Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally published in CantonRep On Saturday, March 11, I and hundreds of other Muslims participated in a nationwide campaign known as “Meet A Muslim”. Recently, the Pew Research Center conducted a poll and found (to all of our amazement) that 62 percent of Americans had never met a Muslim! Our

Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally Published in My Record Journal (March 10, 2017) On March 6, The local chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community received the “Spirit of Meriden Award” from the mayor and his office. This chapter of the International Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is located in South Meriden and has been there for

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally Published in the Hartford Courant on March 9th 2017: The same day President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order obstructing migrants from Muslim majority nations, our Ahmadiyya Muslim Community received the Spirit of Meriden Award at the city’s council meeting [March 7, news, “Trump Signs Revised Entry Ban”]. The difference

Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally Published on the  “azcentral” on March 9th 2017: On Saturday, March 11, hundreds of Muslims around the U.S. will go out for National Meet a Muslim Day. This is a consorted effort by Muslims in the U.S. to end the misconceptions of Islam in the U.S. and around the world.

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally published on “Sentinel & Enterprise” By Furqan Mehmud In this age of misinformation, many Americans have misconceptions about Islam and a majority (62 percent) don’t even know a Muslim. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association aims to erase these misgivings and answer any concerns our fellow Americans may have about Islam.

Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally published on “The Jewish Chronicle” Since Donald J. Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, skepticism and uncertainty have  enshrouded many Americans, especially American Muslims, for what to expect next. Executive orders to prevent refugees from seven Muslim majority countries have resulted in

Reading Time: 5 minutesOriginally Published in The Cleveland Plain Dealer on March 10th, 2017 NORTH CANTON, Ohio — It’s easier to blur the lines about what is and what isn’t acceptable speech about a certain group of people if they are just an abstract concept. This situation prevails in America, in which, when

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally Published in The Inquirer Daily News on March 8th, 2017 Get to know a Muslim As an American Muslim attorney, I am aggrieved to see this revised executive order preventing migration from six Muslim-majority nations (“Travel Ban 2.0,” Tuesday). I support security measures that target extremism, but stigmatizing an

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Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally posted by The Columbus Dispatch. Just hearing the word Islam or Muslim brings emotions like fear and anxiety to many Americans. Thoughts of uncertainty regarding the future of the world and safety of the United States always becomes a topic when discussing Islam. As a Muslim, I was appalled when

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Reading Time: 5 minutesOriginally posted by The Michigan Daily. It’s almost inarguable that today’s political climate is polarizing. But another polarizing sub-climate is among activists who desire social change. During a classic 2 a.m. conversation in the Fishbowl, a friend and I came to a conclusion. There are two prominent styles among those who mobilize