by Hassan Mirza  The worldwide Caliph of Islam is now in The United States of America. A religious leader who embraces peace and unity for the entire Muslim Community. A leader who united an entire worldwide community through love and knowledge. A leader who preaches the concept of Jihad of the pen Unfortunately, the Muslim…

by Dr. Irtiza Sheikh The Prophet Muhammad said, “Love of one’s country is a part of faith.” Throughout the many decades that the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been a part of American society, it has embodied this principal of Islam. This community believes that this love should be expressed by engaging in services to uplift our…

by Nayyar Khokhar A few years ago, my parents decided to perform Umrah (a lesser pilgrimage) to the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia. Carrying Pakistani passports and belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a reformist community labeled and marginalized by a majority of Muslims as heretics and enemies of Islam, it was no…

by Ahtesham Chaudhry Ramadan is in its essence a month of physical deprivation. Muslims withhold themselves from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset for this extended period of time. But, what is interesting about this month is that 1.8 billion Muslims around the world are fervently anticipating its arrival. They celebrate the coming of…

by Ijaz Ahmed As an American-born Muslim, I wish to extend all Americans a happy and safe 4th of July. As we celebrate this wonderful day with fireworks and barbecues, we reflect on the freedoms and rights this great country affords us all. We should also reflect on the countless service men and women who…

by Nayyar Ahmed Khokhar  Some of the most persistent critics of Islam and Muslims in general are constantly on the move to find allegations that can be leveled against the teachings of this peaceful religion. One such allegation is the use of a concept known as “Taqiyya”, which in crude definition is one hiding in…

by Zohaib Zafar March 23rd marked 129 years since when the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was founded. It has been a tumultuous journey for our community. Hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims have been killed by so called Muslims and many of us have been forced out of our homes into exile. All of this has happened because…

by Nayyar Ahmed The Middle East countries’ policies towards Israel have been divided and can be described as either understated or mute. I caution the reader not to confuse a call for action with war or conflict – a peaceful dialogue between nations can resolve many, if not all, such issues. However, it still remains…

by Munassar Alam As one ponders over the state of the world, they come to realize that humanity has made tremendous progress over the last few centuries. Mankind has created megacities, flying machines, calculators the size of just a few atoms, and have set foot on the moon. One could say that humanity will continue…

by Hassan Mirza As a resident of central Ohio, I am saddened by the loss of our fellow Westerville Police officers who were killed in a line of duty recently. I am also saddened of the seventeen victims of the Parkland shooting. In both situations I commend our fellow officers putting themselves in harm’s way…

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