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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.

Salam Namaste

Express Tribune: by Farahnaz Zaidi: It is said that there’s enough religion in the world to make men hate one another, but not enough to make them love. But what if religion were to become a common ground where shared religious and ethical values are celebrated? Perhaps, too far-fetched a […]

We are Pakistanis not minorities

 Commonground news: by Daud Malik 22 January 2013 Islamabad – A report on the participation and prospects for Pakistan’s religious minorities in the upcoming general elections this year makes an interesting observation. “Many persons with whom we interacted during the course of this research did not like to be called […]

Islamic Ideology: Ashrafi appointed council member: Political Appeasement of Mullahs continues in Pakistan

Express Tribune: LAHORE: President Asif Zardari has notified Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Allama Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi as a member of the Council of Islamic Ideology. The Council’s job is to consider whether any laws conflict with Islam. Ashrafi told The Express Tribune that he would support legislation which promotes interfaith harmony and goes […]

Muslim women finally able to embrace manicures thanks to new ‘breathable’ nail polish that fits religious restrictions

Dailymail: A ‘breathable’ nail polish, which allows water vapors to pass through to the nail, is causing a stir among devout Muslim women who are unable to wear regular polish because of the washing involved in daily prayers. Muslims’ pre-prayer ritual includes washing the arms and face completely, where water must touch every […]

How Islamic finance and a more ethical capitalism go hand-in-hand: According to Sir Zafarullah Khan

Source: Guardian UK By Sheeza Ahmad …  The mention of Muhammad is significant to understand how today’s Muslims are encouraged to create wealth; supporting the notion of an existing relationship between Islamic business and social enterprise. According to Sir Zafrullah Khan, the former Pakistani politician and diplomat, the Holy Qur’an […]