Our Imam, Usama El Santawy

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I am Egyptian of origin and Italian by adoption. I am the Imam in a city in northern Italy, Lecco, with a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains. TheShukran is the social network of Muslims in the world. I am in charge of coordinating religious communities and organizations on theShukran. There are realities that give so much to the world. They raise funds for the poor, build mosques, testify to the attachment to the Noble Quran. I love theShukran because I always find surprises there. Distant Muslims, different from each other, often separated from the language. It is exciting every day to link this world of people, not just numbers but people. A Muslim must bring benevolence, respect, and a moderate word to the world. TheShukran is the tool for this word, to fight the violence of actions and words, terrorism and wars. Words, videos, photos to show the world that Muslims love peace. Words, videos, photos to show the world that Muslims seek a dialogue and a fraternal meeting with those who are not Muslims. As an Imam, therefore, I deal mainly with those who are not Muslims on theShukran. They are many and I wish they were even more !! It's nice to be together, respect each other and give yourself experiences and points of view. And say thank you. This is the only imposition allowed on theShukran: say Shukran! This word is a prayer that we can all say, each with its own religion and faith. What is theShukran for me? The best gift that Muslims can make in the world!

Usama El Santawy is the Imam of Lecco and he coordinates religious communities and organizations on theShukran.