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The world must stand up for Rohingya Muslims

September 30, 2017 | Sarwat Husain

Sarwat Husain, For the Express-News Rohingya Muslims have been a well-established population for centuries in Myanmar. … Sarwat Husain is the president of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Antonio.

America needs a unite, not a divider

March 20, 2016 | Sarwat Husain

Another View by Sarwat Husain America needs unite, not divider Sarwat Husain, For the Express-News The behavior of at least one of the candidates for the Republican Party presidential nomination has finally …

American Muslims part of national fabric

July 3, 2015 | Sarwat Husain

Another View by Sarwat Husain Muslims have always been a part of this country’s fabric Sarwat Husain, For the Express-News The list of anti-Muslim headlines on the Internet is long: “Sharia is coming to take …

Blame Islam? Are other faiths at fault for acts of a few believers?

January 17, 2015 | Sarwat Husain By Sarwat Husain

As Muslims grieve, hate is hurled at us As Muslims grieve, hate is hurled at us Sarwat Husain By SarwatHusain, For the Express-NewsFor the Express-News On Jan. 7, masked gunmen killed 12 people in an attack on …

What happens when 1.6 billion people fast at the same time

May 24, 2017

Belief by Sarwat Husain Ramadan offers way for change within For Muslims, Ramadan is a merciful gift from God that blesses us beyond measure. … Sarwat Husain is president of the San Antonio chapter of the …

Ramadan fasting and feasting

June 3, 2017 | Elaine Ayala

“It’s our own loose calculation,” said Sarwat Husain, president of the local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. … Muslims in San Antonio hail from more than 50 countries, Husain said.

Every Ramadan is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

June 5, 2016

Belief By Sarwat Husain Every Ramadan is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Finally, the countdown is over and the long awaited holy month of Ramadan is here. … Sarwat Husain is president of the San Antonio …

Separate faith from ideology when evil strikes

April 11, 2014 | Sarwat Husain

Reflecting on Boston Marathon bombing Sarwat Husain, Another View As we approach the first anniversary of the senseless Boston Marathon bombings, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families …

Hate crimes require tough law enforcement

January 9, 2013 | Sarwat Husain

Sarwat Husain, For the Express-News Hate crimes against Muslims and those who are perceived to be Muslims remain near a decade high. … Sarwat Husain is president of the Council on American-Islamic …

Hate crimes, bias intolerable

August 10, 2012 | Sarwat Husain

Sarwat Husain On behalf of the American Muslim Community, I would like to convey our deepest condolence and solidarity with the Sikh community during this painful time. … Sarwat Husain is president of CAIR-SA. …

Your Turn: May 28

May 27, 2015

Craig Bell Meaning of ‘jihad’ Re: “BELIEF; We need to reclaim ‘jihad’ from criminals who hijacked it,” SarwatHusain, Faith, May 17: This attempt to explain the meaning of the word “jihad” troubled me. Sarwat …

Sid Miller’s lack of apology says it all

August 27, 2015 | Josh Brodesky

“He would have gotten back right away from China,” said Sarwat Husain, president of the San Antonio Chapter of the Council on America-Islamic Relations. … Husain said she is often harassed, stared at, flipped…

The Prophet Mohammed from Western eyes

February 15, 2013 | Sarwat Husain

By Sarwat Husain The Prophet Mohammed was born on the 12th day of Rabi-Al-Awwal, this third month in the Islamic lunar calendar, more than 1,400 years ago. … “Whatever we leave is for charity.” …

Your Turn: Jan. 25

January 24, 2015

Sarwat Husain, Opinion, Jan. 18: Thanks to the Express-News for publishing this thoughtful piece. Sarwatmakes the important point that, contrary to the often-expressed belief that Muslims do not speak out …

Ramadan a time to observe what God has given

July 20, 2012 | Sarwat Husain

By Sarwat Husain, Speak Out Ramadan is the most beautiful time of the year as the majority of the world’s 1.9 billion Muslims start a month-long fast in which they are asked to refrain from foods, drinks and any …

Your Turn: July 12

July 11, 2015

Kristi Hood Muslim backlash Re: “Muslims have always been a part of this country’s fabric,” Sarwat Husain, Other Views, July 4: The writer complains there is a “manufactured atmosphere of mistrust fueling hate against American Muslims.”

Speak Out: Pilgrimage to Makah a Muslim high point

October 26, 2012 | Sarwat Husain

By Sarwat Husain, For the Express-News Hajj – the fifth pillar of Islam, a pilgrimage to Makah – is a very important part and most significant manifestation of Islamic faith and unity. … Sarwat Husain is the president of CAIR-SA; shusain@cair.com.

S.A. invited to celebrate the end of Ramadan

August 26, 2011 | Sarwat Husain

By Sarwat Husain/Special to the Express-News On Tuesday, Muslims all over the world will celebrate the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan with communal prayers called “Eid al-Fitr,” or Feast of the …

First responder deserves place on memorial

September 10, 2014 | Sarwat Husain

First responder merits place on memorial Sarwat Husain, For the Express-News SAN ANTONIO – Sept. 11, 2001, when all the eyes of the world were glued to the TV to watch the horrible events of the day, every …

Speak Out: By fasting, Muslims can redirect lives

September 18, 2009 | Sarwat Husain

Sarwat Husain: Ramadan observance brings faithful closer to God. By Sarwat Husain Ramadan, the ninth month of the lunar calendar, is almost over. … Sarwat Husain is president of the Council on American Islamic Relations-San Antonio.

Speak Out: Hajj is a memorable and moving experience for Muslims

November 27, 2009 | Sarwat Husain

Sarwat Husain: Devotion of those at hajj is beyond description. By Sarwat Husain On Friday, 2 million to 3 million Muslims from all corners of the globe performed the hajj (pilgrimage). … She can be reached at …

Ramadan is a yearly strengthening of vital practices

August 14, 2010 | Sarwat Husain – Special to the Express-News

By Sarwat Husain – Special to the Express-News Once again the blessed month of fasting is here for the Muslims of the world. … Sarwat Husain is president of the San Antonio chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations.

Muslim first-responders were also 9-11 victims

September 3, 2010 | Abe Levy – Express-News

Muslims have escalated, they say, including in San Antonio, reviving the type of fears Muslims experienced shortly after 9-11, said Sarwat Husain, San Antonio chapter president of the Council on American-Islamic …

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/religion/article/Jesus-and-Mary-hold-positions-of-respect-904849.php

Jesus and Mary hold positions of respect

Sarwat Husain, Published 12:00 am, Thursday, December 16, 2010

 

Texas Lawmaker Accused of Neo-Nazi Tactics, McCarthyism
Jan 26, 2017
(AUSTIN, TX) Republican State Representative Kyle Biedermann, R-New Braunfels, hosted a “Homeland Security Summit” Thursday morning, hoping to understand what he calls “the critical threat of radical Islamic terrorism in Texas.” Biedermann stirred up controversy earlier this month after sending a letter to mosque leaders and Muslim student associations across the state. In the letter, recipients were asked to fill… Read More

S.A. marchers to Trump: We will not back down
Jan 21, 2017

‘Gay Hitler’ polls Muslims
Jan 20, 2017