Muslim Peace Fellowship
The World after September 11, 2001
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New York: City of My Dreams
A Muslim Spiritual Response You Can Help Afghan Refugees in Iran
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Full report on Afghan aid mission
Please convey to MPF members the profound gratitude of the thousands of Afghan recipients whose lives have been made a little more comfortable through the generosity of their contributions. [Nov 22, 2001]

MPF rep returns from Afghan food mission

On an aid mission to Afghanistan in this past month, Doug Hostetter says he encountered the same cast he did in Saigon in the 60s of obnoxious journalists, corrupt officials, paternalistic aid workers, folks with a military bearing, and a civilian population suffering enormously… [November 17, 2001]

Rejecting Terror While Embracing Justice: A Symposium
Many of us feel torn between our horror at the events of September 11 and our horror at the subsequent response of the United States. Both President Bush and Osama bin Laden insist we must be either for them or against them. The Muslims are called to be “a middle people.” Where is our Middle Way?
[.RTF format, Nov 11]

MPF sponsors emergency aid mission for Afghan children

The Muslim Peace Fellowship will be sending aid to some of the desperate people of Afghanistan, through Tajikistan, in two weeks. [Oct 4]

Helping Afghan refugees entering Iran
The Muslim Peace Fellowship is now a supporting agency to assist Afghan refugees entering Iran as well as displaced Afghanis in western Afghanistan. [Sep 30]

Helping the family of a WTC victim
"He was a beloved member of our community," writes Elinor Aishah Holland Phillips, "a man with the kindest of hearts, the father of four and husband of a grieving widow who has been an at home mom." [Sep 28]

Commentary, Reflections, Analysis

What the common Afghans want
Great care must be taken in any steps in formulating a post-Taliban system
for Afghanistan that includes an acceptable government as well as provisions
for development and economic stability.
[Nov 22]

Humor After Sept. 11th

Can we still laugh? Is there anything we can laugh about? [Oct 21]

Casting the Net Too Widely
There are many Islamic movements around the world that are non-violent, argues Laila Al-Marayati. [Oct 21]

A Phone Call from Kabul
Two brothers, one in San Francisco and the other near Kabul, connect during wartime. [Oct 17]

Memo to American Muslims
"I am writing this memo to you all with the explicit purpose of inviting you to lead the American Muslim community in soul searching, reflection and reassessment," writes Muqtedar Khan. "What happened on September 11th in New York and Washington DC will forever remain a horrible scar on the history of Islam and humanity." [Oct 10]

Read more commentaries and reflections...

Statements, News

Muslim Dress in Dangerous Times (Muslim Womens League)
"Muslim women in headscarves and other Muslim-style clothing are often the first and easiest targets of hate violence. American Muslim women should keep all this in mind as they decide how to dress in the next weeks and months." [Oct 21]

Eleven Things to Know About the Middle East, Muslims, & Arabs
Stephen Zunes answers eleven basic questions about religion, culture, and politics in clear and simple language. [Oct 21]

A Muslim Spiritual Response to The Attacks of September 11th
The Good and Evil Deed are not alike...For any argument that attempts to define civilians as acceptable targets in war, despite explicit rulings of the Holy Prophet and Hadrat Abu Bakr to the contrary, requires exactly such elaborate justifications and should be immediately suspect. Furthermore it is obvious that any action causing horror and repulsion in the vast majority of people must be munkar. Therefore it is the responsibility of Muslims clearly to reject it. [Sep 25]

Muslim scholar: Terrorists are mass murderers, not martyrs
But what does Islam really say about such matters? About jihad and martyrdom? We asked Hamza Yusuf, an Islamic scholar, who said the attackers were ``enemies of Islam.'' Not martyrs, but ``mass murderers, pure and simple.'' [Sep 15]

Statement of the Fellowship of Reconciliation
In this time of national tragedy, we look with compassion on all the victims -- the dead, the wounded, their families and loved ones. We mourn this renting not only of the national fabric of our community life but also of the wider world community of which all humanity is a part. [Sep 11]

Muslim Responses
resource guide in response to 9/11
Young Muslims speak out
Muslims Against Terrorism
The Spiritual Challenge
Beliefnet's Muslim Community
The Prophet (SAW) on Nonviolence
Hafiz Syed & Sh. Kabir Helminski

Media/Activist Resources
9/11 Action Packet
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Special Report: After the US Terror
Common Dreams
News & Views for Progressives
Reactions to the Terror
ZNet, Opinion & Analysis
Media Patrol
Stories on 9/11 Attacks
Responses to Sept. 11
American Academy of Religion

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