Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Origins of Hajj Lecture & The Hajj Exhibition

 A Joint AMSA and MKA-RA Event: Origins of Hajj Lecture followed by a Khuddam group visit to the Hajj Exhibition at the British Museum

Event: Origins of Hajj Lecture followed by visit to the Hajj Exhibition at the British Museum
Date: Friday 10th February
Venue: UCL (Cruciform Lecture Theatre 2, Cruciform Building, Gower street, London, WC1E 6JF) & British Museum
Speaker: Hafiz Ijaz Tahir

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Poor As A Nation

Yesterday was the birthday of Dr Abdus Salam. He was born on the 29th January 1926. This post is in honor of him.

by Professor Dr. Abdus Salam (Nobel Laureate)

The Review of Religions, June 1990

(An analysis of relationship between lack of education and poverty by Nobel Laureate, Professor Dr. Abdus Salam, Director, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. The following article was published in the Urdu monthly magazine `Tahzeebul Akhlaq’, Aligarh Muslim University, India, January 1986. Rendered into English by Mr. Zakaria Virk, Kingston, Canada.)

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AMSA Events Alert: Did Jesus Die (UCL); Islam and Terrorism (QMUL)

UCLU AMSA Presents

“Did Jesus Die” BBC documentary screening and Q&A with director

Wednesday 18th January 2012 at 6 pm – 8.30 pm

Location: Cruciform Lecture Theatre 2, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, University College London (UCL), London, WC1E 6JF (map)

“Did Jesus Die?” is a documentary produced by Richard Denton, ex-director in the BBC,presenting a theory of crucifixion that originated with Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (peace be upon him), founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The documentary will be asking the question as to whether Jesus(peace be upon him) in fact survived the crucifixion and whether his being seen after the crucifixion was an example of survival rather than resurrection.

The documentary then examines the question as to where Jesus (peace be upon him) disappeared after the crucifixion, by investigating various claims that he travelled to the south of France and even England. Finally, the documentary raises the evidence that Jesus (peace be upon him) travelled to India, Tibet and Nepal before dying at an old age and being buried there in the Khan Yar quarter of Srinagar, Kashmir, India, where his tomb is said to reside.Following the film screening, a Q&A will be held with Richard Denton, director of “Did Jesus Die?” to answer any questions pertaining to his personal views on the theories covered in the screening, as well as his own experience of visiting the purported tomb of Jesus (peace be upon him). An additional guest to the Q&A will be Arif Khan, a representative of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association. Arif Khan runs the largest website about the purported tomb of Jesus (peace be upon him) (http://www.tombofjesus.com/).

It is hoped that this event will demonstrate a different aspect of Jesus’ beauty and success and a life of his, hitherto unknown.

COME AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS! ALL ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

Peace,
UCLU AMSA President
uclu.amsa@gmail.com | FacebookGroupspaces

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Queen Mary AMSA Presents

Islam and Terrorism

Thursday 26th January 2012 at 6 pm – 8.30 pm

Location: Bancroft 1.01.2 Lecture Theater, Francis Bancroft, Mile End,
Queen Mary University, E1 4NS (map)

Yet another year starts with increased sectarian violence and continued terrorist attacks. It is only natural for the public to assume that within the religion of Islam there must lie some justification for such horror.

QMUL AMSA are thus hosting an event to dispel any such thoughts: ‘Islam & Terrorism – Your Questions Answered’ will take place on Thursday 26th January here at QMUL. It will elucidate the true teachings of Islam on the subject of terrorism and apostasy, before answering common allegations against the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The speaker will then go on to explain the origins of ‘Islamic’ terrorism, before giving what AMSA feels is the cure to the cancer of extremism.

COME AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS! ALL ARE WELCOME!

Peace,

Queen Mary AMSA President
qmulamsa@gmail.com


Quantum Theory – Sign of a Personal God

[This article was published both in the Muslim Sunrise and the Muslim Times.  Source: Muslim Sunrise, Fall 2011 by Zia H Shah MD and Sardar Anees Ahmad, Link

Determinism

A deist believes God created the universe, but rejects the notion of a Personal God – a God who answers prayers or intervenes in human affairs. Many deists are strict determinist, believing that causality governs the entire universe. Albert Einstein, by his own admission, held such a conception of God, “I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.  My God created laws that take care of that.  His universe is not ruled by wishful thinking, but by immutable laws.”[1]

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The Bee Revelation


English: Honeybee (Apis mellifera) landing on ...
A single honey bee worker produces about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.

The Holy Qur’an mentions six types of revelations of Allah to His creation. The first and foremost of them is the revelation to the Prophets (1,2).

“Surely, We have sent revelation to thee, as We sent revelation to Noah and the Prophets after him; and We sent revelation to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and his children and to Jesus and Job and Jonah and Aaron and Solomon, and We gave David a Book.” [Al-Nisa', 4:164]

In addition five types of non-prophetic revelations are also mentioned in the Holy Qur’an. Continue reading