Detroit–December 10, 2014–A vital nexus between Michigan’s mosques is the thriving health clinic which just bought a new building across the street from the Muslim Center in downtown Detroit. The Huda Clinic celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday at the Muslim Center gymnasium, with about 500 people in attendance from all walks of life.
The event featured speeches from Dr. Jukaku Tayeb, Imam Momodou Ceesay, Dr. Herbert Smitherman, Mitchell Shamsud-Din, Dr. Wasim Rathur, Imams Aly Lela and Mika’il Saadiq, Babar Qadri and, most prominently, Imam Suhaib Webb.
The overriding theme of the event was the human and religious necessity of providing care to those who need it, and this was a theme echoed in the speech of the prominent imam Suhaib Webb. The imam spoke on the nexus between spiritual and physical wellness, noting the importance of medical care to several vitally important religious scholars, like Imam An-Nawawi for example, who quit his religious studies for a time in order to pursue a medical career (until his family pushed him back into the religious sciences.
One quote he gave which carried a theme for the evening was one from Desmond Tutu, who said that when you heal others you get healed yourself.