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Media scares about ‘sharia marriages’ miss the point

Epigraph: And one of His Signs is this, that He has created wives for you from among yourselves that you may find peace of mind in them, and He has…

NY Times Op-Ed: The Prospects for Polygamy

Source: NY Times By Ross Douthat ON every issue save abortion, social liberalism is suddenly ascendant in America. The shift on same-sex marriage has captured the headlines, but the change…

Being coy doesn’t change the reality of modern Pakistan: A corrupt, politically savage and broken society

By Robert Fisk, The Independent Pakistan wilfully became an Islamic Republic and allowed religious bigotry to overwhelm its population Living in the Middle East makes you particularly hateful of political…

BBC Video: Do We Misunderstand Islam?

Indian Supreme Court: Polygamy Not Integral Part of Islam

Amit Choudhary, Feb 10, 2015, for Times of India NEW DELHI: Although their personal law permits men to have four wives, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a Muslim’s…

Halakah: A Tool to Demystify Shariah Law in Our Politicized and Polarized World

Editor’s note: The Muslim Times is working for Secularism in every country of the world, for our extensive collection of articles on the issue please click here. Shariah Law and…

Muslim solutions to Terrorism in Paris

Source: The Arab Daily News By Mike Ghouse Outrage, condemnation, candle light vigils and revenge talk is all good, but the need is practical solutions beyond condemnations. Obviously the burden…

Hadith of the Day in Favor of Secularism

Umm Salamah relates that the Holy Prophet said: I am but a human being.  You bring your disputes to me for decision.  It might happen that one party might be…

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…

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