Tag: Imam

Message of Eid

 As-Salaamu Alaikum dear  and  beloved community, The Holy day of Al-Odha is here and with its sacredness, we remember the infinite bounties of Allah upon us and His guidance. We remember the sacredness of our pact with Allah we gave…

Holy Weeks in the Shadow of Death

When I attend services of other faiths, I try to participate as much as my knowledge and my own faith commitments allow. I do not speak the language of Islamic prayer (Arabic) but I was generally familiar with what is…

‘All In The Same Boat,’ Faith Leaders Bring People Together When They’re Far Apart

Other faith groups are also emphasizing helping others. The Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts in West Springfield is delivering groceries, toilet paper and hand sanitizer, donated by their members, to the elderly and the disabled even if they’re nor Muslim.

Wissam Abdul-Baki, the imam, said when it comes to the pandemic, we’re all in the same boat.
“You see, the virus does not say you are Muslim and you are Christian and you are Jewish,” he said. “All people together are one in the boat…more: VPR

Imam Ramadan Message

As-Salaam ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatullah dear Community,
How many beloved has left this world and died,  and they do not have any more chances to fast?
How many are sick and ill  and cannot fast or stand   for prayer at night, even they wish and will?
You  and I are very lucky to reach Ramadan… very lucky indeed!
Therefore, may Allah make  you and me  grateful to  Allah, for allowing us to reach this blessed month.
Let’s thank Allah in our statements, actions, and especially our manners.
Allah says (which means): “Say, “In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy – in that let them rejoice; it is better than what they accumulate.”.
Ramadan Mubarak,
Imam Wissam Abdul-Baki,
Islamic Society.of W. MA

Ramadan Imam’s Message

Ramadan Mubaraak My Dear Community, As-Salaam ‘AlaikumwaRahmatullah, Here is the special gift of Allah coming back. Here is the Month of Ramadan carrying to us, the blessings of Allaahsubhanah, inviting to reform and rebuild our heart, mind and body with…

Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts, Interfaith Council to hold vigil of solidarity

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Forty-nine people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshipers in what the prime minister called terrorism and "one of New Zealand's darkest days.”

 …“We have had an outpouring of messages of sympathy and solidarity from our neighbors and interfaith colleagues,” said Dr. Mohammed Saleem Bajwa, a Holyoke physician and society member, of the event being held in the aftermath of the Friday shootings at two New Zealand mosques that has been labeled as terrorism and that left 49 people dead. “We have planned the interfaith event because everyone wants to come and show support.” Bajwa said the center’s Friday night prayer service attracted a “relatively larger crowd” than usual. “There was a sense of surprise: ‘How could it happen?’ People expressed a lot of sadness, fear and concern,” said Bajwa of reaction to the attack that occurred during similar services in Christchurch, a city of about 400,000 on New Zealand’s South Island.
“Imam Wissam Abdul-Baki preached about peace, tolerance and respect for humanity. He led the prayers for the victims of this brutal act of killing and also prayed that justice, mercy and peace will prevail.”…more: masslive – more ISWMFaceBook

UK Imam Message for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is an incredibly important date, which should act as a reminder that we must live its values on every other day of the year. This year, more than ever, men have a responsibility to take part in the conversation, and have a responsibility to do what they can to further women’s rights. It is not women’s responsibility alone….MORE:independent