On the evening of April 22, 2017 we had the distinct honor and privilege to host the commemoration of Imam Moussa Alkadhim (as) at the Islamic Center Of America featuring His Eminence Sayyid Jafar Alhakim, professor of the Islamic Seminary of Najaf. Accompanying the Sayyid to translate his words of wisdom was his student Sheikh Ali Moughania, a student of the Islamic Seminary of Najaf and a PhD candidate at Columbia University.
Opened with a beautiful recitation of the Holy Quran by reciter Youssef Beydoun, the program also included a presentation on the historical context of Imam Alkadhim’s life by Mohamed Ali Banoon, a trustee at Mainstay and a practicing attorney. That was followed by poetry recited by Ali Aboukhodr, a community activist and local poet. The program ended with passionate majlis recited by Sayyid Abathar Tajaldeen, Mainstay’s executive director and practicing attorney.