• Aslam Abdullah

Amidst fears of Genocide, AFMI observers, Jan 26, 2022, a Day of Fasting for Muslims of India

Fasting helps people develop compassion for the victims of injustice and inspires us to seek divine help in our endeavors to help them.

A principal tenet of Ramadan fasting is to have empathy for the poor. The practice of not eating food allows the fasting person to internalize the plight of those who do not have access to necessities in life.

Muslims of India face the threats of genocide from a group of people who have the backing of the religious and political elites of the majority community. The President of Genocide Watch considers the situation in India precarious and fears that the BJP-led country is closer to engineering mass bloodshed of minorities.

Muslims of India believe in the legitimacy of the Indian constitution framed by one of the great legal minds of India, Dr. Baba Sahib Ambedkar, and celebrate it as one of the best political documents in the world.

The American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) calls Muslims of Indian origin in America to observe January 26, 2022, as a day of prayer and fasting for the safety and sanctity of human life in India, the greatest divine gift to humanity. On January 26, 1950, India adopted a constitution guaranteeing protection to human life in a pluralistic society. But unfortunately, the new power elites of India want to change it and turn the country into a Hindu state.

The AFMI is based in the U.S., with no branches or affiliated organizations anywhere in the world. It focuses on education and helps students aspiring for higher education. The organization holds two annual conventions in India and the US to highlight its causes.

AFMI hopes that Muslims of Indian origin living in the U.S. would observe January 26, 2022, as a day of fasting and prayers for peace and religious harmony and seek divine inspiration to stand for human life and dignity. There are about over 250,000 Muslims of Indian origin in the U.S. and Canada.

And seeking divine help with perseverance and prayer is the mandate of the Quran, the Muslim scripture. AFMI believes that all human efforts are tentative without divine assistance and intervention.

The symbolic gesture is in solidarity with victims of Muslims of India with the pledge that Muslim Americans of Indian origin will work harder to raise the consciousness of their fellow citizens about the genocide threats against them.

It strengthens Muslim Americans of Indian origin's personal, spiritual resolve for truth and justice. The AFMI hopes that Muslim Americans of other nationalities will join the just struggle of Muslims of India and participate in this day of prayer and fasting.

Please get in touch with the AFMI office for further details on the following phone number: 248 442 2364-----

At the end of fasting on the West coast around 5:30 PM, the AFMI would hold a zoom gathering at the following address for dua and the future program of action.


Please join us in Zoom Gathering.

The AFMI is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Day of Fasting and Duas in Solidarity with Indian Muslims

Time: January 26, 2022, 08:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada)

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