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Imam Siraj Wahaj- Get Well Soon: Imam Johari Abdul-Malik




From Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, the following news comes on Imam Siraj Wahhaj, one of the pillars of Muslims in America. May Allah give Imam Siraj quick and full recovery and shifa’ from whatever ailments that are bothering him, and may Allah make all his ailments a source of forgiveness and increase of his hasanaat. Please be sure to send a quick note of your good wishes to Imam Siraj. The following are exceprts. Please see entire post at this link.

As-salaamu alaikum,

Many people have asked me, “How is Imam Siraj?  I heard he was in the hospital” (TRUE!).

Another person said, “I heard Imam Siraj is like on his death-bed” (FALSE!).  He was in hospital for testing and stayed for observation and was later released.

Due to the number of phone calls, text messages, emails and conversations in mosques (masajid) in the city and around country, I wanted to share your concerns and to thank brothers and sisters for their dua.

I am not speaking on behalf Imam Siraj, his family or MANA.  But the Imam has shared in semi-public settings what is going on with him and gave us some advice.

Recently, after feeling (as he says) ‘not right’ he went to the hospital.  There he learned he has “High Blood Pressure”.  His other health indexes are fine.  The doctors are treating him and they have been adjusting his medication.  Imam Siraj is  taking the medication and adjusting his hectic work schedule to suit.

Send well wishes to:

Masjid At-Taqwa
1266 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn NY 11216

Imam Siraj,

Get Well Soon, Insha Allah.

As-Salaamu alaikum,
Your Baby Brother,
Imam Johari




  1. Amad


    February 9, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    May Allah give Imam Siraaj shifaa’… the Muslim community needs him sorely, may Allah preserve him.

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    February 10, 2009 at 12:06 AM

    May Allah grant him shifa….

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    February 10, 2009 at 1:19 AM


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    Pure Pundit

    February 10, 2009 at 2:31 AM

    JazzakAllah khayr for posting this (whoever did it).

    Let’s all keep Imam Siraaj in our du’a.

    May Allah SWT Grant him a speedy recovery and good health, ameen!

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    abu abdAllah, the Houstonian

    February 10, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Ameen to all the duas for recovery of our beloved imam and daaee. There is no mufti for all America, but if there were a daaee for all America, Imam Siraj would probably be the pick of the jamat. Alhamdolillah, he has tread, driven, and flown so many miles criss-crossing the country for Islam, that if there were frequent daaee miles, he’d have lifetime-platinum status before we had counted the trips up to this century.

    May Allah accept every mile of his travels, every speech on behalf of masajid and communities across the country, every call to Islam, every call to better akhlaque, every call to understanding between Muslims.

    And may Allah be Kind to us by increasing the health and well-being of our imam, so that we may better learn from and take advantage of his knowledge and passion for Islam. Ameen.

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    imam Johari

    February 10, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    As-Salaamu alaikum,

    Thank you all and Muslim Matters for spreading the word, the duat and the kind words, these acts are all a part of the healing from Allah that Imam Siraj needs. Thank you so much. I will try to update his condition as I know more.

    May Allah bless this ummah with righteous leaders and make to be righteous followers of Allah and all of Allah’s prophets culminating with the Prophethood of Muhammad, (saws).

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    February 10, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    SubhanAllah, I read someone’s facebook status ‘may Allah have mercy on imam Siraj Wahhaj’, and thought oh I better check MM for any updates…

    May Allah grant him shifaa from any and every illness, ameen ya Rabb

  8. AnonyMouse


    February 10, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Laa ba’s; tahooran, insha’Allah.

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    Mohammad S.

    February 10, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Salam `alaykum,
    You people seem to love Imam Siraaj! Can someone please explain to me how he is such a favorite? Is there some place where I could listen to any khutbahs or halaqas by him, since he seems like a good public speaker.
    Salam `alaykum

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    Mohammad S.

    February 11, 2009 at 7:53 PM

    @MR: Most of his lectures don’t work; it says something like ‘Video removed because it violates copyright’.

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    February 16, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    InshaAllah he gets well soon,

    if this guy gets sick what about the rest of us ? I heard at ICNA he walked up some 8+ flights to his room? was it more ?

    did anyone else hear this ? or it is a rumor ?

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    Saadia Andaleeb

    March 21, 2009 at 1:50 AM

    May Allah SubhanaWaTaalah grant him shifa ,have mercy on him


    We all Love Imam Siraj Wahaj.

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    May 5, 2009 at 9:53 PM

    May Allah SubhanaWaTaalah bless him and have mercy on him, Give him shiffa from his illness.

    we all love him and see him as our strong pillar of Islam in USA.

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    Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad

    January 14, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    I really don’t have an affiliation with any religion, the only thing I do care about is rebuilding the order of Assassins. I have seen to many people abuse power. I also want to liberate countries who religion is tied in with the government. Christianity is and so is Islamic. Any one who want to say something then say it to me.

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      January 14, 2011 at 2:22 PM


      So you are saying you want to ‘liberate’ countries that have a government system based on religion even if its those same peoples’ choice to have it ? That would then be contradictory.

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