Join us for Friday Prayer at 1:30pm-
this week's theme by Imam Elahi:
IHW Marriage Mentoring Program: promoting Healthy, Happy and Successful Families, Through Communication, Conflict Resolution and Spiritual Inspiration!
In case you missed it- last week's English Friday Prayer Sermon: See video to the right!
The Youth of Wisdom would like to invite you to the 1st Annual Interfaith Picnic!
Date: AUGUST 9th, 2015
Time: 12:00 - 6:30 pm.
Where: Hemlock Park Area # 3
Activities and food are complimentary. Raffle tickets are available for prizes.
We are seeking volunteers to assist with the numerous activities throughout the event. Volunteer hours will be given to students who require such hours.
Phone Conversation with Congresswoman Debbie Dingell
Shared by Imam Elahi on Facebook, HERE
This morning I had a friendly and faithful conversation with Congresswoman Debbie Dingle about the recent international nuke agreement with Iran.
I like to thank Mrs. Dingle for patiently listening to my views and promising to listen to other community leaders and activists on this issue before voting in the Congress.
I expressed my disappointment and condemnation of AIPAC huge negative propaganda, dedicating more than $20 million to attack the president and destroy the result of two years of hard work, diplomacy and dialogue!
The warmongers are using the weapon of money and fear to mislead our nation to make political business for themselves.
It is my spiritual and moral duty to call for peace and justice and ask our representatives to stay on the right side of this struggle. I appreciated the position of Congressman Sander Levin and other critical thinkers on this agreement.
I told Congresswoman that if Netanyahu and his supporters in the Congress were honest about stopping Iran from nuclear weapons, they should be happy and welcoming this agreement!
When they talk about a better deal, they remind us of the same warmongering mentality that justified the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and caused the death of 5000 American soldiers, in addition to more than one million innocent Iraqis and the result was more criminals like IsIs, Al-Qaida and other terrorists in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and Lebanon.
As an American citizen I want Netanyahu to stop insulting the wisdom, dignity and hard work of negotiating teams and I ask the AIPAC to stop bribing or harassing the members of the US Congress.
Our real problem in the Middle East is not Iran but those murderers and barbarians who are using the name of Islam and the money of American allies to destroy all signs of life, human history and civilizations, being Islamic or Christian!
Again I thank Congresswoman Dingell for this communication.
I just hang up with Ostad Osama Siblini who also has been communicating with our representatives in the congress. We are planning to have some meetings with members of the Congress and show our support for president Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry over the nuke agreement.
My last call is for our youth in community and members of our interfaith coalition to go on line find the contact information of members of Congress in your State and use all of social networks defending dialogue over destruction. Let your voice be heard in the Congress.
Too much ignorance and injustice in the way! Education, outreach and engagement are our first steps in this journey!
Wednesday- the Arabic-Islamic School concluded their summer session with a program featuring students reciting a combination of various dua, chapters of the holy Quran and nasheed presentations.
Congratulations to Cassim Ahmad and Nivine Mohamad Dughayli!
Imam Elahi performed the marriage between Cassim Ahmad and Nivine Dughayli.
Imam spoke about the deep meaning of "I Do" declared by both groom andbride. He wished them a joyful life journey full of love, respect, commitment and success.
My First Day of August with Sad and Happy News!
August 1, 2015- Posted by Imam Elahi, HERE
Like any other day, today was a day of both happy and heartbreaking news. I share with u only two and start with the heartbreaking one.
I gave a short lecture at the memorial service of Esam Mohanna a young brother of 24 years old who just passed away out of cancer. I remember his mom sister Shadia used to come to our Friday prayers asking Allah's grace for her son. During the memorial message, I asked the youth of our community in general to show more responsibility in helping the Muslim community and Umma against the disease of ignorance and injustice.
I asked the youth to call, e-mail and used all kinds of social networks, help president Obama against the warmongers in terms of Iran nuclear deal.
The happiest hours of Today were the hours I was driving to Sterling Heights to visit a very dear friend, father and brother, hajj Hussein Hamoud.
He is really one the purest and most faithful founding fathers of our community and one of the most sincere friends and helpers of marhoom imam Cherri.
I know hajj Hussein since my arrival in Michigan 23 years ago. I remember some days he used to drive 2 times a day from his house in Sterling Heights to Islamic Center in Joy Rd (facing construction, it took me an hour to get there)
He did this even in the Month of Ramadan despite of going to his work in General Motors 5 in the morning.
Physically, hajj Hussein I saw today was not the hajj Hussein of 1992, but mentally, morally and spiritually he was the same hajj Hussein and even stronger! Very smart, aware, wise, passionate, and loving. Interestingly still able to do his favorite gardening work around his humble house. I was so humbled to see him walking with his cane to cut a box of nice and fresh vegetable for me to take home!
We talked about Imam Cherri and history of our community; we honored 3 of our special friends who were the ones who met with me at Detroit airport the first night I arrived in the US. I still remember them, setting in Custom area waiting for me, now all those three friends are under the Grace of God, Hajj Hussein Makled, hajj Khalil Alawan and hajj Ali Naji ( may Allah bless their souls)
Hajj Hussein inspiring wife, hajja Zahra met her Lord some years ago, but it was Allah blessing to leave one of her most beautiful and sacrificing daughters, Mona Hamoud, to take care of her husband!
Mona is helping her dad like an angel; the house was extremely clean, welcoming and heavenly.
The best moment was the time that Br. Mohammad the second sun of hajj Hussein joined us (his first son is Ali, a great friend of mine) it was the prayer time. The hajj asked me to lead the noon prayer! I can't describe the spirit of this prayer and visitation enough.
May God reward u Mona for ur hospitality and for helping ur dad despite of ur job and daily work.