Al-Aqabah Islamic Community Center of Hamtramck

State: Michigan

Location: Hamtramck, MI

Website:

The Al-Aqabah Islamic Community Center (AICC), established in 2010, is located in Hamtramck, MI [1]. The AICC’s website is not functional and there is no information regarding a current imam.   AICC’s former Imam is Amir Mika’il Stewart Saadiq [2].

 We have not found any information of radical teachings from Imam Saadiq. However, Saadiq was a student of Masjid Al-Haqq’s former Imam Luqman Abdullah [3]. Abdullah was killed in a shootout with the FBI, in 2009.

 Members of AICC have shared information and express sympathy for, Jamil Addullah Al-Amin [4]. Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rapp Brown, is currently serving a life sentence in federal prison for the murder of two police officers in Georgia. He is the leader of the Ummah  (“the Brotherhood”), a group of mostly African-American converts to Islam, which seeks to establish a separate Sharia-law governed state within the United States. [5].

Sources:

[1] “About Us,” Al-Aqabah Islamic Community Center website, http://web.archive.org/web/20160825034345/http://www.al-aqabah.org:80/about.html

[2] Amir Mika’il Stewart Saadiq LinkedIn profile, Accessed August 6, 2018,  https://www.linkedin.com/in/imam-mika-il-stewart-saadiq-44373874/

[3] “2017-2018 Advisory Board,” MuslimARC: Anti-Racism Collaborative, Accessed August 7, 2018, http://www.muslimarc.org/about/advisors/

[4] Al-Aqabah Islamic Community Center Facebook page, Accessed August 6, 2018, https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=717088378327120&id=104031459632818

[5] U.S. Attorney’s Office, “Eleven Members/Associates of Ummah Charged with Federal Violations: One Subject Fatally Shot During Arrest,” Federal Bureau of Investigations, October 28, 2009, https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/detroit/press-releases/2009/de102809.htm

 

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