Category archives for Islam

Sir Zafrulla Khan, a Polymath: Introducing Islam to the West

Encylopaedia Britannica states about Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan: “Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan was a Pakistani politician, diplomat, and international jurist, known particularly for his representation of Pakistan at the United Nations (UN). The son of the leading attorney of his native city, Zafrulla Khan studied at Government College in Lahore and received his LL.B. from King’s […]

Shroud of Turin: Let the discussions begin

This article starts with a chapter of a book ‘Deliverance from the Cross’ by Sir Zafrulla Khan. It also includes the article on this topic from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and much more. If the Catholic Church believes that it is not the real thing then why hang on to it so fiercely, let the […]

Did Jesus Rise From The Dead: Prof. Bart Ehrman Vs William Lane Craig

All of us have known cases of successful resuscitation, but, none of us has ever known resurrection or anyone rising from the dead.  So, rising from the dead is an extra-ordinary claim and extra-ordinary claims require extra-ordinary proofs and the Christian apologist provide very little, with the exception of a few stories, from 2000 years […]

An Academic Fortress against Islamophobia

Courtesy of: Islamophobia Watch: Documenting anti Muslim bigotry Islam and Muslims are not monolithic. The Muslims come with different theological, political and social views. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community believes in complete separation of Mosque and State and shrines religious freedom for every human being. To those Christians, who are excelling in their Islamophobia let me […]

The Holy Quran and the Holy Bible

The Bible is not a comprehensive book.  It does not even contain some of the very basic words in Christianity.  For example on a quick research on a Bible website, I noted that the words, the Bible, Trinity, Original sin, Christianity or Limbo do not exist in the text.[1] It does not contain the word ‘Bible’ […]

Saving yourself from HIV infection

Human sexual desire may be insatiable, the more we indulge in it the stronger it grows, until it destroys us in one form or the other. Unbridled attempts at quenching the sexual thirst is like putting out a fire with gasoline, it only burns with stronger flames! We should judge any set of teachings, be […]

Marriage melt down: a fatherless America

In a personal communication with an Obstetrician, I found that majority of the children in many counties of USA are now born out of wedlock! The fundamental question we must ask ourselves at the beginning of the century is this: What is the purpose of marriage? Is it — given the game-changing realities of birth […]

Al Aleem: The Bestower of true Dreams

Revelation has had a very large role to play in human history. The evidence not only comes from religion but also science. This article was originally published in June, 2007 volume of Ahmadiyya Gazette USA. Let me first introduce the subject of revelation in language and examples that are more familiar to my Western readers. […]

A challenge for Dawkins: Where did carbon come from?

This popular Google-knol was first written by me in December of 2009. Atheists are right in exposing the irrationality of the Christian dogma.  However, the Christians are right in as far as their claim that there needs to be a Creator of this universe, Who employed natural means to do His work.  However, both parties […]

Tribute to Islam, the Prophet Muhammad and Quran by non-Muslim writers

I invite all Muslims and fair minded Christians and others to make it an international repository about all the positive things and tribute that non-Muslims writers have offered about Islam, its prophet and its scripture. The Holy Prophet Muhammad had to engage in defensive warfare, but was very mindful of casualties on both sides. The […]

Muhammad: Seal of the Prophets

Montgomery Watt calls Muhammad, one of the Greatest sons of Adam. The expression, seal of the Prophets means the Greatest Prophet! According to Karen Armstrong, “Mahound’s fictional status in the West has perhaps made it even more difficult for people to see him as an historical character who deserves the same serious treatment as Napoleon, […]

The Gospel of Matthew: the most Jewish gospel

This popular Google-knol was first written in May of 2010. It is one of the four canonical Gospels and is perhaps the most Jewish of all the Gospels with maximum stress on following the Jewish Law. It was written around 80 AD about ten years after the Gospel of Mark. According to Encyclopedia Britannica: “It […]

The Thamud: Petra and Madain Salih

This popular Google-knol was first written in March of 2010 Thamud or the Nabataeans were known for hewing houses in mountains. Madain Salih and Petra are ruins of their civilization. Madain Salih (Dedan) is in Saudi Arabia and is known in the European literature as Hegra derived from Al-Hijr. It was once inhabited by the […]

What is Morality?

Source / Courtesy: Muslim Sunrise By Lubna Roohi Malik The Holy Qur’an lays out three basic states of man. These three states separate man from animals and spiritual men from moral men. These three states are: the natural state, the moral state, and the spiritual state. Man begins in the base, natural state, where he […]

The Bible: History, Strength and Weaknesses!

Modern scholarship is confirming every thing that the Holy Quran said about the Bible 1400 years ago. This is a collection of more than 20 articles and several video clips. Let me lay down a few quick facts about the Bible in the very beginning.  The Sheperd of Hemas was part of the canon for centuries […]

Islam and the human soul!

And they ask thee concerning the soul. Say, ‘The soul is by the command of my Lord; and of the knowledge thereof you have been given but little.’ (Al Quran 17:86) These days I am listening to a Teaching Company course about consciousness, by Prof. Daniel N. Robinson, titled, Consciousness and its implications.  The Quranic […]

Polygamy in the Holy Qur’an

King Henry the VIII and his six wives This is an article by Dr. Khaula Rehman published in spring 2010 volume of Muslim Sunrise. A picture is worth a thousand words, let me introduce King Henry the VIII to soften the righteous indignation of those who have only been told about the permission of polygamy in Islam […]

The Gospel According to Thomas

To high light the importance of this gospel some scholars have labeled it as the fifth Gospel. The manuscript of the Coptic text, of the Gospel of Thomas was found in 1945, at Nag Hammadi. It was first published in a photographic edition in 1956. Three years later, in 1959, this was followed by the […]

Why are Muslims more religious? A CNN Editorial

By Richard Allen Greene, CNN (CNN) – Every religion has its true believers and its doubters, its pious and its pragmatists, but new evidence suggests that Muslims tend to be more committed to their faith than other believers. Muslims are much more likely than Christians and Hindus to say that their own faith is the […]

Thomas Carlyle, Karen Armstrong, John Davenport and Prof. Laura Veccia Vaglieri

Misinformation, medieval and prejudicial information abounds, when it comes to Islam in the West. So, I thought it is necessary for me to suggest some Christian sources of information, where readers could get ‘fair and balanced’ information, rather than vitriolic propaganda against Islam and its founder. To have a more reasonable and modern paradigm to […]

The Holy Prophet Muhammad and the Holy Quran

“The life of the Holy Prophet, peace be on him, was a life of grand success. In his high moral qualities, his spiritual power, his high resolve, the excellence and perfection of his teaching, his perfect example and the acceptance of his prayers, in short, in every aspect of his life, he exhibited such bright […]

If Jesus did not die upon the cross: A study in evidence

This is a small booklet with a very descriptive title, written by an Australian Judge, Ernest Brougham Docker, in 1920. He became a judge of the District Court and chairman of Quarter Sessions for the north-western district in 1881. He retired in 1918 after the passage of the Judges Retirement Act. He examines the limitations […]

Islam and Human Rights

The Holy Quran, revealed in the desert of Arabia in the seventh century stated that the purpose of defensive warfare is to preserve the sanctity of cloisters, churches, synagogues and mosques. The Quran named the place of worship of the Muslims as the last on this sacred list. In so doing the Holy Quran established […]

How to be Free from Sin?

The recipe is not some supernatural phenomenon, which cannot be be observed or demonstrated. The panacea is genuine repentance with honest intention not to repeat the mistake or the sin. Firstly, I will introduce two small booklets by the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani. Secondly, I will show the […]