International Know the Quran Day, September 11, 2010
By: Dr. Adel Elsaie
Pecking Order - Dealing with Islamophobia
Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, USA, was best known for using the slogan "Islam Is Of The Devil," said it will host the
Quran-burning event on the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Dr. Terry and Sylvia Jones – Senior Pastors of Dove World Outreach Center, and pastor Wayne Sapp have been on international news, YouTube, facebook, Internet promoting their vicious plan to burn the Quran day publicly.
As a very proud Muslim, being angry about this negative and hateful campaign which is against the true message of Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) , my response is a positive and loving International Know the Quran Day on September 11, 2010 emphasizing the Quran message of the Oneness of God with peace and knowledge:
The root of the word Islam in Arabic is SLM from Salam (Peace in Arabic).
The call of the Quran for Knowledge is from the first word and order of Allah in the Quran: READ IN THE NAME OF THY LORD.
International Know the Quran Day on the September 11, 2010
Muslims believe that Islam is not a new religion. It is the religion of ALL prophets (Peace Be Upon Them) that calls to surrender to the Will of God to achieve salvation.
It is the same message that Sir Isaac Newton discovered during his search for God and made him believe that the Bible was tainted by human hands.
After all that, do you think that history will remember those who drew cartoons of our Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), or those cheap American Taliban who keeps on attacking Islam. The destiny of their drawings or quotes will be the trash bin of history, and no one will remember them 10, 20, or 50 years from now. But the message of Islam will stay until eternity. That is the Promise of Allah.
So Muslims answer should be to make September 11, 2010, the International Know the Quran Day. Muslims should reject the negative hateful International Burn the Quran Day into a positive International Know the Quran Day by:
Holding on the Quran more and raise it up higher than anything.