Chicago, IL. Driving from Detroit to Chicago and back in the same day is no easy feat. But during the jam packed schedule of H.E. Sayyid Jafar Alhakim’s short visit, we had to make sure this trip happen. The exchange and communication between scholars in the Islamic Seminary and our communities here is essential to build an understanding of the challenges that are being faced.

The Mainstay Foundation thanks Sayyid Mehboob Abidi, the resident scholar of IEC Husaini, and Shaykh Amir Mukhtar Faezi, the resident scholar of Bait Ul-Ilm, for their gracious hospitality. We also thank all the brothers and sisters for their efforts at the Baitul Ilm seminary in their service of knowledge and education.