PRESS RELEASE | According to reports from NBC News and the Boston Herald, there were two explosions today in Massachusetts that took place in close proximity to each other near the end of the finish line at the annual Boston Marathon. Currently, the source of these explosions is unknown, and law enforcement agencies have not commented on whether this event was an accident or a deliberate act of terrorism. Numerous individuals have been gravely injured.
On Saturday morning of March 2nd, 2013, Dr. Abidi and the U.M.A.A. delegation met with Haj Hassan Alaouie, chairman of the Young Muslim Association (YMA). Haj Alaouie, along with his team, made great suggestions for the Conference of Ali on Memorial Day Weekend.
On Sunday, March 3, 2013, Dr. Ehtisham Abidi, the president of UMAA, met with Sister Lamis Srour to discuss the educational issues that are facing our community. Sister Lamis Srour is a prominent educator in the community in Dearborn. She is a school teacher at Geer Park Elementary School and a member of the Board of Education of the Muslim American Youth Academy (MAYA) in Dearborn.
Earlier in March, the UMAA delegation, led by Dr. Ehtisham Abidi and Dr. Azmat Husain, met with Haj Jamal Dakroub (ICA Chairman) on Saturday, March 2nd in Dearborn, MI. Haj Dakroub has been a long-time community leader in the Dearborn area.
The responsibility of Islamic Seminary can be summarized in one statement, but explaining that word would need several books. That word is “Guardianship of the orphans of the progeny of Mohammad”. What is guardianship? What is the limit of the orphans mentioned in this sentence? To whom should these orphans are related? Have we realized this duty? Have we fulfilled it?
For decades, Shia [Muslim] civilians in a number of countries have been subjected to a countless of criminal assaults and acts of terrorism. Especially in Iraq and Pakistan, these acts have been very prevalent and have culminated in numerous kidnappings, murders, and targeted attacks on civilian crowds in markets, residential areas, and places of worship, and have resulted in a great number of deaths of innocent civilians. The death toll from a single terror bombing may add up to hundreds of innocent lives.
The Crescent Moon Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in North America announces the verified sighting of the crescent moon after sunset on Tuesday March 12, 2013. As a result, Wednesday March 13th, 2013, will be the first day of the month of Jumada al-Uola 1434 A.H. for all of the United States and most parts of Canada.
The UMAA delegation, led by Dr. Ehtisham Abidi and Dr. Azmat Husain, met with Ali Jawad, the founder of the Lebanese American Heritage Club (LAHC), on Saturday, March 2nd in Dearborn, MI. Mr. Jawad has been a long-time community leader in the Dearborn area. He was behind many initiatives that encouraged social and diversity awareness, education and civic engagement.