The Absoluteness of the Certainty of God’s Existence

By Andrew Conway Ivy (1893-1978) Albert Einstein said, “The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.” In this article Andrew […]

Foundation of our morality: Islamic and Judeo-Christian tradition!

If we examine our morality in its extreme situations we may realise that clearly there are religious implications and our morality came from God and perhaps cannot fully exist without God. Our morality is rooted in the prophets of God who revealed to us the absolute standards of our Creator against murder and incest for […]

The Holy Quran in the eyes of fair-minded Christian writers

The famous British historian Thomas Carlyle writes: “One other circumstance we must not forget: that he (Muhammad) had no school-learning; of the thing we call school-learning none at all.  The art of writing was but just introduced into Arabia; it seems to be the true opinion that Muhammad never could write! Life in the Desert, […]

February 2010 Alislam-eGazette: Islam and Science

By Khalifatul Masih II, Hadhrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad Here is a lecture by Hadhrat ‘Musleh Maoud’ on the subject of Religion and Science, given at Islamia College Science Union meeting in Lahore on 3rd March 1927. This lecture’s usefulness cannot be over-stated. Original article in Urdu can be found in Anwarul Uloom online. A […]

Meteors: Establish the truth of the Holy Quran

Abstract The mention of meteors is ubiquitous in the present day Western society. A week does not pass when we do not hear in a scientific documentary that the dinosaurs became extinct by a meteor strike some 60 million years ago. But, such familiarity with the meteors was not always the case. And We (Allah) […]

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 […]

We Get Upset, Angry and even Mad: Therefore, God Exists!

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD And He (Allah) revealed to it (conscience) the ways of evil and the ways of righteousness – He, indeed, prospers who purifies it (conscience), And he is ruined who corrupts it. (Al Quran 91:9-11) The characters in Shakespeare drama Macbeth are based on real life historical figures. […]

How Europe came to forget about its Arabic heritage

BY ABDUL HAQ COMPIER Source / Courtesy: January 2011, Alislam-eGazette Summary: Traditional education about Western civilisation tells the story of how around 1500, Greek texts recovered the lost memory of Europe’s Greek and Roman past and unleashed an era of progress in science and civilisation called the Renaissance. In fact, the progress in civilisation had begun in […]

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 […]

Age of Reason by Thomas Paine in the Islamic light

Mark Twain said, “It took a brave man before the Civil War to confess he had read the Age of Reason … I read it first when I was a cub pilot, read it with fear and hesitation, but marveling at its fearlessness and wonderful power.” In 18th century Thomas Paine was a believer and […]

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 […]

Saint Augustine did build a bridge from Christian tradition to Islam!

Saint Augustine said, “Let the bible be a book for you so that you may hear it; let the sphere of the world be also a book for you so that you may see it.”  In this saying he suggests a paradigm that word of God or scripture should be in accord with the act […]

Muslim Leader Calls for Jihad against extremism and oppression

  “Lack of justice leading to increased terrorism and sectarianism” – Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad The Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in India concluded on 28 th December in Qadian with a powerful and faith inspiring address by the World Head of the community, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, who addressed the […]

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences

This is the title of a very famous article in mathematics by Eugene Wigner. The article and its title reminds me of the verses of the Holy Quran that Dr. Abdus Salam mentioned, during his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in Physics, in 1979: Blessed is He (Allah) in Whose hand is the kingdom, […]

Shariah Law Concept of Enforcement

Source / Courtesy: Muslim Sunrise, Fall 2011 By Dr. Lutf ur Rehman The idea of implementation of Shariah Law through the legislative process of a country is not new. Muslim majority countries have faced this debate for many decades. The driving force behind such ideas is usually politico-religious parties who find it very hard to […]

Not possible to refuse Muhammad rationally: Analyzing William Montgomery Watt

William Montgomery Watt called Muhammad, may peace be on him, ‘one of the greatest sons of Adam,’ he regarded the Holy Quran as divinely inspired, though not infallible, yet he continued to be an apologist for Christianity all his life. Is there any rational way to reconcile Watt’s views? The more we study Watt and […]

The Constitution of Medina: the First written Constitution of the World

The constitution of Medina and not the Magna Carta was the first ever constitution describing a pluralistic society. In this article I will collect the description of the constitution from various biographers and introduce my understanding based on all these different sources. Mark Graham writes: Muhammad’s brilliance lay in politics as well as spirituality. One […]

Islamic Law in Western Nations

Source / Courtesy: Muslim Sunrise By Azhar Ahmed Hussain: a Juris Doctor candidate at Hofstra University School of Law. Islamic law and western countries have a unique relationship that spans nearly 900 years, a relationship that, due to misconception and manufactured hysteria, is undergoing an era of tension.  Many of Islam’s most fervent opponents often […]

Prof John Makdisi traces the Islamic Origins of the Common Law

This is work under progress.  But, you could read his magnum opus by ordering the North Carlina Law Review article from a Library or by ordering his books from Amazon: Makdisi, John A. (June 1999), “The Islamic Origins of the Common Law”, North Carolina Law Review 77 (5): 1635–1739 Professor John A. Makdisi concludes in […]

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 […]

Umar Farooq: Who pioneered religious freedom for the whole of humanity!

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD The following is a slightly modified version of a short speech I gave in Vestal High School, New York to show that Islam is a religion of peace and that revelation has contributed in a big way to human knowledge and history. When the Holy Prophet Muhammad, […]

Faith and reason: an invitation to the Christians

Albert Einstein said, “The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.” “I do not feel obliged to believe that the […]

Two natures of Jesus: another Christian mystery!

By Zia H Shah MD If one tries to genuinely understand or conceptualize the dual or hybrid nature of Jesus rationally, one is likely to be led to the truth, away from Trinitarian faith to Unitarianism, be it Christianity, Judaism or Islam. Jesus is a man and God the father is divine! In logical terms […]

Unity of God and superiority of Islam

By: Laiq Ahmed Atif, President Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Malta Some time ago, during a discussion with friend, we came to know of a woman from Australia, who’s sole mission was to unite all mankind at one point. I asked him that does she believe in a single entity, the central focus of the universe, – […]

Did Jesus Rise From The Dead: Prof. Bart Ehrman Vs William Lane Craig

All of us have known cases of successful resuscitation, but, none of us has ever known resurrection or anyone rising from the dead.  So, rising from the dead is an extra-ordinary claim and extra-ordinary claims require extra-ordinary proofs and the Christian apologist provide very little, with the exception of a few stories, from 2000 years […]

The last supper: A fiction opposing the account of Garden of Gethsemane

Jesus’ heartfelt prayers in the garden of Gethsemane, a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, most famous as the place where, according to Biblical texts, Jesus and his disciples are said to have prayed the night before Jesus was put on cross, tell us that he did not want to […]

The Muslim Times condemns Christmas carnage in Nigeria; 5 churches bombed

Source of info: CNN   Jos, Nigeria (CNN) — A string of bombs struck churches in five Nigerian cities Sunday, leaving dozens dead and wounded on the holiday, authorities and witnesses said. The blasts mark the second holiday season that bombs have hit Christian houses of worship in the west African nation. In a statement […]

Did Jesus rise in a physical body or a spiritual one?

By Zia H Shah MD My dear Christians, OK, you have been long indoctrinated in the Christian dogma for generations, so you do not immediately understand the swoon hypothesis, the theory that Jesus went into a swoon on the cross and may have been just resuscitated and not resurrected. But consider this, if he was […]

Jesus and Mary are loved by Muslims too

By: Laiq Ahmed Atif, President Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Malta Each year, with the start of December, many discussions, publications, activities are directly focused on the topic of ‘Christmas’; in brief, Christmas becomes the talk of the town. Streets become brighter with different lights and decorations; homes, shops and offices are also very well decorated, in […]

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 […]

Islamophobes are anti-semites by definition!

Arabs are Semites and Arabic is a Semitic language and hence Islamophobia is antisemitism by definition! In linguistics and ethnology, Semitic (from the Biblical “Shem“, Hebrew: שם‎, translated as “name”, Arabic: ساميّ‎) was first used to refer to a language family of largely Middle Eastern origin, now called the Semitic languages. This family includes the […]

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 […]

Contrasting the Christian and the Muslim concept of hell

The Islamic concept is that the hell is not eternal and every one who does not believe in Islam is not condemned; mitigating circumstances apply. According to Islam everyone will be judged based on his or her life experiences. The same cannot be said for the conventional view of Christianity, but liberal authors like Pastor […]

A Man of God: Mirza Tahir Ahmad

This is the story of an astonishing man. He leads a holy war of words to unite all the world’s religions under Islam. God speaks to him directly he says and guides all his decisions. When General Zia, back then President of Pakistan, persecuted his followers, he challenged him to a prayer duel as Muhammad, […]

Book of the week: Connivance by Silence

This book covers several themes and many messages to different groups of Muslims around the world.  The underlying message is that under a defeatist mindset, Muslim scholars adopted politically expedient positions through fatwas many of which are contrary to the scripture.  This was established through the Investigative Commission established in Pakistan in 1953-54.   Their report […]

Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity

This is a very useful book by Walter Bauer originally written in German and translated in English in 1970s. It clarifies the Catholic Church’s propaganda about the early history of Christianity. Some reviews The Reception of Walter Bauer’s “Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity” during the Last Decade Daniel J. Harrington The Harvard Theological Review […]

The Gospel of Mark: in Search of an Ending!

When believing Christians look at any information with the assumption that Jesus died for their sins on the cross and rose from the dead on the third day, then regardless of the information, they bend it to their ends, as they are looking through the colored lenses of their biases and preconceived ideas. However, if […]

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's message of Loyalty, Freedom, Respect, Equality and Peace

Laiq Ahmed Atif, President Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Malta was interviewed by Mr. Ivan Bartolo in his morning show “Stenbaħ” on Favorite Channel on 20.12.2011. In this interview the campaign of Peace Leaflets was discussed and Atif explained this campaign and the message of Loyalty, Freedom, Respect, Equality and Peace.

True Nature of Divine Revelations

Source / Courtesy: Muslim Sunrise, Winter 2011 volume By Zia H Shah MD Christopher Hitchens has been called one of the four horsemen of neo-Atheism.  In a very well attended and televised debate in Mexico in 2009, regarding evolution and religion, he along with Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett represented atheism against theist debaters.  In a friendly […]

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We are Muslims who believe in the Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani. The main site to know about Ahmadiyyat: True Islam is We are the official website of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to present Islam to the Christian, agnostic and atheist readers in a user friendly fashion.  Additionally, this is a forum, where readers […]

Sir Zafrulla Khan, a Polymath: Introducing Islam to the West

Encylopaedia Britannica states about Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan:   “Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan was a Pakistani politician, diplomat, and international jurist, known particularly for his representation of Pakistan at the United Nations (UN). The son of the leading attorney of his native city, Zafrulla Khan studied at Government College in Lahore and received his LL.B. from King’s […]

The Root Cause of Terrorism: An Unholy Thought

This article examines the root cause, regardless of the religious or the political affiliation of the perpetrator. There is an often quoted saying, “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” In […]