Blood Donation at IHW was an Expression of Solidarity with Millions of Arbaeen Marchers in Karbala!
Eid of Ghadir Was Celebrated at IHW. As the Day of Leadership, Love, Appreciation, Allegiance, Brotherhood, Benevolence, Responsibility and Action!
Eid Al-Adha: Festival of faith, sacrifice, solidarity and submission!
If you can’t make a sacrifice to feed the hungry and the needy, serve your society and humanity with other methods of sacrifice!
Abraham was ready to sacrifice his son to show his submission to his Lord!
Are you ready to sacrifice and serve with your time, talent, ideas, words and deeds?
Too much ignorance, injustice, hatred and racism! Recovery requires so much financial, intellectual and spiritual sacrifice !
Students of the Arabic-Islamic School participated in a Hajj Program where they reenacted the various stages of the Hajj Pilgrimage led by the Principal Hajji Salam Farhat and teachers of the program.
Celebrating Imam Ridha (as) Birthday with IHW Kids and their Families!
We had s friendly, faithful and also funny event at IHW last night. We opened the stage for those kids who liked to come up and share some words with the audience.
All the conversation was about the life of the Imam Ridha (SA) and the lessons to learn from his leadership, guidance, devotion, prayers, knowledge, compassion, courage and his sacrifice for the sake of humanity.
The Imams birthdays are good opportunities to reflect on the prophet (pbuh) family and get educated on their struggles for freedom, justice, human dignity and salvation.
We can support the cause of Ahlol-baith of the prophet through sharing their teachings with the rest of our fellow citizens and also becoming good role model in serving the society and be part of solution in this complicated and confusing world.
Imam Mahdi Umma National Conference in Dearborn!
Imam Elahi among the public speakers who would attend and address the conference!
Dr. Ehtesham Abedi the chairman of Umma accompanied with two Umma members hajj Azmat Hussein and hajj Asad Sadeq visited IHW and met with Imam Elahi discussing the Umma national conference which will be held in Dearborn Edward hotel on 27th of this month!
In addition to national and international public speakers and reciters and scholars, there will be a matrimonial service during the conference. Very much similar to IHW Marriage foundation!
During this meeting, imam Elahi was invited to address the conference and share his 27 years of Dawa work and experience in USA!
Dearborn's Edward Hotel
Friday, July 27th
4th of July Dinner by Abdul's Campaign!
Standing for justice, human dignity and civil rights for all!
Abdul El-Sayed for Governor campaign had rented the reception hall of House of a wisdom for a quake night of 4th of July dinner outreach this afternoon.
As an American citizen not as my organizational affiliation I attended the dinner and very much impressed with Abdul’s address to some key community’s activists!
He spoke confidently, as he did just recently with CNN, NPR and some other national media!
He spoke about justice, education, fighting poverty and standing together for civil rights of all Americans regardless of their faith, party, race or culture!
Abdul El-Sayed knowledge, experience and passion seem so promising for our State of Michigan!
House of Wisdom reception hall is available for any other candidate who may like to rent and use the facility, as we are in our road to August important election.
Please remember " Your Votes Matter the Most!
Eid Prayer at Islamic House of Wisdom
The First Prayer was led by Imam Elahi, the second Prayer was led by Shaikh Ali Nassour a guest speaker from Lebanon!
Imam Elahi's Eid message in both Eid and Friday prayer:
Though Ramadan has so many titles such as month of faith, fast, revelation, reflection, resistance, piety, prayer, God’s Reception..
Yet the best lesson to learn and the best resolution to make would be “Mercy and Forgiveness”.
Imam Elahi reflected on how asking God for forgiveness was our main prayer in this month, and then let’s share what we were given by God, with other people, being our family, friends or neighbors.
If God is forgiving, let’s be forgiving! The only people we shouldn’t easily forgive are those who hurt humanity, the oppressors, the forces of injustice.
Imam Elahi mentioned the recent meeting between Trump and Kim Jung and spoke about political gambling in which in a matter of a night a man whom in the eyes of president Trump was an object of fire and fury, a mad man, a rocket man, a dictator, and criminal, all the sudden turned to a talent man who loves his country and meeting with him became an honor!!
Imam also mentioned the recent hypocritical offer of Netanyahu about helping the Iranian people in water crises and said this is the man behind all the sanctions, suffering and assassination of Iranian scientists and the Gaza massacre and should not be allowed to lie that loud!
Imam prayed for the people of Yemen and condemned the war crimes of house of Saud, the corrupt kingdom of Arabia who continues its brutal bombardments even on the day of Eid. The people of Yemen are dying of starvation, they need bread not bombs. This Wahabi mentality is the same ideology that created the isis tragedy for humanity.
At the end imam Elahi spoke of a hdith from Imam Ali talking about forgiveness and fairness at two fundamental moral values in human society.
We call the Lord on the Day of Eid as the Lord of Mercy and Forgiveness lets share these values with our friends and foes as long as they are not abused and wasted!
Honoring Ramadan Community Guest Speakers at IHW
Last Monday's dinner included those interested guests still in town!
Our honorable Consul General Suzan Yasin and her husband in addition to a number of community personalities made the dinner more dynamic!
Sayyed Hatam al-Shokr and imam Elahi spoke during the dinner about the necessity of unity and cooperation in the community.
Imam Elahi called the Eid if Fitr a festival of faith and forgiveness, friendship and reconciliation!
Referring to the Eid prayer that calling the Creator the Lord of both power and pardoning and mercy, imam asked all the scholars in the town to show the humbleness we have been asking our people during the Month.
Reading a Hadith from the holy prophet considering the Muslim scholars the carriers of the prophets legacies including education, providing the light of guidance, standing for freedom and justice, imam explained how vitally these services are needed in this dark, oppressive and disappointing world!
Imam Elahi talked about immorality of separating the kids from immigrant parents at the US borders but mentioned something even worse is the crime of Alkhalifa regime in Bahrain that deporting the citizens of that island and revoking their nationality despite of being born and raised in Bahrain.
The imam also condemned the war crimes of Saudi kingdom in Yemen during the Eid’s days.
Imam Elahi called all lovers of freedom and democracy to attend the march starting from Saudi embassy in Washington DC, demanding the Saudi monarchy to let the reconstruction of the shrines of the prophet family in Baqi in Medina. The shrines were destroyed by the Wahhabi agents of Saudi regime last century! Something the Wahhabi forces continue to do in other holy places in the Middle East today!
Another Inspiring Iftar Dinner at IHW
Agreements and Disagreements with the Democratic Candidate for the MI Governor!
It started with our guest speaker br. Jalal Moghnia and followed with recitation of the Holy Quran, group prayer, dinner and dialogue.
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed the democratic candidate for Michigan governor also joined the iftar. We welcomed Dr. El-Sayed and appreciated many commonalities we share with him when it comes to Michigan challenges, opportunities, needs and struggles. We are in total agreement with El-Sayed in issues such as Islampphobia, racism, immigration, poverty, warmongering etc. Yet I told the candidate that our community have serious disagreements to few of his statements and polices.
El-Sayed expressed his understanding over the Muslim community’s real concerns and showed willingness and interest to have a town hall meeting to address those concerns.
Regardless of disagreements, the fact that a Muslim, Arab American young doctor has taken this challenge and works tirelessly to win, is a journey of engagement and participation in the political life of our nation! This should be motivating our young generation to consider the political participation with the intention of serving the society and making a better future, with justice, freedom and respect for human rights and responsibilities , as a moral obligation.
We may agree, disagree or agree to disagree, yet it takes so much courage, commitment and leadership to take this challenge.