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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.


Timbuktu, Islam’s Ancient Seat Of Learning, Loses Priceless Manuscripts (PHOTOS) By KRISTA LARSON and MICHELLE FAUL 01/29/13 12:11 PM ET EST Al Qaeda, Islam, Scripture Commentary, Ahmed Baba Institute, Radical Islam, Timbuktu Manuscripts, Ancient Islam, Islamists, Mali, Quran, Scripture Study, Timbuktu, Religion News  SEVARE, Mali — Timbuktu, the fabled desert city where retreating Muslim extremists destroyed ancient manuscripts, was a center of Islamic […]

WHERE SPIRITUALITY MEETS VIOLENCE: SPIRITUAL LIVING CENTER, SAN JOSE Interfaith Dialog When Spirituality Meets with Violence Silicon Valley Chapter December 9, 2012 By Mubashir Ahmad (LLB/MA) An Interfaith Discussion with Representatives of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism & Spiritual Living   On Sunday January 27, 2013, the Silicon Valley jamaat co-hosted an Interfaith Event at Center for Spiritual […]

Tanzania: Humanity First hands breast cancer scanner to Muhimbili Hospital

By Judica Tarimo An international charity organization, Humanity-First, has donated breast-cancer diagnosis machines to the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), a major boost to the protracted battle against breast-cancer. The assistance was extended as part of the organization’s world-wide initiative to support pro-poor development endeavours, Humanity-First is a brainchild of Ahmadiyya […]