IHW Occasions

7/6/18: Imam Mahdi Umma National Conference in Dearborn!

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

For registration:

https://umaamerica.com/collections/conference-1

7/6/18: 4th of July Dinner by Abdul's Campaign!

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!

6/22/18; Eid Prayer at Islamic House of Wisdom

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!

6/22/18: Honoring Ramadan Community Guest Speakers at IHW

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!

6/14/18; Another Inspiring Iftar Dinner at IHW

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.

6/14/18: Union of Shia-Sunni Muslims, at IHW Iftar Dinner for the Syrian Refugees! A Symbol of Sympathy and Support for All Suffering People!

Union of Shia-Sunni Muslims, at IHW Iftar Dinner for the Syrian Refugees! A Symbol of Sympathy and Support for All Suffering People!

Thank you IHW Chairperson Dr Sara Nomics for arranging last night sincere iftar service for the Syrian refugees at IHW reception hall. Thank you Mainstay leaders for serving the guests with joy and humbleness. Thank you Syrian American Refugee Network for inviting good number Syrian refugees to this iftar dinner. 

The iftar was dedicated to our refugee brothers and sisters. We prayed together, ate together and made a happy union of Shia-Sunni Muslims, despite of all the satanic scenarios to separate us.

At the end the refugees kids were invited to IHW gift shop and were given chance to choose two items of their choice! 

Let’s pray for the end of war and terrorism in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza and other suffering areas in the Middle East and Africa.

May Allah accept the services of all individuals, organizations who chose IHW as a place to serve the people in pain and poverty.

5/4/18: Celebrating the Anniversary Birthday Imam Mahdi(as)

Celebrating the Anniversary Birthday Imam Mahdi (as)

Congratulations to Mainstay Foundation, Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation and Islamic House of Wisdom for their successful cooperation in celebrating the savior’s birthday.

Expecting a future of justice, peace, freedom, prosperity and security is a dream of both lovers of Messiah in Christianity and Mahdi in Islam.

A globe free from the darkness of current oppression, corruption, greed, warmongering, poverty and racism is a source of hope, energy, optimism and determination for action toward that direction.

Waiting for Jesus and Mahdi is a positive energy; removes any sense of irresponsibility, laziness, weakness and submission.

4/26/18: The Community Dinner of Islamic House of Wisdom a Tremendous Success!

The Community Dinner at Islamic House of Wisdom a Tremendous Success!

April 21, 2018: Islamic House of Wisdom celebrated its Semi-Annual Fundraising dinner successfully drawing more than 450 public and elected officials, candidates, clergies, business and civic leaders, supporters and community members.

Former Attorney General Professor Barbara McQuade Admired the Efforts of IHW in Fighting Fear and Ignorance, the Main Causes of Islamophobia!

Publisher of the Arab American News Osama Siblani introduced Professor McQuade, drawing on her role for seven years as the as the U.S attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. He drew up on all of the changes McQuade instituted to serve all

communities fairly and justly, including hiring Arab Americans at the U.S. Attorney's office.

Emcee Khalil Hachem introduced Dr. Fawaz, who has elevated Arab American leadership to a higher l

evel of achievement, courage and excellence. Dr. Fawaz is a successful businessman locally, nationally and internationally, and he devotes his time, talent and energy to serving the community. 

The dignitary guests included the Dearborn Heights Mayor Dan Paletko, Westland Mayor William Wild and Garden City Mayor Randy Walker. The participation of clergy and board members of Islamic Institute of Knowledge, Islamic Center of America, Al-Zahra Center, Islamic Institute of America, the Sadr Foundation, the Message of Hope, Imam Sadeq Center, the Mainstay Foundation demonstrated the good spirit of unity and cooperation in our community. 

The attendance of Dr. Talal Turfe, Mr. Ali Jawad, Hajj Abed Hamoud, Dr. Ali Ajami, Hajja Nawal Hemadeh, Ostad Osama Siblini, Dr. Hasan Hakim, Hajj Musa Qadouh, Dr. Hasan Amirikia, Hajj Hussein Elhaf, Sayed Hamid Al-Sadr, Hajj Ali Saad and hundreds of other community members and leaders made this dinner very diverse and dynamic. 

The presence of Rev. Edward Rowe, Bishop Roy Ferguson, Rev. David Kasbow, Dr. Faith and Dr. Ron Strickland, Professor Bill and many other interfaith partners made this dinner extremely beautiful.

The dinner and celebration mastered by Sayed Khalil Hashem and Mahdi Elahi. It included recitation of the Quran by Younes Makki, singing Imam Hussein song by Sheikh Yusuf Yasin, words of IHW chairperson Dr. Sara, words of a founding member Dr. Mohammad Ajjour.

Imam Elahi was the last speaker who thanked all organizations and community members and leaders and mentioned the services of IHW to the faith and the community.

Imam Elahi called IHW a voice of reason, respect and responsibility and emphasized that IHW would participate in any effort that strengthens the community, the country and humanity. He mentioned 14 values that are accentual elements of building a great society: faith, family, education, unity, security, diversity, moral values, responsibility, prayer and standing for peace, justice and freedom.

Imam Elahi also spoke about the birthday of Imam Hussein and his universal contributions to humanity.
Imam Elahi asked the community to support the services of IHW with money, time and ideas. The Imam called the monthly membership as the best way to support the projects and programs of Islamic House of Wisdom.

The celebration ended with a delicious dinner catered by Dearborn Fresh.

4/6/18: Imam Elahi's text of condemning Islamophobia, racism, hate-mongering and marginalization of the contributing communities in Wednesday's Press Conference at IHW

Imam Elahi's text of condemning Islamophobia, racism, hate-mongering and marginalization of the contributing communities in Wednesday's Press Conference at IHW!

"First, I would like to thank our interfaith friends, members of clergy from both Muslims and Christians, community activists and off course the media representatives for attending this press conference.

We are here today to react and respond to some shocking fear-mongering fliers calling April 3rd as a day of violence against the Muslims. This harassing outreach started from Britain but soon spread over the social networks all over our global village.

The flier provides a list of points for anyone who may verbally or physically abuse a Muslim. From physical beating, acid attack, killing innocent Muslims or bombing and burning the mosques.

Though violence against Muslims is not limited to one day a year, yet choosing April 3rd is an amazing coincidence. Tomorrow April 4th marks the 50th anniversary of assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. A voice of freedom, truth and justice. Rev. King sacrificed his life to end racism, segregation, hatred and hypocrisy.

Punish a Muslim day on the eve of assassination of Dr. King demonstrates the desire of forces of evil to continue their ignorance, intimidation and injustice against the minorities and marginalized communities.

We the members of interfaith gather here at the Islamic House of Wisdom to condemn this cowardly campaign. A campaign of fear, pain and persecution of the innocent.

In 2014 we all stood in front of Dearborn City Hall and raised our voice against isis. 

We said Muslims were against Isis, against terrorism against extremism. Today we are meeting hare at the House of God to say we Muslims and Christians are against hate-mongering, fear-mongering, harassment, racism, violence, brutality, mass shooting, marginalization and bullying behaviors.

We stand for education, for unity, interfaith dialogue, peace and justice, love and friendship, respect for faith values and American true values.

We stand for the same values that Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad stood for!

One God, one universe, one humanity. We are all children of Adam and Eve, our honor and integrity not based on our color but consciousness and our compassion toward creation.

Those great messengers called for hope not hate, reason not rifle, faith not force, and compassi

on not killing.

They told us that destruction of one innocent person is equal to the destruction of the entire people. 

From the black man called Steve Clark who was killed in CA to 18 Palestinians who were killed and another 1500 who were wounded in Gaza by the Israeli army. All of them were innocent and killing them was a crime.

Black lives matter, white lives matter, Yemenis lives matter, Afghani lives matter, Syrian lives matter, Iraqi lives matter, Bahrani lives matter. Human life matters.

No innocent person should be punished, being Muslim or non-Muslim, black or white.

We are here today not just to defend the Muslims but every victim, every oppressed community.

We are here today to call for justice, for the end of racism, for accountability of the White House and the Congress and every man and woman in this country and the world.

We are here to say shame on those behind Islamophobia, racism, anti-Semitism, and injustice.

We call on the soul of Rev. Marti

n Luther King exactly 50 years after his martyrdom and promise him that we will never let your blood which was injected to the body of freedom and justice ever dries.

We will continue your covenant and the covenant of other martyrs of freedom and justice till we are alive. The racism, oppression and injustice will not last forever.

 

 

12/29/17: Message of Hope in America Honored the Anniversary of Jesus (pbuh) Birthday at Islamic House of Wisdom!

Message of Hope in America Honored the Anniversary of Jesus (pbuh) Birthday at Islamic House of Wisdom!

Thank you to hajj Mohammad Chabbani, Michigan director of Amal (Hope) Chapter, Sister Ghed - IHW member, and all Amal and IHW volunteers for your inspiring job. We wish CNN, Fox News and the media were there to see the true Islam in your interfaith initiative and celebration.

It was great to see Judge Salame, Ambassodor Ajami, Khollan el-Wafaa Members and so many families who met to honor the birth of one of the greatest Ambassadors of Heaven on this land. 

The Quran honors Jesus and his mom Mary 70 times in so many different chapters.


Nice to see some church leaders such as Rev. David Kosbo and Rev. Colleen Nieman and also some interfaith activists such as Br. Arif and William sharing their loving words.

Imam Elahi recited verse 30 from Chapter Mary in the Quran, where 9 dimensions of Jesus personality, mission and vision are mentioned. His service, sacrifice, revelation, prayer, charity, kindness, humbleness, peaceful call and his heavenly mission.

He concluded that the reason for persecution of Jesus was not his call for peace but his call for justice!
If Jesus was there, he wouldn't bless the president decision about Jerusalem!