Photos&Video: The Common Word Alliance Clergy Interfaith Organization 12th Anniversary in Dearborn Heights

24 November, 2022
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Photos&Video: The Common Word Alliance Clergy Interfaith Organization 12th Anniversary in Dearborn Heights

Common Word Alliance Clergy Interfaith Organization celebrated Thanksgiving and its 12th Anniversary on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022, with Thanksgiving prayers. The event was held at the Honorable Imam Elahi`s Mosque Islamic House of Wisdom. 

The Mayor of Dearborn Heights Bill Bazzi, Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi, Dr. Fares Hamade, Chairman of the Islamic house of Wisdom, and Micho Asi a Board Member, delivered welcome address along with Stephen Grady Muhammad Deputy Chief of the staff, on behalf of Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evens, Wayne County Commissioner Martha G. Scott, the Mayor of Hamtramck Amer Ghalib, and David Conrad from Archdiocese of Detroit on behalf of his Excellency Archbishop A. Vigneron.

We`re thankful to all for its attendance and specially to Mohammad Hussain Ali Elahi for opening event with reciting Verses from the Holy Qur`an which is followed with faith leaders from various faiths and denominations including all together saying CWA`s and MASCH`s Interfaith Pledge – Prayer.

The Keynote Speaker for the program was Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah, from Wisconsin, the former President of the Islamic Circle of North America, and the Shariah Scholars Association of North America. Dr. Zulfiqar Shah is currently the Executive Director and Secretary General of the Fiqh Council of North America and Religious Director of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, USA.

Dr. Zulfiqar Shah developed the topic “The Importance of Interfaith Dialogue” explaining in a very beautiful way the reasons of misunderstanding, disagreements, and divisions among the people from various faiths and denominations with his suggestions of how to build unity in the entire humanity through dialogues, mutual respect, and in honoring the Golden Rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself” which the most religions in the world following the same. Due to Dr. Zulfiqar`s academic and other achievements as the worldwide renown scholar and speaker, we would like to recommend him to you for your events as a speaker because he is the one from among the best academics in the whole world. 

During the program “Interfaith Community Service Awards” from the Common Word Alliance and Certificates from the Honorable Debbie Dingell, Congresswoman/United States Representative, was presented to Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi/Islamic House of Wisdom, Honorable Cylenthia LaToye Miller Judge, 3rd Circuit Court, Honorable Martha G. Scott Wayne County Commissioner, Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Honorable Amer Ghalib the Mayor of Hamtramck, Dr. Karen Majewski the former Mayor of Hamtramck, Dr. Ghaus Malik a Founder of IAGD Islamic Association of Greater Detroit, Rabbi Asher Lopatin, Rabbi and Shimon Edut, Rasheed Taheer, Waheed and Sabiha Rashid, Rev. Rodney Gasaway, Fr. John Phelps, and many more.

WATCH LIVE VIDEO https://www.facebook.com/Dearborn.org/videos/3291809787752480



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