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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

Al-Aqidah al-Tahawiyyah/Sunni Creed by Imām Abu Ja’far Al-Ṭaḥāwī, The Outstanding Student of Imām Abū Ḥanīfah.

Image result for aqeedah tahawiyyahThe great scholar Abu Ja’far At-Tahawi, may Allah have mercy on him, said:
This is a presentation of the beliefs of Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah, according to the school of the jurists of this religion, Abu Hanifa An-Nu’man ibn Thabit Al-Kufi, Abu Yusuf Ya’qub ibn Ibrahim Al-Ansari and Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani, may Allah be pleased with them all, and what they believe regarding the fundamentals of the religion and their faith in the Lord of all the worlds.
We say about the unity of Allah believing with the help of Allah – that Allah is one, without any partners….more: sunnah

Arabic:  alhawali – English explanation at: islamhouse

ISWM IMAM MADE ECUMENICLAL REAMARKS AT THE 116TH DIOCESAN CONVENTION TAKING RISKS FOR THE SAKE OF THE GOSPEL

..The convention, which brings together both lay and clerical participants from the diocese’s more than 55 congregations and community-based ministries in collaborative decision making, will be addressed at the opening by the Right Rev. Douglas Fisher, diocesan bishop, and include ecumenical remarks from Imam Wissam Abdul-Baki of he Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts; the Rev. Jim Antal, president of Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ and the Rev. Daryl Lobban, of the Massachusetts Council of Churches..more:  masslive.com  –

Islam Teaching Is the Hero : “Imam Hailed as Hero for Protecting Suspect After Deadly Van Attack Near London Mosque”

The imam of a Muslim center in London has been praised for his “bravery and courage” in stopping an angry crowd turning on the driver involved in a van attack. One person died and eight people were wounded, two seriously, after the vehicle rammed into people leaving Ramadan prayers in Finsbury Park, north London, in the early hours of Monday morning. Imam Mohammed Mahmoud, of the Muslim Welfare House, has been hailed a hero for stepping in to protect the suspected attacker, a 48-year-old man, telling the furious mob: “Do not touch him.”…more: http://ktla.com/

In his own words: Imam Hassan Guillet’s address at Quebec City funeral for 3 mosque victims

Let us face it. Alexandre Bissonnette didn’t start from a vacuum. For political reasons, and what is happening the Middle East and unfortunately, for ignorance, a lot of things happened.

This guy was empoisoned. But we want Alexandre to be the last one to have a criminal act like that. We want to stop it. One of the definitions of madness is to do exactly the same thing and expect a different result.

If we do exactly the same thing, my friends, we will have exactly the same result. Are we happy with the result? Are we happy with six dead, five wounded, 17 orphans, six widows and a destroyed family which is the family of Alexandre Bissonnette and maybe his friends too?

Eid Mubarak -Imam Letter to Communty

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…