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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

Norway Terrorist ‘has accomplices’

Norwegian police are investigating claims by Anders Behring Breivik, who has admitted carrying out Friday’s twin attacks in Norway, that he has “two more cells” working with him. Mr Breivik made the claim as he attended his first court hearing following the bombing in Oslo and a massacre on an island […]

Eco-terrorists jailed over foiled IBM attack

by Jessica Dacey, swissinfo.ch and agencies Three environmental activists have been jailed for over three years each for plotting the bombing of the IBM nanotechnology centre in Switzerland. A 26-year-old Swiss-Italian from Ticino and an Italian couple aged 29 and 34 were found guilty by the Federal Criminal Court of […]

Mosques prepare for Ramadan

By MD RASOOLDEEN | ARAB NEWS RIYADH: Extensive arrangements are being made in mosques Kingdomwide to accommodate the additional rush of worshipers during the holy month of Ramadan. The department of mosques that functions under the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance has directed imams and muezzins in […]

Sufi ensemble provides touch of spirituality

By Muath Freij, Jordan Times JERASH – The Turkish Galata Mevlevi Music and Sema Ensemble provided music fans with a touch of spirituality at the Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts on Saturday. More than 1,000 attendees were exposed to the beauty and spirituality of the Sema, the Mevlevi whirling […]

Norway Terrorist inspired by Geert Wilders

The 1,500 page document which appears to have been written by […] the Norwegian arrested for killing at least 92 people in a bombing and shooting spree, contains many references to Islam in the Netherlands. The document, which includes many references to newspaper reports and right-wing blogs, refers several times to […]

Norway’s attacks reveal world of hatred

Aljazeera English. Initial reactions to the attacks in Norway showed a “clash of civilisations” exists, but not in the way many understood. The Norwegian terrorist who murdered more than ninety innocent civilians – many of whom were teenagers – did not act alone. Or rather, he acted within a cultural […]

Muslims fear Islamic extremism, too

A new Pew poll shows that people in Muslim-majority nations also fear Islamic extremism. This contradicts the Republican Party’s collective message. We know by now that Republican leaders have a habit of Islam-bashing, and that Herman Cain of course takes the cake. The definitely-won’t-win presidential candidate called a potential Tennessee […]

In The Name Of Defending Islam Under the usual cover of ‘Islam is in Danger’, a pernicious campaign seems to be getting mounted against the Ahmadis in Hyderabad. C.M. NAIM

In a previous essay in April, “Learn from Pakistan“, I described the rapidly increasing coarseness of feeling and language against the Ahmadis in the Indian Urdu press, concluding that it does not bode well for either India or its Muslims. The article mainly dealt with some events in Punjab, Haryana, […]

About half a million souls join Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, during the year, 121 new missions established

Source: Ahmadiyya Times / MTA.TV Ahmadiyya Mulim Community is now established in 200 countries of the world with Chile being of the latest additions. The progress of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was laid out by His Holiness, Hadhrat Mirzā Masroor Ahmad, the worldwide head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, before a crowd of 30,000 in the […]