Rohingya: Victims of False Borders

There was a time in recent history that the USA became a haven of hope for many downtrodden minorities of European kingdoms. When these immigrants sacrificed and struggled to arrive in the USA, they adopted the “melting pot” approach to culture. It did not matter where you came from, because “all men are created equal”. Even today, American domestic laws forbid the collecting of racial information in employment or other personal documents. Continue reading

Wishing All Muslims a Blessed Eid ul-Fitr 1434H

To all our family members, relatives and friends – we wish you a Blessed Eid marked by faith, prosperity and joy. Eid ul-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-breaking marks the conclusion of the month of fasting. (Fitr, which denotes “to break” therefore marks the breaking of the fasting period and of all bad and evil habits). Eid is a time for renewed friendship and goodwill, a time for sincere forgiveness and making amends and a time of moderate celebration where children, communities and families come together and have a good time. Continue reading

Suicide bombings must be stopped now

http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/124329

Because the majority of Muslim scholars and leaders continue, with their silence on the issue, to sanction by default the use of suicide to “further the Islamic agenda”, we now begin to see young people making career and life-choices tantamount to the suicide of their own souls. Continue reading