Note To Media

Note To Media

from Anjuman-e-Najmi, Detroit

June 22, 2017

Allegations were made before Wayne County Juvenile Court Judge Frank S. Szymanski that the Anjuman-e-Najmi, Detroit mosque paid for religious medical procedures.

In a previous statement, we clearly stated those allegations were false.  Those comments were made without factual evidence to back it up and were intended to intently misstate, overstate and inflame an already difficult situation.

On Tuesday, Assistant Michigan Attorney General Kelli Megyesi told the court: “This allegation is not accurate and that allegation will be removed (from official records).”

Please note this in all future stories, social media posts and online content.  Please amend past stories to reflect this development.

Anjuman-e-Najmi, Detroit is a non-profit Corporation administering and managing the affairs of the Dawoodi Bohra congregation of Detroit. Dawoodi Bohras have made their homes in the United States of America since 1950’s and are a well-integrated, successful community numbering approximately 12,000.  We take our religion seriously but our culture is modern and forward-looking. We are proud that women from our community have high levels of educational attainment and enjoy successful, professional careers.

Contact: media@detroitjamaat.org

Media Statement

Media Statement June 14, 2017
Statement from Anjuman-e-Najmi Detroit

At no time has the Anjuman-e-Najmi, Detroit mosque paid for any religious medical procedure whatsoever.

Any comments made by anyone to that effect are false.

These comments are made without factual evidence to back it up and are intended to intently misstate, overstate and inflame an already difficult situation.

We have informed the Guardian ad Litem, via legal counsel, of her factual misstatements and asked her for a correction. That letter is included.

Anjuman-e-Najmi, Detroit is a non-profit Corporation administering and managing the affairs of the Dawoodi Bohra congregation of Detroit. Dawoodi Bohras have made their homes in the United States of America since 1950’s and are a well-integrated, successful community numbering approximately 12,000. We take our religion seriously but our culture is modern and forward-looking. We are proud that women from our community have high levels of educational attainment and enjoy successful, professional careers.

Contact: media@detroitjamaat.org

2017.06.14 – Letter to Cynthia Nunez (PDF copy)

Media Statement

Media Statement April 21, 2017
Statement from Anjuman-e-Najmi Detroit

Anjuman-e-Najmi Detroit is an organization managing the affairs of the Dawoodi Bohra community in Detroit

The Dawoodi Bohras do not support the violation of any U.S. law, local, state or federal.

Any violation of U.S. law is counter to instructions to our community members. It does not reflect the everyday lives of the Dawoodi Bohras in America.

It is an important rule of the Dawoodi Bohras that we respect the laws of the land, wherever we live. This is precisely what we have done for several generations in America. We remind our members regularly of their obligations. The last such reminder made by the Detroit congregation was in May 2016, and by the Minneapolis congregation in March 2016. It is unfortunate if anyone has not abided by the laws of the country.

We are a long-established, well-integrated, successful community in the United States, comprising 12,000 people, many of whom have been settled here since the 1950s. We take our religion seriously but our culture is modern and forward-looking. We are proud that women from our community have high levels of educational attainment and enjoy successful, professional careers.

Contact: media@detroitjamaat.org

Anjuman-e-Najmi Media Statement April 21 2017 (PDF copy)

Letter from President Bush to Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin

THE WHITE HOUSE
WASHINGTON

August 5, 2005

His Holiness
Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin
Mumbai
India

Dear Dr. Burhanuddin:

It is a pleasure to welcome you back to the United States for the dedication of a new mosque in California. Your presence at this event is a great honor for the Dawoodi Bohra community. Thank you for taking the time to be here and for your leadership in spreading a message of respect, peace, and faithfulness. This mosque will offer guidance and solace to many Muslims, and it reminds if of the contributions that Muslim Americans have made to our religious and cultural heritage.

I also understand Prime Minister Manmohan Singh personally dedicated the new Saifee Hospital in Mumbai. Congratulations on the opening of this important facility that will provide hope and healing to many.

Laura and I hope you enjoy your stay in America, and we send our best wishes.

Sincerely,

George W. Bush