A Show of Islamic Faith and Goodwill

May 6, 2007

Author: Beth Feinstein-Bartl

Source: The Miami Herald


Members from mosques throughout South Florida came together on April 21 for a celebration that affirmed their pride in being American Muslims and their participation in a nonprofit organization that assists people of all faiths.

About 400 people turned out for the dinner, marking the 10th anniversary of the American Muslim Association of North America.

The event, a fundraiser for the Miami-based group, filled the hall inside the Darul Uloom Institute at 7050 Pines Blvd. in Pembroke Pines.

Organizers received around $32,000 in pledges and donations, said Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout, director of the American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA).

Proceeds will go to the group's many programs, which seek to build friendships and understanding, Zakkout said.