To all of the Muslims of this neighborhood. Muslims are encouraged to enjoy the festivals of the two Eids even in times of hardship. If any families, Muslim or non-Muslim, would like to receive qurbani meat please contact Brother Umar at 314-324-1508 or stop by my unit at 1209 Hodiamont Ave Apartment C.
I would briefly like to address an issue that is affecting our Muslim community here. Many of you are new to this community and this country and are not familiar with the language, culture and customs.
There are those who are working to help refugees, both Muslims and non-Muslims, who are doing a good job and just seeking to be welcoming neighbors. A part of the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) that all Muslims should follow is to help the traveler and to welcome the migrant. However, there are others who are working to spread Christianity to vulnerable at-risk children and youth whose parents may not even speak English or understand what these adults are doing with their children. It is unethical for missionaries to target children. Inviting them to join in sports and theater activities which a child will be naturally attracted to only to entice them to change their religion before their minds are fully functional is unacceptable and should be stopped.
As a reminder to Muslims a core teaching of Christianity is that Isa ben Maryam (peace be upon him) or Jesus as he is called in English is the S_n of God and belief in Jesus and seeking his forgiveness is the salvation for humanity. Allah tells us in the Quran “ He begets none nor is he begotten” meaning Allah is one, free of any partners, not in need of any helpers, He has no sons and no daughters, nor does he have a mother or a father. He says be and it is. No man can save you and stand in your place on the Day of Judgment. Salvation is in belief in Quran and Sunnah and each person will be judged based on their deeds. Paradise is promised to the true believers and martyrs and the Hell-fire is promised to those who reject the message. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) told the believers if you follow two things, the Quran and my Sunnah you will never go stray.
Local masjids have been offering classes to children and it is my sincere advice that you take part in these classes and if you do not have transportation contact me.
In addition to that all homes should have the following: a copy of the Quran, a reliable book of tafsir, a book of sirah of the Prophet Muhammad( PBUH) and some tracts by Ahmed Deedat or WhyIslam.org to pass out to the missionaries and study yourself. If you are in need of these items contact me.
Concerned Muslims of St Louis Present
Islamist Discussion Series
A series of conversations on issues of Islam, Muslims, our present political condition, and the revival of the Muslim ummah.
Somalia: The Muslim Reality
Sunday December 5th, 4:00 PM
In light of the recent arrest of our brother and the harassment of Muslim cab drivers with connections to Somalia we will have a discussion on Somalia and its past, present and future. Who are the terrorists in Somalia?
To attend this discussion and those we will be having in the future please call Brother Umar Lee at 314-324-1508