First time in history -- Celebration of
birth of Jesus and Prophet Muhammad on the steps of Lincoln Memorial.
Washington, D.C., December 22, 2015 -- For the first time in the history of Christianity and Islam, the Christians and Muslims are jointly celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad, and it is on the historic steps of Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.
Date: Saturday, December 26, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Place: On the steps of Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC
Bring your own Chair and Umbrella
Transportation: Listed below
Mike Ghouse, the Executive Director of American Muslim Institution, a proactive voice for American Muslims said, "It is a God-given opportunity to further strengthen our bonds with each other on the auspicious occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad which fall on 25th and 24th of December, respectively. It provides us a great spiritual incentive to know each other for better. We have an obligation to create a safe and secure America for all of us."
Dr. Aquilur Rahman, Chairman of the AMI Board said, "We chose this location, as it signifies another great event in our history, Rev. Martin Luther King's dream speech which became a catalyst in fulfilling the vision of our founding fathers that we are all created equal. We have one more step to take towards a cohesive America."
It is a symbolic interfaith event with Christmas Carols and Milaad Nasheeds and a short message from faith leaders, an inclusive event to build a safe, secure and cohesive America. The more we know each other, the fewer misconceptions we will have. "
Rizwan Jaka, Chair, Board of Trustees & Interfaith Co-Chair, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) adds," God wants all of us to come together and create a safe and secure America for each one of us, we are all in this together, and let's appreciate this to uphold religious freedom and beckon a peaceful and prosperous 2016 and more."
Syed Moktadir, President of ADAMS and the Vice Chairman of the U.S. Muslim & Christian Coalition (MCC) for the Protection of Christian and Religious Minorities in Arab World said, "the birth of Jesus and Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Them) brought so much blessing and light to our world that the hearts of the faithful continue to be full of love and passion for both of them and for all the prophets of God who came to guide humanity to worship God alone and unite the humanity through His worship. This event is yet another manifestation of that interfaith unity."
This is an initiative of American Muslim Institution and the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), one of the largest Muslim communities/mosques in the DC Metro Area and in the United States.
Parking - Road side public parking subject to availability.
Rail and Bus - The nearest metro stations are Foggy Bottom (23rd St. & I St. NW) and Smithsonian (12th St. &Independence Ave. SW). The Circulator Bus also runs to the Lincoln Memorial along Independence directly from the Union Station.
A few articles worth your read about Prophet Muhammad
A Muslim's Christmas - http://thearabdailynews.com/2015/12/15/a-muslims-christmas/
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