Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq are gearing up for their 30 mosque Ramadan Roadtrip 2011 – their plan is to visit Alaska, Hawaii and the other states that the missed on the first trip. 30 mosques, 30 states, 30 days – all during Ramadan in the month of August. Knowing these guys as I do, they’ll do it despite the exhausting schedule! But, as the expression goes, it takes a village and therefore I’m blogging about it to ask for you to help spread the word.
Here is a video of Aman and Bassam talking about the 2011 plan:
Here is how you can donate to the project: No amount is too small: $5, $10 or whatever you can afford! Just know that your donation will go toward the sharing of authentic stories about Muslims in America.
Meeting Aman and Bassam in 2010 at a local mosque was one of the highlights of my own personal exploration of spirituality in America. It helped me to address my own stereotypes and to better understand myself, my country and Islam.
I have had the honor of bringing Aman and Bassam to campuses across the US this past year. You can read more about the response people had to their presentations across the country. Needless to say, we were all humbled by the grace of their message and their wisdom that extends well beyond their years.
If you are interested in booking the 30 mosques presentation at your college, university or organization, click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, I’d like to thank Aman and Bassam for inspiring so many of us. They have even inspired me to explore my own road trip! Any ideas? (I’m serious!)