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Indian state of Kerala announces alcohol ban

Epigraph: O ye who believe! wine and the game of hazard and idols and divining arrows are only an abomination of Satan’s handiwork. So shun each one of them that you…

This attempt to redefine religious bias marks a shift from hard secularism

Source: The Guardian By Andrew Brown Jump to comments (462) The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s consultation does not seek the functional re-establishment of Christianity – it’s prompted by the rising importance…

Arrests at protests against Israeli interfaith wedding

Epigraph: This day all good things have been made lawful for you. And the food of the People of the Book is lawful for you, and your food is lawful…

BBC Audio: Caliphate: Searching for the Islamic State: Ahmadiyya Caliph of Islam Speaks

BBC: DURATION: 28:00 When the extremist group Isis declared a Caliphate taking in parts of Syria and Iraq they reignited a debate over the role of an Islamic State. The…

BBC Video about Islamic State: Young British Muslims debate Caliphate

For the Muslim Times’ collection on Separation of Mosque-Church and State, please click here. When the extremist group widely known as Isis (now renamed Islamic State) declared a Caliphate taking…

If China is Anti-Islam, Why Are These Chinese Muslims Enjoying a Faith Revival?

Source: Time Magazine By Hannah Beech / Linxia @hkbeech Aug. 12, 2014 Beijing bans some Muslims from observing Ramadan, or boarding public transport while veiled, but it allows millions of others to…

Being Ahmadi in Pakistan

Source: The News on Sunday By I A Rehman Forty years ago Zulfikar Ali Bhutto claimed credit for solving the 90-year-old problem relating to the status of the Ahmadiya community.…

The stigma of being an atheist in the US

Source: BBC By Aleem Maqbool, BBC News, Columbus, Ohio Atheists in the US are rallying together, launching a new TV programme and providing support for those who go public with their…

The case for a Kemalist intervention in Pakistan

Source: The International News Islamabad diary By Ayaz AmirPakistani democracy has done things to itself which it now finds impossible to get rid of. We can take it as an axiom…

Islamic State’s Persecution Of Christians Is A ‘Crime Against Humanity’: Human Rights Lawyer

USA Today  | By Kirsten Powers (RNS) Iraq’s Christians are begging the world for help. Is anybody listening? Since capturing the country’s second largest city of Mosul in early June, the…

Somali woman killed for not wearing veil, relatives say

Al-Shabab is fighting for an Islamic state in Somalia Continue reading the main story in BBC Somalia: Failed State ‘Mosquito militants’ Al-Shabab profile Who are al-Shabab?Watch What drives al-Shabab? Militant…

Supreme Court of Sri Lanka orders public institutions not to obstruct people wearing Islamic attire

Source: Colombo Page July 24, Colombo: Supreme Court of Sri Lanka today ordered the Attorney General to issue instructions to all public institutions not to obstruct people who wear traditional…

Shariat Courts Have No Legal Sanction: Indian Supreme Court

Source: NDTV The Supreme Court today ruled that Shariat courts have no legal sanction and no one is bound to accept a fatwa or diktat pronounced by them.The court decided…

Catholic Encyclical on Modernism

The Muslim Times’ Editor’s comments: For a genuine understanding of Separation of Mosque-Church and State, let me suggest the reading of paragraph numbered 55, in this Papal publication from 1907. …

‘Malaysia Islamic even if it does not practise hudud’ – Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

Source: The Rakyat Post KUALA LUMPUR, July 4, 2014: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad remains adamant that he is not wrong in calling Malaysia an Islamic state and…

POLL: Should Houses Of Worship Display The American Flag?

The Huffington Post  | By Antonia Blumberg The question of whether houses of worship should display American flags is no small matter for some believers, regardless of which side they fall…

Why Churches Should NOT Celebrate Independence Day

By Brandan Robertson I love America. I really do. I am proud to live in the “land of the free and the home of the brave”. I have been to…

Perspective: A Vibrant Islamic Caliphate (Khilafat) Has Existed for the Past Century

Source: ahmadiyyatimes.blogspot.in By Tayyab Pirzada With the declaration of a global ‘Caliphate’ by the Islamist group “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS) now known simply as “Islamic State”, questions probably arise…

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