Weekly Announcements

05/06/16: Imam Elahi's Words on America's National Day of Prayer!

Youth of Wisdom Invites all to stop by for a " Ramadan 101 Brunch"!
Sunday, May 15th at 12:00pm!
Following a short presentation that will cover all of the elements of Fasting & Highlights of Ramadan, participants will have an opportunity to have all of their questions answered!
Spread the word to the youth, families and all interested in learning in depth about the blessed month of Ramadan that is FAST approaching!
Please, Inbox us over a message to let us know you're coming!


National Day of Prayer with Honorable City Religious & Political Leaders!
It was truly a pleasure to spend time with Dearborn Area interfaith clergy, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell, Mayor O'Reilly of Dearborn, Police Chief Donald Haddad, Judge Mark Somers and some members of the community to pray together like a family.

Rev. Fran, Rev. Colleen, Rev. John, Hajja Lila and many others shared beautiful prayers.


We have Imam Elahi's closing prayer to share with you! 

" In the Name of God the Compassionate the Merciful.

Thank You God for guiding us to this gathering.

Please make every day of our nation, a day of prayer, a day of unity, a day of peace and a day of justice and generosity.

Bless our hearts with love and humility, our minds with vision and wisdom, our actions with courage and compassion, so we can travel this life journey under the light of Your love and Your Divine direction.

Lead us O Lord on the road of responsibility, so we can continue to raise our voice against the evil of ignorance, the sickness of extremism, the sin of segregation and racism, the hell of hypocrisy, warmongering and destruction, the insanity of oppression and occupation and the devil of deception and division.

Bless our nation with the gift of health, happiness and prosperity and free us from any mental, moral, social and physical harms and diseases.

Help this nation's political leaders to be ambassadors of peace, rationality, rule of law and care for this country and the rest of humanity.

O Lord bless our city and state and keep us all together, as one family during all times of sadness and happiness, tests and trials, tragedies and triumphs. Ameen! "
- Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi, May 5, 2016

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Youth of Wisdom Invites all to stop by for a " Ramadan 101 Brunch"!
Sunday, May 15th at 12:00pm!
Following a short presentation that will cover all of the elements of Fasting & Highlights of Ramadan, participants will have an opportunity to have all of their questions answered!
Spread the word to the youth, families and all interested in learning in depth about the blessed month of Ramadan that is FAST approaching!
Please, Inbox us over a message to let us know you're coming!

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Youth of Wisdom Invites all to stop by for a " Ramadan 101 Brunch"!
Sunday, May 15th at 12:00pm!
Following a short presentation that will cover all of the elements of Fasting & Highlights of Ramadan, participants will have an opportunity to have all of their questions answered!
Spread the word to the youth, families and all interested in learning in depth about the blessed month of Ramadan that is FAST approaching!
Please, Inbox us over a message to let us know you're coming!

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04/28/16: God Loves the Beneficent- Charity: An Excellent Element of Blessing & Building a Beloved Community!

Join us for Friday Prayer at 1:30pm!

Spring Fundraising Dinner Keynote Speaker- Dr. John Andrew Morrow:                                      

Morrow is a professor, author, and research scholar. He has authored a large number of books and articles on a wide variety of topics, including: the Prophet Muhammad, Wallace Fard Muhammad, Malcolm X, Shi'ism, Sufism, Islamism, Aljamiado literature, the history of Shi'ism in North Africa and al-Andalus, the Arabic-Islamic influence on Spanish literature, the medicine of the Prophet and the Imams, as well as Arabic sociolinguistics. He is best known for his critically acclaimed study on "The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World." A social critic and activist, An outspoken opponent of social, political, economic, and environmental injustice, he stands side by side with the oppressed in their struggle against oppression. 

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Imam Elahi's latest talk on TV-                                                                                                    

Imam calls for the White House to declassify the 9/11 secret documents (28 pages) revealing the Saudi Royal Family's involvement in that terrorist attack! 
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Town Hall Meeting- This Thursday, May 5th at 6pm!

In a critical conversation reflecting on some social crises including depression, drugs, stress, mental suffering and suicide, a group of community activists met at IHW and fixed the date to start a journey of community awareness and assistance!

The May 5th Town Hall Meeting will be about building bridges' of hope, healing and harmony. It's a call for "Coping with Life". It's about listening to all and especially toour youth and learning from experiences, struggles and expectations of one another.
This will be a conference of coordination and cooperation!

Remember: If you want to walk fast, walk alone, but if you want to walk far, walk together!
  We heard that Hype is also planning similar outreach; we will welcome and work with those brothers and sisters as well. Islamic House of Wisdom likes to be a spiritual hospital, a place of peace and healing for every soul.

We like the youth, parents, high school, college and university students to know about this, how can you help?

May the Light of our Loving Lord navigate our efforts on the right direction and protect our people from any harm and evil. Ameen!

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Congratulations to all lovers, followers and supporters of imam Ali (as) on the birthday of this beautiful and blessing baby of Baitallah!

On such a night, the center of God's sanctuary in Mecca honored all with a new guest called Ali bin Abitalib!
 

Imam Elahi addressed a huge gathering in Chicago's Baitul-Ilm center followed by a meeting with some of Chicago's Shia Muslim seminary students under Imam Faezi and his assistants, Sayyed Solaiman and Shaikh Rizwan!
 

The students were interested to learn from imam Elahi's inter and intra-faith experiences in America!
Although their classes start at 6:00 in the morning, they were passionately listening to our conversation!
If ever in the area of Chicago, make sure to visit this beautiful mosque led by a humble and dynamic leadership of imam Faezi and the amazingly faithful, generous and creative congregation!

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Imam Elahi thanked Attorney Fatina Abdrabboh- director of ADC, Michigan for her leadership, dedication and great work for justice and equality. The imam congratulated Fatina & ADC-Michigan for the great success of 17th MLK scholarship banquet!

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04/15/16: Events this Week at the IHW!

Join us for Friday Prayer at 1:30pm! 

O you who have faith! When the call is made for prayer on Friday, hurry toward the remembrance of Allah, and leave all business. That is better for you, should you know! [62:9]

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                                                 Meeting of Compassion and Consciousness at IHW                                                          

Following Wednesday night's meeting, a Town Hall gathering to address Drugs, Depression and Suicide will be held at the Islamic House of Wisdom Soon!

A good number of imams, university professors, psychologists, medical doctors, city officials and community activists answered Imam Elahi's call for an urgent meeting to organize an educational Town Hall Meeting addressing the struggles and suffering of our youth.

The participants enriched the discussion with their wealth of information, expertise, experiences, suggestions and preparation to do all it takes to be part of a support system and awakening movement in the community.

The participants focused on mental issues, depression, prescribed drugs issues, the suicide tsunami and related social,moral and spiritual threats.

The group emphasized on the importance of participation of the community's youth in this new movement! 

The participants fixed Monday, April 25th at 6 pm to meet again to finalize some details of the Town Hall meeting.

During The Town Hall, a candlelight vigil for the recent victims of depression and mental health problems will be held!

Please take advantage of this momentum and help us with your ideas, time and talent!Promise and perform please! It's about commitment and action, not claim!

We are so grateful to all, especially the heartbroken family of Nader Mohammad Hage who shared the painful experience of their son death with IHW guests!

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Imam Elahi, Imam Mustafa Al-Turk, Osama Seblini and Rashida Taleb, talking on the Election and the Muslim Perspective.

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Christian delegation from Arizona attended the Friday prayer at IHW-

This is one of the blessings to receive even the non-Muslims who are thirsty of truth to attend the Friday prayers.

Last Friday, a group of sincere sisters and brothers from an Arizona church attended IHW's Friday prayer and sermons. Following the prayer they joined the imam Elahi in his office for more than an hour of conversation, questions and answers. The guests were extremely impressed with the mosque humble and heartfelt welcoming and hospitality.

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Last Weekend: A memorial Service was held in honor of Imam Al-Sadr & Bint Al-Huda.  

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Last Friday after the prayer, imam Elahi had some preliminary discussions on the community town hall with some people including Dr. Halim Naeem (the organizer of Muslim Mental Health Issues for the last 8 years) and hajj Mohammad Turfe- the founder of Bint Jbeil Cultural Center.

Those of you who are interested to be part of this educational community call, please join us for the next organizational meeting! Time for action! Let's be part of the solution!

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Last Wednesday's Meeting of West Detroit's Civic Association

The group held their annual meeting at the Islamic House of Wisdom to discuss ways to improve the West Detroit neighborhoods. Representatives of the association, some elected officials and representatives of the police department participated in the meeting. The group chose to meet at the Islamic House of Wisdom because of its safe, accessible and open atmosphere. We admire the willingness and initiatives taken by the civic association to improve our neighboring communities. 

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We would like to congratulate Ghandi Cheaito and Elda Rodriguez on their marriage performed by Imam Elahi at the IHW!

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Imam Elahi performed the marriage between Banafsheh Motazedi and Sawsan Bokanizad!
Congratulations to both families on the unity of marriage!

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04/07/16: IHW Unity Dinner: Walking on the Path of Peace Through Communication, Commitment & Cooperation!

Join us for Friday Prayer with Imam Elahi at 1:30pm.

IHW Unity Dinner: Walking on the Path of Peace Through Communication, Commitment & Cooperation!" 

Last Week's English Sermon: "Birth of Fatimah: Birth of Beauty, Blessing and Faith"

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An Interfaith Visitation Turned to An Important Peace Conference!

Tuesday, April 5th- The religious leader of Southeastern Michigan of 1.3 million Catholics visited the Islamic House of Wisdom.

The church delegation and almost 100 interfaith and community leaders and activists were welcomed by Imam Elahi and the chairman of IHW board of Directors, Dr. Hassan Saab.

Archbishop Allen Vigneron, the spiritual leader of Christian Catholic community of Southeastern Michigan thanked imam Elahi for this unity lunch and his courageous outreach against extremism and terrorism.

The Archbishop expressed his happiness of these good relations and emphasized on how the power of faith can strengthen our cooperation in making peace and justice.

Rabbi Dorit Edut spoke about working together to end hatred in this world, especially Islamophobia by following the example of Pope Francis.

Dr. Robert Bruttell the chairman of Interfaith Leadership Council spoke about the Council outreach to the media and the beauty of cooperation in this area. He concluded that Southeastern Michigan excellent interaction can be an example for the world.

Other speakers included Daniel Paletko-the Mayor of Dearborn Heights, Dan Haddad- the Chief police of Dearborn, Hajja Nawal Hamadah- the founder of Star International Academy, Dr. Tallal Turfe- the author of many books on Islam, Hajja Rehab Amer, Dr. Michael Ross, Brian A. Stone, and many more. 

Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi who hosted the Unity Lunch and communication addressed the guests and gave them an orientation on the position of main stream Islam over the religious and political extremism, the disease of Islamophobia, the crimes of isis, Al-Qaeda and other terror groups against Islam, Muslims, Christians and many other people in the Middle East and the World.

Imam Elahi admired the Archbishop's leadership and also his appreciation for the global leadership of Pope Francis. He said he was extremely impressed with the Pope conversation with president Obama in the White House and president Rouhani in Vatican. The Pope's passion and humility in washing the feet of Muslim refugees added to his admiration for the Pope's personality.

Imam Elahi spoke about the faith in Jesus not only in the Quran and sayings of prophet Mohammad but also the Islamic mystical literatures, metaphor and analogy, specially the Persian poetry of Hafez, Rumy, and the Arabic poetry of Ibn Fares.

Imam Elahi explained the miraculous birth of Jesus based on the Quranic verses. In particular the imam talked about the terms like "Word of God" and "Spirit of God" used for Jesus in the Quran.

Imam stated that Mary, the mother of Jesus is the only female admired by her name in the Quran, not once but 34 times, much more even than the Bible itself.

By pointing to some Quranic verses related to miraculous of Jesus including cases of giving vision to the blind, healing to the sick, life to the dead, imam condemned those Christians who claim Jesus but prefer a life of blindness, hatred, harassment, warmongering, anger and arrogance.

Imam emphasized that the best way to make peace is to join dialogue, engagement and cooperation.

We must stand united against not only the evil of terrorism, but other social and global problems that may also contribute to the cancer of terrorism and violence such as ignorance, injustice, racism, poverty, prejudice, defending the dictators, intolerance and exclusion.

Imam Elahi mentioned a letter of death threat that he received from the KKK and said since we don't have a Muslim shrine in America he is more than glad to get that honor and be remembered as martyr for justice, education and compassion.

Each and every participant showed joy and appreciation for the opportunity and thanked Islamic House of Wisdom for this initiative.

Watch: Fox 2 Detroit ---------

"Unity within Our Communities: Archbishop Visits the IHW" 

 Also Read

"Catholic Archbishop Vigneron pays visit to Dearborn Heights mosque" 

by Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press

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Last Weekend- The Islamic House of Wisdom held a family celebration to honor the birth of Sayeda Fatima (as)- the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Br. Younus Makki performed nasheed recitations, Imam Elahi touched on the life of Sayeda Fatima (as) and families enjoyed in some activities together following the program. Stay tuned for the next occasion to be announced soon! 

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Last Weekend-

A 40th Commemoration Servicewas held in memory of the late, Haidar Kamel El-Cheik Ali. 

El-Cheik Ali, Makki and Baydoun families and friends came together in his remembrance. 

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Also Last Weekend- 

An Isbouh Memorial Service was held in Memory of the late, AlHajj Hussein Kareem Hassan (Abu Ali).

Family and friends came together in his remembrance.
Please recite al-Fatiha on his soul and for all who have passed before us.

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Support Our Programs, Activities & Services!  

   To build upon and add to the services, outreach and care to those in need, we at the Islamic House of Wisdom encourage all to please pledge your support! 
Don't forget- all donations are tax-deductible!

 

03/31/16: Birth of Fatimah: Birth of Beauty, Blessing, Heavenly Light, Spirituality & Faith

Join us for Friday Prayer with Imam Elahi at 1:30pm

This week's theme: "Birth of Fatimah: Birth of Beauty, Blessing, Heavenly Light, Spirituality and Faith"

Islamophobia Indicates the Evil of Ignorance, Prejudices and Fear-mongering!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        O you who have faith! When the call is made for prayer on Friday, hurry toward the remembrance of Allah, and leave all business. That is better for you, should you know! [62:9]

Last Week's English Sermon: "American Radicalization- As Dangerous as Religious Radicalization, Family the First School of Moderation" 

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Last Night- 
Imam Elahi on Fox News

On Fox News last night, both Sean Hannity and Pastor Jeffress stood against Imam Elahi! 
Fox News didn't put that segment online yet some of those who saw the show live sent us some comments.

The comments received show that no matter how biased the show is, there are still many listeners who receive the truth despite the (misleading) intention of the show. This is why imam accepted this kind of interview as a rewarding jihad to relay the beauty of Islam and to reject the misinformation being spread from the table of Islamophobes. Islam is not evil, Islam is peace.
Ignorance, injustice, racism and prejudice are evil.

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Lebanese Physicians Association Host Blood Drive at the IHW

Thank you to the Lebanese Physicians Association , Message of Hope and Islamic House of Wisdom for your inspiring blood donation initiative. Hamdellah your work was a great success. You showed with your action that our faith is about kindness and compassion. Volunteers were there till the last minute. If the medical team could stay longer, there was not a shortage of those who cared for the suffering in the hospitals in Michigan.

Islamic House of Wisdom is not just a place for prayer, it's a community center working non-stop for outreach, education, extending helping hands to answer any call for the sake of service, love and unity.

Look at IHW as your house of hope at all happy, sad, depressive or delighting times. 

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Exposing the Saudi Sources of Hate and Violence Preaching!

Last Thursday Night- Fox News aired only half of the interview. Imam Elahi had explained how Muslims are targeted both by isis and other Takfiri terrorists on one side and the KKK mentality and psychological war on the other side!

If Saudis were punished for beheading of sheikh Nimr, They couldn't arrest Sheikh Hussein Razi. Time to end hypocrisy and speak up!

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Fatimiya Play

  Congratulations to "Journey To Hussain" for their performance of a Fatimiya Play that was held at the IHW last Friday evening. The group put a lot of effort and preparation into the informational performance. We wish the group the best in all of their outreach and educational activities!    

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Did you Know?! 
EVERY Friday at the Islamic House of Wisdom- Boxes of food are packed and handed out for those who are in need? If you know of a family in need or even if your own family is struggling and could use some extra food items - we encourage you to stop by or take a moment to share this message in case any one else could be of benefit from this humble service. 
Weekly, the food is available from 10:30-12:00pm- first come basis until all boxes are handed out. Nothing is required, no proof of income, just a sincere intention to help someone, even help yourself or family in need

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Support Our Programs, Activities & Services!  

   To build upon and add to the services, outreach and care to those in need, we at the Islamic House of Wisdom encourage all to please pledge your support! 
Don't forget- all donations are tax-deductible!

 

3/25/2016: American Radicalization- As Dangerous as Religious Radicalization! Family the First School of Moderation!

Join us for Friday Prayer with Imam Elahi at 1:30pm

"American Radicalization-  As Dangerous as Religious Radicalization! Family the First School of Moderation!"

Sayyeda Fatimah (as) and a Life with 10 Best Choices! 

Starting this Friday, Imam Elahi will begin a series of sermons related to the character of the First Lady of Ahlul-Bayt (as). It's about 10 characteristics that may make our life a Fatimiyah life!  

She was the First Lady without living in a palace or wearing spectacular fashionable clothes. Fatimah's success was due to her extraordinary ability to make the best ten choices in her life! 

O you who have faith! When the call is made for prayer on Friday, hurry toward the remembrance of Allah, and leave all business. That is better for you, should you know! [62:9]

Last Week's English Sermon- "Spring- Awakening, Interaction, Appreciation & Faithful Action"

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It was a pleasure to welcome Sayyeda Robab Al-Sadr and Sayyed Najat Charafoddin and Mrs. Saleh to our office right after the Friday prayer. We had an interesting discussion on the projects and programs of Sadr Foundation in Lebanon and some other Gulf states. Its a blessing to see the legacy of Imam Musa Sadr is growing more than any other time under the leadership of Imam Sadr's sister, Al-Sayyeda Robab. Its an honor the see Muslim women at such a leadership level.

Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi briefed Sayyeda Robab about IHW services and situation of the Muslim community. In particular the concerning conditions of the youth and urgent need to save them from physical, spiritual and intellectual threats. The significant role of IHW in bringing interfaith awareness and increasing their support for the Muslim community and continuity of this commitment were emphasized .

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Pictures taken at the United Methodist Church in Birmingham with the presence of Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi, Sheikh Hassan Habhab and Sheikh Mahmood Alkhuzaei in addition to some of the christian leaders related to the interfaith interest of the church. The meeting turned out to be a great discussion covering a large range of religious issues. 

Imam Elahi took his time to answer many questions from the participants while encouraging the concept of interfaith meetings that would be helpful towards building bridges of dialogue and understanding.

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The memorial service for the late, Nader Hajj Ahmad was held at the Islamic House of Wisdom last Sunday!

There were beautiful messages from religious leaders, the late Nader's parents, hajj Mohammad Haj Ahmad and The Attorney Jamileh Shdid, also Nader's brother, sister and many friends and relatives.

Imam Elahi spoke about vulnerability of the youth toward the social and moral crisis. He shared some information based on the recent studies on problems such as mental disorder, depression, drugs and suicide and asked the community members to take action.
 
 The imam encouraged Nader's family to play a leadership role and help arranging a Town Hall Meeting based on their heartbreaking experience to form a support system for saving the souls of our community's youth from destruction.

Imam Elahi offered Islamic House of Wisdom availability and support for any Town Hall Meetings, conferences and gathering that may help protecting the young generation from physical, spiritual and mental diseases.

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Celebrating the Beginning of Spring!

The first day of Spring marks the New Year and a national holiday in some countries in the Middle East and Asia.

President Obama sent a message to the Iranian people and wished them a happy NewYear.

The Razavi School coordinated acelebration followed with a dinner at IHW.  

Imam Elahi reflected on the spiritual aspect of this historical New Year and concluded by emphasizing on important of time management as the resolution for this new season. Time for prayer, time for work, time for family and friendsand time for rest and joy!

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Support Our Programs, Activities & Services!  

   To build upon and add to the services, outreach and care to those in need, we at the Islamic House of Wisdom encourage all to please pledge your support! 
Don't forget- all donations are tax-deductible!

 

3/18/2016: Spring Struggle: Turning This Natural Transition Into a Spiritual Transformation through Awakening, Interaction, Appreciation, and Faithful Actions!

Join us for Friday Prayer with Imam Elahi at 1:30pm...
NOTE: Time change!  

Spring Struggle: Turning This Natural Transition Into a Spiritual Transformation through Awakening, Interaction, Appreciation, and Faithful Actions!

O you who have faith! When the call is made for prayer on Friday, hurry toward the remembrance of Allah, and leave all business. That is better for you, should you know! [62:9]

Last Week's English Sermon- "Islam is About- Faith, Truth, Love, Beauty & Balance"

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The 8th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference began today and will run through Sunday at the Dearborn Inn Hotel.

Dr. Halim Naeem, the organizer of the conference presenting the conference certificate of support and participation to Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi.

The conference guests will visit Islamic House of Wisdom this Sunday at 12pm.

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Imam Elahi performing the marriage between Mohamed Bazzi and Siran Mahanna.

Imam advised the couple to follow the family teachings of Sayeda Fatimah in their life. A life of faith, love, respect, simplicity, honesty and hard work.

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"...To Allah we Belong and to Him we Shall Return"

In Memory of The Late Nader Hage Ahmad 

Father: Hage Mohamad  Mother: Jamilie Chedid
Sister: Julia Brother: Rami
Uncles: Mahdi - Hage Ahmad - Ali - Mohamad
Aunts: Abla Ali Hajj Ahmad's wife-Rose Talal Osayran's wife - Amal Hage Hassan Hage Amed's wife-Alice Abdelmonem Hamood's wife & Rima Fadi Saad's Wife - Elaine Husseinn AlHajj Hassan's wife

Commemoration Service (Isbouh): This Sunday- 
March 20, 2016 at 12:00pm
 

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Last Weekend- A Memorial Service was held at the IHW to honor the Soul's of the late-  Hajj Khalil Hussein, Mohammad Ahmad, Hajj Abdallah Hussein, Hajj Mostafa Hussein & Hajja Sikna Hussein.  Please recite Surah al-Fatiha. 

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Support Our Programs, Activities & Services!  

   To build upon and add to the services, outreach and care to those in need, we at the Islamic House of Wisdom encourage all to please pledge your support! 
Don't forget- all donations are tax-deductible!

3/10/2016: Islam is About: Faith, Truth, Love, Beauty & Balance! Hate, Evil and Ugliness have no place in the Religion of Mercy!

Friday Prayer with Imam Elahi at 12:30pm

"Islam is About: Faith, Truth, Love, Beauty & Balance! Hate, Evil and Ugliness have no place in the Religion of Mercy!"

The sermons will also cover a response to the latest Donald Trump extremely unfair, irresponsible and outrageous Islamophobic attack. 

Islam doesn't hate people, it hates terrorism and oppression!

O you who have faith! When the call is made for prayer on Friday, hurry toward the remembrance of Allah, and leave all business. That is better for you, should you know! [62:9]

Last Week's English Sermon by Imam Elahi: "Fatimah (as): Lady of Light, Gate of God's Grace & Legacy of Love"

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Today- Imam Elahi interviewed by BBC World in Washington, D.C. 

Highlighting mainly imam's experience of America and the situation of the Muslim community in the US.

We will let you know the date of its airing!

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 Spiritual Identity of the Youth  

The tragic death of a young member of our community, marhoom Hassan Alhaj Ahmad was a time to focus on spiritual identity of our youth. Hassan's honorable family with a number of religious speakers gathered at IHW and while addressing a large gathering of community members, Imam Elahi took time to reflect on the youth issues. Hassan was a young man with a beautiful vision for his future, but in an unfortunate car accident, he left this world.  

Reflecting on the present struggles of our youth in theMuslim community, Imam Elahi emphasized on the importance of good education, engagement, hard work, outreach and learning from the experience of the elderly, blessed with spiritual identity, strong faith, Prayer, patience and humbleness 

Living in America and having all these educational opportunities leave no excuse for our youth to ignore education and God forbid get close to drugs, alcohol and other evil addictions.

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Students from Ohio State University Visited the Islamic House of Wisdom

Sheikh Hassan Habhab led the students through a discussion where they had an opportunity to have all of their questions related to Islam answered.  As always, it was a pleasure to engage in dialogue in hope of building bridges of understanding and unity. 


The Islamic House of Wisdom regularly hosts interfaith and university groups seeking to better understand Islam. If you would like to have a tour of the mosque or would like to set up a meeting to discuss anything related to Islam as a group or individually- feel free to call the Islamic House of Wisdom to arrange details for a meeting! (313) 359-1221

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Fatimiya Program held at the Islamic House of Wisdom

Last Friday & Saturday- the Islamic House of Wisdom in collaboration with the Mainstay Foundation hosted a two-night Fatimiya Program featuring guest speakers: Sayyid H. Bahr AlAloom, Br. Jalal Moughania and Hajj Abatha Al-Halwachi. The program was well received and appreciated by many. 

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3/3/2016: Fatimah, The Daughter of the Prophet (pbuh): A Lady of Light, A Gate of God's Grace, A Legacy of Love, Compassion and Beauty!

Friday Prayer with Imam Elahi at 12:30pm...

this week's theme-
"Fatimah, The Daughter of the Prophet (pbuh): A Lady of Light, A Gate of God's Grace, A Legacy of Love, Compassion and Beauty! "


O you who have faith! When the call is made for prayer on Friday, hurry toward the remembrance of Allah, and leave all business. That is better for you, should you know! [62:9]

English Sermon of last week by Imam Elahi- "Ideal Quranic Society & Islamic Community"  ______________________________________________________________________________

In the Name of God, The Beneficent, The Merciful...
 

Join us at the ISLAMIC HOUSE OF WISDOM
 

FATIMIYAH 
PROGRAM

TOMORROW, 

Friday & Saturday

 (March 4th & 5th) at 7:00pm!


Guest Speakers: 

  Hajj Abatha Al-Halwachi 

 Sayyid H. Bahr AlAloom

 & Br. Jalal Moughania

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Interfaith Dialogue at the IHW:  Various Subjects related to Islam Highlighted & Questions Answered!  

A Great Atmosphere of Sharing Information, Education & Celebration of Better Understanding Among the People of Diversity!    

   Islamophobia, the real meaning of Sharia law, extremism, culture, racism, Takfiri theology, Islam and people of the Books, the question of justice and human dignity, the true meaning of dialogue, sharing personal stories, existence of diversity in Islam and other Abrahamic traditions were among the subjects discussed and answered by Imam Elahi.

Everyone who wanted to talk had a chance to express their ideas. We hope that one day, these local conversations turn into national platforms in our country. 

The freedom is a gift and we must use it in the most sincere and responsible way!

We were touched by so many personal and kind words of appreciation from our passionate guests. We will let you know of our next gathering!

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Amir Hekmati Attending IHW Friday Prayer Expressing Appreciation for His Freedom!
Shared by Imam Elahi- Read Online HERE

Mr. Hekmati stopped in our office after the prayer to thank the Islamic House of Wisdom and the Council of Imams for their contributions and communications with the leaders of Islamic Republic for his freedom.

Amir told me that after I visited him in Evin prison in Tehran, the attitude of people in charge of the facility towards him changed. They were surprised to see the imam of IHW spent time in Tehran to make that visit possible and had an hour of face to face private meeting with Mr. Hekmati.

I congratulated Amir for returning to his family safe and asked him to use his experience in a positive way and try to inspire better bridges rather than walls between USA and Iran. That would be a great service to both nations. Enough of warmongering and tension, we need peace, understanding and cooperation.

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Gathering of fatiha and Arba'een remembrance for the Soul of the late, Ali Ahmad Baydoun held at the Islamic House of Wisdom. Imam Elahi expressed his condolences to the Baydoun and related families.

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2/25/2016: Characteristics & Qualifications of an Ideal Quranic Society?!

Join us for Friday Prayer at 12:30pm-

this week's theme by Imam Elahi: 

"What Are the Major Characteristics and Qualifications of an Islamic Community?

What are the differences between an ideal Quranic society and the Islamic societies in the real world today? 
What is the meaning and role of family in building an ideal community? 


O you who have faith! When the call is made for prayer on Friday, hurry toward the remembrance of Allah, and leave all business. That is better for you, should you know! [62:9]

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Imam Elahi speaks at St. Bonaventure Franciscan Church!

It was a great pleasure to address a large crowd of Christian brothers and sisters in Bonaventure Center in Detroit last Sunday.

Shaikh Hassan Habhab, Br. Arif Huskic an interfaith activist in Michigan and some other friends joined Imam Elahi in this beautiful event.

Imam Elahi was impressed with the passion, courtesy and hospitality of that faithful congregation. They were thirsty of knowledge about Islam. 

The lecture and Q&A lasted for almost an hour and half and the audience was still interested to ask and know more!

Subjects touched on were the concept of prayer, fasting, pilgrimage to the meaning of Sharia law, jihad, justice, The Holy Quran, the diversity in Islam, the cooperation between Muslims and Christians, the position of isis, Saudi among the Muslims and so on!

If it was not for a busy schedule that Imam had to leave, the discussion could've lasted longer!
Let's continue talking about these issues and others, when we host our own interfaith partners this Saturday 6:30 pm at Islamic House of Wisdom.

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Congratulations to hajja Saeedeh Elahi, Karimi

Despite of being a wife, mother and with household responsibilities Saeedeh succeeded in continuity of her education and gaining her Master as a Nurse Practitioner. 

Last weekend, she invited some families and friends and served all a delicious dinner prepared by herself and her mom.

Congratulations to her and her honorable husband, hajj Mohammad Karimi and their kids, Ehsan and Erfan. 
Wish her and all the youth in our community the best in their education and serving our community and country.

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This Saturday, Feb. 27th- 6:30pm!   Open Q&A about Islam, Please Join us!


Welcome to our second open Q&A for the public at the Islamic House of Wisdom! 
This is an open to the public invitation to come and sit and have friendly dialogue about any questions or concerns you may have with the faith of Islam, Islamic culture, or current events.

Beginning with discussion and closing with a light dinner!

The first open Q&A went really well and we literally ran out of time during the dialogue so we're creating a couple of changes to open the floor.

As before - the goal is dialogue, let's talk!  This will not be a religious lecture or a debate, it is instead a grass roots community meeting to build bridges and get to know one another. We hope to see you there!

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Upcoming Fatimiyah Program

at the Islamic House of Wisdom

Friday (March 4th)  

& Saturday (March 5th) 
at 7:30pm! 
 

With Guest Speakers- 

Hajj Abathar Al-Halwachi - Sayyid H Bahr Al-Aloom - Br. Jalal Moughania

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Imam Elahi performed the Islamic marriage of Br. Adil Al-Maliky and Sr. Britney Gibbs. We pray for a blessed and fruitful life together! 
Congratulations! 

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You can make the difference by becoming a member of the Islamic House of Wisdom, and continue the good by inviting your friends and family to become members as well.  

Muslim communities and Islamic organizations in the United States can only grow stronger by individuals supporting one another. It is with your support that Islamic House of Wisdom has been serving for more than 20 years!

Make Islamic House of Wisdom your partner in helping create a better tomorrow.

To build upon and addto the services, outreach and care to those in need,

Help us make 2016 the best year ever by making a generous donation now! 

As always, we are thankful for your generosity and continued support!

2/19/2016: The Quran & Some Major Characteristics of our Creator: Just, Generous, Loving, Peaceful, Kind, Companionate, Forgiving & Beautiful!

Join us for Friday Prayer at 12:30pm-

this week's theme by Imam Elahi: 

"The Quran & Some Major Characteristics of our Creator: Just, Generous, Loving, Peaceful, Kind, Compassionate, Forgiving & Beautiful!"

Shall those who claim that their God is different from the God of Islam still tell us if they believe in a God with different characteristics?

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Samahat Al-Sayyed Ali Al-Qadhi, the grandson of the late Marja, Sayyed Muhsen Al-Hakim Visted the IHW

Sayyed Ali Al-Qadhi is a teacher in Najaf seminary, affiliated with the office of Ayatollah Sayyed Saeed Al-Hakim.

We had an hour long conversation about the situation of Muslims in America and the Middle East.

The Sayyed carried the salaams and prayers of Ayatollah Sayyed Saeed Al-Hakim to our community. The main point of Ayatollah message for the Shia Muslims in America was to take the advantage of this exceptional opportunity and share the logic of Ahlol-bait of the prophet (pbuh). The world is gradually realizing that the path of the prophet and his family, is path of peace, justice and compassion. 
The world is about to discover that the Shia Muslims are of the main victims of terrorism of isis, Al-qaeda and other terrorists in the Middle East. This would help us to have a constructive conversation among our community and also our country.

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Shahid Shaikh Nimr Baqir Nimr's Arbaeen was commemorated at IHW. 
Mohammad Nimr, the son of the late shaikh addressed the crowd!

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University Students Visited IHW Yesterday! 

A large Group of high school and college students from around the country visited IHW in order to learn about the religion of Islam and the history of the growing Islamic community in US.

 Yesterday, We started the meeting with an informative presentation about culture and religion explaining the Quraanic verse : يا أيها الناس إنا خلقناكم من ذكرٍ وأنثى وجعلناكم شعوباً وقبائل لتعارفوا إنّ أكرمكم عند الله أتقاكم- A Divine call to mankind reminding the origin of all ppl of the world that are related to one pair male female, this would tell us that islam looks at both genders in the same position and respect and no one is better then the other in this life expect with his or her qualifications and closeness to the Almighty God and fearing him and surrendering to his order and command .

The Scene was open for questions and answers on topics including terrorism, imam Al-Mahdi concept, our belief in Jesus Christ (pbuh), believing in the day of judgment and the islamic order and concept of Hijab.  

Plus there was a talk about the history of this community and the great work and the service that the centers are conducting especially the Islamic House of Wisdom that was founded 20 years ago under the leadership of Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi with the support of our generous community!

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Blessing of the marriage between
 Dr Ali & Melva Cheaito!

Imam Elahi performed the ceremony and spoke about faith, family values and the heavenly covenant of Marriage!

Imam prayed for Dr Ali and Melva, wishing them a happy and healthy family life, blessed with righteous children!

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WE'RE DOING IT AGAIN!!! 

Join us next Saturday, Feb. 27th at 6:30pm!  Open Q&A! 

Welcome to our second open Q&A for the public at the Islamic House of Wisdom! As with the first event, this is an open to the public invitation to come and sit and have friendly dialogue about any questions or concerns you may have with the faith of Islam, Islamic culture, or current events.
 

The first open Q&A went really well and we literally ran out of time during the dialogue so we're creating a couple of changes to open the floor.

First we'll meet in the dining hall for a half hour of tea and sweets at 6:30PM, and at 7PM sharp we will begin our Q&A in the main room. Steven Urenda will be on hand as your facilitator and to make sure that that microphone gets passed around evenly and we will close the discussion with Imam Elahi providing answers around 8:15 or so. Upon closing everyone is invited back to the dining room to enjoy some wonderful soups and salad and to get to know one another casually.

As before - the goal is dialogue, let's talk!  This will not be a religious lecture or a debate, it is instead a grass roots community meeting to build bridges and get to know one another. We hope to see you there!

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You can make the difference by becoming a member of the Islamic House of Wisdom, and continue the good by inviting your friends and family to become members as well.  

Muslim communities and Islamic organizations in the United States can only grow stronger by individuals supporting one another. It is with your support that Islamic House of Wisdom has been serving for more than 20 years!

Make Islamic House of Wisdom your partner in helping create a better tomorrow.

 To build upon and addto the services, outreach and care to those in need,

Help us make 2016 the best year ever by making a generous donation now! 

As always, we are thankful for your generosity and continued support!

 

2/4/2016: President Mosque Visitation: Right Message, Right Time! Islamophobic Hatred Violates the Order of "You Shall Love Your Neighbor as Yourself!

Friday Prayer, Tomorrow at 12:30pm-

this week's theme by Imam Elahi:  

President Mosque Visitation: Right Message, Right Time! Islamophobic Hatred Violates the Order of "You Shall Love Your Neighbor as Yourself!"

Last Week's English Sermon- The Real Meaning of Jihad and Peace in Islam! See video to the right!

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Please join us this Saturday- 

On January 02, 2016, Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, a man who stood for equality, justice, and freedom, was executed in Saudi Arabia for speaking out against oppression, injustice, and terrorism. 

Everyone is asked to please join together this Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7PM at the Islamic House of Wisdom to observe a moment of silence and participate in a candlelight vigil/majlis to commemorate the Arbaeen (40th) day of his execution.

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Imam Elahi's talk with National Public Radio about the President's Mosque Visitation and his stance against Extremism. 
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Mohammad Nimr, the son of Shahid Nimr Baqer Nimr visited Islamic House of Wisdom

Last Friday, Imam Elahi welcomed to our office Br. Mohammad Nimr, the son of martyr Shaikh Nimr Baqer Nimr. It happened at the time that Shaikh Mohammad Sarwar, the famous translator of the Quran from Arabic to English and Dr. Halim Naim- the organizer of the Annual conference of mental health issues who had joined our Friday prayer was visiting.

In Mohammad's face, eyes, character

and communication I saw the legacy of his father. Mohammad lost his mom right after his father was shot and arrested. He told us that in the last 4 years, his father was held in a small prison cell with no access to sunlight. He had no access to right treatment and medicine even after he was shot by Saudi police. He never had any fair court hearing or any human rights consideration. 
More than one month after beheading of sheikh Nimir, the Saudi regime still has not given his body back, nor let the family know where he has been buried. 

To hear the story of the criminal killing of sheikh Nimir from the words of his son, please join us this Saturday at 7pm- located at the Islamic House of Wisdom. 

The service will follow with a light dinner on the soul of Shahid Shaikh Nimr!

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An Exciting Night of Solidarity and Support By Friends of Flint!

Sad to see the suffering of Flint's residents but happy to see all of the sincere scenes of solidarity.

Thank you Senator David Knezek for your leadership.

Thank you all of our representatives and officials from all of our neighboring cites for showing such an exciting and energizing night of support and solidarity for the residents of Flint.

$14,000 in addition to hundreds of thousands of bottles of water were collected tonight to be shipped to Flint right away. 
Senator David appreciated the Muslim community for being the first groups who stood for the people of Flint and acted right from the beginning of this disaster. 

Islamic House of Wisdom and Who is Hussein were among many other organizations and volunteers in the community to collect and sending supply to Flint since the beginning of this water crisis. 
As we continue to pray for Flint, we should continue to extend our hands of love and assistance to our fellow citizens in Flint. Obviously our struggle doesn't end in Flint, we are facing so many other peoples locally and internationally who live under fear, pain and frustration and in bad need of healing and help. May God guide and save us all.

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You can make the difference by becoming a member of the Islamic House of Wisdom, and continue the good by inviting your friends and family to become members as well. Let each one reach one! Registering is easy, just click HERE: 

Muslim communities and Islamic organizations in the United States can only grow stronger by individuals supporting one another. It is with your support that Islamic House of Wisdom has been serving for more than 20 years!

Make Islamic House of Wisdom your partner in helping create a better tomorrow.

 To build upon and add to the services, outreach and care to those in need,

Help us make 2016 the best year ever by making a generous donation now! 

As always, we are thankful for your generosity and continued support!

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1/28/2016: Ayatollah Sistani's Message to the Young Generation: Faith, Family, Ethics, Education, Acts of Kindness and Sense of Responsibility

Friday Prayer, Tomorrow at 12:30pm-

this week's theme by Imam Elahi: 

 Ayatollah Sistani's Message to the Young Generation: Faith, Family, Ethics, Education, Acts of Kindness and Sense of Responsibility!
Also-  Depression, Drugs, Mental Disorder, Death and Disaster!

Dr. Halim Naeem, an expert in Mental Health and Human Behavior will Answer Your Questions Regarding Mental Health Issuesafter Friday prayer tomorrow!
 

Dr. Halim is the president of Muslim Mental Health and organizer of the upcoming 8th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference in Dearborn on March 17th-20th.

The Muslim community like the rest of society is not immune from social problems. 

During the week Imam Elahi receives a number of people who ask for prayer for themselves or for a son, daughter, husband, wife, friend, relative, or neighbors who may suffer from a physical or psychological disease. 

No faithful would ever doubt the power of prayer, but prayer is not a substitute for action, taking medicine and medical treatment. Our mental system just like our body may get sick and require immediate attention. 

The prayer is to bless the health prescriptions and provide the patients with hope, trust and sometimes even miracles, however if there is no efforts and no treatment, then what should be blessed? 

Some people tell me that they are under the jinn's possession or someone did them a sehr (sorcery). 

In reality it might be a chemical imbalance of the brain, which has nothing to do with jinns or sorcery!

O you who have faith! When the call is made for prayer on Friday, hurry toward the remembrance of Allah, and leave all business. That is better for you, should you know. 62:9

Last Week's English Friday Sermon by Imam Elahi- Justice: The Main Mission of All Messengers- the Source of Peace, Love, Health & Happiness

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Last Sunday at the IHW - 
Interfaith Breakfast and Friendly Chat Builds Better Bridges of Knowledge & Understanding Among Our Neighbors!

We like to thank all especially three brothers who played a big role either in organizing or running the gathering

hajj Hussein Dekmak, Steven Urenda and Ismail Bachir! There were so many great comments, questions and recommendations to continue this awakening interaction and intention to continue this monthly.

The discussion covered some verses from the Bible and the Quran,Islamophobia, the meaning of Jihad, justice, symbols of terrorist groups such as isis, Alqaeda and finally a discussion about 9/11 report and truth about the story of 28 pages.  Everyone emphasized on the importance of education to remove the general ignorance. Also the community engagement to communicate with political leaders and correct some of the public policies.  Soon we will finalize the date for the next meeting, we will let you know.  Blessings!

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"Loss of Our Youth, Tragedy for All! Let us all take a stance!"

Video thought from home- Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi- " I decided to share with you a video message on this serious threat targeting the youth, the real capital of our community! Originally I thought to say just a few points but I ended up pouring my heart out!
I appreciate your patience and grateful if you add your comments/feedback/suggestions. I promise to read your points and other friends would benefit as well. God bless your mind, heart and engagements! with peace, Imam Elahi "

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You can make the difference by becoming a member of the Islamic House of Wisdom, and continue the good by inviting your friends and family to become members as well. Let each one reach one! Registering is easy, just click HERE: 

Muslim communities and Islamic organizations in the United States can only grow stronger by individuals supporting one another. It is with your support that Islamic House of Wisdom has been serving for more than 20 years!

Make Islamic House of Wisdom your partner in helping create a better tomorrow.

 To build upon and addto the services, outreach and care to those in need,

Help us make 2016 the best year ever by making a generous donation now! 

As always, we are thankful for your generosity and continued support!

 

01/21/16: Justice: The Main Mission of All Messengers- the Source of Peace, Love, Health and Happiness

Friday Prayer, Tomorrow at 12:30pm-

This week's theme by Imam Elahi: "Justice: The Main Mission of All Messengers- the Source of Peace, Love, Health and Happiness "

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Last Sunday- Imam Elahi's Opening Prayer at MLK Annual Observation!
 

We would like to congratulate the Dearborn Area Interfaith Network for their wonderful MLK service.
It was nice to see Mayor John O'Reilly, some members of Dearborn Hts City Council and a great number of Muslim-Christian religious leaders in the program. There were a good number of young members of both Muslim and Christian congregations in the audience.    

We would also like to thank Rev. Phillips and his staff at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church for hosting us. Special thanks to the members of Interfaith Network, 

in particular- Rev. Fran Hayes, Fr. John Cramer, Pastor Colleen Kamke and hajja Lila Amen for their commitment and consistent attendance to the monthly planning meetings and their effective role in making this service successful.
As you see the current political controversies in our country and the world can't be ignored even in our prayers!! 

In the name of God, 
the Compassionate, 
the Merciful!

Thank you, O Lord for having us together as one interfaith family. Family of Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Mohammad and other spiritual ambassadors on this earth.


Each family member may call You with different names, but You are our single source of creation, guidance, prevision and prayer!
We thank You for Martin Luther King who became a human rights hero a conscience of our country and a shining light of struggle and integrity.


Please allow us also- To go up to the mount so we receive a better vision of Your desires for this world.
Bless our hearts with love and humility, our minds with vision and wisdom, and our wills with determination to serve You and Your creation!
 

Please help us to replace hatred, hypocrisy and hostility with love, logic healing and harmony!
To replace racism, discrimination and segregation with dignity, solidarity, equality and connection.
 

Please protect our political leaders from dishonesty, warmongering, ignorance and injustice. Guide them with the light of integrity, accountability and honesty and help them to celebrate with the rest of the world the recent victory of wisdom over war, dialogue over destruction and freedom over imprisonment! 
 

O God both Islam and Christianity, Muslims and Christians are targeted by the forces of tyranny, terrorism, violence and war, especially in the Middle Eastern and African, please save those suffering people and helpless refugees from the evil of those satanic forces who occupy, oppress, intimidate and murder men, women and children under Your name. Please let's see the triumph of peace and truth over the tragedy of terrorism, tension and transgression and polluted politics soon. 
 

Please continue to bless us with courage and freedom from fake fears and phobias. Keep remind us to be one nation under your glory, indivisible with liberty and justice for all! Ameen!

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Muslim's Social and Political Interaction is an Obligation!

Yesterday morning, I had a meeting with two active members of the Republican Party in MI. Former Senator Norman d. Shinkle Sr. and Mr. Harry Sawicki.   Both hajj Zohair Abdol-hak and I criticized the Republican Platform of 2012 of Tampa and the current controversial Republican figure Donald Trump.  

The discussion lasted over an hour and the answer was that the only way for Muslim community to be represented rightly in the political climate of the country is the engagement and interaction of the Muslims with the rest of the society including the current political parties.  I agree! How the Muslim community expect to be understood and recognized with no participation?  My request especially of the young people in our community, please get involved. To observe the islamophobia and keep suffering without doing anything to increase the social awareness won't help the cause.  

Interfaith is another instrument of learning and teaching.  This Sunday the doors of Islamic House Wisdom will be open at 10am. Not only Muslims but all Christians in the area are welcome to join us and ask any question about Islam, Muslims, and our position towards isis, alQaeda and other terrorists groups.  Freedom is a great gift, let's use it, ignorance is the biggest enemy, let's fight it!

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We all know about Fox News and the Sean Hannity show - Sending wrong messages to the nation most of the time!

It's extremely stressful to attend these kinds of shows, answering wrong questions without having the right time!

Yet, I feel guilty to reject the call! What if my words can contribute to awareness of even one individual?
Based on the feedback from past, the experience though hard but worth it.
Saying all this, we are in the learning process, growing to meet bigger challenges.
If you saw the show, please share your feedback!

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Congratulations to Amen and Suleiman Families.

Wonderful Marriage Ceremony Lead by Imam Elahi. 

Imam performed the marriage between Abraham Amen and Anwar Suleiman and wished them a happy, healthy and successful family life.

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You can make the difference by becoming a member of the Islamic House of Wisdom, and continue the good by inviting your friends and family to become members as well. Let each one reach one!

Muslim communities and Islamic organizations in the United States can only grow stronger by individuals supporting one another. It is with your support that Islamic House of Wisdom has been serving for more than 20 years!

Make Islamic House of Wisdom your partner in helping create a better tomorrow.

 To build upon and addto the services, outreach and care to those in need,

Help us make 2016 the best year ever by making a generous donation now! 

As always, we are thankful for your generosity and continued support!

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1/15/2016: Targeting Real Terrorists Rather than Prejudice, Harassment, Intimidation & Injustice Against Innocents Muslims!

Join us for Friday Prayer at 12:30pm-

this week's theme by Imam Elahi: "Targeting Real Terrorists Rather than Prejudice, Harassment,  Intimidation and Injustice Against Innocents Muslims!"  

In case you missed it- Last Week's English Sermon-"Beginning the Year with Prayer"

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Prayer at the State Senate of Michigan's Capital!

By: Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi of Islamic House of Wisdom

Thursday, Jan. 14th- I would like to thank our honorable State Senator David Knezek for inviting me for the opening prayer of the Senate in the Capital. I admire his warm welcome, hospitality and giving me an opportunity to know and speak with a great number of the Senate face to face.

Dearborn Heights should be extremely proud of having such a dignified, dedicated and courageous voice in the State Senate. Someone asked me to post the text of this Morning Prayer. 

In The Name of God, The Compassionate, The Merciful!

Thank You Lord, Our Creator, Sustainer, and Gracious Guide! One God, with so many magnificent names!

Bless O Lord, each member of this legislature with confidence, courage, commitment and compassion, so they make sure that all people of our State enjoy protection, prosperity, Liberty and equal opportunity.

Please assist our representatives in their fight against poverty, prejudice, racial and religious discrimination.

We ask you Lord to energize this assembly and make it a house of harmony and hope for the hopeless!

Direct our Senators with Your Divine Light so they easily identify the State's priorities and principles beyond parties and personalities paths.

Please let the light of Your Divine Wisdom enlighten their debates, direct their decisions, so they are aware of Your presence in their intentions, expressions and actions. Let their laws represent Your Love, mercy, truth and justice.

Save them from any harm, confusion, contradiction and selfishness!

Help our State to help our nation and Let this beautiful country be a shining example of defending democracy, human dignity, and standing against the forces of injustice, tyranny, terrorism, corruption and crimes.

O Lord forgives us for our shortcomings, don't punish us for our mistakes, and help us to stay One Nation under Your Glory! Amin!

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While the Enemies of Our Faith Move by Their Satanic Sword of Selfishness and Sin, Let's Move by the Power of Love and Mercy for Mankind!


Shared by Imam Elahi on facebook- A Few days ago I received a call from Red Cross asking me to stop by for some blood donation. I like to do this 3-4 times a year. They told me that the hospitals are in more need of blood in January because many people are busy of New Year and less traffic in blood donation centers. 

This morning I stopped by in Livonia Blood Donation Center. I like to encourage our community members to take blood donation more seriously. We have done this in many of our Ashura services at IHW in the last two decades.
While the enemies of our faith, gangsters like Saudi tyrants and their products such as isis and Al-Qaeda behead the innocents with their satanic swords of selfishness, evil intention and animalistic anger, let the true Muslims express maximum love, generosity and sacrifice for the sake of humanity. Let our blood win their swords!
As the procedure completed and I was about to leave the Livonia center, I got a great rewarding surprise! I saw a long time friend of mine in interfaith community Rev. David Kasbow! We both were amazed of such a moment! Two clergy from two faith traditions meet each other coincidentally at the same time, same place, for the same practice and purpose!
Sobhanallah, while everything in this world is about division, delusion and destruction, two things bring us together, true faith in God of Mercy and Compassion and sincere services to His servants and societies!    


Please Call Today!! - Also Shared by Imam Elahi-   

The Body of Martyr Shaikh Nimr Must Return to His Heartbroken Family to be Buried According to Their Religious Traditions.

The execution of Ayatollah sheikh Nimr Baqer Nimr on Jan 2nd was a tragic news for the lovers of peace, justice and truth in the world. The satanic monarchy of Saudi Royal Family is known as one of the world worst human rights violators and as the main financial supporter of Al-Qaeda, isis and other terrorist groups in the world.
The soft reaction of the White House to this crime enabled the criminal king of Saudi to continue his barbarian murders against other innocents. The silence towards the Saudi's inhuman ideology and actions has intoxicated this repressive regime to the extent that it has added a final insult refusing to return the beheaded body of martyr sheikh Nimr to his heart broken family.
It's a moral duty of every Muslim and every American citizen who cares for human integrity and rights to reach out to the White House and the Congress asking them to stop the US closest Arab ally from these barbarian executions and return the sheikh's body to his relative and let them bury him within their religious traditions!
Please call the White House, your Senators and Congress representative today!
Our national Islamic organizations such as ISNA, CAIR and others may be able to talk with Saudi embassy in Washington DC. I will call them today and good if you do the same as well!

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Interfaith Program This Sunday- Imam Elahi will be part of the program. All are welcome and encouraged to participate!

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Marriage is a great tradition in the Islamic faith. While the secular culture is changing the definition, sacredness and the culture of marriage, the people of faith are encouraged to help the youth to get married and contribute to the society through raising right kids. The obstacles of marriage must be removed and this covenant must be promoted with all people of faith and family values.

Imam Elahi performed the marriages and asked the new couples to remember that the word "I Do" is a life long commitment between husband and wife. This commitment must be honored with love, respect, piety and justice.

Religious marriage between Mohammad Reda
 & Yenny Nehme

Religious marriage between Waleed & Maria Jammal

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Wishing you a Happy & Blessed New Year to come!   

As always, we are thankful for your generosity and continued support.

 To build upon and add to the services, outreach and care to those in need, Help us make 2016 the best year ever by making a generous donation now! 

01/08/16: Martyrdom of Sheikh Nimr Baqer Al-Nimr by Saudi Murderous Monarchy: Declaration of War Against Basic Human Rights, Freedom of Expression, Principles of Truth & Justice!

Join us for Friday Prayer at 12:30pm-

this week's theme by Imam Elahi: "Martyrdom of Sheikh Nimr Baqer Al-Nimr by Saudi Murderous Monarchy: Declaration of War Against Basic Human Rights, Freedom of Expression, Principles of Truth and Justice!"  

In case you missed it- Last Week's English Sermon-"Beginning the Year with Prayer"

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Shahid Shaikh Nimr Baqer Al-namr Press Conference!


Last Saturday, Jan. 2nd- We would like to thank our religious leaders and honorable human rights activists of our community who attended this afternoon short notice Press conference, honoring the martyr of peace, justice, freedom and dignity sheikh Nimr Baqer Al-Nimr.

After being shot, wounded and spending in Saudi prison for 4 years, he was beheaded this morning.

Shame on the most satanic, terrorist, corrupt , criminal kingdom of the world.

Shame on those who see the Saudi ISIS style of Butchering and out of greedy and cheap worldly interests stay silent towards such a shocking act of terrorism.
Shaikh Nimr sin was his opposition to ignorance, injustice, isis, Al-Qaeda and terrorism.
Shame that our government talks about democracy while stays very close to one of the most devilish dictatorships of the world.
Our prayers and thoughts are with all the suffering families of the mass murders of Saudi royal family. May God bless the soul of great martyr of humanity, shahid sheikh Nimr! 

Also- Last Weekend, Imam Elahi along with Dearborn Community representatives and members gathered to condemn martyrdom of Sheikh Nimr. 

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Birthday of Prophet Muhammad Celebrated at the Islamic House of Wisdom!

January 1, 2016- Last Friday night, the IHW welcomed the New Year with Celebration of the Birth of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) where families had an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful dinner together followed with a program and activities for the youth.

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Join the Youth of Wisdom THIS Saturday, January, 9th at 1:30 pm for a Kids Movie Event at the Islamic House of Wisdom!!!  _______________________________________________________________________________

Wishing you a Happy & Blessed New Year to come!   

As always, we are thankful for your generosity and continued support.

 To build upon and add to the services, outreach and care to those in need, Help us make 2016 the best year ever by making a generous donation now! 

01/01/2016: Birthday of Prophet Mohammad: Birth of Light, Love, Trust & Truth!

Join us for Friday Prayer at 12:30pm- 

this week's theme by Imam Elahi:

What a better beginning than a passionate conversation with our Creator on the first day of 2016?

Prayer is more than begging our Lord for our personal problems!

The real prayer is about expression of our obedience, humiliation and total trust and dependency on the source of peace, power, wisdom, love and forgiveness!

The first and the best gift to ask in this New Year is the gift of guidance and wisdom!

Yes, the best way out of the mess of this troubled world is to first reach out to the most Merciful and ask for help, ask for healing, ask for justice, ask for reconciliation and specially ask for a better vision and wisdom in this deep darkness of ignorance, deception, division and destruction!

O Glorious God guide us and help us to replace our greed with giving, selfishness with sacrifice, brutality with benevolence,  fighting with fairness and friendship!

On the occasion of the birth of prophet Mohammad (pbuh), Imam Elahi will dedicate part of his sermon on some of his powerful prayers!

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Join us as we Celebrate the Birth of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)-  
Tonight- Friday Evening, Jan. 1, 2016!

Dinner begins at 6:00pm- All Seats are already reserved for the dinner! 

The Community program begins at 7:00pm- No tickets needed for this segment. 
All are welcome!
 

Birthday of Prophet Mohammad: Birth of Light, Love, Trust & Truth!

O Prophet! We have sent you as a witness to the truth, a herald of glad tidings and a Warner! And as one inviting to God by His permission, and as a shining light-giving torch. [Quran 33:45-46]

Celebrating the birthday of Prophet Mohammad is to welcome the last heavenly messenger of mercy for mankind.
Mohammad was the continuity and completion of legacy of Abraham, Moses and Jesus. Legacy of love, wisdom, peace, justice, truth and dignity!
During this Friday prayer, while starting our first day to New Year of 2016, we will assemble at Islamic House of Wisdom to celebrate the birth of this great moral model and the birth of Imam Al-Sadeq the leader of greatest educational revolution in history of our faith.
Let's start this year with prayer, prayer for a wiser world, a more understanding, humble and peaceful world. Let our prayer followed with engagement and action and turn to a tool of moral transformation. 
Enough of wars, violence, oppression, occupation, pain, suffering, hunger and tragic scenes of homeless and hungry refugees.

O God please help us, stop those oppressors, those who violate Your Commandments and those act evil in Your name, You are Lord of Love, stop the forces of hatred and hypocrisy. Ameen! 

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Memorial Service
of The Late, Dr. Akram Ismail
Held last Saturday, 
December 26th.

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Wishing you a Happy & Blessed New Year to come!   

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12/17/15: Interfaith Leaders Attend Press Conference at IHW, Expressing Solidarity With Muslim Community Against Rise of Islamophobia!

Join us for Friday Prayer at 12:30pm-

this week's theme by Imam Elahi: "Interfaith Conference at IHW Demonstrated the Power of Human Compassion, Cooperation and Consciousness!"

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Interfaith Leaders Attended a Press Conference at Islamic House of Wisdom, Expressed their Solidarity With Muslim Community Against Recent Rise of Islamophobia!

Reflection Written By Rev. David Kasbow-

Earlier Today, December 17, 2015- In light of the recent proposal by presidential candidate Donald Trump to keep Muslims from coming into the country we of the religious community knew that we could not but support our Muslim friends.  It was for this reason that Rev Edwin Rowe and I went to visit Imam Elahi after Jumu'a prayer last Friday.  In our discussion we felt the need to call the faith community together to speak out in friendship with our Muslim friends and speak out against the injustice of the proposal.  Together we planned a press conference for Thursday, Dec. 17th.   

The response was almost overwhelming. Christian pastors from a host of denominations came, Rabbis came, civic and social leaders came.  Some who spoke were Rev. Lawrence Glass, President of the Council of Baptist Pastors Detroit and Vicinity, Rev. Greg Larson of Rochester Hills United Methodist Church, Fr. Gregory Shalhoub of the Basilica of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, Rabbi Daniel Schwartz of Temple Shir Shalom and many more.   One pastor even made the three hour drive from Ohio to support the event.

Imam Mohammad Elahi began with a statement emphasizing that Muslims have been harmed most by ISIS.  He proclaimed ISIS has hijacked Islam for their own political agenda.  Rev. Edwin Rowe, director of Detroit Metro Interfaith Center for Worker Justice, began by denouncing presidential candidate Donald Trump for his plan as unjust,insensitive and just plain bigoted.   Other speakers gave their support to the Muslim community. 

This support was manifested by the clergy at the conclusion of the event by the signing of a declaration of unity between Muslims,Christians and Jews, written by Imam Elahi and myself.  It read in part, "We, Christians, Muslims and Jews come together to declare that though our beliefs vary, the universal religious values we share,kindness, sacrifice for the greater good, belief in spirit and one Creator of us all, brings us together as brothers andsisters, the Children of Abraham and Adam."


Some of the speakers Included: 

Rev. Lawrence Glass, President Council of Baptist Pastors Detroit and Vicinity

Rabbi Daniel Schwartz of Temple Shir Shalom
Rev. Fran Hayes of Littlefield Presbyterian Church

Fr. George Shalhoub of the Basilica of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church

Rev Gregory Roberts, Faith Based Liaison for Wayne County

Rev. Greg Larson of Rochester Hills United Methodist Church

Rev. Jeffrey Baker of St. Paul African Methodist Church

Steve Spreitzer, Michigan Round table for Diversity and Inclusion

Dawud Walid of Council of American-Islamic Relations

Rev. David Kasbow, American Clergy Leadership Conference

Rev. Edwin Rowe, Detroit Metro Interfaith Center for Worker Justice

Rashida H. Tlaib former member of the Michigan House of Representatives
Fatina Abdrabboh, the Director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's (ADC) Michigan office

Religious leaders in metro Detroit call for unity

Detroit Free Press- By Naraj Warikoo

Gathering at a mosque in Dearborn Heights, faith leaders condemned hate and division. 

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Interfaith Community-Building Meeting

Post Shared by Imam Elahi-


" I wish Donald Trump was in this meeting! He could learn from these Christian religious leaders, what are the real problems in our country? 

Drugs, alcohol, out of wedlock kids, poverty, crimes, child abuse, domestic violence, racism, and total collapse of family in many neighborhoods! 

Mr. Trump forgot the real problems and misleads people by saying Islam is the problem. In reality Islam is the solution. Of course Islam of peace and justice not Islam of isis!!

Following the invitation and leadership of Rev. Greg Roberts, The Director of Wayne County Faith Based and Community Engagement, the clergy community met at Focus Hope in Detroit. 
Rev. Greg Roberts asked the religious leaders to identify 10 positive male figures from each place of worship to connect with many of our boys and young men in our community, who far too often, don't have a father or other positive male role models that are active in their lives. 
It was a pleasure to see our old friend, honorable Congressman John Conyers there!
Time for us Muslims to get more involved. We can't keep saying poor us, we should take more responsibility and maximize our contributions especially to those kids who never met their fathers!  We must remove the walls and build bridges. 
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Celebrating the Birth of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Jan. 1, 2015

Only a limited amount of tickets left- Tickets will be available after Friday prayer!

 Stop by the IHW office to pick-up your tickets!

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Isbouh Commemoration Service in Memory of the late, Hajja Siham Ali Hamade Wehbe

This Sunday,
 Dec. 20th at 3:00pm

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12/10/15 : Honoring Prophet Mohammad's (pbuh) Memory: Speaking Against Hate Talk, Bigotry, Racism & Irresponsible Leadership!

Join us for Friday Prayer at 12:30pm!  theme by Imam Elahi- 

"Honoring Prophet Mohammad's (pbuh) Memory: Speaking Against Hate Talk, Bigotry, Racism and Irresponsible Leadership!" 

Imam will also address the issue of the misleading, dangerous demagoguery and irresponsible generalizations of Mr. Trump's talks.

Islamic House of Wisdom Condemns San Bernardino Attack  

 News Media Highlights Last Week's English Friday Sermon- 

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  Imam Elahi talking on Press TV about the Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (as) and current historic march in Karbala!

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Fox 2 Detroit, Imam Elahi participates on "Let it Rip"  

While not only Islamophobia but hatred, harassment, threat, and other forms of backlash against Muslims went high after the terrible San Bernardino tragedy, Imam started his words in the show from Saudi Arabia: the worse source of support for terrorism in the world! 

The place that supposed to be the headquarter of Islam has turned into the headquarter of terrorism. 

 Imam read what the German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said. He urged Saudi Arabia to stop supporting the so called radicals and contribute to peace in the Middle East. Glad that 30 years later someone woke up and pointed a finger at a big root of the problem. 

We don't have Takfiri theology in Islam, we don't have radical Islam, if its radical, it isn't Islam. If Saudi is the closest Arab friend of the US, we don't need any foe! 

What is really the difference between the Saudi style of governance and ISIS? 

Both ruthless, both behead, both corrupt!

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12/07/15: "Trump- an insult to the integrity of our entire Nation!"

Imam Elahi on the Sean Hannity Show- Sean Hannity said imam insulted Donald Trump by saying " if you are looking for entertainment and joking you should listen to Mr. Trump's talks, as we are approach the next election! Of course its OK for Mr. Trump to insult not only Muslims but the integrity of the entire nation!

Unfortunately the nature of this show doesn't give enough time for a relaxed, peaceful and deeply intellectual interaction. You are challenged to give right answers to wrong questions without having enough time! Yet none of Fox viewers can continue to claim that no imam condemned isis, Al-qaeda or terrorism in general.

My dear fellow citizens and specially Muslims! wake up and get engaged! The American values and most importantly our Constitution is under threat! It isn't about just Islamophobia, its about hate and harassment! We need to learn and help one another how to save our civil rights and American integrity!

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Imam Elahi Calls Out Islamophobic Attacks made by Trump -Press TV


Donald Trump's Words are More than Just Islamophobia, but Hatred, Racism, Irresponsibility, and attack on the US Constitution and Integrity of this Nation.

Imam Elahi mentioned these words in his Talk with Press TV!

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Imam Elahi Responding to Trump's Hateful Statements  

Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson- WDET, 101.9 FM

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Faith, Family, Peace and Justice- Interfaith Conference in Chicago

UPF (Universal Peace Federation) held its 20th year since its establishment. The speakers included Dr. Thomas Walsh, Rev. Michel Jenkins, Dr. Michal Ross, Rev. David Casbo, Congressman Dan Burton, Richard de Sena and Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi.


  The subject of Imam Elahi spoke about connection between family and interfaith

Family is not the first school of love but the first school of education, dialogue, communication, cooperation, peaceful co-existence, respect and responsibility.

So the main goals of interfaith should be taught during childhood and reinforced through the parents.

Imam spoke about the daily terrorist attacks in the Middle East, specifically Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Yemen and the recent terrorism in Paris and San Bernardino andconcluded that terrorism is an international problem and requires an international solution. The policy of pick and choose will not help. We must deal with the causes of the problem and not the effects. The countries which have been training and arming isis and Al-qaeda can't be the ones who would end the isis.

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When it comes to Unity, Let us walk our talk!

It was a rewarding night. As Imam Elahi arrived late from an interfaith Conference in Chicago, directly he went to the Unity Center in Bloomfield to join a fundraising effort for building a Muslim museum and mosque in Manhattan, New York.

In addition to imam Al-Masmary, imam Salim, and Imam Suliman- He was able to see imam Siraj Wahhaj from NY with members of Ground Zero projects including Br. Jamil and Br. Sajjad. Happy to see sister abdrabboh, the head of ADC and her husband there with their generous contribution.  On behalf of IHW and the Muslim Shia community of Dearborn we pledged a donation to help this beautiful new project to be built at a right time and place!

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Oppression is not New... ASHURA "Who Said It?" 

Video by the Youth of Wisdom in Collaboration with Sabeel Media
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12/02/15: Arba'een of Imam Hussein: Time to Honor Symbols of Truth, Service & Sacrifice. Celebrating a Life of Dignity & Determination

Join us for Friday Prayer at 12:30pm!

theme by Imam Elahi- 
"Arba'een of Imam Hussein: Time to Honor Symbols of Truth, Service & Sacrifice. Celebrating a Life of Dignity & Determination"

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Today- Imam Elahi talking on the International Press TV show on Arbaeen of Imam Hussein & current historic march of 20 million people in Karbala of Iraq! Watch: HERE

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An inspiring interfaith discussion between imam Elahi and a group of visiting Christians representing various churches & US Cities! 

The imam answered the questions of the guests about certain Quranic verses, traditions and different approaches in Muslim community.

Imam Elahi made it clear that the voice of isis, Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups are not the voice of God and faith, but the voice of greed, money, power and domination.

They are not a Muslim entity but criminal cults, created to destroy Islam and Muslims. They stole the Islamic identity to brainwash the youth and recruit the ignorant to their killing cults. 

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