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Meet The Global Muslim Peace Movement

Qasim Rashid | Posted 07.14.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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.

An Ahmadi Muslim's Plea: Be My Voice

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

Much needs to be done to effect a change on ground. I am hopeful that as a primary supporter of international religious freedom, the U.S. will continue to play a positive role to this end.

Don't Kill The Apostate Yosef Nadarkhani

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Now that the 11th branch of Iran's Gilan Provincial Court has declared that Nadarkhani belong to a Muslim family and therefore must recant his Christian faith, he could be executed within a week.

Waging The Jihad Of The Pen

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 11.15.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Ahmad joined a group of "Jihadis" who emphatically rejected the notion of violence in the name of Islam. Instead they were waging a Jihad of the pen, not sword. They were letter writers, not sword fighters.

How Muslims Honor 9/11

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 11.12.2011 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

"First you bomb us and now you come suck our blood. What are you gonna do with it, drink it?" These were the words of a young man as I asked people to donate to a 9/11 memorial blood drive.

Muslims For Life, Not Death

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Quran declares, "Whosoever killed a person ... it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and whoso gave life to one, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind."

Celebrating Fourth Of July As A Muslim

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 09.03.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

In my experience, all Muslims would agree on one thing: that the United States provides them with more freedom, more security, more opportunity, and more peace than the country from which they emigrated.

Muslims Should Stand Up Against Harassment Of Fellow Muslims

Mike Ghouse | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Prophet Muhammad asked to find how many Muslims were in Medina, and the only criterion was if they called themselves Muslims. Let's respect the wisdom and norm of our Prophet.

Muslims, Not Islam, Need Reform

Qasim Rashid | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Irshad Manji claims that not just Muslims, but the Quran and Islam itself need reformation. In doing so, Manji ignores the possibility that the owner's manual might be fine, while the issues lie with the owner.

Seeking A Commander-In-Chief For True Islam

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.06.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Where is the inspirational leader of peaceful Islam? Someone who can reciprocate to the President's call with "Islam is, and will never be, at war with the United States"?

'Muslimericans' React To Bin Laden's Death

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.02.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

To the Muslim youth in America today, I say: let no one implant the seeds of confusion in your mind that bin Laden was a Muslim leader.

Indonesia - Land of Tolerance or Terror?

Harris Zafar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harris Zafar

Indonesia once hailed itself as a moderate, diverse nation that protects freedom of religion for all its citizens, with a national motto "Bhinneka Tun...