May 2008 Alislam-eGazette: Revelation and Reason

Anyone who has had an epiphany moment, a sudden yet luminous intuition from nowhere or has experienced a true dream has partaken from a portion of revelation. Most atheist philosophers generally do not address revelation, when building a case for their philosophy. In this sense they shut the possibility to themselves and to their readers. […]

February 2011 Alislam-eGazette: Metaphysics, Religion and Science

So said Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community “The God of Islam is the same God Who is visible in the reflection of the laws of nature and is discernible in the book of nature. Islam has not presented a new God but has presented the same God Who is presented […]

November 2011 Alislam-eGazette: Universal Brotherhood in Islam and Hajj

Friday Sermon about human compassion and International brotherhood This sermon was delivered on September 12, 2003 by Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V. The subject of this sermon is humanitarian values in Islam. We will review a few excerpts and quotes from this sermon: After the initial recitation Huzur said that the Islamic teachings […]

Atheism exposed in one paragraph

Even a few lines scribbled on a beach have a purpose and a writer, but, our complex universe, which we can barely explain with the help of complex mathematics and science, which majority of humans cannot even learn, after years of study, is without purpose and a pure accident, with no orchestration from any Intelligence? […]

Darwinian Evolution: Islam or Christianity?

Source / Courtesy: This popular collection of articles was first made in Google-knol. Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to […]

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 […]

The Pope Benedict’s account of resurrection and the hearsay rule!

The Christian Easter story mounts to little more than hearsay as I will show in this article. But, please do not get very upset. Veneration and awe of the Transcendent is inherent in human nature, but we need to find the most appropriate channels for that rather than insisting on myth and legend of resurrection. […]

Amir of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Kababir, presenting a copy of Quran to the Pope‏

Shareef Odeh , Amir, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Kababir, Israel, meeting with Pope Benedict XVI‏ and presenting him a copy of the Holy Quran: Shareef Odeh also presented the Pope a letter of Khalifatul Masih V, the international leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Khalifatul Masih V (Hudhur) has described the details of his letter in […]

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, […]

An international repository for alcohol related problems

They ask thee concerning wine and the game of hazard. Say: ‘In both there is great sin and also some advantages for men; but their sin is greater than their advantage.’ And they ask thee what they should spend. Say: ‘What you can spare.’ Thus does Allah make His commandments clear to you that you […]

Fetal alcohol syndrome

According to Encyclopedia Britannica: “Even moderate consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, however, may be associated with milder symptoms of FAS, and women are often counseled to abstain from imbibing any amount of alcohol shortly before and during pregnancy. It is also often advised to prolong this period of abstinence throughout breast-feeding, or at least to […]

Cardinal George Pell unable to defend Vicarious atonement or Original Sin

Richard Dawkins vs Cardinal George Pell on Q&A (10-4-2012) Prof. Richard Dawkins has one of his better moments, in the beginning, when he says that it is senseless to believe that God had to come to earth on a suicidal mission and again around 34 minutes mark into the debate, when he asks the question, […]

Rising of the Sun from the West in the Latter Days

This article was originally published in the summer 2011 volume of the Muslim Sunrise. The Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace be on him, said and it is common knowledge among the Muslim circles, “In the Latter Days, the sun shall rise from the West.” The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community believes that this hadith implies that religion of […]

Joseph Priestley: Who Discovered Oxygen and Taught pure Monotheism!

George Santayana is well known for the saying, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  If we have to follow his advice there are three names we cannot forget, Andrew Dickson White, Joseph Priestly and John William Draper.  All three of them wonderfully exposed the vulnerabilities of Christianity in general and […]

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 […]

Thomas Carlyle, Karen Armstrong, John Davenport and Prof. Laura Veccia Vaglieri

Misinformation, medieval and prejudicial information abounds, when it comes to Islam in the West. So, I thought it is necessary for me to suggest some Christian sources of information, where readers could get ‘fair and balanced’ information, rather than vitriolic propaganda against Islam and its founder. To have a more reasonable and modern paradigm to […]

Muhammad: the Light for the Dark Ages of Europe!

  Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times Abstract An honest study of the causes of the Dark Ages and European renaissance will lead to the inevitable conclusion that Muhammad, may peace be on him, was the light for the Dark Ages. John Davenport writes in, An apology […]

John William Draper another scholar banned in his time

George Santayana is well known for the saying, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  If we have to follow his advice there are three names we cannot forget, Andrew Dickson White, Joseph Priestly and John William Draper.  All three of them wonderfully exposed the vulnerabilities of Christianity in general and Catholic Church […]

Christianity is sandwiched between Judaism and Islam

By Zia H Shah MD King David sings praises of God and glorifies Him in Psalm after Psalm, without knowing anything about Jesus Christ, as he preceded him by almost seven centuries.  Are we to believe that King and the Prophet David had very limited or incomplete understanding of God? I think not! According to […]

A Word Common between the Abrahamic Faiths!

We the Muslims, the Christians and the Jews are children of, in a manner of speaking, the two sons of Abraham, Isaac and Ishamael.  There is a lot more that joins us than separates us.  The three religious traditions have been in constant interaction with each other for centuries and have borrowed a lot from each […]

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 […]

A watershed moment for China: Islam or Christianity?

By Zia H Shah MD Like it or not, but Islam and Christianity have been two missionary religions, which have been struggling to win the hearts and minds of humanity for centuries and they are not going to change their character, just because some agnostics or atheists do not like it.  As a Muslim, belonging […]

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 […]

March 2011 Alislam-eGazette: The Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani

Friday sermon about Ruhani Khazain By Khalifatul Masih V, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad on Dec 31st 2010 In view of the coming new year, Hudhur said tonight when the world will be busy dancing, consuming alcohol and getting excited, especially in the Western world, we should make the promise in the Presence of God that […]

Trinity and other dogma at the point of sword: Christianity drips with blood!

Every day radical Muslims make headlines in creating violence of one form or the other in one or the other part of the globe. They draw condemnation of the international community and the media and rightly so. But, this also creates two illusions, one that Islam may be associated with violence and that Christianity may […]

Tribute to Islam, the Prophet Muhammad and Quran by non-Muslim writers

I invite all Muslims and fair minded Christians and others to make it an international repository about all the positive things and tribute that non-Muslims writers have offered about Islam, its prophet and its scripture. The Holy Prophet Muhammad had to engage in defensive warfare, but was very mindful of casualties on both sides. The […]

Alhazen: the Father of Optics and the First Scientist

Anyone who has ever used vision glasses or contact lenses, taken a picture with a camera or watched television has a reason to be thankful to the Father of Optics, Alhazen.Latinized as Alhazen, in full, Abū Alī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham, born c. 965, Basra, Iraq, died c. 1040, Cairo, Egypt, according to Encyclopedia Britannica, “mathematician […]

A Christian and an agnostic debate the question of suffering.

… “From the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been breathed, by the Creator, into a few forms or into one; and […]

The Old Testament versus the New Testament

“And the Jews say, ‘The Christians stand on nothing;’ and the Christians say, ‘The Jews stand on nothing;’ while they both read the same Book. Even thus said those who had no knowledge, like what they say. But Allah shall judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they disagree.” (Al Quran […]

9/11 and Islam: Islam unreservedly condemns every form of terrorism

By: Laiq Ahmed Atif, President Ahmadiyya Community Malta: Today the world is facing great threats of terrorism. Thousands of innocent people have been killed and still there seems to be no end to this cruelty. Some blame Islam as a religion of grave terror and bloodshed. But, in reality, there is no connection between Islam and terrorism at […]

Muhammad in the Bible

By Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad A … question, the answer to which should throw light on the question relating to the need of the Quran, is: Did earlier religions regard themselves as final? Or did they believe in a kind of spiritual progression which was due to culminate in a universal teaching for the guidance […]

Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Redirected from Khalifatul Masih II) Khalifatul Masih II Leader of the Faithful (Amir al-Mu’minin) Khaifatul Masih II in 1924 Caliphate March 14, 1914 to November 7, 1965 Preceded by Hakeem Noor-ud-Din Succeeded by Mirza Nasir Ahmad Personal Information Name Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad Born January 12, 1889 Qadian, British India […]

The Gospel of Matthew: the most Jewish gospel

This popular article was first written in May of 2010, for Google-knol. It is one of the four canonical Gospels and is perhaps the most Jewish of all the Gospels with maximum stress on following the Jewish Law. It was written around 80 AD about ten years after the Gospel of Mark. According to Encyclopedia […]

The veil, Hijab or Burqa?

Where should we draw the line regarding the female wardrobe? Do we have to? Can it be left to the discretion of each of our sister, mother, daughter or wife, as the case me be? You be the judge!  Some additional issues and choices have come up lately: It was reported in British newspaper Telegraph, […]

Maria: Pope Benedict XVI on the Mother of God

Reviewed and refuted by Khaula Rehman MD Source / Courtesy: December, 2010 Alislam-eGazette Prologue: In the Muslim tradition Jesus, may peace be on him, was a noble prophet and Mother Mary was paragon of virtue and piety. Having said that I embark on reviewing and refuting claims made without proof in the book, ‘Maria: Pope […]

Muslim Americans Celebrate New Years in Times Square

Muslim Americans spread the message of peace in New York’s Times Square on New Years Eve. Source / Courtesy: CNN ireport Around one million people gathered in the Time Square last night to celebrate New Year eve. Among them were Muslims spreading the message of peace. Just like their previous campaigns where flyers were distributed […]

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: An Introduction

The Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani, the Founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community In  the 19th century, Islam as a religion and Muslims as a nation were  helpless. Muslim empires were crumbling all over the world. In the  subcontinent of India, the Mughal Empire was brought down by the British. Islam was being attacked by all other faiths in such […]

Terrorism has no Religion

Muslim Sunrise, the oldest Muslim publication of North America, came out with its Winter 2010 volume against terrorism. A religion should not be judge by the acts of a minority of outlaws regardless of their claimed religious affimilation. Christians should not be judge by the acts of their brothers in Serbia or Ireland. Christianity should […]

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V

Born on 15th September 1950 in Rabwah, Pakistan, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s headquarter, he was the founding principal of the Ahmadiyya Secondary School Salaga, a school in the northern region of Ghana, where he served for two years. This school is progressing very well to this day.  His success at this school made him the […]

Al Biruni: One of the Greatest Pioneers of Science

Abū Rayḥān Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Bīrūnī (Persian: ابوریحان محمد بن احمد بیرونی), often known as Alberuni, Al Beruni or variants, (born 5 September 973 in Kath, Khwarezm (now in Uzbekistan), died 13 December 1048 in Ghazni, today’s Afghanistan) was a Persian scholar and polymath of the 11th century.[1][2] The early Muslims duplicated the technique of […]

Demystifying Quantum Physics: You Need it for Your Faith

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD: If my articles are boring to you, it may be that you need to read more of them, as was suggested by John Cage, one of the most influential American composers of the 20th century, “If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If […]

Islam and Science — Concordance or Conflict

By Professor Abdus Salam Einstein once remarked, “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” Human wisdom cannot flourish without proper understanding of both and their interaction, as so succinctly highlighted by Einstein. Dr. Abdus Salam quoted in his ‘Nobel speech’ from the verses of the Holy Quran at a time when it […]

Hebrew Old Testament versus the Greek Old Testament: Septuagint, explains the glossed over story!

Greek version has several books that were not in the original Hebrew Old Testament.  The translated version into Greek is called Septuagint.  The word ‘version,’ is more fitting than ‘translation,’ because of dramatic differences! The following is copied from Wikipedia and details will follow in the comment section. The Septuagint ( /ˈsɛptjuːəˌdʒɪnt/), or simply “LXX“, is an […]