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Tahir Nasser

Tahir Nasser is an author at Religion News Service.

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Is Trump fulfilling Quranic prophecy?

By Tahir Nasser — January 31, 2017
(RNS) The Quran speaks of a man who is a 'mean swearer, a backbiter, slanderer, forbidder of good, transgressor and sinful.'

In Islam, ‘moderate rebels’ are extremists

By Tahir Nasser — January 4, 2017
(RNS) 'Moderate rebels,' a term often used to describe certain factions of anti-government fighters in the Syrian civil war, is an oxymoron as far as the Quran is concerned.

Why Pakistan’s accusations against Ahmadi Muslims are the height of hypocrisy

By Tahir Nasser — December 14, 2016
(RNS) Hypocrisy is a quality universally denounced. It is no different in Islam.

Trump should heed French economist Piketty and levy an Islamic tax

By Tahir Nasser — November 22, 2016
(RNS) Thomas Piketty advocated for the kind of tax that would help the working class that elected Donald Trump. The bad news for the president-elect is that it is a solution that has actually been a part of Islam for the past 1,400 years in what is known as zakat.

What has Jesus got to do with ISIS? A lot

By Tahir Nasser — October 21, 2016
(RNS) ISIS is exploiting the belief in the Second Coming by millions of Muslims worldwide, while giving it a nationalistic and barbaric twist.

In the name of freedom, porn is trashing our lives

By Tahir Nasser — September 20, 2016
(RNS) Fourteen hundred years ago, the Quran warned that the spreading of indecent acts such as pornography only results in pain and misery for society.

In Britain, between a rock and a hard place

By Tahir Nasser — July 4, 2016
(RNS) I know the road Britain is going down and I know where it leads. I have seen it in Pakistan.
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