☮ Peace Salaam سلام : join Bruce Fielder, Ansia Mahdi and I as we discuss The Hajj – Sacred Journeys.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
..: Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center :..
Northern Virginian Mosque Joins Walk for Peace in SE, Washington, DC
Tuesday, July 20, 2015 (Washington, DC)
On behalf of the board of directors and the community of Muslims worshipping at The Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, we extend our condolences to the families who lost their loved ones this weekend in the shootings in the District of Columbia, Washington DC. During a 24 hour period this past weekend there were six shootings in the District of Columbia.
“These are our children who killing other children. It’s time for us to get out of our comfort zone. We must meet these young men where they are and open a dialogue”, said Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, Director of outreach for the Dar Al-Hijrah islamic center and member of Mayor Bowser’s Interfaith Council.
We are calling upon the Muslim communities, people of faith and people of moral conviction to join us as we answer the call from Ward 8 City Councilwoman, LaRuby May, to walk the streets of Washington tonight in a peace march.
Walk4Peace in SE
Congress Park Community Center
1345 Savannah St SE,
http://t.co/UWIVEpTrsI via @abc7newsw
CONTACT: Imam Johari Abdul-Malik (202) 345-5233
*Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center is one the largest and diverse Islamic Centers in the nation. We are committed to service the community as a place of worship, education and social service. Learn more at http://www.hijrah.org.
Eid Mubarak please join us on Sunday, July 19 at Carderock Park Pavilion, Potomac, MD 12-4pm
May Allah bless you and your family tremendously from this blessed month of Ramadan.
May Allah accept your prayers, fasting, sadaqah and your standing in the night in prayer wa Kullu amin wa nta bi khair .كل عام و انتم بخير
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Potomac, MD 20854 http://goo.gl/maps/n42C1
One day I got a random voice mail on my cell phone from a couple in Miami, Florida who had seen the PBS “Sacred Journey’s” documentary and shared their appreciation of my work. They said “The Muslim community could have no better spokesman……and we’re not even Muslim”.
This kind of message encourages me to continue to do this work no matter how much the promoters of fear and bigotry may criticize me.
I believe that people like this are in the majority. We don’t hear more from them because they and we do not have access to the reigns of the media so we use what we have.
This couple used the power they had. They just pick-up the phone and called me.
As-salaamualikum my dear respected brothers and sisters,
A number of Muslim businesses in the construction industry are hosting a Networking Luncheon on Sunday, June 7th from 12-2:30pm at the Silver Spring Civic Center in Montgomery County that is geared toward Muslim businesses and individuals who are in the industry. Please see attached flier for the Event. In March, the same group hosted an event where nearly 60 mainly Muslims attended and which the Montgomery County Executive was the keynote speaker and Associate Administrator of the SBA received an award from us.
As leaders in the Muslim community, we would love for you to attend. We would also like for you to announce this event at Jumah prayer over the next few weeks, distribute to your listserves and inform others about this event. Our goals for this event are to create a mechanism where we can spend more of our monies within the Muslim community, increase the capacity of Muslim businesses, increase opportunities to hire Muslims in the industry, and announce the formation of a Muslim Chamber of Commerce in the region.
Omar A. Karim
Banneker Ventures, LLC
1738 Elton Road, Suite 215
Silver Spring, Maryland 20903
301.408.0800 | Office
301.408.0802 | Facsimile
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