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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

13 crimes exempted from death penalty

BEIJING – Several important changes to China’s laws came into effect on Sunday, addressing such things as which crimes deserve the death penalty and appropriate punishments for producers of tainted food as well as bringing in harsher sentences for people who drink and drive. China’s newly revised Criminal Law has […]

‘Rahmet Allah’

The organisers of the visit by Metropolitan Seraphim of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria mentioned that the original stimulus to organising the visit came from this column. How valuable do you think the visit proved to be? The Ecumenical Service at Cospicua last Thursday certainly served to raise our […]

Resisting the French Resistance

The burka ban France implemented a few days ago signals that many European countries cling to the past and resist accepting the reality that they are multicultural societies Islam is a major presence across France and the European continent. Last year Belgium issued its own burka ban and other countries, […]

Hamas and “Peace”

Tal Aviv – PNN – In a first response to the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal in Cairo today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that the Palestinian Authority must decide whether it wants peace or reconciliation with Hamas. “The Palestinian Authority must choose either peace with Israel or peace with […]

A hunger for justice

OVER the years, I have often wondered how some judges arrived at the decisions they have around the world, and not just in Pakistan. Some have been so bizarre that I suspected that factors other than the purely legal must have been at work. Now, The Economist has supplied me […]

New Qur’an translation released

By M. A. SIRAJ | ARAB NEWS BANGALORE: A new translation of the holy Qur’an by Indian-American space scientist Dr. Nazeer Ahmed, titled The Qur’an: An English Translation was released here on April 28 in the Bangalore Press Club. Printed in Bangalore, the translation has been published by The American […]