Tag: islam

Blasphemy and Islam: The Case of Asia Bibi

The streets are blocked. The schools closed. Mass disruption and hysteria runs throughout the land all the while the camera stares down at them squarely. They have their audience. Now the question remains: what has this achieved? This past week a clergy of Pakistani Muslims, along with their vacant-minded followers, have set their stage onto […]

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Science & Religion: Similarities and Differences

Science and religion. Friends or foes? The two fields have been in an intellectual and experimental dance since time immemorial, and still the curtains haven’t been drawn on the subject. Will there ever be reconciliation between the two? The criticism at present (and for some time) is that religion no longer produces visible results. This […]

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Is the Universe Intelligently Designed?

Introduction Our universe is remarkable. It is filled with immense displays of cosmic beauty, from the nebulae that give birth to stars, to the end of stars in dazzling supernovae. Yet by far the most remarkable fact of our universe is the existence of life itself. Our consciousness, born from the loins of the universe, […]

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Largest Ever Study on Alcohol Consumption Proves True Quranic Pronouncement 1400 years ago.

  Another day, another verse of the Quran corroborated by empirical science. This time, the precise wording of the Quran has been reiterated (unknowingly) in the actual conclusion of the study.

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Why Natural Selection Can’t Explain Evolution

  Though scientists often differ in their beliefs about the origin of life, there is one area that is widely thought of as being well understood, at least in principle — the evolution of life from its origin to all the complexity and variety we see today. The secret, it is said, is Darwinian Evolution.

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The Book of Life | Human Origins, Part 1

Introduction Rational Religion recently received a message from someone I’ll call ‘Sara.’ Sara used to be a Sunni Muslim. When her Muslim husband started to incline towards atheism, she began to explore scientific issues in order to find evidence for God.

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Book Review | Craig Considine’s “Islam, Race and Pluralism” Provides a Path to Unity

  By Damir Rafi | An Irish Muslim willing to sacrifice his life for his new country; A second-generation Pakistani in diaspora embodying the American Dream; an Ahmadi emigrating to America due to violent persecution in his previous homeland; a doctor working abroad to provide for his family thousands of miles away.

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The Stain on the American Flag: The Disease of White Supremacy and how to Eradicate it

  HORATIO             Have after. To what issue will this come? MARCELLUS       Something is rotten in the state of Denmark HORATIO             Heaven will direct it (Hamlet Act 1, Scene IV, William Shakespeare) Introduction Do you remember the time before Donald Trump’s […]

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Our Media Is Fuelling Terrorism & It Has Got To Stop

  Two co-ordinated attacks at different sites in Spain: Barcelona and Cambrils. Thirteen dead, over 100 injured, and we have heard the same words across the airwaves as we always do. “We are stronger together”. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and victims”. After the number of terrorist attacks that have occurred, I […]

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The Resurrection re-told for Christian sceptics

A poll this year conducted by the BBC found that 40% of all Christians don’t believe in the Resurrection story as portrayed in the Bible, with 25% not believing in it at all. The result? More Christians don’t believe in the Biblical Resurrection story than do believe in it!     So how should sceptical Christians — who now seem to […]

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