California, 27 Jumadil Akhir 2015/16 April 2015 (MINA) – The Muslim Women Network of Southern California handed out free roses over the weekend to promote peace, unity, diversity and freedom.
The group planned to hand out 1,500 roses at the Irvine Spectrum, Downtown Disney and the Beverly Center in Los Angeles, The Orange County Register quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Besides distributing roses, the Muslim women planned to spread messages of Islam, including from the prophet Muhammad: “Feed the hungry and visit the sick, and free the captive if he is unjustly confined. Assist any person oppressed, whether Muslim or non-Muslim. ”
“There are too many misconceptions about Islam. Unfortunately usually the media doesn’t display the life of real Muslims. They mostly talk about the people that hijacked name of Islam, and everything they do is against true teachings of Islam.
Those terrorists not only kill non-Muslims but their main targets are real Muslims,” said Shalizeh Aftabi, an organizer of the event.
Roses with Prophet (PBUH)’s Sayings in California
Attached to the roses are cards containing quotes from the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (AS) in hopes of promoting peace, unity, diversity and freedom, according to www.hadith.net report.
Representatives of the Muslim Women Network of Southern California were at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa on Saturday to hand out free roses.
The idea was to promote peace, unity, diversity and freedom, the group said.
“There are too many misconceptions about Islam,” Shalizeh Afatbi, a member of the Muslim Women Network, said in an email. “Unfortunately, usually the media … don t display the life of real Muslims, and mostly they talk about the people that hijacked the name of Islam.” (T/R04/P3)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)