ISWM Eid al Adha Prayer Information

Asalamu Alaikum Dear Community Members, Please bring your own prayer mat, folding chair for elderly and an umbrella to cover yourself from sun or rain. WHAT: Eid al Adha Prayer WHEN: Tomorrow Takbeerat Start at 8AM Salat Al Eid at…

Dr. Kimat Gul Khatak: We All belong to Allah and to Him we Shall Return

 Dr. Kimat Gul KhatakInna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raaji’oun: (We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return). We all belong to Allah and to Him we shall return. Surely, Allah takes what is His, and what He gives is His, and to all things He has appointed a time, so have patience and be rewarded.
It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of:
Dr. Kimat Gul Khatak
A well respected Cardiologist in the Area.
Dr. Khatak graduated from Liaquat Medical College, Jamshoro, Sindh in 1963 and completed his Cardiology fellowship from Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA in 1979.
An active leader in Islamic and civic organizations, one of the Founders and the First President of the Islamic Society of Western Mass.
He was also a trustee of APPNA (American Pakistani Physicians of North America.
Was a Past President and active member of Islamic Council of New England.
A very generous, friendly and Supportive person
May Allah forgive him, shower His Mercy on him and grant him a very peaceful abode in Jennah.
Make perfect his bereavement, and forgive her departed
Imam, Board and Members of Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno’s Statement About the Deadly Fire That Killed Three Members of the ISWM Community

ISWM SUPPORTSpringfield Mayor Domenic Sarno issued a statement to 22News saying: I am heartened, but not surprised by the outpouring of support that continues to come in the aftermath of the tragic fire at 49 Belmont Ave. – we’ve always been a very caring city. Special thanks goes out to all our city departments, especially Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi’s ‘hands on’ approach, state public safety officials, the American Red Cross, PVTA, First Student, South End Citizens Council, Paul Picknelly of Hilton Garden Inn, neighborhood residents especially Judy Arrington, Maxine Stein and Deirdre Griffin of Jewish Family Service, Fire and Police Chaplains Rev. Cofield and Father Hamilton, and property ownership and management. When we called, they were there. A very special thanks goes out to my friend Imam Wissam Abdul Baki and his team, who when I called came on our site to play an important and pivotal role, not only in facilitating communication with all the involved families, but just as important allowing us to respect Muslim culture and traditions…more:  wwlp.com


..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  –

Imam Wissam of ISWM Spoke at the115th Annual Diocesan Convention of The Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts

The Rev. Daryl Lobban addresses last year's annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts. The Respected Wisam Abdul-Baki, Imam of the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts, brought warm greetings of peace from the Muslim community. He spoke about our commonalities, our appreciation of coming together in faith without fear. He spoke of common beliefs in the Muslim and Christian communities—most importantly that we are all connected to God.,,more:  https://www.diocesewma.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Journal-of-2016-Convention.pdf