Being a part of the newsletter group, I have watched the group members grow as individuals and I have seen the hard work and dedication that has been put into it. I’ve seen some very dedicated Muslims: trying to get their voice heard, trying to help others understand Islam. My point is not to promote the newsletter, but rather to present the initiative that had taken place. With just a simple idea, the hope of helping Islam be known, and some hard working members - not unlike KIH - we were able to put together a newsletter that will be launching very soon.
I always hear inspiring quotes such as, “you can make a change!” And I think to myself, no matter what I do, I won’t be able to make a difference. There is nothing that I can do on my own that will change any bad situation. However, with a group of very dedicated students, we managed to start a change. And that is what matters the most. That you try to do something and that you’re not being ignorant of what goes around you.
There are many misconceptions about Islam and stereotypes about Muslims. With small steps and initiatives such as these, we can do something about it. Albeit, it may not have the biggest impact. However, the point is, we’re trying to erase those biases, we’re trying to take a stand, we’re trying our hardest to be informed Muslims by helping others understand what it means to be a Muslim.
Sometimes, it’s not about making the change...sometimes it’s just about trying.