Today is President’s Day and What is the Muslim Times Doing for You

Composite image of Mount Rushmore and blue sky with white clouds

Mount Rushmore: The four Presidents from left to right are, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln

By Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor

Today is February 19, 2018 and it is President’s Day today.

Presidents Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February each year.

While Presidents Day began as an unofficial holiday to celebrate George Washington’s Feb. 22 birthday, it didn’t become a federal holiday until 1879, when President Rutherford B. Hayes signed it into law, and not a national bank holiday until six years later, according to the History Channel.

The Muslim Times wants to celebrate this for our special focus on secularism for every country of the world.

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.

It 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 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.

The Muslim Times presents the peaceful image of Islam and aims to diffuse Islamophobia on one hand and Islamomania of short sighted Muslim fundamentalists, on the other. It tries to aggregate all positive activities in all the Muslim communities, irrespective of the sect, to bring out what Islam can contribute to our contemporary society, our Global Village.

What is the purpose of our universe? What is the relationship between science and religion? In addition to this and related questions, the Muslim Times frequently examines the roots of the Abrahamic and other faiths and whether they can coexist. All these and many other issues are the focus of the Muslim Times.

The Muslim Times is the place, where you want to be, for it does not indulge in hedonistic pleasures, by avoiding obscene and frivolous.

The Muslim Times is providing a forum, for open and peaceful dialogue between the Muslims and the Christians on one hand and the Muslims and the agnostics, on the other. It is also catering to a dialogue between the Ahmadi Muslims and moderate non-Ahmadi Muslims, without falling prey to human vulnerability to stereotype and lump everyone, in the opposite camp, in a group together. We want to distinguish between moderate Muslims from different sects and the extremists.

Terrorism has to be defeated not only militarily and tactically but also intellectually and theologically and the Muslim Times is doing it for you.

We want to remain humble and keep our voices gentle and our attitude friendly, as the Holy Quran reminds us:

Allah likes not the uttering of unseemly speech in public, except on the part of one who is being wronged. Indeed, Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Al Quran 4:149)

Call unto the way of thy Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and argue with them in a way that is best. Surely, thy Lord knows best who has strayed from His way; and He knows those who are rightly guided. (Al Quran 16:126)

We may not always rise to all our aspirations, but, we certainly try.

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5 replies

  1. Zia— again I would like to express my thnkfulness to you for sharing your excellent thought in this forum.

    I would like to comment only two paragraphe as below:

    FIRST —The Muslim Times wants to celebrate this for our special focus on secularism for every country of the world.==

    Yes, I agree 100 percent that religion cannot unite all people on earth because God has said in Holy Quran :
    If I want to unite all people or all religion I can do it very easy, but I want create people with different race, languages in order each of race can conpete in good deeds.

    Only secular system can unite all people and all religion in one nation. America is the best secular system right now.

    This is my thought base on Holy Quran.
    What do you think Zia
    All ❤️

    • As Somi seems to be American now it is nice of him to praise his (adopted?) country. It does not mean that the rest of us have to agree. There are definetely better democracies than in the USA. Look at whom you people elected … and whom he surrounds himself with …

      • Yes Rafiq— we cannot agree all issue and all elected president— but at least our constitution guaratee the freedom of expression—- not at Islamic contries like: Itan and Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, These 3 Islamic countries have destroyed the name of Islam— actually both are not really Islamic.

        What do think Rafiq
        All❤️

  2. The Muslim Times is providing a forum, for open and peaceful dialogue between the Muslims and the Christians on one hand and the Muslims and the agnostics, on the other. It is also catering to a dialogue between the Ahmadi Muslims and moderate non-Ahmadi Muslims, without falling prey to human vulnerability to stereotype and lump everyone, in the opposite camp, in a group together. We want to distinguish between moderate Muslims from different sects and the extremists.==

    SECOND— I would like to appreciate this kind attitude from Ahmadiyyah with open minded. 👍👍👍

    Hopefully I do not want to see that some of my respond to others was delated, I feel sad— he / she should commite to respect different thought and idea in Islam what ever reason except using EVIL words or slander etc

    May God Bless TMT for its excellent effort for peace, harmony and love.
    All ❤️

  3. I just found a video of Israel – became Secular in the midle of Religion of Arab countries.
    Hopefully we can learn some thing good from Secular Jews
    Religion cannot unite people accept secular democratic ststem.

    ❤️

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