Sheikh Ali

Sheikh Ali Suleiman Ali

Sheikh Ali Suleiman Ali is the Imam or religious director of the Muslim Community of the Western Suburbs of Detroit (MCWS). Sheikh Ali is a well-respected scholar and leader in Southeastern Michigan. He has been active in educational and philanthropic activities in southeast Michigan for approximately the last twenty years.

Sheikh Ali spent much of his childhood in Ghana with various shuyukh. His curriculum there included Arabic sciences (such as grammar), Tawheed, Fiqh, Zudhiyyat (Ascetism), and Seerah of the Prophet (saw). He went on to receive his BA in both Islamic and Arabic Studies from the Islamic University of Madina. He has also completed his Ph. D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Responsibilities as Imam
As imam of Canton Mosque, some of the Imam’s general responsibilities include:
Daily Prayers
Friday Prayers
Taraweeh Prayers
Eid Prayers
Funeral Prayers / Services
Interpretation of the Holy Qur’an
Sunday Islamic School
Wedding Services
Islamic Arbitration & Counseling

Regular Activities
Some of Sheikh Ali’s regular activities include:
Three to four salawat daily except Tuesdays
Saturdays & Sundays after Fajr: Stories of Companions of the Prophet (SAW)
Thursday after Maghrib: Fiqh Class
Monday through Friday: Hadith shared with Sheikh Hasan
Counseling & Fatwa: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays Asr to Isha’ (Please schedule ahead of time)
Note: Based on need, counseling can be provided on any day between 10AM – 10 PM. Please schedule appointment.

Office Hours
Thursdays 10:00am to 3:00pm & between Maghrib and Isha
Saturdays & Sundays: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Monday – Wednesday: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Closed on Tuesday

Contact Information
MCWS: (734) 467-7704
MFS: (313) 366-6800
Cell: (734) 306-8205