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**

4.21.19

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.

AMI Board

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 in our prayers.

AMI Board

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.

AMI 

February 29, 2016 • Uncategorized

Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala to speak in Omaha for Girls Inc. this summer

POSTED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016 12:00 AM | UPDATED: 2:18 PM, WED MAR 2, 2016. By Michael Kelly / World-Herald columnist She is the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, an advocate for education and the rights of women and girls. Still a teenager, she is known worldwide by merely her first name — Malala. And she … Continue reading Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala to speak in Omaha for Girls Inc. this summer


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POSTED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016 12:00 AM | UPDATED: 2:18 PM, WED MAR 2, 2016.

By Michael Kelly / World-Herald columnist

She is the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, an advocate for education and the rights of women and girls. Still a teenager, she is known worldwide by merely her first name — Malala.

And she is coming to Omaha on July 18, speaking at the fundraising luncheon for the nonprofit Girls Inc.

“She is probably going to be our most meaningful speaker for girls to date,” said Roberta Wilhelm, the social service agency’s executive director. “Girls are moved by her story and relate to her.” Read the entire article here.


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February 26, 2016 • Uncategorized

First Presbyterian Church expresses support

First Presbyterian Church January 18, 2016 Dr. Mohiuddin: On behalf of the congregation at First Presbyterian Church, the Session expresses our support for our community and our desire for you to confidently feel you and all Muslims are a vital part of the Omaha Community. As Muslims and Christians, we believe God miraculously welcomes and … Continue reading First Presbyterian Church expresses support


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First Presbyterian Church

January 18, 2016

Dr. Mohiuddin:

On behalf of the congregation at First Presbyterian Church, the Session expresses our support for our community and our desire for you to confidently feel you and all Muslims are a vital part of the Omaha Community. As Muslims and Christians, we believe God miraculously welcomes and accepts each of us. And so we show our faith by in turn accepting others regardless of their faith, culture, or ethnicity. Read the entire letter here.


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February 26, 2016 • Uncategorized

Three congregations come together at Tri-Faith Campus in Omaha

National Catholic Reporter by Elizabeth A. Elliott OMAHA, NEB. It started with a conversation about parking lots. Rabbi Aryeh Azriel, a senior rabbi at Temple Israel, a Reform Jewish congregation, was speaking to Bob Freeman, past president of Temple Israel, about building a new place. They both remarked how nice it was to share parking … Continue reading Three congregations come together at Tri-Faith Campus in Omaha


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National Catholic Reporter
by Elizabeth A. Elliott

OMAHA, NEB. It started with a conversation about parking lots.

Rabbi Aryeh Azriel, a senior rabbi at Temple Israel, a Reform Jewish congregation, was speaking to Bob Freeman, past president of Temple Israel, about building a new place. They both remarked how nice it was to share parking lots with a Methodist church and an Omaha theater on High Holy Days.

They planned to relocate to West Omaha and contacted Dr. Syed Mohiuddin, president of the American Muslim Institute, whose group was also relocating. The conversation moved from sharing parking lots to wondering about a campus where three communities — Temple Israel, along with Muslim and Christian houses of worship — would share what is now known as the Tri-Faith campus. Read the entire article here.


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January 11, 2016 • Uncategorized

A Rabbi, Priest And Imam Are Building The House Of One In Berlin

The House of One A priest, rabbi and an imam walk into a house of worship…This isn’t the start of a joke – it’s the start of something even better: Posted by AJ+ on Sunday, December 13, 2015. See the video below.


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The House of One

A priest, rabbi and an imam walk into a house of worship…This isn’t the start of a joke – it’s the start of something even better:

Posted by AJ+ on Sunday, December 13, 2015. See the video below.


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January 10, 2016 • Uncategorized

First Congregational, United Church of Christ express support and solidarity

January 4, 2016 We are First Congregational, United Church of Christ in Red Oak wish to express our support and solidarity with the Muslim Community. The current climate of fear and mistrust of all Muslims runs against one of the simplest messages of love taught by Jesus, found in Mark 12:31 – “Love your neighbor as … Continue reading First Congregational, United Church of Christ express support and solidarity


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January 4, 2016

We are First Congregational, United Church of Christ in Red Oak wish to express our support and solidarity with the Muslim Community. The current climate of fear and mistrust of all Muslims runs against one of the simplest messages of love taught by Jesus, found in Mark 12:31 – “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

We do not condone the extreme actions of any radical individuals or groups, Recently we hosted Dr. Syed Mohiuddin, president of the American Muslim Institute and representative of Islam from Tri-Faith Initiative in Omaha, Nebraska. Read the entire letter here.


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