ISNA President Participates in Congressional Black Caucus National Day of Prayer

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(Plainfield, IN. 2/11/14) Last Friday, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) President Imam Mohamed Magid joined other faith and interfaith leaders in the Congressional Black Caucus National Day of Prayer located in Washington, D.C. This year’s prayer theme was focused on ending poverty and income inequality in our communities.

In his remarks, ISNA president Imam Magid quoted a hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) which reads:

“Verily, Allah, the Exalted, and Glorious will say on the Day of Resurrection: ‘O child of Adam, I was sick but you did not visit Me.’ He would say: ‘O my Lord, how could I visit you and You are the Lord of the worlds?’ Immediately He would say: ‘Did you not know that such and such a servant of Mine was sick but you did not visit them? Did you not realize that if you had visited them you would have found Me with them? O child of Adam, I asked food from you but you did not feed Me.’ He would submit: ‘My Lord, how could I feed You and You are the Lord of the worlds?’ He would say: ‘Did you not know that such and such a servant of Mine asked you for food but you did not feed them? Did you not realize that if you had fed them, you would have found (its reward) with Me? O child of Adam, I asked water from you but you did not give it to Me.’ He would say: ‘My Lord, how could I give You (water) and You are the Lord of the worlds?’ He would say: ‘Such and such a servant of Mine asked you for water to drink but you did not give it to them. Did you not realize that if you had given them to drink you would have found (its reward) with Me?”‘ (Sahih Muslim)

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Other faith leaders who participated in the event included Rev. Patrick Conroy, Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives; Dr. Carroll A. Baltimore, President of the  Progressive National Baptist Convention; Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman, Sikh Council on Religion and Education; Rabbi Fred N. Reiner, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Sinai, Washington, D.C.; and Reverend Jim Wallis, President, Sojourners & Facilitator, Faith Table of Progressive Evangelical Leaders.

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is the largest and oldest Islamic umbrella organization in North America. Its mission is to foster the development of the Muslim community, interfaith relations, civic engagement, and better understanding of Islam.

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CONTACT: ISNA Communications Director Edgar Hopida, 619-913-0719, ehopida@isna.net