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




Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Independence Day!


"This is IndependenceDay, 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 




Friday, June 30, 2017

COMMEMORATE Patriotism Day With Us!

Sunday July 2nd at Veterans Park in Calumet City, IL (165th & Burnham)

CELEBRATE and/or SPONSOR THIS FREE EVENT • https://www.paypal.me/TheMosqueCares


"What I mean by New World, is the unfolding or revealing of something that was with this country when the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution. That desire for a world wherein all the good human aspirations would be respected by the nation and by the people of that nation, and that no one would be denied the free expression of his noble human aspirations and he would be able to pursue those aspirations.  That kind of environment doesn't come until moral freedom comes. That is, when people are able to express freely what they feel in their moral sentiments." Imam W. Deen Mohammed




Saturday, June 24, 2017

EID MUBARAK!

Eid Prayer 9:30 AM at The Mosque Cares
929 West 171st Street, East Hazel Crest, IL

• Everyone bring a dish to share • 
• Participate in the Eid Toy Drive • 

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ramadan Session 2017 - This Weekend!

June 16-18, 2017 which is the weekend during the last 10 days of Ramadan, The Ministry of Imam W Deen Mohammed hosts the 20th Annual Ramadan Session. It will place at The Mosque Cares - 929 West 171st Street, East Hazel Crest, IL 60429.

The Ramadan Session is an intensive study weekend held during the last 10 days of Ramadan. The program was established 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 continues 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.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

This Ramadan!

As Salaam Alaikum, Ramadan Mubarak!

We are reaching out for assistance this year as we launch a well round project Insha Allah.  We have combined several TMC programs and targeted them to address growing concerns with many Pioneers/Seniors.  

  • The TMC #YouCanGrow campaign - from bucket gardens to urban farming this program encourages and educates the community on growing food.  We also share produce with local and Muslim communities throughout the growing season. 
  • Reverse Mentor Program - youth work with Pioneers/Seniors to coach them on staying in touch with the Muslim community using computers, smart phones, tablets, social media, email, etc.
  • Interfaith Against Hunger - faith based people work together to prepare meals for Pioneers/Seniors and those in need
  • TMC Sick Committee - facilitate community contact for Muslims who are ill, hospitalized, confined to a nursing home, rehabilitating or recuperating at home or in a medical facility. It is our goal to reach out with concern, care and compassion.

We appreciate your consideration in donating to our good works.

By Mail:  The Mosque Cares, PO Box 1061, Calumet City, IL  60409

Visit our website often to view our programming.

JAK,
TMC Community Outreach Team

 

Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed
The Mosque Cares
P.O. Box 1061, Calumet City, IL 60409
Phone: 708.679.1857 | Email: wdmministry@sbcglobal.net
 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Honoring Those Who Sacrificed This Memorial Day

"This is the Memorial Day 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." Imam W. Deen Mohammed 


Friday, May 26, 2017

RAMADAN ACTIVITIES AT TMC

As Salaam Alaikum, Ramadan Mubarak!

The Ministry of Imam W Deen Mohammed - The Mosque Cares greets the blessed month of Ramadan beginning Saturday, May 27, 2017.  May Allah bless all the Muslims with a successful Ramadan fast.

The Mosque Cares is hosting programs and activities during the month of Ramadan. You, your family and friends are invited to these programs, including:

• Weekly Jumuah - Khutbah begins at approximately 1:15 p.m.

• Daily Isha and Tarareeh prayer

• June First Sunday Community Program

• MIWDM Charity Challenge - details announced at the June First Sunday program

• Ramadan Session Weekend June 16 - 18: The program was established 20 years ago by 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 continues 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. Visit www.RamadanSession.net for program details, speakers list and to purchase tickets.

• Ramadan Session Iftar - Friday June 16th & Saturday June 17th.

• TMC Coordinated Sick Committee - compassionate outreach to our most vulnerable in the community; those who are ill, recuperating, housebound, hospitalized, in therapy >> Volunteer or sign up someone in need:  
http://bit.ly/TMCSCSignUp
  
Address:  929 W 171st, East Hazel Crest, IL

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Join The Mosque Cares Friday 5/26 for Ramadan Moonsighting Event


  • Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed - The Mosque Cares hosts Ramadan Moonsighting Event Friday May 26th.  
  • Activities begin about 8:15; we will pray Maghrib and then look for the new moon.  
  • Please bring a dish to share for a potluck meal.
  • Location:  929 West 171st Street, East Hazel Crest, IL  60429



Thursday, April 6, 2017

An Overwhelming Success: 300 Meals In 2.5 Hours

Interfaith Against Hunger Event and First Sunday classes were conducted Sunday, April 2 at The Mosque Cares.  View Program Photos and Video Here


Friday, March 3, 2017

April 2nd - Interfaith Against Hunger Event - Register Today

Join Muslims Against Hunger, The Mosque Cares and B'nai Yehuda Beth Sholom as we spend the afternoon in an Interfaith effort to prepare meals to feed our Seniors (Pioneers), those in Need and the Homeless! 

Join Muslims Against Hunger; WDM Ministry • The Mosque Cares and B'nai Yehuda Beth Sholom as we spend the afternoon in an Interfaith effort to prepare meals to feed our Seniors (Pioneers), Those In Need and the Homeless.  We welcome you, your family and friends as we work together to make the meal packages which will be delivered to those in need.  We need volunteers to help prepare meals packages.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST REGISTER! Registration will close by March 31st, 2017.
Register Here

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WHEN AND WHERE
Date:  Sunday April 2, 2017
Time:  Doors open at 12:00 PM CT | Event Starts: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Event Address: TMC - 929 West 171st Street, East Hazel Crest, IL  60429
Contact us: WDMministry@sbcglobal.net

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

RAMADAN SESSION 2017




"Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down as a guide to mankind and a clear guidance and judgment so that mankind will distinguish from right and wrong." [2:183]

 

The last 10 days of Ramadan will not coincide with the New Medina Retreat so the Ramadan Session will not be held at New Medina this year.  Imam W. Deen Mohammed's Ramadan Session will be held June 16-18, 2017 at The Mosque Cares • 929 West 171st Street, East Hazel Crest, IL 60429.  Imam's desiring to participate should contact us with your topic of interest. Please do not delay as it is a first come basis. If you have never presented before The Community of Imam W Deen Mohammed would love to hear from you.


Friday, February 24, 2017

This Saviors Day Weekend

The Community of Imam W Deen Mohammed and those associated with the Legacy of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad are celebrating Saviors Day this weekend in Chicago.

Join The Ministry of Imam W Deen Mohammed for Jumuah today and stay for a shared meal. Doors open at noon. Location is The Mosque Cares Building at 929 West 171st Street, East Hazel Crest, IL 60429.

Tomorrow we commemorate Saviors Day at the Chicago Midway Marriott. Get Program Details, your Tickets, secure Vending Space and Donate online: www.SaviorsDay.net.

Sunday we are back at at The Mosque Cares Building which culminates in a Day of Service, CRAID reunion and farewells to those of us who traveled.

Donate by mail, check payable: WDM Ministry, PO Box 1061, Calumet City, IL 60409

Happy Saviors Day to all of our Brothers and Sisters and special thank you and duas for our Muslim Pioneers.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Saviors Day This Weekend

As Salaam Alaikum,
Dear Imams, Business Persons & Community of Believers:

We invite you to come together as we celebrate a very special time on a very special occasion • Saviors Day 2017 Commemoration “Reflecting on Our Past to Establish a Future Life” which takes place February 25, 2017 at the Chicago Marriott Midway Airport located at 6520 S. Cicero, Chicago, IL.  Doors open at 11:00 AM.  The Saviors Day Program [$25] begins at 1:00 PM and the Hadid Award Banquet [$75] starts at 6:00 PM.  New Africa Marketplace will be open 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Vendors secure your space for $75 which covers a table, 2 chairs and all day access.

The Mosque Cares [Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed] extends our personal regards and open invitation as we welcome your support and participation in commemorating our history and building our future. We are appealing to you to renew your commitment to Imam W. Deen Mohammed’s Legacy, Mission and Vision by purchasing tickets for Saviors Day and tickets to The Annual Hadid (IRON) Banquet.  

As part of our mission, The Mosque Cares is committed to helping establish a balanced community life, witnessing the eternal wisdom of the words of G-d and the life exemplified by Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).  Part of what balances our life is our established history and traditions.  Based on the precedent set by The Honorable Elijah Mohammed, Imam W. Deen Mohammed charted the Saviors Day course for us, by sharing with us the richness, significance and purpose of our Saviors Day Celebration.  On one occasion, he stated: “We observe Saviors Day to stay in touch with The Best of our LIFE. The Best of our History…For our History is more important that what happens any single day…We want to recall this history! We want to yearly have this occasion to recall our Best Life!”   In addition, he provided a clear structure on what Saviors Day should be about! “Saviors Day should be a day to focus on our history, but not for the sake of just recalling history, but also to benefit from the best of our past history, as we make history, that is what it should be about!”  All of what Imam Mohammed provided to us as inspiration will be part of our Saviors Day 2017.  

Your support is needed.  We encourage that you don’t delay and purchase tickets for you and your family now.  You are also able to donate and sponsor registrations for others.
● ONLINE: www.SaviorsDay.net where you are able to purchase and print your tickets.
● BY MAIL: WDM Ministry Special Events ● PO Box 153, Matteson, IL  60443.
● BY PHONE:  708-679-1587

Other weekend events held at The Mosque Cares Building • 929 W. 171st Street, East Hazel Crest, IL

Fri Feb. 24: Jumuah (Khateeb, Imam Alfred Muhammad)

Sun Feb 26:  Day of Service – Sunday Feb 26th from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

2017 February First Sunday Highlights

February 5, 2017 - The Mosque Cares hosted the First Sunday Community Program; highlights include:

- Imam Dawud Yemani presented Reflections on Saviors Day 1968-2017
- Imam Warithudeen Mohammed II discussed The Your Products Program distributor request for a new and exciting product.  G-d willing, Your Products will be able to make a low cost/large purchase which will allow us to work with community entrepreneurs and small business in this community development strategy. The Your Products program starts with our community’s unique position and provides a venue to find and foster entrepreneurs. 
- Br. Rod Bashir discussed civic engagement and his political campaign.
- Br. Abdul-Rasheed Akbar spoke about important topics pertaining to opening and running a successful business.
- Imam Agin Muhammad hosted Quranic Arabic class.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLP8fi-L7OG4F4AnrzN7nsJ1QY4uMN-rGE

Photos:  https://themosquecares.smugmug.com/Events/2017-Feb-First-Sunday
 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sign Up Deadline - Affordable Care Act

TOMORROW January 31st, is the deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act.  Apply or renew your Marketplace coverage online www.HealthCare.gov or by phone 800-318-2596. TTY users dial 855-889-4325.  To find in-person assistance in your area, visit www.LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov.

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

This Friday • Jumuah and Working Against Hunger Workshop

DONATE - http://tinyurl.com/TMCSUPPORTER
By Mail - THE MOSQUE CARES • PO BOX 1061 • CALUMET CITY, IL 60409

THIS FRIDAY SCHEDULE 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 - 10:15 - Light Breakfast
10:15 - 10:25 - Introductions
10:25 - 10:30 - Zamir Hassan summarizes workshop goals
10:30 - 11:00 - Warithudeen Mohammed II presents TMC community engagement
11:00 - 11:15 - Brian Zakem presents Metro Chicago Jewish community engagement
11:15 - 11:30 - Falak Z Ghatala presents Muslims Against Hunger, Faiths Against Hunger, Hunger Van, history, background, and current activities
11:30 - 12:00 - Abu Bakr Sakhu presents People helping people in need - Bundle Services with Community Cafe
12:00 - 12:15 - Q&A
12:45 - 1:45 - Jummah Prayer (Khateeb Imam Elam Muhammad)
1:45 - Lunch
2:00 - 3:00 - Closed session next steps discussion between Muslims Against Hunger and The Mosque Cares
 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

An Open Letter to President Barack Obama

 



See response to our open Letter To President Obama from the Ministry of Imam W Deen Mohammed - The Mosque Cares


The Honorable Barack Obama
The White House
Washington, DC 20500


Dear President Obama:


As you move to the next chapter of your life, The Mosque Cares - Ministry of Imam W Deen Mohammed sends special thanks and appreciation for your service to the United States and the Global Community. Your Presidency is the greatest thing to happen to us, as a Nation.  In 2008, my father, Imam W Deen Mohammed stated “I strongly believe that he (Senator Barack Obama) will become the President.  His success has already sent signals to our spirits, our sentiments, and that will make for a new spirit in Black America.” Throughout the past eight years, your continuous leadership, work and dedication for the common good is evident in your numerous accomplishments which include:


- After 100 years of talk and failed efforts, health care reform is a reality.
- The U.S. has done more to combat climate change than ever before for example, carbon emissions have decreased 9 percent. 
American leadership has been refocused and reaffirmed in the world, recognizing our strength derives from our values and the depth and breadth of our global partnerships.
- The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act spurred economic growth amid the greatest recession since the Great Depression. 
Race to the Top competitive grants encourage and reward states for education reform.
- There has been increased focus of support for our Veterans.
National Service expanded and is encouraged via the Serve America Act.
- The Claims Resolution Act benefits African American farmers discriminated against by the U.S. Department of Agriculture when applying for loans and assistants to start and maintain farms.

We end this letter quoting you, “We the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.”


We pray G’d continues to bless our country and all of our good works.


Imam Warithudeen Mohammed II
President

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Honoring Dr Martin Luther King Jr

"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Imam W. Deen Mohammed said "G-d created people to be a community and it is only in community where you get your full freedom to live out your capacity or your ability as a human being.”  

Americans from all walks of life plan to come together for a day of service carrying on traditions of our pioneers and paying it forward.  Today and everyday, commit to helping, working, volunteering, donating toward the betterment of mankind. #MLKDAY


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Join Us at TMC For Brunch January 1st

Join us at TMC this morning; brunch program begins at 11:00 AM: 929 West 171st Street, East Hazel Crest, IL 60429

 

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 cra...