Serving the Muslim community of Hawaii for over 50 years.
We are writing to urgently address the dire situation in Palestine and the unrelenting suffering endured by innocent civilians, half of whom are children, as well as doctors and first responders in all areas of Palestine with the epicenter in Gaza.
The current siege of Gaza has reached unprecedented levels of devastation. The toll on human lives is staggering, with nearly 10,000 Palestinians dead, and over 32,000 wounded and in need of immediate medical attention. Additionally, thousands more remain unaccounted for. We are witnessing relentless attacks on hospitals and refugee camps, leaving us with a sense of urgency to take a stand against these atrocities.
Regrettably, our Senate has not yet introduced a resolution for a ceasefire. Moreover, the recent decision by the US House of Representatives to allocate an additional $14.3 billion in weapons to Israel is deeply troubling. It is unacceptable for our lawmakers to remain silent in the face of what can only be described as an outright genocide.
In response to this crisis, we are organizing a second sign-waving protest to demand an immediate cessation of the atrocities. We call for an end to the bombing of civilian targets, which includes hospitals, churches, schools, mosques, and residential neighborhoods. Additionally, we demand access to necessities such as water, food, medicine, and humanitarian supplies.
The protest will take place on Sunday, November 12 from 3:30PM to 5:30PM at the Waikiki entrance of Ala Moana Beach Park, along the intersection of Ala Moana Boulevard and Atkinson Drive. It is imperative that we show our strength in numbers to compel our representatives to take action. We must demonstrate that we are a significant, united force, unwavering in our support for the Palestinian cause, and unwilling to be disregarded.
If we cannot appeal to the humanity within them, we must appeal to the pragmatic politicians within them.
Please join us, along with your friends, families, and any other concerned parties in this crucial event. Together, we will make a difference and bring attention to the urgent need for a ceasefire and humanitarian aid.
In solidarity and hope,
MAH Executive Committee
Asalaamu Alaikum dear brothers and sisters,
We are writing to inform you about an important matter that requires our collective attention and action.
On Tuesday, October 31 there will be a Senate hearing concerning the allocation of an additional $14 billion in funding for Israel. This decision holds significant implications for the ongoing oppression and genocide of the Palestinian population in Gaza.
We ask you, our community, and people that you know to call Senators Hirono and Schatz on Monday, October 30 voicing your concerns and urging them to oppose this funding. Additionally, we call upon them to advocate for a cessation to the violation of humanitarian and international laws and an end to the ongoing atrocities.
Below is the contact information for Senators Hirono and Schatz in both their Washington, DC and Honolulu offices:
Mazie K. Hirono (D)
· Washington, DC: (202) 224-6361
· Honolulu, HI: (808) 522-8970
Brian E. Schatz (D)
· Washington, DC: (202) 224-3934
· Honolulu, HI: (808) 523-2061
Your voice matters, and every call they receive is counted. Let us stand steadfast and united in our effort to promote peace and justice for our brothers and sisters in Palestine during these harrowing times.
Jazaakom Allah Kheir for your swift action and unwavering commitment to this cause.
MAH Executive Committee
The Muslim Association of Hawaii provides a safe, comfortable environment for its members and visitors to come together in the remembrance of Allah (SWT) through prayer, worship, and education. MAH is dedicated to promoting tolerance, mutual understanding, social justice, and civic responsibility to help nurture and establish Islam as a living reality in the lives of Muslims in Hawaii, making positive contributions to our State and the world around us.
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Marriage (Nikkah), is a Prophetic tradition that has certain requirements. The Muslim Association of Hawaii offers marriage counseling and is licensed to perform marriage ceremonies.
We offer assistance in making funeral arrangements and will guide you through the entire Islamic funeral process.
We operate various youth programs to help children in our community develop leadership and communication skills, and become champions of truth.
We run programs and workshops to help our community nurture Islamic knowledge and learn more about our beautiful religion and its principles.
The Muslim Association of Hawaii hosts programs catered exclusively to women, such as the weekly Halaqa that takes place on Saturdays.