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Saying “Merry Christmas” – Haram?

Yes you read it right; believe me I am equally surprised I am writing on this “issue.” Apparently, as Christmas is nearing, a not-so-unpopular notion that “Greeting on the occasion of Christmas is haraam (forbidden) according to scholarly [...]

[Newsline] Lowe’s, Islamophobia and Lessons for Pakistan

The world’s second largest hardware chain, Lowe’s, proudly displays the slogan “Let’s Build Something Together” on its website. Founded in 1946, Lowe’s is ranked amongst the top 50 corporations in America. The company recently pulled [...]

[Huffington Post] An Ahmadi Muslim’s Plea: Be My Voice

Religious freedom (or the lack thereof) in Pakistan cannot be emphasized enough. Due to the preposterous demeanor of Pakistan’s self-righteous right-wing, many in the world today are aware of Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy problem. [...]

[Pak Tea House] An Ahmadi’s Plea to Pakistan: Be my voice

Religious freedom (or the lack thereof) in Pakistan cannot be emphasized enough. Due to the preposterous demeanor of Pakistan’s self-righteous right-wing, many in the world today are aware of Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy problem. Much [...]

[Newsline] Will Qadri’s Death Sentence be his End?

An anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi passed a verdict yesterday that sentenced Governor Salmaan Taseer’s murderer to death. Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri’s crime was doubly heinous: he not only showered bullets on a fellow human but also brought [...]

[Express Tribune] Jinnah’s Pakistan, hijacked by clerics

With the partition of the Indian subcontinent, Pakistan came into existence on August 14, 1947. The valiant and astute Muhammad Ali Jinnah led the minority Muslim community of united India to a separate homeland to fulfill the demand for [...]

[The Record] Muslim group saving 30,000 lives to mark 9/11

Read the original post here. As communities throughout the country undertake special events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a Muslim group with strong North Jersey ties is launching a nationwide blood-drive [...]

[The Record] Op-Ed: At the center of Ramadan is the daily fast

Read the original Post here. IF YOU know a Muslim, you are sure to have heard about Ramadan and the tradition of fasting in Islam. Ramadan is the ninth and holiest month of the Islamic calendar, and it began Aug. 1 in the United States. Millions [...]

[The Record] Ten years after 9/11, U.S. Muslims still battling stereotypes

I was interviewed by “The Record” for a piece on 9/11. Read Online Here. Ten years have passed since al-Qaida terrorists hijacked four planes in an attack that killed nearly 3,000 people and wiped the World Trade Center from the [...]

[Huffington Post] How Pakistan Drifted Away from Itself

With the partition of the Indian subcontinent, the Dominion of Pakistan came into existence on Aug. 14, 1947. The valiant and astute Muhammad Ali Jinnah led the minority Muslim community of United India to the fulfillment of its dream for a [...]