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In The Wake Of The 2016 U.S Presidential Election

Imam Mustapha Elturk, Ameer of the Islamic Organization of North America, delivered a message to the community regarding the outcome of the 2016 United States presidential election. You can view his message by clicking on the image or reading the message below.
Assalamu Alaikum WRWB,
With every new challenge comes a new opportunity. Allah (SWT) said, “And it may be that you dislike a thing and it may (turn out to) be good for you. And it may be that you like a thing and it may (turn out to) be evil for you. Allah knows and you don’t know.” (al-Baqarah, 2:216)
The Prophet (SAW) once said to Abdullah Ibn Abbass (RAA), “Young man, I will teach you some words. Be mindful of God, and He will take care of you. Be mindful of Him, and you shall find Him at your side. If you ask, ask of God. If you need help, seek it from God. Know that if the whole world were to gather together in order to help you, they would not be able to help you except if God had written so. And if the whole world were to gather together in order to harm you, they would not harm you except if God had written so. The pens have been lifted, and the pages are dry.’ ”
This should be our attitude. No need to panic. Things will be alright, in sha Allah. As a matter of fact, the outcome of the elections has opened up opportunities for us Muslims which we would not have if Hillary had won. Mainly, opportunities of dawa, sharing our beautiful religion and message with others. As Allah (SWT) said in surah Fussilat “Repel evil with good, lest those whom you have enmity with become your close and intimate friend.”
Yes, we need to be cautious, however, there is no need to panic. Be patient and persevere in doing the great work our Faith expects us to do and rest assured that God is with us. In Him alone we place our trust.
Wassalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh!
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IONA’s mission is to transform its members and help transform the surrounding communities to righteous, God-fearing people, who collectively strive for the highest moral standard and constantly seek forgiveness from our Creator to earn His pleasure. We seek His compassion and mercy in this life and in the hereafter. We rejuvenate our soul through internal struggle and spiritual exercise in worship of our creator God. The strength of our belief in God gives us the courage to establish good and forbid evil, thus promoting a system of justice for all mankind.