Keeping the promise: a heartfelt thanks

“On the day when you will see the believing men and women with light streaming out ahead of them and to their right, (they will be told), ‘the good news for you today is that there are Gardens graced with flowing streams where you will stay: that is truly the supreme triumph!” (Qur’an 57:12)

“…those are the people of the Garden and there they will remain. And We will remove any malice from their hearts. Rivers will flow under them and they will say, ‘Praise be to Allah who has guided us to this! We would not have been guided, had Allah not guided us! The Messengers of our Lord came with the truth.’ It will be proclaimed to them: ‘This is your Garden which you have inherited for what you did.” (Qur’an 7:43)

“Among the seven people who will be shaded by Allah (SWT) under His shade on the day when there will be no shade but His, they include, two persons who love each other only for Allah’s sake, and they meet and part in Allah’s cause only.” From the Life Example of Muhammed the Prophet (S)


To all the believers who attended the National Town Hall for Mutual Consultation: Towards An Intelligentsia, the Community Wide Shuraa Conference (CWSC) Planning Team is grateful for the tremendous support, outstanding team work and commitment shown in St. Louis in service to our Community. We pray for you a safe journey home.

Thank you to our local St. Louis hosts, teams and institutions including the believers of Masjid Al Muhajirun, Masjid Al Taqwa wa Jihad, Masjid Al-Mu’minun, and the Pioneer Culture Center, Imams Askia Hameed, Hajji Wali Furqan, Dawud El-Amin, and Rashad Shabazz; Fareedah Sama Sidqui Muhammad, Mark Shahid, Alicia Clay, Dr. Madinah Wakil and our much appreciated vendors, patrons, and ad sponsors.

Thank you Imam Salim Mu’min, the guest khatib Salatul Jumah; Masjid Muhammad, Washington, D.C. the Nation’s Mosque and Imam Talib Shareef and masjid representatives Shuaibe and Saisa Neel. Thank you to Imam Mubaashir Uqdah of Pennsylvania.

To our national organizations, the Muslim American Logic Institute and founder/director Imam Salim Mu’Min, Muslim American Media Alliance and President William Kareem; American Coalition for Good Government and West Coast Regional Coordinator Imam Yahya Shabazz; Muslim Journal and photo journalist Ron Foster Sharif; the Conveners of our Imams and Imam Bashir Ali.

To the entire CWSC Planning Team, especially Town Hall Conference Sessions Director, Shakira Abdul-Ali…thank you.

Our hearts are full, our intellects are connected, our purpose is united, our work is on course and we cannot stop now, for together we must remake the world!

There are many who have worked and continue to work behind the scenes to fulfill the promise of a national intelligentsia, so please stay tuned for a full report and press release via Muslim Journal, Muslim Town Hall Central right here on CWSC, and across social media platforms!

Jazak Allahu Khairan.

Sincerely & respectfully,

Your brother,

Thomas Abdul-Salaam
for CWSC

Note: If we’ve misspelled a name or failed to include anyone, please accept our sincere apology and email us immediately with corrections or additions for the official CWSC report and full press release.

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