Posts Tagged Peace Islam
Douglassonian Lecture: Frederick Douglass and Islam (America’s Islamic Heritage Museum, Sat., Feb 24, 1pm – 2pm, 2315 MLK Jr. Avenue SE)
Many an evening after reporting on a community meeting, development presentation or coming from the Douglass House I have passed by America’s Islamic Heritage Museum.
Often Mr. and Mrs. Muhammad have seen me and invited me to come inside to share in breaking bread for an event or celebration held at their wonderful museum and community center.
Mr. Amir Muhammad, a true Douglassonian and Islamic Scholar of the first order, has been a friend for many years. When my dear friend and fellow street reporter William Alston-El was struggling and I did not where or who to turn to for counsel Mr. Muhammad was kind enough to let me bend his ear. William is now doing much better and in the care of his family.
Mr. Muhammad and his wife are respected scholars and community leaders not just in Anacostia but throughout the Islamic world. They have worked with the State Department and institutions of higher education for many years. Local children are fed after-school meals at the museum.
If you visit the museum often or you have never been before please come through to this presentation and/or consider supporting the museum.
Presentation on Frederick Douglass and Islam.
America’s Islamic Heritage Museum
Saturday, February 24, 2018 – 1pm to 2pm
2315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE
Saturday, 26 February 
Went this morning to Mohameden College where twelve thousand pupils
studying the Caron and preparing to teache its doctrines to the benighted sons of men. I saw about two thousand of them in the court and college building reading their morning lesson. They wore the peculiar dress and Turban of the Mahomedan and presented a striking spectacle. If sincerity is any proof of the truth of their creed, they certainly give that proof-but alas! Sincerity is no proof. The most revolting imposture has been defended by equal earnestness and sincerity. The followers of the prophet can pray as loudly and point to as many miracles as the Christian can, they even exceed the Christian in religious attention to ceremony. We also went to see the Mohamden Bible house,- where you may see the Coran in all languages. It is a great sight. Two hundred millions of people are said to receive this Sacred Book, the Coran.
Frederick Douglass Diary (Tour of Europe and Africa) – Library of Congress