Responding to Cynthia Ritchie’s Twitter Tirade

Kashif (anti-Islamophobia activist in USA): “Hi John, tragic news, an Islamophobe white supremacist just gunned down a Muslim today in Washington D.C. The killing spree continues. Muslims are being victimized specifically by these extremists.  Would be great if you – as a rights activist yourself – can lend your voice to this human rights cause. We should…

How Long Has Asia Bibi Been in Jail in Pakistan?

Asia Bibi is a Christian mother of five who currently lives in a Pakistan jail on death row. She was imprisoned under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. Apparently, she got into a fight with local Sunnis after she drank water from the same cup as them. A governor who sought a mercy plea for her was subsequently…

Encounter with an American Sunni Sheikh

On the one hand, Islamophobes tirelessly troll me on Twitter, attacking the noble person of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), calling him all kinds of obscene names, and on the other, anti-Ahmadi extremists and trolls fill my timeline cursing the noble personality of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. I am used…

So Who Won the 1974 Parliamentary ‘Debate?’

In 1974, Pakistan’s Bhutto government called on the leading clerics of Pakistan to discuss the constitutional status of the Ahmadi Muslims, whom the clerics insisted were non-Muslim infidels. Although this was a cross-examination, it was advertised as a ‘debate.’ The Ahmadiyya Muslim delegation was led by the then Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hadhrat Mirza…

When Sectarian & Takfiri Sunni Leaders Condemn Sectarianism & Takfir

Shaikh Yasir Qadhi is an American Sunni Muslim scholar and Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute. In a very passionate Facebook Post, Mr. Qadhi recently lamented the rise of sectarianism and the practice of Takfir (anathematization, or refusing to identify sect of Islam as Muslim) amongst Muslims. He said: “Sadly, sectarianism is still well and alive in the Ummah. Recently, a…