by Daaniyal Munir There is a trend in our country to celebrate patriotism by waving flags and putting bumper stickers on our vehicles. We spend Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day and the Fourth of July at barbecues, fireworks, and other celebrations. While these activities serve a good, albeit superficial, purpose, we must take time to reflect on the deeper meaning of patriotism. We should reflect on what the Founding Fathers intended when they signed the Declaration of Independence, taking the first steps… Read more

by Amer Aziz  How France’s proposal to change alleged anti-Semitic verses in Quran subverts the legacy Of The French Revolution Following a spate of anti-Semitic crimes by religious extremists in France, some 300 prominent French intellectuals and politicians, including former President Nicolas Sarkozy, recently signed a manifesto alleging that Quranic verses incite anti-Semitic violence, and thus should be ‘struck into obsolescence’. The idea appears to be wholesale deletion of such verses so that—as the manifesto asserts—‘no believer can refer to… Read more

by Imam Rizwan Khan  The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has a long history of tolerance and is recognized the world over for its efforts at promoting peace, justice and harmony in society. Its charitable efforts span the globe and provide innumerable services in poverty and disaster stricken areas. Despite these well known realities there are some who bring fine theological points to accuse the community of intolerance and hate. Although it is impossible to point to a single practical instance that… Read more

Originally Published in The Huffington Post on December 17th, 2017 by Amer Aziz Don’t blame just Donald Trump. It’s the irrational and untenable interpretations of prophetic religious beliefs that is making the world a very dangerous place. Donald Trump, in his book The Art of the Deal, stakes his belief that playing to people’s fantasies can be a very effective form of promotion. The recent controversy of declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been widely speculated in mainstream media as… Read more

by Amer Aziz  The world today makes many of us nervous. The American and Russian superpowers appear to be reenacting their geopolitical rivalry. A trade war is brewing between China and America. War, genocide and religious extremism have ravaged entire nations like Syria, Yemen and Myanmar. But, there is hope– a new gospel (good news) is being preached: The Messiah has come. This is the message of The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to the world. A holy one, sent by God,… Read more

by Syed Sajid Ahmad Billy Graham, prominent American evangelist, proclaimed, “The Bible teaches that Jesus is coming again. And I don’t see any other hope, because we’re heading toward a catastrophe in our world.” He recently passed away waiting. Will millions more, who are looking for Jesus to come, pass away waiting? Daniel’s prediction put the second coming around the 1800s but as his advent did not happen the way it was visualized, words from Matthew, “no one know the hour,”… Read more

by Nayyar Ahmed  The Florida shooting is yet another deadly attack on our nation. As an Ahmadi Muslim, I sympathize with the victims and their family members and offer them a sincere condolence. The worsening disconnect between the needs of the nation and the left and right factions of our country has prevented any real solution from being implemented. Consequently, the fabric of our country is rapidly being torn apart. What a sad contrast that our nation launched the largest… Read more

by Mohammad Iqbal Khan  There was an article recently by a friend on how a representative of the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) supported a hate rally in Virginia recently; a reader commented that American Muslims need a better mainstream representative. The problem is that despite most American Muslims being good people, there’s no real unity between them, it’s inconceivable for them to have one group represent them, especially if that means including those leaders who consider minorities such… Read more

by Qasim Rashid President Trump has taken an unjust decision that risks war escalation. In particular, his decision to ignore seven decades of bi-partisan policy and formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital violates every tenet of democratic governance, collaboration, and progress.  To be sure, this is not a religious matter, and it is critical we resist urges to paint it as such. Muslims and Jews have lived in peace and accord with one another since the time of Prophet Muhammad,… Read more

by Amer Aziz Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, the indefatigable Christian apologist who succumbed to cancer just recently at the tender age of 34, had piqued my interest. In 2010, I converted from orthodox Islam into the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam—a 19th century revivalist and missionary movement founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) who Ahmadi-Muslims believe to be the allegorical Second Coming of Christ. As I grew familiar with my new community of believers it was impossible not to come across Nabeel’s story– a few years… Read more

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