Michigan Rally Against Racism, Hatred, Animosity, Intolerance and Exclusion!

Michigan Rally Against Racism, Hatred,Animosity, Intolerance and Exclusion!

Michigan united Against Hatred and Racism!

Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi's words of Prayer at the University of Michigan during an anti-hate rally.

The speakers included Lt. Governor Garlin, Congresswomen Dingell, Rashida Tlaib, Congressmen Andy Levin, Ken Kettenbeil of UMD, Jordan Ackerman of UM, Rev. Flower, imam Elturk, Rabbi Lopatin, Dave Garcia, Carolyn Normandin, Gina Wilson, Rana Elmir, Rima Meroueh if Access!

Imam Elahi words of grace!

O Lord of love, justice, and truth!

You confirmed in your final revelation, the holy Quran, that hatred has no room in your kingdom!

You said that paradise is s place of peacemakers who treat their neighbors with benevolence and brotherhood!

While the hell is the home of hate mongers who hurt people with their expressions or actions based on their race, religion, nationality, language or cultural differences!

O Lord, the character, credibility, democracy, integrity, and existence of this beautiful land are in danger of destruction by the forces of ignorance, arrogance, animosity, intolerance, racist rhetorics, selfishness, and hypocrisy!

Help us O Lord to rise to our human responsibility and promote the culture of compassion, rationality, and respect!

So the rifles used in Alpaso and Dayton can be replaced with reflection and reason,

Shooting be replaced with understanding,

Death threats are replaced with dialogue,

Sanction and isolation be replaced with cooperation, wisdom, and fellowship.

Stop them O lord from justifying their hatred, supremacy, fake claims, warmongering and terrorist attacks under your name or any faith tradition!

Since you are the Lord of Love, logic, life, and dignity!

Thank you, God, for inspiring our Governor, members of our congress and community leaders and organizations for this gathering of solidarity, and support for the victims of hate, racism, and injustice!


Congratulations to Br. Nasser Beydoun and his Colleagues at Arab-American Civil Rights League!

Congratulations to Br. Nasser Beydoun and his Colleagues at Arab-American Civil Rights League!


A Great dinner event discussing advancement of social justice and civil rights in our community and country!

We were so happy to see a great number of local and federal judges attending this evening event! When we see this much progress in our community, we say two words, Alhamdolellah!

Yet a long we to go, let’s move forward with trust and tawakkol in God’s grace and guidance!

The Transcript of Imam Elahi's Prayer at Groundbreaking of Detroit Art and Cultural Museum!

The transcript of Imam Elahi’s Prayer at Groundbreaking of Detroit Art and Cultural Museum!


Salaam Akakum, peace!

In the Name of God, The Beneficent, The Merciful...

صبغة الله ومن احسن من الله صبغة و نحن له عابدون

O Lord bless this assembly of our local and state leaders and all guests, the lovers of art, beauty and brotherhood!

Let the language of art and not arm, compassion and not aggression, grace not gun, guide our planet!

Prophet Mohammad said

ان الله جميل و يحب الجمال

God is beautiful and He loves beauty!
Help us our Lord to bring more beauty to our neighborhoods, communities and country!The literature of love, peace and prayer, building bridges of unity and brotherhood, hope and healing!

Lead us O Lord from the hell of hatred to the heaven of love and liberation,

From the prison of selfishness, sin, fear, race superiority and ignorance to the paradise of understanding, sympathy, sacrifice, inclusion, integrity and justice!
O God under the hard work of our dedicated Governor and mayor and other public servants make this Motown called Detroit to one of the richest, righteous, prosperous and dynamic top cities in America again!

Based on the spirit of the letter I received from Br Dion yesterday, this ground breaking is not just expansion of space but expansion of awareness , education, construction of cultural diversity, a welcoming venue for both neighbors and strangers, a monumental move towards more safety and solidarity in our city!

We ask you O Allah the Lord of this universe to bless this vision, this leadership and the generous contributors with the light of Your Heavenly Wisdom, care and compassion for Your people and Your planet Ameen!

Our Youth, Our Legacy, Our Hope and Our Success!

Our Youth, Our Legacy, Our Hope and Our Success!


Among the people that I met last Saturday at IHW, was an Ameli young man named Khodor Farhat!

This young energetic man is blind physically but full of light, vision, aspiration, dream and dedication in his heart and spirit!

He has met personally with president Clinton, Obama and Trump in the White House and other places and has risen to a beautiful voice for the disabled throughout USA.

In our meeting, I listened to Br. Khodor's life journey since he started his school in South Beirut and I promised him the full support of IHW in his outreach mission and any possible service to disabled men and women regardless of their race, religion or nationality!

IHW is a community service center devoted to faith, education, diversity, unity and advocacy for truth, peace and justice!

Meeting with Michigan United Representatives at IHW!

Meeting with Michigan United Representatives at IHW!


Ryne Bate and Fatimah, representing Michigan United visited IHW and met with imam Elahi!

Working for human Dignity, Justices and advocacy for democracy, freedom, accountability and equality are part of Michigan United mission and vision!

After today's meeting followed with IHW board discussion it was decided that: Friday August 16 at 7 pm, IHW will host a town hall meeting with collaboration of Michigan United! Every community member is welcomed!

Agenda? Come with your questions, concerns and expectations from those who are running for presidency!

Good opportunity, especially for our young generation to be trained and take advantage of great opportunities!

Governor Gretchen Whitmer Met with a Diverse Group of Religious Leaders, Listened to the Clergy's Concerns of their Communities and their State of Michigan!

Governor Gretchen Whitmer Met with a Diverse Group of Religious Leaders, Listened to the Clergy’s Concerns of their Communities and their State of Michigan!


Imam Elahi congratulated the Governor for hosting the Democratic Debates in Detroit and expressed his happiness for last night national conversations by the candidates on issues such as health care, immigration, civil rights, climate change, racism, etc!

Imam Elahi added, while the political atmosphere of our country is poisoned with fear-mongering, anger, arrogance, support for the dictators and the character and values of our country are under attack, meeting with religious leaders and call for spiritual healing is urgently needed and greatly appreciated!

Referring to the debates, the imam appreciated the entire dialogue of all candidates, in particular, he admired Elizabeth Warren for calling White Supremacy a domestic terrorism and Senator Sanders for standing for justice and equality!

Interfaith Partners Stood Against War with Iran!

Interfaith Partners Stood Against War with Iran!


Organized with the help of Michigan United, Congresswoman Andy Levin, imam Elahi, Rev. Zundel, Rev. Rowe, Rev. Flowers and Mr. Ryan Bates addressed the media and condemned the war hawks propaganda and lies justify starting a war with Iran!

Imam Elahi mentioned that he started his interfaith journey in Iran before migrating to the US 27 years ago. Taking about religious diversity in Iran, he pointed to the existence of over 300 churches and over 90 synagogues in the country.

Though the Sunni Muslims are a Minority there are over 10000 Sunni mosques in the country.

He pointed to so many similar values in both the American and Iranian revolutions such as Declaration of Independence, freedom, life, liberty, and human equality and dignity!

Imam Elahi reminded the media of the Iranians to be the First Nation to hold candle vigil in show of sympathy for the families of 9-11 victims,

Thousands of Iranians sacrificed their blood to defeat isis, Alqeda and other terrorist cults in Iraq and Syria in addition to giving thousands of lives to prevent drug trafficking from Afghanistan to the Western world!

Imam questioned the honesty and seriousness of president Trump in sending phone number through Swiss embassy and said how can the president can be taken seriously while he keeps undoing all that accomplished during Obama Administration, disrespecting the breathtaking work of Zarif-Karry’s teams

Destroying a deal signed by our system and representatives of the major world powers? For President Trump to tear up an international treaty was an irresponsible, shameful and wrong act!

Not only he moved away from the agreement but he declared unjust sanction and economic war which based on Bolton it was meant to squeeze Iranians very hard until the pips squeak!

Giuliani went even farther saying the intention behind the sanction is to overthrow them!

Obviously violation of the agreement made more political isolation for Trump administration and and moved Iran closer to Russia and China!

Referring to recent report of Agnes Callamard the lead investigator of Khashoggi slaughtering in Saudi ambassador and their war crimes in Yemen, the imam said if anyone deserved sanction based on Agnes investigation it should be MBS not innocent Iranians!

Imam Elahi quoted Trump before the election who tweeted that the Saudi Kingdom was the world biggest founder of terrorism but now his Vice President accused Iran as the world sponsor of terrorism and still wants to negotiate!

Mr president if you really mean it then go back to the deal, cancel sanctions, and use a language of peace, respect, humbleness and not anger, arrogance, stubbornness and greed!

Threatening Iran with using words such as total obliteration, official end, crushing etc- won’t work!

As Enshtine said the definition of insanity is to do something again and again and expecting different result!

Imam Elahi stayed that the Iranians have no hard feeling for America and it’s great nation, though they are frustrated of certain practices of US governments toward them! Things like 1953 coup by CIA, support for Saddam during Iran-Iraq war, targeting flight 655 killing all its 290 passengers including 66 children, support for Mujahedeen Khalq who are responsible for killing of thousands of Iranians!

Imam concluded that still the best and the only option is dialogue, diplomacy and negotiation.

Diplomacy would work if the president silence the warmongers around him and not to be manipulated by words of Netanyahu and Ben Salman!

Remember it was Netanyahu who said that he convinced Trump to exit the nuclear deal and it was him who described the recent gathering in Warsaw as an opportunity to advance their interest in war with Iran.

Better Netanyahu solve his own criminal case with the court than adding a criminal war in the region.

How beautifully said it Benjamin Franklin “ life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late!

Let’s pray for wisdom as a way out of this global mess, confusion and chaos.

Wisdom was the main message of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad.

I am glad that we are here today to use the weapon of wisdom rather than war, death and destruction!

We call for peace and condemn hate, hypocrisy and warmongering!

Imam Elahi Addressed the Citizens for peace Assembly at the Civic Center in Livonia!

Imam Elahi Addressed the Citizens for Peace Assembly at the Civic Center in Livonia!

Citizens for Peace is a Michigan movement meets monthly to plant the seeds of peace that will grow a more peaceful world.

Imam Elahi reflected on the Quranic concept of peace. The fact that peace is one of the Quranic names of God (Salaam), and He is the One who called Paradise a house of peace. Salaam is the first expression when two Muslims see each other and its Islam’s international declaration of peace and salutation.

In Islam peace is the normal rule and war is an exception, used only as self-defense. Life is so sacred to the extend that murdering one person is equal to murdering mankind all together.

Imam discussed the paths to peace and mentioned 10 roads to establish peace including promoting justice, freedom, equality, education, respecting diversity, building trust and confidence, rejecting discrimination, rejecting the concept of might is right, fighting poverty, and exercising dialogue and decent diplomacy.

Rabbi Hornsten and Bob Podzikowski were other panelists of yesterday dialogue. They reflected on the same subject from Jewish and Christian traditions.

Text of Imam Elahi's prayer at the National day of prayer at Dearborn Council Chambers!

Text of Imam Elahi's prayer at the National day of prayer at Dearborn Council Chambers!


"Salaam and good afternoon

How wonderful to observe another national day of prayer, we praise and thank Our Lord for this blessing opportunity!

O God Please bless everyday and every moment of our life with prayer, piety, peace and progress!

Please Bless our hearts with humility, our minds with wisdom and our souls with passion and determination to represent Your kindness, character and Your Divine desires for this world!

Let’s reflect Your shining light of love, mercy, generosity and justice to end the darkness of ignorance, arrogance, hate, violence, war and terrorism!

Let’s be instruments of Your universal peace and perception to replace fire and fury with faith and friendship, brutality and bloodshed with benevolence and brotherhood, Racism, Islamophobia and antisemitism with understanding and awareness!

O Compassionate and caring Creator, Save our families, communities, State and country from any harm and evil, any physical or spiritual sin and sickness.

We praise You O Lord and ask Your assistance for hundreds of millions of people suffering from the pain of poverty, war and hopelessness, from Venezuela to Yemen, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan , Myanmar and other parts of the world.

Please help and heal those nations and save them from those unjust, greedy and deadly wars and comfort them with peace, freedom, and their human rights and integrity, Ameen."

Honorable Sam Beydoun, the wayne County Commissioner presented a resolution plaque to Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi on the day of IHW's Community Dinner

Honorable Sam Beydoun, the Wayne County Commissioner presented a resolution plaque to Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi on the day of IHW's Community Dinner.


Details on the Resolution:

"Saluting his service with the interfaith network in Michigan.

Whereas, it is with great pleasure that we, the members of the Wayne County commission, recognize and Bestow due honor on IMAM MOHAMMAD A. ELAHI of the Islamic House of wisdom, for his outstanding services community and the interface network; and 

Whereas IMAM MOHAMMAD A. ELAHI began his Islamic seminary studies at the age of 12, he quickly became a distinguished student and began his preaching at the age of 15, within a few years Imam Elahi became a national prominent speaker, advocating for social justice and civil rights; and 

Whereas, Community involvement also has been important to IMAM MOHAMMAD A. ELAHI, Who is a member many community organization‘s and is one of the founders of the Islamic of House of Wisdom, Imam Elahi along with the other founders, built the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn in 1995 and moved to its current location in Dearborn Heights in 1997; and 

Whereas, IMAM MOHAMMAD A. ELAHI is a sought – after speaker and a pioneer interfaith leader in North America, working diligently to build a spiritual and social bridges, Imam Elahi, A prolific writer and a media personality, delivers powerful Friday sermons and presentations and is a source of spiritual education and inspiration, focusing on understanding, openness, peace and tolerance; and 

Whereas, IMAM MOHAMMAD A. ELAHI Travel to London in 1986 for one year, where he had the opportunity to learn the English language, in 1989, Imam Elahi Was invited to speak at the world religious conference in San Francisco, California and travel to Dearborn, Michigan where he decided to join the growing Muslim population; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Wayne County commission solutes and commends IMAM MOHAMMAD A. ELAHI for his career not only serving the Islamic House of Wisdom, but also the interfaith network in Michigan and abroad; and, it is further

Resolved, on this 25th day of April 2019, that this resolution be spread the length upon the journal of this day’s proceedings to endure as a lasting record of acknowledgement and that a suitable copy be presented to IMAM MOHAMMAD A. ELAHI, with the best wishes to him and his continued work in the community."

American Clergy Leadership Council Awarded Imam Elahi for Promoting Marriage, Faith and Family Values!

American Clergy Leadership Council Awarded Imam Elahi for Promoting Marriage, Faith and Family Values!

ACLC held the Award Ceremony in Detroit Family Church under the leadership of Rev. David Kasbow!

Imam Elahi called Rev. Kasbow a leader who always practices what he preaches, he walks his talks in love, humbleness and service!

Imam Elahi used a Quranic reference to explain the blessing of a good Marrage in protection, purification, beatification, peacefulness and prosperity for married people!

Rev. Kasbow admired three decades of Imam Elahi’s interfaith work and the services of IHW in education, faith, unity and promotion of family union!

Another recipient of Award was Bishop John Jones from Philadelphia!

Imam Elahi's Address at the World Sabbath Annual Celebration!

Imam Elahi’s Address at the World Sabbath Annual Celebration!

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20th World Sabbath Celebration at Islamic House of Wisdom- A Great Success in The History of Dearborn Interfaith Work!

For the majority of Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists and other traditions who entered a mosque for the first time in their lives, they expressed their sincere appreciation for this experience and the kindness and hospitality of IHW congregation and Dearborn area Muslim community!

Imam Elahi passed the Peace Banner for 2020's Annual gathering to Rev. Mary Biedron of Farmington North Congregational Church!

Summary of Imam Elahi’s address at the World Sabbath!

"We at IHW feel so honored, humbled and happy to host the 20th Annual World Sabbath. First time in the Dearborn area and first time in a mosque!

We honor the memory of late Rev. Rod who initiated this event 20 years ago in Michigan, as we thank Mrs. Gail Kats for keeping this wonderful legacy!

Thank you clergy community and city officials for your presence and participation!

Special thank to our interfaith children who are here to sing the songs of love, peace, justice, friendship, forgiveness, respect and reconciliation!

They will say “ let there be peace on this earth and let it begin with me”

They will sing the song of “ we don’t want war any more”!

That is a wonderful message!

That means this generation telling the world:

No tyranny and terrorism any more!

No oppression and injustice any more

No invasion and occupation any more

No holocaust against the Jews any more

No war crimes against the Palestinians in Gaza any more

No genocide in Yemen, Syria, Afghanestan and Iraq any more.

No stunning, barbarian murder of Khashogies in Istanbul Embassy and be rewarded by money worshiping politicians in the East and West any more!

People need food and Friendship! People need security and service, being in Detroit or DC, Kabul or Cairo, Syria or Sanaa, Africa or Venezuela20th century was a century of great success in silence but spiritually a century of insanity and crazy destructive wars!

Over 250 million people were killed during the major wars which were launched in the name of nationalism, Communism, Colonialism etc!

If it’s true that our US governments spent $7 trillion in the last few decades in wars in the ME, then they should tell us if we have peace in that region now?

If a small portion of $700 billion of annual spending on war and military, contributed toward peacemaking , education and dialogue, the world would be much safer and happier!

Imam Elahi emphasized on celebrating the similarities between the world’s religions in so many values such as kindness, compassion, hospitality, humbleness, charity, prayer and patience!

The imam reflected on the Islamic greeting of Salaam and said peace start from our hearts, extended to God, people and universe!"

Muslim Capital Day a Great Success!

Muslim Capital Day a Great Success!

The event was organized by MMCC!

The speakers included MI Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Fadwa Hamoud from Attorney General, Rep. Abdallah Hamoud, Dr. Hadidi the president of MMCC, imam Masmary, Judge Bernstein and Imam Elahi.

The following is a summary of Imam Elahi's speech!

Thank you Dr. Hadidi and MMCC for your leadership, time and talent in arranging this event!

Thank you members and staff of Capital for your welcoming spirit and hospitality.

We are here to offer you the message of our Muslim community, the message of salaam, peace , love and friendship!

We are here to support your work in defending our democracy, diversity, dignity, constitution, bill of rights, Declaration of Independence, and American values and principles!

Our heart is broken to see these days one of your colleagues is under attack, harassment, psychological terror and life threat.

It’s not about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, it’s about racism, hatred and Islamophobia

This tactic was used in 2016 election and this sick tsunami of Islamophobia already started before 2020 election.

What does this poor lady has to do with 9-11?

She even signed a bill demanding compensation for 9-11 victims!

If the president cares about 9-11 why did he veto a bi-partisan resolution to end the war crimes in Yemen yesterday?

To accuse a member of Congress for 9-11 while dancing with those related to 9-11 and calling them good allies this is a big hypocrisy. This is not acceptable!

The text of Imam Elahi's Interfaith Prayer in Los Angelos!

The Text of Imam Elahi's Interfaith Prayer in Los Angeles!

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رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا وَلِإِخْوَانِنَا الَّذِينَ سَبَقُونَا بِالإِيمَانِ وَلا تَجْعَلْ فِي 

قُلُوبِنَا غِلاً لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ رَؤُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ

O God of glory and grace!

Thank you for guiding us this early morning to this gathering of faith and fellowship!

O Lord we are coming from different places of this planet, meeting at this Los Angeles Sheraton Hotel this weekend, to promote World Peace and to celebrate our similarities and appreciate our differences!

O Lord of love and justice

Bless this assembly and accept us as servants and soldiers at Your army of compassion and action!

O Allah let the light of Your Devine wisdom direct our dialogues on Universal peace and energize us to be Your ambassadors of peace, promoting patience, mutual understanding, respect, reconciliation and peaceful coexistence amount Your people regardless of their race, religion, nationality or cultural characteristics!

Strengthen our voice to reject fear mongering , hatred, extremism, war and violence and revive the culture of dialogue, diplomacy and human brotherhood!

O lord please guid us to the road of the righteous, let’s learn submission from Abraham, courage from Moses, love from Jesus and wisdom from Mohammad and every goodness and beauty from every other moral model you sent to this earth from Your heavenly kingdom!


The transcript of Imam Elahi's lecture on Los Angeles Interfaith Conference!

Imam Elahi's Interfaith Message

The transcript of Imam Elahi’s lecture on Los Angeles Interfaith Conference!

How can we contribute to peace in the family, nation and the world?


يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا ۚ إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ

Peace is a fundamental human right. Peace is a human responsibility. 

Peace is part of the revelation of our religions. 

Passion for peace is part of our prayer. Since God is love, God is just and God is peace.

Peace is the main call of our creator. The fruit of our faith and the path to paradise, the final house of peace, prayed for by every faithful.

To have universal peace we need to believe in a universal God, universal vision, universal mission, universal belief, and brotherhood.

To understand the meaning of life, the purpose of life, to realize that we are all citizens of the same world and passengers of the same planet. 

Living here for a short time with huge opportunities and huge obligations.

God has blessed us as humans with the gift of spiritual awareness, the constitution of our conscience and consciousness. 

If we ignore the calls of our conscience and follow only our desires, temptations, greed, and anger then we must be accountable soon in the court of our creator on the day resurrection!

It is a serious sin to see the suffering of many members of our human family who go through daily pain, death, and destruction and say nothing and do nothing! 

Worse than that, to support their crimes against humanity. 

Yes it’s a serious sin to support war and violence, extremism and terrorism, discrimination and racism, hate and hypocrisy.

Those monsters who continue to make even more mess and misery for our human family should not be ignored or rewarded, they must be addressed and embarrassed!

Those who are responsible for the worst human catastrophe in 21st century in Yemen and continue to genocide many generations with a bomb, hunger, and disease must not be called great allies otherwise we are responsible for the blood of the victims and the death of murdered journalists like Khashoggi.

Those who have turned Gaza to the worlds biggest concentration camp and commit war crimes against innocent Palestinians must not be welcomed and helped to be reelected.

Brothers and sisters, peace is not an empty expression, it is about good intention and good action. 

The most current social sickness is extremism. Being religious like so-called isis or racial like white supremacists, they are the same. 

The same tone, the same tactics , causing the same tragedy and using the same digital technology. 

Both are terrorists, both are criminals!We don't have good terrorists or bad terrorists.

I admire the prime minister of New Zealand , Ms. Ardern for her honesty and dignity and courageousness response to after the mosque massacres in her country. 

I'm inviting a representative from her administration to join our dinner on April 25th in Michigan as i'm inviting some UPF leaders such as Dr. Walsh and Dr. Jenkins to join our celebration of peace, a celebration of our similarities and appreciation for our differences.

This is wonderful to reflect on the document and declaration of human brotherhood recently signed by Pope Francis and the head of al-Azhar University, Dr. Ahmad Tayyeb!

Even if we cannot stop all the wars in the world and cannot make universal peace right away, we can report to our creator that we did our best!

It’s an honor to leave this world with a legacy of peace, just like the founder of Universal Peace Federation did, God bless his soul!

Congratulations to St. Mary Orthodox Church in Livonia, Palestinian Aid Society of America, Arab American News and entire Arab, Christian and Muslim Communities in Michigan

Congratulations to St. Mary Orthodox Church in Livonia, Palestinian Aid Society of America , Arab American News and entire Arab, Christian and Muslim Communities in Michigan for hosting honorable Archbishop of Jerusalem ATALLAH Hanna in the last few days!

Both yesterday and today we heard the true message of Jerusalem, message of freedom and justice, peace and dignity!

Listening to the words of this man of God, and his heavenly voice of wisdom, vision and solidarity with the poor and the oppressed, gives you hope of celebrating the human conscience and spiritual awareness everywhere on this planet!

Since president Trump claims Christianity, I ask him next time he goes to Jerusalem, stop by at the Church of this Archbishop and learn about the true voice of Jesus!

Then he would realize that his policies not only hurt the Muslims and Christians but also the true Jews everywhere!

Nothing is more harmful to the Jewish communities to defend occupation, oppression and hypocrisy under their name! 

Real security for the Jewish people won’t be achieved through destroying the entire Middle East in the name of securing them!

We love and pray to see one day again the Muslims, Christians and Jews live next to each other in Jerusalem and entire Holy Land of Palestine with peace and brotherhood!

To occupy people’s property, stopping them from returning to the land they used to live on for thousands of years and treat any resistance with bombs and bloodshed is not promising any long term security for anyone. To turn Gaza to the world biggest concentration camp won’t help anyone in that neighborhood!!

It’s time for all children of Abraham to work together as one family and stop Trump, Netanyahu, Ben Salman and other self-centered politicians from their selfish policies which produce more misery and pain for all the people in the Middle East and in particular the suffering Palestinians!

You never feel safe if there are people in your neighborhood whose human rights, including their dignity, freedom, education, welfare, security and sovereignty are denied!

Just having might, doesn’t make you right!

Breaking a Lent Season Iftar with Honorable Archbishop of Jerusalem Attalah Hanna

Breaking a Lent Season Iftar with Honorable Archbishop of Jerusalem Atallah Hanna!


Great appreciation to Fr. George Shalhoub for arranging this spacial ceremony welcoming the Palestinian Archbishop at St. Mary's Church in Livonia a day before the Land Commemoration in St. Mary Cultural Center at 18100 Merriman, Livonia!

I felt so humbled and honored to be welcomed by both Fr. And the Archbishop generous words and loving expressions!

I was kindly given an opportunity for few words!

I admired the leadership of Fr. Shalhoub as a shining light of love, wisdom and unity in our communities!

I was so happy to address our visiting guest and his accompanied delegation!

Archbishop Hanna is truly a voice of truth, justice, courage and contribution to the Palestinian cause, as he is also a voice of strong opposition to the bloodshed and war crimes in Gaza, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Libya and other areas!

He stood with great dignity and bravery against Israeli occupation of the Palestinian lands, against oppression, against the change of Jerusalem identity and relocation of American embassy to Al-Quds!

I told the Archbishop that any time I hear him talking about Palestine and suffering of Palestinian people in the last 70 years, it’s like I am listening to the voices Mary, Massieh, Moses and Mohammad (peace be upon them all).

Trump and Netanyahu declarations about the identity of Jerusalem or Golan Heights can’t change the historic facts. The world looks at these statements as big jokes than honest reality. Political propaganda can’t stop the struggle for freedom, justice, peace and the end of oppression and occupation!

(21:105) Surely We wrote in the Psalms, after the exhortation, that the earth shall be inherited by My righteous servants.

وَلَقَدْ كَتَبْنَا فِي الزَّبُورِ مِن بَعْدِ الذِّكْرِ أَنَّ الْأَرْضَ يَرِثُهَا عِبَادِيَ الصَّالِحُونَ 

Enlightening Dialogue at Sacred Heart Church in dearborn!

Enlightening Dialogue at Sacred Heart Church In Dearborn!


The identity of Mary and Jesus in Christianity and Islam!

Fr. Ken Chase, Dr. Robert Fastiggi and Imam Elahi attended the panel and Dr. Ed Demerly moderated the discussion!

There was a time for table discussions and raising questions to the panel!

In his presentation, imam Elahi thanked Dr. Mary Assel, Dr. Ed and other organizers of this inspiring and friendly dialogue and reflected in the importance of Muslims-Christians converse and connection while the world is facing the threat of extremism both in politics and religion!

Imam emphasized on the fact that out of all world’s religions, it’s only Islam that recognizes Christianity as an independent Heavenly and Divine religion and believes in the miraculous birth of Jesus from a version lady called Mary!

The fact that Mary is the only female whose name is mentioned in the Quran not once but 34 times as a heavenly lady of light, purity and mom of a messenger of God!

The fact that based on the Quran, Jesus spoke from the moment of his birth and protected the integrity of his mom and promoted prayer, charity and service!

Imam Elahi also reflected on the similar moral values and principles such love, humbleness, hospitality, forgiveness and compassion!

Imam Elahi then examined some theological differences between Islam and some branches of Christianity.

He said The Quran identifies Jesus as spirit of God, word of God, messenger and servant of God but not God! Jesus himself never said that he was God, the Bible doesn’t say it either.

Imam then pointed out to some other different approaches on issues like trinity, original sin and Crucification!

Imam concluded that regardless of few differences in some elements of our belief system, we need to work together against religious and political extremism of our time whose main targets are Islam and Christianity!

Our mosques and churches, Muslims and Christian cultures and civilizations are under attack in the Middle East! Isis and white supremacy are doing the same things, we have common enemy, that is the cancer of extremism. Religion is used for political purposes from the White House to Tel Aviv to Saudi Arabia!

Blood Donation - This morning at Plymouth City Hall!

Blood Donation- This morning at Plymouth City Hall!


I wish I had a chance to donate some of my blood to those men, women and children who are tragically wounded under the criminal and barbarian bombardments of the Saudi and Israeli oppressors in Yemen, Syria and Gaza or by evil Al-Qaeda and isis terrorists in Afghanistan, Iraq and other areas!

But still grateful to be able to help my fellow Americans, my brothers and sisters in Islam, Christianity, Judaism or other faith traditions!

Working with Red Cross to save lives in the hospitals is a rewarding and happy experience! If interested to donate blood, please reply to this email for more info!

World Sabbath Interfaith Celebration for the first time in a Mosque!

World Sabbath Interfaith Celebration for the First time in a Mosque!


Some Dearborn area interfaith leaders discussed the next Sunday celebration in their meeting at Islamic House of Wisdom!

They are calling all leaders and members of the faithful communities to take advantage of this opportunity and attend this interfaith event!

Also, a good chance for the Muslim community to show their hospitality, respect, warm welcoming, peaceful spirit and their outreach for friendship and cooperation with the rest of our nation during this unique opportunity!

We need more volunteers to make this even a turning point in our interfaith journey!