Weekly Announcements

3/20/2013

* Do you have fasting days to make up from Ramadan? 
* Have you completed your required fasts yet like to add
mustahab days of fasting to look after your spiritual health?
* How about fasting for physical health!

Tomorrow, Please join this initiative of Thursday fasting!

Some members of IHW decided to fast every Thursday and have their iftar (breaking the fast) together with prayer in the mosque. All are welcome to fast and join us for the Iftar.
Fasting Begins at 6:00am, Iftar Begins at 8:01pm  
Congregational Evening Prayer,  Break Your Fast With Dinner Together & Dua Kumayl!

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   Child Development Room: Ages 2-6
 Enrichment through Group Activities, Presentations & Play
Open: Friday's- During Prayer
Sunday's- During Breakfast Service!  
Strong Families Make Strong Communities!
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Join us for Friday Prayer at 1:30pm

Arrival of Spring Heralds Resurrection of Nature, Reflection of Man!

Responding Ehsan (act of kindness) with appreciation heals the hearts, creates more harmony, humility and happiness!

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Sunday Breakfast & Service at 11:00am....

Honoring the Memory of Sayyeda Fatima (as), the beloved daughter of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh)

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Last Friday, March 15th-
Muslim Girl Scouts Interfaith Event at Islamic House of Wisdom

Last Friday was a day of faith, sincerity, service and love at the Islamic House of Wisdom.

In a powerful performance, the Muslim Girl Scouts of Michigan presented to participants of the occasion the ritual procedures of hajj through prayers, reenactment and nasheed songs. 

Sayyed Najah Al-Huseini spoke about the philosophy of hajj, from unity to purification of the soul.

Imam Elahi welcomed the guests and spoke about the future role and responsibility of the Girl Scouts. He stated, "Wisdom is God's greatest gift to humanity, sent to us directly through the light of reason and indirectly through revelation was sent to Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad". 

Imam noted that the flower of Girl Scouts of America was product of a woman of wisdom. Beginning 101 years ago, a lady named Juliette Low invited 18 girls in the city of Savannah to teach them powerful principles of wisdom, courage, commitment, character, confidence, compassion, justice and love! Today, there are more than 3 million girls in this organization.

Continuing, Imam said that Girl Scouts is about love through action. It's about service and sacrifice for the sake of others. A perfect model of Girl scouts in Islam would be Zainab (as). She served the cause of freedom, justice and truth with maximum devotion, determination and discipline.

To understand and appreciate the position of girls in Islam, look at the Quran and the life of Prophet Mohammad and his family (pbuh). More than 1400 years ago in the time when people were ignorantly upset upon news of a baby girl, the Quran mentioned girls before mentioning boys!

He grants females to whom He wills, and grants males to whom He wills. 42:49

More than 1000 years ago Imam Sadiq (as) said: The girls are blessings, the boys are gifts, blessing brings more reward but gift brings more responsibility. 

حسنات والبنون نعمة فانما يثاب علي الحسنات ويسال عن النعمة البنات

Imam Elahi wished the Girl Scouts a joyful journey in life, a journey beautified with two words: love and action.

At the end, he thanked Hajja Amal Mazeh and other Muslim and non-Muslim leaders of the girls organization.

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Yesterday, March 19th-
Shia-Sunni Imam's Meet- Visiting them, Dr. Tariq Ramadan (Top row- forth from left)

Dr. Tariq Ramadan, the leader of the Movement of Swiss Muslims and a Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University arrived in Michigan this week, met with the Counsel of Shia and Sunni Imams of the State. He shared with them some of his interfaith experiences between Muslims and non-Muslims, also his stance against the fitna of sectarianism and working for the unity, understanding and cooperation among the Muslim communities themselves!