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7 Tips For Dr. King's Day

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Assalamu alaikum:

“Oh humankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted” (Quran 49:13). 

“All humankind is from Adam and Eve; an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor does a non-Arab have any superiority over an Arab; also a White (person) has no superiority over a Black (person), nor does a Black (person) have any superiority over a White person - except by piety and good action” (last sermon of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him). 

"I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today" (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “I Have A Dream” speech). 

Different sources but one message: the equality of humanity. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is commemorated annually in the United States on the third Monday of January, in honor of the January 15 birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was a leader of the American civil rights movement. This year, it is next Monday. 

Although Dr. King is an icon of the civil rights movement, his activism was not restricted to this cause. He understood the nexus between equal political rights, equal access to economic opportunity, and equal rights to live in safety and stability, free from war. In his last years, he actively opposed the Vietnam War, and helped lead the “Poor People’s Campaign”, which demanded economic aid to the poorest communities in the U.S. 

After last week’s horrifying attack on Capitol Hill, we must heed Dr. King’s warning: "All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem." Today, that problem is white supremacist terrorism and extremism, which threatens to undo the work of Dr. King and his movement. American Muslims must be part of the solution so that we can continue progress. May Allah guide us, our country, and the world, to be just and to fight for justice. 

Peace,
Sound Vision Team

7 Socially Distanced Ways to Commemorate MLK Jr. Day 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day offers an excellent opportunity for Muslims to learn and share more about Dr. King, his legacy to America’s Muslims, and most importantly, the need to continuously struggle for justice. With COVID-19 pandemic restrictions still in place, here are some things you can do to benefit from MLK Jr. Day, while maintaining physical distancing

Let’s Make Dr. King’s Struggle Our Struggle
The challenge of racism has not been eliminated. Laws codify the values which society agrees upon, but they do not change the behavior of people. Dr. King said, "All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem." Dr. King's dream has been realized to the extent that an African-American has become our President in the past and our Vice-President-Elect is half Black. On the other hand, presidential candidates speak with open hatred and derision regarding Muslims, and advocate policies which promote economic inequity and place restrictions on basic civil rights and human rights.

Excerpts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech on War April 4, 1967

These excerpts are from a speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1967, exactly one year before his assassination. He spoke at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City.

How the American Civil Rights Movement Affected Muslim Immigration to the U.S.
The United States Civil Rights Movement, whose most public face is the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., had a far-reaching impact on American culture, society, and law. One example is the Immigration Act of 1965. This law lifted many of the race-based immigration restrictions to the country. It opened the doors to immigrants from Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Among these people were a heavy influx of Muslim immigrants who have remained to this day. Their children are now third- and fourth-generation American Muslims. A number of these immigrants and their children also make up the leadership of today's American Muslim community.

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Friday Khutba with Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid 

Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid has been consistently giving Khutbas every Friday since the lockdown due to COVID began. Although many Masjids have reopened, not everyone has access to the learning opportunity that Khutbas offer, which is why he has continued to offer them. This week’s topic will be
The Problem of Nationalism: An Islamic Perspective" Watch it here.

*** If your masjid is open for Juma with social distancing, that is where you want to be. However, if you cannot, then watch virtual Khutba and then offer with family Zuhr salat together. . 

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