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Assalamu Alalikum

It is unfortunate that almost 50% of Americans don't vote. This election may be decided by few hundred votes in a swing state.

For this reason, 70 Imams from 30 cities across the USA have signed 
the following statement asking you to vote.

It was necessary because some people in our community have been circulating information promoting cynicism about voting and political engagement.


Please read it and do the following:

  1. Forward this newsletter to your friends and post it on your website.
  2. Share this statement on your Facebook and Twitter it with #MuslimVote
  3. Read the Imams' statement at Juma prayer tomorrow.

Assalamu Alaikum.
 
We, the Imams of the community, would like to request something very critical for our community and our country.
 
Vote!
 
And vote early!
 
We would like to see each and every one of you vote this election.
 
Islamophobia is rising in America. But we are not alone. Latinos, Blacks, women, and other minorities are bearing the brunt of rising hate, fear, and anger as well. At the same time, however, our neighbors of good conscience are standing with us.
 
Being a good neighbor and a good citizen is in essence being a good Muslim.
 
God sent all Prophets, from Adam to Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon them all, primarily to help people establish justice (Quran 57:25). Justice, therefore, is a prime value in Islam. That includes fairness, equity, social and economic justice. It is the commandment of God for all believers to establish justice. (Quran 4:135).
 
In our society, standing up for what is right entails speaking out about issues, working with other citizens, voting, and making sure that politicians stick to their promises. Anyone refusing to participate in this process is essentially denying a most important path to establishing justice in our nation.
 
We must strive for peace and justice at home and abroad.
 
When we take part in the electoral process, we make our voices heard. When we volunteer and work with others during elections, we have an opportunity to connect with our neighbors. Often, a smiling friendly face goes a long way in developing human bonds between neighbors.
 
So brothers and sisters, vote, organize, and connect.
 
We stand with you.
 
Salam

Agreed upon by the following Imams & Khateebs (written in the alphabetical order of last names).

 

Imam Johari Abdul-Malik
Imam Osman Abdul Qadir
Imam Dr. Abdul-Samra
Imam Aslam Abdullah
Imam Al-Hajj Talib Abdur-Rashid
Imam Abdur Rafa
Haj Dawoud S Adeyola
Imam Hamood Afef
Imam Senad Agic
Mufti Azeemuddin Ahmed
Mahtabuddin Ahmed
Imam Khalil Akbar
Imam Ameen Al-Ali
Imam Rizwan Ali
Imam Ali Suleiman Ali
Imam Hassan Aly
Imam Fateen Saifullah Ansari
Imam Azhar Azeez
Imam Osama Bahlool
Aslam Baig
Imam Ahmed Barry
Imam Mohamed Benkhaled
Imam Atif Chaudhry
Imam Dr. Talal Eid
Imam Mohammad Elahi
Imam Dr. Saad Hassanin
Shaikh Hatem Gawaly
Imam Dr. Abdelhamid S. Al Gizawi
Imam Jemal Gumus
Imam Inamul Haq
Mufti Ikram UL Haq
Imam Taha Hassane
Imam M. S. Hashmi
Kamruzzaman Hosein
Imam M Musa Azam-Ibrahimi
Karim Irfan
Ehsan Islam
Imam Muhammad A. Jabbar
Dr. Mohammed Kaiseruddin
Imam Ibrahim Kazerooni
Imam 'Abdul 'Azeem Khan
Mohamed Riad Khawam
Imam Mustafa Major
Abdul Majid
Muhammad Farooq-i-Azam Malik
Imam El-Hajj A. Muhammad
Fitrah Muhammad
Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid
Maulana AbulFatah Muniruzzaman
Imam Hafidh Muriz Mesic
Shaikh Kifah Mustapha
Imam Matthew Ramadan 
Emil Ranakusuma
Imam Misbahu Rufai
Imam Mustafa Richard
Shaikh Jamal Said
Khalid A. Salahuddin
Imam Shaker El Sayed
Dr. Ibrahim Shakoor
Imam Talib Shareef
Imam Dr. Mohamad A. El Sheikh
Dr. Muzammil H, Siddiqi
Imam Azhar Subedar
Haroon Sulaiman
Imam Ahmed Sultan
Ashfaq Taufique
Imam Mustapha El-Turk
Imam Azfar Uddin
Imam Raouf Zaman
Shiekh Dr. Shadi Zaza

 

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