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Muslims May Have Regressed But Here's What's Really to Blame

Atif Rashid | Posted 01.20.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

Muslims claim their religion teaches peace, harmony, love and goodness while the actions of some so-called adherents to the faith prove contrary. How can it be that on the one hand, the religion teaches good while some Muslims commit evil?

How Pakistan Abandoned Its Minorities

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 01.17.2016 | Books
Malik Siraj Akbar

Photo Source: Amazon.com Since its creation in 1947, Pakistan's political leaders and scholars have constantly debated the degree to which their cou...

Young Muslims Engaged in Jihad throughout Canada

Luqman Ahmed | Posted 01.14.2016 | Religion
Luqman Ahmed

We feel that the true battle against extremism and radicalism is a battle of ideologies and education, not one fought with guns and bombs.

Charlie Hebdo Continues to Invite Hostility

Luqman Ahmed | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
Luqman Ahmed

While I support the chant of 'Je Suis Charlie' to stand for those who lost their lives, I believe that we should use freedom of speech to promote peace and tolerance, not create more conflict and hatred.

Why Islam is Not the Problem

Usama Khan | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
Usama Khan

You're seven times more likely to be shot by a right wing extremist in the United States than you are to be shot by a Muslim extremist. But I guess facts don't stop many Americans from being deathly afraid of all Muslims.

A Country Where Selling Books Is an Act of Terrorism

Ahmed Khan | Posted 01.08.2016 | Religion
Ahmed Khan

Imagine a local bookseller in the United States being arrested by the federal government in his own bookstore and being charged with a federal crime. His crime: the sale of books deemed hurtful or hateful to another religious group's beliefs. His punishment: eight years in prison.

The Terrorism Double Standard

Qasim Rashid | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

We cannot allow the terrorist acts of a few individuals demonize our view of an entire group. The solution is slow but comes down to the simple commitment we each must make to reach out to one another and dialogue.

Accused Of Being A Terrorist, Muslim-American Doctor Pens Poignant Message

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion

“I’m not your enemy. I’m your biggest ally.” Those were the poignant words penned this week by Bilal Rana, a Muslim-Am...

The Paris Attacks Are a Reminder We Should All Listen to the London-Based Khalifa (Caliph) of Islam

Atif Rashid | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Atif Rashid

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been leading the peaceful revival of the true Islam for 126 years now and constantly warns the world of the dire consequences of turning away from Godliness and good morals.

Dear New Atheists, Islam Does Not Need Reform

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 11.20.2015 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

We must understand that the only way to defeat the ISIS narrative is by providing a reformist counter-narrative that is based on intellectual honesty and truth. Such a narrative exists. Let us support it, not fight it.

Lack of Leaders in the Muslim World? Perhaps It's Time to Meet the Peaceful Khalifa of Islam

Usman Ahmad | Posted 11.19.2015 | Religion
Usman Ahmad

There is another leading figure in the Muslim world, who along with his followers is forging a path of reconciliation in these perilous times. He too is a Khalifa, but the Khilafat he represents is very different to the one of ISIS.

Ahmadiyya Apartheid and the Quest for Tolerance

Khwaja Khusro Tariq | Posted 11.03.2015 | World
Khwaja Khusro Tariq

The rise of the educated Ahmadis who profess a pluralistic, peaceful version of Islam is problematic. The power of the Mullah rests on getting people riled up, ready to give their lives for their faith.

My Struggle Against Islamophobes

Atif Rashid | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
Atif Rashid

I feel as though I'm in an almost-daily battle with Islamophobes whether online or in my mind trying to figure out why these people have so much hatred against Islam.

Why Success Isn't What Everyone Thinks It Is

Atif Rashid | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Atif Rashid

We're all looking for it -- success. But what is it and how can we get there? Photo by bernavazqueze When the veils, garbs and blindness of succes...

Why I Left America to Train in Jihad Under an Islamic Caliphate

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 08.20.2015 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

I am an American. I have a full-time job in one of Greater Boston's renowned institutions as a medical professional. Yet, I just travelled out of the United States a few days ago to renew my pledge of allegiance to the caliphate.

Calling Millions of Muslims to Secretly Check in for This Flight

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

To my Muslim family, you know Ramadan starts on June 18 this year. Many in the West believe it's a month when we abstain from food and drink during daytime. That's true. But in reality, Ramadan is about abstaining from all carnal desires, not just food. It's a spiritual flight requiring us to follow certain protocols.

Fighting Arguments With Arguments, Not Violence

Ahmed Khan | Posted 05.07.2015 | Religion
Ahmed Khan

Muslims must remember that no Usama Dakdok or Pamela Gellar can ever take away anything from Islam, but violence in the name of Islam will certainly empower them to spread their hatred towards it.

The Inconvenient Truth About ISIS

Qasim Rashid | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Qasim Rashid

How did a rogue band of radicals with such a destructive ideology appear so suddenly and gain such influence in such a rapid timeframe? The answer is an inconvenient truth -- but it is one we must accept. ISIS exists due to both unjust Western imperialism, and unjust Muslim majority governments. To stop ISIS requires reversing this trend.

Defending Prophet Muhammad but Through the Pen Instead

Ahmed Khan | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion
Ahmed Khan

When these gunmen and others like them take innocent lives, no matter who they are, because of mere mockery against the Prophet, then they should know that his example was different.

An Ahmadi Muslim's Open Challenge to Amir Liaqat

Qasim Rashid | Posted 03.09.2015 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Here is my challenge to Amir Liaqat. If you are sincere that your religion forbids you from hating anyone, or wishing death upon anyone, and if you are sincere that you want to give Ahmadi Muslims a voice -- then prove it with your actions.

Muslims: You Must Break Free of Captivity

Qasim Rashid | Posted 02.27.2015 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

The same clerics who stand to lose everything if the Muslim masses turn away from them took yet another cowardly and barbaric step to ensure they keep their masses captive -- either mentally, physically, morally, and spiritually.

The Logic of the 'Moderate' Mindset

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 12.31.2014 | Religion
Ali A. Rizvi

In gauging the responses to my writing, I have a personal rule: don't just look at what is being written, but why it is being written.

An Honest Open Letter to Moderate Muslims

Qasim Rashid | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

You've likely heard the old saying, "You can't wake up someone pretending to be asleep." This thoughtful proverb crossed my mind as I read new atheist Ali Rizvi's letter, which I can only assume is addressed you and I.

Why a Muslim and an Atheist Are Fighting Side by Side

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

We are inviting everyone -- not just Ahmadi Muslims and atheists -- to join us and let us build some novel unity between our untrusted, and often marginalized, groups and to take the fight for universal freedom of conscience a step further.

Pakistan's Second Amendment is Root Cause of Sectarianism

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Kashif N. Chaudhry

Forty years ago this day, Pakistan passed the second amendment to its Constitution, forcibly declaring the Ahmadis non-Muslim. It was this day that Pakistan started drifting away from the vision of its valiant founder.