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English, Religion, 1 season, 115 episodes, 1 day, 2 hours, 36 minutes
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The Gift of a House from God: A True Story by Nayyar Khokhar

A true story of how the Pall family went from uncertainty in a new country to getting a house for free, all by God's grace.
4/15/20246 minutes, 27 seconds
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What Religious Jews Say About Israel | Let's Review Ep.3

What do 15,000 Jewish people in a London town think of the war in Palestine? We travelled to Stamford Hill, the heart of London, for our first in-person episode. Guests: Rabbi Elhanan Beck, Spokesperson Neturei Karta UK Rabbi Haim Sofre
3/7/202451 minutes, 4 seconds
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Hypocrisy and Double Standards: The Selective Justice of Western Leaders

A look at the hypocrisy and double standards of western leaders when it comes to the establishment of justice.
12/24/202310 minutes, 11 seconds
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Let's Review Ep.2: How Zionism Created Israel - Rabbi Dovid Weiss Explains

With the ongoing Israel / Palestine War - Can Jews and Muslims live together peacefully? A frank discussion with SPECIAL GUEST Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, from New York, global spokesperson for the Naturei Karta. …………………. Our guests: Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, from New York, global spokesperson for the Naturei Karta. Imam Zafir Malik, Associate Editor of The Review of Religions Amer Safir, Chief Editor of The Review of Religions
12/7/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 47 seconds
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Let’s Review Ep.1: Famous Rabbi from Jerusalem & an Imam Talk About Palestine

From our NEW podcast series ‘Let’s Review’ We ask, 'how much retribution is allowed according to the Torah and the Qur’an and is the bombing of Gaza justified?' This and much more...watch now! Panelists: Binyamin Lau, famous rabbi from Jerusalem, community leader, activist, author, & public speaker. Imam Imaduddin of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Haifa who is deeply engaged in interfaith relations between Jews and Arabs in the Holy Land.
12/7/202336 minutes, 48 seconds
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Prophecies And The Truth Of Islam by Azhar Goraya, Puerto Rico

To those seekers of truth who are confused by what the many religions of the world have to offer, I present what I hope can be the necessary filter from the clutter. That guiding principle is the fulfillment of prophecies.
12/2/20237 minutes, 4 seconds
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Judaism & Justice: Seeing the Truth of an ‘Eye for an Eye’ by Shahzad Ahmad, UK

Is the total destruction of Gaza a proportionate response to the action of Hamas? Can the disproportionate retaliation of Israel’s military action and the unprecedented loss of innocent civilians bring lasting peace?
11/16/20238 minutes, 41 seconds
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Inside 1889: ‘Eiffel Tower’ by Mansoor Dahri

Why is this year important to Ahmadi Muslims? What other significance does it have in history? How has it influenced the modern world?
10/21/20234 minutes, 57 seconds
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Jalsa Salana: Why Getting Together for God is Good for You by Zafir Malik

In line with the Islamic principle of gathering together, the Promised Messiah (as) initiated the Jalsa Salana.
9/25/20233 minutes, 15 seconds
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Jesus Descending from the Skies – A Big Issue for the Entire Ummah

Uncovering the misconceptions about the descent of Jesus a topic which is widely misunderstood in the Muslim ummah.
9/23/202311 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Life of Maulana Mubarak Ahmad Nazir – A Testament to the Power of Faith in God

The life and impact of Maulana Mubarak Ahmad Nazir serves as a true testament to the power of having complete faith in God
12/2/202216 minutes, 49 seconds
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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Dire Warning: ‘Intensifying Impacts of Climate Change’

IPCC's climate change report shows climate change is a dire warning and is a grave and mounting threat to our well-being and a healthy planet.
4/9/20225 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Blessings of God and His Caliph by Manal Odeh

Manal Odeh from Kababir shares faith inspiring incidents of the blessings that come from the prayers of the Ahmadiyya Caliph, Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba)
3/30/202210 minutes, 23 seconds
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Nuclear Famine - Radiation Exposure & Effects On Agriculture by Musa Sattar

With the shadows of mushroom clouds looming, the impacts of radiation on agriculture would be catastrophic.
3/28/20228 minutes, 23 seconds
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Hostages Taken At Texas Synagogue – No Tolerance For Anti - Semitism In Islam by Qasim Choudhary

Islam teaches that synagogues and all other places of worship must be protected and religious freedoms must be upheld for all.
2/22/20225 minutes, 48 seconds
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There Are No Grounds To Declare Ahmadis As Non - Muslims by Sarmad Naveed

Amidst a divided Muslim world, the Ahmadiyya Community embodies unity, and fulfils a statement made by the Holy Prophet (sa).
2/14/20228 minutes, 13 seconds
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World Wetlands Day — Our Responsibility by Musa Sattar - UK

On World Wetlands Day, we should reflect on the teachings of the Holy Qur'an which tell us to preserve the balance established on earth.
2/10/20223 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ageing, Spirituality And What Really Matters In The End by Hamaad Khan

Old age is inevitable, but scientists are trying to figure out ways to extend life. Islam teaches that true strength lies in our spiritual evolution not in...
2/8/20227 minutes, 8 seconds
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Special Series: Interview With 'Umme Taalay' - The Mother of Syed Taalay Ahmed Shaheed

The Review of Religions Women’s Section Presents An Exclusive Interview With ' Umme Taalay ', Amtushakoor Tayyaba Sahiba, - The Mother of Syed Taalay Ahmed Shaheed, 'A Diamond of Khilafat' 1990-2021.
2/2/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2021 by Jibran Raja, UK; Ahmad Daniyal Arif, UK

Who won the 2021 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences? Listen to this audio article to find out how three great economists contributed to the field.
1/28/20223 minutes, 32 seconds
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God’s Guiding Light Towards His Chosen Caliph by Farhat Mahmood

An incident showing how God guides people to follow His chosen Caliph -Mirza Masroor Ahmad
1/28/20224 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Power of Small Steps Toward God by Hasham Ahmad

A personal story showing how even the smallest of deeds can draw the pleasure of God.
1/25/20223 minutes, 37 seconds
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‘If you are French, you do not wear the hijab’: A Response to Lydia Guirous

Let’s set the record straight: if a woman wishes to wear the veil (i.e. the hijab), she is free to do so. The veil does not make her more or less French, since it is above all, a religious choice and not a political one.
1/20/20223 minutes, 33 seconds
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When Breath Becomes Air- A Lesson On Suffering by Qasim Choudhary, USA

The sooner we see the beauty in suffering, the sooner we will realise its cruciality in self development and growth. For tireless effort is a necessity of life otherwise one remains static and lifeless.
1/15/20226 minutes, 42 seconds
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A Universal Blueprint for Rooting Out Racism by Professor Amtul Razzaq Carmichael - UK

The superiority of humans is determined by God solely based on moral achievements judged by the way we fulfill our obligations and duties toward God and God’s creatures.
12/5/20214 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Champions Of Religious Freedom You Might Not Think Of by Sarmad Naveed

Over ten centuries before Jefferson drafted this bill, one of the greatest movements for the establishment of religious freedom was started… by Islam.
11/15/20214 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Best Richness Is The Richness Of The Soul- The Capitalist Dissociative Identity Disorder

Our societies have immersed us for centuries in a capitalist system, a capitalist culture and a capitalist existence. Far from being a set of economic rules and mechanisms, the ubiquity of capitalism offers us an intimate relationship with ourselves, a vision of direction and also of running beyond it.
11/1/20215 minutes, 48 seconds
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A Prayer In Prague: With Difficulty Comes Ease by Uzair Ahmad

I first found out that I couldn’t just walk down the street to a local government office to submit my visa application; I had to go to a Czech embassy in another country and submit the application there.
10/31/20217 minutes, 16 seconds
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Has the Pandemic made More People Believers? Here’s the Evidence by Sinwan Basharat

With the onset of COVID-19 religious affiliations, like many aspects of life, changed notably. In March 2020, Google searches for prayer reached the highest levels ever recorded in history.
10/15/20214 minutes, 41 seconds
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Fuel Shortage; Power of Prayer and God by Professor Amtul Razzaq Carmichael - UK

We had very little gas left in the car. Just before we arrived at the Sherpao Bridge, the fuel metre went red and the “E” sign started to flash. We still had the bridge to cross.
10/14/20212 minutes, 19 seconds
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 – Female German Gymnasts Cover Up And Reveal A Lot by Munavara Ghauri

The choice of the German women’s gymnastics team to wear full-body suits in the qualification round as a stand against sexualisation, according to The German Federation. One of the competitors, Sarah Voss, said she wished to be, ‘a role model for young gymnasts who don’t feel safe in every situation.’
10/7/20219 minutes, 5 seconds
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Should You Be Offended if a Muslim Doesn’t Offer You a Handshake? by Azhar Goraya

In many societies today, a handshake, hug or even a kiss on the cheek is seen as nothing out of the ordinary and is even viewed as part of everyday good manners. Nevertheless, a Muslim would be uncomfortable with sharing such physical gestures with members of the opposite gender unless they were close family or a spouse.
10/4/20218 minutes, 48 seconds
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Peace in the “Unfortunate Land” of Kabul; a Mission of Hope by Amtul Razzaq Carmichael, UK

The upcoming trajectory of events in Afghanistan appears to be horrific. Violence, murder, bloodshed, and anarchy appear inevitable. The human cost of war in Afghanistan is immense. Does it have to be this way? Would the unfortunate land of Kabul always remain a seat of violence and murder and stay deserted, ruined, dangerous, and destitute?
8/25/202111 minutes, 29 seconds
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Does Islam Forbid Women from Leaving the Home? Deconstructing the Myth by Nila Ahmad

I find this particular misconception interesting for any time I have received a question of this nature, you can be assured that I have encountered the questioner outside of my house in some public space.
7/10/20213 minutes, 19 seconds
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What Does Islam Have to Say About the ‘Male Gaze’? by Mahrukh Arif-Tayyeb

Have you ever watched a perfume commercial and wondered why half-naked women feature in almost all of them? Have you ever wondered why most of the music video clips choose to objectify women with unnecessary close-ups on their body? Well, that is what we call the ‘male gaze’.
7/4/202110 minutes, 30 seconds
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Turning the Tables – How Mullah-ism is Destroying Pakistan by Adeel Shah

In a country where the flag of mullah-ism is ubiquitous – at mosque podiums, loudspeakers in busy marketplaces, rallies all across the country – is the title of ‘Islamic Republic’ at all pertinent?
7/3/202116 minutes, 27 seconds
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TGIF – Thank Goodness It’s Friday by Khairul Baraih Hughes, USA

Friday is considered by many to be the best day of the week, as it marks the begins the weekend. For young people, Friday signifies freedom for the next few days, and for the parents, Friday signifies the beginning of a break from a full week’s work. But did you know that Friday carries a spiritual significance as well?
5/27/20214 minutes, 19 seconds
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Mosques And Women- What The BBC Got Wrong by Ayesha Mahmood Malik - UK

‘And perhaps no voice in history has been so tempered with, muted and modified than the voice of the Muslim woman.’ Our Law & Human Rights Section responds to a divisive BBC News article about women's access to mosques during Ramadan.
5/5/20219 minutes, 56 seconds
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Snapshot Stories- Zainab (ra) Daughter Of The Holy Prophet (sa)by Munavara Ghauri, UK

A snapshot of the remarkable lessons taught by the Holy Prophet (sa) and his daughter, Hazrat Zainab (ra) of love and forgiveness.
5/2/20215 minutes, 8 seconds
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Snapshot Stories- Fatima (ra) – Daughter Of The Holy Prophet (sa) by Munavara Ghauri

Fatima al Zahra (ra) was the youngest of the four daughters of the Holy Prophet (sa) and was much loved by all her family. She was pious, compassionate and generous. Her personal qualities reflected the beauty of her name ‘Zahra’, meaning a ‘blossoming flower’.
4/30/20215 minutes, 20 seconds
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5 Reasons To Read the Holy Qur’an by By Qasim Choudhary, USA

As the world races towards modernity and as some Muslims continue to display heedlessness towards the grandeur of the Holy Qur’an, some may wonder why we should recite a 7th-century archaic text revealed in the deserts of Arabia. Here are five reasons why you should read the Holy Qur’an.
4/12/20217 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Establishment of a Worldwide Spiritual Community, & Commemoration of a Life Looking Towards Hope

How will we act on lessons learnt from the pandemic? Do we just return to where we were, or do we try and envision a new world order based on justice and equality, compassion and kindness?
4/3/20213 minutes, 56 seconds
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An Impossible Request in Paraguay by Abdun Nur Ghalib Baten

An Ahmadi Missionary posted in Paraguay relied on the Power of God to help with a seemingly impossible request relating to residency in a new country.
3/16/20214 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Harvest of God’s Blessings by Musleh Shanboor

Where all his best efforts had failed him, and material means showed nothing but dead ends, he decided to put the matter before a Higher Power.
3/15/20213 minutes, 50 seconds
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Parenting in the Pandemic: Helping Children Cope with Mental Health by Sarah Waseem, UK

Across the world many countries are in lockdown as a result of the Covid19 pandemic. Whilst this has had an impact at all levels of our lives, there has been considerable concern about the potential impact of lockdowns on the mental health of children who have had their schooling online and have been separated from their peer networks. So, what does the evidence suggest and what can we do about it?
2/4/20217 minutes, 32 seconds
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World Hijab Day – Is Observing the Veil Based on My Choice or Your Opinion? by Munavara Ghauri

If you ask any practising Muslim woman in Britain what subject most strangers broach with her, I am convinced that she will respond ‘my hijab‘ or ‘my purdah (veil).’ [1] The questions which such women, including myself, are invariably asked by perplexed voices are: ‘Why do you cover your head?’ ‘Has your family forced you to wear that?’ ’Don’t you get hot?’
2/4/20217 minutes, 57 seconds
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My Hijab is Who I Am by Khalida Jamilah

Recently, a Muslim and hijab-wearing model, Halima Aden, posted several Instagram stories explaining why she quit the fashion industry, saying that she had been compromising her hijab (head covering and modest attire for Muslim woman). Aden was the first Muslim woman who wore a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant.
1/18/20215 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Call for a New Intellectual ‘Islamic Golden Age’ by Ibrahim Manto

The Worldwide Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba), calls upon all Ahmadi Muslims to excel in their respective fields and bring about a new intellectual ‘Golden Age’ of Islam.
1/10/20215 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Origins of Vaccines – A Full Circle Story of Muslim Contributions by Reehana Shah

The prevention of disease and the protection against outbreaks has, without a doubt, changed the course of healthcare around the world. As the race to develop this new vaccine moves closer to the finish line, it’s worth taking a look at the history and origins of vaccines and understanding the fundamental role that Muslim scientists have played in developing this technique.
1/5/20219 minutes, 46 seconds
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Commemorating Jesus as a Muslim by Frasat Ahmad, USA

I am a Muslim, and I love Jesus, perhaps more than you may think. To many devout church-goers who are preparing to celebrate Christmas, this statement may seem strange and even untrue. But for me, for the nearly 2 billion Muslims in this world, and especially for the members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, it is true.
1/4/20216 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Business of Christmas by Syeda Nooresahar Ahmad, UK

When Dickens was writing, the Christmas spirit could be defined simply by giving to those in need or by simple acts of kindness. Nowadays, however, the centre of the festive season has shifted to a focus on material possessions and is all too often accompanied by vast amounts of waste and debt.
1/3/20217 minutes, 5 seconds
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Did Jesus Exist? Why do 15% of Britons Believe Jesus Christ was a Fictional Character? by Arif Khan

This month YouGov, one of the most renowned and highly influential British international Internet-based market research and data analytics firm, published the results of their latest survey around Christianity in Britain. [1] The survey mostly looked at how Britons celebrated the festivals of Christmas and Easter, with a focus on if the celebrations were religious, secular or a combination of the two.
1/1/202112 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Amazing Discoveries Scientists Have Made About the Healing Powers of Honey by Dr Tauseef Khan

In this article we will discuss the health-related benefits of honey for humans that have been discovered through scientific research.
12/15/202010 minutes, 53 seconds
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Covid, Race & Islamophobia – Are World Leaders Solving, or Creating More Problems?

As the world has been engulfed by the Covid-19 pandemic, another issue has also risen amid its roots. It’s been reported that the crisis has sparked an increase in the number of racial and religiously aggravated offences throughout America and parts of Europe. An Article by Meliha Hayat, UK
12/14/20207 minutes, 49 seconds
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If You’re Looking for the Cure, Don’t Stop at the Vaccine, Go Straight to the Source by Sarmad N.

With lockdowns being reinstated and new record highs of daily infections being recorded by the day, the devastation of the global Coronavirus pandemic seems to increase with every fleeting moment.
12/7/20209 minutes, 2 seconds
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How Faith Lays the Blueprint for Women’s Justice by Saira Khawas Bhatti

How Faith Lays the Blueprint for Women’s Justice by Saira Khawas Bhatti by The Review of Religions
12/1/20204 minutes, 53 seconds
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Untold Stories: A Mother’s Calling by Ambreen Manzoor

While she was alive, my mother never believed in, or practised killing Ahmadis, but she always said to her sister, who was an Ahmadi convert, ‘We will never become Ahmadis.’ But the dream was the total opposite!
11/30/20204 minutes, 1 second
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Existence of God: The Treasure Paradigm Part I by Sabahat Ali

The advents of the true Prophets of God were the greatest spiritual gold rushes in humankind’s history. To a 21st century reader, this may seem a tall claim.
11/23/202017 minutes, 30 seconds
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Is Meat Consumption Essential for a Healthy Diet? (A Scientific Perspective)

Veganism and vegetarianism have become increasingly popular in society, especially after athletes and professional trainers promoted the health benefits of a fully plant-based diet. The increasing trend in veganism and vegetarianism has encouraged the debate surrounding the controversy concerning meat consumption. An Article by Professor Amtul Razzaq Carmichael & Aroosa Mahmood
11/13/202014 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Lost Tribes of Israel in India – A Genetic Perspective by Professor Amtul Razzaq Carmichael - UK

1) Is there any genetic evidence that Jews have emigrated to the east in ancient times? 2) Does the genetic evidence from disease patterns support the hypothesis?
11/12/202011 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Day Of The Dead- A Fiesta With The Fallen by Sabahat Ali, Mexico

November 1st and 2nd mark Dia de los Muertos, (Day of the Dead) a day in which those who have died are remembered with one peculiar particularity – instead of meditative mourning, they are commemorated by mirth and merriment. Across Mexico especially, it is believed that the departed souls of loved ones return on these sacred days to this world.
11/9/20207 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Case for God: Putting Together the Missing Pieces by Sabahat Ali

The ignorance or deficient knowledge of Divine attributes has always led to dead ends. This is why, before embarking on any journey to understand God Almighty, one must first define, to a reasonable extent, the attributes of God. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/24739/the-case-for-god-putting-together-the-missing-pieces/
10/30/202017 minutes, 49 seconds
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Access And Aspiration- The Islamic Approach To Education by Syeda Nooresehar Ahmad, UK

As cost steadily rises, the purpose of education seems to have been lost. Rather than universities fostering environments of creativity, exploration and learning, a high pressure atmosphere is created. In a society driven by materialism and individualism, it is interesting to imagine the differences that could be seen in the approach to education, if we were driven by different values. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/24840/islam-on-education/
10/26/20206 minutes, 13 seconds
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World Suicide Prevention Day – Reflections by Sarah Waseem – UK

The figures are stark; suicide is the fourteenth leading cause of death worldwide [2] and it is the leading cause of death among young and middle-aged men in the UK. What is Islam’s response to this? Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/24608/suicide-prevention/
10/18/20209 minutes, 58 seconds
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Existence of God – The Perception Paradox Part II by Sabahat Ali

It is an absurdity of the highest order, therefore, to demand that God should manifest Himself in a manner that man demands. Rather, the means by virtue of which God manifests should be, and must be, above and beyond the physical, and not limited by the sensory faculties of man.
10/7/202010 minutes
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Myths, Hoaxes, Vaccines & the Simple Solutions - An Interview with Top Expert Dr Faheem Younus

How Will We Get Rid of Covid-19? Listen to this very interesting and informative interview The Review of Religions conducted with world-leading expert, Faheem Younus, and how he answers common questions we have about Covid-19!
10/5/202055 minutes, 35 seconds
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Existence Of God - The Perception Paradox Part 1 by Sabahat Ali

‘I cannot believe in what I do not see.’ Perhaps 1000 years ago, this phenomenally flawed case against the existence of God might have passed as tenable. However, the 21st century is a world possessed of supersensory observation, where most of the world accepts as fact things that they’ve never seen for themselves. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/24348/existence-of-god-perception-paradox/
9/23/20207 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Fading Divinity Of Jesus Christ by Sabahat Ali

A 2020 survey carried out by Florida-based Ligonier Ministries reveals that while 52% of Americans do believe that Jesus (as) of Nazareth was a great teacher, he was certainly not God. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/24599/the-fading-divinity-of-jesus-christ/
9/23/20206 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ignorance Begets Ignorance – Condemning The Qur’an Burning In Sweden by Sarmad Naveed

It is the duty of Ahmadi Muslims to introduce and exemplify the true and peaceful teachings of Islam in each and every city and town so that people understand the reality of our religion. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/24461/condemning-the-quran-burning-in-sweden/
9/23/20206 minutes, 21 seconds
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Does Capitalism Contain The Seeds Of Its Own Destruction? by Ahmed Danyal Arif, UK

In our developed countries, one can infer that death is so far removed from our mores that it is barely understandable. However, the pathological accumulation of wealth that our economic system is pushing us towards, shows that some capitalists are, by essence, anguished people haunted by death. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/24638/does-capitalism-contain-the-seeds-of-its-own-destruction/
9/23/202016 minutes, 25 seconds
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Acceptance of Prayer – Success Comes from God by Dr. Anne-Marie Ionescu, UK

Prayers made in earnest after a day of fasting and work seem to take on a more powerful and magical quality. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/24757/acceptance-of-prayer-success-comes-from-god/
9/17/20202 minutes, 42 seconds
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A Swedish Imam’s Response to the Burning of the Holy Qur’an by Kashif Mahmood Virk

I invited the activists to leave the streets and come in the mosques for productive conversation instead. In this manner, the response of the Community was to highlight the peaceful teachings of the Holy Qur’an as well as pointing out the responsibilities which come with freedom of speech. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/24479/swedish-imams-response-to-burning-of-the-holy-quran/
9/17/20203 minutes, 42 seconds
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Disappointment – Expectation, Resilience and Spirituality by Professor Amtul Razzaq Carmichael - UK

Dealing with major disappointments are often defining moments in people’s lives. Effectively and constructively dealing with disappointment can become a process of self-development and contribute to personal growth and enhanced resilience. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/24449/disappointment-expectation-resilience-and-spirituality/
9/12/202014 minutes, 14 seconds
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Success – A Treatise by Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad (ra)

In our country, success is usually associated with wealth, fine clothing, lavish foods, and wielding power and authority over others. However, the truth of the matter is that there cannot be a more flawed definition of success. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/24388/success-a-treatise-by-hazrat-mirza-bashiruddin-mahmud-ahmad-ra/
9/1/20207 minutes, 43 seconds
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Race and America: Interview with Dr. Rasheeda

Race and America: Interview with Dr. Rasheeda by The Review of Religions
7/26/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 39 seconds
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Five Moments With God by María Isabel Losa, UK

Studies have shown many benefits of prayer and meditation to mental and physical health. These benefits include the reduction of stress and anxiety levels, promotion of a more positive outlook, improvements in attention and the combating of depression. Research also shows a correlation between prayer and a reduction in harmful habits, such as excessive alcohol consumption. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/23201/five-moments-with-god/
7/17/202016 minutes, 35 seconds
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The First Pillar of Islam: Declaration of Faith (Kalima)by Azhar Goraya, Mexico

Seventh century Arabia saw the birth of one of the most influential religious movements in history. Islam, beginning from the humble, dusty streets of Mecca, had in less than twenty three years managed to unite the whole of unruly Arabia under a simple declaration: “there is no God but Allah, and Muhammad (sa) is His messenger”. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/22408/the-first-pillar-of-islam-declaration-of-faith-kalima/
7/13/202016 minutes, 55 seconds
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‘Those Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn’t Throw Stones’ by Imtiaz Ahmed Sra, Canada

Recently the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Canada organised a series of interfaith discussions on the topic ‘God: Fact or Fiction?’ at universities across Canada. Article link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/22165/untold-stories-14/
7/7/20204 minutes, 50 seconds
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Religiosity and Natural Affliction –Google searches for prayer rise in response to COVID-19

The Review of Religions speaks to Jeanet Sinding Bentzen, an associate professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and executive director of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture about her latest research on the relationship between prayer and natural disasters. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/22337/religiosity-and-natural-affliction-google-searches-for-prayer-rise-in-response-to-covid-19/
7/5/20207 minutes, 14 seconds
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What Jesus Really Said About Heaven and Hell: A Response to an Article in TIME by Bilal Atkinson

I was rather surprised to read what Professor Bart D. Ehrman had to say in a recent article What Jesus Really Said About Heaven and Hell.[i] published by TIME on its website. He states that there are over 2 billion Christians in the world, the vast majority of whom believe in Heaven and Hell and goes on to say that, ‘the vast majority of these people naturally assume this is what Jesus himself taught. But that is not true. Neither Jesus (as), nor the Hebrew Bible he interpreted, endorsed the view that departed souls go to paradise or everlasting pain.’ Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/22850/what-jesus-as-really-said-about-heaven-and-hell-a-response-to-an-article-in-time/
7/5/202023 minutes, 46 seconds
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Religion and Racism by Ayesha Lateef, MHS, RN, Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Monotheistic religion and racism are two powerful belief systems, but one at its core teachings is in line with the concept of justice and the other, diametrically opposed to it. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/23185/religion-racial-justice-islam-holy-quran/
6/23/20209 minutes
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Covid-19 A Story Of Carrom Board, Conference Calls And Context by Mansoor Ahmad Clarke

As we stock up on tinned foods, dust off the family board games and log in to the office conference call, we should remember, that what we in our seemingly impregnable societies see as a state of emergency, others around the world experience as regular day to day life. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/21892/covid-19-a-story-of-carrom-board-conference-calls-and-context/
6/11/20204 minutes, 5 seconds
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We had always been ‘socially distant’ from the destitute and vulnerable – only now it is worse

An Article by Ayesha Mahmood Malik - UK on Contemporary and Social issues ‘The flute is totally empty…it is the breath that flows through… sings and dances…to be empty is not emptiness.’ These poignantly beautiful words attributed to the 13th century mystical poet Maulana Rumi resonate strongly in today’s post-Covid world. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/21768/we-had-always-been-socially-distant-from-the-destitute-and-vulnerable-only-now-it-is-worse/
6/7/20207 minutes, 8 seconds
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‘Safe Relating’ by Sarah Waseem, UK

Perhaps one of the more controversial boundaries is the concept of purdah – the boundaries placed between men and women. Many opponents argue that the segregation of men and women disempowers women because it prevents them from fully integrating in society. When many European countries introduced niqab bans, they argued that these prevent true integration of women into society. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/22058/safe-relating/
6/7/202011 minutes, 12 seconds
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Navigating Through Covid-19; a Rabbi, Priest and Imam by Sarmad Naveed

Some of the most frequent and prominent gatherings throughout the year are those of various religious communities. The current spread of COVID-19 has noticeably altered such routine gatherings all around the world, forcing religious and community leaders to alter their approach. The Review of Religions interviewed a Rabbi from the United States, a Priest from the United Kingdom and an Imam from Canada to see how they and their communities are adjusting to the current state of affairs. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/21861/navigating-through-covid-19-a-rabbi-priest-and-imam/
6/7/202012 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Pandemic and the search for the Jewish Messiah by Sabahat Ali

What if you woke up one morning and turned on the TV to find your Federal Health Minister making the following statement instead: “We are praying and hoping that the Messiah will arrive before Passover, the time of our redemption. I am sure that the Messiah will come and bring us out as [God] brought us out of Egypt. Soon we will go out in freedom and the Messiah will come and redeem us from all the troubles of the world.” Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/21538/the-pandemic-and-the-search-for-the-jewish-messiah/
6/7/20209 minutes, 50 seconds
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How To Fast Safely in the COVID-19 Era: A Medical View by Professor Amtul Razzaq Carmichael - UK

How should Muslims approach fasting during this once in a century pandemic to ensure they remain safe and healthy? Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/21720/how-to-fast-safely-in-the-covid-19-era-a-medical-view/
6/7/20209 minutes, 1 second
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The Community Should Give Emphasis To Four Points by Professor Amtul Razzaq Carmichael

The Second Caliph, Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad (ra) advised the men and women of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to aspire to demonstrate to the world what the communities of prophets look like. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/21988/the-community-should-give-emphasis-to-four-points/
5/7/20207 minutes, 34 seconds
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Key To Being Successful In This World by Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad(ra)

People often think they are successful if they have wealth or fame...what if it really meant neither of these things? Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/21954/key-to-be-successful-in-this-world/
5/5/202020 minutes, 12 seconds
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Mexico – An Easter for the Ages by Sabahat Ali, Mexico City

For the first time in 177 years, the hugely populated borough of Iztapalapa in Mexico City will not burst into a live stage for thousands of Mexican Christians in full-fledged costume ready to re-enact each agonising detail of the famed passion of the Christ. From trails of fake blood to a gut-wrenchingly real nailing of one actor’s arms and legs to a cross, Easter in Mexico is a shock for the senses.
5/4/202010 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Right has Precedence over the Left by Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad(ra)

There are certain injunctions of the Sharia [Islamic law], which may appear to be very minor, however when one ponders over them, they are of such importance that abandoning them can adversely impact the moral character of an entire nation. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/21771/the-right-has-precedence-over-the-left/
5/3/202013 minutes, 38 seconds
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Why Muslims Pray 5 Times A Day by Azhar Goraya

These days, it seems less and less people are willing to live disciplined lifestyles. Islam teaches us that discipline and perseverance are necessary for spiritual advancement, whereas a mindset of instant gratification and laziness keep one far removed from high achievements. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/20026/why-muslims-pray-5-times-a-day/
5/3/20205 minutes, 48 seconds
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Will Covid-19 end the capitalist bull run? by Ahmed Danyal Arif

While the coronavirus clearly triggered the economic meltdown, it would be an egregious error to solely attribute it to the virus itself. The losses to companies, many already saturated with debt, risk triggering a credit crunch of cataclysmic proportions. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/21422/will-covid-19-end-the-capitalist-bull-run/
5/3/20209 minutes, 23 seconds
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Special Interview with Ahmad Salam, Founding Director of Islamic Bank of Britain

Ahmad Salam, a career investment banker with 25 years of experience in debt capital markets and investment banking and founder of the first Western approved Sharia bank, the Islamic Bank of Britain, spoke to the Review of Religions on the subject of the Coronavirus pandemic's impact on the global economy.
5/2/202034 minutes, 36 seconds
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Divine Revelation And Science; Conflict Or Concordance by Professor Amtul Razzaq Carmichael - UK

Does Islam offer any tools or criteria to satisfy inquisitive scientific minds to assess the truthfulness behind the concept of divine revelation. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/21512/divine-revelation-and-science-conflict-or-concordance/
5/1/20208 minutes, 21 seconds
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Alcohol: A Menace to Health, An Undeniable Reality by Professor Amtul Razzaq Carmichael

More than three million people are expected to take part in ‘dry January’, a total abstinence from alcohol. Perhaps extending this pledge for a further 11 months and beyond would be an even wiser choice. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/19706/alcohol-a-menace-to-health-an-undeniable-reality/
5/1/20206 minutes, 5 seconds
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Covid-19 and Compassion by Dr Sarah Waseem - UK

How we tap into this compassion when we feel so frightened, is the question. For some it will be part of their nature, and for others it will be their faith.
4/30/20207 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Lifelong Spirit Of Ramadan by Sarmad Naveed

"God Himself sent the cure, as Muhammad (sa)– who sat in isolation – received his first revelation in the lunar month of Ramadan. Thus, Islam began – in isolation." Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/21657/the-lifelong-spirit-of-ramadan/
4/29/202018 minutes, 4 seconds
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Alcohol In Islam And Science- Conflict Or Concordance by Amtul Razzaq Carmichael & Aizaz Khan

Alcohol harms people in many ways, but there is strong evidence to link any amount of alcohol use to increased risk of cancer. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/19720/alcohol-in-islam-and-science-conflict-or-concordance-1/
4/26/202018 minutes, 18 seconds
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A Primer On Fasting by Mansoor Clarke, London, UK

Muslims fast for a number of reasons, but quite simply we believe it makes us all the better for doing so. Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/17466/a-primer-on-fasting/
4/20/20205 minutes, 51 seconds
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Celebrating One Hundred Years of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the United States of America

For the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the United States of America, the year 2020 holds a special place in history. This year commemorates one hundred years since the arrival of Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Sadiq (ra) on American soil to preach the message of Islam. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/19909/celebrating-one-hundred-years-of-the-ahmadiyya-muslim-community-in-the-united-states-of-america/
4/9/20209 minutes, 38 seconds
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‘Not all heroes wear capes… sometimes, they wear hijabs.’ by Nudrat Ahmad

On the 3rd of December 2019, a shooting took place at Oshkosh West High School. Students ran from the school building, not knowing the danger they were facing. Duaa Ahmad ran across the street to the Ahmadiyya Muslim mosque and through some very quick thinking, punched in the code to open the mosque and usher in 100 of her peers. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/19282/not-all-heroes-wear-capes-sometimes-they-wear-hijabs/
4/9/20206 minutes, 42 seconds
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My Introduction to the Message of the Promised Messiah(as)by W. Qudsia Ward, Cornwall, UK.

How did a UK Primary Teacher brought up in a Christian household become fascinated with the message of the Promised Messiah (as) - the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community? Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/20411/my-introduction-to-the-message-of-the-promised-messiahas/
4/9/20206 minutes, 36 seconds
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‘Messiah’ on Netflix: What you need to know! by Ayyaz Mahmood Khan, UK

The series has provoked controversy and debate, especially amongst Muslims and Christians. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/19671/the-messiah-on-netflix-what-you-need-to-know/
4/9/202020 minutes, 14 seconds
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Are Religious Parents Brainwashing Their Children? by Umar Nasser, London - UK

About the Author: Umar Nasser is a final year medical student at Imperial College, London. He is currently serving as Chair of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Students Association UK, and is the co-founder of Endofatheism.com, an initiative seeking to provide coherent answers to the questions posed by atheism in the modern age. He is also serving as co-editor of Student Review, a new blog jointly produced by Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya UK and The Review of Religions. Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/12417/are-religious-parents-brainwashing-their-children/
4/9/20209 minutes, 30 seconds
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My Conversion Story from Judaism to Islam Ahmadiyyat by Nusrat Jahan Bashir

‘After many prayers asking for guidance and for God to show me if this was the truth, I had an amazing dream.’ What led a Jewish woman, raised in America in the 1950s, to covert to Islam Ahmadiyyat? Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/20413/my-conversion-story-from-judaism-to-islam-ahmadiyyat/
4/9/20208 minutes, 28 seconds
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Segregation of Women in Islam: Separate Venue, not Value by Munavara Ghauri

Recently Daniel Gee of the Farnham Herald interviewed the Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba).[1]Concerning the rights of Muslim women and the reason why men and women are segregated at Ahmadiyya Muslim events, His Holiness (aba) said: “Separate venue, not value. Separate halls or marquees for women and for men, but the values are the same and the separate place has nothing to do with their teaching, their skills, their potential.” Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/19869/segregation-of-women-in-islam-separate-venue-not-value/
4/9/202015 minutes, 28 seconds
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Islam in Moderation? – The Moderate Muslim Debate by Komal Hadi, Nudrat Ahmad

“[…] moderate Muslim makes it seem like if you were fully Muslim there would be a problem…it negates the fact that you could be fully practicing and fully involved and that would make you a good person”. What is a moderate Muslim? Article Link: https://www.reviewofreligions.org/19900/islam-in-moderation-the-moderate-muslim-debate/
4/9/202012 minutes, 32 seconds
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A Mexican Tale by Waseem A. Sayed PhD

“We Will Surely Guide Them in Our Ways” This is a story I narrated briefly when I was asked to introduce a dear friend, who had embraced Islam at the age of 31 years, after almost three months of investigation and visits to our mosque/mission house in Merida, Mexico. Waseem A. Sayed PhD Merida, Mexico
4/4/20206 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ebola Miracle by Surdah Nuzhat

The untold stories from The Review of Religions Magazine
4/4/20201 minute, 41 seconds
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Pioneering the message in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pioneering the message in Buenos Aires, Argentina by The Review of Religions
4/4/20205 minutes, 8 seconds
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Lost Contact by Sharukh Abid

The Untold Story of Missionary Shahruk Abid from his time in Guatemala.
4/3/20203 minutes, 25 seconds
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Gender Roles in Discussion: A TradWife and an Ahmadi Muslim Woman

We asked both what they thought the role of a woman was in a marriage and whether women can hold multifaceted roles in this modern age and have it all.
3/8/202049 minutes, 8 seconds
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Noah's Ark by The Promised Messiah (as) - Audio Book By The Review Of Religions Part 2

Noah's Ark by The Promised Messiah (as) - Audio Book By The Review Of Religions Part 2 by The Review of Religions
4/19/20182 hours, 8 minutes, 14 seconds
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Noah's Ark by the Promised Messiah (as) - Audio book by The Review of Religions Part 1

Noah's Ark by the Promised Messiah (as) - Audio book by The Review of Religions Part 1 by The Review of Religions
4/19/20182 hours, 7 minutes, 57 seconds