Ku: Ummadda soomaaliyeed ee ku nool
dalka Maraykanka, Soomaaliya ee meelwalba
Ku: Culimada iyo madax dhaqameedyada beelaha soomaaliyeed.
Ku: Baarlamaanka cusub ee dowladda mustaqbalka ee Soomaaliya
Ku: Ururada caalamiga iyo cid kasta oo daneysa arrimaha ummmada
Ku: Dhammaan warbaahinta caalamka.
Ujeeddo: Bayaan ka soo baxay kulan diineedkii 4aad ka dhacay
Minneapolis, MN Sept. 4-6, 2004
September 6, 2004
Anaga oo ah Imaamyada iyo Ducaadda Masaajidda Soomaaliyeed, anagoo
ah dadka ka qayb galaya shirweynaha 4aad ee golaha Masaajidda ee ka
dhacaya Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA oo lagu
qiyaasay in ay ka qayb galeen in ka badan 10,000 (toban kun) oo qof.
Shirkaas waxaa ka soo qaybgalay culimo, aqoonyahano, indheergarad
soomaaliyeed, wax sidoo kale shirka ka soo qaybgalay madax sare oo
ka tirsan gobolka Minnesota sida xeer ilaaliyaha guud ee state (MN
attorney general) Mr. Thomas Hilfinger, Duqa magalada Minneapolis
(mayor) Mr. R.T. Rayback iyo wufuud kala duwan oo kakala duwan
Waxaan ku baaqaynaa arrimaha soo socda:
Waxaan Soomaalida Maraykanka ugu
baaqaynaa inay diintooda si dhab ah u qabsadaan, iskaashadaan oo
midoobaan. Waxaan ummadda soomaaliyeed ee reer maraykan
xasuusinaynaa inay ilaashadaan xuquuqdooda.Waxaan sidoo kale
ummadda ugu baaqaynaa inay noqdaan shacab mid ah oo isku duuban,
daryeela reerahooda iyo ubadkooda, shaqaysta, waxbarta oo
ilaaliya nidaamka iyo ammaanka..
Waxaan ummadda soomaaliyeed meel
walba oo ay joogaan u dardaarmaynaa cabsida Allaah iyo inay
heshiiyaan, iscafiyaan, dalkoodana dib u dhisaan. Sidoo kale
waxaan ummadda kula dardaarmaynaa inay khilaafaadkood si
walaaltinimo ku xalliyaan, is xaqdhawraan, joojiyaana is
quursiga iyo qabiilka.
Waxaan xubnaha baarlamaanka cusub
ee soomaaliyeed kula dardaarmaynaa inay muujiyaan Alle ka cabsi,
daacadna u noqdaan diintooda, dadkooda iyo dalkooda, muujiyaan
xilkasnimo, aragti fog, dulqaad iyo isu tanaasul.Waxaan sidoo
kale kula dardaarmaynaa xabnaha baarlamaanku ee dhawaan la
filayo inay madaxweyne soo doortaan inay qofka diintiisa,
aqoontiisa, kartidiisa, iyo ammaanadiisa ku doortaan.
Waxaan muslimiinta meel walba oo
ay joogaan kula dardaarmaynaa inay diintooda u laabtaan,
sufuuftoodana mideeyaan. Waxaanan Allaah ugu barayaynaa inuu
dhibka haysta ka saaro, xaqana ku toosiyo.
Waxaa qoraalkan soo saaray golaha ay
ku midoobeen Imaamyada afar iyo toban (14) Masaajid oo Soomaliyeed
oo ku kala yaala gobolada kala duwan ee Maraykanka.
Wixii faahfaahin fadlan la soo xiriir
Sh. Cabdirahman Sh.Cumar Imaamka Masjid Abuubakr Assidiiq
Sh. Adam Sh Abdulahi, Xoghaynta golaha Masaajidda,
Sh. Cabdishakur Ibrahim,Imaam Masjidka Al-Farooq, Nashville, TN
In the name of Allah the Beneficent the
Council of Imams of Somali Mosques &
Abubakar Islamic Center
Statement issued to the 4th annual
convention of the Council of Imams and Abubakar Assidik Islamic Center.
Minneapolis, MN. Sept. 4-6, 2004
Dear brothers and sisters assalamu alaikum;
Our respected and distinguished guests:
the Attorney general of the state of Minnesota Mr. Thomas Hilfinger, The
mayor of the city of Minneapolis Mr. R. T. Rayback.
On behalf of the Council of Imams of
Somali Mosques and Abubakar Assidique Mosque, I am very honored and
pleased to welcome you to our 4th annual convention here in Minneapolis,
My name is Sheikh Abdirahman Omar the Imam
of Abubakar Mosque and a member of the Council.
Our main objectives in these conventions
are as follows:
∑ To bring together the
Somali-American community in Minnesota and throughout the US to get to
know each other, and to discuss and share their concerns.
∑ Promote friendly and healthy
relationship between the Muslims and non-Muslims in our community
∑ To educate our community about
∑ To educate our community about
their rights, responsibilities and privileges in their new home of
United States of America.
∑ To educate the community
especially the youth about the danger of drugs, gang, and other public
health and safety issues and to assist them continue their education.
∑ To have a balanced social life of
maintaining our culture and religion and integrating and adapting to our
new society and to became productive members of America society.
Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Mayor and other
the terrorist attack in September 11 2001, many Muslim Americans,
including Somalis have been arrested, harassed and interviewed by the
law enforcement agents. Recently, Somalis in the twin cities have been
experiencing unprecedented interviews from some law enforcement agents
such as the FBI, these contacts can sometimes be intimidating and may
undermine individualís civil rights. Somalis like many other ethnic
community, came from a culture where the law enforcement agents is seen
as fear factor, because of their historic abuse and misuse of power. The
Somali American community feel they may have became an easy target
because of their distinct characteristics i.e. blacks, Muslims, new
immigrants and their lack English proficiency.
The Somali American community, like other
Americans is decent law abiding citizens, taxpayers, and proud hard
working people. Somalis are peace-loving people and are here to seek
peace, liberty, justice and opportunity as well as to contribute to the
society. Mr. Attorney General, the Somali American community is very
concerned with that.
In addition to that, the Somali people
have been suffering a bloody civil war, which caused unnecessary death
and destruction; many of the people who are sitting here with us today
have lost some of their loved ones in the civil war. Somali Americans
will not allow such tragedy to happen here; we very much care about
safety and security of our home.
The Somali-American community is one the
fastest growing communities in America, it is estimated that there are
approx. quarter a million Somalis in the US, about half of that live in
the state of Minnesota, most of them call the twin cities HOME. Many
more Somalis are expected to come. Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Mayor, you
know more than anyone else our votes count, and we will vote for those
who support our cause.
Mr. Mayor, we would like to see more
representation from our community in the metro agencies, especially
commissions and boards that directly affect our lives such board of
education, human rights, human relations, human resources and other
Again, my dear brothers and sisters and
our honorable guests thank you for coming and listening.