Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Commemorating Mandela Day!

Nelson Mandela changed our world forever as he worked tirelessly to dismantle racism and the evils that come with it while simultaneously working toward racial reconciliation.  Mandela’s stance on social justice is a standard that has impacted people across the globe. He was a friend of Muslim Americans, who also supported his fight against apartheid. On June 30, 1990 Mandela met with Imam W. Deen Mohammed in Oakland, California.  Imam Mohammed donated $85,000 to Mr. Mandela on behalf of the Muslim American Community under his leadership.  With a long history of commitment to the anti-apartheid struggle, Muslim Americans are proud to embody Mandela's spirit and quest for positive change.

Friday, July 15, 2016

With Heavy Hearts: We Stand With The People of Nice, France

Our hearts ache as we can't imagine what type of sickness causes a person to perpetrate such heinous violence. The Mosque Cares thoughts and prayers are with all victims and their families affected by this tragedy. We stand united with all human kind against murder and violence directed toward innocent people. As citizens all of us have a responsibility of keeping the peace.
If we see or know someone suffering from mental illness or violent tendencies we should consult with community services on seeking counsel for individuals that may need counseling. It is our belief that if we all work together to be eyes and ears to protect against violence and potential violence, along with our prayers for peace, a difference can be made.
"Nothing can offer you the kind of comfort with your fellow human being like that bond that unites us under G-D. Unity is important, because human beings want peace." Imam W. Deen Mohammed

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Ramadan Session 2016 - Thank You!

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As Salaam Alaikum.  Alhumdullilah, we thank all of our Ramadan Session presenters, participants, attendees and supporters!  July 1-3, 2016 The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed) hosted the Annual Ramadan Session.  This year's theme: Muhammad (PBUH) Is What Allah Created All Men To Be.  This event hosted during the Holy Month of Ramadan, signifies our devotion to the study and glorification of Al Qu'ran.
The Mosque Cares sponsored Ramadan Session, an intensive study weekend held during the last 10 days of Ramadan, was established over 20 years ago by Imam W. Deen Mohammed, founder of The Mosque Cares | Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed.  With your support, The Mosque Cares continues this tradition with a goal of sharing Imam Mohammed's deep insight into scriptural language.   The Ramadan Session has continued to mark our focus on our spiritual growth and development as we seek to understand our most sacred obligations as part of Allah's creation.  In addition, due to the timing of Independence Day, the New World Patriotism Day Commemoration Iftar was held July 2.
We are working hard to preserve the teachings and life's work of Imam W. Deen Mohammed.  The Ramadan Session establishes leadership and improves community life for Muslims in America under the instruction of Qur'an, Sunnah and Imam W. Deen Mohammed's tafsir.  We are truly blessed to be alive in this time. We thank Allah for the opportunity to serve, and pray Allah continues to inspire and motivate us.  

** program video will be posted soon Insha Allah

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Wishing You a Blessed Eid Al Fitr

We thank Allah (SWT) for blessing us with Ramadan.  May He accept our fast and keep us on the straight way.

Join us for Eid Prayer
Time:    9:30 AM
Where:  929 W. 171st Street, East Hazel Crest, IL

Festivities after include potluck brunch-  (bring a dish)

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Independence Day

"Independence Day, and I am inviting you to come to my meaning of Patriotism and walk these streets and know that they belong to you as much as they belong to any man. And see your future in this country, and believe that the world is open to you as much as it is open to any man.  Go on and build a great life for yourself, as much as any man in the United States of America." Imam W. Deen Mohammed #July4th

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016

Ramadan Session - Day 1

- Jumuah

- New Africa Marketplace
- Iftar ($10 donation)
- Isha and Taraweeh prayer - 10:00 PM

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Istanbul - we grieve with you

Heavy hearts; sincere condolences & prayers for victims and all affected by this heinous crime in #Istanbul

"G-d encourages us to stay in our best form and be motivated by the best human motivations and to be attracted to the best there of." Imam W. Deen Mohammed

Friday, June 24, 2016

One America Campaign AND This Year in July - Three events in one ‎Ramadan Session; ‪New World Patriotism;‬ ‪FirstSunday‬

"The government of the United States and the Constitution of this great land recognize this inherent nature or inborn gift from The Creator, G-d, as we call Him Allah in Al-Islam for Muslims.  The government document reads, "We hold these Truths to be self-evident." And it goes on to say that not government but "The Creator endowed or gave certain rights to human beings." They are called "inalienable rights"; they cannot be taken away. The government took the position that not even the power of government can take away those rights." - Imam W. Deen Mohammed

As Muslims we are working to present our own narrative to the American public. Muslim Americans understand the magnitude of the challenge facing our nation and our community.  The Mosque Cares is participating in USCMO initiatives which include: the One America Campaign to enhance understanding of Muslims and Islam; a Million Voters Registration Drive prior to the 2016 presidential election; and a National Open Mosque Day designed to help increase interactions between Muslims and people of other faiths and backgrounds. As always, The Mosque Cares will continue its strong alliances with interfaith partners, social justice groups and other minority communities, Insha Allah.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ramadan Appeal

"I’ll be with you and you with me. We all will be together. We aren’t going anywhere." Imam W. Deen Mohammed

DONATE Online This Ramadan - Gratitude and thanks for your support of our Muslim American organization with an 80+ year legacy >> http://www.themosquecares.com/ramadan-appeal.html 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

This Father's Day

Wishing you a Happy Father's Day and a blessed day always.

"We need to go back to the innocent human person. You want to know where that person is? It is in the arms of any new mother. The new baby that the mother gets into her arms, she gives to the father and they hold their future, the new human being. That new human being is ready to be guided aright." Imam W. Deen Mohammed

IFTAR - Join Us July 2nd As We Commemorate New World Patriotism Day

"The government of the United States and the Constitution of this great land recognize this inherent nature or inborn gift from The Creator, G-d, as we call Him Allah in Al-Islam for Muslims.

The government document reads, "We hold these Truths to be self-evident." And it goes on to say that not government but "The Creator endowed or gave certain rights to human beings." They are called "inalienable rights"; they cannot be taken away.  The government took the position that not even the power of government can take away those rights." - Imam W. Deen Mohammed

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Orlando Tragedy

Sad and devastated!  The Mosque Cares - Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed expresses our deepest sympathy to the victims who lost their lives as well as those who were wounded in this brutal attack.  Our hearts go out to their families, friends and communities.  We add our voices to other organizations who have taken a stand against violence.

Fifty innocent lives lost and as many injured.  We feel your pain and pledge to continue working tirelessly for the common good.  We stand united against hate and are here in service to humanity.  

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Muslim Americans Asked to Prepare for Muhammad Ali Funeral Prayer

(Washington, D.C., 6/6/2016) - The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations is asking local communities to make preparations to attend the funeral prayer (salat al-janazah) for Muhammad Ali scheduled to be offered at noon Thursday in Louisville, KY. (Community members are encouraged to use #GenAli on social media to explain how they will continue his legacy.)
The janaza prayer will be held at Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY and will be lead by Imam Zaid Shaker. Funeral organizers chose the venue both because it seats 18,000 and because it holds historical significance for the hometown hero. Ali fought, and won, his first professional fight there in 1960.
Communities that are unable to send representatives to the Louisville funeral prayer are being asked to organize local prayers, called "salat al-ghaib" (sa-lat al-gha-ib), which are performed for Muslims who have died in a distant place. Those prayers could be offered either before the nightly Ramadan taraweeh or after jummah prayers on Friday.
MEDIA NOTE: Muslim American leaders will hold a news conference in Louisville, KY., just prior to the funeral prayers to highlight the historic impact of Muhammad Ali's life and to explain Islamic funeral practices. More details will be released later.

On Friday June 10, a public funeral will be held at the  KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. World dignitaries will be attending the funeral ceremony including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and King Abdullah II of Jordan. President Bill Clinton will deliver a eulogy.
Later this week, a suggested sermon (khutba) outlining Muhammad Ali's importance to the American Muslim community and to the way Islam is viewed in our nation will be distributed to Islamic prayer leaders (imams) who will conduct the normal congregational prayers (jummah) this coming Friday.


Founding members of USCMO: American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed).

Ramadan Mubarak!

The Mosque Cares - Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed wishes you and your loved ones a blessed Ramadan! May Allah (SWT) accept your fasting, prayers and good deeds during this Holy Month!   "We are disciplining our whole life for the Sake of G-d, and G-d says in the Qur'an: "Fasting is for Me." So the fasting person should know that the fast is for the pleasure of G-d, to please G-d, to fulfill a request that G-d made." - Imam W. Deen Mohammed