Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Discussing Islam after Fort Hood

By Subhan Tariq

November 17, 2009

Filed under Columns

I remember sitting at a table filled with people when I got a text from CNN. It read, “CNN Breaking News – At least seven people killed and 12 wounded in a mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, a Pentagon official says.” At...

Truly give thanks this holiday

By Subhan Tariq

November 4, 2009

Filed under Columns

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. Soon, we’ll be sitting at the dinner table surrounded by turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy. The smell of pumpkin pie will be engulfing our homes. But, do we really think about that which...

Pillars of Islam: fasting, charity, pilgrimage

By Subhan Tariq

October 27, 2009

Filed under Columns

Ever wonder what it feels like to starve? Or to go hungry for an entire day without food or drink? Ever wonder how people in other countries survive? Ever wonder what people who are less fortunate than us feel like? That is the...

Islam: a discussion of prayer and rights

By Subhan Tariq

October 13, 2009

Filed under Columns

The last time I wrote a column I decided to change the way that I wrote. I will write more substantive, informative pieces where you, the reader would actually be able to learn something. I decided to dedicate my columns for the...

Setting the record straight on Islam

By Subhan Tariq

September 30, 2009

Filed under Columns

What’s the first thing you think of when you think of Muslims? Perhaps more importantly what do you picture? Anyone picture someone from the desert wearing a turban, speaking Arabic and probably condemning the United States? I...

Should we really care about Kanye’s diss?

By Subhan Tariq

September 15, 2009

Filed under Columns

As I turned on my computer on Monday morning, all I could read about was Kanye West’s essential diss of Taylor Swift at MTV’s Video Music Awards. Facebook walls were littered with people’s comments ranging from “Oh, what...