American Muslim Memorial Day Message from Rizwan Jaka, Chair, Board, ADAMS

 

Salaam, Shalom, Peace, Shanti

Dear Fellow Americans,

I would like to remind us that we stand together as our Nation Commemorates Memorial Day. We remember all those Heroes that have made the Ultimate Sacrifice in the service of the United States of America and Defending Freedom. We thank them and their families for the dedication and sacrifice.

Please see and share Video of American Muslim Veterans, Active Duty, Scouts, and Community Members Video at Arlington National Cemetery

We Remember one of our community members who served Honorably in the U.S. Army and was killed in action in 2005. Staff Sergeant Ayman Taha, United States Army ADAMS held Funeral Services for him at ADAMS Sterling Mosque and he was buried in Arlington Cemetery. Imam Magid(Executive Religious Director of ADAMS) and Rizwan Jaka(Chair of the ADAMS Board) were asked to represent the Community at the Service at Arlington Cemetery in 2006.

We Remember Captain Humayun S. M. Khan, 27, of Bristow, Virginia who served Honorably in the U.S. Army and was killed in action in 2004.
He was buried in Arlington Cemetery http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/hsmkhan.htm
 American Muslims honorably served America in the US Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia, Kovsova, Afghanistan, Iraq, and more.

Special Thanks to all those that have served in the U.S. Department of Defense or that have had family members that have served in the U.S. Department of Defense. We thank them and their families for the sacrifice, dedication, and service to our Country.

It is a day like this, that we take time to reflect on our community members’ and their families’ dedication and sacrifice to our country and community. Please see below a list of some members of our community that are involved in the All Dulles Area Muslim Society(ADAMS) community, Masjid Muhammad, Dar Al-Noor, DC Area Community, or Nationally that have served Honorably or are currently serving Honorably for the United States of America.

1) Br. Bob Marro(ADAMS Board Member & Former US Army National Guard)
2) Br. Joshua Salaam(ADAMS Chaplain & Former USAF)
3) Br. Noman Khan(ADAMS MIS Cmte & Former USMC),
4) Dr. Sameer Ahmad(ADAMS Health Network/Clinic Board Member & Former USAF)
5) Br. Ali Khawaja(ADAMS Law Enforcement Liason Team and US Army National Guard)

6) Br. Jawad Farooq(ADAMS Cub Scouts and US Air Force)
7) Br. Zeeshan Khan(Former USMC)

8) Br. Abdul Rashid Abdullah(Scouts & Former US Army)
9) Br. Mahmood Qadri(Scouts & Former Army National Guard)
10) Imam Talib Shareef(Masjid Muhammad & Former USAF)

11) Br. Lyndon Bilal(Masjid Muhammad, Muslim American Veterans Association, and Former US Army)
12) Br. Stanley Madhi(Masjid Muhammad, Muslim American Veterans Association, and Former US Navy)
13) Br. Rayfus Doctor(Masjid Muhammad, Muslim American Veterans Association, and Former US Army)
14) Br. Nathan Mowery(Dar Al-Noor and Former US Army)
15) Br. David Debye (Former USMC)
16) Chaplain Abdur-Rasheed Muhammad(Former US Army Chaplain)
17) Capt Imran Khan(US Army Reserves)
18) Commander Abuhena M. Saifulislam(US Navy Chaplain)

Our thanks to all Active Duty, Veterans, and Reservists and their families for their sacrifice, dedication, and service to our Country.

We pray for peace among all peoples and nations

God Bless America and PEACE

Rizwan Jaka

Board Member & Interfaith/Government/Media Committee Co-Chair, All Dulles Area Muslim Society(ADAMS)
www.adamscenter.org

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