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Happy Thanksgiving!
By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Thursday, 22 November 2018, 3:57 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all whether in USA, Canada or else where.

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a regular holiday as well.

We want to applaud the good writings of all the Muslims, the Christians, the Jews, the agnostics and the atheists and others, by sharing them with our readers.

We present the peaceful image of Islam and aim to diffuse Islamophobia on one hand and Islamomania of short sighted Muslim fundamentalists, on the other. We try to aggregate all positive activities in all the Muslim communities, irrespective of the sect, to bring out what Islam can contribute to our contemporary society, our Global Village.

We are providing a forum, for open and peaceful dialogue between the Muslims and the Christians on one hand and the Muslims and the agnostics and other religions, on the other. We want to distinguish between moderate Muslims from different sects and the extremists.

Terrorism has to be defeated not only militarily and tactically but also intellectually and theologically.

We want to remain humble and keep our voices gentle and our attitude friendly, as the Holy Quran reminds us:

Allah likes not the uttering of unseemly speech in public, except on the part of one who is being wronged. Indeed, Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Al Quran 4:149)

Call unto the way of thy Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and argue with them in a way that is best. Surely, thy Lord knows best who has strayed from His way; and He knows those who are rightly guided. (Al Quran 16:126)