Day: October 14, 2011

Qura’n Exhibition in Belleville, Canada

Source: The Intelligencer An outreach group promoting “peace” and “peaceful Islam” is holding an open house on the Holy Qur’an this Saturday at the Belleville Public Library art gallery. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Canada, said organizer Rizwan Rabbani, is an auxiliary wing of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community ( ) presenting the […]

Europe should embrace failure

Failure is not a bad thing. Sure, losing or failing doesn’t give you the warm fuzzies inside, but failing and adapting ultimately sets you up for greater success. In a 2008 commencement address to Harvard, author J.K. Rowling, who made a billion dollars for her Harry Potter series, adroitly summed […]

Ways of staying on in Iraq

Source: Al-Ahram Weekly Author: Salah Nasrawi As the year-end deadline for American forces in Iraq to leave the country approaches, Iraqi and American policy-makers are at loggerheads over an agreement on the future of military cooperation between the two countries, after Iraq’s political leadership insisted that there will be no […]

Iqama on arrival at airport planned

By P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: The Passport Department (Jawazat) has plans to issue iqamas (residency permits) to expatriate workers on arrival at the airport, the department’s chief said. “This can be achieved by setting up an integrated electronic system,” said Lt. Gen. Salim Al-Belaihed, adding that the […]

A history of religious violence

Source/Credit: The killing of 13 Shia Muslims in Quetta today is a grim reminder of how intolerant Pakistan has become when it comes to religious freedom. According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s report ‘State of Human Rights in 2010’, 418 people have been killed in various attacks on Muslim sects, including 211 in […]

Banon alleged sexual assault case against Strauss-Kahn dropped

  By RFI French prosecutors have dropped the sexual assault case brought against former IMF chief Dominque Strauss-Kahn by French writer Tristane Banon. They said they had prima facie evidence that a sexual assault took place, but the case was too old to prosecute. More: 20111013-banon-alleged-sexual-assault-case-against-strauss-kahn-dropped  

The pact of Hudaibya

Source: Dawn Author: Nilofar Ahmed SOME time after the migration of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and his followers to Madina, the Makkans banned the entry of the believers in Makkah, even for the purposes of Haj or umrah. The Muslims yearned to visit the Kaaba to perform the pilgrimage. After about […]

Blasphemy Law: Coming a full circle

Source: Dawn.Com It was bound to happen. When you have a vaguely worded law with so many loopholes, and a clergy hell bent on defining religion in asphyxiating, rigid boundaries, its supporters and enablers were bound to get scorched themselves. The law was eventually going to come and bite them […]