Oshkosh mosque holding Ramadan food drive


Originally published in The Northwestern On Sunday Muslims all over the world began fasting to observe the month of Ramadan. For the next thirty days, physically capable Muslims will forgo all food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Children, sick and the elderly are exempt from fasting. Fasting is much more than just suffering hunger and thirst. The true spirit of fasting is to appreciate the...

Islam would never sanction bombings


Originally published in The Columbus Dispatch Last April, the Boston Marathon was interrupted by two bombs that killed three people and injured 264. The perpetrators claimed that the bombings were done to protect Islam from the United States. Islam condemns the bombing in every way. In fact, the Holy Quran states: “Whosoever killed a person … it shall be as if he killed all mankind.” The...

Muslim community sponsors blood drive


Originally published in The Northwestern Next week will mark the 12 year anniversary of 9/11, a day of bloodshed and incomprehensible tragedy. On Sept. 7, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Oshkosh will hold a blood drive at its mosque on 300 N. Eagle St. from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., to honor the victims and to emphasize sanctity of life, a teaching inherent in all religious traditions. In fact, all...