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Prophet Muhammad's Everlasting Promise of peace and security to Christians - St. Catherine's Monastery, Sinai

حضرت محمدﷺ کا عیسائیوں کے ساتھ عہد [اردو] النبي محمد وعد الآخرة للمسيحيين وَأَوْفُوا بِالْعَهْدِ إِنَّ الْعَهْدَ كَانَ مَسْئُولً Keep your promises; you will be called to account for every promise which you have made! (Quran; 17:34)     PROPHET MUHAMMAD'S PROMISE TO CHRISTIANS   M uslims and Christians together constitute over fifty percent of the world and if they lived in peace, we will be half way to world peace. One small step that we can take towards fostering Muslim-Christian harmony is to tell and retell positive stories and abstain from mutual demonization. In this article I propose to remind both Muslims and Christians about a promise that Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) made to Christians. The knowledge of this promise can have enormous impact on Muslim conduct towards Christians. Muslims generally respect the precedent of their Prophet and try to practice it in their lives. In 628 AD, a delegation from St. Catherine’s Monastery cam

Trump Presidency Is a Global Threat, Economist Intelligence Unit Warns

A British research organization has warned that a Donald Trump presidency could have a dangerous impact on the world economy, increasing the potential of Islamic terror attacks and of a trade war with Mexico and China. The Economist Intelligence Unit released its updated global risk assessment, ranking the election of Trump  a 12 on a scale of one to 25  — the same number it assigned to the possibility that jihadi terrorism would destabilize the global economy. The firm  pointed to a number of reasons , including Trump's hostility toward free trade, his accusing China of being a "currency manipulator, his advocating the killing of terrorists' families, and his proposal to move troops into Syria to fight ISIS and take its oil. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters  This appeared to be the first time the EIU had rated a presidential candidate's election as a global risk,  the firm told Politico . "His m

Exporting Iranian revolution to Arabs

After the  Iranian Revolution  the foreign policy of Iran changed dramatically. In many cases diplomatically inimical Arab nations became more cooperative with Iran, while some formerly supportive nations decreased their support. Ruhollah Khomeini , leader of the revolution and founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran and its first  Supreme Leader  declared that, "The concept of monarchy totally contradicts  Islam ." Therefore,  Arab leaders  developed a hostile attitude towards the Islamic Republic of Iran. Khomeini's idea of supporting the  mustazafeen  (those who are wronged or oppressed) as opposed to the  mustakbareen  (those who are arrogant) led to many problems with neighboring countries due to some Arab regimes being judged by Iranian jurists to be among the mustakbareen.  Ayatollah  Khomeini was open about his intention to export the revolution to other parts of the Muslim world. Thus, during the early 1980s, Iran was isolated regionally and in

If Christian EU, Why not Muslim Union?

Writing in 1751 Voltaire described Europe as `a kind of great republic, divided into several states, some monarchical, the others mixed but all corresponding with one another. They all have the same religious foundation, even if divided into several confessions. They all have the same principles of public law and politics unknown in other parts of the world.` But they also had a lot of war. Fifty years ago in a way that Charlemagne, Voltaire, William Penn and William Gladstone, the early advocates of European unity, could only dream, a united Europe became a reality. War, time and time again, has interrupted the pursuit of that objective. Continued civil war across the continent, across the centuries, has pitted French against Germans, British against kallans, Czechs against Poles, Serbs against Austrians and Spaniards against Spaniards reaching its dreadful climax in World Wars One and Two. As Jan Morris has written in her Fifty Years of Europe, `great cities lay in ruin, b