The Islamic Cultural Center is launching its emergency fund campaign to aid the victims of the earthquake in Turkey. A special prayer will be recited on Thursday during the Quran session at 7 00 PM and on Friday during the Friday prayers at 1:30 PM.
The Center has organized similar emergency efforts when the hurricane . . . → Read More: ICCF Launches Emergency Campaign for Victims of Turkey’s Earthquake
Resolution of the Fiqh Council of North America
Adopted in its General Body Meeting held in Virginia on September 24-25, 2011
Like other faith communities in the US and elsewhere, we see no inherent conflict between the normative values of Islam and the US Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Contrary to erroneous perceptions and Islamophobic propaganda of political extremists from various backgrounds, the true and authentic teachings of Islam promote the sanctity of human life, dignity of all humans, and respect of human, civil and political rights. Islamic teachings uphold religious freedom and adherence to the same universal moral values which are accepted by the majority of people of all backgrounds and upon which the US Constitution was established and according to which the Bill of Rights was enunciated.
The Qur’an speaks explicitly about the imperative of just and peaceful co-existence, and the rights of legitimate self-defense against aggression and oppression that pose threats to freedom and security, provided that, a strict code of behavior is adhered to, including the protection of innocent non-combatants. Continue reading On Being Faithful Muslims and Loyal Americans