International

Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally Published in the Columbus Dispatch on August 25th, 2017 Recently, a van ran into a crowd in Barcelona, killing 13 and injuring more than 100. In what has become a tragically unending trend, the perpetrators’ claim of committing this senseless act in the name of Islam could not be

Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally Published in Richmond Times Dispatch  on August 26th, 2017 by Faran Jalil Last week there were two coordinated attacks at different sites in Spain, Barcelona and Cambrils. As a result, 13 are dead and more than 100 injured. As a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, I condemn the perpetrators

Reading Time: 2 minutesby Muhammad Akif Qadeer Originally Published in the Daily Record Another horrendous act of violence has been committed and fingers are once again being pointed towards Islam. ISIS have claimed responsibility for attack in Barcelona, Spain where a van was driven into a crowd of innocent people. The perpetrator was

Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally Published: The Press-Enterprise 08/02/2018 Re: “Riverside imam accused of anti-Semitic sermon that called Jews ‘tyrants’” [News, Aug. 1]: As an Ahmadi Muslim, I was dismayed to learn of the anti-Semitic remarks made by a local Imam at a Riverside mosque. Such divisive language is toxic to our social climate

Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally published in Observer Reporter 07/15/2017 Muslims all around the world celebrated Eid last month. The festival of Eid marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting, and is celebrated with the sighting of the moon crescent. Eid is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect upon all the spiritual

Reading Time: 1 minutesby Imran Tahir I was utterly shocked and horrified to hear about the truly sadistic suicide bombing in Manchester (U.K.) at the conclusion of a music concert attended by thousands of youth, most of them young girls. Terrorism in all its heinous forms — and especially depraved attacks targeting children

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally Published by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette In the wake of the horrific attacks in London and Manchester, this Muslim-American firmly believes that any cleric who incites violence or hatred should be serially banned. What else needs to be clarified is that the suicidal perpetrators had no connection with the true teachings

Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally Published on Cleveland.com (June 6, 2017)   The Khalifa of Islam, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, is the worldwide spiritual and administrative head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Under his leadership, our community has been at the forefront of combatting all radical (false) interpretations of the Qur’an. Through our

Reading Time: 4 minutesOriginally Published in Beliefnet on June 8th, 2017 by Nayyar Ahmad Almost all major religions and cultures around the world believe in fasting; Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism etc. Likewise, Islam also enjoins its followers to fast during the month of Ramadhan. Now a week into Ramadhan, Muslims are observing fast from

Reading Time: 4 minutesOriginally Published in Patheos on June 2nd, 2017 Yesterday, I attended a seminar by Professor Mahzarin Banaji of Harvard University on the topic of unconscious bias. It was an incredibly mind-opening seminar that brought many biases I hold to the surface. But it also enabled me, in a way, to