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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.

Picture of the Day-Holy Week flagellation

Hooded flagellants worship during holy week in Pampanga province, Philippines. It looks mighty painful, but for these religious worshipers flagellation is a necessary act of mortification in which they scourge themselves by whipping their own flesh. Although the bloody practice is condemned by the Catholic church and frowned upon in […]

The Muslim Jesus

Huff Post: By: Alayna Ahmad: The Christian world celebrates the resurrection of Jesus in the festival of Easter. For almost all Christians, Jesus is the Son of God who died to save mankind. Islam rejects this belief and views Jesus, also known as Isa, as a Prophet and the Messiah of […]

A country increasingly polarized by religion

Washington Post: By Michael Gerson: At the Normandy American Cemetery on the cliff above Omaha Beach, there are rows and rows of crosses and Stars of David. Certainly, many buried there were not religious. But the overwhelming majority of Americans in the mid-20th century identified themselves culturally as Protestants, Catholics or Jews, no matter […]

Islam Honors Women in Society

Berkeley Daily Planet:  By Khalida Jamilah: March 8th is a celebration for a worldwide Women’s History Month. It is an appreciation for women’s contribution to society’s progress. For instance, American women were struggling to pursue a higher education as society believed that they were incompatible in developing their intellectual skills. It was […]

A Muslim Lent Story

In the Islamic tradition, we are reminded, “The best actions are those which are small and consistent.” Those words from the Prophet Muhammad remind us the importance that even the smallest of deeds can have with the right intention. Each of us can pray. Each of us can give. Each of […]

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan

Source: Dissertation Reviews, by Sadia Saeed. A review of Politics of Exclusion: Muslim Nationalism, State Formation and Legal Representations of the Ahmadiyya Community in Pakistan. Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) founded Ahmadiyya Islam in the Indian sub-continent in the second half of the nineteenth century and found himself embroiled in controversy for […]

Holi-Festival Of Colors

Source: Huff Post, by Jahnabi Barooah. Holi (also known as Dol Jatra, Basantotsav) is the Hindu festival of colors. It is celebrated at the end of the winter season, on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna. In 2013, Holi will be celebrated on March 27. Holi is observed with great fanfare by Hindus […]

Pakistani Media Reports: Leading physicists of the world highlighted the achievements of Dr. Abdus Salam at a symposium in London.

Radio Pakistan: Tributes paid to Nobel laureate Prof. Abdus Salam   Rich tributes were paid to Pakistan’s first and only Nobel laureate Professor Abdus Salam at a symposium held at Imperial College London today (Tuesday‚ March 26).   Leading physicists of the world‚ including Professor Tom kibble‚ Professor Michael Duff‚ Professor Chris […]