Farah Kinani can not stand watching biased information about Muslims and Islam, especially in Western societies, especially in the U.S., the country where he lives now. For him, a Muslim living in non-Muslim countries should be able to act as “ambassadors” of Islam.
“We can not sit idly by and wait for those non-Muslims find themselves about the true face of Islam. Our obligation as Muslims to introduce Islam to others,” said Kinani.
“Islam, the religion that I grew up, it means love and affection. I embraced Islam teaches us to embrace and reach out to fellow human beings, whether they are Muslims or not, no exceptions,” he explained.
Kinani is a Muslim Moroccan who had worked for 10 years as a journalist in his home country’s. Now he lives in the United States to follow her husband and became a correspondent for a number of Moroccan newspapers.
Canaanites desire to preach the teachings of Islam into U.S. society she was manifest by writing a book called “Ramadan”, a book that explores the month of Ramadan, what do Muslims in the holy month of it and of course on what the Canaanites explained that the Islamic religion.
The target reader is the first book Kinani children of non-Muslims in the U.S.. Through the book, Kinani want to explain about Islam and rectify the wrong views about Islam. According to him, many people who want to know more about Islam
“How does the media give an idea about Islam today does not represent me,” said Kinani.
“They ask lots of questions! After publishing this book and give a presentation about Ramadan, I met many people and realize that they, like other Muslims, want to hear our explanation of what is spread in the media.”
“Our obligation as Muslims to align their views. We can not remain silent and the only regret the negative views about Islam. We must act, what hope do we live in a country that refused to open dialogue and open to hear other people’s opinions before making judgments. The we need to do is take the initiative and approach, “continued Kinani.
For almost ten years in the U.S. society, Kinani see that the way of dialogue and tolerance towards each other faiths to open the way for the Muslim community to integrate and adapt. He argues, to exchange ideas habits – especially related to Islam – should start from the children, because at the time of early childhood education plays an important role to form a correct idea. Kinani himself decided to write a book with a target audience of children of non-Muslims in the U.S. based on his experience with one of his children’s friends perempuanya.
In the preface to his book, Kinani wrote, “When Laila, a friend of my daughter not to lunch with her classmates, they do not understand anything. Some of his friends think Laila is being punished. Some had pity on Laila Laila and suggested hiding for can eat and drink. And Laila is not being punished, he was fulfilling Ramadan fasting. ”
Still in the preface to his book, Kinani wrote, after hearing the story, he came into the school her daughter and had the opportunity to explain briefly about the month of Ramadan on her classmates. Kinani aware, let alone children, adults are also many who do not understand how important the month of Ramadan for Muslims.
Kinani consulting with a number of scholars when writing the book “Ramadan” is only 23 pages illustrated it. By using simple language and easy to understand, explain about prayer tarawih Kinani, night Lailat Qadar, Zakat Al-Fitr and everything about Ramadan. “I think it’s our duty as American Muslims to explain to non-Muslims that we are running the correct teachings of Islam,” said Kinani.
The book “Ramadan” Kinani received positive response from parents of non-Muslims. “After reading the book Kinani about Ramadan, my daughter who was eight years old was originally thought that only the celebration of Ramadan holiday. Now he knew that Ramadan is more than just a special day and understand why and how Muslims welcome this holy month. It is our privilege for a little glance at the life of the Muslims, “said Thao Nguyen.
Similar things were dictated Tamara Kondic, a U.S. citizen Croatian-Serbian origin who recommended the book Kinani read by children and adolescents as well as anyone who wants to know about the experience spriitual holy month of Ramadan.
Abisourour Boubker, an economics at the World Bank and founder of the Ibn Khaldoun Academy also praised the book Kinani. Boubker who also wrote a book about Islam and Muslims say, “Farah Kinani is a very intelligent man, he spoke about his community and the community of American society.”
“As a moderate and devout Muslim, he is the right person to represent our religion. Not only the Americans who need this book, but also Muslim children who were born and raised in America,” said Boubker. (Ln / ISC)