On Saturday 16th May 2015, in every corner of the world, Muslims were asking one question: “Who Do You Love?”
The Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) organised a worldwide grassroots campaign encouraging Muslims to share the life, teachings and values of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) with the general public.
The ‘Who Do You Love?’ Global Messenger Day took place in more than 90 cities around the world, with Muslims of every possible race, nationality and background coming out to explain why they love the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
The ‘Who Do You Love?’ campaign reached over 3.5 million people on Facebook, including more than 1,000 photos from around the world. On Twitter, we surpassed 2,000 tweets per hour on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th May.
Media Coverage of The Campaign
Shaykh Muhammed Salah endorsing the campaign on Huda TV. He is a well known and respected scholar throughout Egypt and the Middle East.
Shaykh Nabil al Alawadhy also supported the campaign on Twitter and Instagram, where he has over 5.9 million followers online, and is also a very prominent scholar who regularly appears on Arabic TV channels.
A BBC journalist attended the training session delivered by Hamza Tzortzis in London, filmed the teams for a documentary on ‘Islam in Britain’ to be broadcast after Ramadan inshaa’Allah.
Global Volunteer Teams
Here are some of the many videos produced from the various teams around the world including Australia, Malaysia, Turkey, Austria, Kosovo and more:
33 people embraced Islam with the permission of Allah on the day of the campaign and in the run up to the Global Messenger Day.
Over 10,000 dawah materials were distributed including Qur’ans, flyers, seerah books and dawah initiation cards with ahadith written on them.
The materials were translated and printed in numerous languages including English, German, French, Spanish, Swedish,Bosnian, Albanian, Norwegian Finnish, Polish, Danish, Maharati,Tagalog, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and Thai.
Support This Campaign
At this current time of growing apprehension between communities, iERA felt it was important to convey the message of mercy, compassion and truth that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) came with, for the betterment of the whole of humanity.
iERA calls upon all Muslim communities around the world to take up the ‘Who Do You Love?’ campaign, continuing the great interfaith and community building work that we saw on the Global Messenger Day.
Please support this campaign by clicking here and donating towards it.
Highlights from around the world: