December 31, 2020 • Imam • Statement

Have a Safe & Happy New Year!

Asalamu Alaykoum A few months ago, we celebrated the memory of the migration of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) from Mecca to Medina, which also marked the beginning of the new Islamic year (1442 H).   Two months ago, we commemorated the birth month of Prophet Muhammad, also known as the month of Rabii Awwal. Both events … Continue reading Have a Safe & Happy New Year!


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Asalamu Alaykoum
A few months ago, we celebrated the memory of the migration of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) from Mecca to Medina, which also marked the beginning of the new Islamic year (1442 H).
 
Two months ago, we commemorated the birth month of Prophet Muhammad, also known as the month of Rabii Awwal. Both events were an opportunity for the Muslim community to benefit and learn more about the contributions of the Prophet to the world.
 
As we now approach the end of yet another year of our life, this is a good time to re-evaluate our characters, our actions, and set forth new goals to better ourselves. This includes improving our spiritual connection with our faith via righteous deeds and prayers.
 
Let’s plan a good new year resolution that includes overcoming all the shortages we had last year, investing in more devotion to Allah and to understanding our religion, taking care of our elderly and needy, and strengthening the relationship within our own community as well as with our Tri-Faith neighbors.
 
By working on these goals, we strive to have our names enlisted among those who are seeking Allah and His pleasure, and therefore His paradise. Let’s remember His words in the Quran:
 
وَسَارِعُواْ إِلَى مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا السَّمَاوَاتُ وَالأَرْضُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ (3:133)
3:133 And vie with one another to attain to your Sustainer’s forgiveness and to a paradise as vast as the heavens and the earth, which has been readied for the God-conscious
الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ فِي السَّرَّاء وَالضَّرَّاء وَالْكَاظِمِينَ الْغَيْظَ وَالْعَافِينَ عَنِ النَّاسِ وَاللّهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ (3:134)
3:134 who spend [in His way] in time of plenty and in time of hardship, and hold in check their anger, and pardon their fellow-men because God loves the doers of good.”
 
I want to take this opportunity to wish our community members, our dear neighbors at Tri-Faith Initiative and everyone reading this message the happiest and most blessed New Year.
 
May Allah bring His peace on this earth.
Be safe, well, and healthy.
 
Imam Mohamad Jamal Daoudi

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December 26, 2020 • Transition Announcments

AMI Announces New President

Omaha, NE (December 26, 2020) – ​After more than a decade of leadership as President of the American Muslim Institute (AMI), Dr. Syed Mohiuddin announced his plan to transition from his current role as the President. Dr. Mohiuddin will remain and continue to serve on the AMI board of directors, as well as continue his … Continue reading AMI Announces New President


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Omaha, NE (December 26, 2020) – ​After more than a decade of leadership as President of the American Muslim Institute (AMI), Dr. Syed Mohiuddin announced his plan to transition from his current role as the President. Dr. Mohiuddin will remain and continue to serve on the AMI board of directors, as well as continue his role on the Tri-Faith Initiative board. The American Muslim Institute board elected Vice President Karim Khayati to serve as the next President of the AMI.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve the AMI them and our partners in multifaith, social justice communities, and I am excited to open that opportunity to next group leaders.” says Dr. Mohiuddin.

During his tenure, Dr. Mohiuddin co-founded AMI, formerly the American Institute of Islamic Studies and Culture, to be a premier Islamic center in the Omaha area. With a vision grounded in the Islamic faith, belief, and traditions, he led the creation of this institution that continues to affirm the core values of Islam principles of Acceptance, Compassion, Equality, Justice, and Peace.

“Dr. Mohiuddin is one of a kind. His disciplined approach was instrumental in the establishment of the American Muslim Institute that is grounded in American pride and welcoming to Muslims from around the world,” shares new AMI President and Tri-Faith board representative, Karim Khayati.

 


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December 31, 2019 • Social Justice

AMI Message to all

The American Muslim Institute Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the recent violence attacks against our Christian and Jewish brothers and sisters. We at the American Muslim Institute are offering our deepest condolences to the victims of the shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ in Texas, over the weekend. So … Continue reading AMI Message to all


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The American Muslim Institute

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the recent violence attacks against our Christian and Jewish brothers and sisters.

We at the American Muslim Institute are offering our deepest condolences to the victims of the shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ in Texas, over the weekend. So does our thoughts go the victims of the Hanukkah attack at the Rabi’s home in New York.

All of us have a right to safely observe our holidays in our places of worship. We condemn such domestic terrorist attacks fueled by hate crimes.

We are hoping as we enter a new decade that our initiatives in 2020 will give the platform to help foster coexistence in peace and harmony amongst people of all faiths.

AMI Board and Staff


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December 31, 2019 • Fundraising

What a year this has been!

Check out the AMI 2018 Annual Report Here! Message from our Imam Assalamu Alaikum Almost two years ago I had the pleasure and honor to join you and serve as the first Imam for the AMI community. I wanted to take share with you our achievements and vision insha’Allah. With the help of Allah, we … Continue reading What a year this has been!


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Check out the AMI 2018 Annual Report Here!

Message from our Imam

Assalamu Alaikum

Almost two years ago I had the pleasure and honor to join you and serve as the first Imam for the AMI community. I wanted to take share with you our achievements and vision insha’Allah.

With the help of Allah, we stabilized our five regular prayers in the mosque where we are seeing a regular stream of members regularly attending – more are always welcome 😊. Our Friday prayer is filled with quality educational topics that relate to our current lives. We also fixed the Jum’a time to a 1:30 pm year-round schedule to make it convenient for our community – currently we increased our attendants to approximate about 140 people attending, and more of sisters too so please join us.

We have also continued and increased our regular activities and classes including, Sisters Halaqas on Sundays in English, Fridays in Arabic, Introductory Islam on Saturdays, Tafsir and Sirah on Thursdays, Youth group on Sundays, Adult Arabic Classes on Sundays, Soccer Training on Friday nights, continuing Ramadan activities such as Iftaars, Taraweeh, Khatmul Quran and Lailatul Qadr, Zakatul Fitr distribution, two very well attended and organized Eids, weekly Sunday school, monthly Potluck 1st Friday of each month, Newsletters and much more – please join us at any of these events.

I also visited sick members in the hospital more this last year, conducted funerals and marriages, and I am still working to get to know more about the community through social events. Invite me to tea sometimes so we can talk or visit me during my regular scheduled office hours at the Masjid. We can discuss anything you like over tea or coffee.

I have welcomed students from over 20 local schools to tour our Masjid and talk about Islam – I spoke at UNO, visited and taught at churches and temples, attended social and civil clubs. I represented AMI and the Muslim community on TV and print – I am a regular contributor in the Herald on Saturdays fortnightly called “From the pulpit” every 2 months. I fulfilled my part as a good representative of Islam and AMI in being a peaceful messenger of Islam.

I look forward to the day when AMI becomes the core of our Muslim community and involving members with different programming topics that resonate to them; to creating stronger bonds with other Islamic centers and filling the gaps in our Islamic knowledge and grow together in Islam; elevating the level of religious maturity and understanding. This, and more, is my goal.

Please find enclosed our annual report for year 2018. We appreciate your continuous support to our mission and to our mosque. May Allah bless you and multiply the reward multiple folds for your generous support.

وَقُلِ اعْمَلُواْ فَسَيَرَى اللّهُ عَمَلَكُمْ وَرَسُولُهُ وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَسَتُرَدُّونَ إِلَى عَالِمِ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ فَيُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ(9:105)

9:105 And say [unto them, O Prophet]: “Act! And God will behold your deeds, and [so will] His Apostle, and the believers: and [in the end] you will be brought before Him who knows all that is beyond the reach of a created being’s perception as well as all that can be witnessed by a creature’s senses or mind-and then He will make you understand what you have been doing.”

Imam, Mohamad Jamal Daoudi


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December 31, 2019 • Social Justice

American Muslim Institute Statement 10.27.18

The members of the Omaha Muslim Community and the American Muslim Institute would like to express our deep condolences to all the victims and their families of the tragic shooting that took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.We condemn such horrific acts of terrorism and we keep the victims and their families … Continue reading American Muslim Institute Statement 10.27.18


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The members of the Omaha Muslim Community and the American Muslim Institute would like to express our deep condolences to all the victims and their families of the tragic shooting that took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
We condemn such horrific acts of terrorism and we keep the victims and their families in our prayers.

AMI Board


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