Resolution to serve
As we are starting a new year and everyone is making New Year’s resolutions, many people have resolved to go to the gym, to lose weight and try to be healthy.
These resolutions are great, but we should also think about helping other people.
This year, I have also made resolutions of my own. As a Muslim, we have been taught to serve mankind. As God says in the Quran, “Show kindness to parents, and to kindred, and orphans, and the needy, and to the neighbor…” (4:37).
Similarly, the Prophet of Islam, Mohammad, has specifically stated “feed the hungry and visit the sick.”
Keeping the above teachings in mind, my resolution is to serve and strengthen my community by helping the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association achieve their goal of feeding 100,000 people in 2015.
I would also like to partake in food drives and soup kitchens, and I encourage all the readers to help serve people in need.
— Saeed Chaudhry, Arlington
Forgot to mention
A recent article by Ron Lowe implies that Obama has made his legacy by improving our fiscal status, implementing Obamacare and immigration reform.
I wonder why he didn’t mention the major increase in the federal deficit that is threating the global currency, the IRS debacle, Benghazi deaths, the release of several terrorists from Guantanamo for an AWOL soldier and illegial directives.
— Harold Schump, Arlington
The Senate recently confirmed Rabbi David Saperstein as the State Department Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, but 34 Republican senators voted against him.
Rabbi Saperstein was selected by Newsweek as the most influential rabbi in the country and has been a longtime Director of Religious Freedom for the Center of Reform Judaism.
He is the first non-Christian to hold this position. His qualifications for this job are impeccable, and remember, this is not comparable to a Supreme Court nominee.
Do you think the Democrats would have voted against Rev. Billy Graham if President George W. Bush had nominated him?
I don’t think so. So let’s hear from Matthew Brooks, head of the Republican Jewish Coalition, and anyone else, the justification for these no votes.
— Herman I. Morris, Fort Worth
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