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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

Bangladesh to retain Islam as state religion

By JULHAS ALAM | AP DHAKA: Bangladesh will retain Islam as the state religion in amendments the government is proposing to its constitution, a government minister said Tuesday. A former military ruler declared Islam the state religion in 1988 by amending the charter, but it barely affected Bangladesh’s secular legal system […]

Authorities gear up to tackle road congestion

By Khaled Neimat AMMAN – With almost a million cars expected to enter Kingdom this summer, concerned authorities are gearing up to tackle the challenge. Both the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) and the Public Security Department’s (PSD) Traffic Department have drawn up plans to deal with road congestion, officials said […]

Jordan: 21% of marriages end in divorce

By Laila Azzeh AMMAN – Around 79 per cent of divorces that occurred last year took place before consummation of the marriage, a study has found. The survey by sociologist Hussein Khazaali, based on official statistics, showed that there are nearly 60,000 marriages registered in the Kingdom each year in […]

Egypt: Elections or Constitution First?

Political forces in Egypt today face a dilemma: either proceed ahead expeditiously to elections in order to end the post-revolutionary rule of the military or slow down the electoral timetable and prioritize the writing of a new constitution. New political parties want more time to organize; parties, movements associated with […]

BBC to show film on Muhammad’s life

Monday, 20 June 2011 The BBC is to trace the journey of the Islamic prophet Muhammad for a new series which is claimed to be a first for British television. Al Jazeera reporter Rageh Omaar will present the three-part programme for BBC2, following in the prophet’s footsteps from Mecca and along the journeys he took […]

West Central Wildcats surge past Mustangs

The West Central Wildcats rebounded from last Saturday’s 20-11 loss to the Indiana Generals in their season opener to get a dominant 34-0 win Saturday against the Kosciuscko County Mustangs. After the Mustangs’ first drive sputtered out, West Central took a quick lead on a trick play. Quarterback Cogan Keith […]

WOW bus coming to Brazil Walmart

On Saturday, the Women’s Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Bus will be at the Brazil Walmart. The bus will be at the location looking for 6-10 women to come to the bus during this time to receive the education and mini-physicals as well as helping troubleshoot processes. The event is sponsored […]

Immigrant Students Graduate with Honors

Hailing from countries as varied as Togo and Sri Lanka, Poland and the Dominican Republic, immigrant students made their mark among The City University of New York’s Class of 2011, winning competitive academic honors and heading for some of the finest graduate programs in the world. High-achieving immigrants graduating from […]