Friday, August 1, 2008

Meet the Dallas Imams

Assalam Alaikum,

Respected community members and leaders, below is a list of respected North Texas Imams that have accepted to participate in "Know our North Texas Imams" event at ICI on August 2nd at ICI after Maghrib.

Saturday, August 2nd, after Maghrib -
  1. Imam Yusuf (IANT)
  2. Imam Hassan Kariem (Oak Cliff)
  3. Imam Sayid (Carrollton)
  4. Imam Yaseen (Plano)
  5. Imam Khalid (Down town)
  6. Imam Khalid (Darul Huda)
  7. Imam Hassan (Arlington)
  8. Imam Fayyaz (Mesquite)
  9. Imam Nadeem (Arlington)
  10. Imam Fouad (Denton)
  11. Imam Abdul Rasheed (Lewisville)
  12. Imam Said Atif (Arlington)
  13. Imam Abdus Salam (Arlington)
  14. Imam Moujahid (will not attend because of travel)
  15. Imam Zia (will not attend because of travel)

Jazak AllahShoaib and NTIC Council

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Should the Muslims of North America be allowed to ask simple questions ?

What is the problem of this Muslim Ummah today. Basically as I see it we are morally and religiously bankrupt:

1. When a religious leader or the person referred as an Iman has a podium power and uses it in front of the congregation to blast a person who because he was late performed the prayers .... we are bankrupt.
2. When Muslim's brings their infants or teenager to Musjid. These kids do not have any respect for the institution and the parent watch them as if all is right .... we are bankrupt.
3. When the kids smoke control substances on Musjid's property and we accept it as a norm .... we are bankrupt.
4. When we think by being on Shura or influencing Shura member give us power and we have become almighty, Jamal Qadura may have done some things which were unacceptable but if we accept Jr. Jamal Qadura's and participate ..... we are bankrupt.
5. When restriction were placed on people for entering a Mosque in the past and today we do not allow Jamal to be a member of the General Body, no body has the courage to step-up to the plate ...... we are bankrupt.
6. When Muslims kill Muslims as it is going on in Libya and none of the Imams has a courage to address the situation .....we are bankrupt.
7. When an Iman buys a property much higher than his worth and pockets hundereds and thousands of dollars and congregation has no courage to report to the INS, Homeland Security and IRS .... we are bankrupt.

A bankrupt bank, institution, nation and religion has no (right) reason to survive unless major surgery is done to correct the situation. That is what we are faced with today. I beg and ask you to address these issues and be inclusive by inviting other experts who may help us .... We as an Ummah need help. Reminds me why we still exist is because or Prophet Mohammad Salalho Aliahay Waslam dua and fikar "Umati, Umati Umati".

Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaykum,
My very respected Imam.Thank you,thank you,thank you. Alhamdu Lillah for the contribution of your time and the initiative efforts
that you took for getting all the Imams together and share their individual thoughts to serve the community is really a Blessing & Niamaa for us. I try to participate in this type of program as it's educational and motivates in bringing peace & unity in the
community. I believe that, the goal of the "Imams Conference" as the title says is more of the Imams jobs,performance in their
respective community and to share each other how to establish better Muslim community .
I humbly request if one of you talk about the role of Imams and how to present a better service in our society .
Jazak Allah Khairun.

Anonymous said...

Is he qualified ??
Lets start with Abdul Karim's Dua for Somali. Brother Karim just said
"sheikh you didn't say for Somali".
Mr. Said response was not appropriate in the floor .From there,that
was a unpleasant relation between them.
I tried and talk to Mr. Said to make solah but he neglected like he is
so high in status that is no way to
compromise. Imam could ease on the issue right at the beginning
,saying sorry I will do big Dua in future
for Somali,instead....
Is that an acceptable behavior from an Imam. NO.

I want to recall what happen with Sheikh Muhamad at the Fajar
prayer,when Mr. Said was late and
Sheikh Muhamad lead the salat.
What he did to Abu Musa a very elderly person in the community.
Is that the behavior we can accept from an Imam. NO

Anonymous said...

Cry for help:
I cannot beleive how this brother can be an Imam. Someone doing the
major sins; like lying, cheating, dividing the community in the Masjid
Dar El Eman for the sake of his personal interest, making forguries,
slandering, backbiting, and when ever you look his history, is very
dirty. Suppose the issues of his business house in Frisco Texas and
his immigration status are all against the sharia of Islam and the
laws of the united states of America.
We have been waiting for a long time for something to
happen. Hopefully this will be taking care of as soon as possible. I
want to remind you lot of our brothers in the community of Masjid Dar
El Eman have stopped coming to pray or participate in activitis in the
masjid and the only reason is the MR. SAID ATIF and his problems. We
are requesting he should voluntarily leave or be forcibly removed from
sacred position of IMAM.

Anonymous said...

Emotional fitna continues, it is one after another.
ZAssalamu Alikum Brothers Wa Rahmatu bAllahi Wa Barakatuh.

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُحِبُّونَ أَنْ تَشِيعَ الْفَاحِشَةُ فِي الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ ۚ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنْتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ {19}

[ 24:19] Lo! those who love that slander should be spread concerning those who believe, theirs will be a painful punishment in the world and the Hereafter. Allah knoweth. Ye know not.



وَالَّذِينَ يُؤْذُونَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ بِغَيْرِ مَا اكْتَسَبُوا فَقَدِ احْتَمَلُوا بُهْتَانًا وَإِثْمًا مُبِينًا {58}

[ 33:58] And those who malign believing men and believing women undeservedly, they bear the guilt of slander and manifest sin.


My name is: Said Atif ( Imam of Dar El Eman Islamic Center).

Insha ALLAH this is a Naciha to all Muslims, not to be fooled by the real bankrupt ones!
Dear brothers, the man who wrote this e-mail, talk about me, back-bited me, slandered me, and all of it in my back, and he is wondering why we are bankrupt? so let me explain to him why?
I will insha ALLAH answer to your major sins one by one.

1. When a religious leader or the person referred as an Iman has a podium power and uses it in front of the congregation to blast a person who because he was late performed the prayers .... we are bankrupt.
Answer: * because you have no clue about the sunnah of Rasoul ALLAH(saws), if there an incident, involving a person, he would always address it, but without mentioning the name, but He would say << what about some people>> check the case of Dtha_lutaybiyah as in bukhari and Muslim and i can give many more you if you want me too, but you are the last one to care about the sunnah of RAsou ALLAH(saws), don't you think this is one of the reasons we are bankrupt, people like you talk about religious leaders, keep in mind you have not been coming for the Masjid since you resinged after you did not get what you wanted(I will explain it later).
* you never told me this, or gave me Naciha, if you think I was wrong, but instead you have chosen back-biting trough e-mail,don't you think this is one of the reasons we are bankrupt, committing major sins.

Anonymous said...

Respone of Mr. Said:
3. When the kids smoke control substances on Musjid's property and we accept it as a norm .... we are bankrupt.

*Subhana Allah, talking about kids with such acusations, can you mention one exemple, and can you also mention one of the people in charge that know about it, or that is the best you can do! making up Buhtan(go find what that means), and could you tel us what you have done about it? by the why what about the one who would not mind sitting with costmors buying them beers and some occasion you know what!as a muslim.don't you think this is one of the reasons we are bankrupt


4. When we think by being on Shura or influencing Shura member give us power and we have become almighty, Jamal Qadura may have done some things which were unacceptable but if we accept Jr. Jamal Qadura's and participate ..... we are bankrupt.

if you have the courge? say who you are talking about and face him with it!if you are a man but you are not! and as an Imam let me difend the brother you are reffering too, i am not going to violate the sunnah, but I will teach you about the Quran also: in this case as a gudge I have the right to mention both of your names, it is you and your hatred towards Brother Maqsoud, you hate the man since he was chosen as a shura member, knowing that both of you have personel essues, none of my business, but as the Masjid goes, all you wanted is to be the president of Dar El Eman, none from the shura members voted for you, but for Maqsoud, and that was the reason why you resigned, not the lies you mention in your e-mail regading your resignation(not even saying the truth) , also how dare you compare yourself to Maqsouid? you don't have his qualifications, his Islamic manners, keep in mind that you were asked as a nominee if you deal with Haram? you wrote=yes, you said<< you buy alcahool for your costomar, sit with them, and.......>>

Anonymous said...

Beautiful:
5. When restriction were placed on people for entering a Mosque in the past and today we do not allow Jamal to be a member of the General Body, no body has the courage to step-up to the plate ...... we are bankrupt.

you don't come for Salat, you never invited Qadoura for Salat, but you invited him only for the meetings, with hope to cause fitna, otherwize tell us why? a man who does't mind, but enjoy causing fitna between Muslims, wanted to be the president of Dar El Eman and represent the community!don't you think this is one of the reasons we are bankrupt, by the way Qadoura has more courage than you. He said that you invited him, and I respect that from him, not from a caward like you.


6. When Muslims kill Muslims as it is going on in Libya and none of the Imams has a courage to address the situation .....we are bankrupt.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنْ جَاءَكُمْ فَاسِقٌ بِنَبَإٍ فَتَبَيَّنُوا أَنْ تُصِيبُوا قَوْمًا بِجَهَالَةٍ فَتُصْبِحُوا عَلَىٰ مَا فَعَلْتُمْ نَادِمِينَ {6}
[49:6] O ye who believe! If an evil-liver bring you tidings, verify it, lest ye smite some folk in ignorance and afterward repent of what ye did.

this is my dear brothers a clear evidence for you that this man doesn't remember the last time he prayed Jumua in his life, otherwize I dear you to mention this in Dar El Eman, about me, if you are a man(remember you are not) they will trough you in the Dunbster, since the begining of the change in Tunisia, Imam Said Atif of Dar El Eman for 11 Jumuas in the row only talked about: corruption, Dthulm, Dthalims( Muslim rulers by name), dectators, the suffering of our brothers and sisters around the world, by the way where were you last jumua to hear about Libiya and Kaddafi, did you pray jumua at all?, or business comes first? you acouse people without knowing anything just lestning to your shaytan!don't you think this is one of the reasons we are bankrupt.

Anonymous said...

He made it personal as with everything else:
7. When an Iman buys a property much higher than his worth and pockets hundereds and thousands of dollars and congregation has no courage to report to the INS, Homeland Security and IRS .... we are bankrupt.

read the Ayah on your # 6 major sin first, than as the prophet(saws) said:<< the bayinah(evidence) is to be brought forth by the one who make the aligation, and the Yamin(to swear in the name of ALLAH) is on the one who denies>>

now, why don't you bring the evidence and I am giving you green light to give it to every member of the community, if not what kind of sin did you just commit? it is called BUHTAN( go learn about it if you have time to learn your Deen), you said:<> how about you caward and Munafiq, why ask others to do things and spare your self and act like you arte amir al-mu'mineen, and fair is fair, all the brothers you have e-mailed this to except me( brothers keep in mind my name is not included in this e-mail groupe, it was forwarded to me, so that you know, all he is saying, is on my back, and it is about time for all of you to refuse accepting to have part of this Ghibah and Nameemah and these major sins, you share it with him equaly for ALLAH SAID:

[ 5:2]; but help ye one another unto righteousness and pious duty. Help not one another unto sin and transgression, but keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is severe in punishment.>>)




وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَىٰ ۖ وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ {2}

Anonymous said...

Another request for help went to>>>>
After greeting salam,Iam going to inform you that soo many bad things
or(FITANIS)are going inside Dar el Iman masjid causing by one person
calling Mr:Said Atif,he is the main root of FITNA in the
masjid.Mr:Said Atif his atitude and his behave are very bad;
really he is not qualify to be Imam when you look his behavior.
Mr:Said Atif is causing big problem inside the community in the
masjid dividing into groups,doing backbiting,whatever he is doing if
it is in his interest is good ,if not it is HARAM,that is the way he
is working.We are requesting Mr:Said Atif to stepdown and leave from
the masjid as soon as possible.Wa salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi

Jashim said...

That Imam is the most bankrupt.He should be terminated immediately.

Anonymous said...

The committee of Said hand chosen, personally influenced,lone rangers who think they are above the law is another problem. Jamal was a saint compared to some of them.

Anonymous said...

Jamal served Dar-el-Iman for ten years. This year, on the day when the person who set-up fire on the Musjid property, the Imam and the present and past Shura were absent from the court. The person present there was JAMAL. He was not allowed to attend the General Body Meetings by Maqsood Khan and his membership was not accepted. He did provided his membership application along with a check of $ 50. We are Muslims to serve our needs, our agendas, and some of us start thinking as if we may be almighty.

Anonymous said...

One Muslim Brother wrote to thank an Imam:

My very respected Imam.Thank you,thank you,thank you. Alhamdu Lillah for the contribution of your time and the initiative efforts
that you took for getting all the Imams together and share their individual thoughts to serve the community is really a Blessing & Niamaa for us. I try to participate in this type of program as it's educational and motivates in bringing peace & unity in the
community. I believe that, the goal of the "Imams Conference" as the title says is more of the Imams jobs,performance in their
respective community and to share each other how to establish better Muslim community .
I humbly request if one of you talk about the role of Imams and how to present a better service in our society .
Jazak Allah Khairun.

Anonymous said...

If a blind Imam took five or seven blind Shura members to see an elephant, imagine the description of that poor beast:
On Feb 27,in our General Body Meeting when one of our long time board
> member Mr. Tariq wants to say
> some thing Mr.Said stopped him and make him to leave the meeting
> which was unauthorised ruling .
> Is that an acceptable manner from an Imam & is that any of his job
> responsibilities to be in the GB Meeting.
>
> Recently he commented Brother Tariq as Munafiq and further added that
> I will not forgive you in the day of
> judgment.How arrogant an Imam could be that he has NO FEAR OF ALLAH.
> Thing is he accused,harassed
> so many brothers that he is tired of making solah now.Thats not end ,
> few days later
> on the 28th March he declare 5 more Munafiq. Looks like very soon half
> of the community gone be Munafiq.
>
> Sheikh,please,note if an Imam is tired of making solah and can say
> that I will not forgive you until the day of
> judgment. What can we expect from that Imam and where is the respect .
>
> My next email gone be why the Shura resign.and how the Fitna started.
> Note: I stopped emailing to general body members..

Said Atif said...

Asalamu Alikum
It’s Me: Imam Said Atif
Not anonymous
By the way these are two brothers trying to make it like the whole community
Br: Jashim and Br: Masoud
This Alhamdu Li-Allah should leave no doubt in nobody’s mind how come I ‘am the Imam # 14 at Dar El Eman.
I will not get to their level but this we I got to say:
{وَالَّذِينَ يُؤْذُونَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ بِغَيْرِ مَا اكْتَسَبُوا فَقَدِ احْتَمَلُوا بُهْتَانًا وَإِثْمًا مُبِينًا}
[33:58] And those who malign believing men and believing women undeservedly, they bear the guilt of slander and manifest sin.
{إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُحِبُّونَ أَنْ تَشِيعَ الْفَاحِشَةُ فِي الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ ۚ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنْتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ}
[24:19] Lo! Those who love that slander should be spread concerning those who believe, theirs will be a painful punishment in the this world and the Hereafter. Allah knoweth. Ye know not.
And please ask them what is exactly your problem with Imam Said Atif?
These are signs of the end of the time! Today we like to have an Imam that says:
Yes to halal and yes to haram, yes to munkar and yes to ma’arouf, yes to haq and yes to batel.
حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ Allah is Sufficient for us! Most Excellent is He in Whom we trust.
Wa Asalamu Alikum.