Publications & Statements by Imam

04/15/14: Imam Elahi expressed his grief on the destruction of innocent lives in Kansas

Imam Elahi expressed his grief on the destruction of innocent lives in Kansas

On behalf of the Islamic House of Wisdom, we strongly condemn the horrific shooting in Overland Park, Kansas. We offer our thoughts and prayers to the families and the friends who lost a loved one and the entire communities that are affected. 

We as members of the interfaith community must condemn this evil act of ignorance and barbarism. We must work together to send a strong message against terrorism, racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and any other actions that target schools, places of worship, malls, any other establishments, individuals, or groups nationally or internationally!

In any issue and particularly when it comes to the tragedy of terrorism and destruction of innocent lives, there should be zero tolerance for any double standards, generalization and justification of violence.

Both imam Mustafa al-Turk and I as the co-chairs of Imams Council in Michigan decided to include this subject in the imams meeting that will take place today, Tuesday, April 15th.  

We offer our deepest condolences to all the families, and we pray that our communities and our leaders work together to defeat ignorance, racism and hatred. May God guide us all and help us to walk together in the path of truth, peace and justice.

Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi

The founding imam of the Islamic House of Wisdom