IONA Stands in Solidarity with Student Encampment for Palestinian Liberation

Press Releases View PDF [WARREN, MI] – The Islamic Organization of North America (IONA) proudly announces its unwavering support for the courageous students of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, who have taken a stand for justice and the liberation of the Palestinian people through their inspiring encampment. On Sunday, May 5th, approximately 20 individuals…

IONA Masjid and Learning Center Cancels Eid al-Fitr Celebration in Solidarity with Gaza

Press Releases View PDF [WARREN, MI] In solidarity with the ongoing genocide and humanitarian crisis i n Gaza and as a reflection of our commitment to supporting our brothers and sisters in their time of need, IONA Masjid and Learning Center regrets to announce the cancellation of our Eid al-Fitr celebration. [WARREN, MI] In solidarity…

Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Peace in Gaza: Clergy Unite in Solidarity

Press Releases View PDF [WARREN, MI] A diverse group of interfaith clergy gathered in front of the Henry Ford Centennial Library in Dearborn on Sunday, March 3, for a solemn occasion. Memorial prayers were offered for Airman Aaron Bushnell, who sacrificed his life in protest against the ongoing genocide and ethnic cleansing in Gaza. Amidst…

Voices of Compassion: IONA Joined “Interfaith Voices for Gaza” Event to Advocate for Ceasefire and Freedom

Press Releases View PDF [WARREN, MI] – In an exceptional display of unity and empathy, a diverse assembly of individuals from different faiths and background came together in an event titled “Interfaith Voices for Gaza: An Evening of Learning, Lamentation and Liberation”. Hosted by the Steering Committee of Friends of Sabeel – Southeast Michigan and…

IONA Hosts City Council President Pro Tem, Mr. James Tate, and Council’s Chief of Staff Keyontay Humphries

Press Releases View PDF [Warren] – Yesterday, Imam Mustapha Elturk, Ameer of IONA and Director of Operations, Naveed Ashraf, hosted Mr. James Tate, Detroit City Council President Pro Tem, along with the council’s chief of staff Keyontay Humphries. The introduction between Imam Elturk and Councilman Tate was facilitated by Rev. Stancy Adams, Chair of the…

Renowned Philosopher Dr. Cornel West Meets Michigan Leaders to Discuss the Palestinian Plight

Press Releases View PDF [Warren, MI] – On Tuesday, December 19, Imam Mustapha Elturk, Ameer of IONA, and Naveed Ashraf, Director of Operations at IONA’s masjid, recently attended a luncheon with a distinguished guest, Dr. Cornel West. The luncheon, organized by the Michigan Task Force for Palestine, gathered nearly two dozen influential leaders from Michigan’s…

Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) Holds 43rd Annual Award Gala Celebrating Human Dignity and Justice

Press Releases View PDF [Warren, MI] – The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) convened its prestigious 43rd Annual Award Gala last night at Marygrove College, marking a momentous occasion in advocating for human dignity, justice, and equity. The event commenced with an inspiring invocation delivered by Imam Mustapha Elturk, Ameer of IONA, and an…

IONA Hosts Successful Religious Diversity Journeys, Educating Seventh Graders on Islam

Press Releases View PDF [Warren, MI] – IONA proudly hosted the 2023 Fall Religious Diversity Journey, an initiative organized by the Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit (IFLC) in partnership with local schools. Nearly 100 seventh-grade students from diverse school districts immersed themselves in a day of learning about Islam and the Muslim community. Divided…

IONA Strongly Condemns Barbaric Attack on Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza

Press Releases View PDF [Warren, 10-17-2023] — The Islamic Organization of North America (IONA) strongly condemns and is deeply saddened and outraged by the horrific massacre perpetrated by the Israeli government as it launched a devastating bombing campaign on the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza. This abhorrent act has resulted in the tragic loss of…