Is Fasting Just About Food?
Found in one form or another, fasting is a ritual common to most major religions. Explore this ancient discipline from the lens of various religious faiths and asses the similarities and differences between the practices adopted today.
Fasting in School: A Religious Obligation?
If going without food for a certain amount of time affects study and growth, why then would Islam prescribe such a discipline, especially for children? (Waqar Ahmedi - UK)
Seeking Spirituality Through Fasting
In the human body when a particular sense is inhibited it automatically sharpens the others. Similarly when one suppresses their hunger, their spiritual faculties are sharpened. Throughout the history of mankind prophets, saints and sages have all used this discipline in order to form 32 a connection with the Almighty (Serjeel Ahmad - Canada)
What happens when we close our eyes and we exhale our last breath? History and religion in particular have made mention of a life after death, but with no man returning from beyond the grave, is there a reality beyond this one? (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - The Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as))
The Equality of Women and Their Role in Society
At the concluding address of the Waqf-e-Nau ijtema 2017, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmadaba urges young women to use their education to further the cause of their faith. (Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad - Khalifatul Masih V(aba))
Prayer And Planning Are Two Natural Demands
(Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - The Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as))
A Glimpse into the Life of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa
(Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad - Khalifatul Masih II(ra))
The Persecution of the Messiahs and Their Early Followers
Prophets have always been persecuted in their own time. However there are striking similarities between the persecution of Jesusas and the Promised Messiahaswho appeared in the latter days. (Bilal Atkinson; Hartlepool - UK)
The ECJ Headscarf Ruling: Why It Doesn’t Make Legal, Moral or Common Sense
In March, the European Court of Justice ruled that an employer could ban visible religious symbols. This clearly impedes Muslim women who wear the headscarf for religious purposes—and makes our society less tolerant and free in the process. (Shazia Bhatti London - UK)
Why Religion Shouldn’t Be Pushed Aside at Work
Th ECJ ruling on the headscarf makes it difficult for different and diverse perspectives to meet and learn from one another in the workplace. (Meliha Hayat London - UK)
Achieving the Real Purpose of Life
Money, fast cars, villas are all seen to be the key to a successful life, however does this really grant true contentment in life? Materialism and worldly pursuits are driving people further and further away from the real purpose why man was placed on this earth…yet the real key to contentment is not in material things. (Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - The Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as))
Arrogance and Mischief are Evil
(Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - The Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as))
Losing Your Head, Keeping Your Cool
In the 1950s, Vladimir Demikhov was the first scientist to conduct a head-transplant surgery on a dog. However, with the increasingly rapid progress in science, new frontiers are being explored where we could potentially see the resurrection of head-transplant surgery in humans. (Azhaar Ashraf - UK)
Proper Upbringing of Children
(Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - The Promised Messiah and Mahdi (as))
A Glimpse into The Life of The Holy Prophet Muhammadsa
(Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad - Khalifatul Masih II(ra))
The Berlin Mosque Plan of 1923
The historic blueprints of the Berlin Mosque Plan of 1923 reveal a truly tremendous and monumental plan by Hazrat Mirza Bashir-Ud- Din Mahmud Ahmadra, Second Khalifah and Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, for the propagation of Islam. The mosque was to be one of biggest in Europe in its time and was to serve as the centre for Islam in Europe. The author traces its history back to the early phase of this grand project. (Muhammad Luqman Majoka - Germany)