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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

Sharia law in a nutshell

By Laiq Ahmed Atif, President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta. amjmalta@gmail.com The Islamic law, also known as sharia law, is one of the most misunderstood subjects in the contemporary world, both by…

Calling a Spade a Spade by Imam Naseem Mahdi

Epigraph: “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum….” Noam Chomsky, The Common Good …

Pope Francis Does Believe in Demons. Do You?

Pope Francis Thanks Exorcists For Showing ‘Love For Those Possessed’ Religion News Service  | By Josephine McKenna ROME (RNS) Just in time for Halloween and against an unspecified “steady increase” of…

Lava flow inches closer to homes in Hawaiian community; evacuations possible

Ottawa Shooter or Blackwater guards, Calling a Spade a Spade

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Ever Merciful Dear Editor, Convictions of four Blackwater guards who murdered Iraqi civilians (including children) in 2007 restores some faith in our legal…

Pope Francis’ Partial Response to Evolution, 150 Years Too Late

Epigraph: “The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is Reason. I have never used any other, and I trust I never shall.” Thomas Paine, one of the Founding…

Every thing You Need to Know about the Sacrament of Confession in Christianity

Epigraph: And those who call not on any other God along with Allah, nor kill a person that Allah has forbidden except for just cause, nor commit adultery (or fornication),…

The Sin Box: Why have Catholics stopped lining up at the confessional?

Epigraph: And those who call not on any other God along with Allah, nor kill a person that Allah has forbidden except for just cause, nor commit adultery (or fornication),…

Islam, Christianity or Atheism?

Epigraph: Allah has created the heavens without any pillars that you can see, and He has placed in the earth firm mountains that it may not quake with you, and…

Debate: Does the Universe have a purpose, why were the Muslims excluded?

Epigraph: Allah has created the heavens without any pillars that you can see, and He has placed in the earth firm mountains that it may not quake with you, and…

Yale’s Ousted Episcopal Chaplain, Fr. Bruce Shipman, Speaks Out About Alleged Anti-Semitic Comments

Tablet  | By Mark Oppenheimer Posted: 10/10/2014 11:49 am EDT On Aug. 25, 2014, Fr. Bruce Shipman, the chaplain of the Episcopal Church at Yale University, in a letter to the…

Beijing’s unexpected Muslim enclave

Source: BBC Travel Despite being officially atheist, and historically most closely associated with Buddhism, China has a deep-rooted relationship with Islam, dating as far back as the 7th Century. At…

Benefit and Utilitarian Value of Islamic Teachings

Epigraph: Do they seek a religion other than Allah’s, while to Him submits whosoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and to Him shall they be…

Imam I. H. Kauser appointed as Ameer (National President) for the Ahmadiyya Community Australia

On Thursday 16th of October 2014 hundreds of members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Australia welcomed their newly appointed Amir (National President) and missionary in-charge, Imam Inam-ul-Haq Kauser, at ‘Bait-ul-Huda’…

An apple cannot be a rock and a monkey at the same time …

Epigraph: An apple cannot be a rock and a monkey at the same time.  Likewise, a man or a dove cannot be God, simultaneously.     Concept of God of…

Modi’s Idea of India

Source: New York Times OCT. 24, 2014 By Pankaj Mishra, who  is the author of “From the Ruins of Empire,” among other books.  India, V.S. Naipaul declared in 1976, is “a wounded…

Homosexuality: Nature or Choice? A Review of Scientific and Moral Facts

Epigraph: Do they seek a religion other than Allah’s, while to Him submits whosoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and to Him shall they be…

Studying the Holy Prophet Muhammad Pragmatically

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 — it shall be…

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