Rizwan Dard

Rizwan Dard

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally published in High Point Enterprise  The so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq continues to shock the world with its acts of hatred and barbarity. Not only have they beheaded two Japanese men they recently also burned alive the Jordanian pilot Moaz Kasasbeh. For a demonic organization to perpetuate

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally published in The Charlotte Observer  This attack has revealed an unfortunate double standard within the mainstream media. When a Muslim perpetrates violence, the foremost aspect of the incident brought to light is the religion of the perpetrator, and every news channel reports on it repeatedly. The moment a vocal

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally published in News & Record Both our Wolfpack and Tar Heel families mourn the tragic deaths of Deah Barakat, a dental student at UNC-Chapel Hill, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha, a sophomore at N.C. State. As an Ahmadi Muslim, I am deeply hurt by the loss

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally published in Fayetteville Observer    The Islamic holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims from across the globe fast from dusk till dawn, began this month. I will be one of the many proud Muslims enjoying the spiritual and physical blessings of this month. In addition to personal gains, Ramadan is

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally published in The Daily Reflector   The recent uproar over the shootings in Ferguson and the deaths in New York has brought to light the unfortunate undercurrents of racial tension that still run within our country. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association firmly condemns the shooting of the two New York

Reading Time: 1 minutesRoughly 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide will be celebrating the end of Ramadan today. After a month of fasting, prayer and self-restraint, Muslims will come together for the festivities of Eid-ul-Fitr. This festival celebrates the spiritual enhancements and nearness to God that was attained during the past month. Muslims, out of

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe Islamic holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims from across the globe fast from dusk till dawn, began this month. I will be one of the many proud Muslims enjoying the spiritual and physical blessings of this month. In addition to personal gains, Ramadan is a month of sacrifice and

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe Islamic holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims from across the globe fast from dusk till dawn, began last week. I will be one of the many proud Muslims enjoying the spiritual and physical blessings of this month. In addition to personal gains, Ramadan is a month of sacrifice

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally published in The Daily Reflector   In light of several attacks that took place on June 26, I find it only appropriate to condemn these actions to the utmost. In France, there was an explosion in a factory followed by the discovery of a severed head with Arabic writing

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally published in News & Observer Many differences, but linked by a Nobel Prize”: Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Noble Peace Prize for championing the importance of education. Along with billions of Muslims around the world, I congratulate this incredible achievement. In light of all the violence