A personal message:
I am very happy to be back home in South Florida, How the life has changed for us as a community over the last 30 years. South Florida has one of the most diverse Muslim communities in the United States. We have Muslims from all corners of the world that have emigrated here to make this home. As Muslims we are taught the fundamentals on how to live our life in peace. We are taught how to believe and worship Allah SWT. We are taught how to treat our families with respect and dignity. We are also taught how to deal with society and live in peace. If we seek the knowledge that Allah SWT has given us, we can live peacefully in this life and Insha’Allah be among the winners in the next.
Allah SWT has blessed me with this opportunity to serve the Muslim community of South Florida. As the Executive Director of CAIR South Florida it is my job to protect your civil rights and serve the Muslim community. The United States of America also gives us rights. We as Muslims have the right to practice Islam without fear of discrimination or retaliation. We as Muslims have the right to raise our children according to Islam without interference. We as Muslims have the right to participate in the governing of our society. And most importantly, we as Muslims have the right to live in peace.
I want to make a commitment to all the Muslims, Islamic Centers, Islamic Schools, Islamic Organizations, and to my fellow Americans.
I will stand with you if you stand with me!
I will protect you if you will protect me!
I will be patient with you if you are patient with me!
I will seek Justice with you if you seek Justice with me!
I will live in peace with our neighbors, live in peace with me!
Remember we are of one nation. We are all the sons and daughters of Prophet Adam PBUH. We are Muslim, we all believe in Allah SWT and the Prophet Mohammed PBUH! The time has come to stand as ONE Muslim community and contribute to the success of this nation and show the character, integrity, piety, and devotion that Muslims have.
Insha’Allah, I look forward to meeting and serving all of you!
Regional Operations Director