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Islam - with few Muslims

Over 1.6 Billions human beings believe in Islamic faith, a lot of them offer rituals of prayers, observe fasting, listen to sermons and perform Umrah or Hajj, but very few of them, in essence, follow teachings of Holy Prophet (PBUH) in their daily lives interacting with others, showing compassion, tolerance and respect for others. Emphasis is on delivering lectures and sermons, but there is no effort to implement what Quran or Sunnah obligates for Haquq ul Ebad.
Rulers of Muslim majority states lead lives of luxury, often at state expense, totally oblivious of suffering, poverty and curse of illiteracy which afflicts vast majority who live below poverty line. Laws and loopholes are intentionally tailor made to facilitate affluent in tax evasion and organized flight of capital from their countries driving them to a state of perpetual economic crisis, with no funds for education, health and security of life or private property. Yet billions are available to buy luxurious jets, limousin…

Turmoil in Turkey and its implications

Turmoil in Turkey and its implications

Till 2013 Gulen & his movement was noble allies of Erdgon, after corruption allegations on Erdgon, it was revealed to Erdgon that Gulen's movement is terrorist. How many terrorist attacks or suicide, bomb attacks have been conducted by Gulen movement and where? No one knows. It is normal to call political opponents as terrorists, while real terrorists get away. اردو میں <<یہاں پڑھیں>>
In Turkey, it’s basically a struggle among Islamic moderates. Neither Erdogan nor Gulen call for any kind of Islamic State, Sharia law or Caliphate. They both operate fairly comfortably within a primarily secular state structure established a century ago by the country’s modernizing secularist founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The struggle is not really about Islam or theology but about power and influence. There are important differences between the two groups: 1. Erdogan runs a political party while Gulen operates a civil movement calle…

The Gulen Movement Is Not a Cult -- It's One of the Most Encouraging Faces of Islam Todayby Graham E. Fuller

Last week witnessed what may be the last act of an unfolding struggle between two major Islamic movements in Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused exiled Islamic leader Fethullah Gulen of plotting last week's failed coup against the government. Immediately thereafter, Erdogan unleashed massive Stalin-style purges and arrests across the country of anyone suspected of any connection with Gulen or indeed of anyone of any ideology who opposes Erdogan.
First of all, when we talk about Islamic leaders in Turkey, we're talking about a very different scene than in most of the rest of the Muslim world.  In Turkey, it's basically a struggle among Islamic moderates. Neither Erdogan nor Gulen call for any kind of Islamic State, Sharia law or Caliphate. They both operate fairly comfortably within a primarily secular state structure established a century ago by the country's modernizing secularist founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. We're not really talking about I…