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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

Even bees feel the blues

Even bees feel the blues when life gets them down in the mouthparts, scientists have discovered. A study suggests the insects can display negative emotions just like humans, dogs, rats and birds. Scientists upset a group of bees by shaking them violently to simulate an attack on the hive by a […]

Pope champions marriage, family

Visiting Pope Benedict XVI yesterday urged Catholics to courageously defend the traditional family. The Pontiff, who celebrated an open-air Mass before hundreds of thousands of peopele on the second day of his visit to Croatia, warned couples cohabiting outside wedlock that living together was no substitute for marriage. “Dear families be […]

Radar reveals Greenland bedrock

by Marc-André Miserez, swissinfo.ch Antennas developed by Swiss scientists have sounded ice layers in Antarctica up to several kilometres thick, as well as the rocks underneath. This is of interest not only to geologists and climatologists attempting to measure the effects of global warming on Earth’s ice-covered regions, but also […]

Fatwa body bans mingling of sexes

By MUHAMMAD AL-SULAMI | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: The permanent committee for issuing religious edicts, chaired by Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, has banned the mingling of men and women at offices and educational institutions. “Women are not allowed to work with men. For example, they cannot work as secretaries for […]

PLA growth not a threat to regional peace: Liang

SINGAPORE – China’s military development is still 20 years behind the United States’, and it is not a threat to regional peace, Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie said on Sunday. Liang’s comments, made at the Shangri-La Dialogue hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in Singapore, come at […]

ISLAM AND SCIENCE – CONCORDANCE OR CONFLICT?

This speech was delivered by Professor Abdus Salam, Nobel Laureate in Physics (1979), in Paris at the UNESCO House on April 27, 1984 at the invitation of the Organization ‘Islam and the West’. The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Dr. Habib Chatti, inaugurated the meeting. The format of the meeting […]