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 […]

Christianity: A Journey from Facts to Fiction

This is a book by Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (1928-2003), the fourth international leader of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

The book can be read online:
http://alislam.org/library/books/christianity_facts_to_fiction/index.html

I am self appointed ambassador to all Christians in the West and have a collection of 100 knols on different aspects of Christianity. Why to those only in the West? The short answer is that those in the East are not free to think for themselves, they will follow the lead from the West:

http://knol.google.com/k/zia-shah/christianity/1qhnnhcumbuyp/217#

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 […]

The last supper: A fiction opposing the account of Garden of Gethsemane

Jesus’ heartfelt prayers in the garden of Gethsemane, a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, most famous as the place where, according to Biblical texts, Jesus and his disciples are said to have prayed the night before Jesus was put on cross, tell us that he did not want to […]

The Muslim Times condemns Christmas carnage in Nigeria; 5 churches bombed

Source of info: CNN   Jos, Nigeria (CNN) — A string of bombs struck churches in five Nigerian cities Sunday, leaving dozens dead and wounded on the holiday, authorities and witnesses said. The blasts mark the second holiday season that bombs have hit Christian houses of worship in the west African nation. In a statement […]

Augustus: Another man-god like Jesus Christ!

The Roman Senate deified Augustus on September 17, 14 CE less than a month after his death. He was now divine not only for his ancestry and adoption but in his own right, for his achievement in unifying Roman Empire internally and its consolidation externally. When Jesus was crowned with divinity in an age when […]

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 […]

Islamophobes are anti-semites by definition!

Arabs are Semites and Arabic is a Semitic language and hence Islamophobia is antisemitism by definition! In linguistics and ethnology, Semitic (from the Biblical “Shem“, Hebrew: שם‎, translated as “name”, Arabic: ساميّ‎) was first used to refer to a language family of largely Middle Eastern origin, now called the Semitic languages. This family includes the […]

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, […]

Book of the week: Connivance by Silence

This book covers several themes and many messages to different groups of Muslims around the world.  The underlying message is that under a defeatist mindset, Muslim scholars adopted politically expedient positions through fatwas many of which are contrary to the scripture.  This was established through the Investigative Commission established in Pakistan in 1953-54.   Their report […]

Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity

This is a very useful book by Walter Bauer originally written in German and translated in English in 1970s. It clarifies the Catholic Church’s propaganda about the early history of Christianity. Some reviews The Reception of Walter Bauer’s “Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity” during the Last Decade Daniel J. Harrington The Harvard Theological Review […]

The Gospel of Mark: in Search of an Ending!

When believing Christians look at any information with the assumption that Jesus died for their sins on the cross and rose from the dead on the third day, then regardless of the information, they bend it to their ends, as they are looking through the colored lenses of their biases and preconceived ideas. However, if […]

True Nature of Divine Revelations

Source / Courtesy: Muslim Sunrise, Winter 2011 volume By Zia H Shah MD Christopher Hitchens has been called one of the four horsemen of neo-Atheism.  In a very well attended and televised debate in Mexico in 2009, regarding evolution and religion, he along with Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett represented atheism against theist debaters.  In a friendly […]

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 […]

The Root Cause of Terrorism: An Unholy Thought

This article examines the root cause, regardless of the religious or the political affiliation of the perpetrator. Contents THE GOLDEN RULE EPILOGUE There is an often quoted saying, “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; […]

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 […]

Curing Sigmund Freud’s Atheism

By Zia H Shah MD According to a BBC survey, in 2007, one billion people world wide are suffering from anxiety and depression. Which world view will give you contentment and peace, Sigmund Freud’s or Carl Jung’s? This is the question, the answer of which you owe to yourself! The answer may predict your sanity […]

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 […]

Debate: Does Sharia Law negate Human Rights?

This Debate occurred on 8th December 2011 and was co-hosted by One Law for All and UCL-ASHS. Debate: Sharia Law Negates Human Rights. For the motion: 1) Maryam Namazie – Human rights campaigner, spokesperson One Law for All. 2) Anne-Marie Waters – Lawyer, spokesperson One Law for All. Against the motion and defending Islam: 1) […]

Spanish Inquisitions

This is a Wikipedia article and reproduced here to ensure longevity of its contents The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition (Spanish: Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición), commonly known as the Spanish Inquisition (Inquisición española), was a tribunal established in 1480 by Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I […]

Media’s crucial role towards cultural integration and diversity in Malta

Source / Courtesy: Malta Times   Director of SOS Malta Claudia Taylor-East said that the main aims of the Media InterAct project being organisation in collaboration with the Public Broadcasting Services was to see how media can engage with third-country nationals on a culinary front. “PBS will be producing and showing 13 programmes on television […]

Tear down the Spanish Wall!

By Zia H Shah MD At the time of Spanish inquisition when each and every Muslim was killed or forced to convert on the point of sword, in the fifteenth century, it was not only bloody but also ensured that no formal credit could be given to Islam or to its founder, the Holy Prophet […]

Amir of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Kababir, presenting a copy of Quran to the Pope‏

Shareef Odeh , Amir, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Kababir, Israel, meeting with Pope Benedict XVI‏ and presenting him a copy of the Holy Quran: Shareef Odeh also presented the Pope a letter of Khalifatul Masih V, the international leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Khalifatul Masih V (Hudhur) has described the details of his letter in […]

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’ […]

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: An Introduction

The Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community In  the 19th century, Islam as a religion and Muslims as a nation were  helpless. Muslim empires were crumbling all over the world. In the  subcontinent of India, the Mughal Empire was brought down by the British. Islam was being attacked by all other faiths in such a […]

Celibacy or Islamic teaching of Chastity: that is the question?

The Holy Quran states: “Then We caused Our Messengers to follow in their footsteps; and We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow them, and We gave him the Gospel. And We placed in the hearts of those who accepted him compassion and mercy. But monasticism which they invented for themselves — We did not […]

Al Islam eGazette July 2009 – The Bible, The Quran and Science

This volume has several articles on co-relation of religion and science. The Holy Quran says: Ask them, ‘Have you considered, if this Quran is from Allah but you disbelieve in it — who is more astray than one who has drifted away from the Truth?’ Soon We will show them Our Signs in the universe […]

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 […]

Annual gathering of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Guatemala

Amir Guatemala Abdul Sattar Khan, Naib Amir USA Imam Daud Hanif and Brother David Gonzalez, met with former president of Guatemala (now currently serving his 3rd term as Mayor of Guatemala´s capital, Guatemala City) Mr. Alvaro Arzú. Imam Daud Hanif spoke to the mayor about the Jamaat´s goals, the nature of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community […]

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 […]

Religion and Science: The Indispensable God-hypothesis

This is an article describing the Transcendent, yet Personal God of the Abrahamic Faiths in the present day scientific paradigm, the One God of Islam, Unitarian Christianity and Judaism. If my articles are boring to you, it may be that you need to read more of them, as was suggested by John Cage, “If something […]

Amnesty International advocating human equality and rights of minorities every where

Amnesty International describing herself: Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and […]

Religion, Politics and Human Rights

Those who do not understand the paramount necessity of the separation of Mosque-Church and State, have not read their Bible: Samuel said to Saul, “I am the one the LORD sent to anoint you king over his people Israel; so listen now to the message from the LORD.  This is what the LORD Almighty says: […]

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 […]