Message from our Imam
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