COMMUNITY OF DIVERSITY WORKSHOP By Mohamed Ali Abukar, Ph. D. SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL OF ARIZONA All the pictures in this presentation are used only for Educational purposes
Promote equity, tolerance, respect, understanding and celebrate diversity for making the world a better place.
Islam: It is an American faith.Islam is for peace, love, and equity and forbids all kind of violence. Masque in America
All Muslim are commanded to be humble, and not to be arrogant or disrespectful, and must show their best interest in the welfare of the human being and humanity in general, and prevents any kind of aggression against others.
Worship begins with the recognition of the existence of only one God. Islam means peace and submission to the will of God. Compassion and justice should guide Muslims.
Judaism, Christianity and Islamism are Abraham faith and classified as monotheistic.
Islam like Christianity teaches universal love, benevolence, aimed at global fraternity. Every body has a moral responsibility and deserve a chance in the life development; but the best philosophy is that we should always help each other and care for each other.
Ramadan Ramadan is a time of reflection when Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and other indulgences from sunrise to sunset. Ramadan commemorates when the Qura’an (Islamic holy book) was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad The Islam calendar, which is lunar begins with Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to Medina, and now is in the year 1427. One of the pillars of Islam is the Siyam: fasting one month every year ( Ramadan), which teaches patience and enables the individual to monitor his/her verbal behavior and action. In the fasting period believers should give lot of charities and help all the people.