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INTERVIEW: Imam Yahya Hendi,
Read the full interview about Ramadan with Imam Yahya Hendi.
October 29, 2004, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, Episode no. 809
There are five things every Muslim has to do. Number one: shahadah, the testimony of faith -- to testify that there is no deity but God and that Muhammad is God's messenger. Number two: to pray five times a day -- morning, noon, afternoon, sunset, and night prayer. Number three: to give zakat or charity to the poor. Number four: to fast the month of Ramadan. And number five, to perform the hajj, the pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, at least once in your lifetime.
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Lecture: ‘Cooperation or Confrontation?’
, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m, 2004
FSU will host speaker Imam Yahya Hendi as he presents his timely lecture “Jews, Christians and Muslims: Cooperation or Confrontation?” on Monday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theatre located on Main Street in Frostburg.
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His Benediction in Democratic National Convention, Boston, MA, July 27, 2004
Note: Recently I delivered the benediction at the DNC in Boston. For those who want to review it, click on Day 2. Part.3 The doc is two hours long, so, you may need to drag the clip position to 1:53 to view the prayer.

Muslim chaplain sees value in crucifixes, By JOHN L. ALLEN JR.,Rome, National Catholic Reporter, The Independent Newsweekly, Issue Date: May 14, 2004
Georgetown University’s Muslim chaplain has said that if the university were to ever remove crucifixes from its classrooms, as some students and even faculty have proposed, he would resign.
“I will not continue to be at Georgetown if that cross is removed,” said Imam Yahya Hendi in Rome May 5. “I believe religion has a lot to contribute to Georgetown and to America. An attempt to remove religious values from our public discourse is dangerous.”
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NEWS BRIEFS By Catholic News Service,
May 6, 2004

In Italy, Georgetown's Muslim chaplain discusses religious tolerance
ROME (CNS) -- The Muslim chaplain at the Jesuit-run Georgetown University in Washington visited Italy in early May to talk about religious pluralism in the United States.

National Interreligious Leadership Delegation In Support of the Road Map to Peace in the Middle East, December 05, 2003

The Abrahamic Traditions: A Comparison of Faiths, Washington National Cathedral, October 16, 2003
Rabbi James Michaels, Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon and Imam Yahya Hendi explore the three major religions that look to Abraham as their progenitor.

Special Assembly - July 19, 2003
MORRISTOWN, N.J. - July 24, 2003 -More than 700 attended the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) Center for Theological and Spiritual Development 2003 Summer Institute Special Assembly entitled, "Children of Abraham: Journeys to God," a Christian, Jewish, Muslim Dialogue promoting understanding, peace and unity among the three religious communities.

Special Assembly entitled, "Children of Abraham: Journeys to God," a Christian, Jewish, Muslim Dialogue promoting understanding, peace and unity among the three religious communities. July 19, 2003

World Council of Churches: CURRENT DIALOGUE,Jews, Muslims and Peace, Issue 41, July 2003, by Yehezkel Landau and Yahya Hendi
With ongoing violence sapping the spirits of Israelis and Palestinians, and with the Iraq war generating shock waves throughout the Middle East, we call on our fellow Jews and Muslims to join forces with concerned Christians to transcend this cycle of death and destruction. Jews and Muslims should be spiritual allies, not adversaries.


Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly: COVER STORY:Muslims in America, Episode no. 602, September 13, 2002
Imam YAHYA HENDI (Georgetown University): Muslims in America are very frustrated with the way Islam has been portrayed. Muslims do not see Islam as a religion of violence. On the contrary, Muslims believe Islam is a religion of peace that teaches forgiveness and love.

INTERVIEW: Imam Yahya Hendi, On the challenges facing Muslims after 9/11, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, September 13, 2002 Episode no. 602, Kim Lawton's interview with Imam Yahya Hendi, the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University.
[There are] two challenges. Number one [is] the challenge of integrating within the American system and being a part of it, despite all the anger, frustration, and rejection, in certain cases, of Muslims being active in the public square. The other challenge is our ability to be honest with ourselves. Within the Muslim community, there are things that need to be changed in terms of how we have conducted ourselves, how we have spoken publicly, how we have led our Islamic institutions. Both challenges have been very demanding.
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Islamic Scholar Says Dialogue, Education Help Avoid Conflict (Hendi describes efforts to change image of Islam in U.S.) March 14, 2002
Washington-- Six months after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, there is still a need for continued education and dialogue to prevent future conflicts and misunderstandings between people in the West and Muslims in the East, according to Imam Yahya Hendi of Georgetown University.

WAMU : The Diane Rehm Show November 26, 2001

Muslim Chaplain Opens Session for U.S. House of Representatives, November 19, 2001
(Imam Yahya Hendi Marks Ramadan with Prayer in Congress)
The U.S. House of Representatives opened its session on November 15 with readings from the Koran and a Muslim prayer, led by Imam Yahya Hendi.

Delegations hold interfaith dialogue, By John Beecham, Thursday, August 30, 2001
Georgetown hosted delegations of Palestinians and Israelis in an interfaith dialogue Wednesday. The discussions, facilitated by members of the Campus Ministry, Pat Conroy S.J., Imam Yahya Hendi and Rabbi Harold White, allowed for cultural exchange on recent violence in the Middle East.

The Mission of (Georgetown University) Campus Ministry
Imam Yahya Hendi is the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University , the first American University to hire a full-time Muslim chaplain. Imam Hendi is also the Imam of the Islamic Society of Frederick, and is the Muslim Chaplain at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda , MD.

Center for Theological and Spiritual Development
Imam Yahya Hendi, Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University and the National Naval Center in Bethesda, Md.



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