Publications & Statements by Imam

10/14/13: Eid al-Adha Message from Imam Elahi & Tomorrow's Eid Services

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

بسم رب الكبرياء والعظمة ورب العفو والرحمة

نرفع أسمي آيات التهاني الي بقية الله الاعظم(عج) والي الامة الاسلامية بمناسبة عيد الاضحي المبارك

أعاده الله علينا بالخير والعافية والرحمة والرضوان

Eid al-Adha is a Divine Day. A day when the hero of monotheism, Prophet Abraham (sa) expressed his absolute obedience when he started sacrificing his only son at that time, under his Lord's command!

Yes, Abraham (sa) the founding father of our faith taught us the true meaning of sincerity, submission, suffering and sacrifice!

Eid al-Adha, this Faith Festival is another opportunity to return to the Lord, the source of all beauties, perfections, love, peace and salvation. It is a time to ask for guidance, grace and for an end of these miserable conditions in the lives of our fellow humans in the world!

The cancerous disease of dishonesty, deception, injustice and oppression is destroying countries and communities.

Terrorism in the name of traditions, ego and ignorance in the name Allah, dictatorship in the name of defending democracy and barbaric bloodshed in the name of fighting for freedom give no break even during this sacred month, and a sacred Eid, which were honored even in the Jaheliya age!

O Lord of love and justice, we humbly pray to You on the eve of this Abrahamic event to help, heal and save those hungry, homeless, suffering and victims of warmongering and oppression  on this planet.

Our special prayer for the victims of barbarism and brutality in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Egypt, Bahrain and Burma!

May the grace of God, the guidance of the Quran, the wisdom of Mohammad (pbuh) the love of the Ahlul-Bayt(sa) heal this Ummah and replace their pain and poverty with prosperity and their daily death and destruction with peace and reconciliation.

We wish our pilgrims a successful journey and safe return, while their hajj accepted, their sins forgiven, their souls are purified and transformed forever!

Let us continue this conversation and prayer tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday when we gather to pray at the Islamic House of Wisdom or any other house of worship in America and other places of this Earth, Inshaallah.

Congratulations, Happy Eid Al-Adha to the people of faith!

      Allah Ma'akum, Khoda Hafez, Sincerely,

Mohammad Ali Elahi

Imam of Islamic House of Wisdom

Dearborn Heights Michigan