Monday, August 26, 2013

Your Health & Wellness Team At The 24th Annual Muslim Convention!!



By Haneefah Salim-Fitness Pro.
Tinley Park, IL
This year’s convention, along with all the other exciting events to be held there, will include a complete health and wellness team. We will cover Mental and Spiritual Health, Nutritional Health, Cardio, Strength, Breathing and Relaxation fitness training for All! As coordinator of this year’s health and wellness team, I am so excited to introduce you to this dynamic group of experts along with myself.

FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST:  
Khadijah Islam, Harrisonburg, VA.  - Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) BA, BSN, will speak to you for few minutes before each workout session to enlighten you on “What actually happens to your body when you exercise-The Benefits and Risk”

Sister Khadijah is from Philadelphia, PA and she currently resides in Harrisonburg, VA. This knowledgeable sister joined Nation of Islam 1971 and continued under the leadership of W.D. Muhammad. She has a BA in Sociology from Howard University; she also has a BS in nursing and has been a Critical Case Registered Nurse (CCRN) for nearly 30 years. Sister Khadijah currently works at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA as a Critical Care Staff RN. Based on her passion and experience in caring for people, she is sure to enhance your workout experience.
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Imam Mutee A. Mulazim, MS, PSA, CSOTS will provide you with insight on the connection of mental, spiritual and physical health with emphasis on how to strive toward excellent mental and spiritual health.

Imam Mutee is the resident Imam of Masjid Al-Inshirah, Inc. in Baltimore County, Maryland. Under his leadership the community has purchased a 25 acre property which is currently being developed as Masjid Al-Inshirah/Peace Center. Another major accomplishment is that Imam Mutee and his wife Tiye Mulazim started Shura, Inc. agency, a residential provider to the intellectually disabled, with locations across Maryland. Imam Mutee is a behavioral therapist, a licensed Psychiatric Assistant, (PSA) and a Certified Sexual Offender Treatment Specialist (CSOTS). He coined the phrase ‘Post Traumatic Shirk Disorder’. Mutee is also an ABD Doctoral candidate.

His first love is being a Muslim using the excellent example of Prophet Muhammad (prayers and peace be upon him) and he feels honored to have served under Imam W.D. Mohammed during his lifetime. He joined the Nation of Islam in 1972 and in 1975 continued under the leadership of Imam W.D. Mohammad. The Imam has traveled to many countries around the world including parts of Africa, and Turkey spreading the positive message of Islam. During one of his visits, he delivered a talk to the governing body of Senegal on ‘Islam and the Plight of Former Slaves’.

He is a marriage counselor along with his wife Tiye of over 40 years. They were also blessed to complete their Hajj together in 1994. They frequently lecture on developing a successful marriage using psychology of the Holy Quran. They previously were hosts of ‘Iqraa’, an Islamic awareness radio show in Baltimore, MD. The couple has set an outstanding example for their children, grandchildren and the community to follow.

You can follow the development of Masjid Al-Inshirah’s Peace Center by logging onto their website at: www.Maipeacecenter.org
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Haneefah Salim, Certified Fitness Professional-Many of you are familiar with me and you have taken some of my fitness classes at the prior Annual Muslim Conventions. This year, I plan to provide you with a total of four workout sessions during the weekend. ‘Ladies Cardio Jam'-A fun mix of Line Dance and Latin Jams on Saturday and Sunday Mornings followed by ‘Everyone’s Powercise’- This is a No Impact strengthening, flexibility, breathing and relaxation training for everyone-women, men youth and those with limitations.

For those of you who are not familiar with me, here’s a brief look at my experience: I’m from Philadelphia PA, and I am currently located in Maryland. I have been a strong supporter of the Leadership of W.D. Muhammad for many years. Among my many Blessings is that I have been able to complete the Hajj journey twice. Currently, I serve as the Fitness Coordinator/Consultant for the Al-Mu’adhdhan Hajj group located in Philadelphia, PA.

I have over ten years of experience in the fitness field. My B.S. degree is in Health Care Administration and my four fitness certifications are from the American Aerobic Association International and the International Sports Medicine Association ( aka AAAI-ISMA). ‘Fitness Life Pro’, the business which I own and operate, provides services in health and fitness for all levels and includes personal training and group training. ‘Fitness Life Pro’ workshops and exercise classes are held at various facilities located within and outside of the USA. In my travels, I have found that there is a great need to educate and aid the masses in the struggle against obesity related diseases. Please note: that without proper guidance and education your children that are currently extremely overweight or obese will most likely carry that into adulthood.

As part of a Government Nationwide Fitness Campaign to fight obesity, I participated in an exercise DVD which became an effective fitness tool for employees throughout the agency. You can find several of my own exercise sessions on DVDs, which I created for all levels for your home use at: www.FitnessLifePro.

I’m certain that every one of you will be able to benefit from our Health and Wellness team. This year’s 24th Annual Muslim Convention will be held at Tinley Park, ILL. Convention Center from August 30 through September 1, 2013.

Don’t miss out!

For information and to register for this convention:  Click Here and Register Here

WDM Ministry Special Events, PO Box 153, Matteson, IL  60443
708-679-1587 or wdmministry@sbcglobal.net

Visit New Africa Marketplace!! Aug 30-Sep 1, 2013 at the Tinley Park Convention Center!

Imam W. Deen Mohammed's vision of “New Africa” is a concept that is instrumental in strengthening the business and cultural life in African-American communities.  Participate and visit New Africa Marketplace at the 24th Annual Muslim Convention August 30-September 1.

At New Africa Marketplace sell and/or purchase products for day-to-day needs as well as special items that stimulate the intellect, and enrich your family life and deepen your understanding of Allah's (swt) Systems of Knowledge. 

The Business Expo is set for business promotion, networking, educational workshops and Skill Share programs.

New Africa - a model of excellence alive in the people!  All of the people!

   


     





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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

TMC Community Garden

Thanking all supporters and special thanks to Imam Nafis and Dr Lynne Muhammad &  students for collards and cabbage....  some have matured all ready!

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Meeting Between Francis Cardinal George & W. Deen Mohammed II At The Quigley Pastoral Center

Chicago, IL -- In 2003, Imam W. Deen Mohammed (RA) founded The Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed DBA The Mosque Cares, a 501c3 charitable organization, to focus on "his" ministry.

One area of focus was establishing sacred life connections with believers of all faiths.  Imam Mohammed was an instrumental leader of interfaith cooperation.  He spearheaded and participated in numerous dialogues, meetings, public addresses and events for renewed ties between people.  Some notable names include Pope John Paul II, Nelson Mandela, Shaikh Ahmed Kuftaro, the Dalai Lama, Revered Robert H Schuller, Members of the Parliament of World Religions and The Religions for Peace.

In 2008, Imam Mohammed appointed his son, W. Deen Mohammed II as president of The Mosque Cares.  After Imam Mohammed's passing, W. Deen Mohammed II continued to operate the organization in the same manner Imam Mohammed instructed which included maintaining relationships with believers of all religions and ethnicities.
One such outreach resulted in the recent meeting between W. Deen Mohammed II and Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago. 

The Office for Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs receives frequent activity updates about The Mosque Cares.  In addition, The Mosque Cares had sent an introduction message to the Cardinal several years ago.  The Mosque Cares also participates in quarterly Ecumenical Interfaith Meetings.

On Friday August 16 due to the invitation of Cardinal George’s office, W. Deen Mohammed II accompanied by Imam Elam J. Muhammad met with Francis Cardinal George at the Quigley Pastoral Center in Chicago.  Vill Harmon from the Office for Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs met them at the door and took them to meet The Very Rev. Thomas A. Baima who is a Vicar for Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs.  Rev. Thomas greeted them warmly, and then escorted them to meet Francis Cardinal George.  The Cardinal kindly welcomed Warith II and Imam Elam and indicated he and Rev. Thomas knew Imam Mohammed very well and had a personal relationship with him.  Warith II sat next to Cardinal George on his right and Imam Elam sat next to Warith II while the Rev. Thomas sat on the Cardinal’s left and across from Warith II.  They were offered coffee or tea but everyone simply drank water. 

Before the meeting began, Rev. Thomas took photos.  Warith II then presented Francis
Cardinal George with a gift bag which included two editions of GraceLine magazine and several books by Imam W. Deen Mohammed.  As Warith II handed the Cardinal a copy of GraceLine, he explained that Imam Mohammed wanted a universal magazine that encouraged dialogue and accepted independent articles from people of all faiths.  Warith II said it was a great honor to have the opportunity to meet with him and that he is a long time admirer of the Cardinal from his many years of leadership and great works and as a man of great faith and strength of character.  Warith II told him that he has the same beauty in person that he remembers from seeing in him on television.

The Cardinal had initial questions, which he probably knew the answers to but discussed as a formality as part of the introduction between himself and Warith II.  He saw what The Mosque Cares was doing "on paper" but stated "it's better to see face-to-face, that way the people can get to share your goodness and can benefit from your goodness."

Many things were discussed, including the Cardinal's relationship with Imam Mohammed and Warith II's role as President of The Mosque Cares, his continued relationship with the Focolare, his role as Co-President for Religions of Peace, and membership in the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations.

Warith II communicated that The Mosque Cares continues to operate in the same manner Imam Mohammed instructed and that the community is based upon a loose association of Masaajid; each community elects its Imam and governs its own Masjid.

Warith discussed details about his meeting with President Barack Obama at the 2012 White House Ramadan dinner and shared that the President sent a message through Paul Monteiro of the White House Office of Public Engagement using a quote from the book, As The Light Shineth From The East, authored by Imam W. Deen Mohammed - that our community represented the "silver bullet" that changed the werewolf from a savage beast back into a human being, with regard to extremist individuals misrepresenting Islam.

"Every time we answered a question, you could feel the positive response; feel the love and friendship they shared with Imam W. Deen Mohammed" Warith II said.  When discussing Imam Mohammed's meeting with Pope John Paul II, one could see the Cardinal's deep love and admiration for the Pope; as he expressed some aspects of the Pope's character and nature.

One of Imam Mohammed's goals is for us to live together for the common good and focus on the virtuous commonalities of all people.  During a Religions for Peace meeting, the mutual respect and love for G-d was such that, he stated he stopped seeing differences and felt as though he was amongst all Muslims. 

Imam Elam stated The Mosque Cares is continuing the work of Imam Mohammed’s sacred life connections.  Warith II elaborated, adding that Imam Mohammed had deep scriptural knowledge, was a student of the Quran and Bible and knew G-d’s message in creation so he had a heightened spiritual sensitivity that the average person may not have.  This allowed him to connect with people on a deeper human level than the average person would.  Warith II often gives an analogy when explaining something of Imam Mohammed's character to people who may not know him as well as we do.  It's as if we may watch a 15 second video clip and we all receive a message and relay the many different aspects of that clip.  Imam Mohammed, having viewed that same clip, due to his nature, knowledge and great faith - it is as though he viewed the entire video clip frame-by-frame.  If you look at the film, frame-by-frame you will see that it is not one continuous picture, its hundreds of individual pictures and he took the time to view each individual frame.

Warith II also discussed Imam Mohammed's value of donations to The Mosque Cares.  In addition to hand signing the thank you letters, he would make a special dua.  Warith II did the same thing, when this became his responsibility.  When Warith sees supporters in person, he often tells them that.  The Cardinal stated "that's what we do; one has to let the donors know your appreciation." 

The Cardinal asked "What's Next?"  Warith II stated his duty is to do what his mother said to him "check with your father daily and see if he needs you for anything or if you can help him in any way."  Warith stated "Imam Mohammed was my father, my teacher, my Imam, my employer, my leader."  He plans to stay the course of what Imam Mohammed established and keep his method of leadership, direction and focus.  Our community will honor the responsibility Imam Mohammed left us with.  One of the main goals, if not the most important goal of The Mosque Cares and Warith II is to prepare recorded and archived materials of Imam W. Deen Mohammed's life's work into book form for study for ourselves and future generations.

The Cardinal asked about The Mosque Cares activities, specifically The First Sunday and Warith II explained the monthly First Sunday program is a forum that is open to leadership and members of the community with focus on Community Life (religion, business, education, etc.).  Warith stated "when a big tree dies, it has produced a lot of fruit during its lifetime, so we now benefit from that fruit and the fruit is bearing fruit."  He also discussed the annual events of Saviors Day, New World Patriotism Day, Ramadan Session and Annual Muslim Convention.  In addition Warith II handles the responsibilities of The Mosque Cares, WDM Publications and the Your Product Business Initiative.  Imam Elam mentioned to Cardinal George that The Interfaith Observer's recent article focused on The Mosque Cares Annual Ramadan Session. 

A culture of death and a lot of false gods in our lives make the gravity of the world hard, but Imam Elam reflected on the Quran [2:148] strive together (as in a race) towards all that is good and Rev. Thomas reflected the race is toward virtue.  This is testimony that our commonalities are much greater than our differences. 

In leaving, the Cardinal asked how many children Warith II has and he replied he has five children and told a little bit about each one.  Warith II reiterated what he said at the beginning of the meeting, that it was a great honor and pleasure to meet with a man of such great strength of faith and good works, whom he admires.


Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Mosque Cares Needs You To Register!

Register Online & Print Tickets Online:  24th Annual Muslim Convention
Call: 708-679-1587  Email: wdmministry@sbcglobal.net
Mail Check or Money Order Payable to:
WDM Ministry Special Events, P.O. Box 153, Matteson, IL 60443
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Under the leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammed II, we have continued the Sacred Life connections Imam W. Deen Mohammed established throughout his Ministry.  We believe and promote, as Imam Mohammed did, that there is no more important or urgent calling for us as a people, than Community Life.  Our National Convention is not just another convention or fundraiser to promote charitable works.  It represents the life-blood and future of the establishment of us as a new people, sons and daughters of father Adam (AS), the first human being Allah created, and followers of the excellent human model, Allah’s messenger, and our Prophet Muhammad (SAW).  We mustn't take this for granted.  Insha Allah we will see you at the convention or if you can’t attend, we thank you in advance for your support and generous tax deductible contribution for Your Annual Muslim Convention.  We could not have realized our past success without your donations and support.  We ask The Mosque Cares and all of its Supporters to remember you in our prayers and good works G-d willing.

As many of you know, we have produced on average one book a year since the passing of Imam W. Deen Mohammed (may Allah be pleased with him).  We are working on our seventh book, Alhumdullilah.  It is the goal and priority of our preservation effort not to alter or change Imam Mohammed's words or message in the process of transcribing to book form.  As Imam Mohammed had stated as a goal for his ministry, The Mosque Cares in conjunction with WDM Publications and the Publications team wants to produce one book a month from his many outstanding speeches, public addresses, commentary on religion and history.  Imam Mohammed is possibly the most recorded Muslim leader in our community.  As you see, we have our work cut out for us.  Through the production of CDs and DVDs throughout the years this has been our number one means of funding and supplying this vast project with edited materials that we hope can be transcribed for addition to Imam W. Deen Mohammed's exclusive library.  Those of us who love our leader and teacher the way that we do and feel that his work deserves no less than the best possible effort and use of resources at our disposal to preserve his most valued works and publications for ourselves and future generations can contribute online or by mailing directly to WDM Ministry (IWDM Recorded & Printed Material Preservation), PO Box 1061, Calumet City, IL  60409.  View our exclusive catalog online or ask for the latest version of Imam W. Deen Mohammed's Publications catalog to be mailed to you.


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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr


THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2013

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr here in the United States and around the world.  During the past month, Muslims have honored their faith through prayer and service, fasting and time spent with loved ones.  At this year’s White House Iftar, I was proud to spend time with some of the many American Muslims whose contributions enrich our democracy and strengthen our economy.  Many of us have had the opportunity to break fast with our Muslim friends and colleagues—a tradition that reminds us to be grateful for our blessings and to show compassion to the less fortunate among us, including millions of Syrians who spent Ramadan displaced from their homes, their families, and their loved ones.  To help the many Syrians in need this Eid al-Fitr, the United States is providing an additional $195 million in food aid and other humanitarian aid, bringing our humanitarian contribution to the Syrian people to over $1 billion since the crisis began.  For millions of Americans, Eid is part of a great tapestry of America’s many traditions, and I wish all Muslims a blessed and joyful celebration. Eid Mubarak.

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Eid Mubarak!

We will host Eid and Jumuah Prayer at The Mosque Cares Building this Friday.  

Eid Prayer will begin at 9:30 am [Imam Dawud Yamini] 

Jumuah Prayer is scheduled for 1:00 pm [Imam Nafis Muhammad]

Bring a dish to share and we will celebrate together Insha Allah!

If however, the moon is sighted Wednesday night then Eid prayer will be at The Mosque Cares building Thursday!


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