SAPAC Inaugural becomes Congressmen’s Town Hall Meeting and Sindhi Katchahry (Gathering)

By Khalid Hashmani

Washington DC, September 16, 2009 – Sindhi American Political Action Committee (SAPAC) was inaugurated in Washington DC. This is a milestone step for the Sindhi American community that community hopes will help in restoring and preserving Sindhi Rights. The inaugural session was very well organized and in fact turned into a Congressmen’s Town Hall meeting and Sindhi Katchahry, which is a traditional village gathering where village elders and town folks share their hopes, concerns, and sorrows. The meeting was held at the Washington Court Hotel near the US Capitol Bulling. The moot was addressed by Congressman Gary Ackermann, Congressman Brad Sherman, Selig Harrison, and Marvin Weinbaum. The guests were welcomed by Dr. Maqbool Halepota and Munawar Laghari, President Director of SAPAC respectively. After formal addresses, a lively Town Hall meeting (Sindhi Katchahry) was held with Congressman Sherman and Sindhi participants. The meeting was admirably moderated by Leila Agha and Hanne Bursch.

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People Not Celebrating Eid with Sauids are Qadiani -ANP Leader

Courtesy: PkPolitics, September 20, 2009

PESHAWAR: Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmad Bilour has said those who are fasting on Sunday stand by the side of Qadianis and ‘we’ can only be Muslims if we celebrate Eid with Saudi Arabia. He said this while talking after offering Eid prayers on Sunday, according to a private TV channel.

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Islam the Religion of Peace

Islam is a total surrender and obedience to God, called Allah in Islam. Muhammad (P.B.U.H) was born in Makkah, in 570 A.D. Orphaned at a very young age, raised by his uncle, Hazrat Abu Talib, and was recognized early for his wisdom, generosity and honesty.  Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.U.H) after time to time had went to the cave of Hira, near the “Mountain of Light” near Makkah. He was forty years old when, the Angel Gabriel appeared to him and delivered the first of what would become twenty-three years’ worth of revelations from God. Those revelations, given to Muhammad (P.B.U.H)  by God through the Angel Gabriel, became the miracle of the book called Holy Quran. Muhammad (P.B.U.H) passed away at the age of 63. Within a hundred years of his death, Islam had spread throughout Europe, and across Asia as far east as China. In Islam, the Bible, Torah, Christians and Jews deserve the respect and protection of all Muslims. The same respect and protection was extended to Buddhists of India and realized that, contrary to their first impression, the Buddhists and the Hindus weren’t idol-worshippers after all.

Muslims have a particular respect for Jesus, and never say His name without adding the “Hazrat/ Hadrat/ Peace Be upon Him” as sign of Respect.

The Holy book of Islam, the Quran refers to the perfect birth of Christ, acknowledges his miracles and his second coming. Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.U.H) himself said: Whoever believes there is no God but Allah, alone without partner, that Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.U.H) is his messenger, that Jesus is a servant and messenger of God, his worth breathed into Mary and a spirit emanating from him, and that Heaven and Hell are true, shall be received by God into Heaven.