Muhammad, thou shalt assuredly find those who say, ‘We are Christians,’ to be the nearest of them in love to the believers. That is because amongst them are savants and monks and because they are not proud. (Al Quran 5:82/83)
Merry Christmas to all our brothers and sisters celebrating Christmas today from the Editorial team of the Muslim Times.
The Eastern Orthodox Church is one of the oldest religious institutions in the world, teaching that it is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Jesus Christ in his Great Commission to the apostles, and practicing what it understands to be the original faith passed down from the Apostles.
The Muslim Times is promoting universal brotherhood and sisterhood in a world, which is divided by nationalism, religion, race, social class, gender and last but not the least, obfuscation created by illegitimate use of reductionism of science, taking away a wholesome understanding.
Yes, we do stand for gender equality and constantly strive for the Muslim women’s rights.
The Muslim Times is bringing out the urgently needed Separation of Mosque-Church and State in every country of our Global Village.
Sixty different editors of the Muslim Times are collecting the beautiful and the fragrant flowers, created by the international media, into an appealing bouquet every day.
We are promoting Islam for personal and spiritual life and secularism and Western democracy for public life.
We want to applaud the good writings of all the Muslims, the Christians, the Jews, the agnostics and the atheists and others, by sharing them with our readers.
Eastern Orthodoxy has no Papacy or bishopric of similar authority. The commonly-used but unofficial designation “Eastern” derives from its geographical relation to the “Western” churches, now known as the Roman Catholic Church, and from Constantinople being the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire.
Geographically, the majority of Orthodox Christians in the 21st century reside in Greece, Eastern Europe and Russia, with less numerous communities in the former Byzantine regions of the Middle East and around the Eastern Mediterranean. There are also many small but growing communities in other parts of the world, formed in part through immigration and in part through conversion and missionary activity.
The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC); alternatively legally known as the Moscow Patriarchate is one of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches, in full communionwith other Eastern Orthodox patriarchates. The Primate of the ROC is the Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus’.