Azim Khamisa's only son Tariq was murdered in a gang-related incident while delivering a pizza in San Diego on January 21st, 1995. Losing his 20-year-old child upended Azim's life. Formerly an investment banker, Azim faced questions with no easy answers: why was his son taken away? Why do children join gangs? Why do they act with violence? In the end, Azim came together with the guardian of his son's killer and together they founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation. It is dedicated to breaking the cycle of youth violence by empowering kids, saving lives, and teaching peace.

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  • Jennifer

    I know Tony Hicks...he's one of my closest friends...he is worth forgiveness...and much more...this is a beautiful thing

  • Donald

    Nice to hear, and teaching. Donald.

  • michele

    Forgiveness WOW !!! L O V E <3

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  • Support the Tariq Khamisa Foundation, as a testament to the power of forgiveness.

  • Consider spreading the message of nonviolence in your local community.  Metta Center provides lots of helpful resources.

  • Next time you've been aggrieved and are tempted to lash out in anger, reflect on Azim Khamis'a's example.

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