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.

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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



Monday, June 6, 2016

The Mosque Cares Ramadan Programs

  • Isha and Taraweeh prayer - Daily 10:00 PM
  • Weekly Iftar - TBA
  • Ramadan Session - July 1-3, 2016


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Support our good works - this year consider becoming a CULTURE NIGHT sponsor!

Email:  wdmministry@sbcglobal.net


"If you say ethnic pride, immediately I begin to think, "That race must have a good social and cultural life. They probably celebrate their culture or something yearly, because they have ethnic pride." Imam W. Deen Mohammed


Greetings, from The Mosques Cares’ National Convention, Culture Night Committee. We are inviting you to be among the first to support and donate to The Mosques Cares’ 2016 Culture Night Event.  Culture Night was established by the Honorable Imam W. Deen Mohammed.  The Mosques Cares’ 2016 Culture Night is live musical performances, spoken word artists, original visual art created on stage and dramatic and entertaining youth groups. Annually The Mosques Cares’ National Convention hosts over 2000 registered supporters and hundreds of venders from across the nation.  We Will Work with Your Sponsorship Budget


Personal Sponsorship $25.00 and up:
Your Name Honorably Mentioned on a Culture Night Supporters Page Printed in the Official Program Ad Book


Level One Sponsorship: $250.00 and up:
1. Half page Black & White Ad printed in the Program Ad Book (Send Camera Ready Ad)
2. Business name and logo on The Mosques Cares’ Sponsorship Website
3. Admittance for Two “The Mosques Cares’ 2016 Culture Night Event”


Level Two Sponsorship: $1000.00 and up:
1. Half page Color Ad printed in the Program Ad Book, (Send Camera Ready Ad)
2. One Business Expo space in the Marketplace, Your business’ Name, Logo Company information and Representative can be prominently placed in our National Convention Business Expo Marketplace
3. Admittance for Two “The Mosques Cares’ 2016 Culture Night Event”
4. Business name and logo on The Mosques Cares’ Sponsorship Website
5. Sponsor Recognition during The Mosques Cares’ 2016 Culture Night Event

Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Greatest Champ of All Time

When we look at the history of the African American community, one important factor in popularizing Islam in America is Muhammad Ali. Imam W. Deen Mohammed once said, “the greatest champ of all times as far as I'm concerned, Muhammad Ali; is one of my strongest supporters.”  Muhammad Ali is our Brother in Islam. With great sadness and love, The Mosque Cares | Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed offers heartfelt condolences to family, friends and community.

“Muhammad & Khalilah Ali are our family. We grew up with their children, Muhammad II, Maryum, Rasheda and Jamillah and their grand-parents Sadrudin and Amina Ali are two of Imam Mohammed’s most trusted supporters” said The Mosque Cares President Warithudeen Mohammed II, “one of my most cherished moments with Muhammad Ali was when he showed up on our block on the South Side of Chicago when I was a little boy one summer afternoon. All of the neighborhood children were playing in the street and who pulls up, Muhammad Ali! He shared hugs and laughter with all of us. And guess who was the proudest child of all, still today I am on a high from this encounter as he visited our family home and all my friends had proof of all of the exotic stories I had been telling them about.”

One of the most beloved men of our time, if not the most beloved African American man ever. Known as one of the most recognizable people on earth. He used his celebrity status in the promotion of peace. We celebrate and admire his extraordinary courage and strong faith. Him being a true Champion in and out of the boxing ring and when facing challenges and adversity. His legacy will live on as an inspiration to all of humanity. His life helped shape the culture of our entire country.

May Allah bless our Brother, Muhammad Ali with the highest station in paradise. Ameen



Friday, May 27, 2016

MEMORIAL DAY - REMEMBERING THOSE WHO SACRIFICE

Imam W. Deen Mohammed "This is the Memorial Day Weekend, and memorial means that this day honors somebody or persons who should be remembered. They are the people who fought and lost their lives, so we could have this peace and security that we enjoy as citizens of the United States of America. We honor them and pay tribute to them on this day.


Memorial day gives us an opportunity to pay tribute to those who lost their lives defending us.  In honor of this, we ask you to join in the community service #TMCPickUp project.  Invite your family, friends and neighbors to join by donating and/or participating in this effort to beautify communities.



Monday, May 16, 2016

#Interfaith Dialogue at The Mosque Cares Imam Warithudeen Mohammed II, President of The Mosque Cares & Akiva Tor, Head of Bureau for World Jewish Affairs and World Religions at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In 1978, Imam W. Deen Mohammed gave an address before more than 1000 Jews and Muslims at the Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington D.C. then under the Leadership of Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman. On July 16, 1978, Rabbi Haberman spoke at Masjid Elijah Mohammed. He was the first Rabbi in history to speak there. In 1993, Imam Mohammed spoke at the Interfaith Roundtable National Conference of Christian, Jews, and Muslims in Detroit Michigan. In 1995, Imam Mohammed, who was President of The Mosque Cares/Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed, was selected as a President for World Council of Religions for Peace, which is now known as Religions for Peace. In 1995, he delivered the Keynote Address at the Muslim-Jewish Convocation, the first serious Public dialogue between top Leaders of Al-Islam and reformed Judaism, in Glencoe, Illinois. In 1996, he led a Muslim-American Delegation to Jerusalem and met with Yasser Arafat at his headquarters where he discussed the difficulties in Palestinian life. Imam Mohammed, during the month of November 1999, attended consecutive World Peace conferences. The first conference was held in Tiberius, Israel and the second was in Amman, Jordan.
  

Imam W. Deen Mohammed, the President of the Mosque Cares/ Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed, before his passing in 2008, appointed his son, W. Deen Mohammed II to be the President of The Mosque Cares/Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed. Imam W. Deen Mohammed was one of the Founding Presidents for the World Conference of Religions for Peace, now known as Religions for Peace. In 2009, Imam W. Deen Mohammed II was made a Shareholder for The International Religions for Peace. Subsequently, he was made co-President of Religions for Peace, USA. The Mosque Cares is a founding member of USCMO (The US Council of Muslim Organizations). Imam Mohammed II has met with President Barack Hussein Obama, Former Vice President Al Gore, Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop Blase Cupich, US Congressman Andre Carson, Ahmet Davutaglu, Prime Minister of Turkey, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and former Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, Sheila Simon.
  
On April 5, 2016, Imam W. Deen Mohammed II received an invitation from the Senior Policy Advisor at The Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest to meet with Mr. Akiva Tor, who is the Head of Bureau for World Jewish Affairs and World Religions at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Mr. Tor was visiting Chicago and specifically asked to meet with him based on the recommendation of Rabbi David Rosen. The Meeting was held at the Mosque Cares/ Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed building at 929 W. 171 St. E. Hazel Crest Illinois on Tuesday, April 12. Imam Mohammed II requested members of our community to be in attendance.

About 30 members of our community attended the meeting with Consul General Roey Gilad,  Mr. Akiva Tor and Imam Warithudeen Mohammed II.  They toured The Mosque Cares Building, then held the meeting. Imam W. Deen Mohammed II and several community members sat at the conference table with Roey Gilead and Akiva Tor. Mr. Akiva Tor proceeded to ask Imam W. Deen Mohammed II a series of questions about the history of our community of Al-Islam in America. Imam Mohammed II gave him a historical synopsis of the evolution of our community, from former slaves, Master Fard, The Honorable Elijah Mohammed, The Nation of Islam, and the transformational history of our community under the Leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammed with the Light of The Holy Qur'an and the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammed, (pbuh) to where we are now. Mr. Tor asked about our community attendance of Hajj. It was stated that members our community was continuously making Hajj. The 2 major Hajj delegations, 1977 which Imam W. Deen Mohammed led and members of our community made the other large Hajj in 2003, were discussed. Members of our community who made those Hajjs and others Hajjs were in attendance of the meeting. Mr. Tor asked about the national meetings. It was stated that Imam W. Deen Mohammed II, through the Mosque Cares has maintaining the national initiatives established by his father. The largest annual convention, after the passing of Imam W. Deen Mohammed, was in Somerset, New Jersey in 2010 which eventually led to Imam W. Deen Mohammed II attending the Ramadan Iftar at the White House with him sitting at the head table with President Obama and other guests. Mr. Tor gave Imam W. Deen Mohammed II a book about the history of Israel. Mr. Tor invited him to visit Israel, perhaps, on the way to Hajj. Imam W. Deen Mohammed II gave Mr. Tor a gift package which included books, Life The Final Battlefield, and Diversity In Al-Islam among other items.
  
The meeting was a classic case of international interfaith diplomacy that Imam W. Deen Mohammed II is quite an expert at. Every one of us who are followers of Imam W, Deen Mohammed should visit The Mosque Cares website www.TheMosqueCares.com to see the many diplomatic and interfaith meetings that Imam W. Deen Mohammed II has been involved with. The community members who attended the meeting were extremely appreciative of witnessing the high level international diplomatic and interfaith meeting with Roey Gilead, Mr. Akiva Tor, and Imam W. Deen Mohammed II.

View all photos: https://themosquecares.smugmug.com/Events/Interfaith-Dialogue-April-2016/



See updates at www.MuslimConvention.net


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Pick It Up Campaign - we need YOU!

CLICK HERE:
https://www.fundrazr.com/MIWDM-TMCPickItUp 

We are pleased to introduce PHASE II of the TMC community garden initiative which affects our environment…… The Pick It Up Program and we need YOU!  

We are asking for donations to TMC in support of this and other important community programs. Let us know what you are doing using #TMCPickup

1. Whenever you can / wherever you are - pick up litter

2. Spread the word and let the community know, this is our community and we are empowered as individuals and organizations to improve the surroundings. 

3. If you want a good spirit and to feel good inside, make your environment pretty. That is the natural, original spirit in life that G-d created the human being with. The original spirit wants to see order and beauty. Life thrives on order and beauty. 

#EarthDay #TMC #MIWDM #IWDM