Muslims Lifting Up America On 9/11

September 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Islam Online

As thousands of Americans commemorated the 8th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, US Muslims are marking the day with acts of service for thousands of fellow citizens across the country.

"After eight years of feeling under siege, Muslim Americans are now leading a movement to lift up others and serve their communities with reverence," Dalia Mogahed, member of President Barack Obama’s Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnership, told the Ekklesia think tank on Friday, September 11.

"It was Islam's core teaching of affirming faith with good works that formed the heart of this call to action."

US Muslim groups massively took part in the first official 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, a day established to mark the anniversary of the attacks.