By Harris Zafar
For those who may not know, we are in the midst of National Bible Week, sponsored by the National Bible Association. This is a week, especially identified to raise awareness of the Bible’s importance and relevance to the nation and the lives of individuals. During this week, Christians are encouraged to read and study the bible in greater detail. But Christians aren’t the only ones who can benefit from it, right?
As an American Muslim, I fully support the goal and purpose of National Bible Week. It may sound strange to hear a Muslim honoring National Bible Week, but I’m not the only one. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community — the oldest Muslim organization in America — supports this week and calls on Americans to join together in this cause of reading and studying the Bible. This is just part of the effort the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has waged all year long, which is why we have hosted many interfaith symposia throughout the year all over the country on the topic of “sanctity of holy scriptures,” where we advocate for respect and honor to all Holy Scriptures.