Islam on Capitol Hill

The following information I received by email:

[FONT=Arial][FONT=Verdana][FONT=Verdana][FONT=Times New Roman]**On September 25th there will be a national prayer gathering of Muslims on the west front of the U.S. Capitol Building. They are expecting at least 50,000 to attend from mosques all across America . They will gather to pray from 4:00 AM until 7:00 PM. The gathering will take place by the site where U.S. Presidents have been inaugurated since 1981. The organizers say that it was Obama’s inauguration speech in January and his speech broadcast from Egypt in June that gave them the idea for this prayer gathering on Capitol Hill. **

**They have a website set up for this event. **[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]

islamoncapitolhill.com/Home_Page.html

I don’t really know…but I feel this gathering is provocative…Muslims in America need to humble themselves.

Why?

wasalam

it’s just provocative…why would they gather over 50 thousands in the Capitol Hill ? if all they want is just to pray , there are plenty of other places… but it’s just arrogance filled with false pride.
they should read this ayah :

“And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allah likes not any arrogant boaster.
And be moderate (or show no insolence) in your walking, and lower your voice. Verily, the harshest of all voices is the braying of the asses.” 31:18-19

ISLAM ON CAPITOL HILL
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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH…

The objective of this gathering is to invite the Muslim Communities and friends of Islam to express and illustrate the wonderful diversity of Islam. We intend to manifest Islam’s majestic spiritual principals as revealed by Allah to our beloved prophet

Muhammad (PEACE BE UPON HIM) of Arabia. Likewise; we intend to inspire a new generation of Muslim to work for the greater good of all people. We shall serve all

people, regardless of race, religion or national origin.

ON THIS DAY…

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  The Athan will be chanted on Capitol Hill, echoing off of the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and other great edifices that surround Capitol Hill
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  Thousands of Muslims from all races, creeds, colors and ethnicities will gather for the sole purpose of prayer
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  Bonds of friendship will be formed between those in attendance, both Muslims and Non-Muslims
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  Muslim youth will experience tours of the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court.
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  The peace, beauty and solidarity of Islam will shine through America's capitol.

I don’t see what is so provocative about this (btw, this is from their website)

wasalam

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