eDigest: Worldwide, Many See Belief in God as Essential to Morality – Richer Nations Are Exception

Epigraph

Do they seek a religion other than Allah’s, while to Him submits whosoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and to Him shall they be returned?  (Al Quran 3:84)

Is belief in God essential to morality?     

Lead post collected by , Associate Chief Editor of the Muslim Times, a Swiss convert to Islam and now a global citizen 

 

Worldwide, Many See Belief in God as Essential to Morality – Richer Nations Are Exception

Survey Report Many people around the world think it is necessary to believe in God to be a moral person, according to surveys in 40 countries by the Pew Research…

Saudi Arabia: Millionaire beggar leaves her fortune for the needy

JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS Published — Sunday 16 March 2014 A blind female beggar who died here suddenly has left behind SR3 million in cash, jewelry, gold worth SR1 million and…

‘Afghanistan does not need US troops’

AP | Mar 15, 2014 |     JORDAN TIMES inShare KABUL — In his final address to Afghanistan’s parliament Saturday, President Hamid Karzai told the United States its soldiers can leave…

Saudi’s Lonely, Costly Bid for Sunni-Shiite Equality

MARCH 14, 2014   By ROBERT F. WORTH     RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — MIKHLIF AL-SHAMMARI has been jailed repeatedly, declared an infidel, ruined financially and shot four times…

Canada: Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association of Calgary NW observe International Women’s Day

Source: ahmadiyyatimes.blogspot.in Federal Minister of State Hon. Michelle Rempel and Associate Minister (Alberta) Hon. Teresa Woo Paw participated in the seminar and gave their remarks. Minister Rempel shared her visit to the…

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Presents Muhammad Messenger of Peace with Mr. Ghayyur Khan, the keynote speaker

Source: dallas-hiram.patch.com On March 13, 2014 at the Chattahoochee College campus in Paulding, the meeting began with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Mr. Bhatti, which was translated into English…

Marriage of Muslims in America

By Shahid Athar Saturday, 15 March 2014   Both the parents and the boy should remember that the criterion for choosing a spouse that was placed by the Prophet…

British PM sets out priorities for European Union reform

Source: TOI LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday outlined the EU reforms he thinks are needed to stop Britain being “sucked into a United States of Europe”, ahead…

Policy that shakes the very foundations of the European order

Source: CNN However far-fetched they may seem, these comparisons reflect a frantic search among Western politicians and experts for the underlying causes, rationales and consequences of Russia’s actions in Ukraine.…

App lets you speed-read ‘Harry Potter’ in an hour

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Social media and tech blogs have been ablaze with hype about a new speed-reading technology called Spritz. Instead of showing you lines of text the way we’re…

Hijab: Ahmadiyya Muslim Perspective

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Nasir al-Mulk ‘Pink Mosque’ Of Iran Is Like Stepping Into A Kaleidoscope

Huff Post: by Yasmine Hafiz — From the outside, the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran, seems like a fairly traditional house of worship — but it’s hiding a gorgeously…

eDigest: To Be or Not to Be Veiled

Epigraph O Prophet! Tell thy wives and thy daughters, as well as all [other] believing women, that they should draw over themselves some of their outer garments [when in public]:…

A Mighty Girl

Facebook.com Today in Mighty Girl history, Hedy Lamarr, the glamorous movie star from the black-and-white era of film who co-invented a device that helped make possible the development of GPS,…

Indonesia: Minority groups have high hopes for elections

Source: thejakartapost.com After years of persecution and discrimination, the nation’s minorities have said they will go to the polls this year to support legislative and presidential candidates who uphold freedom of…

Is There Coercion in Islam and Christianity?

Islamforwest.org: Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times A silver lining from the gravely tragic event of September 11, 2001, is that a…

Saudi Arabia: Program to protect rights of domestic workers

JEDDAH: FADIA JIFFRY    ARABNEWS Published — Saturday 15 March 2014   The Ministry of Labor announced plans to launch a program next week to ensure the rights of domestic…

Muslim Spain (711-1492)

Source: BBC Islamic Spain was a multi-cultural mix of Muslims, Christians and Jews. It brought a degree of civilisation to Europe that matched the heights of the Roman Empire and…

Modern life damaging infant brains, charity warns

BBC: by Patrick Howse — Overuse of baby equipment and electronic screens can impede the physical and emotional development of under-threes, a charity has warned. What About The Children? (Watch?)…

Colleges Should Teach Religion to Their Students

Source: The Atlantic When students feel adrift, spiritual guidance might help. By MARSHALL POE I think religion should be taught in college. I’m not talking about “religious studies,” that is, the…

 

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