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How 1,000 years of Arabic scholarship advanced scientific debate – in pictures

Guardian: From the 9th to the 19th centuries, scholars and scribes used Arabic as a lingua franca to debate scientific ideas. Arabic-speaking scholars translated classical Greek, Persian and even Sanskrit…

Danish health director: No reason to ban circumcision

Haaretz: Denmark’s national health authority does not think non-medical circumcision is risky enough to justify a ban on it, the body’s director said in parliament. The Danish Health and Medicines…

The Middle East problem: Boots on the ground or peace in their hearts?

theage.com.au: There are two stories, both compelling narratives, competing for attention here in the Middle East. The first is tactical and simple. It revolves around the dominance of airpower and…

My brother wanted to be a jihadi – and society is creating many more like him

theguardian: by Robb Leech — Extremism of any kind is a symptom of an unhealthy society and, in order to eradicate it, we should look to treat its cause tremism…

Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told

Jane Merrick political editor THE INDEPENDENT Councils should offer their local residents cash to hold street parties with their new immigrant neighbours to foster friendship and integration, a new report…

‘Dead’ hearts transplanted into living patients in world first,

Source: The Guardian In a world first, Australian surgeons have successfully transplanted “dead” hearts into patients at Sydney’s St Vincent’s hospital. The procedure, using hearts that had stopped beating, has…

Growing use of drones in law enforcement may violate human rights, warns UN expert

Daily Times: UNITED NATIONS: The increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement risks depersonalizing the use of force and infringing upon the rights of individual citizens, a United…

UK: Holy Quran exhibition at the Library By Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association

The exhibition will run through October 26 at the Library, 425 Holland St. West. The purpose of the exhibition is two-fold. First, to dispel myths and misconceptions about Islam and…

Seismic shift in Rome.

Source: CNN CNN) — It was described as a “dramatic shift” and a “bombshell.” One writer dubbed it a “stunning change.” Even the Human Rights Campaign, the LGBT advocacy organization,…

EUROPE – As Islamists Seek to Fill Ranks, More Western Women Answer Their Call

By STEVEN ERLANGEROCT. 23, 2014 LONDON — The young Western Muslims trying to join radical Islamist groups in Syria and Iraq now include increasing numbers of young women who are…

UK: Ahmadi Muslim Women host interfaith event at Baitul Tauhid Mosque in Fartown

A women-only event, it will include lunch and a chance to ask questions about Islamic teachings. There will also be a memorial as part of the World War centenary remembrance,…

Australia: Religious men seek peace

Source: ahmadiyyatimes.blogspot.in Members of three churches and the Langwarrin-based Ahmadiyya Muslim group got together at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Mornington, to demonstrate respect and tolerance.  Religious leaders have gathered to promote…

Concept of God of Islam and Christianity

Source: Review of Religions, September 2014 Collected from the writings of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad – The Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as) The founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. In 1891, he…

Belated death of a British illusion – recognition of a Palestinian state

NEIL BERRY ARABNEWS.COM Published — Thursday 23 October 2014 The “recognition” of a Palestinian state by the UK Parliament on Oct .13 has been scorned as gesture politics. The criticism…

Australian jihadist Abdullah Elmir vows Isis will fight ‘until black flag is on the top of Buckingham Palace’

independent.co.uk: A 17-year-old Australian boy has appeared in an Isis propaganda video, where he warns the UK and US that militants will keep fighting until “the black flag” is flying…

UK: 32nd Majlis Ansarullah Ijtema UK concludes in London with Address by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (ABA)

Source: alislam.org | 20th October 2014 | PRESS RELEASE More than 2,000 people from across the UK attend annual event On 19 October 2014, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa,…

UK: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Battersea

Home » Blog » news » The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Battersea I attended an interesting lunch event this week with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community as they seek to develop closer ties with some charities in…

Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant

A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord. Darek Fidyka, who was paralysed…

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