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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Shia Sunni Solidarity on Fridays

At this point in history, the Shia and Ahmadiyya Muslims in particular are living in fear about their next day and the lives of their kith and kin, and the Hindu, Christian and other minorities have been living in fear for a long time.  It is painful to see Islam, the religion of peace shredded into pieces by its followers. Of course, it is not Islam; it is a few men and women who call themselves Muslims are the culprits, and are terrorizing the minorities while the good for nothing majority looks on. 


Responsibility for peace falls squarely on Sunnis. What can we do?

9 suggestions are presented, and one among them is for Sunni Muslims to go to the Shia and Ahmadiyya Mosques and join them for Friday prayers, we don’t need to give a talk or say anything, and just our presence will do. Let the Imam know that we are attending it as an expression of our support.  We don’t even have to say a thing, just pray with them and quietly walk out; this is how we can awaken our own humanity in us.


To find a Shia Mosque anywhere in the United States go to http://www.islamicfinder.org/  and in Dallas, go to www.DallasMuslimCenter.com


As an activist of peace and pluralism, I am doing this to make my words mean something. When I say I am committed to do my share of work in building cohesive societies within the fold of Islam and with the humanity, I mean it, and no one can call me a bullshitter. If you are the one who talks about unity of Muslim Ummah, please mean it and don’t bullshit about Unity.  


The least we the Sunni Muslims around the world can do is to lend  our support to Shia Muslims at this time, but Ahmadiyya, Hindu and Christian minorities for all times to come, so they can feel secure that the ordinary average Sunnis are with them and for their safety.  


If you wish to receive a copy of the article pending publication, please send me an email explaining what you have on your mind to bring about a change.

It will be Insha Allah published at Huffington Post at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-ghouse


URL - http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2013/03/shia-sunni-solidarity-on-fridays.html


Mike Ghouse is committed to building cohesive Societies.

REFERENCES


Hunting down Shia Muslims, what next?
http://www.worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2013/03/hunting-down-shias-societys-deafening.html
 

Hunting down Shias: Society’s deafening silence

KARACHI: Hauled off buses, targeted in their clinics, on boulevards, in alleys, in shops, in offices, in processions and pilgrimages, is there any place left safe for Shias in Pakistan? At Ashura, they were chastised for taking out Moharram processions and giving terrorists an open field in which to attack. http://dawn.com/2013/03/04/hunting-down-shias-societys-deafening-silence/ 

Muslims Condemn Zardari Government for not protecting the Shia ...
“We condemn the harassment and killings of Shia and Ahmadiyya Pakistanis by Sunni Pakistanis. The Jhangvi leaders are saying they will kill more Shias, and are walking around like the beasts on prowl. http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2013/02/muslims-condemn-zardari-government-for.html


Here are the three report about a Shia-Sunni-Ahmadi Dialogue
  • Ramadan adds a valuable time to feel the sense of the community. The blog www.RamadanDaily.com chronicles Iftaar a day, in a different Masjid; Shia, Sunni, Ahmadiyya, Bohra, WD Muhammad, Ahle-sunnat, Sufi... and even Iftaar at Bait-al-Muqaddas and Masjid al-Aqsa Mosques. We all need to do our share of building a cohesive group of Muslims for creating good things. 
  • World Muslim Congress : Sunni-Shia strife - The Economist Muslim scholars, 170 in number and representing nine schools of legal thought (including four main Sunni ones and two Shia), gathered in Amman and declared that, whatever their differences, they accepted the others' ... http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2012/07/sunni-shia-strife-economist.html
  • World Muslim Congress : Shias massacred in Pakistan If we blame the religion, we have passed the buck to an innocent intangible, we need to get the individual bad guys and get them to pay for it. They are not Talibans, not Sunnis, not Shias not... lets develop a mind set to get the ... http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2012/03/shias-massacred-in-pakistan.html
  • Muslim Intra faith dialogue in Houston SUNNI, SHIA, AHMADIYYA AND WD MUHAMMAD DENOMINATIONS. Describe the outline of the event at the Asia Society. Who will be involved? What is the schedule? What is the format? What is the expected outcome? http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2013/02/muslim-intra-faith-dialogue-in-houston.html
  • World Muslim Congress : Saudi Cleric -Shia infidels THE BIGOTS AMONG US Saudi cleric issues religious edict declaring Shiites to be infidels. The article below is inciting and ridiculous. No Muslim will subscribe to this non-sense unless they are paid to do it. Whatever City ... http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2008/01/saudi-cleric-shia-infidels.html

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