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Stories written by Zia H. Shah MD - Twitter: @ZiahShah1
He is a physician practicing in Upstate New York. He joined Ahmadiyya Muslim Community during his medical school. He is the Chief Editor of the Muslim Times, an international blog to foster Universal brotherhood. He is also the Chief Editor of the monthly, Alislam eGazette that has a subscription of more than 40,000. He has authored more than 400 articles about ’Religion & Science,’ Islam and Christianity. Follow @ZiahShah1

Cambodia orders probe into ‘HIV village’ as more than 100 test positive

Hong Kong (CNN) – Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for an inquiry into a suspected mass HIV infection in a remote village in northwestern Battambang province. The infected cases…

Queen Rania: Extremism’s Innocent Victims: Children and Islam

Source: Huffington Post Queen Rania of Jordan, Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Yesterday morning, all over the world, mothers kissed their children and waved them off to school,…

Jakarta Post Editor’s Blasphemy Case ‘Under Review’: Police

By Dominic Diongson on 10:37 am Dec 16, 2014 Category Crime, Front Page, News, Politics Tags: blasphemy, Islam, Jakarta Post, Meidyatama Suryodiningrat Jakarta. Hints emerged on Monday the police may be softening their stance in the blasphemy investigation against The…

For Catholics, There’s Something About Torture

Epigraph: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.  Article 5 of  the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Source: The Huffington Post By Mathew N.…

Angelina Jolie: US must lead on torture policy

Epigraph: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.  Article 5 of  the Universal Declaration of Human Rights For the Muslim Times’ collection of…

Cheney: ‘No problem’ with detaining innocents

Epigraph: Golden rule: One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated. Former US Vice-President Dick Cheney made no apologies on Sunday for the…

Cops killed man at Walmart, then interrogated girlfriend

By Catherine E. Shoichet and Nick Valencia, CNN updated 1:44 AM EST, Tue December 16, 2014 (CNN) — After killing a man at an Ohio Walmart, police interrogated his girlfriend,…

Urdu Video: A Dream for Pakistan by Javed Chaudhry

Russia raises key interest rate to 17% amid rouble decline

The Russian central bank has announced it is hiking its key interest rate to 17% from 10.5%. The bank said the move was to try to ease the rouble’s recent…

Hostage taker in Australia’s demands: ISIS flag, talk to Aussie PM

5 people have fled from Sydney cafe A hostage taker in a Sydney cafe has contacted three media outlets via the hostages. An unknown number of people remain captive. FULL STORY…

Sydney siege: Gunman takes hostages in Lindt cafe

Source: BBC At least one gunman has taken several people hostage at a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney. Pictures on Australian television show at least three people with…

The Muslim Times’ Collection on Islam’s Condemnation of Terrorism

Epigraph: We (Allah) prescribed for the children of Israel that whosoever killed a person — unless it be for killing a person or for creating disorder in the land —…

Cheney has no regrets: ‘I would do it again in a minute’

Washington (CNN) – A defiant former Vice President Dick Cheney doubled-down on his defense of the extreme interrogation techniques used by the CIA on detainees in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks…

The Muslim Times’ Growing Collection Against Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan

Epigraph: Say, ‘Bring forward your proof if you are truthful.’  (Al Quran 27:65)    Veena Malik and the modern witch-hunt of Pakistani blasphemy laws Source: The Telegraph Pakistan’s blasphemy laws…

The elements of radicalization in youth!

Source: The Malta Independent, December 10, 2014; by Laiq Ahmed Atif A few months ago the world was not very much aware of a great threat, which the world is facing…

Book: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Book is by Imtiaz Ahmed, Missionary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Ottawa, Canada To read the book, please click here.…

The Muslim Times Growing Collection to Refute Islamophobia

Epigraph: “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and…

Is There Freedom of Thought or Coercion in the Holy Quran?

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has…

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