Some of the groups and individuals involved in this years observance are members of Masjid Malik (Walnut Hills) in Cincinnati, OH, Wehdah, NC, UNC Muslim Student Association, Islamic Ummah Club, PA, Majalbaba Boutique in NYC, Muslim Men Against Domestic Violence-Atlanta, Muslim Men Against Domestic Violence-East Africa, QSV of Senegal, representatives from Owerri in central Nigeria, Nour Domestic Violence Organization in the UK and many more individuals, college students and some local masjid/Islamic centers from Philadelphia to Tanzania.
In metro Atlanta the Muslim Girl Scouts who meet at the Risala Institute, some of the most active volunteers with the Baitul Salaam organization, are going to serve as hostesses for the event and assist with the visual portion of the commemoration presentation by Hadayai Majeed a survivor of domestic abuse, organizer and co-founder of the Baitul Salaam Network, Inc.. During this presentation a list of names of those who have lost their lives due to a crime associated with domestic violence will be read accompanied by a visual presentation.
Muslim Men Against Domestic Violence-Atlanta is the coordinator of the three hour program that is scheduled to begin at 3 pm on Saturday, February 11. The Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam one of the oldest and largest Islamic communities in metro Atlanta as well as the region is the host. This progressive community was founded in 1955 as a Nation of Islam Temple in Atlanta. The Atlanta Masjid under the leadership of Imam WD Mohammed moved into the general fold of Islam in 1975 immediately following the death of the Late Honorable Elijah Muhammad father of Imam WD Mohammed. The Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam has hosted this program for all three years of its existence. Both of its resident Imams Mansoor Sabree and assistance resident Imam Suliaman Hameed are supportive of the work of the Baitul Salaam Network, Inc. and both are encouraging Muslim men and boys as young as age 10 to be a part of Muslim Men Against Domestic Violence-Atlanta.
Guest speakers for the event are Imam Nadim Ali resident Imam of the West End Community of metro Atlanta, Imam Muhammad Mendes resident Imam of the Risala Institute Masjid and Mohammed Malik community activist. Survivors of abuse (male and female) will have an opportunity to speak with Hadayai Majeed, Co-founder and administrator of the Baitul Salaam Network, Inc. highlighting the number of murders in the US due to crimes associated with domestic abuse in the Islamic community.
MuskStoreGA and Jewels ByNadiya are sponsor and co-sponsor of this year’s event. Both businesses have been raising money and awareness for the Baitul Salaam Network, Inc. and promoting the international observance this year.
As so elegantly stated by Sanaa Tariq of Edmonton, CA who organizes one of the largest gatherings in CA for International Purple Hijab Day, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -- Martin Luther King Jr.
Everyone all over the globe is asked to dress in purple, go pray together at local places of worship, and have gatherings in their homes and host programs in their communities. If you have questions about this event email Hadayai Majeed at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to Facebook and type in International Purple Hijab Day in the search box to see the various listings of events from Philadelphia to Tanzania in East Africa.
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National Domestic Violence Awareness organization headquartered in Stone Mountain, GA. Works to assist families who are struggling economically, emotionally and spiritually due to some form of domestic abuse.