Removal of Plans from Blog

ASAK. After receiving the following e-mail from the President of IAGD on August 4 at 3:24 PM addressed to me and my husband with copies to Fawaz Ahmad and Majid Khan:
Assalam alaikum
Please be aware that any distribution of materials on IAGD property not given prior approval by IAGD leadership is not permitted. 
Any use of IAGD intellectual property outside of authorized use is not permitted.
I have removed Plans E, I, and H from the blog. It was my understanding that this was community property since the plans were paid for by IAGD community members.
Ann O’Brien Ahmad

10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Akhtar Osman on August 4, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I wonder why IAGD excetive officials are so protective of this Information;
    that are ment for the members of IAGD.
    This is very disturbing to see their actions, that might not be helpful in creating a
    cohesive and muslim friendly society. They should communicate and coordinate, and be open to critics and helpful


  2. Posted by Anjum Sohail on August 5, 2012 at 1:43 am

    ASAK, The IAGD BOD of Directors has circulated the Plans E and I to the IAGD members. The members and community at large has all the right to discuss and analyze it within or out side the IAGD premises and give their inputs.
    I ma disappointed to see this type of behavior and their approach / actions might not be helpful to create a cohesive and strong community.


  3. ASAK

    If the Board is so protective of the two drawings they should not have mailed a copy to everyone with the survey. Or, they should have included a notice cautioning everyone against using it in discussions for the purpose of further analyzing it. Maybe they expect us not to think on our own, just take their word for it, just like Romney and his reluctance to release info about his past tax record. They are insulting the community’s intelligence. Unfortunately, instead of becoming more humble in Ramadan, I see the level of arrogance on the rise. May Allah SWT gives us all Sabr and the courage to strive to do the right thing in face of challenges, Fi Sabillillah.


  4. Posted by BC on August 5, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Why don’t you simply ask for the plans to be uploaded to the IAGD website? The BOD will understand the need for the plans to be posted somewhere online – you were just filling that need.


  5. Posted by 15 year old IAGD member on August 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    It is really disturbing that the Board is not allowing us to upload pictures that our the “intellectual property” of IAGD. Since when did they own IAGD? IAGD and everything that belong to it is the property and the right of every single community member.
    For this reason, I took a picture of Plan H (which many members believe is the best plan, and which the BOD hasn’t posted in the lobby) from my cell phone and uploaded it to my Flickr


    • Posted by 15 year old IAGD member on August 7, 2012 at 6:31 am

      Just as a side note, this is just my own thing. I did this on my own accord and probably Sister Ann or Brother Fasahat don’t even know me.


  6. Posted by Anonymous on August 6, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Why IAGD BOD & BOT think that only they can anticipate what will be the requirements of this community after 15 years( as most of them always mention we are thinking for 15 years ahead and people are not understanding) and whatever they are thinking will be right .Can’t they see the number of masajids and musallahs opening within 10mile radius.How many teenagers have left the area for studies and jobs?Have they ever tried to collect the data from the community to have right statistics to plan the future.Did they ever think about the activities for the teenager and their counseling(much required need of the hour).Since most of them ,rather non of them have teenager kids they don’t think about them.
    The only need they are addressing(which is according to THEM is a need) is the increase in number of the community. Don’t they have intellectual minds who can think about the need of strong characters and the pre requisites of a strong characters . We are always in need of guidance because non of us is perfect but most of us think that investing in education friendly ,youth friendly institutions is more important than to just build a structure whose maintenance cost will stop you from doing anything else.
    They have never planned to have counsellors for the youth when they are going through the trauma of teen ager peer pressure and DESI PARENTS. Do they have the data that how many kids have left ISLAM after entering the college .
    Do these visionaries really care about the community or are just interested in building a mausoleum for their elders so that they can be remembered for building such a grand structure.


  7. Posted by Muhammad on August 7, 2012 at 6:30 am

    In the past 5 to 10 years, 5 islamic Organization have opened up in areas around IAGD. They are Adams Center, AMDA, IONA, and Sterling Heights Musallah. All these Masjids/ Musallas are small right now, but all of them have plans to expand and buy bigger buildings in the near future. All these masjids/ musallahs are located in places where many people that used to come to IAGD live in. As a result, they are attracting people that used to come to IAGD and will attract even more once they establish themselves. For this reason, I don’t believe we need a bigger masjid. I remember how in the past, we would have a few rows of Men in the basement during 1st Jumah; now we have a few rows empty in the back of the Masjid, in the men’s are.


    • Posted by Muahmmad on August 7, 2012 at 6:34 am

      Building masajid near your house is better then building a large masjid far away, because you will be able to come for more salaah if it is near your house. This is following the the way of the Sahabah RA. Even in the time of Nabi SAW they built masajid near their own house.


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