World Bulletin / News Desk
American Muslims organized a nationwide prayer which is scheduled for Sept. 25, gathering tens of thousands of Muslims.
Dar Al-Slam mosque in Elizabeth, Dar-ul-Islam, is spearheading a national prayer gathering next month in Washington, D.C., that organizers are billing as the first event of its kind outside the U.S. Capitol building.
50.000 worshippers are anticipated.
Hassen Abdellah, president of Dar-ul-Islam and a main organizer of the event, said that The event will not include political speeches or placards, just prayer.
Organizers have considered the Jummah Prayer on Capital Hill as a Day of Islamic Unity.
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The organizers said on website that "the objective of this gathering is to invite the Muslim Communities and friends of Islam to express and illustrate the wonderful diversity of Islam. "
They said that thay intend to manifest "Islam's majestic spiritual principals" as revealed by Allah to Islmaic prophet Muhammad.
They intend to inspire a new generation of Muslim to work for the greater good of all people. We shall serve all people, regardless of race, religion or national origin, they also said.
Over 500 buses were reserved to transport attenders from local Masjids to Elizabeth mosque.
There will be also Qoran Recitation By Sheik Muhammad Jebril and Sheik Ahmed Dewidar.