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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.

Ch Mafooz-ur-Rehman passes away!

Source: Prof Hamid Ahmad of Germany. All those associated with him and TI College:  It pains me to tell you that our dear friend, Ch. Mahfooz-ur-Rehman passed away yesterday in Rabwah. Inna Lillahe wa Inna Ilaihe Rajeoon. May his sould rest in peace. His Janaza prayer is scheduled after Asar […]

Youth perceptions

Source: ET: As the nation prepares to head for historic polls next month, much of the country’s eyes will be focused on the youth, which is believed to be 25 million registered voters between the ages of 18 to 29 according to the results of a survey conducted by the […]

Do you truly rely on God?

Jasser Auda ARABNEWS Friday 5 April 2013 In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), Sheikh Ahmad Ibn Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: “Save yourself from worrying. Somebody else already took care of your affairs for you.” Relying on Allah (tawakkul) is one of the important Islamic concepts that may be misunderstood […]

Musharraf’s nomination papers rejected

Source: ET KASUR: Former president Pervez Musharraf’s nomination papers for NA-139 were rejected by the Election Commission of Pakistan on Friday, Express News reported. His papers were rejected following six objections made by advocate Javed Kasuri. One of the objections stated that the ex-general does not meet the criteria established in […]

Tell jokes, go to jail

Source: CNN We saw a disturbing example this week when Egyptian TV host and comedian Bassem Youssef, frequently described as Egypt’s Jon Stewart, was charged with the crimes of mocking Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsy and insulting Islam. If convicted, Youssef could be fined and sentenced to prison. Now, before you […]

The circus, the tamasha

Source: ET In extolling the seamless way in which the caretakers have taken over after the elected governments left office to pave way for the elections, I had noted in this space just last week that we had shown the world that “we are not a bunch of monkeys but […]