Op-eds

Human greed never ceases to amaze me. It’s the first principle in determining all causes of evil, especially in the tragic storm of 21st-century proxy-war olympics. While average Joes wonder why Yemeni civilians are greeting the Grim Reaper by the thousands, the CEOs of arms dealers are getting wealthier by

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

Originally Published on Inforum on December 30th, 2017 Society is a bell curve. Most of the people are medium height, only some are very short or very tall. Most earn average wages, while some a little and some a lot. Most are moderately educated while some are scholars and some could

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Originally published in Patheos Bismillah wa alhamdulillah wa salawat ‘ala Rasulillah. I, Dr. John Andrew Morrow, known as Ilyas ‘Abd al-‘Alim Islam, am honored to address the 69th Annual Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. I am one of the few Muslim leaders who leads Friday prayers for Sunnis, who performs majlis for

Originally Published in Patheos on July 7th, 2017 The recent hate crimes targeting Muslims has made the month of Ramadan exceptionally difficult. This past month witnessed nationwide anti-shariah protests by a Muslim hate group known as ACT for America[1]. There has also been a surge in attacks against Muslims including

Originally Published in Beliefnet on July 1st, 2017 As an Ahmadi Muslim I can say, “Happy Independence Day America” and really mean it. My patriotic realization wasn’t something that happened suddenly, but was gradual with deliberate reservations. We grew up celebrating the 4th of July like everyone else in the neighborhood. It

Originally Published in Heartland Now on June 25th, 2017 The billboard on Indianapolis’ I-465 titled “The Perfect Man” which mocked and disparaged Prophet Muhammad, accusing him of rape, beheading, and several other allegations saddened me to the core as a practicing Muslim. The sight, however, did not surprise me because

When I share the message of Islam to Americans, they absolutely love it and are blown away. But when I tell them that it’s from the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), they step back and force themselves to dislike it. Whenever I discuss the condition of Islam and its