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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 […]

Quantum Theory – Sign of a Personal God

Source / Courtesy: Muslim Sunrise, Fall 2011 Zia H Shah MD and Sardar Anees Ahmad Determinism A deist believes God created the universe, but rejects the notion of a Personal God – a God who answers prayers or intervenes in human affairs. Many deists are strict determinist, believing that causality governs the entire universe. Albert […]

Recruiting the four Horsemen of Neo-atheism into Cavalry of Islam

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, an 1887 painting by Victor Vasnetsov. Christopher Hitchens died on December 15, 2011.  My condolences to his family and friends.  From here on any blunt reference by me to my four horsemen should be considered to the surviving three. First a few words about the big picture. Atheists are right […]

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 […]

Muslim Americans Celebrate New Years in Times Square

Muslim Americans spread the message of peace in New York’s Times Square on New Years Eve. Source / Courtesy: CNN ireport Around one million people gathered in the Time Square last night to celebrate New Year eve. Among them were Muslims spreading the message of peace. Just like their previous campaigns where flyers were distributed […]

Al Biruni: One of the Greatest Pioneers of Science

Abū Rayḥān Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Bīrūnī (Persian: ابوریحان محمد بن احمد بیرونی), often known as Alberuni, Al Beruni or variants, (born 5 September 973 in Kath, Khwarezm (now in Uzbekistan), died 13 December 1048 in Ghazni, today’s Afghanistan) was a Persian scholar and polymath of the 11th century.[1][2] The early Muslims duplicated the technique of […]

The anesthesia of familiarity: There should be a Creator for this universe

This popular Google-knol was first written in March of 2010 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 in their […]

Age of Reason by Thomas Paine in the Islamic light

Mark Twain said, “It took a brave man before the Civil War to confess he had read the Age of Reason … I read it first when I was a cub pilot, read it with fear and hesitation, but marveling at its fearlessness and wonderful power.” In 18th century Thomas Paine was a believer and […]

Stephen Hawking has a change of heart: God did not create Universe?

This popular Google knol was first written soon after the publication of Hawking’s book, the Grand Design. First a few words about the big picture.  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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’ […]

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 […]

Khalifatul Masih V, International leader of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community recommending an Italian Author

Khalifatul Masih V, International leader of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (Hudhur) quoted from a book by Prof. Laura Veccia Vaglieri, in a recent Friday sermon and highly applauded it.  The book is titled, An interpretation of Islam.  He said in this sermon among other things: An Italian professor, Laura Veccia Vaglieri writes that slavery has been around ever since human civilisation […]

Islamic contributions to Medieval Europe

Most of the information here is reproduced from Wikipedia, just to ensure longevity of this information.  I was happy to note today that my effort was worthwhile, as the original article has been trimmed, since I copied it almost a year ago.  More specifically, the section of Law has been taken out from the new […]

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 […]