Waqas Hussain

AuthorWaqas Hussain

A resident of Portland , Oregon, Waqas Hussain works for a software company and has a degree in Marketing. He also serves as Associate Director of Media Relations for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association.

A Muslim’s Response to Country-Wide Mall Attacks

Originally Published in Beliefnet  For many Americans last week looking to spend some holiday time with family and friends at the mall, what they thought was going to be cheerful moments taking pictures with Santa and flying new toy drones in their local Brookstone store turned into a nightmare with panic and terror. All across the country, we were witness to waves of disorder and chaos at our...

Whether a candidate is Muslim shouldn’t matter: #tellusatoday

Originally published in USA Today Over the past few days, we have seen a barrage of insensitive comments come from Republican Party candidates in regard to Islam. The most recent came from Ben Carson who said: “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.” He fails to realize the irony of his statement. His views seem to be...

Movement fights radical recruitment

Originally posted in Portland Tribune Nearly 200 members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association recently traveled to London in a historic trip to meet with the Khalifa of Islam. Unlike many news stories today depicting radicalized youth traveling abroad, the story of these young men was far different. They met with the head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Mizra Masroor Ahmad. Ahmad has been...

What motivates ISIS members: Letter to the Editor

Originally posted in The Oregonian Power, not religion: As an American Muslim, I read about the atrocities committed by ISIS and my heart is filled with grief and anguish. To think that someone could commit such heinous crimes against humanity is beyond comprehension to me. As an Ahmadi Muslim, I have been taught that Islam condemns the taking of an innocent life. In fact, the Quran teaches that...