Great initiative, it is fairly close to the Sharia conference I have been planning, indeed, I had sent the initial plan to Imam Mujahid along with a large group of Muslims leadership in the US. Glad to see this coming through. Together, we can reach out and allay the Sharia Phobia among the right wing Americans, and hope to assure the Moderate Americans, the majority that the Sharia law portrayed by them does exist in 3 out of the 56 Muslim Majority nations, but will never make it among Muslims living in other nations, and certainly not in America. Muslim Americans are not asking or want that part of the mis-applied Sharia. Please refer to the article on the left panel.
Muslims Together working for a cohesive America
Hate against Muslims is becoming lethal.
The Norway terrorist Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people, was influenced by American anti-Sharia Islamophobes. He said that he was killing to stop a Sharia takeover.
Breivik’s brand of hatred is based on intentional ignorance. The same ignorance is represented in the 49 bills in 25 states calling for a Sharia ban. Now a number of U.S. presidential hopefuls are calling for a federal Sharia ban.
The major source of this ignorance and hate is the internet. Just Google the word “Sharia” and see the search results in images, videos, and articles. This is what the Norway terrorist quotes and this is what anti-Sharia lawmakers cite.
We Muslims must tell our story.
Practicing Islam is practicing Sharia. Our month-long fasting, our prayers, eating Halal and serving our communities are all Sharia. But that is not what our neighbors know.Banning Sharia affects you and I in concrete ways. These bills will prevent Muslims from being able to marry, divorce, inherit, bequeath, and finance according to Sharia.
We cannot allow the criminalization of our faith, or for that matter, any faith in our country. Freedom from state interference in religious practice is one of the cornerstones of our nation. Anti-Sharia bills do just the opposite.
This ignorance will not die if we remain silent. It is crucial that we urgently provide accurate information about Sharia. Even those who oppose these bills are searching desperately for more information. Abraham Foxman, National Director of the ADL, says that “People don’t know what Sharia means…”
Sound Vision is developing fresh information on Sharia to answer the critical questions the public has on the topic. We plan to put this material on Sharia101.org, to be launched this fall and updated regularly thereafter insha Allah.
Alhamdu lillah, so far we have written about 100 articles on Sharia, and filmed professors from Harvard, Columbia, Duke, and other universities on different aspects of Sharia, Jewish and Catholic laws, and freedom of religion in our country.
However, a great amount of work still needs to be done. We need to retain more scholars, producers, and SEO experts. Sharia 101 requires retaining top-notch experts who must be compensated for their time and effort.
Sound Vision has been serving the community for the last 23 years by producing high quality Islamic information for Muslims and non-Muslims. This is our area of expertise.
Please support this initiative during this blessed month of Ramadan through your Zakat and Sadaqa. I urge you to consider giving $40, $80, $500, $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 or whatever you can for the sake of our Deen.Your donations are Zakat-eligible and tax-deductible.
Donations are needed now to develop the content of our project before the presidential campaign, in which a federal ban of Sharia is likely to be proposed.
We need to raise $480,000 for this project. So far we have raised $120,000. With Allah’s blessings and your support we will insha Allah be able to assist our neighbors to understand Muslim perspectives on Sharia so that ignorance can no longer be used as a weapon by hate-mongers to kill, attack our Masjids, or criminalize the practice of Islam.
May Allah reward you for your generosity.
Abdul Malik Mujahid
P.S. Sound Vision is a tax deductible not for profit 501 (C) 3 organization. You can learn more about our Sharia101 project here. p.s.s. We have already produced three brochures for non-Muslims about Sharia. Please feel free to call to get copies for your friends or Masjids at 1-800-432-4262
Sharia Resources Available Now
These three brochures are available now for our neighbors providing some aspects of Muslims perspectives on the Sharia debate. Order printed copies here, here, and here or Download free from the links below:
Sharia American Muslims
Prophet Honored by Supreme Court
Sharia and Freedom of Religion
What you can do against the anti-Sharia bills today!
What your Masjid can do?
What your interfaith partners can do?
Volunteers for the project