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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

More Swiss train in Islamic militant camps

Defence Minister Ueli Maurer says there has been an increase in the recruitment of Muslims for militant training camps. In an interview with the SonntagsZeitung newspaper, Maurer said the government was aware of Swiss who went to these training camps, and others who visited Koran schools. He said the federal […]

Saudi Arabia: This is who we are

HASSAN BIN YOUSSEF YASSIN | ARAB NEWS Stability of monarchies is in sharp contrast to the failure of Arab republics Napoleon Bonaparte once said that monarchy was the most sensible and effective form of government. In any history or course on political theory in the West, it is taken for […]

Syria’s Umayyad Mosque: A symbol of pluralism

By CHRISTIAN C. SAHNER   It’s Friday and the weekly congregational prayer has just ended at the Umayyad Mosque, Syria’s most famous monument. As the faithful exit, they walk past an unassuming bit of masonry on the mosque’s southern wall: a Greek inscription above a blocked doorway, with a most […]

US and China to meet in DC to tackle thorny issues

The heads of 16 US government agencies and representatives from 20 Chinese government departments will discuss the most difficult issues in a complex, interdependent relationship. The annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue comes just four months after bilateral discussions between President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao. Read More

Seeking a Commander-in-Chief for True Islam

By Faheem Younus. Adjunct Faculty for Religion and History, Community Colleges of Baltimore I wonder if an ad went up on some websites on May 1, seeking applicants for a new commander-in-chief for al Qaeda? Trust me. Al Qaeda Inc. is not going to allow a leadership vacuum to develop — […]

Editorial: Failing mission

The good news is sympathy for the Israeli point of view in Europe is steadily eroding During his visits to London and Paris, Benjamin Netanyahu did what he could to persuade Britain and France to oppose UN recognition of a unilaterally declared Palestinian state. His mission was also to try […]

3 faiths share the touch of God in a mother’s love

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, an opportunity for Americans, regardless of their faith or beliefs, to show appreciation for mothers. All three Abrahamic faiths — Islam, Christianity and Judaism — recognize the importance of mothers from their faith perspectives. Islam takes it a step further, by classifying duty to mothers and […]

THE IDEAL FAMILY LIFE (The Islamic Perspective)

Strengthening families is a subject which is one of the core issues of the contemporary world. Hundreds and thousands families are breaking every year around the world. Lack of stable and long-lasting families is a reality which cannot be denied. But the important point to discuss is to find the […]

A rather unnerving sequence of events

Russian Intelligence warns against nuclear false flag Double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis has been found in possession of top-secret CIA documents, which point to him or the feared American Task Force 373 (TF373) operating in the region, providing Al-Qaeda terrorists with “nuclear fissile material” and “biological agents,” according to […]