Tuesday, July 28, 2015

India: Khurshid Ahmad Parbhakar Derwaish passed away after brief illness in Qadian

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In mid-1940s 313 devotees came to Qadian to protect the holy sites on the call of the Ahmadiyya spiritual leader and they came to be known as Darweshan-e Qadian. 

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By Ch. Maqbool Ahmad | July 28, 2015

One month ago Khurshid Ahmad Parbhakar had predicted about his own death.

Khurshid Ahmad Parbhakar Derwaish passed away here in Qadian today after a brief illness. He last breathed at 4 A.M in Noor Hospital Qadian. He was 96 years old.

Born at village Dhani Dev in Tehsil Narowal of Sialkot District in current day Pakistan, Khurshid Parbhakar came to Qadian on the call of late Hazrat  Mirza Bashir-ud Din Mehmood Ahmad 2nd Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at, to protect the holy places at the time of the Indo-Pak partition.

In mid-1940s 313 devotees came to Qadian to protect the holy sites on the call of the Ahmadiyya spiritual leader and they came to be known as Darweshan-e Qadian.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Perspective: No, Islam Is Not Inherently Misogynistic. Here's Why. | Bina Shah

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"The advent of Islam sought not only to introduce a new kind of social order but to limit the excesses of Meccan society, which directly harmed women and girls."

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By Bina Shah | July 23, 2015

Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani pop singer turned Islamic preacher, landed himself in hot water when he recently made misogynistic remarks on television. Erroneously trying to prove that women do not have an independent status of their own in Islam, he said, "Hazrat Maryam's (Mary's) name has been solely mentioned in the Holy Quran and that too because of Hazrat Isa (Jesus). Other than that, no other woman's name has been quoted in the Holy book. Also, Allah doesn't like it when a woman's name is mentioned in the Quran."

A "Ban Junaid Jamshed" movement sprang into life on social media within hours of the remarks being reported. Angered Pakistani women are urging people to boycott Jamshed's commercial ventures, which include a butcher shop and a clothing line.

Sadly, many people in the Muslim world share Jamshed's attitudes to greater or lesser degrees; literalists and the orthodox everywhere use the Quran and Hadiths, or sayings of the Prophet, to justify their misogyny, interpreting allegorical scripture with malicious literalism. They twist and distort the scripture's meanings, intent and context, until the true meaning of those verses has been obliterated. They disregard the fact that those verses pertaining to men and women were meant to introduce a balance between the sexes in a paganistic Arab society that had no concept of harmony and cooperation between men and women.

Pakistan: Salman Taseer vigil attackers sentenced to five years

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On Salman Taseer's death anniversary this year, an attack was carried out by these miscreants when members of civil society gathered at Liberty Chowk to light candles in the slain politician’s memory.

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By Staff Report | July 27, 2015

LAHORE (Staff Report) – An anti-terrorism court on Monday sentenced five men of three-five years imprisonment for attacking a candlelight vigil organised to mark death anniversary of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer in the start of this year.

During Monday’s hearing, the ATC judge sentenced Adeel, Furqan and Kashif to five year imprisonment and fined Rs20,000 each. Two other men – Iftikhar and Wazir Ali – have been sent to jail for three years.

On his death anniversary this year, an attack was carried out bythese miscreants when members of civil society gathered at Liberty Chowk to light candles in the slain politician’s memory.

Perspective: Real Muslims remain proud Americans | Letter - Ahsan M. Khan

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Some of my close friends are Muslims and in the Marines, where they can practice Islam in uniform. This is what makes America great. What this cowardly shooter did in Chattanooga was an insult to the very religion he proclaimed to follow.

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By Ahsan M. Khan | July 24, 2015

Every day U.S. Marines put their lives on the line to defend us from threats to our nation. As a Muslim living in America, I’m indebted to the Marines for granting us the freedoms we enjoy in this great nation, such as the ability to practice our faith freely.

Some of my close friends are Muslims and in the Marines, where they can practice Islam in uniform. This is what makes America great. What this cowardly shooter did in Chattanooga was an insult to the very religion he proclaimed to follow.

May God bring comfort to the families of the fallen, and continue to protect us from those who seek to attack both our country, and our faith.

USA: Obama Slams Huckabee Over #IranDeal-Holocaust Comparison

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“The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are, I think, part of just a general pattern that we’ve seen would be considered ridiculous if it weren’t so sad.”

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By Igor Bobic | July 27, 2015

"Ridiculous if it weren't sad."

WASHINGTON --  President Barack Obama fired back at former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Monday after the 2016 Republican presidential candidate invoked the specter of the Holocaust in comments regarding the Iran nuclear deal.

“The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are, I think, part of just a general pattern that we’ve seen would be considered ridiculous if it weren’t so sad,” Obama said during a press conference in Ethiopia.

In an interview on Saturday, Huckabee, who is a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, said the president would "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven." The former governor has since been trumpeting his comments on social media, even making a graphic that highlighted the quote in bold. [ More ...]

Perspective: New Light on the History of the Quranic Text? | Joseph E. B. Lumbard

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[R]ecent studies have demonstrated that the earliest Islamic literature on variant readings of the Quran is for the most part reliable..

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By Joseph E. B. Lumbard | July 24, 2015

The recent discovery of an early manuscript of the Quran has received extensive media attention, appearing on BBC, CNN and even above the fold on the front page of the New York Times. But in the broader context of recent scholarship on early manuscripts of the Quran, Birmingham M 1572 does not radically change the field. Combined with other manuscripts, however, it contributes to a growing body of evidence that the early Islamic sources, as Carl Ernst observes, "still provide a more compelling framework for understanding the Qurʾan than any alternative yet proposed."

In recent years, the field of Quranic Studies in the West has been undergoing a paradigm shift brought about by the discovery and scholarly analysis of the earliest Quranic manuscripts. The most recent scientific analysis of the earliest available Quranic manuscripts conducted by Behnam Sadeghi of Stanford University demonstrates that much of what we know to be the Quran today can be dated to the year 670 AD, or earlier. For the earliest extant manuscript to have undergone extensive analysis, radiocarbon dating gives "a 68% probability of belonging to the period between AD 614 to AD 656. It has a 95% probability of belonging to the period between AD 578 and AD 669."

Perspective: Chattanooga tragedy requires us to pledge loyalty to America | Sohail Z. Husain

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A bulk of the youth of my Ahmadiyya Muslim Community joined in parades across the U.S. on Independence Day weekend.

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By Sohail Z. Husain, M.D | July 26, 2015

Several states have appropriately beefed up security at military recruitment centers in the wake of the Chattanooga shooting tragedy.

This Muslim-American would add that the best way to counter the threat of radicalization (of any group) is to inculcate the golden values of loyalty and common respect.

That’s why a bulk of the youth of my Ahmadiyya Muslim Community joined in parades across the U.S. on Independence Day weekend. They proudly donned “Muslims for Loyalty” T-shirts and widely handed out American flags that bore our official motto, “Love for All, Hatred for None.”

While ISIS wages a noxious campaign to brainwash “lone wolfs” into committing senseless acts of violence in their homeland and, in so doing, defame the noble religion of Islam, the spiritual Caliph of my Community his Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad instead calls on all fair-minded Muslims to heed the instructions of the Prophet Mohammed, who said that love for your country is integral to your faith.

Muslim-Americans should recognize that they have not only a civic responsibility, but also a religious duty, to protect their nation against anyone who would do harm.

Germany: Ahmadiyya Charity Walk Brings In 1760 Euros

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Nearly 100 runners began at the start in the Rennwiese stadium in Reutlingen on Saturday. There will be more in the coming years in Achalmstadt, it is hoped. 

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By Reutlinger Nachrichten | JUly 26, 2015

The point is what gets it done. Physical activity combined with active community involvement creates benefits on both sides - for themselves and their fellow human beings.

"We want to do good together," Shakeel Ahmad Umar explained with near-modesty at the sports facility Rennwiese on Saturday afternoon.

Charity Walks have been organized nationwide by the Ahmadiyya community since 2007.

Over the weekend there were eight charity runs nationwide from Worms to Freising over the two days.

Nearly 100 runners were at the start in the Rennwiese stadium in Reutlingen on Saturday. There will be even more in the coming years in Achalmstadt, it is hoped.

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