Muslim branch seeks to explain controversial position

One of the area's smaller Muslim communities, persecuted in some parts of the world, is taking part in a national campaign called Muhammad Messenger of Peace. The Ahmadiyya community wants to explain the structured knowledge system of Islam, the Quran, the Hadith (the collected sayings of Muhammad), and the collected wisdom of Islamic scholars over the [...]

2013-03-07T01:55:44-05:00 News|

Eid-ul- Adha and Abraham’s sacrifice

We all know of the upright Patriarch and “Friend” of the Divine (4:126), Abraham (on him is peace), of whom we find an honorable mention in almost every religion. So what’s so special about him? Well, the answer lies within a special commemoration being observed these very days by over one third of the world’s [...]

2012-10-29T00:56:21-04:00 Op-Ed|

When free speech costs human life

As with many of you, my Twitter feed spiked Wednesday with tweets about an anti-Islam film and ensuing murder of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens. Moments later and likewise, posts demanding an unequivocal condemnation from American Muslims flooded my Facebook. Though it astounds me that some hold Muslim Americans accountable on behalf of extremists 5,000 [...]

2012-09-13T01:41:47-04:00 Op-Ed|