DALLAS, TX (TIP): The World Muslim Congress, a think tank of Muslims in Dallas has announced a poetry session known as Naatia Mushaera to honor Prophet Muhammad. “This is a purposeful event with three clear goals; to share Prophet’s work with fellow Americans, to focus on how Muslims can adopt his teachings to benefit the society at large, and to bring Muslims of different denominations together for the common purposecelebrate Prophet Muhammad’s birthday”- said Mike Ghouse, president of the organization.

The program is set to start at 8:00 PM and end at midnight on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Richardson Civic Center in Richardson, Texas. (Link). The evening is divided into two sessions. The first segment will highlight the Intrafaith and interfaith aspects of the program. Muslims of different denominations including Ahmadiyya, Bohra, Ismaili, Shia, Sunni, WD Muhammad others will share a Naat (poetry singing) each from their community. Then friends from other faiths will also share their Poetry about the Prophet. Women and Men will be reciting the Naats together for the first time.

The second segment after the tea break is assigned to poets who will recite the purposeful poetry to reflect on Prophet’s work and how we can make that meaningful in our day to day life. “Throughout the program, we will be highlighting the inclusive teachings of the Prophet’s wisdom. The values embedded in the Madinah constitution will be shared, where the prophet signed a declaration with Jews, Christians, Pagans and others. Each member of community was guaranteed the freedom to practice his or her faith freely. Furthermore, in his last sermon, the Prophet declared that all men are created equal, and respecting each human is the right thing to do.

Like the people of all faiths, Muslims need to go back to the inclusive values taught by the prophet.” added Mike Ghouse. Refreshments, tea, and snacks will be served in addition to the special treat – the king of desserts, Laddu. Shazia Khan will be the master of the ceremonies, and the event will be chaired by a mystery guest of honor, and special guest OS Modgil with host Mike Ghouse. You are invited to, the event which is free but an RSVP is required at the facebook events “Naatia Mushaera” on February 21, 2014 or email to: rsvpforsure@gmail.com .