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Oklahoma City, OK, April 26, 1995 -- A scene of the devastated Murrah Building following the Oklahoma City bombing. FEMA News Photo

For someone whose name was going to be "peace", Salam died under violent circumstances.

It had been barely 24 hours after the terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. In the wake of the shock and pain of seeing employees, and most heartbreakingly, children from the daycare there, being carried out covered in blood, came the fury at the attackers.

When you are an Imam or a Khateeb, you talk. People ask a question, you talk. You perform marriages, you talk. You conduct funerals, you talk. However, it is good listening which will help us carry out our responsibilities. Here are some suggestions for better listening for Imams. 

 

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