Islam

Reading Time: 1 minutesLetter to the editor published on June 20th in the Orange County Register: Re: “Van veers into pedestrians outside mosque, 1 killed, 10 hurt” [News, June 17]: In the tragic Finsbury Mosque attack yesterday, the local Imam reportedly shielded the captured assailant from an angry mob until the police arrived,

Reading Time: 4 minutesJust two weeks after a white supremacist went on an anti-Muslim tirade in Portland that ended with him stabbing three men in the neck, anti-Muslim hate rallies are being organized in over 25 cities across the country this Saturday, June 10th.  All are organized by ACT for America, an organization

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: 1 minutesLetter to the editor published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on May 31st: As Ahmadi Muslim, I extend my heartfelt prayers to the British people. In response to the attack in Manchester, an imam of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association UK went to Manchester to pay tribute to the victims.

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: Portland Tribune (Tuesday, 06 June 2017 ) The horrific attack on May 26 that resulted in the death of two people and injuries for another as they tried to protect two young women from a man’s racist tirade is shocking. In today’s divisive political climate, we’ve seen a dramatic

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

Reading Time: 4 minutesOriginally Published in The Philidelphia Inquirer New police building a travesty The Philadelphia Police Department’s decision to move its headquarters into the former Inquirer-Daily News building on North Broad Street means it is abandoning plans to use the former Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co. building at 46th and Market Streets,

Reading Time: 4 minutesGuest Opinion Published on Oregonlive website on May 27th, 2017 On Friday, Portland was shaken by an attack on a train that targeted two teenage girls and led to the deaths of two bystanders. As the details emerge, we discover that the suspect, 35-year-old Jeremy Joseph Christian, allegedly set his sights