You and I have a responsibility to create a world where, you, me, and our grandchildren can live without apprehensions. No matter where we go, we should feel secure about our faith, race, ethnicity and our political and sexual orientation.
Would this book bring attitudinal change among Muslims? Yes, it will, it’s akin to planting a seed and nurturing it to give the beneficence to the next generation. I know most American Muslims wholeheartedly subscribe to the refreshed understanding of Islam, we need to expand it to more of us.
Some of the reservations we have about Muslims and Islam are based on what we have heard and learned from others, we need to free ourselves from misunderstanding. What a blessing it is to be free.
Muslims have shied away from confronting difficult issues about their faith, and most of them don’t even have a clue about the essence of Islam, it was never articulated before. Islam was reduced to rituals and telling others what to do, as dished out by a few Muslims scholars of the past. This book separates the chaff from the wheat for you.
Islam is not Sharia. This book is a product of twenty years of research and thousands of interviews and discussions. Muslims, non-Muslims, and” Islamophobes” have participated including 150 discussions on Fox News.,
Islam is not about enforcing your rules on others, it’s all about free will. Indeed, it is about living your life and letting others live theirs. Islam is about building cohesive societies where all of God’s creation lives with dignity and freedom, where no one is more privileged than the other. If you are a moderate individual of any faith, you will find the book in tune with you.
It is time to go beyond the five pillars of Islam, and I hope my fellow Muslims appreciate the contents of the book. This book may indeed become a reference manual for teaching Islamic values that contribute to creating a better world for all humanity., The American Muslim Agenda offers guidance to Muslims to be one with all, and it’s about integration. Once integrated, we become a part of the American story.
Islam is a public religion, and Muslims don’t own it. You are invited to participate in discussions, including your faith. The book is expected to initiate conversations about the nature of Islam and fellow humans. I welcome your criticism .,
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Dr. Mike Ghouse is a public speaker and the Executive Director of the Center for Pluralism in Washington, DC. He is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. More about him at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeghouse/