Congratulations on the Election Victory


Originally Published in The New Jersey Record. I wish to extend my heartiest congratulations to President Obama on his re-election to the White House last night. As part of the larger Muslim-American community, I am hopeful that President Obama’s reelection will serve to bring various sections of our communities even closer. I also hope that the president will continue to uphold the rule of...

Which Muslim Leader Is the Real Champion of Peace?


Originally Published in The Huffington Post “We’ve been waiting for you.” People say this all the time when I┬áteach coursesabout Islam and peace at colleges, universities and places of worship. With the Muslim world erupting in chaos from the Libyan shores of Bin Ghazi to the tribal areas of Pakistan, this yearning for peace is becoming a global phenomenon. But name a Muslim...