Obama says the Muslim call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth."
i was kinda shocked to see this and today, to my surprise again, Obama said something that was truly, AMAZING. there were no fist bumps, but there were many interesting moments during Obama's speech in Cairo. the moment that got the most attention, in Search anyway, was Obama's use of "assalamualaikum."
said the President too: "I'm also proud to carry with me the goodwill of the American people, and a greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: Assalaamu alaykum."
after the speech, searches soared on the greeting, its meaning, and translation. according to the Islamic Dictionary, it literally means: "Peace be upon you." it is actually a shortened form of a phrase that translates to "Peace be unto you and so may the mercy of Allah and His blessings."
even in his other speeches, the president is using quotes from the Holy Quran several times, including this key quote that drew big applause: "The Holy Quran teaches that whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind; and whoever saves a person, it is as if he has saved all mankind."
look, i love Barrack Obama. so what if he's black? damn, he inspired me so much. his presidency proved that he is truly an amazing president that will rule the people in peace and harmony. i believe in him, i believe that he'll bring peace to this entire world. he is the only one who would change America's future. and seriously, if someday, who knows, he'll convert to Islam, his conversion will definitely gives a HUGE change to this whole new world.
just as notable was the President's omission of a very controversial word: terrorism. Politico explains that this was likely a very conscious decision on Obama's part. instead of the "t-word" in his speech, Obama used the word "extremism" to get his point across. "Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism," Obama said. "It is an important part of promoting peace."
see, he was again using Islam as an example to promote peace. indeed, Islam is not a cruel religion, but
i'll always pray to Allah that his heart will be wide-opened and convert to Islam with all his heart and soul. AMIN :]
p/s: this might be a sensitive issue, but since it's my blog and i didn't say anything that offend people, it's a legal post. thanks for reading. :)