Imam Elahi's Words and Prayer delivered during the Judge Gene Hunt Investiture!
It was a memorable official ceremony. A great number of Michigan Judges, Mayor O’Reilly, Chief Haddad and hundreds of officials and community members were present to see Dearborn's new Judge of the 19th District Court, Honorable Gene Hunt declare the oath and receive the Robe and Gavel.
Wonderful remarks by Judge Hultgren, Chaplain Morse, Judge Bill, Mayor O’Reilly, George Darany, Gary Woronchak, Judge McCarthy, Osama Siblani, David Camaj, Brian Zahra, Lindsey and Lauren, Judge Snow and finally words of acknowledgement by our new Judge, Gene Hunt.
The following were Imam Elahi's closing words and benediction!
Honorable Judges, great guests of this beautiful ceremony, Salaam Alaikum!
Finally the hot season of the campaign is completed and honorable Judge Gene is taking this responsibility as a trust, a test and also a community covenant for the next 6 years.
Let’s say congratulations to Judge Gene Hunt and his beautiful family and also congratulations to those candidates who demonstrated their desires to serve the community and now should feel happy and relaxed for doing their duties while respecting and defending our democracy.
Now it’s time for healing and reconciliation, outreach and cooperation.
Having a new Judge with knowledge and experiences and especially someone who promised during his campaign to change the perception of discrimination and apply the same standards to the powerful and the poor, the haves and the have-nots, is good news.
O God of Justice and Generosity, our Compassionate Creator!
We thank You for this gift of diversity, religious liberty and the sense of unity and community.
You taught us through Moses, Jesus and Mohammad (PBUT) that justice was the foundation of our faith, the first line in the law of creation and revelation and also the first paragraph of our country’s Constitution.
Only through justice we can enjoy peace, love, loyalty, freedom, hope, happiness, unity and brotherhood.
While the evil of injustice creates confusion, crime, corruption, hate, poverty, racism and war.
Please assist our new Judge Gene Hunt in his new job of justice administration and Direct his journey the way You Desire for our community and country!
Energize his heart and his mind with the awareness of Your presence and the power of peace and patience!
Protect him O Lord from the chaos of fear and confusion( especially during the moments of tough decisions) with the light of wisdom, courage, dignity and determination so he can maintain and uphold the rule of law and remember the shining words of Martin Luther King Junior, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
O you who believe, stand up as witnesses for God in all fairness, and do not let the hatred of any people deviate you from justice. Be just: This is closest to piety; and beware of God. Surely God is aware of all you do. [5:8]
Wishing the best success for Judge Gene Hunt.