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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

Bacteria ‘linked’ to Parkinson’s disease

The bacteria responsible for stomach ulcers have been linked to Parkinson’s disease, according to researchers in the US. Mice infected with Helicobacter pylori went onto develop Parkinson’s like symptoms. The study, presented at a meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, argues that infection could play “a significant role”. The charity Parkinson’s […]

Pakistan retakes naval base after militant attack

  KARACHI: Pakistan on Monday regained control of a naval base in the country’s biggest city, 17 hours after heavily armed Taliban gunmen attacked, destroying two US-made surveillance planes and killing 10 personnel. It was the worst assault on a military base since the army headquarters was besieged in October […]

Religion: Divorce for Catholics?

A quiet reformation that may have profound effects on Roman Catholic discipline concerning divorce and remarriage is gaining ground among U.S. Catholics. It is being led by theologians, canon lawyers and even concerned bishops. The latest arguments for change include a sharp criticism of Roman Catholic annulment procedures by the […]

Brad Pitt: Religious upbringing was ‘stifling’

Filmmaker Terrence Malick’s latest, “The Tree of Life,” has been alternately described as a “tone poem” delving into issues about faith, family and forgiveness and a “coming of age story about the universe,” so it’s understandable that Monday’s Cannes press event got a little heavy. The movie tells the story […]

German soldiers admit to shooting Afghans

The German military on Friday admitted its soldiers in Afghanistan deliberately shot several people during a violent protest outside their base in the northern town of Taloqan. An investigation being carried out at the Provincial Advisory Team (PAT) base has so far established that German soldiers on Wednesday were shooting […]

Multilingual site on Sunnah starts today

By YOUSUF MUHAMMAD | ARAB NEWS Published: May 23, 2011 01:00 Updated: May 23, 2011 01:00 MADINAH: Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Dawah, Call and Guidance Saleh bin Abdul Aziz Al-Shaikh will launch on Monday a special website for the Holy Prophet’s Sunnah. The function will be at the location […]

Picture of the Day

A baker beckons customers to his shop bakery decorated with nan-i-afghani flatbread in Kabul on Sunday. Afghanistan’s national bread, which is baked in a tandoor, are also popular in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the Middle East. (AP)

Commentators acquitted on all charges

By Rana Husseini AMMAN – The Amman Criminal Court on Sunday decided to acquit two commentators on charges related to political remarks they made in separate TV talk shows regarding Jordan’s involvement in Afghanistan. Presiding Judge Nas-ser Salamat declared Mwaffaq Mahadin, a columnist at Al Arab Al Yawm daily, and […]