Monthly Archives: September 2010

Professor S. Misbah Deen’s response to Stephen Hawking

I received an article in my inbox this morning from S. Misbah Deen, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at Keele University, in which he responds to Professor Stephen Hawking’s claim last week, that the Universe did not need a Creator. … Continue reading

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General Petreaus issues warning about launch of ‘International burn the Qur’an day’ on 9/11 anniversary

A Christian evangelical group, the Dove World Outreach Center, based in Florida, USA, is to launch an ‘International burn the Koran Day’ on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, this Saturday. The US military commander in Afghanistan, General Petreaus, has warned … Continue reading

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Ramadan Reading – Part 2

Back in the mid 1990’s I purchased a copy of Revelations of the Unseen (Futuh al-Ghayb) by Shaykh ‘Abdal Qadir al-Jilani. The English translation of the book had been undertaken by Muhtar Holland who had also earlier translated Imam al-Ghazali’s … Continue reading

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Ramadan Reading – Part 1

As we enter the last few days of Ramadan I thought I would over the next couple of days share some short passages from a few of the books I have been reading this month. I’ll begin today with an extract from Muhammad … Continue reading

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The madness of the Pakistani Taliban

Just a few days after I lamented what had become of Pakistan’s aspiration to be a refuge for the subcontinent’s Muslims, a Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber yesterday killed at least 54 people in Quetta who were taking part in a … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking and the denial of God

The cover story on the front page of The Times (behind a paywall, alas) yesterday was: ‘Hawking: God did not create Universe’. The story was based on extracts from Professor Stephen Hawking’s new book, The Grand Design, which is due to … Continue reading

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Pakistani Ambassador to UK sticks head in sand over cricket scandal

The Pakistani Ambassador to the UK, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, has told reporters that he believes the three Pakistani cricketers (Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif) at the centre of the corruption scandal that has rocked the game, were ‘set up’. … Continue reading

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