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Reserve some love for fellow man

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Originally Published in the Columbus Dispatch on February 14th, 2018 Islam puts a lot of emphasis on the love between a husband and a wife. They are supposed to be best friends who not only help support each other become better people but also cover the faults of one another. In fact, the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) stated: “The best among you are those who are best to their wives.” As a...

Eclipses in Islam; why Muslims observe special prayer

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Originally Published in The Middletown Press on February 6th, 2018 As an Ahmadiyya Muslim, I joined Muslims the world over recently in observing a special prayer called Khusoof as a rare phenomenon occurred in the heavens. A lunar eclipse took place. It was also a super blue blood moon, which is when the moon is closest to the Earth, the brightest, the second full moon of the month, and when it...

U.S. should cut support of those who attack Yemen

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Originally Published in Canton Repository on January 6th, 2018 Imagine your local hospital has been destroyed, your father and sister killed, and your home is in rubble. Would you not hate the cause of this whirlwind of tragedy? This is exactly what will happen in Yemen. The Dec. 26 Saudi airstrike in Yemen that killed 68 civilians is another testament to the severity of this war’s effect on...

Reflect on what King Day stands for

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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...

On MLK Day: Dispel hate

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Originally Published in Triblive on January 14th, 2018 America is a country of immigrants and a melting pot of different races. This peaceful co-existence is a hallmark of a civil and pragmatic society, where people of almost every background choose to live a life that guarantees liberty and justice for all. However, America had to undergo many cultural revolutions for the liberties we enjoy...

In new year, remember the less fortunate

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Originally Published in NorthJersey.com on January 3rd, 2018 The coming of a new year holds great spiritual meaning for many people. It is a time of reformation and resolutions. We reflect on the past year and think of ways to better ourselves during the new one. Let us also give a moment of our thoughts and prayers to the families affected by atrocities in the past year and to the ones less...