Zohaib Zafar

Zohaib Zafar

Zohaib Zafar is currently a third year student at Davidson College in North Carolina. He is from the Cleveland area and is majoring in Economics and minoring in Arab Studies.

Reading Time: 3 minutesOriginally published in The Cleveland Plain Dealer  Some reports from Trump and his surrogates point to a database that will include Muslims, even those who are U.S. citizens. If Trump decides to create such a database, he risks not only alienating Muslims in general but also innocent Americans who have

Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally published in Beliefnet My story with non-violence starts with my ancestors who joined the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Among what inspired my ancestors to join this community was the strong condemnation of violence in the name of Islam by the community’s founder, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. Ahmad believed that unnecessary violence

Reading Time: 4 minutesOriginally published in Patheos As a Muslim-American, I am attracted to both Islam and America because of the idea inherent in both that all people are created equal. Both Islam and America have been stained by people who subvert them for their own political agendas and in America’s case, it

Reading Time: 4 minutesOriginally Published in The Davidsonion I want to preface this article with an admission that I do not know much about politics, at least when compared to other people in the Davidson community. However, I think that the political situation in America is dire now with presidential candidates like Donald

Reading Time: 3 minutesOriginally Published in The Cleveland I was deeply saddened by the recent Paris terror attacks, and shootings in San Bernardino. Since then I have been praying that America is able to stop ISIS and defeat terrorism motivated by a perversion of Islamic teachings. In the face of these terror attacks, we

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally Posted in the Hudson Hub Times As ISIS continues to gain ground in Syria, the Muslim world and the entire world at large must look for examples of peaceful Muslims. There is no better example than the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community which is led by Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad. Recently, Ahmad

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally published in the Hudson Hub-Times A few weeks ago, I and more than a billion Muslims started fasting for the month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, adult Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. The main purpose is to gain God consciousness and sincerity in our faith. However, as the days