law has consistently condemned terrorism and extremism in
all forms and under all circumstances, and we reiterate this
unequivocal position. Islam strictly condemns religious extremism
and the use of violence against innocent lives.
This statement is declares that domestic violence
has no room in Islam what so ever. First of all, it should
be clear that the institution of the family in Islam is based
on mutual respect, affection, mercy and love. Any form of
physical or emotional abuse is prohibited. A husband is not
allowed to physically or emotionally harm his wife, and the
wife is not allowed to abuse her husband.
With ongoing violence sapping the spirits of Israelis
and Palestinians, and with the Iraq war generating shock
waves throughout the Middle East, we call on our fellow
Jews and Muslims to join forces with concerned
Christians to transcend this cycle of death and
destruction. Jews and Muslims should be spiritual
allies, not adversaries...
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In June of 2008, Imam Yahya Hendi called on Muslims to take President Barak Obama seriously and start a process of dialogue with the West.
Now and in 2011, Imam Hendi urges the U.S. Administration to display even-handedness in handling the Mid-East conflict by uniting for peace in the Middle East. Hence, "I pray that President Obama stands for Palestinians right to self-determination and a state. I hope he stands for Palestine to finally take its rightful place among other nations of the world." Imam Hendi declared.
Once the USA stood as a potential beacon to the Arab street as the ultimate symbol of the hopes and rewards of democracy. Now it needs to do this by making sure that Palestine becomes a state next to its neighbor Israel before the end of the 2011-year.
Imam Hendi and rabbi Serotta call for peace in the Middle East. Imam Hendi declares that Judaism, Christianity and Islam have more in common than differences:
Reacting to the news, Hendi said, "For me, the award
is about the people of Maryland, Muslims, Jews, Christians,
Buddhists, Hindus, people of faith, people of no faith who
have tried in the aftermath of September 11th to reach out
to our law enforcement agencies to say, "What can we
do to help America?"
In his trip
to Bahrain in early May, Imam Hendi addressed the issue of
religious pluralism, and women's rights in the Muslim World.
Imam Hendi discussed with Bahraini men and women the role
of ongoing efforts to promote cross-cultural dialogue and
foster mutual understanding between the United States and
the Islamic world.
his visit to Ivory Coast from June 11-18, 2009, Imam Hendi
spoke about three principles that can help peace efforts in
the world: politics of justice, economics of equity, and covenant
of community. Imam Hendi also stressed in the need to empower
youth and women in order for Africa to develop.
Rabbi Arthur F. Starr began the annual Martin Luther King Day service at the Jewish Synagogue Friday night by calling on everyone to join in singing "Kumbaya" -- a song that popular culture relegates to the likes of a summer-camp bonfire....
A nationally renowned leader in the world of interfaith relations will deliver the keynote speech Friday at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Shabbat Service at the St. Thomas Synagogue, where six teens will be honored....