July 4th Greetings from the CWSC
A Sober Patriotism on Independence Day
“Let there be a community among you who will invite people to do good, command what is proper and forbid what is improper, those will be prosperous.” Al-Qur’an, 3:104
From the City of Madina Charter Issued by Prophet Muhammed (S)
“The peace of the Believers (of the State of Madinah) cannot be divided. (It is either peace or war for all. It cannot be that a part of the population is at war with the outsiders and a part is at peace). No separate peace will be made by anyone in Madinah when Believers are fighting in the Path of Allah. Conditions of peace and war and the accompanying ease or hardships must be fair and equitable to all citizens alike.”
“We must work to build a better place for ourselves…One that will benefit all people, regardless of race or religion.”—Imam Dr. W. Deen Mohammed (R)
NATIONAL – Every year on the 4th of July, Independence Day is celebrated as the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. The Declaration has for more than two hundred years held together one of the most politically, economically, and technologically successful nations in history. Yet another two hundred years are less the stuff of manifest destiny, and more a matter of the collective faith and group intellect of it citizens.
National Town Hall on Prosperity Encore
“Those who hearken to their Lord, and establish regular Prayer; who conduct their affairs by mutual consultation; who spend out of what We bestow on them for Sustenance…” Al-Qur’an, 42:38
While the most recent Town Hall discussion lasted for three hours, many are already saying we need to continue the discussion. CWSC Director and a co-moderator of the discussion stated, “We will never have enough time to address everything, especially with so complex a subject matter. Obviously the goal was not to solve everyone’s individual or personal and every community’s collective financial and economic issues, but to open a different pathway into a possible route for problem-solving by hosting such an event. We’re getting in a high volume of very positive comments; though such is not the full measure of the success yardstick; our greatest measure is the attainment of a working national group intellect focused in on Prosperity on a more sustained basis and outside of a town hall format…that’s where the real work and progress will be made.”
Click here for more Town Hall information. To join with like minded believers interested in addressing prosperity, send an email interest to firstname.lastname@example.org…together we can remake the world.
The new CWSC Learning Lab Series Building the Community Life Seminar will feature a continuation of some of the issues discussed during the Town Hall and will feature interviews with the panelists and moderator.
Honoring the Life of Dr. Zakiyyah Muhammad
UPDATE: Click here for an encore of this special broadcast now.
With Allah’s Name, the Merciful Benefactor, the Merciful Redeemer
“…But among them is he who says, “Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.” Al-Qur’an, Sura Al-Baqarah, 201
“To Him will be your return (of all of you). The Promise of Allah is true and sure. It is He who begins the process of creation, and repeats it, that He may reward with justice those who believe and work righteousness…” Al-Qur’an, Sura Yunus, 4
“When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close to them: I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way.” Al-Qur’an, Al-Baqarah, 186
The Community Wide Shuraa Conference (CWSC) expresses condolences to the family of our Sister, the late Dr. Zakiyyah Muhammad, President of the Institute for Muslim American Studies (IMAS), Anaheim California, and to her community.
The loss of Dr. Zakiyyah is a loss for the entire American Muslim Intelligentsia as she was an academic scholar, educator, publisher, author, and community leader. She will be especially missed by her CWSC family where she served as Director for the CWSC National Scholarship Committee and collaborated as an institutional partner and leader in our shared freedom space. Dr. Zaikyyah also contributed her intellect and energy helping with the CWSC concept both before and after the organization’s inception.
Her voice will be missed, but has not been silenced, for she will forever speak through her writings and legacy of work, especially in strengthening private Islamic educational school systems.
On Friday, July 5th, 2019, a special three-hour CWSC AM360.org Friday Roundtable beginning at 7 a.m. EST will be hosted by Mark Shahid, and feature her family, colleagues, and leaders from around the country who will share in remembering a great American Muslimah pioneer and leader.
As we grieve with her family, friends, and communities around the nation, we celebrate her achievements and express our gratitude for her work in making a better home for Al-Islam in America. We pray that Allah (SWT) will say to His Servant, “Well Done! Enter you among my workers; enter into my Paradise.”
The CWSC Family
Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association on this week’s Community Buzz…
Tune in this Friday evening, July 5th, 2019 at 8 p.m. EST for a special interview with the Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association as they prepare for the July 13 Event: Preserving Our Legacy, Honoring Our Pioneers, Documenting Our History.
Then on July 12, we’ll welcome two CWSC Faith-based Collaborators: Pathway Global and NPFF Financial Literacy for a conversation on education as a pathway to prosperity. Don’t miss it every Friday evening when Community Buzz asks, Have you heard!
Community Buzz Rewind…
Many are still discovering the new 24-hour streaming of American Muslim 360 featuring both live programming and the Best of the Best Podcasts. New opportunities are unfolding with the introduction of Night Owl and Early Bird Programming along with Mid-Day Intellectual Feasts instantly promoted to some 1 million+ potential listeners.
Round the clock Islamic Programming is a reflection of our service commitment to communities nationwide and even globally as listeners tune in from Bermuda, Great Britain, Canada, The Phillippines, and more. While most of our listeners world-wide stream us via AM360.org on any internet connected device, there are those who prefer to call by phone or may be affected by the digital divide. CWSC is about problem solving and realization of opportunities, so we have great news: You can now listen by phone 24 hours a day to live and podcast programming at (701) 719-4197. Make a note of the new number to connect.
And we’re pleased to introduce Sakinah Rhythms when you want to relax, unwind, unplug and leave the hustle and bustle behind. Relax your mind with a melody and uplifting lyric. Sakinah Rhythms is a division of AM360.org. Attention artists and cultural performers, contact us immediately to be featured on both AM360.org and Sakinah Rhythms (SR) broadcasting 24 hours a day. Stay tuned for some more Ramadan & Eid Gifts from the CWSC and AM360…Be inspired!
New programs introduced include Beating the Habit a general counseling and discussion forum on drug abuse awareness, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation with certified recovery peer advocate and outreach coach Imam Hananiah Shabazz; CAIR on Air: The Civil Rights Hour with civil rights attorney Edward Ahmed Mitchell brings the nation’s premier civil rights institution to the #1 Islamic radio station in the nation. CAIR or the Council on American Islamic Relations defends American Muslim civil liberties which in turn helps safeguard important liberties for all citizens. Criminal Justice Reform with Imam Hananiah Shabazz is now on to delve into why the U.S. has more people (three million plus) behind bars than any other country in the world. We ask: Is our penal system effective? Why or why not? Is prison for punishment or rehabilitation or both? Is our criminal justice system, start to finish, fair? Muslims have a well-known track record in criminal justice reform with a demonstrated commitment and ability to help those who need a second chance. Prisoner Reform with Imam Bilal Saleem which focuses on re-entry and post incarceration strategies for success also debuted. Check out the AM360.Lineup here.
We have responded to many who needed the proper forum for community announcements and interviews on events happening nationwide. Calling in and interrupting a show’s subject matter to try and promote an event at the wrong time does no one any good.
We’re doing away with hour-long interviews and repetitive coverage of event interviews on multiple AM360 shows which creates poor podcasting and an inefficient and duplicative use of our airways. We’ve heard you — our listenership.
We’re pleased to announce the launch of Community Buzz, a weekly magazine show that will feature community announcements, events & happenings and 15-minute segmented interviews with event planners, organizers or other event representatives. You can even call in and share your event. The title Community Buzz will also have a companion page on the CWSC Website for sharing information on upcoming events. And our Calendar of Events will offer yet another opportunity for an organization to share information on its upcoming event. We also offer corporate and event advertising if you need additional event promotion. Community Buzz has launched! Hear it each Friday at 8 – 9 p.m. EST.
Click here to get an announcement on air (time permitting). And click here if you have a programming idea for AM360.org. Click here for our live and podcasting program schedule. And finally, if you like what you see at CWSC, see Making Connections below then become a part of the history making work. Everything you see happening is because of committed volunteers. Finally, WOMEN VOICES are needed at AM360.org! Contact us now. Together we can remake the world. Ramadan Mubarak!
Making the Connection – CWSC Lab Cloning
CWSC has come quite a long way in a relatively short period of time and it’s because of the dedication of volunteers around the nation who like to make big things happen to help remake the world. Learn more about our work and throw in your hat, kufi, yarmulke, or whatever’s up there. We just need a good heart and mind. Continue below to hear our former CWSC executive director the late Imam Thomas Abdul-Salaam (R) aka the Twin Servant of Peace lead an important discussion following the historic 2014 CWSC Townhall held in St. Louis, Missouri that helped propelled CWSC into its national service role.
This special broadcast gives a powerful overview of the CWSC concept and helps educate communities on the national intelligentsia concept given to us by the late Imam Dr. W. Deen Mohammed (R) and how and why CWSC is working daily to help the entire community. Hear a message on CWSC Laboratory Cloning too! Leave your comments on our listener comment line at (910) 317-0297, facebook us, tweet @CWShuraa or email email@example.com. Following this broadcast, individuals should register as a national resource for communities and institutions should register their organization to receive free consulting services from a national group intellect of believers committed to model community excellence and working to helping you improve local operations and services…together we can remake the world. We wish you a very blessed Salatul Jumuah! As-Salaam-Alaikum.
Education is the greatest tool for advancing the society.” We do want to advance our society, don’t we? Are you a part of a society or are you just a part of a Masjid?”?Imam W. Deen Mohammed (RA)