WNYMuslims was able to snag an interview with Eddie after the event. Eddie Redzovic, host of "The Deen Show," was the guest speaker at this years University at Buffalo Muslim Student Association awards banquet. "The Deen Show" is an Islam based talk show aired on many TV channels around the world and on YouTube.
On April 3rd, 2013, WNYMuslims along with volunteers from all faiths took part in an outreach event called 'Roses of the Prophet'.
500 multicolored roses were distributed at multiple locations throughout Buffalo, NY, including two hospitals, downtown Buffalo, and the University at Buffalo campus, in honor of the love and mercy of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
Attached to each rose was a card displaying one of three Hadith (sayings) from the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH);
1) "God does not look at your appearance of your possessions, but He looks at your heart and your deeds." - Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
2) "Forgive him who wrongs you, re-unite with him who cuts you off, do good to him who does you harm, and speak the truth although it may be to your disadvantage." -Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
3) "All God's creatures are His family and he is most beloved of God who does most good to God's creatures." -Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
This initiative has been showcased throughout the world in Canada, the UK, Norway, and now the United States. This gesture is a peaceful and subtle attempt to help change how Muslims are viewed, since they are often misrepresented in mainstream media. WNYMuslims aims to discourage such misrepresentation by hosting events such as this one, and encouraging Muslims to become actively engaged in the media.
It is WNYMuslims' mission to help spread awareness, encourage diversity, and educate about the true nature of Islam both within and beyond the local community through the use of media. Now more than ever it is vital for the community to come together in an effort to discourage discrimination, stereotypes, and hateful crimes.
A big thank-you to all the volunteers, sponsors, students, staff, family, and community members that helped us! You all made this event a success!
WNYMuslims got the chance to attend the ISNF Syrian Fundraiser this March, where members of the community graciously raised money for medical aid in Syria.
To learn more about the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and how you can help, please visit their website here sams-usa.net/.
We sat down with Imam Nazim Mangera as he spoke to us about his road to becoming a spiritual leader, life in Buffalo, and his new book '100 Inspirational Sayings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)'
To learn more about Imam Nazim and his book visit:
The Muslim Spotlight is an ongoing project which showcases individuals in the community who are noteworthy. Its goal is to create a sense of awareness, and InshaAllah (God willing) generate a sense of pride and acknowledgement in a community which is greater than it's perceived image alone.
If you or someone you know would make a good highlight, please feel free to contact WNY Muslims by emailing us at email@example.com or calling us at (716) 923-4386. We are interested in anyone who is doing or has done remarkable things, however big or small.
WNYMuslims is a media driven organization, that has a mission to share with the public about the diverse and religious customs of Muslims, bridge cultural and religious gaps through various forms of the media, and to promote understanding between people of all different backgrounds, faiths, and cultures. We would like to hear from you and let you voice your opinions, list events, news, and anything else that is happening…
WNYMuslims is a media driven organization, that has a mission to share with the public about the diverse and religious customs of Muslims, bridge cultural and religious gaps through various forms of the media, and to promote understanding between people of all different backgrounds, faiths, and cultures. We would like to hear from you and let you voice your opinions, list events, news, and anything else that is happening in the WNY Muslim Community.
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To foster friendship among all Americans and other citizens of the world by bridging cultural and religious gaps through the use of various media, including print, electronic visual and audio.
And by participating in social and other media avenues that reach out to American Muslims and others.
To work towards protecting and preserving civil liberties, constitutional and human rights for all people by engaging in educational programs.
To promote understanding and to strengthen the bonds of faith and friendship between people of all backgrounds (nationalities, ethnicities, religions, cultures and more).
To share with the American Public about the diverse and religious traditions and customs of Muslims so as to overcome stereotypes and prejudices within the Western New York Region and beyond.
To organize events that highlight the many unique contributions that American Muslims have made and are making in the United States and the world at large.
To foster respect and integration of all cultures in the United States.