DARUL IHSAN LATIFIAH MADRASHA & MASJID AL-IHSAN
“Serving the muslim community since 2003.”
The Darul Ihsan Latifiah Madrasha has been in
operation since 2003. Since then, hundreds of
students have learned to recite the holy Qur’an
and many have become a Hafiz as well. The
classes would take place in the 2nd floor
apartment of a home at that time and couldn’t
continue on in such a space due to the growing
number of students.
In 2011, the islamic school bought it’s first
buildng – located on Holbrook Street of
Downtown Hamtramck. The building was
bought for $50,000 after struggling to
raise funds for a cause that many were
After a long battle with the city,
to operate as a nonprofit
organization in a commercial
area (what they called the
Central Business District), the
city finally granted us our license
to operate as an Islamic Center.
We named our islamic center
the “Ideal Islamic Center”. An
islamic center that is open to the
community, regardless of caste
In Early 2013, we
started to offer
Jumm’ah khutbah and
prayer on Fridays for
the people that lived
nearby and worked at
the many businesses
in the area. Then, a
demand for a masjid
came. We figured that
we cannot become a
true Islamic Center
without offering the
daily 5 prayers.
Our Mission & Motto
“Uniting our community through religion and
appreciation of cultures.”
“Educating our youth and making them better
Muslims. Promoting positive character and
raising Huffaz, Alims and Qaris to become the
leaders of tomorrow.”
“ ” “Lord, increase my
Services by Darul Ihsan
A complete list and description of services available to the public
About our Quran Courses
• Tahfizul Quran Course: Memorization
of the Quran with Darul Qirat practices.
This course takes 3 years. Students may
receive homeschooling or take this
course after school.
• Ta’limul Quran & Islam Course: The
basics of Islamic studies, and learning
how to recite the Quran. This course
also includes Tajweed, Al-Azkaar
(Kalima & Dua), learning Hadith, Islamic
Morals & Values, and learning the 5
pillars of Islam.
• Alim Course: 4 years of scholarly
studies and research.
• All females are taught by female
The Ideal Islamic Center is working on many
other projects to benefit the whole
community. We’ve been planning for a very
long time but cannot go any further without
A few being:
-Adult Education Center: Teaching adults
English and help them prepare for a GED.
-Computer Classes: Teaching those who wish
to learn how to use a computer, how to type
up reports and resumes, how to search for
-Annual Health Fairs: Recruiting Doctors and
health experts (Dietitians, Pharmacists,
Ob/Gyn, Public Health) to volunteer and
provide free services to those who have no or
limited health insurance during this event.
THE NEED FOR A YOUTH CENTER
Muslim Population Consists of Almost Half of Hamtramck
We can all agree that youth is an age of craziness. At this age, most
youth often lose their sensitivity and get involved in various sinful
activities - such as drinking alcohol, gambling, drug addiction, and
As a result, their education may come to an end and even their lives
become at stake. Especially in this country, when a child crosses 18
years of age, he/she goes out of the control of the guardians. They
often setup on the way of destruction because of leading reckless life
and bad company.
In this situation, we, those who are engaged in religious work with
mentality, have responsibilities to guide them to the right way. The
Prophet of Allah (SAW) says: "You each person is a shepherd. And you
have to be accountable for this" (Al-Hadith).
In our little city of Hamtramck, the condition of our youth is not the
best. Lack of proper guidance, they are getting involved in various
sinful activities. If we do not come forward to guide them, then the
lives of these beloved children of ours will be vulnerable. Their golden
lives can fade away. The roof of our dream houses will be pulled down.
Above all, if such a situation goes on, this society may become un-
inhabitable. In such a situation, we will have to move away. On the day
of judgment, we will be responsible for this sins and not only will they
be punished, but so may we.
Thus, without delay, the Muslim Youth Association of Hamtramck
(MYAH) was founded with an aim to guide them to the right way. We
hope that you will render your assistance toward us and express your
solidarity along side us by reading our aim, objectives, and program.
Objective: Spiritual, moral and life skills development by acquiring
Islamic education according to the rules and regulations given by Allah
(SWT) and the Prophet (SAW), as per the guidance of the Sahabas and
Ahle Sunnat w'al Jamaat. Above all, to obtain the satisfaction of Allah
and the Prophet (SAW) by building up a healthy, pious, work, family
and community orientated youth.
With an aim to guide our youth as future leaders, our five point programs
• To take proper initiative and start Islamic education for youths on the
basis of Al-Quran and Sunnah.
• To help them in acquiring Islamic education as well as worldly
• To building them physically, mentally, and healthy through sports.
• To take necessary steps in eradication of unemployment of youth.
• To continue the preaching and introducing Islam to people of other
For now, MYAH meets around Asr times at the Islamic Center. The
children join the Asr prayer and then start their recreational activities
with the proctor. Because MYAH has no actual gym/recreational center,
we often use the municipal resources provided to the residents such as
parks and fields.
Our need: To implement our aims, objectives and programs, we need a total
of $500,000 to demolish and construct a youth center (with gym and
playground). This will give an opportunity to allow the children to play in a
safe and worry free environment. A place where they can do their homework
and find tutoring FREE. A place where they can get counseling. A place where
they can blow off some steam and stress after a rigorous game of basketball
We have almost a hundred students enrolled at our Islamic School (Darul
Ihsan Latifiah Madrasha) and we know for sure that the students will only
grow as school is ending for many kids in the community.
On Sundays, we have Aqeedah classes for our children. The teachers are
Sheikh Taher Siddiqui and Ahmed Omar Jamaa. They come all the way
from Fenton and Dearborn to teach our children about Islamic history and
Seerah. This is very beneficial to them as they become well rounded in
We are preparing for our Summer Program at the Madrasah, which will be
2 months long. During those two months, the students will be in learning
from 10am to 2pm, 5 days a week.
Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah, we:
• Own 3 buildings in one block.
• One of which is being leased out
to a grocery store to provide
income for the Islamic Center.
• Operate as a FULL TIME Islamic
• Offering homeschooling for
students who are in training to
become a Hafiz.
• Raised close to $200,000 since 2011
• 5 Students have become Hafiz since
we opened in 2012.
• One of which was still attending
a competitive school while in the
Tahfizul Quran program.
• One more student will become a
Hafiz on June 16, 2013.
• Hundreds of students have learned
how to recite the Quran with
• Publish a monthly Islamic journal.
The Qarde Hasanat Repayment Project
Phase I Renovation Project
We have a total of $53,000 Dollars of Qarde Hasanat (interest free loans) from
members of the community. As you can tell, that amount only went up
since our last fundraising. We haven’t had much success fundraising over
the past few months as the economy is hard on everyone and not many
people know of us. We had no choice but to ask others to provide a loan.
Qarde Hasanat Repayment
Phase 1 will focus on the Islamic Center only
What Your Donations Will Do
• Pay our monthly expenses that total up to
$5000 on average (bills, repairs, etc)
• Paying off our Qarde Hasanats
• Allowing us to hold programs and mahfils
• Allowing us to do renovations
• Allowing us to have something to fall back on!