بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Communities United Against Hate Speech and Discord.
Dear Respected and honorable Brother / Sister in Islam
Assalamu’alaykum wa rahmatullah (Peace and Blessing of the Almighty Be Upon You) and Ramadhan Kareem to you and your loved ones
We trust that this finds you and your family in the best of health. Ameen.
Introduction to Cape Accord
With the current climate of intra-faith hostility and increasing attacks on foremost figures within our faith community, it befits leading institutions and organizations in our societies to synergistically ally with one another to proactively engage each other in promoting understanding, tolerance, harmony and fraternal union. Such an alliance could foster greater cooperation, increase efficiencies, enhance collaboration and facilitate the attainment of higher collective objectives.
There should be the understanding that if a person does not overtly deny the fundamentals of our faith; such a person is our brother or sister in faith without prejudice, and we shall hold such person under no unnecessary suspicion, since we have been commanded to avoid much suspicion, for suspicion in some cases is sinful [Qur’an 49:12].
We shall thus honor a fellow Muslim with the duty of a Muslim and a Mu’min, and take seriously the injunctions of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
A Muslim is one from whose words and actions other Muslims are safe.
A Mu’min is one in whom humanity finds security regarding their lives and belongings [Tirmidhi]
The life, honor and property of every Muslim is inviolable to another Muslim. [Musnad Ahmed, Sahih Muslim]
Based upon the above injunctions and the critical need for leaders in our community to uphold a prophetic standard needed to stabilize and guide our community towards peaceful co-existence, we hereby attach a copy of Cape Accord for your information, signature and support. In-sha-Allah.
Your embracing and signing of the Accord will, in-sha-Allah, contribute to the process of establishing a stable, Sunnah-based, intra faith relationship that would promote mutual understanding, tolerance and harmony in the community.
Yours in Islam
Imam Haroon Road