Category archives for Religion

Kelly Hollins and 5000 Others, How They Came to Islam

Converting to Islam: British women on prayer, peace and prejudice Around 5,000 British people convert to Islam every year – and most of them are women. Six of them talk about prejudice, peace and praying in car parks Veronique Mistiaen The Guardian, Friday 11 October 2013 13.15 EDT Jump to comments (1288) Ioni Sullivan: ‘In my heart, […]

How Islam has Influenced the Christian understanding of God

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times When Baylor University researchers asked their 1700 participants about what they think God looks like, 60 percent drew abstract or nature scenes.[1] Stated in another way, the sons and daughters of the Abrahamic faiths, believe in a Deist God, Who is […]

Evolution Is Not a Matter of ‘Belief’

Source: Huffington Post By Tom Krattenmaker: Author, ‘The Evangelicals You Don’t  Know’ Do you “believe” in evolution? A new survey reveals that your answer can be predicted in  large part by your political loyalties. The Pew Research Center finds that two  thirds of Democrats accept the validity of evolution, in contrast with the 43  percent of Republicans […]

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences

Epigraph: Blessed is He (Allah) in Whose hand is the kingdom, and He has power over all things; … Who has created seven heavens in harmony. No incongruity canst thou see in the creation of the Gracious God. Then look again: Seest thou any flaw? Aye, look again, and yet again, thy sight will only return […]

Bringing the Hindus and the Muslims Closer in Universal Brotherhood

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD Indian as well as Western scholars have now accepted the period between 3200 and 3100 BC as the period in which Lord Krishna lived on earth. The birthday or Janmashtami of Lord Krishna fell on Friday, August 10, 2012 or yesterday.  The day was celebrated with great […]

Examining Christianity: In Light of other Religious Traditions, Nature and Science?

Allah created mankind and took it upon Himself to guide them, as He says in the Qur’an, “Surely, it is for Us to provide guidance.” (92:12) Guidance and Law were given to every nation of the world through His Messengers, “And for every people there was a Messenger” (10:47). “And there is a Guide for […]

Deism and 750 verses of the Holy Quran

By Zia H Shah MD Deism (pronounced /ˈdiːɪzəm/, us dict: dē′·ĭzm) is a religious and philosophical belief that a supreme being created the universe, and that this can be determined using reason and observation of the natural world alone, without the need for either faith or organized religion. President Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine and Benjamin […]

Daoism: Monotheism, Trinity or Polytheism?

By Dr. Naseer Tahir Daoism, also known as Taoism is an organized religious tradition that has been evolving in China, Korea and Japan for last two thousand years. It is understood that it has gone though a continuous change and self-invention within different environmental contexts. The Daoism as it existed at its origin has been […]

Thomas Paine: His Second Coming in Islam in the 21st Century

Thomas Paine was one of the Founding Fathers of USA, in 18th century he was one of the greatest intellectuals and a proponent of Deism.  He is best known for his book Age of Reason.   Mark Twain said, “It took a brave man before the Civil War to confess he had read the Age of Reason … I […]

Confucius: His testimony for one God and against Pauline Dogma

As all humans are God’s creation, it stands to reason that God not only guided people in the Middle East through Abraham, Isaac, David, Solomon, Jeremiah, John the Baptist and Jesus, but, He also guided other people through prophets like Confucius, Buddha and Zoroaster. If this be true there should be some common theme between […]

Zoroaster: A Witness against Pauline Dogma

By Dr. Amtul Qadoos Farhat Trinity, the Original Sin and Atonement are the main elements of Pauline Dogma. Trinity means God is triune in nature with equal partnership of Jesus and the Holy Spirit in the Triune godhead. The Original Sin according to Pauline philosophy is inherited by every human being from the time of […]

Buddha: A Witness against Pauline Dogma

As all humans are God’s creation, it stands to reason that God not only guided people in the Middle East through Abraham, Isaac, David, Solomon, Jeremiah, John the Baptist and Jesus, but, He also guided other people through prophets like Confucius, Buddha and Zoroaster. If this be true there should be some common theme between […]

John the Baptist: A Witness against Pauline Dogma

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times The more we know and learn about John the Baptist, more apparent it becomes that Pauline dogma regarding atonement and resurrection of Jesus, had nothing to do with the Jewish faith or faith of John the Baptist and even Jesus himself. So, […]

Daoism and Monotheism

Allah created mankind and took it upon Himself to guide them, as He says in the Qur’an, “Surely, it is for Us to provide guidance.” (92:12) Guidance and Law were given to every nation of the world through His Messengers, “And for every people there was a Messenger” (10:47). “And there is a Guide for […]

Binge Drinking: moderation is a myth hard to sustain

Contents Contents Health effects Prevalence of binge drinking See also References From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, my highlights and commentary are in read: Binge drinking is the modern definition of drinking alcoholic beverages with the primary intention of becoming intoxicated by heavy consumption of alcohol over a short period of time.[1] Or alternatively, a consistent […]

Evaluating Original Sin against scientific discoveries

‘The Christian resolve to find the world evil and ugly, has made the world evil and ugly.’  Friedrich Nietzsche If we take out the dogma of Trinity and Original Sin in Christianity then the three Abrahamic faiths become very similar to each other. The dogma of Trinity and Original Sin are not only bad religion […]

Recruiting the four Horsemen of Neo-atheism into Cavalry of Islam

First something about the big picture, the Christian apologists want to make a case for Christianity based on laws of nature and science, by showing that there ought to be a Transcendent Creator of our universe.  They make this case, in one breath, and in the very next, deny all of science, by insisting on […]

Saving yourself from HIV infection

Human sexual desire may be insatiable, the more we indulge in it the stronger it grows, until it destroys us in one form or the other. Unbridled attempts at quenching the sexual thirst is like putting out a fire with gasoline, it only burns with stronger flames! We should judge any set of teachings, be […]

Deism, Liberal Protestantism or Natural Religion

To look for common thread between the Christian and the Muslim tradition one should start at Deism. One should start with President Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Payne. There will be a lot in their views that a Muslim and a Christian could agree to and from there one begins to discuss the agreements […]

Expanding Universe: Nobel Prize this year and the Holy Quran

Source / Courtesy: CNN and Muslim Sunrise Scientists studying universe’s expansion win Nobel Prize in Physics CNN) — Two scientists from the United States and one from Australia have won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday. Half of the award went to Saul Perlmutter from Lawrence Berkeley National […]

What is Morality?

Source / Courtesy: Muslim Sunrise By Lubna Roohi Malik The Holy Qur’an lays out three basic states of man. These three states separate man from animals and spiritual men from moral men. These three states are: the natural state, the moral state, and the spiritual state. Man begins in the base, natural state, where he […]

Augustus: Another man-god like Jesus Christ!

The Roman Senate deified Augustus on September 17, 14 CE less than a month after his death. He was now divine not only for his ancestry and adoption but in his own right, for his achievement in unifying Roman Empire internally and its consolidation externally. Jesus was crowned with divinity in an age when people […]

Islamic theology starts with Deism: Why all Christians and atheists should be Muslims?

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD Deism (pronounced /ˈdiːɪzəm/, us dict: dē′·ĭzm) is a religious and philosophical belief that a supreme being created the universe, and that this can be determined using reason and observation of the natural world alone, without the need for either faith or organized religion. President Thomas Jefferson, Thomas […]