People are surprised that the Holy Quran deals with the accidental killing of one Muslim by another. They think that killing can only be deliberate.
Yet, this is not true. Daily we hear of people being killed by “friendly fire” in combat or someone accidentally running over another person.
The Holy Quran says that a part of the response is to compensate the victims.
There are also objections to payment of this “blood money”. However, we have the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board in the UK which pays compensation to victims. Is this not blood money?
We explore this subject in detail in the video below
A BBC Four documentary that investigates the variety of stories surrounding the New Testament account of the crucifixion, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, by interviewing historians, theologians and historical researchers. This exploration of the latest theories about what really happened to Jesus 2000 years ago uncovers some surprising possibilities.
At the heart of the mystery is the suspicion that Jesus might not actually have died on the cross. The film concludes that it was perfectly possible to survive crucifixion in the 1st Century – there are records of people who did. But if Jesus survived, what happened to him afterwards?
A short clip from the TV program ‘Point Blank’ hosted by Lucman.
This clip is in Urdu but does have English subtitles (although they are slightly lagging behind what is being said).
MQM Chief (third largest political party in Pakistan), Mr Altaf Hussain discusses persecution against Ahmadis’, claiming it must be stopped and they must be allowed to practice and preach their faith without threat of prison or murder.
He also clarifies that Ahmadis’ believe in Kalima and the finality of the Prophet-hood of Muhammad (saw).
A Guernsey investment expert believes the island could benefit from adopting an Islamic finance system.
The asset-based system avoids most speculative investment and borrowing. The bank and investors involved share the risks and rewards.
Toby Birch, from Birch Assets Ltd, said it was similar to a system adopted at the end of the Napoleonic war.
He said this system had proved very successful and led to the island’s low tax rates.
Mr Birch said it could work again for the island.
“If you just stand in the middle of St Peter Port, look at the town market, look at the dock, look at Elizabeth College, not a penny of interest was paid to build these things,” he said.