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Germany: Thousands Protest Parallel ‘Sharia Societies’

The protests are part of a burgeoning grassroots movement calling for an end to the spread of Islamic Sharia law in Germany. By Soeren Kern, Sun, December 14, 2014  Der…

Veena Malik and the modern witch-hunt of Pakistani blasphemy laws

Source: The Telegraph Pakistan’s blasphemy laws are a menace to everyone in the country; even speaking out against them now constitutes blasphemy itself It’s hard to read about the blasphemy convictions handed…

Secularism: A Word with Unlimited Potential

December 2014 Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times If the Muslims had understood this one word, “Secularism,” the Taliban would not have had audacity…

Reason or Orthodoxy: Which One Should Rule?

Epigraph: Say, ‘Bring forward your proof if you are truthful.’  (Al Quran 27:65) Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times My Exhibit A in favor of…

If you still doubted the wisdom of Separation of Mosque-Church and State and know Urdu

Epigraph: He it is Who has sent down to thee the Book; in it there are verses that are decisive in meaning — they are the basis of the Book…

Video: Separation of Mosque-Church and State, Ex Leader of Jamaat Islami will Prove its Need

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times If anyone was not conviced completely about the paramount need for Separation of Mosque-Church and State,…

Do Muslims Prefer Camels Over Modern Cars?

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times If you are a Muslim and are reading this article, you were probably surprised or even appalled and…

Beautifying Islam

 By Ahmed Vanya November 20, 2014 at 5:00 am http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4894/beautifying-islam Many people are understandably asking: What is the true nature of Islam? Is it that although there are many peaceful…

Europe and America’s Journey from Religious Bigotry to Pluralism, A Book Review

Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders Author: Denise Spellberg   Review from Amazon.com In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension…

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…

What is Shariah?

Written by Dr. Lutf ur Rehman, Nashville, TN (USA) Allah says in the Holy Quran, “We have set you on a clear path (Shariah) in the matter of religion, so…

Islamic finance: Searching for Sukuk

African governments are looking to sharia-compliant financial markets to attract investment from the Middle East. The trend is just gathering strength, and experts expect more funds to flow into infrastructure…

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…

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…

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…

Sudan death sentence woman ‘freed’

A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for abandoning her Islamic faith has been freed from jail, her lawyer has told the BBC. Meriam Ibrahim’s death penalty was overturned by an…

Even a smile is a voluntary charity

Epigraph: And We are gradually revealing of the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy to the believers; but it only adds to the loss of the wrongdoers.…

Examining Both Sides: Freedom of Speech and Its Limitations?

Epigraphs: And if you are in doubt as to what We have sent down to Our servant (Muhammad), then produce a Chapter like it, and call upon your helpers beside…

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