Seidu Malik

AuthorSeidu Malik

Seidu Malik obtained his PhD in Pharmacy/Microbiology from the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia and worked in environmental microbiology as research associate for 2 years. Seidu was awarded the prestigious American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) postdoctoral fellowship for research work in molecular basis of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. From 2012 to 2014, he was at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a postdoctoral research associate where he worked on protein export systems in M. tuberculosis. Seidu is currently serving as a secretary pf Islamic Education for the RTP Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association.

Preventing Anarchy in Society: The Islamic Solution

Originally Published in Patheos In 2016, we witnessed an unprecedented level of violence against citizens. Men and women who have sworn to defend the community during day and night as well as adverse weather conditions tragically lost their lives in the line of duty. At unprecedented rates, civilians with no training or possession of firearms lost their lives at the hands of some law enforcement...

Muslims: To Stop ISIS and Other Terror Group from Disparaging Islam, We Must Clearly Explain the True Concept of Jihad

Originally published on Patheos The year 2015 can be remembered as the year Daesh (ISIS) dominated the news media in the Western world, from beginning to the end. It began with the merciless attack on the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo that drew worldwide condemnation, enslaving of Yazidi women, burning of a Jordanian pilot and ending with a spectacular attack in France and inspiring mass murder...

Don’t let San Bernardino massacre divide us

Originally posted in The News & Observer The shocking massacre at San Bernardino that killed 14 innocent souls and wounded 21 people unfortunately adds to the tally of the mass shooting epidemic in the country and must be condemned under no uncertain terms. This time around, the perpetrators were Muslims with links to an ISIS terror group and thus have inflamed the already volatile...

Four Simple Ways to Stop ISIS

Originally published in Patheos Over the past few years, ISIS has emerged from the shadows of a failed Arab Spring in Syria and sectarian violence in Iraq to become a dominant player in global terrorism. The brutalities, that took the form of beheadings of foreign journalists and aid workers and enslavement of women and children often concentrated in the Middle East, have recently escalated onto...

Islam stands for peace, not violence

Originally posted on The Charlotte Observer Another day, another terrorist attack orchestrated by the perverted group called ISIS. The religion to which I adhere, Islam, stands for peace. It is once again under the media spotlight for all the wrong reasons. How could ISIS justify the Paris attack, which killed nearly 150 innocent souls, and the Beirut bombing last week as Islamic while the Quran...

Tolerance and the holiday spirit in Islam

Originally published in The News and Observer People from all walks of life, irrespective of their race and political affiliations, partake in holiday activity this season through charitable giving and spending quality time with friends and family. Charitable giving and taking care of loved ones form the basis of both Christian and Islamic teachings. Despite the obvious doctrinal differences...

An Islamic approach to resolving our racial tensions

Originally published in The Charlotte Observer Social and political upheavals dominate the world news today. Innocent lives, property, and wealth are destroyed each year due to social, political, and racial tensions. According to the Bible and the Quran, this vicious cycle of violence in human society can be traced back as far as the time of Adam when Cain murdered his brother, Abel. Since then...

Duke’s commendable gesture toward religious co-existence

Originally published in The News and Observer In the wake of the despicable terrorist act at the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo and the Kosher supermarket in France, a lot of questions are being asked about the tolerance and peaceful nature of the followers of Islam. Studying the Quran and the prophet Muhammad’s life, however, it becomes abundantly clear that this barbaric act is against the true...

Let’s Extend Our Generosity and Hospitality to Syrian Refugees

Originally published in Patheos Never before in the history of mankind has the world witnessed such a mass migration of refugees. They come seeking shelter and safe haven from the barbaric onslaught of ISIS and President Assad’s regime. As the world watches in horror the untold sufferings of thousands of refugees in the Middle East and Europe (Hungary and Greece) on TV, one cannot help but...

Is Islam Compatible with Our Modern Way of Life?

Originally published in Patheos Experience has shown that many natural phenomenon or processes are initially discovered with limited understanding or benefit to society. However, with pain staking effort and unbiased approach to the phenomenon, many of the unknown qualities that were initially observed as bad turn out to be good upon further examination. A case in point is the annotation of human...