Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Home » Entries posted by Rafiq A. Tschannen
Stories written by Rafiq A. Tschannen
Haji Mohammad Rafiq Ahmad TSCHANNEN, a Swiss national, converted to Islam at the age of 15 after reading Sura Fateha and the last ten Suras of the Holy Quran. By profession Rafiq first had a long international career as Director of Finance & Administrator in private industry and later as Chief Executive for an International Governmental Organization.

Qur’an lesson for today: Commandment – Confer for the attainment of virtue and righteousness

303. Commandment – Confer for the attainment of virtue and righteousness [58:10] O ye who believe! when you confer together in secret, confer not for the commission of sin and…

The Taliban’s psychiatrist

By Tahir Qadiry BBC News, Mazar-e-Sharif In the late 1990s the Taliban controlled Afghanistan, but the fighting that brought them to power left many militants struggling with the psychological effects…

Qur’an lesson for today: 304. Commandment – when you consult the Messenger in private, give alms before your consultation

304. Commandment – when you consult the Messenger in private, give alms before your consultation   [58:13] O ye who believe! when you consult the Messenger in private, give alms before your…

Qur’an lesson for today: 305. Commandment to say peace be on you (Assalamo Alaikum)

305. Commandment to say peace be on you (Assalamo Alaikum)   [51:26] When they entered upon him and said, ‘Peace!’ he said, ‘Peace!’ They were all strangers. [56:26] They will not hear therein any…

Photo of the day: (yesterday and today) Racial Divide in the USA

This photo dates back to the OJ Simpson trial, when the ‘not-guilty’ verdict was announced. You will notice that all ‘Blacks’ in the photo cheer while all ‘Whites’ are stunned…

Israeli cabinet approves Jewish nation-state law

Epigraph: “Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt.” (Exodus 22:21) (Reuters) / 23 November 2014Palestinians voice concern that the new law could deny Palestinian…

Repair and regeneration in our bodies

HARUN YAHYA Published — Friday 21 November 2014 Events in our bodies that we are unaware of take place within a meticulous order. The functioning of our organs, so essential…

Trial run of Haramain Railway next year

Trial run of Haramain Railway next year JEDDAH: P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR Published — Monday 24 November 2014 Experimental operation of the 480-km Haramain Railway that links the two holy cities…

Umrah applicants’ biometrics before travel 

JEDDAH: IRFAN MOHAMMED Published — Monday 24 November 2014 Visa applicants for Umrah will soon have to record their biometrics before traveling to the Kingdom. Under the new rule, which…

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf Iran’s crisis – our crisis with Iran, if you like – is about that great and historic nation’s future geo-strategic role in the Middle East and Southeast Asia

by Robert Fisk, The Independent   Chatting with my favourite Lebanese banker-journalist before a trip to the Gulf last week, I asked him what he thought I should discuss with…

’60 fighters from Germany have died in Syria, Iraq’

ASSOCIATED PRESS     ARABNEWS.COM Published — Sunday 23 November 2014 BERLIN: The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says authorities now know of 550 people from the country who…

Tunisian wins Muslim beauty pageant, calls for free Palestine

AFP | Nov 22, 2014, 06.42AM IST Computer scientist Fatma Ben Guefrache was announced the winner and received a prize which includes a gold watch, a gold dinar, and mini pilgrimage to Mecca. PRAMBANAN: A Tunisian…

Qur’an lesson for today: 301. Commandment to consult them in matters of administration

  301. Commandment to consult them in matters of administration   [3:160] And it is by the great mercy of Allah that thou art kind towards them, and if thou hadst been rough and hard-hearted, they…

Qur’an lesson for today: 300. Commandment – do not envy men for what Allah has given them out of His bounty

300. Commandment – do not envy men for what Allah has given them out of His bounty [4:55] Or do they envy men for what Allah has given them out…

Qur’an lesson for today: 301. Commandment to consult them in matters of administration

301. Commandment to consult them in matters of administration [3:160] And it is by the great mercy of Allah that thou art kind towards them, and if thou hadst been…

Slouching towards the abyss

Saturday, 22 November 2014 Hisham Melhem Let’s begin with some basic truths. The Palestinian and Israeli peoples are condemned to live together; even though the fundamental question was, is and…

This cycle of death will only continue

Summary by Rami G. Khouri The escalating cycle of tensions in recent weeks, Israeli settlements expansion, murderous attacks by both Israelis and Palestinians, and reprisal demolitions of Palestinian homes may…

Former Tory PM Sir John Major says ‘we would not have an NHS without migrants’

ADAM WITHNALL Sunday 16 November 2014 The former Prime Minister Sir John Major has warned that Britain would not have an NHS without migrants and faces a “lesser future” if…

Page 1 of 455123Next ›Last »