Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Muslim Unity is needed today, more than ever.

God has offered us the opportunity to become nation builders and uniters of the people for the good of whole humanity. 
The Unity Day USA event was an interfaith as well as Intra-faith event - Among Muslims we were blessed with the presence of Ahmadiyya, Bohra, Ismaili, Shia, Sufi and Sunni and Warith Deen Muhammad traditions.
We have to come together on common grounds.
Thank God we live in America, the land of the free where you can be who you want to be. The current issues about Quraan Burning and one of the pastors calling Islam evil are all part of the living in a society. Part of the blame should be shouldered by us.
We have to come together to do good for the us and the humanity, what is good for Muslims has got to be good for others and vice versa to sustain the peace.
Unity day usa - - a report from Dallas Morning News is included in it, and in a few days the pictures and video will be uploaded.
Appeal to Muslims -
Ahmadiyya Muslims
Ahmadiyya Muslims
Muslims pro-act 
A Muslim Challenge -
Sunday Morning -
Monday Morning -  
Monday Noon - 
Insha Allah, Steve Blow will write a column on Sunday
The two ministers who stood up and spoke were both recipients of the recognition on the Unity Day USA and the journalists who stood up for fairness were also receipients of the recognitions we award at every Unity Day and Thanks Giving day, both Muslim initiatives to build a better society. There is a lot of wisdom in what we do with the Unity Day, thanks giving day and the Holocaust and Genocides commemorations. 
They need to work on becoming model nations to be looked up to, when Prophet (pbuh) gave Hazrat Bilal an elevated status among the ummah, he meant for all of us to follow that model; to treat all who are considered different to be on par. He emphasized that in his last sermon that no one is superior to the other and Quraan reiterates that no prophet is above any one else. The simple wisdom was to remove the arrogance, the root cause of all evil. Islam has a great built-in mechanism to check arrogance and I hope the Muslim nations refresh that idea.
 It is time for all of us to drop the pettiness in us and look up to each other as equals. Most of the Muslim or Islamic Nations are not worth looking up to emulate, we have to grow up and become the model nations.
Here is a draft petition, please share your comments at the end of the article, we will release the online petition in a few days.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has given us several peace models to follow in consciously creating cohesive societies, indeed he earned the title of Amin, the trustworthy, the truth seeker from among a variety of people living in Makkah at that time. Each one of us must strive towards it... I have done a few humble experiments and have stood up for every one of God's creation. .

Mike Ghouse

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Planned Muslim Response to Qur'an Burning by Pastor Jones on September 11 in Mulberry, Florida

August 19, 2013| Dallas, Texas

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We as Muslims plan to respond to pastor Terry Jones' planned burning of 3000 copies of Quran on September 11, 2013 in positive terms.

Our response - we will reclaim the standard of behavior practiced by the Prophet concerning “scurrilous and hostile criticism of the Qur’an” (Muhammad Asad Translation Note 31, verse 41:34). It was "To overcome evil with good is good, and to resist evil by evil is evil." It is also strongly enjoined in the Qur’an in the same verse 41:34, “Good and evil deeds are not equal. Repel evil with what is better; then you will see that one who was once your enemy has become your dearest friend.”

God willing Muslims will follow the divine guidance and pray for the restoration of Goodwill, and on that day many Muslim organizations will go on a “blood drive” to save lives and serve humanity with kindness.

We invite fellow Americans of all faiths, races, and ethnicities to join us to rededicate the pledge, “One nation under God”, and to build a cohesive America where no American has to live in apprehension, discomfort or fear of fellow Americans. This event is a substitute for our 10th Annual Unity Day Celebration ( held in Dallas, but now it will be at Mulberry, Florida.

Unwittingly Pastor Jones has done us a favor by invigorating us by his decision to burn nearly 3000 copies Quran on September 11, 2013. Obviously he is not satisfied by the notoriety he garnered by burning one Qur'an last year.

As Muslims and citizens we honor the free speech guaranteed in our constitution. We have no intentions to criticize, condemn or oppose Pastor Terry Jones' freedom of expression. Instead, we will be donating blood and praying for goodness to permeate in our society.

We plan to follow Jesus Christ (pbuh), a revered prophet in Islam as well as Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) – that of mitigating the conflicts and nurturing good will for the common good of the society.

We hope, this event and the message will remind Muslims elsewhere in the world as well, that violence is not the way. Muslims, who react violently to senseless provocation, should realize that, violence causes more violence, and besmirches the name of the religion that we hold so dear. We believe that Prophet Muhammad was a mercy to the mankind, and we ought to practice what we believe and preach. We must not insult Islam by the negative reactions of a few.

We can only hope it will bring about a change in the attitude of the followers of Pastor Jones, and in the behavior of those Muslims who reacted violently the last time Pastor sought notoriety – We hope this small step towards a bridge to peaceful coexistence would propel us towards building a cohesive society.

Like most Americans a majority of Muslims quietly go about their own business, but it is time to speak up and take positive action instead of negative reaction. May this message of peace and goodwill reverberate and reach many shores.

Lastly, we appreciate the Citizens of Mulberry, Florida, Honorable Mayor George Hatch, City Commissioners, police and Fire Chiefs for handing this situation very well. This will add a ‘feather of peace’ in the City’s reputation. We hope Mulberry will be a catalyst in showing the way in handling conflict with dignity and peace.

We thank the Media for giving value to the work towards peace rather than conflict.


Thank you.


The people in Dallas are making an effort to understand and clean their own hearts first, when we are free from bias, it would be easy to share that with others. Islam teaches us in so many ways to "respect the otherness of others" and it is time we find simple practical ways of doing it.