Saturday, September 19, 2009

'Eid Mubarak!

For those in the DC area Muslim community:

Insha'Allah, the 'Eid prayer at Masjid Al-Islam will be held on Sunday (tomorrow), Sept. 20th @ 10 am. If you're in the area, come join us for this festive gathering!

4603 Benning Road
Washington, DC 20019

Directions via Metro: Take the blue line to the Benning Road stop and walk 3 blocks to Benning Road and C Street SE.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Latest on Imam Jamil

On September 3, in an interview with Dr. Kaukab Siddique of New Trend Magazine, Sis. Karima Al-Amin, Imam Jamil's wife, made the following points after returning from a visit with Imam Jamil at the maximum security prison in Florence, CO:

- The government has made it extremely expensive for family to visit Imam Jamil by imprisoning him in far away Florence, Colorado. Each time they visit, they must fly to Denver, drive to a town next to Florence, and take a hotel room.

- The family is trying to use a legal process to bring Imam Jamil back to Georgia or nearby. For this, they have attorneys who are working pro bono.

- The habeas corpus appeal is underway! This will be the means to re-try the case against Imam Jamil due to its weak foundations. Imam Jamil's family is desperately in need of funds to pay for a team of lawyers.

- Breaking News: Otis Jackson, the man who confessed that he is responsible for the crime for which Imam Jamil was convicted, is now giving testimony before Imam Jamil's attorney. This could lead to a major break in the case!

An Imam Jamil Ramadan Assistance Fund has been set up to help fight the Imam's case. The goal is to raise $20,000. If 20 communities across America collect $1,000 each, there will be enough money to carry out the habeas corpus appeal. This should not be difficult in Ramadan. If your masjid or local Islamic center is collecting funds for extended parking lots and cosmetic domes, please stop and contribute your money where it will make a difference.

Donations for Imam Jamil's legal defense committee (in the form of check or money order) can be sent to:

The Justice Fund
P.O. Box 115363
Atlanta, GA 30310

Donations to provide assistance to Imam Jamil's family (in the form of check or money order) can be sent to:

Masjid Al-Islam
Imam Jamil Fund
4603 Benning Road SE
Washington, DC 20019

Monday, September 7, 2009

Al-Quds Day Rally 2009 (DC)

(Click on flier for enlarged view)

What is Al-Quds Day?

Al-Quds Day is held each year on the last Friday of Ramadan. It is a day when Muslims around the world, as well as non-Muslims, come together to demonstrate their support for the oppressed in the world, in particular our oppressed brothers and sisters in Palestine who have been living under Zionist occupation for over 60 years (...and don't forget the massacre in Ghazzah which occurred just a few months ago).
The details of this year's local Al-Quds Day rally (in DC) can be found on the flier above. Please show your support by attending!