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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

The Muslim Times Condemns Killing of Another Secular Blogger in Bangladesh

Washiqur Rahman: Another secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh (CNN) When American writer Avijit Roy was hacked to death on a Dhaka, Bangladesh, street in full view of horrified…

The swoon hypothesis

The swoon hypothesis is any of a number of ideas that aim to explain the resurrection of Jesus, proposing that Jesus did not die on the cross, but merely fell…

1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA

Source: BBC A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, experts have said. Scientists recreated a 9th Century Anglo-Saxon remedy using onion, garlic and…

Carly Fiorina: Now a 90% chance I’ll run for president in 2016

Source: CNN Money Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO, says the odds are “very high” she will seek the Republican presidential nomination. In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Fiorina said…

Debate: Did Jesus Rise Bodily from the Dead? (Arif Ahmed vs Gary Habermas)

President Carter: Rebuild Gaza, and avert the next war

Source: Wahington Post By Jimmy Carter March 27 The writer is the 39th president of the United States. Nearly seven months after the end of the latest war in Gaza,…

The Women’s Mosque of America

The leaders of a new mosque in Southern California say they want to create a “safe space to be with their sisters”. It’s the first all-female mosque in the United…

The Muslim Times Constant Coverage of Women Rights

Epigraph: Say, ‘We believe in Allah and in that which has been revealed to us, and that which was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the…

A Muslim Celebrating Palm Sunday, Today

Epigraph: And We made the son of Mary and his mother a Sign, and gave them refuge on an elevated land of green valleys and springs of running water. (Al…

Child Brides and the Quran – Dispelling the Misconceptions on International Women’s Day

Source: Patheos.com March 8, 2015 by Ro Waseem 154 Comments It demands no introduction that many people, including Muslims, believe that Islam permits child marriage. As a result, Islam is…

Modesty–A universal Value

Source: Patheos By Saima Sheikh “This is America; you don’t have to wear that thing on your head anymore.” “You force your wife to cover herself” shouted a protester at CAIR…

The Muslim Times Establishing Sacredness of Each and Every Human Life

Epigraph: On account of this, We prescribed for the children of Israel that whosoever killed a person — unless it be for killing a person or for creating disorder in…

An Open Letter to Ayaan Hirsi Ali to Public Dialogue and Debate

Source: Huffington Post By Qasim Rashid Lawyer, Speaker, Best-Selling Author of “EXTREMIST” I read with disappointment Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s recent piece in the Wall Street Journal. While professing to promote peace…

This Lazy Discussion of Islam and Extremism Is Getting Just a Little Tired

Source: Huffington Post By Shabana Mahmood; Labour MP for Birmingham Ladywood and Shadow Exchequer Secretary To quote Shirley Bassey, I am what I am. And what I am is a Muslim. And…

Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth glorifies Allah

Epigraph: That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.  Albert Einstein The anesthesia of familiarity:…

Should the Tragic Germanwings Flight Change Our Perception of Terrorism?

Published on March 27, 2015, last updated on March 28 Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times Our heartfelt condolences to the families of the…

Iran Film Draws Criticism For Portraying The Prophet Muhammad

 |  By Nasser Karimi                                     ALLAHYAR, Iran (AP) – Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to…

Tracking the Legacy of President Jimmy Carter

Epigraph: Blessed are the merciful,    for they will be shown mercy.Blessed are the pure in heart,    for they will see God.Blessed are the peacemakers,    for they will be called children of God. (Matthew 5:7-9)…

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