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Dr. Faheem Younus serves as the Adjunct Faculty for Religion and History at the Community Colleges of Baltimore County and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland. He is a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Service Award (Gold) by Barack Obama in 2009 for his work with Muslim Youth in America, Dr. Younus served as the National Youth President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA (MKA USA) from 2006-10. This leading Muslim Youth group has thousands of members organized in over 63 chapters all across USA. He currently serves as the National Secretary for Education for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.
Dr. Younus teaches a popular course, Islam: Fact and Fiction, at multiple campuses across community colleges in Maryland. Dr Younus has represented Islam on FOX News, ABC News and NPR. His Op-Ed pieces have been published in National Media outlets and newspapers such as The Christian Science Monitor, The Huffington Post, AOL News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, Express Tribune, The Asbury Park Press, The Star Press and others. His short pieces have been published in prestigious newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Boston Globe, and The Economist.
Dr. Younus is a respected physician, currently in the practice of Infectious Diseases at a Maryland Hospital, who remains committed to the spirit of volunteerism. He was awarded a Governor's Citation by Robert Ehrlich for his humanitarian services in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. He serves as a Board member of various non-profit organizations including Canadian Islamic University (Jamia), Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA, Humanity First USA (a disaster relief organization), Upper Chesapeake Health systems, and others.
For a detailed description of his leadership positions and the numerous awards that he has received, please send an email.
SHARE Thursday, November 28, 2013 A Brown, Bearded Muslim American Gives Thanks to Gap on Thanksgiving
I am thankful for this America where the chain of solidarity against hate is becoming stronger, by the day, it seems, by growing new links. What has been the Sikh and Muslim communities' fight for years was joined by Gap and CNN. What had been a lament in temples and at dinner tables for years made it to social and mainstream media on the eve of Thanksgiving.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 8, 2013 CNN: Don't Link the Terror Alert to the 'Night of Power.'
The story was largely accurate -- prompted by fears of a terrorist attack, in an unprecedented move on Sunday, the U.S. closed 21 embassies across the Middle East and North Africa. Add a strategically implanted -- and inaccurate -- analysis by CNN's Peter Bergen, who alleged that Sunday was the "night of destiny", making it an auspicious occasion for al Qaeda extremists to die.
This is utterly false.
SHARE Saturday, March 30, 2013 Gay Marriage and the Shifting Sands of Time Magazine Covers
This week's dual-covers of the Time, flaunting two men and two women kissing with a headline "Gay Marriage Already Won." The Time is challenging an institution that has time on its side; well over two thousand years and counting. On the contrary, Time's verdict, particularly around social issues, inverts well within a lifetime.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 23, 2013 If Prophet Muhammad Had His Way, There Would Be No Guantanamo Bay
Even a suggestion of equal benefits for prisoners of war is now either a joke, according to The Duffle Blog, or an affront, according to Sen. McConnell.
But in Islam, the idea of equal benefits for the prisoners of war is not a joke -- it's a reality and a legacy.
If Muhammad had his way, there would be no Guantanamo Bay.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 10, 2013 Muslim Flu Shots?
Faith leaders must unite to combat a virus which follows a strict non-discrimination policy. Thus, I will continue to reach out to soup kitchens, churches, and synagogues only as a part of my civic duty.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 26, 2012 Why (and How) Should Muslim Americans 'Celebrate' Christmas?
Muslims Americans: Go be a part of the joy of the season. But as you send your children to embrace the garbage collectors and adopt neglected families, remind them that we don't celebrate Christmas seeking worldly gain or social acceptance. "We feed you for Allah's pleasure only. We desire no reward nor thanks" (Quran 76:10).
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary: Where Scar Killed Simba
Pride Land is reeling and the little zebras, monkeys and elephants are looking up to the lions. The lions of NRA -- who should support the ban on automatic assault rifles and high-count magazines instead of touting for more guns; the lions of video game industry -- who should stop selling violent video games to minors.
(22 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 25, 2012 Gaza is Longing for an Arab-Israeli Spring
That's why I long for an Arab-Israeli Spring. I long to see the streets of Gaza and Tel Aviv pouring with Palestinian and Israeli youth leaders, who value the safety of their grandchildren more than the legacy of their grandfathers.
SHARE Monday, September 10, 2012 Don't Throw Acid on Islam's Face
More than 80 percent of all acid attacks are committed against women. Granted, in some cases women have also committed these crimes against other men and/or women, but majority of them were retaliatory. Therefore, men are the common denominator -- not Islam.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 15, 2012 Saving the Next Trayvon: "Second Chance to Shoot First" or "Church's Chance to Uproot Curse?"
Why a nation with the Bill of Rights, 13th 14th and 15th Amendments, Civil Rights Act, anti-Discrimination Act, Affirmative Action, Anti-hate Laws, and a whole host of anti-discrimination policies would continue to struggle with race relations?
In addition to "Second Chance on Shoot First" my America yearns for a white pastor to launch a "Church's Chance to Uproot Curse" campaign.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Islamic Reasons Why the Syrian President Must Go
My generation remains proud of Islam -- the faith, and we remain proud of millions of hardworking Muslims -- the followers. But we are ashamed of these autocrats. And I say to them: Forget the Arab spring. Instead brace for revolts in every region, in every season. For your conduct brings us all shame.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Muhammad Never Tortured Prisoners of War
Prophet Muhammad, instead of allowing torture, practiced equal rights for the prisoners of the war 1400 years ago. This article provides data to support that notion.