Title: Prophet Muhammad (s) Day: What Would Muhammad Do?
Muslims for Peace, presents the 9th Annual Prophet Muhammad (s) Day Interfaith Conference. In recent years, it has become more apparent that little is understood about Prophet Muhammad (s). Whether it be the representation in the media or attacks on his behavior, issues prevalent today portray a one-sided approach. However, to examine the reality of the situation, to fully understand what the faults in these representations currently are, it is important to analyze Prophet Muhammad’s character, his actions, as well as this modern representation of Prophet Muhammad and people of faith from around the world. With the Allah, the Almighty, states: “And We have not sent you [Muhammed] except as a mercy to mankind” (Qur’an 21:107) This Qur’anic verse has been proven true, for when one studies the biography of Muhammed (S), one will find that he demonstrated attributes of kindness, honesty, generosity and forgiveness, to name a few amongst many traits, to both his friends and foes. Therefore, it was his mercy and guidance that transformed one of the most barbaric societies, into a civilized state. Sr. Nicole Correri, a convert to Islam since 1994, received her B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Early Childhood Education from George Washington University, graduating Summa Cum Laude and her M. Ed. in Counseling from George Mason University, graduating with Honors. She is also a member of numerous academic honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa. She completed a year and half of doctoral course work in Clinical Psychology, also at GWU. Since 1994, Sr. Nicole has been a student of Islam and an educator in the East Coast and around the world, lecturing at mosques, Islamic camps, and Islamic conferences. Sr. Nicole has been a speaker at the UMAA convention in 2009, and 2011-2014. Her emphasis has always been to bring a deeper understanding of Islam to her audience, as well as a practical and meaningful connection to one’s spiritual life. She has also had the opportunity to introduce Islam to students in private school, university, and community college, as well as members of local churches. Currently she is homeschooling her two daughters utilizing Waldorf pedagogy, in which she has also completed her teacher training. Her eldest attended the Waldorf High School on its first ever scholarship award for two years and is preparing for an early entry into college. Sr. Nicole also does consulting work in the field of Waldorf Education through her business entity, Ensaniyaat – Achieving Potential LLC.