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Ahmadiyya

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 04.06.2015 | 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.

The Key to Defeating ISIS

Qasim Rashid | Posted 11.15.2014 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

ISIS is bad ideology and the best cure for bad ideas are better ideas. The obvious question, therefore, is does a superior version of Islam exist today and if so, where is it?

Muslim Leadership Must Act for World Peace

Qasim Rashid | Posted 09.28.2014 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Who can argue that greed and deceit has polluted the religions of the world? Islam is no exception. Because of their fear of losing power and control, Muslim leaders have shown shameful complacency and duplicity.

Meet The Global Muslim Peace Movement

Qasim Rashid | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Notwithstanding that the overwhelming majority of Muslims loathe terrorism, the myth that only Muslims engage in extremism falls flat on its face with a cursory review of any US State Department Report, FBI Report, or Human Rights Watch Report.

Does the Koran Endorse Apostasy Laws?

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

Muslims consider the Koran the word of God. Hence, it is the primary and supreme source of jurisprudence in Islam. The practice of Prophet Muhammad, Sunnah, is second in line. Both leave no doubt that apostasy is not a punishable offense at all, let alone by death.

5 Reasons the 9/11 Museum Should Drop 'Islamist'

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

If "Islamist" means one's admiration for the values of an Islamic system of governance, it would make the founder of Islam and his companions Islamists of the highest order. So how will visitors walk away without associating Islam with extremism?

Local Muslim Community Bleeds With Boston

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

Like other American communities, the Muslim-American community condemned the actions of the Tsarnev brothers right away. The actions of the two brothers were not just an attack on Americans and our values, but also on the values of the Islamic faith.

I Left 'America' for Its Hatred of Muslims... This Is My Story

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

I often wondered why there was not a single Christian student, out of the thousands at Harvard, who had the moral integrity to tear down the hate stickers on campus -- hate stickers that openly attacked me for being Muslim.

Pakistan Needs a Mandela

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 02.28.2014 | World
Kashif N. Chaudhry

Today, Pakistan is the only country in the world to deny a section of its citizens the basic human right to identity. Ahmadi Muslims are forbidden calling themselves Muslim by the State's constitution.

Syrian War Is Not A Prelude To The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Instead of praying for the annihilation of the Arab cultural center, why not try saying: we will not tolerate these human rights abuses.

Pakistan's 'Separate But Equal' Elections

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

On May 11, the world's second most populous Muslim country, Pakistan, marked a historic election. But as Pakistanis rushed to the polling stations to cast their vote, more than 4 million people sat home, separated and disenfranchised.

5 Differences Between A Catholic Pope And An Islamic Khalifa

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 05.03.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

When my parents enrolled me in a Catholic school in Pakistan, our neighbors expressed a concern: Will my faith be at risk because of attending a Catholic school? As it turns out, the Catholic school taught me the lost Muslim value of grappling with disagreements in a non-threatening way.

Ahmadiyya: My Small Town

Shireen Younus | Posted 09.05.2012 | Teen
Shireen Younus

We want to be understood by someone; we want to belong somewhere. Friends, families, relationships -- everywhere you see people trying to change their true personalities to fit in.

Which Muslim Leader Is The Real Champion Of Peace?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

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.

One American Mosque: Two Crazy Acts

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 04.16.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

There is a bright line distinction, though, between both crazy acts: one is driven by knowledge and love, while the other by ignorance at best, and hatred at worse.

A Muslim Honors National Bible Week

Harris Zafar | Posted 01.26.2012 | Religion
Harris Zafar

One of the core fundamental beliefs in Islam is to honor all revealed books, not just the Quran. Muslims believe in earlier texts in their original form, and the Quran specifically mentions the Scrolls, Torah, Psalms and Gospel.

'Muslim' Nations And The Problem Of Christian Persecution

Qasim Rashid | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Muslims were specifically admonished to respect and honor Egyptian Christians. Quite obviously, Egyptian Coptic Christian persecution stands in stark contrast to Prophet Muhammad's guidance.