Month: December 2012

1,600 Ahmadis from Pakistan reach Qadian

Hindustan Times: Dec 24, 2012 QADIAN (GURDASPUR): As many as 1,600 pilgrims from Pakistan have reached Qadian, the headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslims, to participate in the annual convention of the sect to be held from December 29 to 31. Krishan Ahmad, deputy secretary media, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, said that […]

Who Will Retell? An Interfaith Miracle

By: Rabbi Rachel Gartner Source: The Huffington Post The Talmud teaches that Hanukkah menorahs should be placed in the window to fulfill the commandment of pirsumei hanes, publicizing the miracle. The Hanukkah miracles of resilience and faith are meant to be shared. Because the miracles we choose retell are the ones […]

Saudi Twitter Arrested

Aliberal Saudi writer has been detained on charges of making insulting comments about Islam.Family members said Turki Al-Hamad was arrested on the orders of Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdel Aziz on December 24.Al-Hamad recently attacked radical Islamists on his Twitter account.He accused them of twisting the message […]

Humanity First shows way to Interfaith copoperation

By Rabbi Dow Marmur, The Toronto Star http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/1306099–marmur-humanity-first-shows-way-to-interfaith-co-operation Every denomination of every religion I know insists that it practices the most authentic version of the teachings of its founders. But unlike fundamentalists, liberals are less likely to claim that others always get it wrong. The Ahmadiyya sect of Islam is […]