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SHARE Detroit Launch A Success

SHARE Detroit celebrated on March 15 its historic launch as the first SHARE Center to be established in America. At a packed, energized banquet of over 500 attendees at the Muslim Center in Detroit, Imam Siraj Wahhaj and Dr. Abd al-Hakim Jackson led the festivities in inaugurating MANA’s first center for social services and advocacy for social justice.

Dr. Jackson gave an inspirational speech, touching on the historical nature of MANA’s endeavors as it brings people together to focus on an agenda of uplift and doing for self. Imam Siraj electrified the crowd by paying homage to Imam W. Deen Mohammed and his pioneering efforts in leading the Nation of Islam into the path of Islam; while pointing to the work still to be done in establishing institutions necessary for the community’s growth. The program was opened by a welcome by Imam Derrick Ali and Imam Abdullah El-Amin of the Muslim Center. Ihsan Bagby, General Secretary of MANA, and Abu Jamal Teague, National Director of SHARE Centers, explained MANA and the SHARE concept. SHARE stands for “Services for Human Advancement and Resource Enhancement,” and is meant to be a vehicle for implementing MANA’s agenda of community activism and social services. The two initial projects will be the Community Re-Entry Program and the Healthy Marriage Initiative. Qasim Khan, Director of Events and Fund Raising, led the successful efforts in raising the seed money for the new SHARE Center.

Akil Fahd, Chair of SHARE Detroit, and Mikail Saadiq, Vice-Chair, were introduced and they talked about SHARE Detroit and the road ahead. In his remarks, Mikail commented, "African-American Muslims genuinely adopt and support the struggles of Muslims all over the world. Likewise, it is long overdue for Muslims, from all over the world, to acknowledge and support us in the struggle that we have inherited." Jameel Syed of Detroit lifted the spirits of the banquet with his praise songs and poetry. It was an exciting night and an important first step in establishing national social service programs that will impact the inner-city Muslim community.
Or think ye that ye shall be abandoned, as though Allah did not know those among you who strive with might and main, and take none for friends and protectors except Allah, His Messenger, and the (community of) Believers? But Allah is well- acquainted with (all) that ye do.

Quran: 9:16
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