An Imam invited to a multi-faith prayer service marking Donald Trump’s inauguration has used the opportunity to recite some verses of the Qur’an in order to give a strong message to the 45th president of the United States.
Donald Trump’s election campaign has been described as one of the most decisive campaigns in the history of American politics with many derogatory statements being made against Mexicans, Latinos and Muslims.
Imam Mohamed Magid, executive director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society recited the following verses in front of President Donald Trump, his family and Vice President Michael Pence among others:
“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you.” – Surah Al-Hujarat, Verse 13
“And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your languages and your colors. Indeed in that are signs for those who have knowledge.” – Surah Ar-Rum, Verse 22
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The Imam has been criticized for attending the ceremony by members of the Muslim community but do you think he was right to use this opportunity to recite verses of the Qur’an in front of the new president?
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