Muslim Writers Guild of America

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The premier writers guild in the English language dedicated to defending the honor of Islam and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Celebrating Easter during covid-19 — a Muslim perspective

A tremor of worry has fallen upon Christian America. With 90% of Americans under stay-at-home orders and only one-fifth of religious Americans still attending worship services, many Christians are left wondering, “How will I celebrate Easter this year?” Even President Trump sought to dull the effects of this tremor, considering last weekend to allow churches to open for Easter...

After a school stabbing in Oshkosh, a heroic deed

As I drove to the local Ahmadiyya Muslim Community mosque in Oshkosh, Wis. the morning of Dec. 3, I was supposed to be conducting cultural sensitivity training at the mosque with police officers from across Wisconsin. Instead I watched as group after group of students, eventually numbering over a hundred, were ushered into the mosque to seek shelter and safety after a stabbing and...

Quran Facts

For many years critics have portrayed the Qur’an in a negative light. They’ve dubbed its verses as violent, barbaric, and backwards. Some view it as a fabrication of the Prophet Muhammad, and as an antithesis to Western civilization. Perhaps they’d prefer it never existed.  Interestingly, millions of Muslims throughout history — of all walks of life, backgrounds, and nations — have viewed it...

We’re getting desensitized to mass murders of children

by Naseer Syed Originally Published in The Star Press on March 3rd, 2018 Seventeen kids were murdered at a high school in Parkland, Florida.  Three days later, less than 50 miles away at a gun show, hundreds thought buying more weapons was the appropriate response. Give it another week or two, and we’ll have brushed off the frenzy of activism that accompanies mass atrocities in our country. The...

The Islamophobia of Terrorism

Originally Published in the Huffington Post on December 6th, 2017 Victims hid under dead bodies, attackers ambushed ambulances, and over 305 people were killed. Nearly forty gunmen unleashed a vicious attack upon the al-Rawda mosque, utilizing multiple bombs, rocket-propelled grenades, and strategic ambush locations against first responders. The victims were Muslims, coming to the mosque for...

Prophet empowers women

Originally Published in Arkansas Democrat Gazette on February 10th, 2018 by Hameed Naseem It is widely believed in the West that Islam stands in opposition to women’s rights. However, even a cursory study of the Holy Quran leaves a strong impression that Islam treats women just the same as men, with love and respect, grants them equal rights and places a very high expectation on both in...

Martin Luther King Jr.Day

Originally Published in Medium on January 15th, 2018 by Faris Hayee Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister. He was the leader of the non-violent civil rights movement aimed to end segregation and discrimination. It all started in March of 1955, when fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat to a white man as required by Jim Crow Laws at that time. Nine Months...

Reflect on what King Day stands for

Originally Published in The Roanoke Times on January 22nd, 2018 by Faran Jalil In an era in which race relations continue to be a household topic, as an Ahmadi Muslim I encourage my fellow citizens to reflect on the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is worth acknowledging and celebrating our shared values regardless of our race, religion or background. King famously stated, “I...

A Muslim for Jesus

Originally Published in Beliefnet by Adil Khan I love Jesus. No you won’t see me at Sunday Worship, nor with a cross on my forehead during lent. I don’t believe Jesus is God, and I do not believe that the current state of Christianity is reflective of the beliefs of Jesus Christ. I, like the majority of Christian scholars, do not believe that—as the Biblical evidence suggests—Jesus was born on...