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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.

Mosques losing sway over young Indonesians because of online sermons, study shows

The study also found that social media-based sermons had reduced the influence of religious education in family, organisations or other formal educational institutions.    JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – For centuries, mosques served as places where Muslims deepened their knowledge of Islamic teachings. The influence of mosques, however, […]