Category: Community News

Colorado Shooting: Talking Points and Thinking Points

…As Muslims we stand for justice and we should not be silent, whether the perpetrator is a Muslim or not
Our sympathies lie with the victims and their families.
Easy gun access is the problem. Gun control advocates strongly suggest adopting waiting periods that allow a window of a few days between the purchase of a gun and taking possession of it.
Research suggest that waiting periods for buying guns may help bring down firearm suicide rates by up to 11 percent and gun homicides by about 17 percent.
Media outlets are trying to link the Boulder killings to how “foreign” Alissa is (see this report making a reference to how long Alissa has lived in the United States). Point out how this was not discussed at all when it came to Robert Aaron Long, the white man in custody for killing eight in Atlanta last week…more:soundvision

Muslim Adults in Massachusetts

The Future of World Religions. Explore the rapidly changing religious profile of the world through 2050 Will Muslims outnumber Christians in 35 years? Is the number of religiously unaffiliated people increasing? How to use the Global Religious Futures website Learn…

Dr. Kimat Gul Khatak: We All belong to Allah and to Him we Shall Return

 Dr. Kimat Gul KhatakInna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raaji’oun: (We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return). We all belong to Allah and to Him we shall return. Surely, Allah takes what is His, and what He gives is His, and to all things He has appointed a time, so have patience and be rewarded.
It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of:
Dr. Kimat Gul Khatak
A well respected Cardiologist in the Area.
Dr. Khatak graduated from Liaquat Medical College, Jamshoro, Sindh in 1963 and completed his Cardiology fellowship from Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA in 1979.
An active leader in Islamic and civic organizations, one of the Founders and the First President of the Islamic Society of Western Mass.
He was also a trustee of APPNA (American Pakistani Physicians of North America.
Was a Past President and active member of Islamic Council of New England.
A very generous, friendly and Supportive person
May Allah forgive him, shower His Mercy on him and grant him a very peaceful abode in Jennah.
Make perfect his bereavement, and forgive her departed
Imam, Board and Members of Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts