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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.

Religion in the 21st Century

Source: Huff Post, by Akash Arasu. Recent times have seen an increasing trend in non-affiliation to religion in many parts of the world — in the United States there’s been an increase of nearly 5 percentage points in the past five years. Coupled with this, there has been an increase in atheism, dubbed “New […]

Did You Know……that the Ahmadi community will be excluded from upcoming elections in Pakistan? US Commission on International Religious Freedom

USCIRF: Historic elections are scheduled to take place in Pakistan in Spring 2013.  However, members of the Ahmadi religious community will be prevented from voting for the next civilian government.   An executive order requires  Ahmadis to register separately  and vote as non-Muslims.   Chief Executive’s Order No. 15 , which President Musharraf […]

Whispers of Love

Source: Huff Post, Brad Gooch. When Dick Davis, the preeminent translator of Persian poetry of our time, was a boy in Portsmouth, England, in the 1950s, he found on his parents’ bookshelf a copy of Edward FitzGerald’s swooning Victorian translations of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Its presence was not so […]

The truth about Pakistan: Justice Katju

The Nation: “Dekho mujhe jo deeda-e-ibrat nigah ho, Meri suno jo gosh-e-naseehat niyosh hai.” – Mirza Ghalib According to reports, Pakistani cities – Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, etc – are rapidly becoming killing fields, with bomb blasts and gun firing a regular occurrence, and ethnic violence between Sunnis and Shias, and […]

Was Mother Teresa not so saintly after all? Researchers spark controversy by claiming her care of the sick was ‘dubious’ and handling of cash ‘suspicious’ Researchers are calling into question the saintly image of Mother Teresa after carrying out research into her life.  Born Agnes Gonxha in Albania, she founded the Missionaries of Charity and spent much […]

New Zealand Anti-Islam Rant Reaches UN

Source: onislam. CAIRO – A United Nations committee on racial discrimination has reprimanded New Zealand over “inflammatory” anti-Islam comments made by a lawmaker, urging the government to promote ethnic harmony and combat stereotypes and prejudices against ethnic and religious groups. “The committee regrets the recent inflammatory remarks by a Member […]

National Day Of Unplugging 2013

Source: Huff Post. If you’re reading this, you might not know that it’s the fourth annual National Day of Unplugging, a day when participants nationwide pledge to spend 24 hours completely tech-free. Impossible, you say? Difficult, maybe, for the most avid Instagrammers and Tweeters and texters among us. But even if […]

On Saving the Institution of Marriage

Source: onislam, by Sheikh Ahmad Kutty. Threats to marriage stem from a number of sources, including over-emphasis on wealth, ethnicity, family status, physical appearance, professions, etc. These causes can be subsumed under the absence of a proper Islamic mindset. Stated differently, they arise due to a lack of an understanding […]