Harris Zafar

Harris Zafar serves as National Spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, which is among the oldest Muslim organizations in the United States with chapters in more than 200 countries around the world. He is also author of “Demystifying Islam: Tackling the Tough Questions.” Follow him at @Harris_Zafar.

Stories by Harris Zafar

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Why Were Three Muslims Murdered in Cold Blood?

Let’s be honest: three young Muslim students weren’t killed over a parking spot.

How the Prophet Muhammad Dealt with Insults

Muslims who respond to the likes of “Charlie Hebdo” with violence need to consult the Qu’ran.

Did Islamic Beliefs Provoke Alton Nolen to Murder?

Politicians crying “Sharia!” are not going to help us understand the difference between terrorism and murder.

Understanding Peaceful Islam: A Muslim Response to Herb Silverman

It’s a mistake to impugn Islam based on moral or intellectual failings of intolerant and dangerous Muslims.

Sudan Government Tells Young Christian Woman to Recant or Die

A Christian Sudanese woman faces the death sentence on charges of apostasy — with no legal or religious justification.

Dear Boko Haram: You’re Spitting in the Face of Muhammad

A letter of warning from an American Muslim to violent Islamists.

Making Islamic sense of free speech

While many celebrated the winter holidays, news broke of the arrest in Saudi Arabia of liberal writer Turki Al Hamad … Continued

For Ahmadiyya Muslims, another memorial day

On May 28th this year, we observed Memorial Day, a day to remember and honor those who have died in … Continued

Muslim without sharia?

On Tuesday, January 17th, former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich said that the only way he would ever support … Continued