IHW Occasions

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

Eid Prayer at Islamic House of Wisdom

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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!