An Op-Ed in Examiner about Muslim Times’ news about the Pope

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As our Muslim Times: A blog to Foster Universal Brotherhood continues to increase in visibility with geometric progression, other blogs are covering it. has an Op-Ed by , St. Louis Islam Examiner, covering our news: Shareef Odeh , Amir, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Kababir, Israel, meeting with Pope Benedict XVI‏ and presenting him a copy of the Holy Quran.  Here I quote from that Op-Ed:

With the great deal of controversy we see in the news concerning Islam, we often forget that Islam is at it’s heart a spiritually transforming tradition. Islam is designed to transmit the message of the Holy Qur’an. As a result of this, it is always good to see when the message of the Holy Qur’an is explained or delivered to a wide audience.

In November of 2011 the head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Haifa, Israel presented a copy of the Holy Qur’an to Pope Benedict XVI. The Amir of the Ahmadiyya Community in Haifa Shareef Odeh is deeply involved in the faith community of Israel. In fact the Kababir mosque and community has existed in Israel before the establishment of the country in 1948.Odeh’s presentation of the Holy Qur’an is fitting in the long tradition of Islam dating back to the time of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It was the practice of Muhammad to send invitation letters with verses of the Holy Qur’an to leaders of the known world. Letters of invitation from Muhammad the Messenger of Allah” were sent to the rulers of Egypt, Persia, the Eastern Roman Empire and Ethiopia. Three of these letters have survived.

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