Originally published in Tulsa World My heartfelt sympathy is with those suffering from the great tragedy that is occurring in Syria. Recently, 90 people, many of them women and children, were killed during air raids in Aleppo, Syria. It is my sincere hope that the two sides look toward the true nature of the Islamic religion as a way of building bridges of peace. True to this spirit, the prophet...

Fasting Creates Sympathy For Fellow Human Beings


Originally published in Duluth News Tribune I was starving. I hadn’t eaten for almost 17 hours. And finally, when I got to eat, it felt so good. That’s how I completed my fast last Friday. More than 1 billion Muslims are fasting these days because it is the holy month of Ramadan. Fasting is obligatory for all healthy adult Muslims from sunrise to sunset for the whole month. Though I am not an...