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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.

Australian ‘war crimes’: Elite troops killed Afghan civilians, report finds

Australian ‘war crimes’: Elite troops killed Afghan civilians, report finds Published1 hour ago Related Topics War in Afghanistan (2001-present) media captionDr Rodger Shanahan speaks about the culture in the ranks (Footage courtesy of ABC’s Four Corners) There is “credible evidence” that Australian elite soldiers unlawfully killed 39 people during the […]

The danger of Dawat-e-Islami

by J.M. Phelps American Spectator November 18, 2020 Barelvi Islam is one of the leading Islamic sects of South Asia. Despite its leading role in anti-French threats and protests in recent weeks, the Barelvis and their Sufi practices are often otherwise praised as the moderate counterpoint to more extreme manifestations […]

Demystifying “Shariah”

By Nasim Rehmatullah and Amjad Mahmood Khan, originally published in 2010 Shariah is a misunderstood and misused concept. Critics of Islam frequently employ terms like “creeping shariah” to stoke fear amongst the masses. The Park 51 controversy and the increasing media focus on Islam provide an opportunity to educate Americans […]