On Sunday September 19, 2021 the sun was shining bright on Compassion Action Foundation Building Bridges virtual space, from San Francisco CA to Central New Jersey. An enormous thank you to Brother Fatih Ates of the Pacifica Institute and Brother Savas Ozturk for hosting this event.
Imam Yilmaz Basak of the Santa Clara County Jails,shared more light with a beautiful Qur’an recitation. This warm and inviting light illuminated throughout the entire program. Imam Abu Qadr Al Amin shared his amazing life experiences. He was a young teen when him first encountering Islam at 14 years old. His Journey has taken him over 50 years in Islam. Now he is the Imam and Director of San Francisco Muslim Community Center. A space in which it has been said to parallel the United Nations with its diversity. He spoke of memories wail traveling to Turkey, for business and religious studies with fondness. His life journey full with amazing transforming successes.
Sister Laila, Director of CAF shared her families experience as Muslims beginning in the 1930’s, under the leadership of the, Honorable Elijah Muhammad (RA) continuing, under the leadership of Imam W. D. Mohammed (RA) to the now the continuing bright light of the Association of those leaderships in USA. Both Sister Laila and Imam Abu Qadr shared the rich US history of African American Muslim’s, influence and participation in Religion, Education, Patriotism, Civil Rights and Economic Development. After they share their lived experiences the audience was hungry for more information looking forward to reading the many publications and hearing more lived experiences. CAF Building Bridges, a beautiful reflection of American history!!!