Message from our ImamAssalamu 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
What a year this has been! Check out the AMI 2018 Annual Report Here!
AMERICAN MUSLIM INSTITUTE
**AMI Statement on Sri Lanka Tragedy**
The tragic events in Sri Lanka are heartbreaking. The American Muslim Institute expresses it’s solidarity with Sri Lanka and all those that are suffering from injustices. We send our prayers and unwavering support to our brothers and sisters.
Yet again a handful of individuals filled with hatred have spread terror and chaos in sacred places of worship.
The AMI community will not allow these few, filled with hatred, to overcome our mission of tolerance, understanding and peacefulness. May we all be a part of a world that can see the beauty, strength and respect in every individual.
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.
American Muslim Institute Press Release
The AMI community is saddened by the latest decision and its prospect of division and violence in the Middle East. As part of the tri-faith initiative, we hope that someday, Jerusalem will accommodate the different religions that make up its history and present fabric. Living side by side in harmony is a reality that can only be achieved through true empathy and respect for one another’s beliefs, dignity, and humanity.