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Jihad of the Pen

Osaama Saifi is a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community - the oldest Muslim organization in the United States – and a member of the Muslim Writers Guild of America. He regularly engages in service projects, such as the Muslim for Life initiative, which helped collect over 10,000 bags of blood across the United States in remembrance of the victims of 9/11. Osaama is a Santa Barbara County native and was raised in Santa Maria, California. He received a Bachelors of Arts in economics and rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. Osaama is currently pursuing a law degree in order to combat blasphemy laws in countries such as Pakistan, and ultimately to protect religious minorities through out the world. Contact Osaama at osaifi@gmail.com or follow him at twitter.com/osaama_saifi.

Despite Persecution, Ahmadi Muslims Engage in Prayer

When a mob in Pakistan set aflame several homes of members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, police officers just watched the flames rage. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Burning Away All Sins

There is a cool serenity at 3:50 a.m. that contrasts the long, hot day. Read story.

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Scarlet Bandana

The 9/11 Memorial Museum serves as a tribute to heroes, like Welles Crowther, who were born that day. Read story.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Muslims Fight Anti-Semitism

Israelite prophets are revered by both Jews and Muslims; anti-Semitism must be fought wherever it may be found. Read story.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Ahmadiyya Congressional Caucus

Bipartisan caucus forms to defend religious liberties. Read story.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Racism and Islam

Like Dr. King, Prophet Muhammad of Islam challenged racism in the world, but 1,500 years ago. Read story.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Muslim Wishes for Happy Holidays

Just like Christians, Muslims try to learn from Jesus. Read story.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thanks Be to Women

I am thankful for the women in my life and find it rather fitting that Marvel Comics' newest character is a teenage female Muslim. Read story.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Remembering Abraham's Sacrifice — Eid-ul-Adha

Eid-ul-Adha literally means “commemoration of the sacrifice.” Read story.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Service to Mankind and Faith

The Qur’an’s emphasis of serving humanity and safeguarding the sanctity of life adjures Muslims to be benefactors for mankind. Read story.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Eid Marks the End of Ramadan

Eid comes at the end of Ramadan, and Imam Shamshad Nasir remarked that it’s a time to be thankful for freedom. Read story.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Book Worth Reading

Ramadan is also the month the Qur’an came into being. Read story.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Fasting for What?

Jihad of the Pen writes about Ramadan. Read story.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Islam’s True Face

Jihad of the Pen columnist grew up in Santa Maria. Read story.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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