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Rafiq A. Tschannen

Rafiq A. Tschannen is a Swiss national. He converted to Islam and joined the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community at the age of 16 after reading the German translation of the Holy Qur'an. He worked in 15 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, first as Finance Director in the private industry and later as Chief Executive Officer of NGOs and International Governmental Organizations. He is now devoting his time to The Muslim Times as Editor for Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Switzerland and as Associate Chief Editor.

Caretakers and the Constitution

Source: ET Qadri’s proposal is to have a caretaker, technocratic govt, but this would be in clear violation of the Constitution. PHOTO: NNI/FILE One of the saddest aspects of democratic politics in Pakistan today is how the very political parties who are supposed to be safeguarding are the ones posing […]

Press Release: Jalsa Salana Qadian 2012

Chief Minister of Punjab, India, praises Ahmadiyya  Muslim Community’s efforts  to promote world peace and brotherhood Qadian (31st December 2012): Sardar Sewa Singh Sekhawan(former minister Govt. Of Punjab), speaking on behalf of Chief Minister and Government of Punjab conveyed CM’s greetings to the community for their 121st Annual Convention in […]

Eid Al-Fitr: Ramadan’s Sweet Ending

By RIMA AL-MUKHTAR, RIMA.ALMUKHTAR@ARABNEWS.COM Eid al-Fitr, Arabic for the Festival of Fast-Breaking, is a three-day holiday for Muslims around the world. It falls on the first day of Shawwal, the month which follows Ramadan in the Islamic calendar. Muslims celebrate this holiday after completing a whole month of fasting and […]

Official blames Sarrazin for hindering integration

Source: The Local The German government’s integration commissioner said Tuesday that former central banker Thilo Sarrazin damaged efforts to integrate immigrants into society with his controversial book “Germany Abolishes Itself,” which was published one year ago. “Perceptions and realities are further apart than ever, one year after the release of […]

Irene is God’s message for Washington

Source: Dailytimes MIAMI: For Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, Hurricane Irene and last week’s earthquake in the eastern United States were a message from God that Washington needs to change its policies. Even as Irene was beginning its raking course up the East Coast over the weekend, which killed 21 […]

Anna’s kitchen secrets revealed

 Source: TOI on line One jowar bhakri, vegetables, and a bowl of simple daal cooked by Badambai for 32 years helped 74-year-old Anna Hazaresurvive 288 hours of fasting In Ralegan Siddhi: Anna Hazare smiled benignly, sipping on honey-mixed coconut water at Ramlila grounds on Sunday. The 12-day fast had left […]