EVANSVILLE, Indiana - Muslim students at Indiana's University of Evansville passed out flowers on Friday, February 8, carrying inspiring notes from the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to spread love and peace inside their campus.
We're trying to share the language of peace and love between different religions and different people, UE student Mustafa Alhajji told Tristatehomepage.com.
The students said the idea actually began in Chicago several years ago.
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Yet, this is the first time students have delivered the flowers at their university in the southern American state of Indiana.
Joining similar campaigns nationwide, Muslim students said their initiative was a trial to reach out to share information about their religion and culture.
Handing out flowers with cards to the lunch crowd at the Ridgeway Center on campus, the students added notes with quotations from the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
There were 8 different quotations among the cards handed out to classmates and others today.
"We chose some quotations from the prophet Muhammed, the Islam Prophet, the Islam leader, who taught us to be in good manner and filled us with more than any others," Alhajji said.
"So, we are sharing that human quotation about love and peace."
The initiative was praised by the university officials as a wonderful example of diversity in both culture and religion among their students.
Though there are no official estimates, the US is home to an estimated Muslim minority of six to eight million.
An earlier Gallup poll found that the majority of Americans Muslims are loyal to their country and optimistic about their future in the United States.
Reproduced with permission from OnIslam.net