|Muslim American Inaugural Gala Celebrates Obama’s Re-election|
|Community News - Community News|
|Written by By Farkhunda Ali, Muslim Link Contributing Writer|
|Friday, 01 February 2013 11:51|
Familiar faces reached out to unfamiliar faces in elegant dresses and tuxedos to celebrate the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. The three-story Josephine Butler Parks Center near the historic Malcolm X Park in NW Washington, DC was filled to capacity with 350 American Muslims and non-Muslims from the DC region.
“It is an honor to receive this award,” said Hamza Abdullah. “Everything is possible through the power of prayers.”
“The gala was designed to bring together Muslims from across the country to commemorate the positive achievements of President Obama’s first term,” said Karim. Expressing thanks to his many sponsors for their financial and moral support. Speaking about the future, Karim stated the he looks forward to collaborating with more American Muslims, Muslim organizations, and business for the next inaugural gala dinner celebration.
Another Muslim American event celebrating the re-election of President Obama took place the day after the Muslim American Inaugural Benefit Gala.
On Monday, January 21, 2013, a different set of organizers hosted the "Muslim Inaugural Gala: An American Interfaith and Multicultural Affair" at the Eastern Market's North Hall on Capital Hill in Washington, DC to "unite people of faith in the celebration of the second inauguration of the 44th President of the United States." This gala was organized by DC Based Muslims for Barack Obama, American University Muslim Student Association, Mosque Cares, Crescent Moon Nights, Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, the Boston Interfaith Community and the DC Interfaith Community. Area masajid sponsoring this event included Dar Al-HIjrah, in Falls Church, VA, Masjid Muhammad, in Washington DC, and the Islamic Society of the Washington Area (ISWA) in Silver Spring MD.
All photos by Kim Johnson of Urban Oasis Studio.
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