Salman Ahmad

Stories by Salman Ahmad

The terrorists hate diversity

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued

Muhammad would not ban Facebook

Prophet Muhammad himself wouldn’t take down Facebook if he were among us today. As Karen Armstrong’s biography on Muhammad shows, … Continued

Rescuing ‘jihad’ from the terrorists

There’s a verse from the Holy Qur’an which says: “Behold, We have created you all out of a father and … Continued

Act of one man, not an act of faith

On behalf of SSGWI , my wife Samina and I condemn the senseless act of violence allegedly perpetrated by Maj. … Continued

Concert for Pakistan

Guest post by Adriana Dunn, blog editor at TakePart. Saturday night Sept. 12 was not a typical evening at the … Continued

Taliban are Enemies of Pakistan and Islam

By Salman Ahmad and Kamran Pasha The Taliban hordes now sit dangerously close to Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, and … Continued

Pakistan Must Stand Against Taliban

Dear Readers: Pakistan is under threat from a minority of radical extremists who have nothing to do with Islam and … Continued

Rescuing Pakistan from the Taliban

In its 60-plus turbulent years as an independent country, Pakistan has been held together by its music, poetry, films, literature … Continued

Ring the Bells for Freedom From Fear

The great Sufi philosopher and scholar,Ibn-el-Arabi expressed the unity of all creation when he said: “Three yet only one, most … Continued

America Speaks of Freedom, Hope

BARACK MUBARIK!! The historic American election of 2008 will be remembered for many things,but above all it will be remembered … Continued

What’s So Funny?

On Faith panelist and Sufi rock star Salman Ahmad sings the theme song for the new CW TV comedy “Aliens … Continued

“O Mankind, God Created You . . .”

As a musician I’ve always been fascinated by the creative process and how it relates to music, God and the … Continued

Remembering Nusrat 1948-1997

By Salman Ahmad Long before 9/11 and the subsequent drum beat of a war on terror and talk of a … Continued

Emphasize the Inner Jihad

JIHAD Prophet Muhammad described armed struggle against tyranny and oppression as a LESSER JIHAD. He also warned against the dark … Continued

Seeking Truth in Freedom

The Muslim affirmation of faith is: “THERE IS NO GOD…. BUT GOD, (AND MUHAMMAD IS HIS PROPHET) The affirmation suggests … Continued

One God, Many Views

God gave the Prophets the Truth and the Devil(s) came and distorted it. The more I see people of faith … Continued

Keeping “I” Out of My Way

For me the journey has always been the destination, as Rumi says, that “there is no flying off to blue … Continued

Pledge of Allegiance Gets It Right

Many years ago, when I was growing up as a Muslim-American teen in New York’s Tappan Zee High School, every … Continued

God Is Within, the Sufi Poet Wrote

Just over 300 years ago, the Muslim Sufi poet Bulleh Shah, while a student at a madrassa (Islamic school) in … Continued

Needed: The Spirit of Pope John Paul II

The historian William McNeill once wrote that vibrant societies are often the product of unexpected and jarring interactions with strangers. … Continued