What is CelebrateMercy?
CelebrateMercy is a non-profit organization that aims to instill a deeper understanding of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) by teaching about his life and character. It also aims to respond to misinformation about him in a way that embodies his Prophetic Mercy.
This mission is achieved through our interactive webcasts, website, and social media outlets, featuring videos of globally prominent scholars and performers.
CelebrateMercy was founded in February 2010 by and within three weeks, launched its first webcast, broadcasted to 5,000 viewers from 78 countries. Another webcast was conducted in August 2010 (Ramadan), gaining media coverage on CNN. Its most recent webcast, in August 2012 was viewed by 10,000 viewers across 90 countries. Learn more about the history of CelebrateMercy in the following video clip: www.celebratemercy.com/history
CelebrateMercy has become a global semi-annual event where individuals, families, and groups gather to view the webcasts. Anyone with an internet connection can access the events without downloading any special software. The webcast is interactive since viewers can chat together and even broadcast themselves via webcam to other viewers (see past webcam recordings at www.celebratemercy.com/webcam).
Past Speakers and Guests have included:
Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Karen Armstrong, Dr. Amr Khaled, Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Dr. Tariq Ramadan, Imam Zaid Shakir, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Imam Suhaib Webb, Al-Habib Omar bin Hafiz, Ustadh Usama Canon, Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa, Dr. Sherman Jackson, Yasmin Mogahed and prominent performers Sami Yusuf, Maher Zain, and Baraka Blue.