March 9 - Join us?

#WID World Islam Day

9 March is deemed to correspond to the Ninth Day Of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H. in the Uranah valley of Mount Arafat. In Mecca, today in Saudi Arabia.  When Prophet Muhammed delivered his last sermon. A reminder to Muslim men to be kind to women and animals. To give them their rights. He was vocal at entreating the men to "treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers".

The hashtag #WID is where everyone (Muslim or not) including well known people are invited to share something or someone inspiring. To celebrate the Golden Age Of Islam when education, inspiration and learning was welcomed. 

The purpose is to get back to the Golden Age Of Islam - where the concept of Ijtihad (Arabic for 'effort') and pursuit of knowledge was celebrated. 

Use #WID on 9 March to share information you perhaps gleaned from The AMC Petition about women's rights. Maybe someone from the annals of history? 

Your tweet or post can be related to Islam. Or not.   As the idea is to celebrate the sharing of knowledge. So it benefits someone. Or celebrates the work someone is doing. 

You can even shout out to someone who is a role model for society - no matter how ordinary or on an everyday level. It could be a friend, neighbour, colleague. Or  a person you admire or love to be with - be it your other half, your parents to a scholar or teacher. 

Use the WID Facebook or Twitter to share what you choose on 9 March 2015 - then add #WID  in the sentence.

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