Friday 8-12 PM on 2/21/14 at Richardson Civic Center
Naats** will be recited (poetry) to highlight
Prophet Muhammad’s work of building cohesive societies where people of
different faiths and races lived their own lives. The program will start on
time and end on time. If you are going to be late, please do not RSVP, let
others enjoy. Seating is limited to 150.
The event is for people of all faiths. Prophet Muhammad’s message like all the
great prophets of the world is for the whole humanity and not just Muslims.
Muslims of all hues are requested to participate in the event and each
community representative (s) to recite a Naat. Seating is limited to 150, so we
request a firm RSVP.
At this time, the program will be in Urdu/Hindi language, we hope to make it in
English in the coming years.
Throughout the program, we will be highlighting the inclusive teachings of the
Prophet. Wisdom from the Madinah constitution will be shared, where the prophet
signed a declaration with Jews, Christians and others, each one with freedom to
practice his or her faith freely. In his last sermon, he declared that all men
are created equal, and respecting each human is the right thing to do. Like the
people of all faiths, we need revival to go back to the inclusive values taught
by the prophet.
We are requesting our poets to make their poetry purposeful and meaningful and
reflect those inclusive values in their poetry.
** Naat is poetry in praise of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in the likes of
Christmas Carols, Shabad in Sikhism or Chalisa in Hindu tradition.
Refreshments include tea, paani, chaat and Laddu!
Master of Ceremonies: Shazia Khan
Host: Mike Ghouse