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…

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…

Exchange with Irish Cleric Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri

I recently interacted with one of the biggest Sunni clerics in Ireland, Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri. This is how everything started. The Shaykh was preaching the importance of unity amongst the Muslims. I agreed with him and mentioned that as an Ahmadi Muslim, I would love to see Sunni and Shia Muslim clerics end the age-old…

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Zaytuna College & Takfir of Ahmadi Muslims

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is a celebrated Islamic scholar in the United States. I have read some of his work and admire his knowledge on some Islamic issues. However, he has also disappointed me much on some other major issues. In the last few years, for instance, he has spoken and written against the persecuted Ahmadi Muslims, clarifying…

Musaylimah was killed for his ‘Talibani’ activities, NOT his Claims!

Extremist clerics and their ignorant followers – and Islamophobes alike – allege that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the early caliphs of Islam killed people for mere difference in belief. Such clerics have long taught the masses in Pakistan that Islam ordered Muslims to take up the sword against anyone who claimed to be a prophet or decided to…

Spencer & Geller identify Taliban – but not Ahmadis – as Muslims

A twitter conversation that exposes the dilemma faced by Islamophobes like Geller and Spencer. View the story “”Taliban are Muslim, not Qualified to Comment on Ahmadis.” Robert Spencer & Pamela Geller” on Storify     Kashif ChaudhryPhysician, Writer and Human Rights Activist; Recipient, Presidential Service Award; Pakistani American; Humanity comes First; Interests: Cardiac Electrophysiology, Human…