Imam Azhar Subedar of Masjid Nur (Islamic Community of South West Florida) in Port Charlotte, FL, became the first Muslim American to deliver the Opening Prayer in the Florida Senate in its 174 year history. He was sponsored by Sen.Dwight Bullard of the 39th District.
In his eloquent he prayed for the peace and prosperity of the state and the nation.
â€œFrom distant lands, with array of cultures, it is not the color of our skin or the languages we speak; not even the way we live or the faith and belief we ascribe to. Rather the common ground that unites us all and makes us one and all here in this nation of ours, is our pledge to our flag and the promise to uphold our Constitution.â€