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Thursday, May 27, 2004

Muslim Family Value Day Proclamation by Nevada Gov. Kenny C. Guinn

Proclamation

Whereas, Nevadans of Muslim faith embrace the pioneering spirit of the Silver State and strive to promote the moral and spiritual aspirations that represent the American character; and

Whereas, the motto of the great State of Nevada, “All for our Country,” inspires Americans of Muslim faith, in our community, to articulate the responsibilities of patriotism, and encourage participation in the duties of citizenship; and

Whereas, the practice and teaching of traditional Islamic knowledge, defends and exhorts democracy, and upholds religious freedom and social justice; and

Whereas, each Muslim-American who adheres to the teachings of Islam and is living in an American society, will exhibit acts of compassion and charity in the name of the Beneficent, the Merciful; and

Whereas, through the ages, those who have faith and do righteous deeds in the mutual teachings of Truth, Patience and Constancy, experience greater happiness and are better equipped to promote a peaceful existence for all people; and

Whereas, Americans of Muslim faith in Nevada continue to instill health and vitality in the educational, cultural, economic and civic development of our community; and

Whereas, Nevada recognizes the many individuals and families of Muslim faith who have chosen our community as their home, and willingly share their rich traditions and culture with us;

Now, Therefore, I, Kenny C. Guinn, Governor of the State of Nevada, do hereby proclaim April 30th, 2004, as

MUSLIM FAMILY VALUE DAY IN NEVADA

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