Source: IBTimes UK Newsweek interviews Caliph of Ahmadi Muslims on wars, persecutions and the meaning of religion today.
Dr. Abdul Alim
Dr. Abdul Alim is a national of Pakistan and is a physician with specialization in Public Health from University of Texas at Houston USA. He is a member of the reformist, democratic and moderate Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam which inspires his deep commitment to Human Rights, Social Justice, Peace and Secularism. He is an author and Editor on Islam, for The Muslim Times (www.themuslimtimes.Info), a global blog highlighting the positive and true character of Islam as a basis for peace building.
Professionally he is a member of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and UN Development Policy Network. He has more than 20 years of work experience in development management related to governance in social sectors, more specifically in public policy, programme planning, and monitoring and evaluation. For the last 15 years he has worked with the United Nations in the developing world covering countries in South Asia, South East Asia, CEE/CIS, and the Middle East.
India Today: A journalist on Monday tweeted, without naming them directly, that “they” need to be “killed” before “they kill us”. Although interpretations of the tweet may differ from person to person, many saw it as a tweet advocating violence against members of a particular community — Muslims — and […]
Guardian: The risk to global civilisation is as high today as it has ever been in the face of twin threats, nuclear weapons and climate change, a group of leading scientists has announced, putting a significant share of the blame on the Trump administration. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved […]
The Wire: For the past month, Rajasthan has been convulsed by a controversy over the Bollywood movie, Padmavati, based on Padmavat – a prose-poem written by Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540 CE which uses Alauddin Khilji’s conquest of Chittor in 1303 CE and his supposed obsession with Rani Padmini of Chittor as a […]
Source: Guardian By Jon Boone In recent times Pakistani social media activists of a liberal, secular persuasion have been abducted by agents of the state, tortured then released after a […]
patheos.com: Polygyny (Polygamy) remains a contentious marital option in Muslims cultures globally. There is a spectrum of cultural contextual practices and notions about the institution. Muslims either are staunch proponents, vehement detractors or somewhere in between when it comes to how many women one man marries. More:
The Atlantic: Taz Ahmed is 38, single, Muslim, and Bengali. She describes herself as spiritual, but not particularly religious. When she was growing up, her immigrant parents hoped she would marry an I.T. worker they found for her in Oklahoma. “I’m like, ‘I don’t even know who this person is, […]
Daily Times: His Highness Aga Khan-IV, the hereditary imam of the Ismaili Aga Khani community, is on a visit to Pakistan. To my mind he represents the true spirit of Islam: progress, humanity, education, and economic progress as ethical imperatives and dictates of Islamic doctrine. As a religious leader can […]
Businessinsider.com: The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, said on Sunday that the the world is “one tiny tantrum away” from a nuclear crisis. The group also said a country’s “moment of panic” could lead to the “destruction of cities and the deaths of […]
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and […]
The Ahmadis of Islam DIALOGUE: A JOURNAL OF MORMON THOUGHT, Volume 19, Number 2 Original PDF: The Ahmadis of Islam The Ahmadis of Islam: A Mormon Encounter and Perspective Garth N. […]
Guardian: Last week, almost 3,000 scientists and policymakers from 120 countries gathered on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan for the 2017 World Science Forum. It was a landmark moment for Jordanian science, and a tribute to the vision of Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, president of Jordan’s Royal Scientific […]
Guardian: Britain is in danger of becoming complicit in the use of starvation as a weapon of war in Yemen, academic and author Alex de Waal has said. “The UK and the US, and others on the security council risk becoming accessories to the worst famine crime of this decade,” said De […]
Huff Post: This is the second article in a three-series on the geopolitical, social and religious backdrop to the rise of Islam in the 7th century, what it historically reveals and how it contextualizes against narratives of extremists and critics. Read the first part here. Historians have marveled at how the […]
Source: The Daily Times: OP-ED By Akbar Ahmed, who is an author, poet, filmmaker, playwright, and is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University in Washington, DC. He formerly […]
Review: I am excited to share the new book of John Andrew Morrow (editor), Islam and the People of the Book: Critical Studies on the Covenants of the Prophet. My own chapter in the book focuses on how the Covenants of Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of his time embodied the spirit of […]
Review In his study of the hitherto largely neglected and yet remarkable contribution of the reformist Ahmadiyya Movement, nowadays persecuted in different parts of the world, Ron Geaves shines a welcome and long overdue light on pioneering Muslim missions in Britain during the inter-war years. With the Movement’s members presenting […]
keyt.com: SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – When members of the nation’s oldest Muslim community heard about the terror investigation in New York City they chose to speak out against the deadly bike path violence. ” In times like these when terrorists try to separate us we need to remember the true meaning […]
The Wire: In his final address as vice president, Hamid Ansari spoke at the annual convocation ceremony at the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, on August 6. Reproduced below is the text of his speech. It is a privilege to be invited to this most prestigious of law schools in […]
A recent step taken by the kingdom’s ulama represents a turning point. The attempt to curb extremism Chiara Pellegrino | 02 March 2017 Moroccan ulama Free to leave Islam without facing death: this is the turning point of Morocco’s ulama, the religious scholars. Apostasy, in Arabic “ridda”, has always been a critical issue […]