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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.
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)
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Chief Editor: Zia H Shah
Zia H Shah MD is a physician practicing in Upstate New York. He joined Ahmadiyya Muslim Community during his medical school. He is the Chief Editor of the monthly, Alislam eGazette that has a subscription of more than 40,000. He is Chair-person for Religion & Science for the Muslim Sunrise, the oldest Muslim publication of North America. He has authored more than 400 articles about ’Religion & Science,’ Secularism, Universal brotherhood, Islam and Christianity.
Associate Chief Editor: Rafiq A Tschannen
Rafiq A. Tschannen, a Swiss national, converted to Islam at the age of 15 after reading a German translation of the Holy Quran in a library. Rafiq had a truly International career that took him from his native Switzerland to England, France, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ghana, Nigeria, Antigua, Thailand, Kosovo, Cyprus, Jordan and Iraq (in that order). Up to Thailand he worked as Director of Finance & Administration in the private industry, in Kosovo he changed to the position of Chief Executive, first with an NGO and later with an International Governmental Organization.
Zia H Shah
Rafiq A Tschannen
Naseer Tahir is a physician practicing anesthesia and pain-management in Rochester, NY. He has served Ahmadiyya Muslim Community as President of the Rochester chapter for twenty years and numerous people have been beneficiary of his friendly nature and leadership qualities. He also served in the capacity of President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Medical Association USA. He likes to write about ‘Religion & Science,’ Islam and Christianity.
Zakaria Virk is a Canadian writer who has authored/compiled/translated 14 books in English & Urdu. Of note are his three books on the life of Nobel laureate Dr. Abdus Salam (1926-1996). His English articles on Islam and Science are available at academia.edu/zakaria.virk He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Amtul Qadoos Farhat is a retired Professor of Pediatrics. Currently she practices in Canada in her special interest in Preventive and Integrative Medicine. Writing prose and Poetry are her inborn passions. She worked as Editor in Chief ‘Vanguard’ the scientific journal and ‘Oasis’ the literary magazine of her medical school. She is currently a member of Credit Team of ‘An Nissa’ the women quarterly magazine published from Toronto and Researcher for Lajna Ama’illah Canada.
Dr. Abdul Alim is a national of Pakistan and is a physician with specialization in Public Health from University of Texas at Houston USA. Having been blessed with the acceptance of Ahmadiyya Islam in 1993, he has served in Pakistan, Yemen, Turkmenistan and Indonesia and currently works as the Deputy Representative of UNICEF in Philippines. He has more than 15 years of work experience in development management and is deeply committed to Human Rights, Social Justice, Peace and Secularism. He is a member of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, has served as a member of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and UN Development Policy Network.
Naeem Lughmani is son of late Nazir lughmani, attorney of the supreme court of Pakistan and Manzoor-un-nissa Lughmani a retired Arabic professor. He is a Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine physician practicing in both Maryland and Ohio. He enjoys sleep medicine for it’s creativity of dreams and it’s youthfulness of being a new field with abundant research potential. It gives him the relaxed lifestyle that he needs to work as editor of the Muslim Times health page, to do humanitarian work as Director of Medical Operations of Humanity First USA and Treasurer of Ahmadiyya Muslim Medical Association. His daughter Mehwish, a high school student, who is planning to become a physician is helping him with this great work of the Muslim Times health page.
Atif Munawar Mir works as an International Tax Manager in a major accounting firm. He holds a Masters of Taxation degree from the University of Waterloo and BA Political Science and Economics degree from the University of Toronto. He also hosts a talk show in a South Asian news channel. He is also an editor of Alislam-eGazette and the Muslim Sunrise.
Abdul Haq Compier (1974) studied postgraduate art and design at the prestigious Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht and worked as an artist in the Netherlands and New York before converting to Islam at 26 years of age. He studied Persian and Arabic language and Islamic mysticism at Leiden University and enrolled in the study of medicine in which he received a Masters from VU University, Amsterdam in 2009. He has been editor of the Dutch Al-Islaam Magazine since 2001 and has in this capacity contributed to debates bout Islam and the multicultural society in several national newspapers. Historical research on the contributions of Islam to the development of religious tolerance in Reformation Europe and the abolishment of Arab science during the Renaissance has been published in the Al-Islam eGazette (2010, 2011). He has lectured before the Dutch doctors association NTvG and at the University of Exeter, UK.
Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal a graduate of Nishtar Medical College, Pakistan, completed his post graduate training in Radiation Oncology in USA in 1985 and is currently practicing Radiation Oncology in Auburn New York. Zafar is currently President of his county Medical Society since May 2009. He has served Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in different capacities including being the President of Syracuse chapter from 2007-2010. He is presently serving as Nazim Majlis Ansarullah USA Northeast Region.
Hibatur Rehman. A Post Graduate in Engineering and Computer Science. Director of Software Development; Works in banking and finance line of business, International assignments include Ireland, Spain, Ghana, Nigeria, Cyprus, Sweden, Turkey, and Greece. Incharge of world wide Khuddam Department, Judge and member of Qadha Board UK. Additionally, Newscaster and Member of MTA International News Department.
Maqsood ur Rehman, M. A. Economics, Punjab University, Pakistan. He is Ex Professor of Economics, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He was the first designated Ahmadiyya missionary to Kazakhstan. He served as Senior Professor of World Languages in Kazakh State University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. He also served as member of editorial board of As Salam, national organ of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Belgium. He is presently member of the team organizing Al Nasr, national monthly of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of France.
Zubair Khan is holder of three bachelor (honors) degrees in administration, management and strategic studies. Possess more than 35 years of experience on various managerial and administrative posts of private and public organizations. Contributes to Urdu and English periodicals regularly. Currently engaged as international coordinator in educational academy located in Frankfurt-Germany.
Dr. Falak Naz Rahman
Paediatrician and Masters in Public Health from University of Texas at Houston. Interested in alternative medicine and natural remedies for health issues. Worked as a senior faculty at Agha Khan Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan and various other national and international NGOs including Save the Children Fund UK, Options UK, UNICEF, ADB funded projects, NRSP (National Rural Support Pakistan), and many others.
Currently based at Manila, Philippines working as a full time home maker.
Accepted Ahmadiyyat in May, 1993 in Islamabad, Pakistan by sheer grace and blessings of Allah and prayers of loved ones.
Salma Javid Khan
SJK is The Muslim Times Editor for India.
Professionally an online research & marketing specialist. Academically learning Arabic while doing my Master’s in English Literature. Following line will sum up my idea of joining TheMuslimTimes.Org [TMT]:
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