The ulama opposing terrorism are repeatedly emphasising the religious plurality of the world today and no medieval opinions expressed by jurists can be valid, asserts Asghar Ali Engineer.
For the sake of keeping religious texts and scriptures alive and relevant to the needs of our times, alternative readings are required time and again. That was the intention of scholars like Maudoodi, Qutb, Ahmad Khan, Abduh and Sheikh al-Hady, observes Farish Noor. And interestingly, that too happens to be the intention of religious activists like Sisters in Islam and other Muslim, Christian, Hindu and Buddhists activists today.
Charter 2000-Aliran is deeply concerned that film director Amir Muhammad has once again unjustifiably earned the 'wrath' of the government, particularly the Film Censorship Board, which has banned his latest offering 'Apa Khabar Orang Kampung'.