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Chairman’s Message

Muslim Writers Guild of America

Muslim Writers Guild of America

The premier writers guild in the English language dedicated to defending the honor of Islam and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Sohaib Awan

Sohaib Awan

 

In the Name of Allah; the Gracious, the Merciful

Dear Muslim Writers Guild of America:

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

In 1852, white Northerners invited a former slave of illegitimate birth to speak about the Fourth of July. What was expected to be a celebration of the North’s abolitionist efforts proved, instead, to be a blistering attack on hypocrisy. During his address, FrederickDouglas exclaimed:

“This Fourth of July is yours, not mine” … “a gross injustice” … “your shout of liberty and equality, hollow mockery” …

As shocking as the address was, the reaction was even more stunning – the crowd erupted in universal applause.

What happened that day? How did a former slave mesmerize an audience he so harshly criticized?

With words, nothing more.

I invite you to employ this same method to revolutionize the perception of Islam in America.

I invite you to change the game.

Wassalam,

Sohaib Awan
Chairman, Muslim Writers Guild of America (Majlis Ansar Sultan-ul-Qalam USA)
Department of Sadr, MKA USA (mkausa.org)
chairman@muslimwriters.org
www.muslimwriters.org