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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

‘Osama and Obama bad, Qadri good’: Murderer has been rewarded by clerics and titled as ‘Hero’

Barelvi scholars have condemned both Osama bin Laden and the United States as “killers of thousands of Muslims”, while demanding the release of the “heroic” Mumtaz Hussan Qadri, the self-confessed killer of Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer. Speaking at the annual degree awarding ceremony at Aiwan-i-Iqbal for 40 religious scholars on Saturday night, Idara Sirat-i-Mustaqeem head Dr […]

Saudi efforts for good Iran relations continue

By SULTAN AL-TAMIMI | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: The Kingdom’s bilateral dialogue with Iran will continue, Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said at a joint press conference with his British counterpart William Hague in Jeddah on Tuesday. “I met with Iran’s former Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki in Tehran and the next […]

For God’s sake – stop talking

The US takes pride in its separation of church and state, but the current political scene is ‘strangely’ religious.   Lately, there would seem to be a whole lot more people who have a direct channel to the Big Guy Upstairs than one could have humanly thought possible. It is oft-said […]

Standard Bank unit wins Nigerian sharia licence

By Maram Mazen Khartoum Stanbic IBTC Bank, a unit of JSE-listed Standard Bank, has won approval from Nigeria’s central bank to provide Islamic banking services in Africa’s most populous nation. A preliminary licence was awarded to Stanbic last week for a sharia-compliant banking window, the first one given to a commercial bank in the country, Central Bank […]

FACEBOOK: Updated Facebook policy for the members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat – Timely guidance by the Khalifa of the time

The following policy has been approved by London Markaz for the members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: Individual Jama’at members are not permitted to create facebook pages on behalf of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. All pages created by individuals representing “Ahmadiyya” or “Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani (a.s.) ” or “The Promised Messiah (a.s.)” or “Mirza Masroor Ahmad” or “Khalifatul […]