47 Safety Tips for Muslim Women - Part 1

North American Muslims and their institutions have long been targets of Islamophobia. As wars and terrorist attacks become a norm, backlash and hate have become expected. Muslim individuals, families, Masjids, schools, and organizations need to be prepared to beef up security. Visible Muslims, especially in women in Hijab, are at greatest risk. Given these extraordinary circumstances, we are offering these updated safety tips. We first issued them immediately after the 9/11 attacks. However, we have enhanced them based on our current circumstances. Please share widely. May Allah protect all from harm regardless of their religious, racial, or ethnic background.


Even Kings Die: Lessons from History

After 10 days of mourning, Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest in Windsor Palace. Kings and queens ascend to the throne and kings and queens descend to the ground as do all people. “From it (the Earth) We created you, into it we will return you, and from it we shall bring you forth once again.” (Ta Ha, 20:55) Everyone will unquestionably taste death. There can be no exception. “Every soul will taste death then to us you will be returning.” (al-‘Ankabut, 29:53) Eventually we will die. Every living thing will cease to exist. Everything will perish and only Allah, only the almighty God, the true King, the Majestic, the Holy, the Living (al-Hai) never dies...

Iona Endorses Imam Council of Michigan's Statement on Abortion

Press Release

Imam Mustapha Elturk, Ameer of the Islamic Organization of North America (IONA, a past Co-chair of the Imams Council of Michigan, led a committee of Imams charged with issuing a statement on Abortion. The Committee consisted of Imam Mwafak Algalaieni of Grand Blanc Islamic Center and member of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA), Imam Sayyid Mohammed Baqer al-Qazwini of the Islamic Institute of America, Imam Mohamed Almasmari of the Muslim Unity Center, and Imam Dawud Walid, the Executive Director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI). All schools of thought, including the Ja’fari school of thought, were considered while the committee discussed the abortion issue...