“Indeed, God commands justice, doing good to others, as well as courtesy to close relatives. He forbids indecency, wickedness, and aggression. He instructs you so perhaps you will be mindful.” (16:90 )            “For every day on which the sun rises, there is a (reward from God) for the one who establishes justice among people.” (al-Bukhari)            “And thus have We willed you to be a community of the middle way, so that [with your lives] you may bear witness to the truth before all humankind. . .” (2:143)            “Dispensers of justice will be seated on pulpits of light beside God.” (Muslim)            “Do not spread corruption in the land after it has been set in order. And call upon Him with hope and fear. Indeed, Allah’s mercy is always close to the good-doers.” (7:56)           “Even an ant in its hole and fish (in the depth of water) invoke blessings on someone who teaches people goodness.” (al-Tirmidhi)            “O believers! Remain conscious of God, and be with those who are truthful in word and deed.” (9:119)           “God does not judge you according to your bodies and appearances, but He looks into your hearts and observes your deeds.” (Muslim)            “The parable of those who spend their possessions for the sake of God is that of a grain out of which grow seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains: for God grants manifold increase unto whom He wills; and God is infinite, all-knowing.” (2:261)           “Charity does not diminish wealth.” (Riyadh al-Salihin)            “Let there be a group among you who call ˹others˺ to goodness, encourage what is good, and forbid what is evil-it is they who will be successful.” (3:104)           “Avoid cruelty and injustice...and guard yourselves against miserliness, for this has ruined nations who lived before you.” (Riyadh al-Salihin)            “Do not forget to show kindness to each other. Surely God observes your actions.” (2:237)           “(Allah) has revealed to me that you should adopt humility so that no one oppresses another.” (Riyadh al-Salihin)            “It is We who sent down this Reminder (al-Quran) and it is We who shall preserve it.” (15:9)           “The best among you are those who learn the Quran and teach it (to others).” (al-Bukhari)            “So remember Me; I will remember you. And be grateful to Me and do not deny Me.” (2:152)           “There are two blessings that many people lose -- health and free time for doing good.” (al-Bukhari)            “Say: 'O My servants who have transgressed against your own souls, do not despair of God's mercy, for God forgives all sins. It is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.'“(39:53)           “Happy is the man who avoids dissension, but how fine is the man who is afflicted and shows endurance.” (Abu Dawud)            “And you love wealth with immense love.” (89:20)           “Being rich does not mean having a great amount of property, but (it) is being content (with what one has).” (al-Bukhari)            “Every soul is held in pledge for its deeds.” (74:38)           “Make things easy and convenient and don't make them harsh and difficult. Give cheer and glad tidings and do not create hatred.” (al-Bukhari & Muslim)           
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IONA is a non-violent movement whose aim is to promote and struggle for Justice.

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Mission

IONA aims to asist Muslims in North America in comprehending and meeting their divine duties, striving to please Allah (SWT) and attain success and salvation in the Hereafter. The goal is to seek Allah’s forgiveness and mercy in the life to come.

Mission

IONA aims to asist Muslims in North America in comprehending and meeting their divine duties, striving to please Allah (SWT) and attain success and salvation in the Hereafter. The goal is to seek Allah’s forgiveness and mercy in the life to come.

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Friday Khutbah

Fear Allah!
Imam Mustapha Elturk
The Prophet's Farewell Sermon by IONA
Imam Mustapha Elturk
Even Kings Die
Imam Mustapha Elturk

Friday Khutbah Synopsis

The Hajj and the Legacy of Ibrahim (AS)
Every season of Hajj reminds us of the legacy of Ibrahim (AS), who, along with his son Ismail (AS), raised the Ancient House (al-Bayt al-Ateeq) or Ka’bah from its foundations to restore the worship of the One God.
Standing in Solidarity with Gaza - A Call for Justice, Peace, and Hope
“Say (O Prophet), ‘By the Grace of Allah and His Mercy let them rejoice, it is better than all they accumu- late.’” (Yunus,10:58)
We, at IONA, extend our warmest congratulations to…

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Salvation in Light of Surah al-‘Asr
“By the fleeting time. Surely, man is in a state of loss, except for those who believe, do good deeds, exhort one another to the truth and exhort one another to patience and perseverance.” Surat al-’Asr, which comprises of only three ayat is one…
Defining Modernity
There is a great deal of material available regarding the political, military, and even economic encounter between the Muslim world and the modern West. The political factors that made possible the penetration of the West into the Muslim world…

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Gaza war weighs heavily as Michigan Muslims prepare to mark Ramadan
Ramadan is usually a fresh start for Sabah Bedoun, a Dearborn resident who said she typically looks forward to the holy month as…
IONA Stands in Solidarity with Student Encampment for Palestinian Liberation
The Islamic Organization of North America (IONA) proudly announces its unwavering support for the courageous students…

IONA In The News

Gaza war weighs heavily as Michigan Muslims prepare to mark Ramadan
Ramadan is usually a fresh start for Sabah Bedoun, a Dearborn resident who said she typically looks forward to the holy month as…

Press Release

IONA Stands in Solidarity with Student Encampment for Palestinian Liberation
The Islamic Organization of North America (IONA) proudly announces its unwavering support for the courageous students of the University of Michigan…

Dr. Israr Ahmed

Founder
Dr. Israr Ahmed (1932-2021) was a prominent Pakistani Islamic scholar known for his significant contributions to Islamic thought. After starting his career in medicine, he redirected his focus to Islamic studies, becoming renowned for his deep insights into the Quran and Hadith. His most notable work, “Tadabbur-e-Qur’an,” a comprehensive Quranic exegesis, exemplified his commitment to bridging the gap between traditional teachings and the modern world.
Dr. Israr Ahmed’s influence extended beyond academia. In 1975, he founded Tanzeem-e-Islami, an organization dedicated to promoting Islamic values and unity. He advocated for an Islamic society while emphasizing the importance of understanding and integrating contemporary knowledge within the framework of faith. His balanced approach resonated with audiences globally, and his lectures and writings continue to guide individuals seeking a profound connection with their faith.
His passing in 2010 marked the end of an era, yet his legacy persists. Dr. Israr Ahmed’s life and work remain a testament to his unwavering dedication to scholarship, his mission to revive Islamic principles, and his ability to bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and the challenges of the modern age.

Imam Mustapha Elturk

Ameer
Imam Elturk’s journey with IONA began in 1995, where he passionately propagated the message of the Quran through lectures and sermons in the US and internationally. Assuming the role of Ameer in 2003, he transitioned from a successful career in Electronics Engineering to lead IONA’s Masjid and Learning Center in Warren, Michigan. Beyond his leadership within IONA, he has been a dynamic force in interfaith activities, earning accolades like the 2020 InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit’s Leadership Award.
Imam Elturk’s enduring commitment to education, interfaith engagement, and Quranic teachings solidifies his place as a respected leader. His presidency at IONA continues to inspire and shape the organization’s path, reflecting his unwavering dedication to fostering understanding, unity, and spiritual growth in the community.

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