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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: 4 minutesOriginally Published in Heartland Now on June 25th, 2017 The billboard on Indianapolis’ I-465 titled “The Perfect Man” which mocked and disparaged Prophet Muhammad, accusing him of rape, beheading, and several other allegations saddened me to the core as a practicing Muslim. The sight, however, did not surprise me because

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: 3 minutesOriginally Published in Tucson.com by Aamir Quraishy Living in America I am very thankful to all our armed men and women in the forces who work tirelessly to defend our country and freedom. As an Ahmadi Muslim, My family came here to flee the religious persecution we faced in Pakistan.

Reading Time: 3 minutesOriginally Published in OnFaith on May 29th, 2017      The week following September 11th was a sad and tense time for us at the Portland Rizwan Mosque. Not only had we experienced the same shock and horror from the attacks as any other American, but we also had the

Reading Time: 3 minutesOriginally Published in Beliefnet With Mother’s Day here, we can use this opportunity to remind ourselves of the respect that is due to to all mothers. Mother’s Day isn’t just meant to celebrate our mothers once a year, but rather it reminds us of the respect due to our mothers

Reading Time: 5 minutesOriginally Published in Patheos  We’ve all seen the tragic images of children killed or injured in the Syrian civil war. An estimated 55,000 children have been killed in the fighting. This is among the hundreds of thousands total casualties of civilian deaths. Less known are the thousands that have died

Reading Time: 3 minutesOriginally published in: Meriden Patch (04/24/2017) The Inter-Religious Clergy Alliance of CT is perpetuating a unifying three-part Interfaith Dinner Reception and Scripture study of spiritually awakening proportions free and open to all ages and backgrounds! Amid rising divisiveness, several religious communities, including Jewish, Christian, and Islamic, of CT River Valley

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Aamir Quraishy On Saturday March 11th 100’s of Muslims hit the streets across America to dispel ignorance and tell people across the US: “we are Muslims AND we are Americans!” Locations included Southwest Chicago,  Boston, Fitchburg Massachusetts, and many other cities across the US.    (See below respective links to