Frustrated with Islamophobes defaming the Prophet?
Fuming over extremists like ISIS who give a bad name to Islam?
Remember the Danish cartoons defaming the Prophet?
Or the anti-Islam film, “Innocence of Muslims”?

These attacks are no accident.

Prophet Muhammad inspires love and devotion in the hearts of Muslims, peace be upon him; unfortunately, Islamophobes have turned him into an object of hate. Hate groups in the U.S. have invested at least $160 million dollars to attack our Prophet and Islam. Isn’t it time we invested in defending our faith? Otherwise, groups like ISIS and Boko Haram will only continue to increase the media’s ammunition to incriminate Muslims.

Immediately after 9/11, only 27% of Americans held a negative opinion of Islam. Today, that number is approaching 60%. Islamophobia is turning our neighbors against us, while confusing Muslim youth about their faith; 47% of college-going Muslims end up drinking alcohol.

While the US is where this hate machine is based, Islamophobia is causing problems all around the world. Today, six European countries: Denmark, Poland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland, have put a ban on “halal”. Three countries, including France, have put a ban on hijab; and in Switzerland, Muslims cannot build a minaret.

Meanwhile in Burma and the Central African Republic, Muslim minorities are facing genocide everyday while being called terrorists and foreigners, accused of trying to impose Sharia law, etc. on others.

All these accusations were invented by Islamophobes in America.

As we celebrate the Prophet in our now annual, nationwide event: Stand with the Prophet, we recommit ourselves to rectify his image, peace be upon him. Sound Vision is focused on building the Strategic Communication Center that will Inshallah lead the effort against Islamophobia by keeping our neighbors as friends and young Muslims as strong Muslims and healthy citizens. We plan to present our progress and our next steps to your community at this event. Join Us!

“Stand with the Prophet in Honor and Respect”.


When: Saturday, January 17, 2015 @. 5:00 pm
Where: Curtis Culwell Center 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd., Garland, TX 75040
Tickets:
$20 per person (Includes appetizers, program, parking & the dinner)
$5 per child under 5 years for babysitting

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Registration Type Price Qty
Seerah Conference - Dallas (Adult)
Individual Registration
$20.00
Seerah Conference - Dallas (child under 5 years for babysitting)
Individual Registration
$5.00

Saturday, January 17, 2015
5:00 PM Registration & Appetizers • Program 6 PM Sharp

Curtis Culwell Center
4999 Naaman Forest Blvd., Garland, TX 75040



Ready to defeat Islamophobia?

This is not an event. It is the beginning of a movement. A movement to defend Prophet Muhammad, his person, and his message. Salla Allahu Alaihe wa Sallam.
 
This benefit will raise funds to establish a Strategic Communication Center for the Muslim community, which will develop effective responses to anti-Islamic attacks, as well as to train young Muslims in media.

 

Tickets: $20 per person. Purchase Tickets NOW! Or Call 1-800-432-4262

Be Part of the Solution:
Media is Making the Life of Muslims Difficult
by Turning our Neighbors against us

1,250 anti-Muslim films are repeatedly aired on American television throughout the year, in addition to the likes of Fox TV, which routinely broadcasts anti-Muslim programs and commentary. The internet is littered with anti-Muslim information, images, and videos
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The Impact of Negative Media is Enormous on the Lives of Muslims:

  1. Muslims are the least employed, according to a Gallup Poll.
  2. Young Muslims are developing self-hate and are moving away from Islam.
  3. 50% of Arab-Americans have clinical signs of depression, according to Yale University research.
  4. More of our neighbors now hold negative opinions of Islam and Muslims, as compared to immediately after 9/11.

A Common Sense Solution:
Counter Negative Media with Positive Media

What will Our "Strategic Communication Centre" do for the Muslim Community and Our Neighbors?

  1. Rapid Response & Crisis Communication: When real events warrant, like the Danish Cartoon controversy, Sharia ban, Quran burning, Boko Haram kidnappings. ISIS brutality, etc., we articulate fresh talking points and content quickly, and in a timely manner, working with professionals to disseminate it through community spokespersons and our allies.

  2. Do for Islam what Khan Academy has done for math and science: By producing short, seven to 10-minute lessons taught by master teachers about the basics of Islam for our children and for our neighbors.

  3. Coordinate & Serve as a Content Clearinghouse: Collect, reframe, and disseminate the existing wealth of content, and coordinate Muslim responses through Masjids, as well as regional and national organizations.

  4. Train & Build Capacity: Train 30 young Muslims a year to communicate Islamic points of view effectively.

It is like building a Masjid in the hearts of young Muslims.

Watch this Video, if Not Sure

Commit to Be a Part of the Solution!

3 Reasons to Attend this benefit:

  1. Impressive line-up of inspiring speakers
  2. Awesome event for the entire family
  3. Opportunity to help build the first of its kind Strategic Communication Center for the Muslim community in America

Confirmed Speakers

Lord Nazir Ahmed

Imam Siraj Wahhaj (New York) is one of the most admired Muslim leaders and speakers in America. Once a minister for the Nation of Islam (NOI) in the early 70s, the Imam left upon discovering NOI’s differences from mainstream Islam.

He is an accomplished Muslim leader and visionary, once leading a community-based anti-drug campaign in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, in which he staked out drug houses in the cold of winter for 40 days and nights, forcing the closure of 15 drug houses.

In 1991 Imam Siraj Wahhaj offered an invocation (opening prayer) to the United States House of Representatives. He was the first Muslims to do so. He is the founder and Imaam of Masjid At Taqwa in Brooklyn, New York, and is currently serving as the elected leader of the Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA). He was the Vice President of the Majlis as-Shura of New York. He has also served on the executive board of the Islamic Society of North America.

 

John L. Esposito (Washington DC) is University Professor, Professor of Religion & International Affairs and of Islamic Studies and Founding Director of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Previously, he was Loyola Professor of Middle East Studies, College of the Holy Cross.

Past President of the American Academy of Religion, Middle East Studies Association of North America, and the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies. Esposito has served as consultant to the U.S. Department of State and other agencies, European and Asian governments, corporations, universities, and the media worldwide, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council of 100 Leaders and the E. C. European Network of Experts on De-Radicalisation and an ambassador for the UN Alliance of Civilization.

 
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Sr. Kristiane Backer (Germany) is a n award-winning TV presenter, an author, a journalist, a voice over artist and an interpreter based in London with a pan-European career. In 2012 Kristiane published her best- selling memoir “From MTV to Mecca”.

In the early 1990s, Kristiane Backer became one of the very first presenters on MTV Europe. For years she lived and breathed the international music scene, quickly gaining a cult following amongst viewers and becoming a darling of the European press. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Mick Jagger, Bono, Bob Geldof, Jim Kerr, Take That and Cat Stevens, Kristiane was catapulted to the forefront of popular culture. Her book, "From MTV to Mecca" is the truly inspiring story of Kristiane Backer, who at the height of her career as one of Europe’s leading pop culture icons, converted to Islam and as a result lost her job.

 
 

Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid (Chicago) is an award winning author and a producer.

Imam Mujahid was thrice selected as one the 500 most influential Muslims in the world.
Imam Mujahid is the founder of Sound Vision and the Executive producer of Adam’s World.
He is the board chair of the Parliament of the World's Religions.
He also chairs Burma Task Force USA which is a coalition of 19 major American organizations to stop the genocide in Burma. He successfully led efforts through the US Congress to declare rape as a war crime in 1990s.
He has authored more than 400 articles on Islamic living and public policy. He is a blogger at HuffingtonPost. His book on political sociology was the winner of an Outstanding Academic Book of the Year Award by American Library Association.

 
 

Imam Alauddin El-Bakri (California) began his study of Islam at a young age in North Africa and continued his education in the Islamic sciences in Jordan, learning from predominant scholars in the Muslim world. He has served the Muslim community in the United States in numerous capacities: serving as Imam at several Islamic centers and establishing full-time and weekend Islamic schools. He has also served as a founding board member of IMAN (Inner City Muslim Action Network) in Chicago, as a book editor for IQRA and also is an advisory board member in many Islamic organizations.

Having been trained in both the Islamic sciences and secular education, Shaykh Alaeddin has the ability to appeal to various audiences on his main focus of helping Muslims develop a deep understanding of the self, life and faith. He currently serves as Khateeb at Saratoga Masjid.

3,500 people showed up in Dallas, Boston, St. Louis, New York, and Chicago to Stand with the Prophet.
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