Sunday, August 21, 2011


There are four reasons why there can be no united Eid prayer in Philadelphia:

1: RACISM Many Palestinian, Pakistani, Lebanese and Bangladeshi Muslims have no desire to mix with those outside of their ethnicity. Nor do they feel the need to follow local leadership. Could we go to their villages in their countries and establish our own Eids???

2: PhD' s: There is a movement by PhD's from the immigrant community to abolish the actual moon sighting and instead impose astronomical calculations. One PhD told us that this is going to happen and no one can stop them!! He even told us that he has the authority to do so because he has a PhD and the Prophet did not have one!! If I told you who it was you'd be shocked because you all love to flock to their big beautiful masjid!

3: CULTS. There are still several groups that teach there followers that they are superior to all other Muslims and thus should not mix with others because they are like "roses amongst weeds." Yes, an Imam actually said that!

4: MONEY The Eid is a fundraiser for many masjids and they fear they will lose money they would usually collect if they have a unified Eid. They do not want to unite and have a large collection and split the money.

These are the things that must be overcome if unity is to be established.

Did I miss any reasons??


  1. As Salaamu Alaikum,

    Thank you for illuminating these facts, as this question is asked quite often in our community. "Roses among weeds" wow i dont want to believe this was said by an actual Imam, yet I do believe it as I have experienced bias amongst the Philadelphia Muslims. My Salaams have been met with nods from various sisters who either don't share my way of dress or are of a different ethnicity. May Allah protect us and guide us!

  2. There are at least 4 Eids going on within 3 miles of each other within the city of Philadelphia -- Clara Muhammad, Belmont Plateau, Chalmers Field at 29th and Lehigh, 47th and Paschall. How about unity in our local community first without worrying about what those in the suburbs are doing/thinking.

  3. I agree we have to unite with ourselves b4 we can unite with others if the money was divided equally how would anyone lose if we can't come together fisibiallah then who is the biggest loser!

  4. I am Professor of Etymology and Attorney in Fact, I wish to address couple issues here. First the Native Muslims must kill the word(Ethnicity). Ethnicity is not Nationality and not Tribe.

    When you say Ethnicity your speaking of the Color of Law. Ask yourself the question of what is (COLOR OF LAW)? COLOR mean t "hide, conseal,"not black,white,blue,green crayons. Blacks Law dictionary: color of law or color mean to conseal/hide.

    Most but all Native American Muslims define themselves as (BLACK), the word Black is 500 years old and Black (NOT) a Nationality and not Tribe. Next Muslim is NOT Nationality and NOT Tribe, African is NOT Nationality and NOT a Tribe.

    You are American and American a Nationality. African American not a Nationality because the word African not a Nationality.

    Allah says in the Holy Qur'an, you are made Man and Woman and your made into Nationality and Tribe to know each other.

    The Native Americans must (STOP)addressing themselves as (BLACK PEOPLE)and STOP other Nationlities from labaling you as BLACK PERSON/PEOPLE stand your ground. Say your American by Nationality.

    The only problem you have in America is that you give European Nations the power over your life to define what they want you to be and not what you really are in Nationality. Your NOT a Slave because the word slave a Nationality, look the word Slave up in your dictionaries. The correct word is (BONDAGE/ BOND) look up the word Bond. Your people was held in a Bondage for over 400 years only.

    If you must know what my origin of country, it is China and my Nationality is Chinese only and NOT Yellow. Oh yes, I am Muslim Chinese in China town New York city.

    The Europeans whom you call White People all know your Nationalities and tribes, but the European people do not want you to learn your true Nationality and Tribe. Mostly the Masons and Pop of Roman.

    These days you have the (DNA)testing to get people out of prison or place you in prison. Now, be wise and go take your DNA test. Once you take your DNA test and learn your DNA your be fine.