My dear brother and Sister in Islam,
 ‎السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللّهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ ,

I, on behalf of Islamic Circle of North America, ICNA, wish you a blessed, happy, and a joyful Eid.

We are thankful to Allah SWT for providing us with an opportunity to offer our Salat and recitation of Quran once again in our masajid, standing shoulder to shoulder in congregation. We ask Allah SWT to accept all of our sacrifices, rituals, prayers, recitation of Quran, charity, and other good deeds.

I will also take this opportunity to remind myself and everyone else about the plight and difficulties of our brothers and sisters around the world. This year was no different than previous years for our brothers and sisters in masjid Al-Aqsa. Once again, they were attacked while offering their prayer. Similarly, we continue to see the brutality, injustice, and discrimination against our brothers and sisters in India. Furthermore, our brothers and sisters that are working diligently for the cause of Islam and the Islamic Scholars throughout the world are facing all sorts of challenges and hardship. We pray to Allah SWT that He enables our efforts to have some positive impact in this regard and that He SWT relieves them of their pain and suffering during these difficult time. We as American Muslims should especially commit to making an effort to the best of our capacity so that can do our part in the face of all the aforementioned circumstances. We make Dua that the coming year will be a better year for us as a Muslim and as a human being.

Once again, I want to remind you that the in-person ICNA convention is back on May 28th-30th this year in Baltimore. Many of you have already registered and we will see you there Insha Allahl.

 ‎السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللّهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ
Dr. Mohsin Ansari
Islamic Circle of North America – ICNA