NJMVP’s Voter Registration Drive at Masjid Sadar in Parlin, NJ: A Day of Civic Engagement
Parlin, NJ: On a sunny Friday Afternoon, September 15, 2023, the Masjid Sadar and Community Center in Parlin, New Jersey, became a hub of civic engagement as the New Jersey Muslim Voice For Progress (NJMVP) organized a voter registration drive to commemorate National Muslim Voter Registration Day. The event was about registering voters and educating the community on the importance of civic engagement and responsible voting. A highlight of the day was the inspiring Khutbah, delivered by Ustadth Nazimool Saheb.
National Muslim Voter Registration Day:
National Muslim Voter Registration Day is an annual event dedicated to increasing Muslim voter participation across the United States. It is an initiative to encourage Muslims to take an active role in their local and national governments by participating in the electoral process. NJMVP, a non-partisan organization, has been working tirelessly to ensure that the Muslim community’s voice is heard through the ballot box.
A Khutbah on Civic Engagement:
Ustadth Nazimool Saheb, a respected figure in the New Jersey community, delivered a powerful Khutbah emphasizing the significance of civic engagement and the responsibility that comes with it. He stressed that voting is not just a right but a duty, an obligation upon every responsible citizen. Ustadth Nazimool reminded the congregation of the Prophetic tradition that calls for active participation in community affairs.
In his Khutbah, Ustadth highlighted:
- The historical significance of Muslims engaging in civic matters, dating back to the time of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
- The importance of voting as a means to protect the rights and interests of the Muslim community.
- The impact of collective action and how a united voice can influence policy and legislation.
- The duty of Muslims to be informed about candidates and issues before casting their votes.
- The need to dispel misconceptions and stereotypes about Muslims through active involvement in local and national politics.
Voter Registration Drive:
NJMVP volunteers set up a voter registration booth outside the Masjid Sadar. They provided assistance to community members who wished to register to vote, verify their registration status, or update their voter information.
A Day of Unity and Empowerment:
National Muslim Voter Registration Day at Masjid Sadar in Parlin was not just about registering voters; it was about fostering unity within the community and empowering individuals to make a difference. The event served as a reminder that the strength of democracy lies in the active participation of its citizens.
NJMVP continues its mission to ensure that the Muslim community’s voice is heard in the halls of government, one voter at a time.
The event at Masjid Sadar was a shining example of the positive impact that community organizations like NJMVP and inspirational leaders like Imam Nazimool Saheb can have on civic engagement. It was a day when faith and democracy came together to create a brighter future for all.
For more information about NJMVP and upcoming events, please visit NJMVP’s website.