Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Denouncing Myanmar's Massacre and "Textbook Ethnic Cleansing" of the Rohingya

The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), the largest coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations in America, strongly condemns the Myanmar government's ongoing systematic and categorical persecution and ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya civilian population, in flagrant neglect of the longstanding, urgent warnings by top UN officials against these unethical practices that are illegal under international law.

We are shocked and dismayed at State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi's tacit approval of the recent mass deployment of the state army to indiscriminately brutalize the already abjectly dispossessed and shamefully despoiled Rohingya. We further denounce her perfidious and feeble justification of it-in the face of the near-universal international condemnation of her-in the tired name of terrorism.

Rather, Myanmar's political and military authorities have clearly descended to the disgraceful actions of terrorizing the Rohingya into leaving the lands and homes of their ancient birthright and legacy because of the depraved incitements of a base religious bigotry and political expedience, in what the UN has branded as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing."

The Myanmar army's well-documented use of heavy artillery against unarmed innocents, along with rocket launchers and helicopter gunships, and its merciless program of burning out villagers, mass slaughter, rape, torture, and extrajudicial killings are utterly unconscionable acts of inhumanity. This unjustifiable systematized exercise of both a government's inherently coercive force and the use of its deadliest war machines against its own inhabitants constitutes sufficient cause to delegitimize the political leadership of any party or individual, even to revoke the claimed rights of nationhood of any complicit people.

That is the lesson of Nuremburg, and, indeed, it is by the standards of genocide that independent observers have now begun to measure Myanmar's political and military authorities' heartless assault on the havenless Rohingya, whom Myanmar has deliberately kept in a stateless status with no civil or human rights.

The sheer savagery of the Myanmar security forces against the Rohingya, especially in northern Arakan, since August 11-whether the Rohingya were cowering in their homes, fleeing upon the open road, hiding in the mountains, braving its jungles, or skirting its rivers and dales-leaves few other names than 'genocide' by which this mass atrocity may be called. Since August 25, an astounding 313,000 Rohingya have crossed the River Naf into Bangladesh in "urgent need of life-saving assistance," according to the International Organization for Migration.

The Myanmar government cannot contest these egregious facts by what the UN calls a "complete denial of reality" but only by allowing independent humanitarian agencies, including Muslim agencies, to minister to the cordoned-off Rohingya's grave traumas-mental, physical, and social-and by permitting independent media to tell their stories and human rights advocates to assess their allegations and conditions.

USCMO urges our United States government, the UN Security Council, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to take concrete steps in holding the government of Myanmar responsible and accountable, to immediately demand the protection and enfranchisement of the Rohingya people, and to open safe passage for countries and relief organizations to provide the life-saving humanitarian assistance that the Rohingya now so desperately need.

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Founding members of USCMO: American We 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).

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Interfaith Against Hunger Success

#WalktheTalk - Interfaith Against Hunger worked TOGETHER to assemble 24,000 dry package meals which will be distributed in the #Chicagoland area G'd willing. 



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Thanking all registrants, supporters, participants and volunteers for this year's 28th Annual Muslim Convention - We Celebrate and Observe The Greater Eid of Eid Ul-Adha!

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The Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed truly appreciates all of YOU, our loyal supporters, many volunteers, participants and guests who contributed to and attended this year's Annual Muslim Convention and Eid Celebration, helping make it one of our best yet.  


The weekend was a celebratory yet productive, interactive, high-energy occasion. Although we are without the physical presence of our dear beloved leader, mentor, teacher and friend, Imam W. Deen Mohammed; his leadership is very much in our spirit, vision, perspective and hearts.  The numerous community events and workshop sessions focused on leveraging Imam W. Deen Mohammed’s 40+ years of leadership, his Quran Tafsir and our community’s extensive knowledge and experience.

Friday, we attended both Eid prayer and Jumuah, Alhumdullilah.  Children (<11) and Youth (12+) attended a special celebration mid-day that included gifts and lunch.  The evening ended with an outstanding Eid Culture Night Event!

Throughout the weekend registrants were able to attend over twenty interactive, informative workshops, several focused community meetings, traditional program events including the Annual Awards Banquet, Business Breakfast, Fashion Show and State of the Ummah Public Address and newer events like Believers In Uniform, Free Health Screening, College Info Booth and Community Breakfast.  New Africa Marketplace featured exhibitors from across the country showcasing their brands, products and services, all under one roof.

The Annual Muslim Convention Concept, designed by Imam W. Deen Mohammed is a catalyst for growth and an opportunity enabling us to gather, unite and share different perspectives, knowledge and skills. This event underscores Imam W. Deen Mohammed’s platform and fuels our collective mission of advancing and building our community life.  Insha Allah we will succeed Together.  Imam Mohammed laid a firm foundation for us and we appreciate your renewed Commitment to support his Mission and Ministry for social and economic justice for all people.

We thank you again for your support of this worthy cause, and we pray The Merciful Allah continues to bless and guide our community always.


   
  

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Helping Houston

The Mosque Cares is setting up a coordinated #Harvey fund to assist the Houston community.  If you care to donate click here http://bit.ly/TMCHarveyHelp
>> OR mail check to The Mosque Cares • PO Box 1061, Calumet City, IL 60409 (write Harvey on the memo line).

From Obama.Org
"All weekend, people in Houston, across the Gulf Coast, and around the country have been pitching in to aid those affected by the devastating flooding in southeastern Texas.

We've been inspired by the acts of citizens aiding their neighbors, the first responders at work on the ground, and the people around the country who have come together to support those in need.  Help is still needed, and there are many ways for you to contribute from anywhere."



Thursday, August 24, 2017

Eid-ul-Adha 1438 (2017) Projected To Be Friday Sep 1

Insha-Allah Eid-ul-Adha prayer will be on Friday, Sep 1

VENUE:  Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Dr, Tinley Park, IL

TIME:  Salat - 9:30 AM  |  Imam/Khateeb:  Agin Muhammad

The Mosque Cares invites you to stay for a special Eid al-Adha celebration, Jumuah prayer and Eid Culture Night Extravaganza. May Allah accept our prayers! We look forward to seeing you and your family next week! Please share this information. 




Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Announcing the 2017-2018 Imam W. Deen Mohammed Education Fund

With Allah’s Name, The Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
·         "Obtain knowledge from cradle to grave"
·         "A person who follows a path for acquiring knowledge, Allah will make easy the passage to Paradise for him."

Imam W. Deen Mohammed
·         "Education is the number one priority"
·         "Education is the greatest tool for advancing the society"

President Barack Obama
"No matter what you want to do with your life, I guarantee that you'll need an education to do it." 



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The Mosque Cares | Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed humbly announces its revamped Imam W. Deen Mohammed scholarship program which is now an education fund.  

Purpose: To provide "mini-grants" to Sister Clara Muhammad Schools in support of our educational system.  Ideally all CMS will receive an annual contribution based on the total donated fund amount. Donation period is now through July 31, 2018.  Fund will be split and distributed October 30, 2018.  If you have any questions please click here to send an email.


How can you help?  

  • Spread the word 
  • Donate Online 
  • Mail Donation: The Mosque Cares, PO Box 153, Matteson, IL  60443 (EDU Fund on the memo line)

Friday, July 21, 2017

28th Annual Muslim Convention

 The convention program book is posted and highlights are added daily.  Visit www.MuslimConvention.net 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Welcome to New Africa Marketplace

NEW AFRICA MARKETPLACE is the best showcase of Muslim African American Muslim businesses & services United States. It is a three-day, annual event held Labor Day weekend and hosted by the Ministry of Imam W Deen Mohammed.  It attracts a large variety of vendors and shoppers and is FREE and OPEN to the public.  It recognizes our community building and our special bond of unity with humanity.  VENDORS secure your space | SHOPPERS come on out!  Visit www.MuslimConvention.net




Denouncing Myanmar&#39;s Massacre and &quot;Textbook Ethnic Cleansing&quot; of the Rohingya

The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), the largest coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations in America, strongl...