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International Purple Hijab and Kufi Day 2015
Our communities will not be safe until our homes are safe. Peace in the home. Peace in the World.
By: Baitul Salaam Network, Inc. International
International Purple Hijab and Kufi day is an annual event where we let survivors of domestic abuse know we love you and we are fighting for you to be safe and protected within the Islamic community and the world. The event started as a response to the 2009 beheading of Aasiya Hassan wife of former Bridges TV founder Muzzamil Hassan in upstate New York. We found out shortly after this event that we had lost several members of the Islamic community due to domestic abuse to include children going back to 1999. Many of these deaths were not reported as domestic abuse cases. Many family members would not speak to the authorities about any details or just let the murders be listed however the local authorities chose to list them.
The Baitul Salaam Network, Inc. International has 53 verified names of women, men and children who have been murdered by family members due to domestic abuse in the US. We admit the list is not complete due to how many Muslims do not have Arabic names (not required in Islam). Also many homicides are listed as domestic abuse related in the US. Unfortunately outside the US so-called "Honor Killings" are more frequent and due to cultural norms more difficult to track. It is reported by Amnesty International that we lose approximately 5,000 women per year annually around the globe due to so-called honor killing. This should alarm us to the point that we are ready to make keeping women, children and men safe within the confines of their home a top priority. Our community will not be safe until our homes are safe. Our world will not be safe until our homes are safe.
In metro Atlanta there will be an awareness building and commemoration event at the Dawah Center of America, 1631 Westhaven Street,Sunday, February 15 beginning at 2 pm, in shaa Allah. Brother Bilal Stroud facilitator of Muslim Men Against Domestic Violence-Atlanta is the featured speaker, sister Hadayai Majeed co-founder and Administrator of the Baitul Salaam Network, Inc. International is the guest speaker and an invitation has gone out to all surviors who are safe to step up and speak, in shaa Allah. An open forum is a part of the program. This year the group will make du'a (or pray together) at approximately 4:45 pm asking Allah (God) for assistance in ending domestic violence in the Islamic community and the world.
An invitation for the world to join the group at 4:45 pm ET to pray has gone out using social media. We are asking everyone who can do it (if the time in their part of the world is not very late at night or extremely early in the morning) to join us. If not pray when they can wearing purple to show solidarity with the survivors of domestic abuse, in shaa Allah. So far the The Women Voices of Libya and Project Sakinah have announced that they have prepared events for that day and weekend.
This year a web site dedicated to the event has been established and launched it is located at www.iphkd.org go visit the web site to learn more details of the event and to post your event/activity scheduled for that day or weekend of February 13-15, 2015.
The event is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to attend from all communities who acknowledge faith or do not acknowledge a faith. For more information call 770-255-8500 Monday-Thursday 7 am-7 pm.
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