American Muslim campaign to dispel Islamophobia

New campaign, "Share a Quran" launched to help dispel Islamophobia as well as a guide provided to dispel misconceptions about Muslims.

American Muslim campaign to dispel Islamophobia

World Bulletin / News Desk

In a bid to spread true information about Islam, CAIR has launched its "Share the Quran" campaign to enhance understanding of Islam through the free distribution of copies of the Qur’an to Americans of other faiths who request a copy.

Nihad Awad, the National Executive Director of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said in a statement that, “"There are specific and clear verses in the Quran that instruct Muslims to respond peacefully and with prayer to insults and mockery," and cited Quranic verses calling for respecting religious freedoms including: "Let there be no compulsion in religion. Truth stands out clear from error." (The Holy Quran, Chapter 2, Verse 256).

"A good deed is not like a bad deed. Repel that which is bad with that which is good. Indeed, maybe he whom you have an enmity with may become a close friend." (The Holy Quran, Chapter 41:34)

"Show forgiveness, speak for justice and avoid the ignorant." (The Holy Quran, 7:199)

The distribution of the Quran also included a bookmark guide that shows the relevant verses on a variety of issues, such as womens rights, social justice and respect for other faiths.

At the same time, CAIR also relaunched a guide called "American Muslims: A Journalist's Guide to Understanding Islam and Muslims,"  to educate media professionals on understanding Islam, which offers background information on issues related to Islam and Muslims, and provides an Islamic perspective on current day issues such as Islam and democracy, freedom of religion, womens rights and interfaith.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Ocak 2015, 15:53