force 
            iii. Ethical Limits 
            iv. The Ultimate Goal 
     3. Divine Help 
     4. Prisoners of War 
     5. Spoils of War

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi/
by Shehzad Saleem)

Sep 2002 

The Penal Shari'ah of Islam
     1. Muharabah and Spreading Disorder
     2. Murder and Injury 
             a. Intentional 
             b. Unintentional 
     3. Fornication 
     4. Qadhf 
     5. Theft

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi/
( Shehzad Saleem)


Islamic Punishments Some Misconceptions:
   a. The Punishment of Drinking 
   b. The Punishment for Apostasy 
   c. The Capital Punishment 
   d. The Jail Punishment 



What is Diyat?



The Law of Evidence


Dec 2002

The Political Shari'ah of Islam
     1. The Basic Principle
     2. The Real Responsibility
     3. Religious Obligation
     4. Citizenship and the Rights of Citizens
     5. The State System


Mar 2003

The Economic Shari'ah of Islam



 1. The Obligation of Zakah
 2. Sanctity of Ownership
 3. Formation of a Public Sector
 4. Incompetence
 5. Usurpation of Wealth 
 6. Documentation and Evidence
 7. Distribution of Inheritance


Jan 2005

The Ritual of Hajj and 'Umrah



The Ritual of Animal Sacrifice


Feb 2005

Islam and Women: Misconceptions and Misperceptions

Shehzad Saleem


1. The Testimony of Women

2. Women are less Sensible than Men

3. The Diyat of Women

4. Women must travel with a Mahram

5. Women can’t become Heads of State

6. Men are Superior to Women

7. Female Circumcision

8. Mahr: the Price of owning a Wife

9. Women Outnumbering Men in Hell

10. Sex with Female War Captives

11. Prohibition of Plucking Facial Hair

12. Going out without the Husband’s Permission

13. ‘Iddat Restrictions

14. Marriage with Minor Girls

15. Refusing Sex to the Husband

16. The Right to Beat Wives

17. The Daughter’s Share in Inheritance

18. Polygamy

19. Marriage with the People of the Book

20. The Issue of Wali (Guardian) in Marriage

21. Three Divorce Declarations

22. The Issue of Halalah

23. Sexual Intimacy

24. Misinterpretation of some verses of Surah Ahzab

i. Women must cover their faces and wear large cloaks (jilbabs) when they go out of their houses.

ii. Women should primarily be confined to their homes.

iii. Women must not speak in a polite tone with strangers.

iv. Women should be kept secluded except from their immediate relatives.

25. Questions regarding Marriages of the Prophet (sws)

i. Why was the Prophet (sws) allowed to more than four wives?

ii. Why did the Prophet (sws) marry the wife of his adopted son?

iii. Why did not the Prophet (sws) marry his slave girl: Maria the Coptic?


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