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Imam Mujahid Ramadan’s Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue radio show series (Sponsored by Silver Sage Foundation) continues with its September episode. In this discussion, Ramadan and his esteemed guests delved into the matters of disparity and economic equality.

The discussion started from the economic equality in Christianity and Islam. From that point, it moved into the contemporary issues in the United States of America regarding injustice, economic disparity and lack of education.

Reverend Gard Jameson emphasized on the importance of education in the United States to get people aware of ongoing inequality issues. He said that an extensive historical education would teach young people to be more aware about the economical problems of the minorities. He laid his concerns about the rise of white supremacy which would undermine the progress the USA has taken in the last 2 centuries.

Dora D. LaGrande talked about how Jesus gave importance to the justice and equality. She claimed that a true believer would never take someone else’s rights away. She supported activism and raising awareness in the current social issues.

Dr. Hakan Gok joined to the discussion from London and he started his points by narrating how Islam was able to spread so fast around the Middle East due its stance on economic justice and equality. He believes that the word should follow the Islamic examples and the recent developments in Germany is a good step towards achieving economic equality. But he expressed his concerns that the USA is falling behind in these development. According to Gok, the lack of affordable health care and housing is a primary issue which prevents a parity among the Americans.

It was a fruitful discussion on how can our societies eliminate the barriers putting people into separate economic levels. In terms of Abrahamic religions, maintaining economic equality is one of the first steps in establishing a sustainable community.

Imam Ramadan’s Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue radio shows will continue airing on the first Saturday of each month. Stay tuned! Subscribe to our Youtube channel to get notified about the future episodes.

Muslims are supposed to help others during the eid al-Adha as much as they can. It usually happens through sharing the meats of the sacrificed animals during the 4-day celebrations. This year, Silver Sage Foundation came together with Embrace Relief to donate meats to Nevada Mercy & Care.

Nevada Mercy & Care is a charity organization which provides medical and mental health services for the people in need. Our donations will be distributed to the refugees who desperately require support.

We would like to thank Nevada Mercy & Care, Embrace Relief, our donors, and especially our volunteers who spared from their eid time to make this charity operation a reality.

In the 7th episode of Imam Mujahid Ramadan’s Radio Show, the topic was centered around Spirituality, Technology and Generation Y. For the show took place on July 3rd, Ramadan had a team of young speakers: Mona Asadi from Chapman University and Baha’i faith, Kailyn S. Haye from VSU university, Zeynep Akgedik from Silver Sage Foundation Youth Council and her sister Leyla Akgedik who is also from Silver Sage Foundation Youth Council were Ramadan’s guests.

The discussion started with the effects of social media on people, especially the younger generation. During the course of discussion, it was claimed that the rapid transfer of knowledge has made the younger generation more sensitive towards injustices and social issues. The new generation follow the political and economical developments day by day and show immediate reactions. The effect of the social media became obvious with the Black Lives Matter movement as hundreds of people were mobilized in mere hours.

However, the discussion touched to the negative aspects of this highly technologized life as well. The speakers stated that no kind of solid belief is there to support many young people. They follow names, ideas or slogans. But there is a true lack of spiritual background. On another side, the new generations have become too entitled as technology makes things happen in an instant. There is a spoiled attitude as things got quite easier such as movies can be streamed in an instant, goods can be bought and delivered to our homes in a few days etc…

Our speakers delved into the topic of cyberbullying as well. The social network communications dulled our senses. We don’t feel like we are talking to real people. For that reason, we are more prone to say things which might hurt others easily. The speakers said that we should adapt to this new environment with morals and social etiquettes.

All in all, Ramadan led a heartfelt discussion about the massive changes in our social and political environment caused by a completely new generation which has a unique grounding with technology and social media. We extend our thanks to Imam Ramadan, Asadi, Haye, and Akgedik sisters for this interesting discussion. Also special thanks to KCEP Power 88 for allowing this show to be broadcasted.

The show was abruptly ended due to the time limit given by the hosting radio station KCEP Power 88. We totally understand that they have to follow their schedule. We deeply apologize for this inconvenience.

Masjid As-Sabur hadn’t organize any big iftar dinners in this Ramadan due to the pandemic measures. But just for the Night of Power, (Laylat-u-qadr), which is the holiest day of Ramadan month, the masjid made an exception and held an iftar dinner.

As Silver Sage Foundation, we collaborated with other volunteers to bring meals to the event. It was a beautiful night of friendship and spirituality. There were dozens of Muslims coming from all around Las Vegas. After the bountiful iftar dinner, we joined together to perform the Tarawih prayer.

We would like to thank Imam Fateen Seifullah for being a great host and organizing this heartful event. Also special thanks to our volunteers who prepared finger licking meals as always.

We took part in the 5000 Flowers to 5000 Female Leaders initiative organized by Advocates of Silenced Turkey (AST). To make the mother’s day meaningful, our volunteers wrote letters narrating the tragic stories of the oppressed mothers in Turkey. These letters were sent to the prominent female community figures.

Silver Sage Foundation volunteers sent their letters to Carolyn Goodman (Mayor of Las Vegas), Susie Lee (the United States Representative for Nevada’s 3rd congressional district), Candace Kant (Professor of History at College of Southern Nevada), and Jacky Rosen (Former Representative for Nevada’s 3rd congressional district).

We hope that these letters will raise awareness on the problems women suffer in the hands of the current oppressive regime in Turkey. We would like to thank AST for this organization and to our volunteers who delicately wrote the letters.

The Radio Talk Show series presented by Silver Sage Foundation and Hosted by Imam Mujahid Ramadan continued with the 6th episode aired on May 1st, 2021. The broadcast was provided by 88.1 Power LV.

In this episode, our guests delved into the topic of hate crimes and how can social efforts could help in this regard. Jolie Brislin from the Anti-Defamation League talked about her organization’s efforts on ending the social injustices and hate crimes. She said that co-operation is vital in solving these problems. She said, ‘we should empower people to speak up,’ because silence only helps to the oppressors and the victims are voiceless.

Hafza Girdap talked about Advocates of Silenced Turkey’s efforts in ending oppressions and inequalities. She also introduced their SetThemFree​ initiative which is a movement to stop the unfair imprisonments all around the world and especially Turkey. She shared the number of people persecuted wrongly. And those numbers were quite alarming.

The Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada, Christopher Chiou talked how Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is pro-active in terms of ending the hate crimes. He stated that Las Vegas has lower number of hate crimes as LVMPD is actively co-operating with minorities. He gave the example of LVMPD’s efforts after the Atlanta shooting in which police officers visited the Asian communities and reassured them that they are safe and welcomed.

It was a very uplifting discussion as we see how organizations are working hard to end the injustice and hate crimes in the USA. We also learnt that most of the government officers are also in this effort.

We would to thank Imam Ramadan and his valued guests for this thought provoking discussion. Also special thanks to KCEP Power LV 88.1 for allowing us to broadcast these series on their platform.

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Silver Sage Foundation distributed iftar meals around 130 people at Masjid Al-Noor. It was a beautiful event of friendship and faith as Las Vegas Muslims gathered together to break their fast and share the Ramadan spirit. It was especially a refreshing moment for the participants as the pandemic has been preventing such gatherings for a long time. We paid utmost attention to follow the social distancing regulations, but there were heartfelt discussions and friendly exchanges during the evening nevertheless.

We would like to thank Masjid Al-Noor and Islamic Information Center for allowing us to organize this event. We thank everyone who came to eat with us and brought joy to the event. Finally, a special thanks must be given to our volunteers who prepared the meals in their homes. They were quite delicious!

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) held a multicultural gathering event for the month of Ramadan and Silver Sage Foundation was the food supplier for the event. It was a delightful event to exchange understanding and love. LVMPD officers and community members gave short presentations on the matters of intercultural relationships and unity in Nevada, specifically Las Vegas.

Joseph Lombardo the Sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Christopher Chiou the Acting US Attorney for the District of Nevada both gave their heartfelt thanks to our dialogue and charity efforts. They told that they want to pay our foundation a visit at our location as soon as possible.

We would like to thank LVMPD for organizing this meaningful event. Also a big thanks to our volunteer members who prepared some delicious meals for the gathering.

The Radio Talk Show series presented by Silver Sage Foundation and Hosted by Imam Mujahid Ramadan continued with the 5th episode aired on April 3rd, 2021. The broadcast was provided by 88.1 Power LV as usual.

In this episode, the discussion revolved around the upcoming month of Ramadan and fasting. Ramadan’s guests were Dr. Dood Hyer, Amr Hosny, and Imam Abdel J. Nuriddin PhD. In the 1-hour long show, the guests talked about the importance of fasting and the spirit of Ramadan.

It was a remarkable discussion to learn that all of the major religions practice fasting a different ways. The speakers emphasized on the health benefits of fasting. It was also noted how fasting brings a person closer to God. It was also stated that fasting is a helpful activity to encourage people to pay attention on charitable efforts as it allows one to feel the sense of hunger properly.

We would to thank Imam Ramadan and his valued guests for this thought provoking discussion. Also special thanks to KCEP Power LV 88.1 for allowing us to broadcast these series on their platform.

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The Radio Talk Show series presented by Silver Sage Foundation and Hosted by Imam Mujahid Ramadan continued with the 4th episode aired on March 6th, 2021. The broadcast was provided by 88.1 Power LV as usual.

In this episode, Imam Ramadan hosted three esteemed guests from 3 different religions. Rabbi Reuven Firestone PhD, Reverend Dr. Catherine Gregg and Imam Jamal Rahman came together to discuss on how interfaith dialogue can establish strong bridges between the Abrahamic religions.

Inspired by Fethullah Gulen’s vision of peace and dialogue between different social and religious groups, Ramadan led the discussion through various points regarding the role of understanding each other and tolerance in building a harmonious society in the 21st Century.

We would to thank Imam Ramadan and his valued guests for this thought provoking discussion. Also special thanks to KCEP Power LV 88.1 for allowing us to broadcast these series on their platform.

Stay tuned for the next month’s episode by subscribing to our social media channels.