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Indiana Muslim Community Condemns Anti-Catholic & Anti-Muslim Comments

Indiana Muslim Advocacy Network, Muslim Alliance of Indiana, and the Muslim Community Center, on behalf of their leadership and constituents, strongly condemn past anti-Muslim and anti-Catholic remarks posted on Facebook by John Jacob, the Republican candidate vying to represent Indiana State House District 93. 

The remarks posted on the personal facebook page of Republican candidate John Jacob attack two religious groups that have the right to freedom of religion, a fundamental principle in our constitution. His posts sow bigotry and division in our Hoosier state. In such a divisive time, we expect candidates from all political parties vying to serve in the Indiana General Assembly to champion the cause of unity and fight against hatred and bigotry. We expect them to be representatives of ALL Hoosiers and we call on Mr. Jacob to renounce the hateful comments.

The two organizations, along with multi-faith orgnaizations and allies across the state, stand firm with the Indiana Muslim community and the Catholic parishioners and assert that such bigotry and hatred has no place in our Hoosier state. 

Signed in unity, 

Hiba Alami
Executive Director
Indiana Muslim Advocacy Network
Muhammad Safder
Shura Member
Muslim Community Center
Fatima Hussain
Board President
Muslim Alliance of Indiana 
Hydre Abdullah
Shura Member
Muslim Community Center

The United States is gripped with a pandemic and calls for racial justice and equity. Islam provides an approach and relevant guidance on these topics for people of all faiths and backgrounds.

We invite you to join this program as we explore this guidance and posit practical solutions to the problems facing individuals and households today.

6:00 Islamic Guidance for Living in a Pandemic
Iqbal Mitiche

6:07 The Correlation between Patience and Success
Imam Ahmed Alamine

6:13 A Meaningful Life: The Cure for Hopelessness
Dr. Nasser Karimian

6:28 Racial Justice and Islam
Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans

6:43 Faith or Science? The Relationship between Islam and Science
Imam Mohammad Sirajuddin

6:55 Safeguarding the Heart
Imam Ahmed Alamine

7:10 Conclusion and Final Thoughts
Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans

Thursday, July 30th from 3-9PM

We are proud to announce that we will be having our first ever KHATEEBFEST! [Watch here on Facebook Live or register for Zoom: bit.ly/MAIdayofarafah]

This khateebfest will host 13 Imams and speakers across Indiana and the United States, covering a variety of spiritual topics. Join us in welcoming our guest speakers as they share their knowledge, wisdom, and answer questions.

See our schedule below along with our featured guests:

3:05 | Imam Muhammad Ndiaye, Al Haqq Foundation
“Family Structure in Islam”

3:35 | Imam Ismail Abdul-Aleem, Masjid Al Mumineen Indianapolis
“My Father’s Sacrifice and How It Shaped My Spirituality”

4:05 | Abdullah Ali, Resident Khateeb-Central Indiana
“Educational Benefits We Gain From Hajj”

4:30 | Hamas Najeeb, Resident Scholar Muslim Community Center Indianapolis
“Reviving the Islamic Spirit”

5:00 | Imam Mohammad Sirajuddin Islamic Society of Michiana
“Purposeful Dawah”

5:15 | Imam Ahmed Alamine Masjid Al-Fajr Indianapolis
“Healthy Hearts and Good Manners is Your Path to Jannah”

5:45 | Dr. Sarfraz Khan Masjid Omar Geist Community Center
“How Faith Helps Manage Anxiety and Depression During Challenging Times”

6:10 | Dr. Ihsan Bagby, Assoc. Professor Islamic Studies, University of Kentucky
“Racial Justice and the Hajj”

6:30 | Imam Abdul-Latif Sackor, Islamic Center of Rhode Island
“Having Real Hope in Allah”

7:00 | Dr. Nasser Karimian, Alhuda Foundation
“Never be Outdone”

7:30 | Imam Mo Umer Al Salam Foundation
“Legacy of Ibrahim A.S.”

8:00 | Iqbal Mitiche, School of Islamic Law at the University of Madinah
“The Sacrifices of Hajar”

8:25 | Sh. Gyasi Mckinzie, B.A. Islamic University of Madinah/M.A. Theological Studies, Vanderbilt University
“Confronting Finality”

Note: The views expressed by guest speakers made during this event or other MAI events are those of the speaker and not of MAI. Speakers at MAI events, or their presence therein, does not constitute an endorsement of the speaker or their institution.

Hoosiers across the state have been asking the same question: what’s next? What more can we do to support the Black Lives Matter movement? And for Muslim Hoosiers especially: how do we translate our faith and beliefs into action? There have been worldwide protests associated with the death of George Floyd, demanding that lawmakers reform the policies and laws that govern police officers.

On Wednesday, July 15th from 7-8pm, we will have a conversation with State Representative Cherrish Pryor about the legislative process at the State and local level and Kenneth Allen of Black Lives Matter, on future goals of the Movement. This webinar will be led and moderated by Judge David Shaheed.

Join us: register now through Zoom or tune in through Facebook Live!

A panel of medical professionals from the Al-Salam Foundation and Masjid Al-Fajr communities has determined a set of Mosque Reopening Guidelines that cover details from risk factors, resources and safety recommendations, and spiritual/mental wellness needs.

Note: This guidance seeks to advise Indianapolis mosque leaders on how best to resume congregational services safely from a medical perspective. It is understandable that every mosque board makes different decisions. These guidelines are intended to aid community leaders in making such decisions.

Committee Members:
Dr. Nadeem Ikhlaqee
Dr. Shamaila Waseem
Dr. Faisal Khan
Dr. Sakib Khalid
Dr. Rahila Qazi
Dr. Mohammad Alhaddad
Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed
Dr. Waqar Mahmoud
Dr. Eyas Raddad