Umair Ahmed

Umair Ahmed

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Umair presently works as a Senior PeopleSoft Analyst at Oracular. He also serves on the national board of MKAUSA.

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Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally Published in The Northwestern Fifteen years. In a few days, it will be the 15-year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, a painful day which has become the catalyst of so much that has transpired since then. Every day, every terrorist act, every shred of vile rhetoric, brings increased scrutiny

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Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally published in The Northwestern On Sunday Muslims all over the world began fasting to observe the month of Ramadan. For the next thirty days, physically capable Muslims will forgo all food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Children, sick and the elderly are exempt from fasting. Fasting is much

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Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally published in The Northwestern The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is holding a ‘Messenger of Peace’ conference to discuss Prophet Muhammad, the most sacred figure in Islam. The goal of this conference is to explain the life and achievements of Prophet Muhammad and how they are relevant in a contemporary context.

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Reading Time: 1 minutes    Originally published in the Oshkosh Northwestern As Thanksgiving comes around, many of us will become pre-occupied with food, family, shopping and football – this is Packer nation after all. It would be nice if we were also thankful for all the blessings we enjoy. Thanksgiving should be about

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally published in The NorthWestern  As Thanksgiving comes around, many of us will become pre-occupied with food, family, shopping and football – this is Packer nation after all. It would be nice if we were also thankful for all the blessings we enjoy. Thanksgiving should be about tradition and food

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally published in The Northwestern Next week will mark the 12 year anniversary of 9/11, a day of bloodshed and incomprehensible tragedy. On Sept. 7, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Oshkosh will hold a blood drive at its mosque on 300 N. Eagle St. from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., to

Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally published in The Oshkosh Northwestern   Starting July 10, as the Islamic month of Ramadan rolls around, I know I will get questions like “So how long do you have to go without food?” or “Do you have to fast if you are sick or young?” but it is the

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Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally Published on Thenorthwestern.com   I read with interest Mr. Lyle Conrad’s letter on December 3, in which he sought interfaith dialogue with local area Muslims. At the same time he attributed something to Islam which I, as a Muslim, wanted to clarify. Muslims consider Jesus to be a prophet

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Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally Published in The Oshkosh Northwestern. Freedom of speech is understood to be a fundamental right and mutual respect of religious beliefs and figures is also a trait of civilized societies. One should not come at the expense of the other. A French newspaper’s crass attempt to highlight their freedom

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Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally Published in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Oshkosh Northwestern I read with much sadness the account of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting in Oak Creek. It is particularly distressing when a sacred place of worship becomes the site of merciless killings. As an Ahmadi Muslim, the Sikh Temple shooting