Labeeb Ahmad

Labeeb Ahmad

Labeeb Ahmad is a 17 year-old student in Ohio. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Muslim Writers Guild of America.

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: 13 minutes  As a devout Muslim who doesn’t believe Islam needs to be reformed, but instead Muslims themselves, some of Omer Aziz’s words in What ISIS Really Is are agreeable – that ISIS is not Islam, that Islam is not a monolith, and that many factors come to play when discussing

Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally Published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer You may be shocked by Trump’s offensive comments about women, but let’s be honest: There are much deeper issues at play that transcend this one misogynist. Our American society has normalized a culture of sexual anarchy, and its adverse effects continue to be uncovered in

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true Islam As an American Muslim, I condemn the senseless attacks of ISIS and all other terror groups in the last few weeks. These unholy savages have no place in Islam, any other religion, or in all humanity. With all that is going on, what can the

Reading Time: 5 minutesOriginally published in The Cleveland The attacks perpetrated on Paris were done by Muslims, not followers of Islam. Doesn’t make sense? Of course, the literal definition of a Muslim is a follower of Islam. But anybody can claim to be Muslim, even if they have never read the Koran. If

Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally published in the New York Post I am confused by Republican candidate Ben Carson regarding his comments while he was on NBC’s “Meet the Press” during Sunday’s show. When asked about a Muslim being president, he stated, “I absolutely would not agree with that.” Expressing that a religion cannot

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally published in Akron Beacon Journal The recent shooting at Chapel Hill, N.C., shows me, as an American Muslim, that whenever a tragedy happens unnecessarily to any person of any faith or way of life, we should pray for them and extend our condolences. The alleged shooter was an outspoken anti-theist.

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally published in Canton Repository As a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, I am concerned about the number of young Muslims who are being attracted to radical ideologies. News stories continue to circulate about many being inspired by terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State, as we now hear

Reading Time: 1 minutesAnother “Draw the Prophet Muhammad” cartoon contest took place recently outside of a Phoenix mosque, followed by anti-Islam protests. The event organizer called for participants to wear T-shirts that cursed Islam and to bring firearms. I think freedom of speech is a beautiful thing in America, which should be given

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally published in the Canton Repository  Despite what you might think about three of the world’s major religions — Judaism, Islam and Christianity — you might be to surprised to know that they all have much in common. They all find a common ancestor in the prophet Abraham. All the