1. Promote a positive understanding about Islam among Americans:
a. Create alliances with other faith groups, schools, businesses and government.
b. Encourage Muslims—regardless of sectarian or traditional differences—to interact with their non-Muslim neighbors, schools, businesses and government.
c. Focusing on interfaith dialog, Light Upon Light strives to help other faith groups remain loyal in their traditions while inspiring respect for Islam and Muslims. This creates a diverse pool of allies for Muslims in general.
2. Use the book Islam: A Brief Look at Faith and History as a vehicle to educate and enlighten as per the Mission Statement:
a. Raise funds to give the book as charity.
b. Sell individual book at events.
c. Utilize topics from the book in speeches, workshops and lectures.
d. Distribute recordings from 2c as on-demand for sale or free.
3. Carry forth parts 1 & 2 of the Purpose & Vision throughout the United States in stages over the next five years.
a. Chicago metropolitan area.
b. Plan other regions in the United States.
This trademarked logo is an abstract representation of an Arabic acronym from part of a verse in the Holy Quran 24:35. Noor-Ala-Noon. That is, Light Upon Light. A translation from from Sahih International reads thusly:
Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly star lit from a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things.
Light Upon Light is a positive resource for Americans about Islam.