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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.

“An extraordinary wave of support”: Muslim leaders and government officials denounce Iran’s persecution of Baha’is

Baha’i National Center Fri, February 19, 2021, Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading Muslims, government officials, and parliamentarians around the world have joined a growing outcry at the unjust confiscation of properties owned by Baha’is in the farming village of Ivel in Iran. The ruling to allow […]

In Naples, Muslim families struggle to bury coronavirus victims

Italy’s third-largest city does not have a Muslim cemetery, and with lockdown travel restrictions, transporting bodies has become even more challenging. Ahmed Aden Mohamed has to travel more than two hours to Rome to visit his mother’s grave because there is no Muslim cemetery in Naples [Savin Mattozzi/Al Jazeera] https://www.aljazeera.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Ahmed-and-mother-.jpg?resize=770%2C513 […]