justice

Originally published in Time ‘Wars cannot end terrorism, but personal sacrifice and education can’ This year, Eid ul Adha—Islam’s holiest holiday—falls just one day after the 15-year anniversary of 9/11. Perhaps serendipitous, just one day after the anniversary of when extremists violently took so much, the Eid of Sacrifice asks

Originally published in The Columbus Dispatch As an Ahmadi Muslim, I often hear about the persecution of our community members in Middle Eastern and South Asian countries. However, until Monday, this never really struck home for me. This week, Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar, a cardiologist who practiced in Lancaster, was

Originally published in Santa Barbara Independent He wore a red bandana. Despite seeing the blood of those dying around him, he decided to go back into the smoky building. Despite the noise of the stricken building, his soothing voice calmed the injured. Despite being just a young 24-year-old among fleeing

Originally Published in The Daily Herald  What do Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Krishna, Jesus and Muhammad all have in common? They were promoters of peace, justice and equality. These attributes help define America today as we pledge, “With liberty and justice for all.” The Prophet Muhammad stated, “All of you are equal.

Originally published in the Northwest Herald The democratic process is an amazing process, one that is able to promote its first African American president. As I congratulate President Barack Obama on his re-election and wish him success, I also encourage him to keep justice in mind while in office, both

Originally Published in the Appleton Post Crescent Now the second term has officially begun for President Obama and I am excited to see the results of ‘Change’ and ‘Hope.’  I wished for a democratic candidate to win, and more importantly I want a peaceful country. As a Muslim-American we have a firm belief on justice

Originally published in TribStar Congratulations to President Obama for winning the election.  As a Muslim, Islam, justice and peace are synonymous.  Justice and peace are the building blocks for any successful society. A society in which free thought is hindered goes against the principles of Islam and democracy. The Qur’an

Originally Published in the The News Star As an American Muslim, I support the democratic process and congratulate President Barack Obama on winning re-election. I extend my best wishes that President Obama can help keep his campaign promises. The president has a challenging job which comes with immense responsibility. He must

Originally Published in Montgomery News and Phillyburbs.com What is the best way to achieve world peace? With President Obama’s inauguration ceremony right around the corner, scholars will propose what the president should do, indirectly answering the question above. As a Muslim-American, I want to first congratulate the president on his re-election and

Originally Published in The Washington Post  Conflict became inevitable when the United Nations approved the 1947 Israel/Palestine partition. Over six decades later, the region’s health continues to suffer and the world hangs precariously close to global conflict. While Palestine’s 2012 upgrade to “permanent observer” is a much-needed step forward, it alone is not