On Martin Luther King Day, let’s all come together and do this


Originally published in East Bay Times

Even though we are in the 21st century, racism and injustice still exist in the United States and other parts of the world. As an Ahmadi Muslim, I encourage our brothers and sisters in humanity to reflect on this day and ponder upon it on Martin Luther King Day.

Over 13 centuries ago, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) offered the same message that Dr. King preached, that “a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action.”

This mirrors what Dr. King famously stated: “I look to the day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

I encourage my fellow Americans to pay heed to this message and let us all come together and echo our voices toward justice and end racism.

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Khalid Khan
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