Message from the Executive Committee

Recently, there has been an individual who has been forcing brothers to pray behind him; he is imposing himself as an imam without the permission from the executive committee. The committee is asking all brothers not to pray behind him and instead choose an imam amongst themselves and pray in different Jamaa as this individual has questionable issues and most people do not feel comfortable praying behind him. He insists on opposing the teachings of the prophet, the decrees of scholars, and the policy of the masjed as far as who can be an imam.. 

Here is the Process for leading Salat at the Masjed: The prayer is led by a few individuals who have been specified in an order of presence at the time of the prayer. They have been chosen based on their Aqeeda and the excellence in reciting the quraan as the scholars decreed. The brother mentioned above is not one of them.

Let's protect the aqeeda of Ahl Assunah and Jamaa together from such people. Please do not shy away from condemning such an individual who is acting in a manner that was prohibited by our prophet SAAWS.

May Allah rid us all of the fitnah imposed by those who brought it to our peaceful community


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أقوال العلماء في إمام قوم وهم له كارهون 

ولا يجوز للرجل أن يؤم قوما وهم له كارهون، لحديث أبي أمامة رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: ثلاثة لا تجاوز صلاتهم آذانهم العبد: الآبق حتى يرجع، وامرأة باتت وزوجها عليها ساخط، وإمام قوم وهم له كارهون 

People have noticed that some individuals are forcing themselves to lead the prayers against their will when they do not even recite properly.

The Scholars stated that it is not permissible for a man to lead the prayers with the disliking of the followers due to the prophet hadeeth that the prayers of 3 kinds of people are not accepted, one of which is a man who lead the prayer against people desire. 

Since the masjed has its own heirarchy of who leads the prayer, if a person outside those who are in the hierarchy forces himself in to lead the prayer, Do not prayer behind him. Wait until he is done and make your own Jamaah.

 

CHANGE OF LEADERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

From: Board of Trustees of Islamic Center of Portland- Masjed Assaber (ICPMA)

To: Our Community

Subject: Announcing New BOE interim President, Ahmed resignation and transition role

The board of Trustees of the Islamic Center of Portland-Masjed Assaber held an emergency meeting on Thursday 12/31/2020 at 8:00 pm to discuss the request received from Ahmed Badr to step down from the role of interim President of “Board of Executive” of the ICPMA starting 1/1/2021 after fulfilling his mutual agreement with BOT, Ahmed accepted this role back in March 2020 for six month and he had gone above and beyond.

After long discussion and thoughts the board of trustees accepted Br. Ahmed Badr resignation letter and they like to express their appreciation to the efforts that Ahmed and all BOE members made for the past year dealing with Masjed affairs and Covid19 situations; they ran the operations flawlessly and performed lots of noticeable improvements to the center. Also we appreciate their effort in helping the community during difficult COVID19 economic situations through their hard work and the grants they applied for from multiple agencies.

Furthermore; the board of trustees voted and approved the appointment of Br.Rabah Khamis “who is a BOT board member” as the new BOE president. We believe that Br. Ahmed Badr and Br. Rabah Khamis will do an awesome job helping each other during this transition.

We like to extend our thanks and appreciation to brother Rahah for accepting to step into this position given his current situation and would like to encourage all brothers and sisters of our community to support and help the brother during his transition.

Jazakum Allah Khair,
Islamic Center of Portland-Masjed Assaber

Board of Trustees

  

 

 

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