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Zia H Shah

He is a physician practicing in Upstate New York. He is the Chief Editor of the Muslim Times, which has more than 43,000 followers in Twitter. He is also Chair of Religion and Science for the Muslim Sunrise, the oldest Muslim publication in North America. He has authored more than 400 articles on Islam, Christianity, Secularism and Religion & Science. Follow in Twitter: @The_MuslimTimes

Way To Go: Mali

By Bunmi Ajiboye June 17, 2011 The Republic of Mali is one of the countries in West Africa which offers sublime tourist destinations. This once French-colonised country is bordered by Algeria, Niger, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mauritania. The capital city is Bamako and the country gained independence […]

What a Parentage?

According to media Reports Pakistan President Zardari has consented to use his name as the father’s name in official documentation for many children of unknown parentage. The move is an attempt to legalise the status of a large number of children who were born legally but whose parentage is unknown, […]

Deportation monitors to watch but not tell

by Dale Bechtel, The authorities have placed strict conditions on an agreement governing the independent monitoring of forced deportations of rejected asylum seekers. Monitors deployed by the Federation of Protestant Churches in a six-month trial period starting in July will not be allowed to go public with their reports. […]

Haramain Railway to cost SR42 bn

By P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: The Haramain Railway, which will link the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah with Jeddah, will cost about SR42 billion, according to a report circulated by the Saudi Railway Organization (SRO). The high-speed rail project will bring about dramatic improvement in transportation of pilgrims between the two […]

Editorial: Fighting phantoms

Every time the US intervenes in a Muslim country, it ends up helping the extremists As if the mind-numbing mess created by the United States in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan wasn’t enough, it had to turn its attention to Yemen. Yemen is in the midst of an unprecedented popular revolt […]

Eat Less Sugar…Live Longer

Weight loss programs are a multi-million dollar industry in the US, with each company claiming that their way is the best.  At the heart of the debate has been the issue of carbohydrates.  How much should we be consuming? There have been several studies conducted in the last decade comparing […]

Humans are evolving slower than thought

Humans might be evolving slower than scientists had thought, according to a new analysis of the genomes of two families, but there is a huge variance between people. The researchers, reporting their findings June 12 in the journal Nature Genetics, based their measurement of evolution speed on the number of […]


Evolution of the Eye Scientists now have a clear vision of how our notoriously complex eye came to be SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN By Trevor D. Lamb | July 13, 2011 | The human eye is an exquisitely complicated organ. It acts like a camera to collect and focus light and convert it into […]

First Ascent of the Matterhorn

Zermatt’s place in history was tragically secured with the first ascent of the Matterhorn in the 19th century. As the surrounding peaks were climbed in the 1830’s to 50’s, there developed intense competition to conquer the Matterhorn, which for many years had been considered “unclimbable”. The English climber Edward Whymper […]