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BBC Radio: Beyond Belief: When is a Muslim not a Muslim?

Officially anyone who declares that “There is one God and Muhammed is his prophet” is a Muslim. But many Muslims argue that the beliefs of the Ahmedi community mean they…

Twenty5: A Tribute to My Wife on our 25th Anniversary

Dear Friend – My wife (Nabeela) and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary a few weeks ago on January 5th. I have been so fortunate to have Nabeela as…

A farce gone too far

by Zahid Hussain   DAWN.COM Published 2014-02-05  NOW that the Taliban too have nominated their representatives for the negotiations, a state of shambles is unfolding. With both teams more or less…

Puerto Rico’s credit rating cut to junk by S&P

Source: CNN Money Standard & Poor’s announced Tuesday that it had cut Puerto Rico’s credit rating to junk, as the island’s government struggles to get its finances in order. Puerto…

Vatican ‘must immediately remove’ child abusers – UN

Epigraph: Then We caused Our Messengers to follow in their (Noah and Abraham) footsteps; and We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow them, and We gave him the Gospel.…

Religious Founders Day 2014: Moses, Jesus, Muhammad & Guru Nanak – How did they bring peace to the world?

Source: Connecticut: Religious Founders Day 2014 In a time of rising religious intolerance interfaith action proves an enlightening remedy. The worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community began Religious Founders Day over a century ago…

Channel owner gets 12 years for sedition

JEDDAH: MD Al-Sulami Published — Wednesday 5 February 2014 Last update 5 February 2014 4:55 am   The Riyadh criminal court sentenced on Tuesday a Saudi owner of a satellite…

Central African Republic: ‘I have never seen such hatred or violence’

by Simon Bradley, swissinfo.ch February 4, 2014 – 10:25   At least 2,000 people have been killed and one million – a quarter of the population – displaced by fighting since…

Jordan will not be taken by surprise on Mideast peace — PM

by Khaled Neimat | Feb 05, 2014    JORDAN TIMES AMMAN — Jordan is not being kept in the dark about developments in the US-brokered Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, Prime Minister Abdullah…

Islamabad fails to turn up at peace talks with Taleban

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s much-awaited talks with the Taleban got off to a shambolic start on Tuesday after government negotiators failed to turn up at an agreed time following days of confusion…

Robert Fisk: Using ‘generic’ illustrations in news stories dishonours the dead and distorts the truth One day, Stalingrad can be transposed for Kursk, or Alamein transposed for Tobruk

We all know about Photoshop and the dissimulation of truth.  A picture taken recently of an armed Syrian fighter with a rifle in his hand contained an unexplained video-camera in…

An enigma

Figure out man is looking to the right, or front? tilt your head slightly to right…. hared ?Almogaz |

Wish for others what you wish for yourself

By Laiq Ahmed Atif, Malta Due to the ever-new modes of transportation and means of communication available today, the world is now known as a global village. In this global…

As war on corruption mounts, China’s rich flee to America

Global Post: HONG KONG — It’s a favorite pastime: Americans worried about their country’s direction love threatening to move abroad. “That’s it, I’m going to Canada!” they say. Of course, they almost never…

Most And Least Religious States In 2013, Gallup

Huffington Post: What does Mississippi have to say to Vermont? Not much when it comes to the religiosity of their citizens. Every year since 2008 Gallup has conducted interviews and…

Cancer ‘tidal wave,’ Restrictions on Alcohol and Sugar need to be Considered: warns WHO

Source: BBC Large numbers of people do not know there is a lot they can do to reduce their exposure to risk Continue reading the main story Related Stories Cancer:…

Global cancer surge fuelled by alcohol, smoking and obesity predicted by WHO

Credit: Sarah Boseley, health editor A global drive to tackle the causes of cancer linked to lifestyle, such asalcohol abuse, sugar consumption and obesity, has been urged on Monday by the World Health Organisation…

Nadella to head Microsoft; Gates leaves chair role

Gates to step down as chairman, take on new role at Microsoft as company names Nadella CEO REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge…

First Person: A community under threat from fanatics

Source: leicestermercury.co.uk Is it an offence to read the Holy Quran? You would have thought not, but it is – in Pakistan…. that is if you are a member of my…

Pakistan Sentences Man to Death for Blasphemy and the Muslim Times’ Response

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has…

Ahmadiyya Imam denounces using terror tactics for Islam

Source: news-leader.com Salman Tariq | St. Louis I applaud Bob Rush for his great response (“Sentences could ensure goals,” Jan. 22) to my previous letter (“New imam building bridges in community,” Jan.…

Musharraf to appear in special court on Feb 7: sources

DAWN.COM ISLAMABAD: Sources close to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf have confirmed that the ex-army strongman would appear before the special court on February 7 for the treason case hearing,…

Qasim Rashid: Blasphemy charges pervert Islam’s teachings

Source: religionnews.com The famous Indian poet Sarojini Naidu famously called ‘The Nightingale of India’ who was also a  child prodigy and Indian independence activist, once wrote: “(Islam) was the first religion that…

Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association’s fourth annual Interfaith Symposium at Lakeland College

Source: meridianbooster.com The message of the Interfaith Symposium was “Love for all, hatred for none” said Rizwana Ahmad, President of the Lloydminster Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association, which took place this past…

Sugar not only makes you fat, it may make you sick

CNN Health: by Ben Tinker —  In recent years, sugar – more so than fat – has been receiving the bulk of the blame for our deteriorating health. Most of…

Analysis: Worries grow over protests and divisions in France

By Angela Diffley The day after major demonstrations in Paris and Lyon, by the Manif Pour Tous movement Interior minister Manuel Valls appeared keen to reassure protesters. He stated unequivocally on French radio…

 

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