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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

Muslims, Not Islam, Need Reform

In her recent Wall Street Journal opinion-editorial, Irshad Manji claims that not just Muslims, but the Quran and Islam itself needs reformation. In conflating the two, Manji ignores the possibility that the owner’s manual might be fine, while the issues lie with the owner. Manji concludes by assuming, again incorrectly, […]

Truth Commission illegal: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a High Court verdict that declared illegal the Truth and Accountability Commission which was formed by the caretaker government in 2008. A seven-member bench of the Appellate Division passed the order after dismissing a leave-to-appeal petition filed against the HC verdict. Manzur Ahmed Bhuiyan, […]

Religion and the public sphere in India

In contrast to most South Asian countries, modern India has always been officially ‘secular’, a word the country inscribed in its Constitution in 1976. Secularism, here, is not synonymous with the French ‘laïcité’, which demands strong separation of religion and the state. India’s secularism does not require exclusion of religion from […]

World’s largest university for women opened

By GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN | ARAB NEWS RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah inaugurated Sunday the SR20-billion Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), 25 km east of the Saudi capital, amid cheers of over 2,000 students and faculty members. With a capacity to enroll about 50,000 students, […]

25$ computer is a reality

David Braben, a game developer from UK has developed the world’s cheapest computer. The USB stick PC developed by David Braben has two ports namely USB port on one side and HDMI port on the other side. Some of the facts about this tiny PC is as follows: CPU powering […]