Joining Hands


Originally Published in The Philadelphia Enquirer and the USA Today As a Muslim living in America, I wondered if I should celebrate Thanksgiving. Sure, I enjoy eating turkey, gathering around with family members to watch a good game of football and spending the weekend with them, but what does my faith say about this? I recently read a passage in the Quran that stated, “If you are grateful...

Tragedy a reminder life is in God’s hands


Originally published in Montgomery News This letter is in response to the story “Wissahickon, Upper Dublin school districts respond to Connecticut school shooting.” As I was reading this story, I couldn’t help but remember my own joyful, carefree Stony Creek Elementary School days. This caused much sorrow for me, as I understood how these young innocent lives were cut short. This senseless...