Category archives for Islam

President Thomas Jefferson — Was he a monotheist?

Source / Courtesy: Review of Religions and Alislam.org.  First published in 2007. A compelling argument that Thomas Jefferson negated belief in the divinity of Jesus Christ and affirmed the unity of God. Was he influenced by the Holy Qur’an? The adulterated accounts of the Bible did not satisfy Jefferson. After extensive studies of different books […]

Photosynthesis: deserving of our awe or ridicule?

By Zia H Shah MD Source / Courtesy: Alislam-eGazette After centuries of research, technology has created solar panels. The plant kingdom has been converting solar energy into chemical energy in a much more aesthetic manner. The plants are not only solar panels but are also self generating solar panel factories and much more! They are […]

Deism and 750 verses of the Holy Quran

By Zia H Shah MD Deism (pronounced /ˈdiːɪzəm/, us dict: dē′·ĭzm) is a religious and philosophical belief that a supreme being created the universe, and that this can be determined using reason and observation of the natural world alone, without the need for either faith or organized religion. President Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine and Benjamin […]

Thomas Paine: His Second Coming in Islam in the 21st Century

Thomas Paine was one of the Founding Fathers of USA, in 18th century he was one of the greatest intellectuals and a proponent of Deism.  He is best known for his book Age of Reason.   Mark Twain said, “It took a brave man before the Civil War to confess he had read the Age of Reason … I […]

Foundation of our morality: Islamic and Judeo-Christian tradition!

If we examine our morality in its extreme situations we may realise that clearly there are religious implications and our morality came from God and perhaps cannot fully exist without God. Our morality is rooted in the prophets of God who revealed to us the absolute standards of our Creator against murder and incest for […]

Rising of the Sun from the West in the Latter Days

This article was originally published in the summer 2011 volume of the Muslim Sunrise. The Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace be on him, said and it is common knowledge among the Muslim circles, “In the Latter Days, the sun shall rise from the West.” The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community believes that this hadith implies that religion of […]

Saint Augustine did build a bridge from Christian tradition to Islam!

Saint Augustine said, “Let the bible be a book for you so that you may hear it; let the sphere of the world be also a book for you so that you may see it.”  In this saying he suggests a paradigm that word of God or scripture should be in accord with the act […]

An international repository for alcohol related problems

They ask thee concerning wine and the game of hazard. Say: ‘In both there is great sin and also some advantages for men; but their sin is greater than their advantage.’ And they ask thee what they should spend. Say: ‘What you can spare.’ Thus does Allah make His commandments clear to you that you […]

Fetal alcohol syndrome

According to Encyclopedia Britannica: “Even moderate consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, however, may be associated with milder symptoms of FAS, and women are often counseled to abstain from imbibing any amount of alcohol shortly before and during pregnancy. It is also often advised to prolong this period of abstinence throughout breast-feeding, or at least to […]

Joseph Priestley: Who Discovered Oxygen and Taught pure Monotheism!

George Santayana is well known for the saying, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  If we have to follow his advice there are three names we cannot forget, Andrew Dickson White, Joseph Priestly and John William Draper.  All three of them wonderfully exposed the vulnerabilities of Christianity in general and […]

Binge Drinking: moderation is a myth hard to sustain

Contents Contents Health effects Prevalence of binge drinking See also References From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, my highlights and commentary if any are in read: Binge drinking is the modern definition of drinking alcoholic beverages with the primary intention of becoming intoxicated by heavy consumption of alcohol over a short period of time.[1] Or alternatively, […]

A Muslim Honors National Bible Week

Source / Courtesy: The Huffington Post By Harris Zafar For those who may not know, we are in the midst of National Bible Week, sponsored by the National Bible Association. This is a week, especially identified to raise awareness of the Bible’s importance and relevance to the nation and the lives of individuals. During this […]

A watershed moment for China: Islam or Christianity?

By Zia H Shah MD Like it or not, but Islam and Christianity have been two missionary religions, which have been struggling to win the hearts and minds of humanity for centuries and they are not going to change their character, just because some agnostics or atheists do not like it.  As a Muslim, belonging […]

Buddha: A Witness against Pauline Dogma

As all humans are God’s creation, it stands to reason that God not only guided people in the Middle East through Abraham, Isaac, David, Solomon, Jeremiah, John the Baptist and Jesus, but, He also guided other people through prophets like Confucius, Buddha and Zoroaster. If this be true there should be some common theme between […]

Deism, Liberal Protestantism or Natural Religion

Abstract First published in 1802, Natural Theology was written by William Paley in defense of the teleological argument. His opening statement sets this stage by supposing that if he found a watch upon the ground, then examined its parts, he would necessarily conclude that it was designed for a purpose. His watchmaker analogy is still […]

Not possible to refuse Muhammad rationally: Analyzing William Montgomery Watt

William Montgomery Watt called Muhammad, may peace be on him, ‘one of the greatest sons of Adam,’ he regarded the Holy Quran as divinely inspired, though not infallible, yet he continued to be an apologist for Christianity all his life. Is there any rational way to reconcile Watt’s views? The more we study Watt and […]

Islam in China

This is reproduced from Wikipedia to ensure its longevity From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Huaisheng Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in the world, built by Muhammad‘s maternal uncle, Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas Islam in China History[show] Major figures[show] Culture[show] Cities/Regions[show] Groups[show] v d e Throughout the history of Islam in China, Chinese […]

Unity of God and superiority of Islam

By: Laiq Ahmed Atif, President Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Malta Some time ago, during a discussion with friend, we came to know of a woman from Australia, who’s sole mission was to unite all mankind at one point. I asked him that does she believe in a single entity, the central focus of the universe, – […]

Jesus and Mary are loved by Muslims too

By: Laiq Ahmed Atif, President Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Malta Each year, with the start of December, many discussions, publications, activities are directly focused on the topic of ‘Christmas’; in brief, Christmas becomes the talk of the town. Streets become brighter with different lights and decorations; homes, shops and offices are also very well decorated, in […]

Examining Christianity: In Light of other Religious Traditions, Nature and Science?

Allah created mankind and took it upon Himself to guide them, as He says in the Qur’an, “Surely, it is for Us to provide guidance.” (92:12) Guidance and Law were given to every nation of the world through His Messengers, “And for every people there was a Messenger” (10:47). “And there is a Guide for […]

Confucius: His testimony for one God and against Pauline Dogma

As all humans are God’s creation, it stands to reason that God not only guided people in the Middle East through Abraham, Isaac, David, Solomon, Jeremiah, John the Baptist and Jesus, but, He also guided other people through prophets like Confucius, Buddha and Zoroaster. If this be true there should be some common theme between […]

Islamic theology starts with Deism: Why all Christians and atheists should be Muslims?

Deism (pronounced /ˈdiːɪzəm/, us dict: dē′·ĭzm) is a religious and philosophical belief that a supreme being created the universe, and that this can be determined using reason and observation of the natural world alone, without the need for either faith or organized religion. President Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin were popular proponents of […]

Contrasting the Christian and the Muslim concept of hell

The Islamic concept is that the hell is not eternal and every one who does not believe in Islam is not condemned; mitigating circumstances apply. According to Islam everyone will be judged based on his or her life experiences. The same cannot be said for the conventional view of Christianity, but liberal authors like Pastor […]

A Man of God: Mirza Tahir Ahmad

This is the story of an astonishing man. He leads a holy war of words to unite all the world’s religions under Islam. God speaks to him directly he says and guides all his decisions. When General Zia, back then President of Pakistan, persecuted his followers, he challenged him to a prayer duel as Muhammad, […]