Sunday, May 3, 2009

Upcoming Fundraiser @ Masjid Al-Islam (Oakland)

Masjid Al-Islam is a functional, independent Muslim community in the heart of East Oakland. We are a community with big dreams and aspirations. For several years, we have maintained our principles of self-determination, moral and spiritual development, establishment of healthy family life, and uncompromising outspokenness against the injustices perpetrated locally and globally by Zionists and imperialistic governments. As a result, we have encountered several forms of opposition, including agent provocateurs, community destroyers, focus-diverters, energy-consumers, etc. These have proven to be an invaluable asset, as we have been trained—through these experiences—to overcome any and all obstacles to our progress.

Due to its stubborn loyalty to a historical pattern of injustice, the U.S. power structure has officially destroyed itself. Just as communism destroyed communism, now capitalism has destroyed capitalism. At this critical juncture, our mission is to help the American people (the American government is not our concern, and never has been).

“Who is better in speech than one who calls (men) to Allah, works righteousness, and says, ‘I am of those who bow in Islam’? Nor can Goodness and Evil be equal. Repel (Evil) with what is better: Then will he between whom and thee was hatred become as it were thy friend and intimate!” (Fussilat, 41:33-34)

The era of wholesale oppression has come to an end. We believe that Islam must now play its proper constructive role in a newly emerging world order—one that is based on humanitarian, earth-friendly, and life-friendly values.

On a local level, our part during this time is to consolidate our efforts in building a dynamic model Islamic community in the heart of Oakland, based on the institutional cornerstones of: 1) masjid, 2) full-time Islamic school, 3) businesses, and 4) geographical integrity (living close together). Over the years, by the grace and mercy of Allah (swt), we have made a lot of progress. We presently own and operate nearly $10 million in land and property. We have also established one of the best full-time Islamic schooling efforts in the area, providing a well-rounded education to the Muslim children of East Oakland. Now, it is our goal is to strengthen our geographical integrity via renovation and building of new residential space for Muslim families and new commercial space for Muslim-owned businesses. Any contributions to this cause would be highly appreciated. Please send your check or money order to: Masjid Al-Islam Building & Renovation Project / 8210 MacArthur Blvd. / Oakland, CA 94605.

The U.S. government, along with local officials, has constantly interrupted our Islamic efforts with infiltrators, informers, agent provocateurs, saboteurs, destabilizers, rumor-spreaders, etc.; yet we have survived and thrived. We have stayed focused and on target. Recently, a group of saboteurs pretending to be well-meaning Muslims who share in our ideas of community development moved into one of our properties and thoroughly destroyed it, causing thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. In spite of such tactics, we continue to move forward with a spirit of positivity and loving disposition to aid and assist our people.

For further information, call: 202.904.1152 or 510.638.4541.

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