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Originally published in Zion-Benton News It is unfortunate that Islam is a misunderstood religion. As a practicing Muslim living in America, I feel it is my responsibility to clear these misconceptions. To do so, I have dedicated my life for the service of God and Mankind. I have recently been

Originally Published in the Star Tribune Generally, everything that happens to us for the first time becomes a lasting memory. On a recent weekend, having spent only a couple of months in the United States, I was still in discovery mode. The beautiful time my husband and I spent with

Originally published in Duluth News Tribune Thanksgiving is a time when we give thanks to God and look to be more grateful for all the things we commonly take for granted. This also is an opportunity to reflect that there are many people in this world who are not as

    Originally published in the Duluth News Tribune Thanksgiving is a time when we give thanks to God and look to be more grateful for all the things we commonly take for granted. This also is an opportunity to reflect that there are many people in this world who

Originally published in Dallas Morning News   For the next 30-odd days, thousands of Muslims within the D-FW metroplex will not touch a morsel of food or drink from dawn to sunset. In the Islamic calendar, the month of Ramadan is a special time for Muslims, during which they are encouraged to be

Originally published in Appleton Post-Crescent   As a Muslim-American, I feel it is our obligation to help those in need and take care of our communities. Places like Oklahoma, because of their recent tornado-related disasters, are in need of immediate service from anyone able to assist. A basic tenet of Islam

Originally published in The Syracuse Post-Standard An innocent Hindu man was pushed in front of a subway because he was mistaken to be a Muslim (the alleged assailant presumably did this because she blamed all ”brown” people for 9/11). It is unfortunate that people still believe a Hindu, a Muslim or