Home      |      Weblog      |      Articles      |      Satire      |      Links      |      About      |      Contact

Militant Islam Monitor > Articles > Iowa Muslim Recognition Day a celebration of dhimmitude

Iowa Muslim Recognition Day a celebration of dhimmitude

February 20, 2007

MIM: Muslim Recognition Day as Iowa state officials celebrate dhimmitude and da'wa at a yearly event much to the delight of the Islamists.

Muslim Recognition Day a Success!

Alhamdulillah, Muslim Recognition Day 2007 was a success. The Islamic Council of the MidWest would like to thank everyone who worked really hard to make this event successful. Jazakumallahu Khairan and May Allah give Jannatul Firdous to all of us, Amen


On second recognition day, Muslims are urged to keep building bridges By MEGAN HAWKINS

February 18, 2007

Alex Alavi, 13, wishes more of his young acquaintances would have gone to Muslim Recognition Day on Saturday in Des Moines.

If they did, they might better understand him and his religion.

"I like to see what my heritage was, and where I come from," he said, explaining why he and his uncle, Mohsen Alavi, were among the more than 300 people at the celebration.

The oldest surviving mosque in the country is in Cedar Rapids, and Iowa Muslims number about 10,000, according to Imam Ibrahim Dremali. But many of them still feel misunderstood at times.

Dremali said the day was to "celebrate, to teach people, and the whole purpose is to build bridges."

"I like to hear people who don't call Muslims outsiders, terrorists," said Mohsen Alavi. "Some people have been in this country longer than many Americans. I hope people took this to heart."

Muslim Recognition Day was first celebrated last year. It falls near Feb. 15, the anniversary of both the establishment of an Iowa Muslim organization by a few families in 1925, and when they built and opened their mosque in 1934.

The festivities, at a Principal Financial Group building, included remarks from notable Iowa leaders including Lt. Gov. Patty Judge, Principal's chief executive, Barry Griswell; Dr. Rizwan Shah and Imam Taha Tawil.

Students from the New Horizon Academy, a Muslim School, spoke and sang, food from various Islamic countries was served, and experts hosted workshops on topics ranging from the role of women and families in society to getting involved in politics.

Zahabiya Kapadia, 9, wrote and delivered a speech.

"Islam teaches us to respect our god, our parents and our neighbors," Zahabiya said. "Islam teaches us to respect everyone, not only certain people. God said, All mankind, we created you ... so you may know each other and not despise each other."

Judge summed up the day, challenging the group to continue the discussion and to work on raising awareness.

"The dialogue has to be ongoing, and that's my challenge to you," Judge said. "You are part of this state, a valuable part, making valuable contributions, and we appreciate you and your contributions very, very much."


Iowa becomes Umma: Politicians welcome radical Islamists - as Ibrahim Dremali wages da'wa Jihad from the Islamic Center of Des Moines

November 1, 2006

MIM: Iowa Muslims are waging political, and demographic Jihad aimed at transforming Iowa into the first state in the United States of Allah. Last year Governor Tom Vilsack was praised for is dhimmitude by radical Islamist Ibrahim Dremali , Imam of the Islamic Center of Des Moines, when he proclaimed 'Muslim Recognition Day' and Des Moines Mayor Cownie followed suit, making Iowa's transformation to the Umma official. For their part Muslims could not contain their glee at the blissful submission displayed by public officials and saw their public acknowledgement of Islam and regarded it as the first step before conversion.

"For the first time, members of four area mosques welcomed Iowans to "join in the making of history and get a taste of what it feels to be a Muslim."

Emboldened by sucess Iowa Muslims quickly announced their own mayoral candidate and Sol Mohammed wrote in the Iowa Muslim newsletter that:

In addition to the dhimmitude of local politicians Iowa Muslims have been exploiting taxpayer funding and state and federally funded institutions to promote their political, social and educational Jihad. An example of the degree to which Muslims are attempting to main stream Islamism in Iowa can be seen in the fact that The 1st conference of the Islamic Foundation of Iowa did not take place in a mosque, but was held at at the taxpayer funded Central Middle School in Waterloo Iowa, despite having being a religious gathering with unmistakeably Islamo supremacist agenda : "The practical structure of building an Islamic society -Come to know the future visions and plans for Muslims in Iowa." (see newsletter below)

The use of a public school premises for such a Muslims only event does not violate Iowa laws regarding the separation of church and state, and is being exploited by Islamists who are able but (The conference included 'adult and children's lectures in english and Bosnian and a sleepover )

The way the Muslims obtained the premises is another example the radical Islamist strategy at work which Dr. Daniel Pipes refers to as 'stealth Islamists' whose strategy is to get Muslims into positions in public and political life who can promote and Islamist agenda and undermine the system from within. This type of 'cultural Jihad' can prove more effective in destroying America through the physical Jihad of terrorist attacks. As Muslim Brotherhood founder Sheik Yusuf Qaradawi pointed out in 1995: 'America will not be conquered by the sword - but by da'wa'.

Al Qawadawi 's prediction is coming to fruition in Iowa. A case in point is the recent formation of a Ceder Rapids branch of the Muslim American Society, a group whose plans for America are in it's name. The group made their announcement at a library and the Mayor, Kay Halloran, welcomed the Al Qaeda linked group with open arms:

"I want everyone to know how happy I am this
organization has chosen Cedar Rapids as its home," she
said during the ceremony. "We are honored and delighted
to have you with us."

For their part the MAS director made it clear that Iowa was on the fast track to becoming part of the Umma and the first state in their goal of a Muslim American Society:

It's a perfect time to introduce the Muslim American
Society to the state of Iowa," said Cedar Rapids resident
Mohamad Elmasry, executive director and director of media
relations for the new chapter. "We hope that our
comprehensive services will be assets to Iowa's Muslim
community and the Iowa community at large."


MIM:In Iowa Saudi funded groups like MAS which register as non profits, need only pay a nominal custodial fee in order to use public premises like schools, universities and libraries. This is a great boom for da'wa since these venues will enable them to attract non Muslims, who are already using the facilities and will be lured to a lecture about Islam under the pretence of broadening their 'cultural awareness'.

It is no coincidence that the former president of the Islamic Center of Des Moines, Ako Ahmed Abdul Samad is a member of tthe Des Moines school board and is trying to move from a a civil service post to infiltrate the state government by running for state representative in order to push an Islamist agenda and gain more ground for Muslims both by pushing for Muslim interests and propagating Islam under the guise of multi culturalism and diversity. (see below)

In 1995 Dr. Daniel Pipes explained the threat posed by militant Islam "Unnoticed by most Westerners, war has been unilaterally declared on Europe and the United States". More then a decade later the template for Jihad being waged in the U.S. can be seen in the case Iowa, where radical Islamists are in the process of turning one America's heartland into the first Islamic state. Since arriving in Iowa in 2004 Former Boca Raton Imam Ibrahim Dremali has opened an Islamic New Horizons School with the funding from the Wahhabist Islamic Society of North America and is teaching an Islam 101 course at Drake University. Dremali has even broadcast his proclivity for martydom on Iowa television, when asked about the Danish cartoons during an interview the keffiyah clad cleric replied:

"Prophet Mohammed, praise be unto him, to us, he's more valuable than even our own lives, own kids. God is No. 1 and then Mohammed. When they attack him, they attack the whole of Muslim -- 1.9 billion Muslims," Dremali said.

MIM:In an article about Muslim Recognition Day Dremali , who adheres to the Islamist creed of lying to infidels whenever opportune, went from bellicose to bucolic, oozing unctuousness when he spoke of Muslim reaction to the Danish cartoons and made nary a mention of Muslims being obligated to fight to the death for their prophet's honor.

"Muslims in Iowa and the United States would just handle it in a peaceful way," said Ibrahim Dremali, imam for the Des Moines Islamic Center, 6211 Franklin Ave. "Muslims in Iowa are more interested in teaching people about Islam. Perhaps we are wiser when it comes to such things." (Des Moines Register) "

A Jihad through da'wa (Islamic propagation) event was held at Iowa State University. Organised by Islamic Center of Des Moines Imam Ibrahim Dremali . A report of the conference in the University paper was headlined "Convention celebrates,educates Iowa Muslims" explained that:

"Iowa was selected as the location for the Da'wah convention because the very first Muslims in the United States settled in Cedar Rapids,where they built the first mosque which is a Muslim center of worship.

The conference was intended to "celebrate the legacy of the first Muslims in the United States"

MIM: The organisers lamented that not many ISU non Muslim students as potential converts were in attendance and claimed it was due to 'lack of information'. The conference was also geared to non Muslims, courses included Islam 101, The Birthright Ignored, The Purpose of Existence, and the sure fire crowd pleaser Muhammed's Beloved Ones- Are You One?


MIM: Below is a 2005 newsletter from the Islamic Center of Des Moines. Note that many of their Islamist events are taking place on the premises of state and federally funded institutions such as public schools and universities. Iowa Muslims are also attempting to control the state politically and two Islamic Center members are running for public office. Ako Abdul Samad, a candidate for State Representative, who lists his membership on his web campaign 'list of acheivements', (see below) and Sol Mohammed who has announced his bid for state governor

File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
Iowa's future belongs to. all of us. I am ready to work. on behalf of this state, bringing ... Ibrahim Dremali. (515)255-0212. ‘Gdje je spas' - Prenosi da ...
www.iowamuslims.org/cms.cfm?fuseaction=newsletter.viewThisNews&newsID=140&pageID=100 - Similar pages

Islamic Center of Des Moines Monthly Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 2 W HAT B RINGS A BOUT T HE L OVE O F A LLAH ? September 2005 INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Isra and Miraj 2 Brother Ako for State Representative 2 Question of the Month 2 What Brings About The Love of Allah 3 Meet... 3 Kids Corner 3 Recipe of the Month 4 From A Bosnian to Bosnians 4

T O T HE F UTURE As Salaam Alaikum my broth- ers and sisters, Since I have served on the Des Moines Public School Board since 2003, I have been faced with making tough deci- sions for our community. The challenge is not simply deciding what schools must be closed in order to accommodate the school district's deficit, but the challenge is to work together to come up with solutions in order to properly fund our school system.

(Cont on p. 2) B ROTHE R A KO A BDUL -S AMAD F OR S TA TE R EPRESENTATIVE By Mohamed Khan In The Name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful "Glory be to Allah, who did take His servant for a jour- ney by night from the Sacred Mosque, whose precincts we did bless, in order that we might show Him some of our signs: for He is the one who hears and sees (all things)." Surah Isra: VS. 1 T h e W a y

Q UES T ION O F THE M ONTH How do we protect ourselves from the harm of the jinn? (See page 2 for answer) Please drop all questions for Imam Ibrahim in the ICDM ‘Suggestion Box' UPCOMING ACTIVITIES • 2005 UMSA Conference Sept 2-5 • ICDM Sunday School begins Sept 11 • Brother Ako Dialogue and Fundraiser Sept 12 • IFI Conference Waterloo, IA Sept 23-24 Rajab / Shaban 1426

Dialogue and Fundraiser for Brother Ako Join supporters for our dear Brother Ako and his bid in the State House September 12th, 7:30 - 9:00pm 649 Polk Blvd [email protected]

This verse is in Surat Al-Isra and focuses on the bodily movement of the Prophet (SAWS) from the Haram Shareef to the Al-Aqsa and to the Heavens – a journey which took place at night. After the glorification, Allah (SWAT) emphasized two points; physical movement of His servant and the journey by night. This statement nullifies any assumption of a vision or dream. (Cont on p. 2) Recognizing the bounties Al- lah has bestowed upon His slaves.

These bounties cannot be counted or enumerated. [Allah says:] "If you count the blessings of Allah, never will you be able to count them." [Quran 14:34]. Hearts naturally have love for those who do good to them. Love for a blessing is from the general aspects of thanking the one who has bestowed a bounty. It is said that thanks is with the heart, tongue and limbs. (Cont on p. 3)

I SRA A ND M IRAJ 1st Conference of The Islamic Foundation of Iowa The Practical Structure of Building an Islamic Society Come to know The future vision and plans for Muslims in Iowa September 23-24 5pm Fri—10pm Sat Central Middle School 1350 Katoski Dr Waterloo, IA 50701 (319) 268-0860 Adult and youth program English/ Bosnian lectures Sleepover program

Page 2

(Continued from cover page) Brother Mohamed Khan This particular incident occurred in the month of Rajab (27 th night according to most Scholars) on the 11 t h y ear of t h e Prophethood of Mohammad (SAWS). This was two years before the Hijrah to Me- dina. The Prophet (SAWS) was taken from the Kaaba to the Masjid Al-Aqsa and was as- cended to the Upper Heaven and returned all in one night.

This is where He will form His foundation, His Ummah (the Ansars and the Majaheer). In Surat-Al-Isra, Allah (SWT) re-affirmed the Commandments, which were given to Bani Israel, challenging the Muslims to follow the right path and to not be led astray (see Surah Al-Isra 23-37). The Quranic Language however, is much stronger and more stern than the Bible. These Command- ments provide the constitution for the Prophet (SAWS) to build a strong Ummah. way of life, and help people live, work, and raise families' right here in Iowa.

In Iowa, it not only matters what you do, but how you do it. That's why, in this cam- paign, I want to get everyone involved. I will stay focused on the issues that matter to our common future. I am asking you to play an active role in my campaign. Your voice is my voice. I would love to hear from you if you have any ques- tions, comments, volunteer or would like to donate to the campaign. Please contact the campaign at: Citizens for Ako Abdul- Samad P.O. Box 8067 Des Moines, IA 50301-8067 (Continued from cover page)

I have decided to run for State Representative in Iowa's House District 66. I believe that I will (InshaAllah) be able to provide a strong voice for Iowans once I am on the hill. I am committed to providing affordable healthcare to all Iowans, job training and job development for those who are ready to enter into the work- force, and quality education for our children. I'm running for the State Legislature because Iowa's future belongs to all of us. I am ready to work on behalf of this state, bringing people together into a force for positive change. I want to serve our state, improve our

Page 2 I SRA AND M IRAJ T HE A SCENSION AND N IGHT J OURNEY Volume 1, Issue 2 WEEKLY LECTURES Monday (7:45pm) Tawheed (Attributes of Allah SWT) Wednesday (7:45pm) an Nawawi's 40 Hadith Thursday (6:00pm) Lecture for Sisters Friday (7:45pm) Bulugh al Maram (Book of Fiqh) *Tuesday (7:45pm) Riyad us-Saliheen (Book of Hadith) *Lecture given at 25 th Street Masjid

B R . A KO F OR S TATE R EPRESENTATIVE Study and Learn Qur'an at the Qur'anic Science Institute With Sheikh Mohamed Al-Sharif Starting September 12 Thank you for your time and your support. Salaam, your brother Ako Abdul-Samad Tel: 515-202-1513 [email protected]

Q UESTION O F T HE M ONTH How can we protect ourselves from the harm of the jinn? 1. Seeking refuge with Allah from the jinn: "And if an evil whisper comes to you from Shaytaan (Satan), then seek refuge with Allaah. Verily, He is All-Hearer, All-Knower" [al-A'raaf 7:200] 2. Reciting al- Mi'wadha- tayn (the last two Soorahs of the Qur'aan, al-Falaq and al-Naas). It was narrated that Abu Sa'eed al-Khudri said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used to seek refuge with Allah from the jinn and from the evil eye until the Mi'wadhatayn were revealed, and when they were revealed he started to recite them and not anything else." (al-Tirmidhi, 2058; al-Nasaa'i, 5494; Ibn Maajah, 3511. ) 3. Reciting Ayat al-Kursi. ‘When you go to your bed, recite this ayah "Allah! Laa ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), Al-Hayyul-Qayyoom (the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that (Continued on next page) ICDM Sunday School Begins on September 11, 2005 Seats are limited Register early (515)255-0212 Muslims commemorate this event not because of the miraculous journey but because of the most important Pillar of Islam – the Five Daily Salaats. Allah (SWT) was preparing His Messenger (SAWS) for the Hijra. S I G N A T U R E F I N E , H A N D M A D E , D I F F E R E N T C O L O R , S I Z E A N D D E S I G N P E R S I A N R U G S S A Y E D V A H D A T T E L ( 5 1 5 ) 2 7 8 - 7 0 9 3 C E L L ( 5 1 5 ) 3 0 6 - 3 8 3 7

Page 3

M & M A U T O B O D Y & R E P A I R A M E R I C A N , F O R E I G N , & G E R M A N C A R S 5 3 1 4 N W 2 N D A V E . D E S M O I N E S , I A ( 5 1 5 ) 9 9 1 - 3 8 7 0 C E L L ( 5 1 5 ) 2 8 9 - 2 5 1 2 S H O P To The Future ‘ala kulli shay'in qadeer

(There is no god except Allah Alone with no partner or asso- ciate; His is the Sovereignty and His is the praise, and He is Able to do all things)" one hundred times. (al-Bukhari, 31119; Muslim, 2691) 7. Remembering Allah often (dhikr) It was narrated from al- Haarith al-Ash'ari that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Allah commanded Ya- hyaa ibn Zakariyah (peace be upon him) five things to fol- low and to enjoin upon the Children of Israel… and he commanded them to remem- ber Allah, and the likeness of that is a man who was being pursued by the enemy, until he reached a strong fortress in which he found protection; similarly a man cannot find protection from the Shaytaan except by remembering Al- lah…" (al-Tirmidhi, 2863) 8 – The adhaan It was narrated that Suhayl ibn Abi Saalih said: "My father sent me to Bani Haarithah,

Page 3 W HAT B RINGS A BOU T T HE L OVE OF A LLAH ? H I L A L G R O C E R I E S S P E C I A L I Z I N G I N P A K I S T A N I , I N D I A N , M I D D L E E A S T E R N A N D A F R I C A N G R O C E R I E S 1 1 6 3 2 5 T H S T . D E S M O I N E S , I A ( 5 1 5 ) 2 7 4 - 8 9 4 3 (Cont from cover page) 2. Have knowledge of Allah by His Names and Attributes. 3. One of the great causes [that leads to having love of Allah] Is the specific knowledge that comes about through pondering Names and exalted Attributes. Whenever one's knowledge of Allah is strengthened, one's love for Him is also strengthened and one's love for obeying Him is also strengthened. He will then experience the pleasure of worship, whether it be in prayer, remembrance or other forms of worship. 4: Another cause that will bring about love for Al- lah is to act towards Al- lah with sincerity and purity while going against one's desires. This is a cause for Allah to bless a slave and when He blesses the slave, the slave loves Him. 5: One of the greatest causes that bring about one's love for Allah is increasing one's re- membrance of Allah. Whenever a person loves something, he re- members it more often. And it is through the remembrance of Allah that the hearts find tranquility. In fact, one of the signs of having love for Allah is the constant remem- brance of Allah by one's heart and tongue. 6: One of the causes that brings about Allah's love for His slave is reciting the Qur'an often and pon- dering over its meaning, in particu- lar those verses that contain Allah's Names, Attributes and Actions. Having fondness for that action will lead the slave to love Allah and Allah to love Him. 7: Another of the causes of love for Allah is remembering what has been mentioned in the Qur'an and Sunnah concerning the believers seeing their Lord in the Hereafter and visiting them and gathering together on the Day of Abundance. That will definitely bring about in a person love for Allah. exists)…" [al-Baqarah 2:255] – until he completed the ayah. Then Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you and no shaytan (devil) will come near you until morning.' (Bukhari, 3101) 4. Reciting Surah al- Baqarah. It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "Do not make your houses like graves, for the Shaytan runs away from a house in which Surah al- Baqarah is recited." (Muslim, 780) 5. The last verses of Surah al-Baqarah. It was narrated that Abu Mas'ood al-Ansaari said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: ‘Whoever recites the last two verses of Surah al-Baqarah at night, that will suffice him.'" (Bukhari, 4723; Mus- lim, 807) 6. Reciting "Laa ilaaha ill- Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahu'l-mulk wa lahu'l-hamd wa huwa Meet Brother Aldin Rekanovic DOB: 07/21/92 "My best friend is Armin. I like basketball. I want to be a lawyer and help the people in the Mosque. I want to help my parents when they get old. Let everybody be healthy and strong and I hope Allah SWT will help them."

The one who knows Allah, loves Him. Whoever loves Him, obeys Him. Whoever obeys Allah is honored by Him. Whoever Allah honors, He will have him live close to Him. Whoever lives close to Him, has attained the glad tidings. and there was with me a slave of ours, or a companion of ours. Someone called out his name from a garden, and the one who was with me looked into the garden and did not see anything. I mentioned that to my father, and he said, ‘If I had known that this was going to happen to you, I would not have sent you. But if you hear a voice then make the call for prayer, for I heard Abu Huray- rah narrating that the Messen- ger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "When the Shay- taan hears the call to prayer, he runs away fast."'" (Narrated by Muslim, 389).

9. Reciting Qur'an offers protection against the Shaytaan KIDS CORNER Bring all correct a nswers to the Imam and receive A FREE GIFT 1. What was Abdul Mutalib's real name? 2. Which Surah does not start with saying Bismillah?? 3. What kind of bird spoke with Prophet Sulieman? "And when you (Mohammed) recite the Qur'an, We put between you and those who believe not in the Hereafter, an invisible veil (or screen their hearts, so they hear or understand it not) [al-Israa' 17:45]

Page 4

6201 Franklin Ave. Des Moines, IA 50322 Phone: 515-255-0212 Fax: 515-255-2356 www.islamiccenterofdm.org Email: [email protected] Islamic Center of Des Moines požrtvovanje radi očuvanja vjere i Šerijata. "Ispuni emanet prema onome koji ti je ukazao povjer- enje i ne varaj onoga koji je tebe prevario!" (Ebu-Davud) "...a onaj koji ukaže svome bratu na nešto, a zna da je ispravno u suprotnom tome, prevario ga je." (Ebu- Davud) Jedan od najopasnijih emaneta jeste čuvanje tuđih tajni, prikrivanje sramota drugih i neprenošenje govora. Iako osoba sa kojom razgovaramo ne zahtijeva od nas da ne prenosimo njegove riječi, bez obzira to ne smijemo činiti bez njegove dozvole i znanja. Kaže Resulullah saw "Kada nestane povjerenja, čekaj Posljednji čas." - pa je rekao Ebu-Hurejre ra: ' zar će ono nestati, o Resulallah?" Odgovori Poslanik a.s.: "Kada se stvari daju na upravljanje onima koji nisu sposobni za to, onda čekaj sahat." (Buhari) Povjerenje se mora graditi i održavati jer, "Nema vjero- vanja onaj koji nema povjer- enja, niti vjere onaj koji se ne pridržava datog obe- ćanja." (Ahmed) "Ispuni emanet prema onome koji ti je ukazao povjer- enje i ne varaj onoga koji je tebe prevario!" (Ebu-Davud) ‘O onima koji rade su- protno' Uzvišeni Allah swt ih porjedi sa kanibalima i kaže: "... I ne ogovarajte jedni druge! Zar bi nekom od vas bilo drago da jede meso umrloga brata svoga, - a vama je to odvratno -, zato se bojte Al- laha, Allah, zaista, prima po- kajanje i samilostan je." (Kur'an, Hudžurat-Sobe 12) ‘Kako je ćutanje zlato' - Od Ebu-Hurejre r.a. se prenosi da je Poslanik s.v.a. rekao: "Ko vjeruje u Allaha i Sudnji dan, neka govori ono što je dobro, ili neka šuti !." (Prenosi Buhari) Hak Allahu swt i Hak ljudima, čak i Hak putu Allah s.v.t. je u amanet ostavio čovjeku naredbu i o obuzdavanju i čuvanju vlastitog jezika, i rekao mu da je istinski vjernik (između ostalog) onaj od čijeg jezika drugi nemaju štetu. P o v j e r e n j e m e đ u vjernicima, koje je sastavni dio Imana, ne samo da se održava u čuvanju zla jezika, koji će biti svjedok čovjeku – za i protiv njega, nego je dužnost vjernika da brani drugoga od onih jezika koji ga ogovaraju i iznose neistine. To je neizaostavni dio Amaneta u građenju povjerenje među vjernicima i dobrih temenja Muslimanske porodice. " N e m a i m a n a (vjerovanja) onaj koji nema povjerenja, niti vjere onaj koji se ne pridržava datog obećanja." (Ahmed) Jedna od osobina pravog vjernika je povjerenje i ispunjavanje ugovora. Kada se vjerniku nesto povjeri, on ne iznevjeri, već izvršava povjereno, drži se ugovora i onoga s čim se obavezao. Tako da zlo jezika neće biti izazvano, i održavanje ovog dijela amaneta u pogledu održavanja obaveza i čuvanju jezika je i Hak Allahu swt, i Hak ljudima. Poslanik saw je naredio ashabima održavanje Hak-a puta. Jednom prilikom kad su ashabi sjedili pored ceste kojom su išli ljudi pitao ih je da li daju Hak tom putu. A oni su ga upitali sta je to Hak puta, a Poslanik saw je rekao 'To je da obarate pogled pred onima koji prolaze i ne gledate u stvari koje vas se ne tiču'. Šerijat je dat ljudima na povjerenje, on je emanet i vjernik je dužan da nosi emanet vjere, da ga čuva i brani makar ga to i života koštalo. Čuvanje vjere je preče od čuvanja života, a ispunjenje datog obećanja Allahu swt, zahtijeva A MANET O ISPUNJAVANJU OBAVEZA I O ZLU JEZIKA

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2005 New School Year IS NOW OPEN! Seats are limited Enroll now! Contact Principal Ibrahim Dremali (515)255-0212 ‘Gdje je spas' - Prenosi da je upitao Poslanika saw: "Allahov Poslaniče! U čemu je spas? " "Čuvaj svoj jezik, neka ti tvoja kuća bude dovoljna, i plači nad svojim grijehom", - odgovori Poslanik." (Prenosi Tirmizi) Ebu-Musa r.a. je upitao Poslanika s.a.v.: "Allahov Poslaniče, ko je najbolji musli- man?" "Onaj od čijeg jezika i ruku su muslimani sigurni", - odgovori mu Poslanik." (Prenose Buhari i Muslim) ‘O obuzdavanju jezika i polnog organa' – "Ko se sačuva svog jezika, sačuvaće se propasti i zaradiće Džen- net" i kako to kaže Poslanik saw, "Ko mi garantuje da će obuzdati svoj jezik i spolni organ (od zinaluka), ja mu garantujem Džennet.

(Prenose Buhari i Muslim) ‘Boriti se za Istinu' - Čuvati jezik od lažnog govora i ne obuzdavati ga onda kada se treba govoriti istina !, to su stvari koje će čovjeka spasiti od Allahove s.v.t. kazne. Ko govori neistinu i podržava smutnju, on je šejtan koji go- vori; ko prešućuje istinu, on je nijemi šejtan. Ljudi će na Sudnjem danu ući u Džehennem samo zbog nečuvanja svojih jezika, kao što je to objasnjeno u hadisu Poslanika, s.a.v., kada ga je Muaz ibn-Džebel, r.a., upitao: "Zar ćemo mi odgovarati i zbog onoga što govorimo?" "Teško tebi, a zar će ljudi zbog ičeg drugog biti na licima u vatru strmoglavljeni, ako ne zbog onoga što su svojim jezicima govorili! - odgovori mu Poslanik." (Prenosi Tirmizi) Neka nas Allah s.v.t. uputi na put pravednih i čestitih, i na put onih koje slijede njegove naredbe i ne čini ono što je zabranjeno, neka nam omogući učenje Islama dragim i činjenja po tom znanju lahkim. Amin Ja Rabbi. RECIPE OF THE MONTH Falafel 1 lb. dry chick peas 1 pinch of parsley 1 pinch of cilantro 1 large onion 2-3 cloves of garlic Salt Black pepper Cumin powder Soak chick peas for 12 hours fully submerged. Wash all vegetables and cut onions. In food proc- esser, blend chick peas, onions, garlic and vegeta- bles. Add salt, pepper, and cumin powder. Pre- pare falafel in small balls so you can deep fry them. Preheat cooking oil in deep frying pan until it's ready to deep fry the falafel. Enjoy!


MIM: Ako Abdul Samad's membership on the school board is an example of how Islamists use their professional positions

in order to promote a radical Islamist agenda.


MIM: Ako Abdul Samad's membership on the school board is an example of how Islamists use their professional positions

in order to promote a radical Islamist agenda.


School Board Member Ako Abdul-Samad

1506 -18th Street
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 244-4003 ext. 16 (O)

[email protected]

Ako Abdul-Samad is the founder and CEO of Creative Visions Human Development Center. He has served as Vice President of the Islamic Center of Des Moines, Coordinator for Urban Dreams, and as a counselor in the Iowa prison system. Abdul-Samad has lectured and counseled internationally on community development, service to at-risk youth, and substance abuse prevention and crisis intervention.

He has received numerous awards for his work with community and youth, including the Citizen Diplomat Award from the Iowa Council for International Understanding, the Community Service Award for Outstanding Service from the NAACP, and the SBA Martin Luther King Jr. Community Vision Award for Exemplary Community Service from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Abdul-Samad is a member of the board of directors of the National Conference for Community and Justice, Central Iowa Employment and Training Consortium, Directors Counsel of Des Moines, African American Leadership Coalition, Senator Charles Grassley's "Face It Together", Concerned Citizens for Justice and Bridges of Iowa. He is a graduate of Des Moines Technical High School.

Member Since: 2003
Term Expires: 2006



AKO's Bio

Author, photographer, and counselor, Ako Abdul-Samad has impacted the lives of thousands of individuals and families for over three decades.

As the CEO/Founder of Creative Visions Human Development Center in Des Moines, Iowa Ako Abdul-Samad has established this non-profit organization and serves as the senior executive officer. Ako has established and directed business functions which include Employment Assistance and Support Services, Healthcare Management, Community Development and Advocacy, and consultancy on Culture & Diversity Education.

Ako has recently published his first book, "A Deeper Truth, Revelations of the Soul", a collection of poems depicting personal experiences and events within his own life's journey and journey's of those he has encountered.

In 2004, Ako was awarded the National Caring Award, the Caring Institute seeks to identify, honor, and reinforce the activities of particularly caring Americans; those who enable the human race by transcending themselves in service to others by dedicating the better parts of their lives to helping those in need. They have created solutions where others have despaired of finding answers. The power of Ako's example inspires a new standard of social responsibility.

Awards & Achievements



Awards & Achievements

  • 2005 Middle East Peace Initiative, Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace
  • 2005 Honored on the "The Larry Elder Show", National Syndicated Show on Warner Brothers Network
  • 2004 Iowa Activist Award, Des Moines, IA
  • 2004 National Caring Award, The Caring Institute, Washington D.C.
  • 2003 Elected to Des Moines Public School Board
  • 2002 Citizen Diplomat Award, Iowa Council for International Understanding
  • Community Service Award, NAACP – Des Moines, Iowa for Outstanding Service
  • Community Service Award, State Representative of Iowa Wayne W. Ford
  • Leading The Way, News Channel 8, Des Moines, Iowa for Community Advocacy
  • 2001 SBA Martin Luther King Jr. - Community Vision Award, The U.S. Small Business Administration for Exemplary Community Service in the spirit of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Co-Founder and Coordinator, YMCA Downtown Teen Program
  • Vice-President, KUCB Radio, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Writer, Producer and Director of local cable access television show "Understanding Islam"
  • Writer, Co-Producer of local cable access educational television show "Teen Talk"
  • Black Panther Party, Des Moines, Iowa Chapter
  • Recipient, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award
  • Founder and President, National African-American Islamic Association
  • Co-Founder of the first Black Student Union in the State of Iowa
  • Vice-President, Center for the Study and Application of Black Economic Development
  • Member, International Civil Rights Solidarity Movement

Return to AKO's Bio page

From the Des Moines Register:

Creative Visions, a nonprofit social services agency led by Ako Abdul-Samad, has been unable to produce files for nearly half of the people that agency workers said they helped over the past two years, city audits show...

...In addition, a former Creative Visions employee is alleging to Des Moines officials that some of the client files given to the city in past years were either false or the information in them was exaggerated. The former employee, whose identity was withheld under the city's whistle-blower policy, said Abdul-Samad knew about the alleged fabrications.

The whistle-blower made the same allegations to the Register late last week. The person asked for anonymity, citing fears for family safety...

...City records and interviews revealed that city employee Caroline Gathright was unable to contact any of the 24 Creative Visions clients that the city selected during the two audits. Gathright, who conducted the audit, said the city takes a random sample of at least 10 clients in each audit to verify that the clients exist.

On Monday, Gathright asked to change her comments to the Register. She said she was able to talk with four of the 24 clients. The change came less than two hours after the Register interviewed Abdul-Samad. Gathright said she had not talked with Abdul-Samad, even though he told the Register that he planned to contact Gathright when the interview was done.

Not good.

Looks like Ako Abdul-Samad will eventually be going to prison rather than the Iowa Legislature in Ed Fallon's old seat, or at least I hope Ako Abdul-Samad will be going to prison. That's where he belongs.


Mainstream Iowan has more recent background on Ako Abdul-Samad.

It seems that Mr Abdul-Samad has a history of violating campaign disclosure laws and missing deadlines when it comes to paperwork.

I can't get over the fact that Abdul-Samad's "non-profit social service agency" was taking taxpayer money from a State agency of which he was a member of the Board of Directors. That's allowed?

Update: Abdul-Samad responds in the Des Moines Register:

"I'm still going for the House," he said. "Even with the CIETC scandal, even with individuals printing lies, I took 54 percent. I think this had made me a better candidate than ever before. I know what I have to do, and I know my responsibilities."

Abdul-Samad said he considers Cason's allegations "a direct attack on my character" and said he will set facts straight but refuses to get into a "smear campaign."

That's the typical attitude of an arrogant bottom feeder caught in a scandal.

Second Update: Tusk and Talon have more thoughts:

What the hell is going on here? What was so important that Ako would starve his own rather modest charity in favor of CIETC? Something does not add up...

...Here are some of the conclusions that might be drawn, not all are mutual exclusive nor are all necessarily true. However, given the massive mismanagement involved at all levels, as a political matter the burden falls on Mr. Samad to prove his worth as a candidate:

1. Ako is an incredibly bad manager of his own charity and CIETC. If he was ignorant of some $180,000 owed to his own charity he should be removed by his own board. As a board member of CIETC, he should have been aware that they were not complying with the terms of their own state contracts.

2. Ako has something much bigger, better, or badder to hide that is worth foregoing 180 large. Such something, if it exists, may not be an illegal transaction but it must certainly not look good or he'd be shouting it from the rooftops.

All I can say is: keep digging, Clark Kauffman. We haven't hit the bottom of this scandal yet.

MIM: In another stunning example of Iowan dhimmitude ,Cedar Rapids Mayor Kay Halloran welcomed the Muslim American Society, whose goal is in their name, and gushed how honored and delighted she was that the Al Qaeda linked Muslim Brotherhood organisation had chosen her town as their new Jihad HQ. http://www.masnet.org/masnews.asp?id=3248

Muslim Group Opens Iowa Chapter in C.R.

Cedar Rapids Mayor Kay Halloran spoke at the ceremony
to welcome the organization to Cedar Rapids. "I want everyone to know how happy I am this
organization has chosen Cedar Rapids as its home," she
said during the ceremony. "We are honored and delighted
to have you with us."

Published: 03/19/2006 11:02 PM

By: Angela Meng - The Gazette

Calling for a better understanding of their
culture, organizers officially opened the newest chapter of the
Muslim American Society Sunday afternoon at the Cedar
Rapids Public Library. "It's a perfect time to introduce the Muslim American
Society to the state of Iowa," said Cedar Rapids resident
Mohamad Elmasry, executive director and director of media
relations for the new chapter. "We hope that our
comprehensive services will be assets to Iowa's Muslim
community and the Iowa community at large."
Founded in 1992, the Muslim American Society has 60
chapters in 35 states. Elmasry said some of the Muslim American Society's
objectives are to promote an understanding between Muslims
and non-Muslims, to encourage a virtuous and moral
society, to offer alternatives to many of society's
prevailing problems, and to promote human values and
family values. Cedar Rapids Mayor Kay Halloran spoke at the ceremony
to welcome the organization to Cedar Rapids. "I want everyone to know how happy I am this
organization has chosen Cedar Rapids as its home," she
said during the ceremony. "We are honored and delighted
to have you with us."
Souheil Ghannouchi of Washington, D.C., executive
director of the national group, said even though the
Muslim community is expanding, it is being challenged by
society because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "We understand it's partly our fault because we didn't
reach out before," Ghannouchi said. "We have been a very

isolated community so the majority of people don't know
us. When they know more about us, they'll hopefully know
that the wrong information about us has been
circulating." Ghannouchi said he hopes the organization will help the
Muslim community reach out and create friendships
throughout the Cedar Rapids area. Imam Mahdi Bray of Washington, D.C., executive director
of the organization's Freedom Foundation, spoke at the
ceremony about the group's responsibilities to the
community. "We want to join the city to help prevent youth
problems such as drug addictions and teen pregnancy," he
said. "We have a responsibility of providing subsidy for
people who have fallen from their safety net."

Printer-friendly version   Email this item to a friend