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2/6/17: Imam Elahi's Recent Talk, Live on Press TV.

Imam Elahi's Recent Humble Talk, Live on Press TV.

We hope President Trump would learn a lesson from his failed immigration ban order!
Three Lessons of Respect, Honesty and Humbleness! I doubt those drunk of might and money ready to learn. Yet we will continue to resist racial and religious discrimination and defending our identity, integrity, values and the true traditions of our nation. Please watch and add your comments!

01/15/15: CNN: Imam Elahi speaking with Carol Costello on CNN's Newsroom show


01-15-15: Imam Elahi speaking with Carol Costello on the morning CNN Newsroom show.
IHW is receiving encouraging comments from all over the country for the inspiring and energizing words of imam Elahi with CNN this morning.
Imam Elahi mentioned how Islam and Muslims are a target of both physical and psychological terrorism. Also that our world is in need of leaders like Martin Luther King, that is why the interfaith of our community are coming to the Islamic House of Wisdom this Sunday to honor his non-violence movement.
He added that people like Ayatollah Sistani and former Iraninan President, Khatami are the Martin Luther King examples of our time. Reminding that President Rouhani brought an anti-violence and anti-terrorism push to the UN.
Imam Elahi stated that if the US and other Western governments are serious about fighting against ISIS and other terrorists, why are they so close with Saudi Arabia, the source of terrorism yet not even talking with Syria that has been fighting terrorism for 4 years and only in 2014 has lost more than 70000 of it citizens in this war.
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01/09/15: Channel 7- Detroit: Local Imam addresses terror attacks in Paris, condemns them as senseless

Watch HERE: http://www.wxyz.com/news/region/wayne-county/local-imam-addresses-terror-attacks-in-paris-condemns-them-as-senseless

DEARBORN HEIGHTS (WXYZ) - A local Islamic leader is speaking out about this week's terror attacks in Paris.

Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi of the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights said such acts of violence hurt the image and message of Islam.

"They are not jihadists, they're a bunch of jerks," the Imam said of the two brothers, Cherif and Said Kouachi, who carried out the deadly attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper in Paris.

"We feel sad because then our faith is under fire our faith is under attack," Imam Elahi said after his sermon. "These guys have nothing to do with Islam. That was a stupid act by stupid individuals who were brainwashed," he added.

Unfortunately, Imam Elahi said, the misunderstanding of Islam - or "Islamaphobia" - is a reality many face even in Dearborn, home to the biggest population of Arab Muslims in North America. He said it will take informed dialogue to break the barriers of that misunderstanding and that the responsibility not only rests with Muslims but also the greater community.

The Islamic House of Wisdom is located at 22575 Ann Arbor Trail in Dearborn Heights.

 

01/09/15: Channel 2- Detroit: Metro Detroit Islamic leaders condemn Paris killings

01/09/15: Channel 2- Detroit: Metro Detroit Islamic leaders condemn Paris killings

Watch HERE-http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/163527-story

Local Islamic leaders are speaking out and condemning the killings in Paris

They are also honoring the victims and showing solidarity with the people of France.

The Friday sermon at the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights by Imam Mohammed Elahi was emotional. 

01/09/15: Macomb Daily, Michigan- Local Muslims condemn terrorist attacks in France

Read HERE: http://www.macombdaily.com/general-news/20150109/local-muslims-condemn-terrorist-attacks-in-france

Leaders of the southeast Michigan Muslim community condemned the attacks in Paris this week that claimed the lives of 12 persons at the offices of a satirical magazine.

After tense standoffs Friday that involved hostages in two locations, French authorities cornered and killed two brothers they believe were responsible for the slayings at the Charlie Hebdo magazine. A third person who held a hostage in a separate location also was killed.

Prior to that outcome, representatives of the Imams Council of the Michigan Muslim Community Council denounced the attacks.

“Neither God, nor Muhammad, whom they thought they are defending, nor the overwhelming majority of Muslims, would sanction such a heinous crime,” Imam Mohammed Elahi and Imam Mustapha Elturk said in a joint statement.

“The perpetrators must be brought to justice and face the consequences of their crime against humanity.”

The imams are the religious leaders in the Muslim community in southeast Michigan, including those who reside in Macomb and Oakland counties. Southeast Michigan is home to tens of thousands of Muslims.

Charlie Hebdo magazine, its journalists and cartoonists routinely satirize politics and religion, including the Islamic faith.

The magazine’s depiction, in particular, of the prophet Muhammad as a “terrorist,” angers members of the faith who find the depictions offensive, the imams acknowledged.

But responding with violence is not justified nor sanctioned by Islam, they said.

Quoting the teachings of the Qur’an, the Muslim holy book, Imams Elahi and Elturk said: “Good and evil cannot be equal. Repel evil with what is better, and your enemy will become as close as an old and valued friend.”

The religious leaders also implored non-Muslims to resist the temptation to blame all Muslims for the violent acts perpetrated in France.

“We ask all people of conscience not to paint the entire Muslim people with the same brush,” the imams said. “We ask all citizens to refrain from violence and promote peace.

“Neither war nor revenge work for peace. Dialogue is the only way to peace.”

Among its goals is to promote unity and cooperation among the diverse Muslim communities; promote the best Islamic and American values; pursue social justice, improve human relations and uphold human rights in America.