Volume 17, May, 2010
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Editor: Mohamed Ziauddin
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent and the Most Merciful
ARE WE ONE UMMAH? SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT…….
Her last words to her friends before her death was that she wanted her child to be raised a Muslim.
Appeals were made on Friday prayers and through informal ways to find any Muslim family that could adopt and raise the child. There was not ONE single individual from our local UMMAH who was willing to adopt the born Muslim infant
Of course in numbers; we are thousands if not millions. Look at the Idd congregations in the major cities for a sample. Just try to take a new initiative for the good of the Muslim Community, with the best of intentions and see for yourself the quick multiple negative judgmental responses you will receive. compared to positive responses of support.
But when it comes to requesting their participation by action & implementation, only then you tend to face the REALITY in the form of either silence or minimal support.
For our dear Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Atheist brothers and sisters of Humanity, whom we love, we don't mean any disrespect.
THE FOCUS IS ON RESPECTING THE WISHES OF THE MOTHER OF THE INFANT.
SOMETHING TO REFLECT:
FINAL OUTCOME: NO MUSLIM AVAILABLE TO ADOPT THE INFANT.
DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, I AM ASKING YOU WHAT IS THE STRENGTH AND BONDING OF SUCH A UMMAH THAT COULD NOT COME TO THE RESCUE OF ITS VERY OWN MOST VULNERABLE ONE YEAR OLD?
WE APPEAL TO THE AMERICAN UMMAH TO REFER OR FORWARD US A LIST OF INTERESTED COUPLES/FAMILIES THAT ARE OPEN TO ADOPTION OR TO BE A FOSTER PARENT. HAVING SUCH A DATABASE WOULD BE OF TREMENDOUS HELP TO DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES OF VARIOUS STATES TO MORE EASILY FIND MUSLIM PARENTS WHO ARE WILLING TO ADOPT A MUSLIM INFANT OR BE A FOSTER PARENT FOR THE MUSLIM CHILD.