As a response to the riots and violence our country has faced during the past few weeks, Muslim Alliance of Indiana and the Indiana Muslim Advocacy Network have put together a Community Safety Alert for those Muslims and minorities all across Indiana. As there has not been any immediate threats, we ask that you stay safe, cautious and report any suspicious activities to authorities. Please share with your Masjids, communities, friends and families.
- Daily Covid positivity rate in Indiana is 5-6k/day up from an average of 650/day in April.
- statewide death rate is twice the daily maximum in April.
- healthcare system is stretched to maximum in central Indiana.
- ER, hospitals and ICU are all full
- standard of care medical treatment may not be possible in case your loved ones are admitted.
- healthcare system is operating under Covid DISASTER guidelines.
- Indiana COVID numbers are expected to climb and stay at high level in December. Rationing of healthcare resources is imminent.
Thursday, July 30th from 3-9PM
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
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
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.
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.
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
This morning, the Muslim Alliance of Indiana was made aware of a drive-by shooting that occurred at an Indianapolis mosque, Masjid-E-Noor, on Sunday, May 24th after the evening prayer. While the building did retain some damage, we are extremely grateful that no one was hurt physically. No faith community should have to worship in fear for their lives, ever.
We understand that the Masjid-E-Noor leadership has been working with law enforcement to seek answers and ensure the safety of their congregation before making a public announcement. The mosque is also working on taking several precautions including installing bullet proof windows and arranging for police patrol/protection. We encourage anyone who has any information to reach out directly to law enforcement, and avoid spreading any information that has not been confirmed by the mosque’s leaders. However, this unfortunate incident must serve as a reminder for local mosques as well as law enforcement to work diligently to prioritize the safety of our faith communities, especially on days of religious celebrations.
For more information, please see the advisory issued by Indiana Muslim Advocacy Network below and tune in to the press conference tomorrow morning.