Thanks, veterans, for protecting our freedom


Originally published in the Macomb Daily, Oakland Press, and the Daily Tribune


veterans_day_14As an American, I take many things for granted — freedom being the most important. As an Ahmadi Muslim, it is my duty to honor, respect, and be grateful to those veterans that have sacrificed so much so that I may enjoy the freedoms they protect.

This is my duty because the Prophet Muhammad teaches Muslims that, “Love for one’s homeland, is a part of faith.”

I, along with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, pledge to always be ready to “sacrifice our lives, wealth, time, and honor for the sake of our faith, country, and nation.” So this Veteran’s Day, I thank all our veterans for my freedoms. God bless our veterans, and God bless the United States of America.


About the author

Mahir Osman

Mahir Osman lives in the suburbs of Detroit Michigan and is well known as a community leader and advocate within the region. Serving as the Public Affairs Secretary for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Metro Detroit, Osman has built relationships with local Mayors, Council Members, State Representatives, and Congressional Representatives. For the past 15 years, Osman has independently studied Theology and Comparative Religions, primarily early Christianity and the New Testament, to better understand why individuals believe what they believe. And therefore, focuses on writing pieces, both religious and political, that would not hold any biases and focus primarily on facts, rational, and justice.

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