eDigest: How Islam has Influenced Christian understanding of God

 

 

How Islam has Influenced Christian understanding of God

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD When Baylor University researchers asked their 1700 participants about what they think God looks like, 60 percent drew abstract or nature scenes.[1] Stated in…

Deism: Common between Islam, Christianity and Judaism

Epigraph He is Allah, the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner. His are the most beautiful names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifies Him, and He is…

An Iron-Clad Proof of God

Source: The Huffington Post By Rabbi Adam Jacobs: Managing Director, Aish Center in Manhattan A few months back I had the pleasure of watching the film “In Our Own Time,” a surprisingly…

Five Things Christian Fundamentalists Just Don’t Get

Source: The Huffington Post By Sean McElwee Right-wing Evangelical Fundamentalism claims to “go back to roots of Christianity.” In fact, the “literal” (i.e., the earth was created in seven literal days)…

Michael Servetus: A Unitarian Martyr from the 16th Century

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  Not to be confused with Servatius (disambiguation). Michael Servetus Born Unknown, possibly 29 September 1509 or 1511 Villanueva de Sijena, Kingdom of Aragon in Spain Died October 27, 1553…

God of Islam: God of Nature and the Creator of our Universe

Epigraph: Allah has created the heavens without any pillars that you can see, and He has placed in the earth firm mountains that it may not quake with you, and…

Gambia: Amir Trawally’s Tobaski Message

The Amir of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in The Gambia, Baba F. Trawally has issued his Eid-Ul-Adha message to Muslims in observance of the feast. Below is the full text…

Prince George christening: An ordinary day in this new era of the British monarchy – Miraculously for posh people, Will and Kate have picked friends for godparents

By Royal standards today’s christening of Prince George Alexander Louis, heir to the throne, was a wholly humble affair. OK, aside from the baby being christened into a church which…

Indonesian designers defy stereotypes of Muslim fashion

Andjarsari Paramaditha Reuters 1:15 a.m. CDT, October 24, 2013 JAKARTA (Reuters) – As the world’s most populous Muslim country, Indonesia has high demand for clothing that adheres to religious rules…

10 reasons why UAE marriages fail – Rising divorce rate among expats and Emiratis worries counsellors

By Shveta Pathak, Staff ReporterPublished: 21:00 September 4, 2013 The UAE has recorded the highest divorce rate in the region. In Dubai alone, 1,129 divorces took place last year –…

Why Is Saudi Arabia Bickering With The U.S.?

npr: by Deborah Amos – “We saw just a couple of weeks ago, the formation of a new front of Syrian rebels, called the Syrian Islamic Army,” Grause says, “and…

Saudi envoy lambastes UN Security Council

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia’s UN ambassador has lashed out at the Security Council and indicated that the Kingdom was standing by its decision to reject the seat it was elected…

Secret memos reveal explicit nature of U.S., Pakistan agreement on drones

washington post: Despite repeatedly denouncing the CIA’s drone campaign, top officials in Pakistan’s government have for years secretly endorsed the program and routinely received classified briefings on strikes and…

FPI threatens to burn down Ahmadiyah mosque in West Java

Khabar South Asia: Many local residents say religious intolerance is hurting the province, and that targeting minorities is no way to defend Islam. Many Muslims in West Java are expressing…

Toronto Church holds I shall Not Hate conference

I Shall Not Hate” Conference at College Street United Church 454 College Street W Toronto, ON Oct 25?—?26 Starts: 8:00 AM Ends: 9:30 AM View all dates? 416-929-3019 Contact Listing…

Merkel calls Obama over suspicion U.S. monitored her phone

October 23, 2013 – 20:00 BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government has obtained information that the United States may have monitored the mobile phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel and she…

When justice is an accomplice to murder

October 23, 2013 12:17 AM By Rami G. Khouri The Daily Star STORY SUMMARY In a fascinating juxtaposition, two news stories this week affirmed all that is right and wrong…

Oarfish mystery: Earthquake rumours over beached giant snake-like fish in California

Japanese legend has linked oarfish sightings to earthquakes STEVE CONNOR THE INDEPENDENT SCIENCE EDITOR TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER 2013 Giant snake-like fish washed up onto Californian beaches in recent days may…

How the Sunni-Shia schism is dividing the world

The unprecedented Saudi refusal to take up its Security Council seat is not just about Syria but a response to the Iranian threat by ROBERT FISK THE INDEPENDENT WEDNESDAY 23…

Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian

JERUSALEM: Israel’s security service and the military say Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian man in the West Bank believed responsible for a Tel Aviv bus bombing last year. The…

Pakistan PM Sharif to discuss drones with Barack Obama

Source: BBC Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif is due to meet President Barack Obama in the White House seeking an end to drone strikes and the formation of a new post-Afghanistan…

Overcoming Historical Amnesia: Muslim Contributions to Civilization

Source: The Huffington Post: In his recent article, Sam Harris, a popular critic of Islam, referred to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani education activist, as “the best thing to come out…

Exclusive: JPMorgan settlement could cost bank closer to $9 billion

(Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co’s preliminary $13 billion mortgage settlement with the U.S. government could end up costing the bank closer to $9 billion after taxes, because the majority…

Pope Expels ‘Luxury’ Bishop Tebartz-van Els

Pope Francis Expels German ‘Luxury’ Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Els From Diocese Of Limburg Pope Francis temporarily expelled a German bishop from his diocese on Wednesday because of a scandal over…

eDigest: Obama Meets Sharif Today: Would They Discuss Religious Freedom for Ahmadiyya Community?

  President Obama and Prime Minister Sharif Lead post today collected by Dr. Falak Rahman, Philippines   USCIRF to President Obama: Raise Religious Freedom Concerns with Pakistani Prime Minister Source: Press…

Russia’s Putin warns foreign rivals not to use Islam to weaken the Russia state

Source: Euronews: Russia is still cleaning up in the aftermath of a bomb that exploded outside the Southern Russian city of Volgograd on Monday. President Vladimir Putin travelled to the…

Historical Speech by Mufti Mahmud on 1974 Proceedings: His Description of Khalifatul Masih III

Mufti Mahmud – Declaration of Ahmadis as Non-Muslim (2 of 3) The Parliament of Pakistan unanimously accepted a Bill and Constitutional Amendment declaring Ahmadis as non-Muslims, in 1974. This is…

UnMosqued: Why Are Young Muslims Leaving American Mosques?

Huff Post: It was a typical Saturday afternoon and I had decided to take my three-year-old daughter with me to the mosque to pray dhuhr (the afternoon prayer). While we…

Saudi Clerics Protest Women Driving, Blaming U.S. For Anti-Ban Campaign

Huff Post: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Around 150 clerics and religious scholars have rallied outside the Saudi king’s palace, protesting against women seeking the right…

A Muslim Poetry Slam – The Five Pillars of i,Slam

Source: Qantara.de Youssef Adlah and Younes Al-Amayra initiated the first Poetry Slam for Muslims in Germany. In it, respect for religion must be maintained – no matter what the theme.…

Essay by Sara Silvestri – Britain Does Not Need a French-style Burqa Ban

Source: Qantara.de In her essay, Sara Silvestri argues that an overarching ban for burqas and niqabs in Britain would be more dangerous than beneficial for public interest and for the…

Mankind’s attention needs to be drawn to serving humanity, says Khalifa of Islam

indianherald.com: Khalifa of Islam, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Hazrat Khalifat-ul-Masih V, Head of Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was invited to Australia by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Australia recently…

“Burka Avenger” Pakistan’s Female Muslim Superhero

Source: Qantara.de A burqa-wearing superhero? The first episode of Haroon Rashid’s animated “Burka Avenger” has been shown in Pakistan. The creator of the series says he wanted to create a…

Buried Alive.

Source: LUBP Perhaps this is the anguish the families feel doing their best to “survive” after ASWJ,LEJ and the Taliban have left them in a colorless world.Perhaps after reading this,…

Papal Infallibility and Catholic Website

We are passing through revolutionary times, with Pope Francis making headlines by his controversial comments. Soon we may see a new Church, which may deny or at least reinterpret its…

First Vatican Council and Papal Infallibility

We are passing through revolutionary times, with Pope Francis making headlines by his controversial comments. Soon we may see a new Church, which may deny or at least reinterpret its…

Eccentric Habits: The Bizarre Rituals of Famous Geniuses

Source: Spiegel International One drank 50 cups of coffee a day, another disappeared to a stone hut in the forest to compose: Many celebrated geniuses have practiced quirky everyday rituals…

UN has a problem

Source: Arab News: Saudi Arabia was one of the founding members of the United Nations in 1945. Since its establishment, Saudi Arabia has been one of the most active members…

China, India sign border cooperation agreement

Source: Dawn.Com BEIJING: China and India signed a confidence-building accord Wednesday, to cooperate on border defence following a standoff between armed forces of the two Asian giants in the disputed…

Hollande meets Laos president to talk business, not rights

RFI: French President François Hollande met Laos’s leader Choummaly Sayasone in Paris on Tuesday in the first visit by a Loatian president since the country’s independence from France some 60…

Peak Form: World’s Best Mountain Shots

Source: Spiegel International Lone climbers, stunning weather formations and alpine light grace the images submitted to this year’s International Mountain Summit photo contest. They reveal landscapes accessible only to the…

EU agrees to restart Turkey membership talks next month

Source: BBC The European Union says it has agreed to resume membership talks with Turkey. The EU’s European affairs ministers, meeting in Luxembourg, said the talks would restart on 5…

Bashy Quraishy’s views about Minority Rights and Co-operation between Turkey, Iran and Pakistan

Bashy Quraishy is a Danish-Pakistani author and consultant regarding minority rights. He was born in India, but grew up in Pakistan. He has studied Engineering in Germany and USA, and later…

 

 

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  1. “Say, ‘Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?’ Say, ‘Allah.’ Say, ‘Have you then taken beside Him helpers who have no power for good or harm even for themselves?’ Say, ‘Can the blind and the seeing be equal? Or, can darkness be equal to light? Or, do they assign to Allah partners who have created the like of His creation so that the two creations appear similar to them?’ Say, ‘Allah alone is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Most Supreme.’” (Al Quran 13:17)

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