Have an amazing, peaceful Ramadan, Dallas

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Originally published in Dallas News

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It is my belief that we come to respect other people and their traditions if we accept that there are good things to be learned from them. As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, Muslims are encouraged to be frequent in giving charity, practice self-discipline, refrain from anger, and reflect on their moral state. These are the values that Muslims are encouraged to develop in this month, which not only help them become a better person, but a better American citizen.

I hope the citizens of Dallas and the rest of the United States have an amazing and peaceful next 30 days.

About the author

Aadil Ahmad

Aadil Ahmad is a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and a contributor to the Muslim Writers Guild of America. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Physics from Lake Forest College in 2007. He has worked as a Property & Casualty Actuary for about 6 years, mainly for insurance companies in and around the Chicagoland area. He is married and has one son of age 3.

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