To provide a common platform for presenting Islam, supporting Muslim communities, developing educational, social and outreach programs and fostering good relations with other religious communities, civic and service organizations.
To be an exemplary and unifying Islamic organization in North America that contributes to the betterment of the Muslim community and society at large.
- Achieve organizational excellence: operational efficacy, transparency, accountability, high-performance, effective communication, short-term and long-term financial stability.
- Strengthen and develop American Muslim communities.
- Enhance interfaith collaboration and civic engagement.
- Share the contributions of the American Muslim community.
MYNA California Winter Camp 2017
California Date: December 25-31 Campsite: Camp Harmon Address: 16403 CA-9, Boulder Creek, CA, 95006 Cost: $365 https://fs8.formsite.com/isnayouth/WRC17BOULDERCREEK/index.html
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MYNA Florida Winter Camp 2017
Florida Date: December 24th - 31st Campsite: Camp Winona Address: 898 Camp Winona Rd, De Leon Springs, FL 32130 Cost: $365 https://fs8.formsite.com/isnayouth/SAWRC17DLSFL/index.html
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MYNA Indiana Winter Camp 2017
Indiana Date: December 24th - 30th Campsite: Camp Flat Rock River Address: 6981 W Co Rd 650 N, St Paul, IN 47272 Cost: $365 https://fs8.formsite.com/isnayouth/WRC17-INDIANA/index.html
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MYNA Maryland Winter Camp 2017
Maryland Date: December 24th - 30th Campsite: Camp Letts Address: 4003 Camp Letts Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037 Cost: $365 https://fs8.formsite.com/isnayouth/WRC17MAEDGEWATERMD/index.html
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MYNA Texas Winter Camp 2017
Texas Date: December 24th - 30th Campsite: Ascend Camp and Retreat Center Address: 5218 Kiwanis Rd. Dallas, TX 75236 Cost: $365 https://fs8.formsite.com/isnayouth/WRC17SCDALLASTX/index.html
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MYNA Illinois Winter Camp 2017
Illinois Date: December 24th - 30th Campsite: Camp LOMC Address: 1834 IL-2, Oregon, IL 61061 Cost: $365 https://fs8.formsite.com/isnayouth/WRC17-NC-OREGONIL/index.html
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7th Annual ISNA West Coast Education Forum
7th Annual ISNA West Coast Education Forum Co-sponsored by Aldeen Foundation MOVING FROM GOOD TO GREAT: FOSTERING GROWTH Conference Date: January 12 – 13, 2018 Conference Site: Anaheim Marriott, 700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802 Forum Highlights Intensive Workshops & Sessions - Administration and Leadership - Curriculum and Instruction - Islamic Studies - Arabic Studies Networking Opportunities Bazaar with variety of booths Childcare Program Registration Fees Early Bird (Ends December 1) Individual: $120 Group of 5 or more: $115 per person Registration Fees Individual: $130 Group of 5 or more: $125 per person Registration includes Friday evening banquet with keynote address and award ceremony and Saturday networking lunch
1/12/2018 9:00:00 AM -08:000.0000
ISNA Spring Conference | MSA Deen Intensive
Conference Date: February 16-17, 2018 Early Bird Registration Date Ends: January 15, 2018 (Fees will go up after this date) Site: Student Activity Center, University of Texas, 2201 Speedway, Austin TX, 78712 Individual Conference: $35 Banquet: $30 Conference and Banquet: $50 Student Conference: $25 Banquet: $25 Conference and Banquet: $45 Group (5 or more) Conference: $30 per person Conference and Banquet: $45 per person Assalam'Alaikum! This year, MSA Deen Intensive is pairing up with ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) to put on a Spring Conference for both College/High School Students AND Adults. The conference will be at The University of Texas Austin on February 16-17th. Deen Intensive is a weekend long, intimate educational Islamic conference at the University of Texas at Austin, hosted by the Texas Muslim Students’ Association and supported by Nueces Mosque. Established in 2006 by Texas MSA, Deen Intensive is growing each year, and not only serves the Austin community, but also the entirety of the Texas Muslim population. Deen Intensive is a gathering that serves to educate individuals on different areas of Islam through rejuvenation and spiritual growth. Keep up with this page for updates as they come out insha'Allah! Make sure to check out TexasDeenIntensive.com for more info and to see what past Deen Intensives have been all about! More information and registration coming soon!
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ISNA Conference in Miami, FL
Conference Date: March 9 & 10, 2018 Conference Venue: Signature Grand - 6900 FL-84, Davie, FL 33317 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Main sessions Spanish Sessions Youth Sessions Matrimonial Bazaar Celebration Banquet Childcare SPEAKERS ISNA President Azhar Azeez Imam Tahir Anwar Jonathan Brown Ust. Ubaydullah Evans Imam Mohamed Hagmagid ISNA Vice President Dr. Altaf Husain Sister Aisha Subhani CONTACT Registration Coordinator (317) 838 8129 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3/10/2018 10:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
19th Annual ISNA Education Forum
ISNA EDUCATION FORUM IN COLLABORATION WITH CISNA March 30 – April 1, 2018 Westin O’Hare 6100 N. River Rd Rosemont, IL 60018 FAITH BASED EDUCATION: A SOURCE FOR HOPE AND HEALING CONFERENCE TOPICS Administration/Leadership: Board Development Conflict Resolution in School and Community Data-Driven Academic Growth Development/ Fundraising Finance/Budget Nurturing and Sustaining your Staff School Climate Strategic Planning Transformational Leadership Curriculum & Instruction: Assessing and Addressing Special Needs Students Best Practices in Differentiated Instruction College and Career Readiness Data Driven Academic Growth Inquiry Based Instruction/Critical Thinking Project Based Learning Social/Emotional Learning STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) Technology/Resources and Integration Islamic Studies & Character Building: An Effective Islamic Studies Curriculum Confronting Today’s Challenges Authentic Islamic Studies Instruction Classroom Practices for Building the Prophetic Character Global Citizenship Service Learning Arabic/Qur’an: Teaching Arabic to Diverse Learners Teaching Arabic for Proficiency Teaching Arabic for Special Purposes (religious, academic purposes, etc) Teaching Arabic with Effective Strategies HIGHLIGHTS Pre-Conference Workshops (Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM) Knowledge Based Sessions Evening Banquet with Award Presentation Networking Lunch Bazaar with variety of booths Childcare Program CONTACT Registration (317) 838 8129 or email@example.com Programs (317) 839 1814 or firstname.lastname@example.org Bazaar & Sponsorships Anjum Khan (317) 838 8131 or email@example.com
3/30/2018 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
55th Annual ISNA Convention
55th Annual ISNA Convention August 31 - September 3, 2018 George R. Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010 Discounted Early Bird Registration Fee until February 28, 2018: Adult $ 89; Husband & Wife $ 170; University Student/ MSA $ 79; School Student/ MYNA $ 55; Children's Program $ 45; Babysitting $ 70; Group of 5 or more $ 75 per person, CSRL Banquet $ 200 per ticket ISNA can provide a limited number of need based complimentary registrations for the convention. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-838-8129 Hotel Rooms: ISNA has arranged discounted hotel rooms at the Hilton Americas Hotel which is connected to George R. Brown Convention center. You will receive hotel room reservation information via email in September 2017. Convention Bazaar: A Bazaar (Trade Show) with more than 500 booths will be organized at this convention. At this trade show, a variety of merchandise will be available including clothing, books, audio-visual, etc. Contact email@example.com for more information.
8/31/2018 1:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
The Sultan and The Saint
“The Sultan and the Saint” tells an 800 year-old story that is even more relevant to us today. After the film, discuss the issues with Alexei Laushkin of the Kingdom Mission Society. With the rise of new forms of extremism across the Middle East and North Africa, Christians and Muslims around the world are facing a media narrative that pits both communities against one another. “The Sultan and the Saint” is a film that will serve as a counter-narrative to inspire Muslims, Christians, and others to take risks for peace and greater understanding. In 1219, in the midst of the disastrous Fifth Crusade, Francis crossed enemy lines to gain an audience with al-Kamil, the sultan of Egypt. Francis, who opposed the warfare, hoped to bring about peace by converting the sultan to Christianity. He didn’t succeed, but came away from the peaceful encounter with revolutionary ideas that called for Christians to live harmoniously with Muslims. Thus began a relationship between the two that lasted the rest of their lives, each man risking his life to promote peace between their faiths. This story, which is well known among Franciscans, has mainly, until now, been told from the Christian perspective. “The Sultan and the Saint” is a live action docu-drama from the Muslim perspective.
12/7/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
ISNA Power of Faith Conference - Cincinnati, OH
POWER OF FAITH: TRANSFORMING SELF AND SOCIETY Register at http://www.isna.net/cincinnati/ Conference Date: November 17 & 18, 2017 Venue: Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati 8092 Plantation Dr, West Chester Township, OH 45069 Friday, November 17, 2017 Registration opens at 3:00 p.m. Friday program sessions will run from 5:45 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18 Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Saturday program sessions will run from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., including the Celebration Banquet which starts immediately after Maghrib. Banquet doors open at 7:00 p.m. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Main sessions Saturday Night Banquet Childcare SPEAKERS Shakila T Ahmad is president and board chair of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (ICGC), being the first female to serve in this capacity for such an American Islamic institution, and an enthusiastic community leader who has dedicated herself to numerous civic and community causes for over 20 years. She simultaneously has had a busy professional career and serves as the director of management at the Allergy & Asthma Specialty Center. Ahmad has or currently serves on the executive board of directors of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, YWCA Cincinnati as Racial Justice Vice Chair, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Ohio Humanities Council, University of Cincinnati Foundation and the President’s Advisory Council at Xavier University. Ahmad established the Center’s Tours and Talks education and outreach program which has reached over 80,000 face to face to teach about Islam and American Muslims and spearheaded the “A Visit to a Mosque in America” educational DVD. Wajahat Ali is a journalist, writer, lawyer, an award-winning playwright, a TV host, and a consultant for the U.S. State Department. As Creative Director of Affinis Labs, he works to create social entrepreneurship initiatives that have a positive impact for marginalized communities, and to empower social entrepreneurs, young leaders, creatives, and communities to come up with innovative solutions to tackle world problems. Beginning in early 2017, Affinis Labs will launch a global startup incubator network, aimed at identifying and fostering “emerging entrepreneurial talent from around the world that understands what makes the global Islamic economy special.” Azhar Azeez, ISNA President, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the prestigious Osmania University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He currently serves as the Senior National Director of Islamic Relief USA. He is a member of ISNA Executive Council since 2002, served as the Vice President of ISNA twice from 2010-2014. He was elected as the President of ISNA in 2014 and was re-elected to his second term in 2016. Ubaydullah Evans is ALIM’s first Scholar-in-Residence and now Executive Director. He converted to Islam while in high school. Upon conversion, Ustadh Ubaydullah began studying some of the foundational books of Islam under the private tutelage of local scholars while simultaneously pursuing a degree in journalism from Columbia. Since then he has studied at Chicagoland’s Institute of Islamic Education (IIE), in Tarim, Yemen, and Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, where he is the first African-American to graduate from its Shari’a program. Ustadh Ubaydullah also instructs with the Ta’leef Collective and the Inner-City Muslim Action Network. Yasmin Mogahed is known for her gift of captivating an entire audience with her thoughts and insightful reflections. She is a Psychology graduate and attained her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a skilled creative writer, her literature speaks from the heart and after completing her graduate work; she taught Islamic Studies and served as a youth coordinator. Currently, she’s a writer for the Huffington Post, an international speaker, and author who focuses most of her work on spiritual and personal development. Sheikh Hossam Musa is the Imam of Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati in West Chester, OH. He previously served as the Imam of Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Columbus, Ohio; as the Principal of the Muslim Unity Center Sunday School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and as the Youth Director and Quran Teacher for the Muslim Unity Center. He was teacher and Director of the Qur'an, Arabic, and Islamic Studies Department at Huda School in Franklin,Michigan for ten years prior to moving to Dublin. Sheikh Hossam completed memorization (Hafiz) of the Holy Qur'an at the age of 13 and earned a certificate (Ijazah) with the Highest Chain of Narration. He has been the Imam for Taraweeh prayers since 1993 at various Masajid throughout metro Detroit and Windsor including: the Tawheed Center Farmington Hills, the Tawheed Center Dearborn, Masjid Al-Fatiha, Muslim Unity Center, American Muslim Center-Dearborn, and Noor Islamic Cultural Center-Columbus, Ohio and Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati-West Chester, Ohio. Sheikh Hossam represented the United States in the International Holy Quran Competition in Makkah, KSA in 1997. In 1998, he represented the United States in the International Holy Quran Competition in Dubai, UAE. He also represented the United States in the International Holy Quran Competition in Moscow, Russia in 2012. Sheikh Hossam Musa graduated with a Bachelors degree from The University of Michigan-Dearborn School of Engineering in 2004. He is currently enrolled in Mishkah University where he is pursuingfurther studies in Islamic Jurisprudence and Arabic. Sheikh Hossam lives in West Chester, Ohio. He enjoys gardening, fishing, hunting, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. He loves to travel and is an avid foodie. Habeeb Quadri is the Principal of the MCC Full Time School in Morton Grove, IL. He has a Bachelor in Teaching of History and a Masters in School Administration. He currently is taking a few courses a year at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education – Principal Center, where he has accumulated more than 300 clock hours of instruction and works as part-time staff in their professional development programs. In addition to his teaching and administrative experience in public and private schools, Quadri has delivered hundreds of lectures throughout the United States, Canada and abroad on Islam, society, and social problems confronting Muslim youth and the community at large for the last 15 years. Additionally, Quadri maintains an active interest in education consulting. He has started his own educational consulting company called High Quality Educational Consulting. Quadri has conducted workshops for the U.S Department of State, weekend and full-time Islamic schools, public schools, and universities around the world. His company had partnered up with IQRA Foundation to write and initiate the first Islamic Standardize Islamic Studies Test partnering up with Riverside Publishing the makers of the famous national IOWA TEST. Quadri was also a member of the DePaul University, College of Education Dean Advisory Board for the last three years and is currently on the National Advisory Board for MYNA (Muslim Youth of North America) and for CISNA (Council of Islamic School of North America). Imam Hani Suleiman is a lecturer and author hailing from Dearborn, Michigan. At the age of 14, he completed a 10-month Qur’an memorization program in the USA and shortly thereafter began his intensive studies under local and global scholars, completing hundreds of classical and modern texts and gaining ijazāt (licenses) in the six books of hadīth from multiple scholars, as well as a Master of Arts degree from the University of Jordan’s College of Shari’ah at the top of his class. Suleiman has served as an Imam and youth director since the age of 19, lectured at conferences and workshops around the world, and has recorded several comprehensive series with the largest Islamic TV stations worldwide. Imam Suleiman recently authored a popular book on the subject of memorizing the Qur’an which has since been translated into several languages. He presently serves as an instructor and researcher at various educational and humanitarian institutions, the CEO of several business ventures, and an Imam and Resident Scholar in Michigan. His most recent hobbies include mixed martial arts, skydiving, archery, and traveling. Ahmad H. Saqr completed his undergraduate degree at the Ohio State University He has an extensive history of developing youth during his time in Columbus, Oh. Currently, he has the privilege of being the youth coordinator of ICGC. During his time at ICGC, he has reinvented several of the programs, while instating several new initiatives. Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed is Senior Advisor and Former National Director of ISNA’s Office of Interfaith and Community Alliances in Washington, DC. He served for 12 years (1994-2006) as Secretary General of the Indiana-based national umbrella organization, which has more than 300 affiliates all over the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Syeed he served as President of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) of USA & Canada and pioneered its transformation into the modern day American religious organization Islamic Society of North America. From 1984-1988, he was Secretary General of the International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations (IIFSO) and traveled widely in this capacity through the former Soviet Union, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and South America. Dr. Syeed has also been General Secretary of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS), a national professional organization founded in 1972. Dr. Syeed was one of the founders of the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS) and served as Editor and then Editor-in-Chief (1984-1994). During his tenure there, AJISS grew into a quarterly publication, and today AJISS has acquired a respectable niche in academia and is quoted with recognition in professional and scholarly research. Dr. Syeed was also Chairman of the Editorial Board of Islamic Horizons, the flagship magazine of ISNA, from 1982 to 1984 and 1994 to 2006. CONTACT Registration Coordinator (317) 838 8129 or firstname.lastname@example.org Matrimonial Banquet Tabasum Ahmad (317) 838 8133 or email@example.com
11/18/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Webinar: Lightening Up With Renewable Energy
Join us for this FREE webinar discussing renewable energy in honor of Energy Action Month. Register for the webinar: http://www.isna.net/webinars/ Learn more about Energy Action Month: https://energy.gov/eere/femp/energy-action-month
10/23/2017 8:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISNA Power of Faith Conference - Memphis, TN
Conference Date: October 7, 2017 Early Registration Deadline: September 7, 2017 (Fee will go up after this date) Venue: Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Memphis, TN 38120 Speakers Wajahat Ali is a journalist, writer, lawyer, an award-winning playwright, a TV host, and a consultant for the U.S. State Department. As Creative Director of Affinis Labs, he works to create social entrepreneurship initiatives that have a positive impact for marginalized communities, and to empower social entrepreneurs, young leaders, creatives, and communities to come up with innovative solutions to tackle world problems. Beginning in early 2017, Affinis Labs will launch a global startup incubator network, aimed at identifying and fostering “emerging entrepreneurial talent from around the world that understands what makes the global Islamic economy special.” Yasmin Mogahed is known for her gift of captivating an entire audience with her thoughts and insightful reflections. She is a Psychology graduate, and attained her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a skilled creative writer, her literature speaks from the heart and after completing her graduate work; she taught Islamic Studies and served as a youth coordinator. Currently she’s a writer for the Huffington Post, an international speaker, and author who focuses most of her work on spiritual and personal development. Yasir Qadhi is a lecturer and Islamic orator who has authored several books about Islam. He is a popular speaker in many Muslim circles in the United States, Canada, England and Australia. He was born in Houston, Texas, went to high school in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and graduated with a BSc in chemical engineering from the University of Houston. He pursued an education in Islamic studies, and left for the Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia. There, he completed a second bachelor’s degree, specializing in hadith studies, and then went on to complete an MA in Islamic theology. After the horrific events of 9/11, he decided to return to America, and completed a PhD in Islamic Studies from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Currently, he is an associate professor of religious studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, the dean of academic affairs of Al-Maghrib Institute, and the resident scholar of the Memphis Islamic Center. Azhar Azeez, ISNA President, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the prestigious Osmania University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He currently serves as the Senior National Director of Islamic Relief USA. He is a member of ISNA Executive Council since 2002, served as the Vice President of ISNA twice from 2010-2014. He was elected as the President of ISNA in 2014 and was re elected to his second term in 2016. Event Highlights Main sessions Saturday Night Banquet Childcare Matrimonial Banquet CONTACT Registration Coordinator (317) 838 8129 or firstname.lastname@example.org Matrimonial Banquet Tabasum Ahmad (317) 838 8133 or email@example.com
10/7/2017 10:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
ISNA Food Bank Walkathon
ISNA Food Bank presents our 1st Annual Walkathon! All proceeds will help fund the monthly food expenses. This is a free event for the whole family! However, we do suggest a donation of $20 per person to help our cause. We will be giving out gifts for those who donate $20 or more and there will be a small lunch after the walk for participants Our goal is to raise atleast $25,000 so please spread the word! Help Fight Hunger! Every step counts
10/1/2017 10:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
ISNA Power of Faith Conference - Seattle, WA
Conference Date: September 30, 2017 Early Registration Deadline: September 1, 2017 (Fee will go up after this date) Venue: MAPS REDMOND Center, 17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond, WA 98052 Speakers Khizr Khan is originally from the Punjab province of Pakistan. He met his wife, Ghazala, at theUniversity of Punjab, where she studied Persian while he pursued an LL.B in the Law College. Once they married, they moved to Dubai, where their two of their sons, Humayun and Shaharyar, were born. The Khan’s emigrated to the US in 1980. Khizr earned an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School, and went on to work at a law firm in Washington, D.C. Their son, Humayun, attended the University of Virginia and was a member of the ROTC program there. He wanted to give back to the program and his country, and valiantly served in Iraq. He was sadly in killed in Baqubah in an explosion. The Khan’s rose to fame during the 2016 Presidential race when Khizr and Ghazala gave an impassioned speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Khizr criticized Donald Trump, famously asking him, “Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy.” Since then, the Khan’s have appeared on TV and at various conferences to address the rhetoric against Muslims in today’s political climate. Yasmin Mogahed is known for her gift of captivating an entire audience with her thoughts and insightful reflections. She is a Psychology graduate, and attained her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a skilled creative writer, her literature speaks from the heart and after completing her graduate work; she taught Islamic Studies and served as a youth coordinator. Currently she’s a writer for the Huffington Post, an international speaker, and author who focuses most of her work on spiritual and personal development. Imam Siraj Wahhaj is the current Imam of Masjid Al-Taqwa in Brooklyn, New York. He received his training from Ummul Quran University in Mecca and has become a world-renowned speaker on Islam. Imam Wahhaj has been on the ISNA Majlis Ash-Shura since 1987 and has also previously served as ISNA Vice-President. He has been a member of ISNA’s Planning Committee and served as a member of the Board of Advisors for North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) from 1989 to 1993. He is the Amir of the Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA). Imam Siraj has appeared on several national television talk shows and interviews; especially about his anti-drug campaigns in his native Bedford-Stuyvesant. He received high praises from the media and NYPD for initiating his anti-drug patrols in Brooklyn in 1988. Among other achievements, Imam Wahhaj was the first person to give an Islamic invocation to the United States Congress in 1991. Azhar Azeez, ISNA President, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the prestigious Osmania University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He currently serves as the Senior National Director of Islamic Relief USA. He is a member of ISNA Executive Council since 2002, served as the Vice President of ISNA twice from 2010-2014. He was elected as the President of ISNA in 2014 and was re elected to his second term in 2016. Event Highlights Main sessions Saturday Night Banquet Childcare Matrimonial Banquet CONTACT Registration Coordinator (317) 838 8129 or firstname.lastname@example.org Matrimonial Banquet Tabasum Ahmad (317) 838 8133 or email@example.com
9/30/2017 10:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
ISNA Power of Faith Conference - Phoenix, AZ
Conference Date: September 16, 2017 Early Registration Deadline: September 1, 2017 (Fee will go up after this date) Venue: Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 North 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Sessions with renowned scholars and speakers on - Spiritual rejuvenation - Observing Islam in our daily lives - Dealing with Islamophobia - Strengthening role of Masjids and Islamic schools - Empowering Muslim youth - Women in leadership Roles - Parenting and family matters Matrimonial Banquet Bazaar with diverse cultural items/displays Dinner Banquet with a keynote address by Khizr Khan and guest speaker Khalid Latif FEATURED SPEAKERS Ameena Jandali is a founding member of ING. She co-designs and develops ING’s educational presentations and cultural competency seminars. Ameena has delivered hundreds of presentations in schools, colleges, universities, churches, and other venues on Islam and related subjects. She’s also appeared on many news outlets speaking on issues relating to American Muslims. She currently team teaches a class on Islam at San Francisco City College. Ameena received her M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and B.A. in History from the University of Illinois. Ameena represents the Muslim religion. Khizr Khan is originally from the Punjab province of Pakistan. He met his wife, Ghazala, at theUniversity of Punjab, where she studied Persian while he pursued an LL.B in the Law College. Once they married, they moved to Dubai, where their two of their sons, Humayun and Shaharyar, were born. The Khan’s emigrated to the US in 1980. Khizr earned an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School, and went on to work at a law firm in Washington, D.C. Their son, Humayun, attended the University of Virginia and was a member of the ROTC program there. He wanted to give back to the program and his country, and valiantly served in Iraq. He was sadly in killed in Baqubah in an explosion. The Khan’s rose to fame during the 2016 Presidential race when Khizr and Ghazala gave an impassioned speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Khizr criticized Donald Trump, famously asking him, “Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy.” Since then, the Khan’s have appeared on TV and at various conferences to address the rhetoric against Muslims in today’s political climate. Khalid Latif is the University Chaplain for New York University, Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU, and a Chaplain for the NYPD. He is also the co-founder of Honest Chops, the first-ever all-natural/organic halal butcher in NYC, the Muslim Wedding Service, an agency specializing in providing charismatic and inspirational marriage officiants for wedding ceremonies, and a partner in the MKO Group, an investment group that owns and operates multiple Edible Arrangements franchises in Manhattan. He was appointed the first Muslim chaplain at NYU in 2005. He was also appointed the first Muslim chaplain at Princeton University in 2006. Spending a year commuting between these two excellent institutions, he finally decided to commit full-time to New York University’s Islamic Center where his position was officially institutionalized in the spring of 2007. Azhar Azeez, ISNA President, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the prestigious Osmania University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He currently serves as the Senior National Director of Islamic Relief USA. He is a member of ISNA Executive Council since 2002, served as the Vice President of ISNA twice from 2010-2014. He was elected as the President of ISNA in 2014 and was re elected to his second term in 2016.
9/16/2017 10:00:00 AM -07:000.0000
Talking Through Unity and Civility
*Doors open at 6:30 Please arrive early for check-in and security Free parking is available on-site. Room will be reserved for Magrib/evening prayers Free admission with registration: Conversationwithkhizr.eventbrite.com Strengthening our country starts with bringing out the best in ourselves and one another, working through impasses, reconciling differences, finding common ground and working together for the common good. Join us as we engage in a dialogue with Khizr Khan, Gold-Star father and lawyer to address our age-old American tradition of agreeing to disagree with civility and keeping our nation united and strong. Last year, Khizr Khan’s speech touched everybody’s heart when he spoke of how it was only in America that an immigrant like him could come and be accepted by the country. He spoke of the ultimate sacrifice that his son had made for the country that gave him everything. His wife, Ghazala stood beside him bravely as Khizr fought back tears while speaking of his son. Khizr Khan’s biography reads like a classic immigrant’s success story. He was born in Pakistan and was married to his wife, Ghazala Khan. They moved to Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1980. There Khizr enrolled for a master’s program in law at Harvard University. After completing his studies, the family moved to Maryland where his son, Humayun Khan attended high school. Humayun joined the army and when he was called on for duty, he went to Iraq to defend his country against aggression. He died trying to save his unit from a suicide car explosion. Free admission with registration: Conversationwithkhizr.eventbrite.com
9/9/2017 7:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
American Muslim Youth Embracing Their Identity
American Muslim Youth Embracing Their Identity When: Friday, September 8 | 7 PM Sharp to 9:30 PM Where: Islamic Society of North America 6555 S County Rd 750 E, Plainfield, IN 46168 We are living in challenging times in which our faith is tested. Defining and embracing an American Muslim identity is often one of the greatest challenges youth are faced with. Join us for a special family event with Khizr Khan as he engages youth in how to navigate these challenging times and how they can embrace their American Muslim identity. The program begins at 7 PM sharp and will be followed by dinner. This event is free. Please RSVP at http://www.isna.net/khizrkhan/
9/8/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Eid AlAdha 2017
SALAT ALEID ADHA - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 Salat Al Eid in Plainfield Masjid at ISNA will be held at the following location inshallah: Takaber 8:00 AM Salat Al Eid 9:00 AM Khateeb Dr. Husameddin El-Bakri After Salah, refreshments will be served in the ISNA Gym for the Brothers and in the Basement for the Sisters, inshallah. United Eid Al Adha Prayer and Celebration held at Laffyette Square Mall 3919 Lafayette Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46254 Takaber 8:00 AM Salat Al Eid 9:00 AM Khateeb Br. Fady Qaddoura Bring a prayer Rug. After Salah, refreshments will be served inshallah.
9/1/2017 8:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
The Prophetic Mosque Training
Join ISNA and the Sisters Committee of ISGH as we host a full day training for members of the community and local Islamic organizaitons. The Prophetic Mosque training is a curcial element to continue serving all members of our communities, including women and minorities, in the way prescribed by the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. This training will be led by Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) President Azhar Azeez, Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Sister Hind Makki at ROIC. Registration is required for this event at thepropheticmosque.eventbrite.com Read more ISNA's statement on the Prophetic Mosque & inclusion of women here: https://isgh.org/2016/05/isna-statement-on-the-inclusion-of-women-in-mosques/
8/19/2017 9:30:00 AM -05:000.0000
Volunteer Appreciation BBQ
ISNA Food Bank will be hosting a BBQ for all our hard working volunteers and families at Erindale Park Area B. We will have delicious food and fun activities for everyone Feel free to bring your own activities if you would like All are welcome!
7/29/2017 1:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
54th Annual ISNA Convention
54th Annual ISNA Convention JUNE 30 - JULY 4, 2017 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center 9291 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018 For Questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (317) 838 8129 The theme this year is HOPE AND GUIDANCE THROUGH THE QUR’AN VERILY, this Qur’an shows the way to all that is most upright, and gives the believers who do good deeds the glad tiding that theirs will be a great reward. Donald E. Stephens Convention Ctr. 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018 FEATURED SPEAKERS: ABDALLA IDRIS ALI | WAJAHAT ALI | AZHAR AZEEZ | JAMAL BADAWI | ZAHRA BILLOO | DALIA FAHMY | MUJAHID FLETCHER | TAMARA GRAY | MEHDI HASAN | ALTAF HUSAIN | AMINA JANDALI | NOUMAN ALI KHAN | MOHAMED MAGID | INGRID MATTSON | DALIA MOGAHED | YASMIN MOGAHED | RAMI NASHISHIBI | MUSLEMA PURMUL | YASIR QADHI | MUZAMMIL SIDDIQI | OMAR SULEIMAN | SUHAIB WEBB Registration: (Prices will increase June 1) Adult $ 97; Husband & Wife $ 187; University Student/ MSA $ 85; School Student/ MYNA $ 59; Children's Program $ 47; Babysitting $ 77; Group of 5 or more $ 80 per person, CSRL Banquet $ 200 per ticket
7/3/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Young Professionals Luncheon at the 54th Annual ISNA Convention
The Young Professionals Networking Banquet at the 54th Annual ISNA Convention provides a platform for professional growth, skill development, sharing ideas and networking. The luncheon also features a panel discussion with emerging leaders. Registration Fee: $75 Panelist: Muna Hussaini Muna Hussaini manages Inclusion & Diversity programs at PayPal and is responsible for rolling out Recharge, a program focused on bringing women technologists who have taken a career break back into the workforce. Previously, Muna served as Chief of Staff for Magento’s Technology organization managing operation rhythms, staffing plans, and $40 million budget across 5 worldwide locations. She was also responsible for leading Magento’s Enterprise Edition release, which eliminated scalability concerns and improved speed and reliability. Prior roles include leading software, application deployment, infrastructure, hardware, storage, networking, and mobile focused programs at PayPal, eBay, and IBM. Wearing hijab post 9-11 made Muna a target of hate crimes. She suffered through many hate incidents and now uses these experiences to speak out against bigotry while redefining the Muslim American narrative. Currently, Muna serves on the City of Austin Hate Crimes Task force, regularly speaks on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League, and has been featured on KLRU’s Civic Summit. She was a speaker at the Women’s March in Austin, TX and served as co-MC for Austin’s No Ban No Wall rally. Muna also serves on the board of Interfaith Action of Central Texas. Muna is married, has two kids, and a very large Hyderabadi family. In her personal time she enjoys hiking with her family, finding the best queso joints in Austin, and playing volleyball. Muna is also a proud longhorn, hook ‘em! Mona Youssef Mona Youssef has been a Referee in the Wayne County Juvenile Court, a branch of Michigan’s 3rd Circuit Court, since 2010. As a Referee, she presides over child abuse/neglect & juvenile delinquency proceedings. Mona obtained her bachelors and JD from the University of Michigan. Mona has worked in private practice with a heavy pro-bono component and was previously an Assistant Attorney General. The vast majority off her legal career has been in public service. Mona is married and is the mother of 4 children. Azeem Ibrahim Dr Azeem Ibrahim is a Fellow at Mansfield College, University of Oxford and Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and has previously been appointed an International Security Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a World Fellow at Yale University. Over the years, Dr Ibrahim has met and advised numerous world leaders on policy development. In his most recent roles, he served as National Security and Defence Policy Advisor to the Leader of the (UK) Labour Party, Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, and the Shadow Cabinet from 2012 to 2015; and as Strategic Policy Advisor to the Chairman of Pakistan’s PTI party, Imran Khan. Outside academia, Dr Ibrahim has been a reservist in the IV Battalion Parachute Regiment (UK’s elite airborne infantry reserve) and a multi-award winning entrepreneur. He was ranked as a Top 100 Global Thinker by the European Social Think Tank in 2010 and named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
7/2/2017 1:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Mental Health Awareness Month Weekly Webinars
WE ARE HONORED TO PARTNER WITH KHALIL CENTER ON PRESENTING WEEKLY WEBINARS TO RECOGNIZE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH. SUNDAY, MAY 7 AT 12PM CENTRAL/1PM EASTERN ISLAMIC ROOTS OF MENTAL HEALTH Direct Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t8QhL1Iddk Presenter: Dr. Rania Awaad Clinical Director – KC Bay Area, CA Raised in the U.S., Ustadha Rania Awaad began her formal study of the traditional Islamic sciences when her parents permitted her to travel to Damascus, Syria at the age of 14. Her desire to continue studying the Deen resulted in multiple trips back to Damascus, interspersed between her high school, college and medical studies. She was honored to receive Ijaazah (authorization to teach) several branches of the Shari’ah sciences at the hands of many renowned scholars, including many female scholars. She has received Ijaazah to teach Tajwid in both the Hafs and Warsh recitations from the late eminent Syrian scholar, Shaykh Abu Hassan al-Kurdi. In addition to completing several advanced texts of the Shafi’i madhhab, she is licensed to teach texts of Maliki fiqh, Adab and Ihsan. Currently, Ustadha Rania teaches online and local classes for The Rahmah Foundation, Rabata, and is on faculty of Zaytuna College where she teaches courses in Shafi’i fiqh, women’s issues in fiqh, and has helped develop and co-direct the Tajweed and Hifz progam. Ustadha Rania also a medical doctor with a specialty in Psychiatry. She completed her Psychiatric residency and fellowship training at Stanford University where she is currently on the faculty as a Clinical Instructor in the Stanford Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences department. Her medical interests include addressing mental health care concerns in the Muslim community- particularly that of Muslim women and girls. She has been awarded grants from the NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) to conduct research on this topic and has presented her findings at several medical conferences. Other on-going endeavors include the compilation of manuscripts addressing female-related mental health and medical issues from a fiqh-oriented perspective. She currently serves as the Director of the Rahmah Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching Muslim women and girls traditional Islamic knowledge. In this capacity she also heads the Murbbiyah Mentoring Program which trains young women how to teach and mentor Muslim girls and teens. Ustadha Rania is both a wife and a mother; she has been counseling and teaching women classes on Tajwid, Shafi’i Fiqh, Ihsan, marriage and raising children since 1999. Contact: 1-855-5KHALIL Ext 702 Email: email@example.com SUNDAY, MAY 14 AT 12PM CENTRAL/1PM EASTERN THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qus5by0GIVE Presenter: Mazen Atassi Holistic Health Counselor & Hakim Mazen Atassi is a holistic health counselor who focuses primarily on psychosomatic therapies working along the mind-body axis. This body-based modality works specifically with psychological trauma but ranges to applications in depression, anxiety and adjustment disorders, as well as general nervous system dysregulations. Mazen also offers consults regarding lifestyle variables, including nutrition, exercise and stress management, as well as educating clients on environmental and social toxins that are so pervasive in our modern, industrial culture. He has studied with the world-renowned healer Hakim Archuletta for several years and continues to study with him. He is also a Naturopathic Medical student and is a candidate for a doctoral degree from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois in 2018. Mazen received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University with a B.S in Biology and a minor in Chemistry and Islamic Studies in 2009, after which he spent more than two years in healthcare insurance sales working with a nationally-recognized, award-winning broker out of Northwest Indiana. Seeking broader shores, Mazen subsequently spent a couple of years traveling and studying Islam, spending the majority of his time in Amman, Jordan where he studied Arabic at the Qasid Institute and the sacred sciences with traditional teachers, receiving an ijaza license in Tajwid. Mazen has great passion for his work and insists that its reach is not restricted merely to within the therapeutic/clinical circles but also the greater community at large, specifically with the youth and young adults whose identities have been tampered with, confused and highly undervalued. He combines the knowledge of the principles of Hikmah and traditional Islamic cosmology with conventional medical training and a plethora of different tools to prepare and resource the community in an integrated, wholesome method in hopes to inspire them to reach their fullest potential as men and women, Muslims, and servants of God and His creation. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 1-855-5KHALIL Ext 718 SUNDAY, MAY 21 AT 12PM CENTRAL/1PM EASTERN PORNOGRAPHY: PREVALENCE, CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U34PQ0E-Ha4 Presenter: AbdulAziz Syed Therapist SUNDAY, MAY 28 AT 12PM CENTRAL/1PM EASTERN WASWASA: ISLAMIC MANIFESTATION OF OCD Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebwqmJ55T0k Presenter: Dr. Fahad Khan Deputy & Clinical Director Dr. Fahad Khan has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences. He is also a Hafiz of the Qur’an (having committed the entire Qur’an to memory) and has studied Islamic studies with various scholars in the Muslim world and the US. He is currently a student at Darul Qasim continuing his Arabic and Islamic studies under the supervision of Sh. Amin Kholwadia. He is a faculty member at Concordia University Chicago and College of DuPage. He has conducted research studies on help-seeking attitudes of Muslim Americans as well as the effects of Acculturation & Religiosity on Psychological Distress. The primary focus of his clinical training has been with children and adolescents suffering from serious mental illnesses. However, he has had a broad range of experiences dealing with individuals from all age groups and cultural backgrounds. 1-855-5KHALIL Ext. 704 email@example.com
5/20/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Power of Faith Conference - St. Louis, MO
Event Highlights: Inspiring Sessions Matrimonial Event Masjid Development Track Chaplaincy Track Bazaar Childcare Celebration Banquet and Community Service Award Featured Speakers: Mehdi Hasan is the award-winning presenter of ‘UpFront’ and ‘Head to Head’ on Al Jazeera English, born and brought up in the UK but now based in Washington D.C. He is the former political director of The Huffington Post UK, a regular contributor to the New York Times and the Guardian and the author of two books. Mehdi has been included in the annual list of the 500 ‘most influential’ Muslims in the world and his Oxford Union speech on Islam and peace went viral in 2013, amassing several million views online. He has interviewed, among others, Edward Snowden, Ehud Olmert, Imran Khan and General Michael Flynn. Yasmin Mogahed is known for her gift of captivating an entire audience with her thoughts and insightful reflections. She is a Psychology graduate, and attained her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a skilled creative writer, her literature speaks from the heart and after completing her graduate work; she taught Islamic Studies and served as a youth coordinator. Currently she’s a writer for the Huffington Post, an international speaker, and author who focuses most of her work on spiritual and personal development. Azhar Azeez, ISNA President, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the prestigious Osmania University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He currently serves as the Senior National Director of Islamic Relief USA. He is a member of ISNA Executive Council since 2002, served as the Vice President of ISNA twice from 2010-2014. He was elected as the President of ISNA in 2014 and was re elected to his second term in 2016. Ubaydullah Evans is ALIM’s first Scholar-in-Residence and now Executive Director. He converted to Islam while in high school. Upon conversion, Ustadh Ubaydullah began studying some of the foundational books of Islam under the private tutelage of local scholars while simultaneously pursuing a degree in journalism from Columbia. Since then he has studied at Chicagoland’s Institute of Islamic Education (IIE), in Tarim, Yemen, and Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, where he is the first African-American to graduate from its Shari’a program. Ustadh Ubaydullah also instructs with the Ta’leef Collective and the Inner-City Muslim Action Network
5/13/2017 9:30:00 AM -05:000.0000
State of the Masjid Webinar Series: Masjid Governance
The State of the Masjid is a quarterly webinar series which will look at various issues and topics around masajid and Islamic Centers. Field area experts and members of ISNA's Masjid Development Initiative will lead discussions and provide practical advice and resources. Join us on April 27 for Part Two of the series - Masjid Governance. Speakers: ISNA Masjid Development Initiative Members Dr. Rafik Beekun and Atiya Aftab Moderator: Dr. Iqbal Unus, ISNA Board of Directors Choose which way you want to join the event: 1. Join via Website: https://isna.clickmeeting.com/webinar on any browser with Flash 2. Join via Phone: +1 (312) 702-1380 Conference PIN: 525134# 3. Join via Mobile Application: Room ID: 652-875-953
4/27/2017 5:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISNA Banquet and Matrimonial Event in Dallas, TX
The banquet will take place at the Holiday Inn Dallas Richardson in Richardson, TX on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm The evening will feature a keynote address by Khizr and Ghazala Khan as well as guest speakers Sahar Aziz and Azhar Azeez, ISNA President, as well as entertainment by Preacher Moss. In addition, ISNA will be presenting a community service recognition award to a local community leader for their dedication to serving the community. There will also be a matrimonial event for single Muslims at the same venue. For more information on the Matrimonial event, please contact Tabasum Ahmad at (317) 838 8133 or firstname.lastname@example.org
4/22/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Webinar: American Muslim Identity in the Age of Islamophobia
Register for Webinar: https://isna.clickmeeting.com/isna-webinar/register American Muslim Identity in the Age of Islamophobia Date: March 7 at 7pm EST We are in a time where we are seeing a rise in Islamophobia and hate crimes. For many, this is a time of a test of faith. This webinar is to reflect on the hadith “The people will see a time of patience in which someone adhering to his religion will be as if he were grasping a hot coal.” The webinar will discuss self-care mechanisms to help our community, particularly the youth, to stay connected with their faith and helping the community reclaiming and connecting with the American Muslim identity during a time that identity is often questioned. Speaker Bio: Dr. Madiha Tahseen is a Research Fellow and a Community Educator at The Family and Youth Institute. She holds a PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), a Master’s in Developmental Psychology from UMBC, and Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Maryland, College Park. She is a Research Coordinator at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and a Post-Doctoral Researcher at UMBC, conducting a mixed-method research study on the experiences of Muslim-American youth. Her past experience includes working at the Maryland Office for Refugees and Asylees and the Prevention Research Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Dr. Tahseen’s research interests include: individual and group identity development, parenting, acculturation, and risk and protective factors of Muslim adolescents’ healthy development. She has presented her research nationally in both academic and community settings.She has been a community organizer for more than a decade serving the American Muslim community in varying capacities. Most notably, she is also an Executive Board member of Stones To Bridges, a non-profit organization that provides an anonymous online platform for Muslim youth to address their emotional, social and behavioral needs. Register for Webinar: https://isna.clickmeeting.com/isna-webinar/register
3/7/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Houston Matrimonial Networking Event
ISNA Matrimonial Networking Event Date: Saturday February 25, 2017 Location: Crowne Plaza Houston (Near Sugar Land), 9090 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074 As a participant at this matrimonial networking event, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with single Muslims in an efficient and Islamic way. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, "Nikah (marriage) is my Sunnah". He also said, "When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of his religion, so let him fear Allah regarding the remaining half". Our mission is to help Muslim singles in taking the first step towards fulfilling this Sunnah. We are committed in bringing Muslim singles together in accordance with the Islamic principles and guidance. Our unique event facilitates the participants to meet each other in a relaxed and informal environment. Because of short rotation time among groups, we ask you to prepare in advance. Reflect on questions that matter to you and provide information to others about you. Many participants find it effective to carry business cards with their contact information. We encourage Islamic casual attire for your comfort. Men tend to wear dress pants and a shirt or blazer; women tend to wear skirts, dresses, or ethnic clothing.
2/25/2017 2:00:00 PM -06:000.0000
The Power of Faith (Conference & Banquet Dinner)
These are challenging times for Muslims in the West where antagonism of Islam has becoming mainstream in many quarters. However, Islamic history is full of stories of resilience and strength in the face of ignorance and hate. Many Muslims, especially the youth, are ill-prepared when confronted by such brazen blitzes. This conference is an opportunity to reflect on the power of faith to carry us "through troubled waters" - proverbially, from Makkah to Medina. Some of the leading Muslim activists in the West will shed light on this and more at a one-day conference on Saturday, February 25 in Houston. The conference, hosted by ISNA, will include talks by community leaders and prominent scholars and activists. That same evening, ISNA will host a benefit dinner, featuring Mehdi Hasan of Al Jazeera in conversation with some of the conference speakers to discuss the topic, "Finding Your Voice" in a TV-style format. EVENT DETAILS Saturday, February 25 | WISE Learning & Sports Center | 8800 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston CONFERENCE SPEAKERS Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf , Asra Ali & Siraj Wahhaj, Striking a Balance in Life Mehdi Hasan, Examining Media From The Lens of an Insider Linda Sarsour, Leading Movements With Help From A Higher Power Mufti Mohammed Wasim Khan, Lending Helping Hands Azhar Azeez & Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Seeking and Finding the Help of Allah Basketball Youth Camp with Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf for boys and girls age 10+ as part of registration. COSTS Adult $30, Student $20, Group of 4+ $25/ea, Childcare $20 Free Parking Available 10 am - 4:00 pm Please register using the "Tickets" link BENEFIT DINNER - FINDING YOUR VOICE 7:00 pm - 10 pm Join us for dinner, followed by an interview/dialogue featuring Mehdi Hasan in conversation with selected conference speakers. This is a unique dialogue that you won't want to miss. Banquet tickets should be purchased separately - $50 / person Dinner and Conference held at same venue.
2/25/2017 9:00:00 AM -06:000.0000
Webinar: Making Sense of the Executive Orders
What's an executive order? What are the executive orders signed by President Trump? What do they mean? Join us on February 16 as we discuss the Executive Orders with Shahed Amanullah and Dalia Fahmy to answer your questions. ISNA Secretary General Hazem Bata will moderate the conversation. Choose which way you want to join the event: 1. Join via Website: https://isna.clickmeeting.com/isna-webinar on any browser with Flash 2. Join via Phone: Chicago +1 (312) 702-1380 Conference PIN: 525134# 3. Join via Mobile Application: Room ID: 652-875-953 Speaker Bios: Shahed Amanullah As co-founder and CTO of Affinis Labs, Shahed Amanullah Shahed helps manage the development and launch of incubated initiatives and builds the technology architecture for portfolio companies. Shahed also co-founded LaunchPosse, a DC-based startup based at Affinis Labs that helps people leverage their social networks to shape and launch ideas for entrepreneurship. Prior to starting LaunchPosse, Shahed served as Senior Advisor for Technology at the US Department of State, where he worked closely with the White House and other government agencies on social entrepreneurship, social media policy, combating online extremism, and fostering innovation. Shahed also founded Halalfire, a producer of online content for global Muslim communities. In 2001, he created Altmuslim, an online magazine with 2.5 million annual readers (acquired by Patheos in 2011). In 1998, he created Zabihah, the world's largest Halal restaurant guide, with 10 million annual users and 500,000 app downloads. Dalia Fahmy Dalia F. Fahmy is assistant professor of political science at LIU Brooklyn. She received her B.A. from New York University in politics and Middle Eastern studies, with a minor in peace and global policy studies. Dr. Fahmy then completed an M.A. from New York University in international relations. While pursuing her Ph.D. in political science at Rutgers University, she earned a second M.A. in comparative politics. Dr. Fahmy’s current research examines the intellectual and political development of modern Islamist movements.
2/16/2017 1:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Webinar: Masjid Crisis Communication & Response
The State of the Masjid is a quarterly webinar series which will look at various issues and topics around masajid and Islamic Centers. Field area experts and members of ISNA's Masjid Development Initiative will lead discussions and provide practical advice and resources. Join us on January 26 for Part One series - Crisis Communication and Response. Speakers: Zainab Chaudary - Rethink Media, Senior Media Associate in the Security and Rights Collaborative Hassan Shibly - CAIR-Florida, Chief Executive Director Moderator: Edina Lekovic ---- Choose which way you want to join the event: 1. Join via Website: https://isna.clickmeeting.com/isna-webinar 2. Join via Phone: +1 (312) 702-1380 Conference PIN: 525134# 3. Join via Mobile Application: Room ID: 652-875-953
1/26/2017 1:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Webinar: Post-Election American Muslim Self Care
ISNA and ISPU partner for a special webinar titled Post-Election American Muslim Self Care Speakers are Kameelah Mu'Min Rashad, Hamada Hamid and Ben Herzig. The discussion will be moderated by Dalia Mogahed. Join webinar - https://isna.clickmeeting.com/post-election-american-muslim-self-care
1/24/2017 3:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
ISNA West Coast Education Forum
Harnessing the Power of Faith: Serving Humanity Islamic schools possess a priceless asset that must be harnessed and guided to its optimal capacity. The gift of faith that is inherent in us is a powerful instrument which can be used to nurture and inspire the innate potential in each individual. Educators have an obligation to use the power of faith to inspire our youth to excel in all they do and serve not only the school community but humanity as well. Highlights Principals’ Academy Board Leadership Forum Networking Opportunities Parallel Sessions Workshops Celebration Banquet with Keynote Speaker Imam Suhaib Webb Bazaar Tracks Arabic and Quran Optimizing the Learning Outcome in Quran Class Building an Arabic Reading Program Building Proficiency in Arabic through performance Reviving Tafseer Class and Making it Productive and Enjoyable Islamic Studies and Character Building Formative and Summative Assessment in Islamic Studies Class Building Empathy in the Classroom Self Strengthening, Self Identity for Leadership and Civic Engagement Transforming Islamic Studies into Beloved Classes Curriculum and Instruction Social and Emotional Learning Working Successfully with Difficult Children Reimagining the Science Classroom Using Art Integration to Enhance Curriculum Leadership Board and Administration Leadership and Team Dynamics Blueprint For School Improvement Communication Strategies for Complicated Relationships Creating Exceptional Boards Workshops Friday, January 13 Curriculum & Instruction - ASCD Pam Robbins Arabic and Qur'an Studies - Dalia El-Deeb and Lina Kholaki Islamic Studies and Character Building - Azra Ali Leadership: Principals and Adminstration - Habeeb Quadri and Omar Ezzeldine Saturday, January 14 Creating an Exceptional Board - Maher Budair, Balanced Leadership Institute Contact Saffiyah Mustafa, Registration Coordinator (317) 838 - 8129 or email@example.com Program Assistant (317) 839 - 1814 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1/14/2017 12:00:00 AM -08:000.0000
ISNA Matrimonial Event in Bay Area
ISNA Matrimonial Networking Event Date: Saturday December 17, 2016 (12-3:30pm- tentative) Location: Biltmore Hotel and Suites, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054 As a participant at this matrimonial networking event, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with single Muslims in an efficient and Islamic way. We are committed in bringing Muslim singles together in accordance with the Islamic principles and guidance. Our unique event facilitates the participants to meet each other in a relaxed and informal environment. Because of short rotation time among groups, we ask you to prepare in advance. Reflect on questions that matter to you and provide information to others about you. Many participants find it effective to carry business cards with their contact information. Refund deadline is December 1, 2016. No refund will be issued after December 1, 2016. Contact: email@example.com 317-838-8133
12/17/2016 11:00:00 AM -08:000.0000
ISNA Striving for Justice Conference: Santa Clara, CA
ISNA's Striving for Justice Conference Tour comes to California in December! FREE Pre Conference Film Screening and Discussion on Friday, Dec 16 at 7pm in Khadijah Hall (MCC) Speakers: Mehdi Hasan Dr. Altaf Husain, ISNA Vice President Hazem Bata, ISNA Secretary General Maryam Amir Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi Micheal Wolfe Sajjid Khan Dr. M. Nadeem Farhana Khera Family: $25 | Individual: $15 | Student: $10 Free Babysitting To Register: www.ISNA.net Contact: 317.838.8129 or firstname.lastname@example.org
12/17/2016 9:30:00 AM -08:000.0000
ISNA HIGH School Formal Dinner
12/11/2016 5:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
ISNA Striving for Justice Tour: Columbus, OH
ISNA Striving for Justice Tour continues with its next stop in Columbus, OH on November 12, 2016. Featured speakers include Mehdi Hassan, Zahra Billoo, Mufti Kamani and Dr. Jamal Badawi. Registration (includes banquet): Adult $ 50 Husband & Wife $ 100 Student $ 30 Group of 4 or more ($ 45 each) Childcare $ 15 Learn more and register: http://www.isna.net/isna-conference-in-columbus.html
11/12/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
ISNA Striving for Justice Tour: Columbus, OH
ISNA Striving for Justice Tour continues with its next stop in Columbus, OH on November 12, 2016. Featured conference speakers include ISNA President Azhar Azeez, Zahra Billoo, Mehdi Hasan and Dr. Jamal Badawi. Celebration Banquet keynote address will be by Khizr Khan. Learn more and register*: http://www.isna.net/isna-conference-in-columbus.html *Conference registration includes Celebration Banquet
11/12/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
4th Annual National Masjid Forum
ISNA is hosting the "4th Annual Masjid Forum" from October 22 - 23, 2016 at the Tawheed Center located at 29707 West 10 Mile RD, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48336. Forum Co sponsored by: Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) and Michigan Muslim Community Council (MMCC) This forum of lLeaders, imams, board members and community members will focus on developing concrete recommendations for strengthening and growing mosques in North America by means of shared experiences, expert advice and open discussion.
10/23/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
53rd Annual ISNA Convention
September 2 -5, 2016 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 9291 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018 For Questions contact: email@example.com or call (317) 838 8129 Registration Fees Adult $ 102 Husband & Wife $ 197 University Student/ MSA $ 90 School Student/ MYNA $ 64 Children's Program $ 52 Babysitting $ 77 Group of 5 or more $ 85 per person CSRL Banquet $ 200 per ticket Onsite Registration Fee: Adult $ 120 Husband & Wife $ 230 University Student/ MSA $ 105 School Student/ MYNA $ 80 Children's Program $ 70 Babysitting $ 100 Group of 5 or more $ 100 per person CSRL Banquet $ 200 per ticket
9/5/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Young Professionals Luncheon at 53rd Annual ISNA Convention
The Young Professionals Luncheon provides a platform for professional growth, skill development, sharing ideas and networking. Time: 12:45p.m CST Location: South Ballroom Level 2 The luncheon will feature guest speakers Tahani Amer, Sajid Patel and Ahmad Nasser Tahani Amer Tahani Amer discovered her natural passion and inclination for engineering while watching her father fixing his car’s engine as she sat inside her small Egyptian apartment. While her love of math created a clear path for a mechanical and aerospace engineering future, it was great teachers and her father that encouraged and guided Dr. Amer. In return, she spends a great deal of her time to inspire and challenge young women to reach their potential. Dr. Amer started working at NASA in the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Branch. By working in this branch, she gained valuable experience and fulfilled her dream to work with scientists and researchers in solving real-life problems. She recalls, “It was a real privilege to work with state-of-the-art technology and with researchers who love their work.” Then, she landed an opportunity in one of NASA’s wind tunnels to conduct pressure and thermal sensitive paint experiments in support of the NASA’s aeronautical research efforts. This proved to be a valuable experience from both a theoretical and practical point of view. She has experienced the excitement of working with large CFD computer codes and climbing up the ceiling of a wind tunnel to install a velocity probe. Dr. Amer has invented and patented a system to measure the thermal conductivity of a thin film. This measurement is used in the thermal modeling of several techniques for determining boundary layer transition location on models being tested in wind tunnels. Dr. Amer holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, a master’s in aerospace engineering, and a doctoral of engineering from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Sajid Patel Sajid Patel is the CEO and Co-Founder of Optimal Design, an award winning, technology innovation and product development firm. After graduating with a degree in engineering from Purdue University, he worked at tech industry leaders such as Motorola, Palm and 3COM. During that time, he played an integral role in the development of award-winning mobile products. Over the course of his career, he has received more than a dozen patents. In the past 13 years, his leadership has helped transform Optimal Design into a driving force for innovative design and engineering primarily in the Internet of Things, wearable electronics, and virtual reality industries. His firm has developed products for Google, Harley Davidson, BOSCH and other leading companies. Sajid was invited to attend the TED 2016 Conference where he helped showcase advanced virtual reality technologies developed by his team. Ahmad Nassar Ahmad Nassar, President of NFL Players Incorporated, the licensing and marketing arm of the NFL Players Association. In that role, he oversees all operations of the company including commercial negotiations with the NFL and key partners such as Electronic Arts, Nike, Fanatics, Uber, ESPN and others. Ahmad also teaches sports law at Georgetown University, is frequently quoted in industry print and speaks at conferences and conventions nationwide. Ahmad received his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago School of Law and graduated with bachelor's degrees in economics and near eastern studies from the University of Michigan. Following law school, Mr. Nassar served as a law clerk to the Honorable Denise Page Hood, United States District Judge in the Eastern District of Michigan. Prior to joining the NFLPA, Mr. Nassar worked in the Washington, DC offices of law firms Latham and Watkins and Patton Boggs. There he counseled clients in a variety of practice areas, including white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, antitrust and intellectual property issues, and a wide range of matters affecting labor unions.
9/4/2016 12:45:00 PM -05:000.0000
17th Annual Community Service Recognition Luncheon
Please join us in celebrating and recognizing an outstanding leader in the North American Muslim Community. The event, hosted by ISNA and the ISNA Founders' Committee (IFC), will take place Saturday, September 3rd from 1-3:30 pm at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center. Ebrahim Rasool, Former South African Ambassador to the US, will be the keynote speaker. Guest speakers will be Khizr and Ghazala Khan. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ISNA.net or call 317.839.8157, ext. 808. Ticket price: $200 per seat or $2,000 per table of 10. Purchased tickets will be available for pick up on-site. There will be limited number of available tickets sold on-site.
9/3/2016 1:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
ISNA & ISPU Webinar Series: Strategies on Increasing Civic Engagement
Join ISNA and ISPU for the second webinar in our series on how to increase civic engagement in American Muslim communities and the results of our recent comprehensive American Muslim Poll, which surveyed various American faith groups on their views from politics, religion, policy priorities, and more. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 9 at 1:00 PM EST with Tasneem Siddiqui, Primary Investigator on the American Muslims and the 2016 Elections project and an ISPU Scholar, who will discuss short and long term strategies for increasing civic engagement among American Muslims, highlighting the importance of participation in a democracy. The webinar will be moderated by Hazem Bata, ISNA's Secretary General.
8/9/2016 1:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISNA Striving for Justice Conference Tour: Edison, NJ
Site: Masjid Al-Wali, 10 Olsen Ave, Edison, NJ 08820 Registration Fees: Adult $ 30, Husband & Wife $ 55, Student $ 20, Group up to 4 ($ 110), Group of more than 4 ($ 25 each), Banquet Ticket $ 25 Speakers Suhaib Webb Dalia Mogahed Azhar Azeez Sohaib Sultan Hazem Bata Qari Abdul Basit Dr. Farukh Nizam Hatem al Haj Islam ElFayoumi Aaliya Latif Obaid Choudry Sufia Azmat Saffet Catovic Faraz Khan Zahra Khan Nouran Shehata Mariam Catovic
6/4/2016 9:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISNA Webinar: Green Ramadan with Imam Zaid Shakir and Huda Alkaff
ISNA Green Masjid Task Force, part of the ISNA Green Initiative, is hosting a special webinar to launch the Green Ramadan Campaign. Webinar presenters will be Imam Zaid Shakir and Huda Alkaff. Dr. Ihsan Bagby will be the moderator. The webinar will be this Monday, May 23, 2016 at 8pm Eastern Time. To join: https://isna.clickwebinar.com/green-ramadan
5/23/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISNA Striving for Justice Conference Tour: Dallas, TX
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) will be hosting a Celebration Banquet on May 21, 6pm at the Embassy Suites Frisco, 7600 John Q. Hammons Dr., Frisco, TX. The banquet will feature keynote speakers Dr. Jamal Badawi, Linda Sarsour and ISNA President Azhar Azeez. ISNA will be presenting the lifetime achievement in community service award to a prominent leader in the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. Ticket Price: $ 40 In addition to the celebration banquet, ISNA will be hosting a matrimonial event earlier in the day. The matrimonial event provide a platform for single Muslims to network and find compatible spouses as well as provide an opportunity to meet and interact with other Muslim singles in a safe and Islamic way. For more information, visit www.isna.net
5/21/2016 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Mental Health Awareness Month Weekly Webinars
MAY 8: Normal High's and Low's vs Serious Mental Illness Direct Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_FaKv_gbWQ Presenter: Fahad Khan, Psy.D, LCPC Post-Doctorate Psychologist & Deputy Director Dr. Fahad Khan has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences. He is also a Hafiz of the Qur’an (having committed the entire Qur’an to memory) and has studied Islamic studies with various scholars in the Muslim world and the US. He is currently a student at Darul Qasim continuing his Arabic studies. He is a faculty member at Concordia University Chicago and College of DuPage. He also serves on the Editorial Board for Muslim World Affairs, an online peer-reviewed journal. He has conducted research studies on help-seeking attitudes of Muslim Americans as well as the effects of Acculturation & Religiosity on Psychological Distress. The primary focus of his clinical training has been with children and adolescents suffering from serious mental illnesses. However, he has had a broad range of experiences dealing with individuals from all age groups and cultural backgrounds. Contact: (630) 474-4414 firstname.lastname@example.org MAY 15: Common Family Issues Affecting Our Well-Being Direct Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaMJ8HxkmwA Presenter: Samar Harfi, MA, Psy.D Therapist Samar Harfi holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Samar’s clinical training and experience include working with individuals struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, traumatic incidents, identity concerns, relationship problems, and other serious mental health issues. She has worked with individuals from all age groups across gender and a broad range of cultural identities. She has special interest in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. Samar’s clinical approach is integrative with a focus on multicultural, interpersonal and narrative therapy. As a bilingual clinician with international experience, Samar has provided clinical services in both Arabic and English. Her research work focused on attitudes of Arab-Muslims towards seeking formal mental health services. Samar is passionate about social justice and multicultural counseling and has been active in national and international mental health projects. She received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her work with refugees in Chicago in 2012 and has been a participating member in the ongoing development of the Saudi Psychological Association. Contact: email@example.com MAY 22: Role of Islam and Spirituality in Creating Psychological Resilience Direct Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxJ5BLgBNPI Presenter: Hooman Keshavarzi, MA, LCPC Executive Director/Therapist Hooman Keshavarzi is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, holds a Masters of Clinical Psychology and a Bachelors of Science – specialist psychology track/minor in Islamic Studies. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Argosy University Chicago, American Islamic College, Hartford Seminary, instructor of psychology at Islamic Online University and founder/director of Khalil Center – a community spiritual & mental wellness center. He is also a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding at the Global Health Center, conducting research on topics related to Muslims and Mental Health. Hooman Keshavarzi is a national public speaker and trainer currently serving as a Clinical supervisor of graduate students of clinical psychology at the Village of Hoffman Estates (DHS). He also delivers seminars on specialized topics around multiculturalism and psychology. Hooman Keshavarzi has also authored numerous published academic papers in recognized peer-reviewed journals on integrating Islamic spirituality into psych. In addition to his academic training, Hooman Keshavarzi has studied Islamic theology both formally and informally. He is a student of Shaykh Muhammad Zakariya from Toronto, Canada, where he attended his hadith and spiritual discourses for a number of years. After moving to Chicago, he studied informally with Shaykh Azeemuddin Ahmed. He did some coursework with Shaykh Amin Kholwadia in Islamic counseling and formally studied for a year at Darul Qasim. He then moved onto study at Darus Salam foundation, completing three years of Islamic education and where he is continuing his Islamic studies. firstname.lastname@example.org MAY 29: What is Therapy and How Can It Help Us? Direct Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b45kj5XJar8 Presenter: Sarah Syed, Psy.D Post-Doctoral Psychologist Dr. Sarah Syed completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Purdue University. Her master’s degree is in clinical psychology was obtained from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Texas School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Syed has a broad range of experience working within the field of psychology including diagnostic and vocational testing, career counseling, domestic violence, addictions, family and couples therapy, depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment, grief/loss, school concerns, lifespan adjustment, and community mental health. Her pre-doctoral experiences include neuropsychology testing, children, family, and couples counseling and inpatient psychiatric care of adults with moderate to severe psychiatric issues. Contact: email@example.com
5/8/2016 1:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISNA Webinar: We Have Been Entrusted as the Caretakers and Stewards of Planet Earth
This webinar, hosted by the ISNA Green Masjid Task Force, is a part of the ISNA Green Initiative to commemorate the universal Earth Week and Arbor Day. Webinar presenters will be Sr. Uzma Mirza and Br. Saffet Catovic, moderated by Sr. Nana Firman. Earth Week is a part of a week-long set of organized observances and activities across the globe known as Earth Week (April 22-29, 2016). It may be considered as a formal recognition, re-affirmation and celebration of our role as human beings as Khalifatul Ard - Caretakers of the Earth, while the Arbor Day is dedicated to encourage individuals and groups to plant and care for the trees.
4/28/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
National Interfaith & Government Forum Celebration Banquet
ISNA is proud to be hosting the "National Interfaith and Government Forum" on Friday April 15, 2016 in Crystal City, Arlington Virginia. This forum will bring together national interfaith leaders, government representatives, ISNA leaders, Muslim community leaders and other guests. April 14 Events Press Conference on Marrakesh Declaration on Religious Freedom ISNA President Azhar Azeez | Cardinal McCarrick (Archdiocese of Washington) | Rabbi Jonah Presner (Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism) | Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi (Fiqh Council Chairman) | Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley (National Council of Churches Chairman) | Dr. Jim Winkler (National Council of Churches Secretary General) | Dr. Nancy Fuchs Kremer (Reconstructions Judaism) | Richard Cizik (New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good President) | Imam Mohamed Magid (All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center Imam) | Rabbi Jack Moline (Executive Director of Interfaith Alliance) Media Inquires: call (317) 373-0246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Government Officials Meeting with White House Senior Staff Note: Must be able to pass security clearance check with SSN and DOB Congressional Interfaith Reception at Hart Senate Building Hosted by Senator Orrin G. Hatch, US President Pro Tempore Keynote Speaker Congressman Andre Carson will address religious indenties and liberties Networking opportunity for American Muslim organizations April 15, 2016 Intrafaith Leadership Summit at United Methodist Building Friday Prayer at the Capitol Building Celebration Banquet Hilton Crystal City - April 15, 2016, 6:00pm | $50 per person or $750 for table sponsorship Featuring Special Guests: ISNA President Azhar Azeez, Dr. John Esposito, Tartars of Crimea and numerous government officials CONTACT ISNA Office of Interfaith and Community Alliances (202) 544-5656 or email@example.com
4/15/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISNA Striving for Justice Conference Tour: Memphis, TN
Striving for Justice - the Prophetic Way of Life #isnaMemphis Speakers: Linda Sarsour Yasir Qadhi Omar Suleiman Azhar Azeez, ISNA President Many Local Imams and leaders Registration Fees: Adult $ 30, Husband & Wife $ 55, Student $ 20, Group up to 4 ($ 110), Group of more than 4 ($ 25 each), Childcare $ 15, Banquet Ticket $ 40 Event Highlights: Saturday Evening Banquet Community Development and Spiritual Upliftment Matrimonial Event Youth Development Sessions Childcare
4/9/2016 9:30:00 AM -05:000.0000
17th Annual ISNA Education Forum in collaboration with CISNA
17th Annual ISNA Education Forum in collaboration with CISNA March 25-27, 2016 Westin O'Hare | 6100 N. River Rd | Rosemont, IL 60018 Reality Check- Refocusing on Mission & Vision As Islamic Schools forge ahead with using technology to enhance learning, partner with parents to reach the “whole child”, and address the needs of all learners, it is important to take time and revisit the mission and vision of our schools. Four Pre-Conference Workshops Separate Fees will apply for these workshops For more informaiton see http://goo.gl/Af9p4c 1. Arabic Teachers Workshop on Friday (8.30 am to 5 pm) - $ 75 2. ASCD/ Teachers Training Workshop on Friday (8.30 am to 5 pm) - $ 75 3. Principals & Administrators Workshop on Friday (8.30 am to 5 pm) - $ 50 4. Spiritual Development/ Tarbiyah Workshop on Friday (8.30 am to 5 pm) - $ 50 Registration Fees for Education Forum: Individual (With three meals included) $ 100 per person Individual (Without meals) $ 75 per person Group up to 4 people (With three meals included)(Per Individual) $ 95 Group of 5 and more (With three meals included) (Per Individual) $ 90 Childcare $ 45
3/27/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
ISNA Entrepreneurial Competition in Chicago
ISNA Entrepreneurial Competition will be a part of the ISNA Education Forum in Chicago. All applications, executive summary, business plan, and presentation materials must be submitted by 2/26/2016. Applications will be reviewed and teams will be notified if they have been selected to compete by 3/4/2016. Teams will have until 3/11/2016 to accept or decline their invite. Any no shows will be automatically disqualified from competition in the National competition. Teams will be able to update any of materials until 3/18/2016. For any questions, issues or concerns, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3/26/2016 10:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
ISNA Foodbank Appreciation Dinner
Salaams Foodbank family! The ISNA Canada foodbank would like to invite you to our gratitude and appreciation dinner. We have been able to feed so many families in our community because of your continued support. Join us on March 19th so we can show you how much we appreciate you! You can purchase tickets at ISNA Canada or message us for details! Tickets: Adults: $20 Children: $10
3/19/2016 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISNA HQ Open House
ISNA Headquarters is hosting an open house. We are excited to host our neighbors, friends and community members to spend an afternoon with us. 9 out of 10 Americans have never visited a mosque - let's change that! For more information: email@example.com | 317.679.6350
3/19/2016 11:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
ISNA Striving for Justice Conference Tour: St. Louis, MO
Striving for Justice - the Prophetic Way of Life Speakers: Siraj Wahhaj Linda Sarsour Azhar Azeez, ISNA President Many Local Imams and leaders Registration Fees: Adult $ 30, Husband & Wife $ 55, Student $ 20, Group up to 4 ($ 110), Group of more than 4 ($ 25 each), Childcare $ 15, Banquet Ticket $ 50 Event Highlights: Saturday Evening Banquet honoring Dr. Waheed Rana with Keynote Address by Imam Siraj Wahhaj and Entertainment by Mo Sabri Community Development and Spiritual Upliftment Youth Development Sessions Bazaar Childcare
2/27/2016 9:00:00 AM -06:000.0000
Celebration Banquet at the West Coast Education Forum
Please join us for the Celebration Banquet at the 5th Annual ISNA West Education Conference. The banquet will take place at the Radisson Hotel in Newport , CA on Friday, January 15th at 7pm. At this banquet, ISNA will be presenting community service recognition awards to Imam Saadiq Saafir & Imam Jihad Saafir. We will also be having a special address from Br. Magdy Eletreby on the topic of "Communicating Islam's message of love and beauty to children".
1/15/2016 7:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
Celebration Banquet at ISNA Seerah Conference
ISNA will be hosting a Celebration Banquet at the ISNA Seerah Conference on Saturday, December 12 at MCA Santa Clara. At the banquet this year, we are honored to present Dr. Jonathan A.C. Brown of Georgetown University who will be the keynote speaker for the evening. In addition, as is the ISNA tradition, we will be presenting The Community Service Award to a prominent member of the Santa Clara community to highlight and celebrate their achievements. InshAllah, it will be an inspirational evening! Purchase your ticket today!
12/12/2015 5:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
ISNA Conference in Cincinnati
Speakers Hussain Kamani Zahra Billoo Dalia Fahmy Abdul Rahman Murphy Tahir Anwar Abdalla Idris Ali Habeeb Quadri Many other scholars and imams Event Highlights Youth Development Sessions Saturday Evening Banquet with Imam Siraj Wahhaj Masjid Development Sessions Bazaar Childcare Matrimonial banquet Entertainment
11/23/2015 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
3rd Annual Masjid Forum - Creating a Welcoming Masjid
ISNA is hosting the "3rd Annual Masjid Forum" on November 7, 2015 at the Turkish American Community Center located at 9704 Good Luck Rd, Lanham. MD 20706. This forum of leaders, imams, board members and community members will focus on developing concrete recommendations for strengthening and growing mosques in North America by means of shared experiences, expert advice and open discussion. Speakers: Yasir Qadhi Rafik Beekun Dalia Mogahed Jimmy Jones Ihsan Bagby Muhammad al-Qatanani Sarah Sayeed Aisha al-Adawiya Faizul Khan Hazem Bata Rasheed Rabbi Zainab Alwani Atiya Aftab Talib Shareef Shariq Siddiqui Saffet Catovic Chris McCoy Nana Firman Consultation with Experts on: Organizational Structure Steps in Building a Masjid Being a Welcoming & Caring Masjid Greening the Masajid Improving Our Masjid Masjid Constitution Creating a Prophetic Masjid Dealing with Diversity Models for Masjid Websites & using Social Media Women friendly Masjid Non-Profit Management & Servant Leadership
11/7/2015 9:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
#ISNA52Chicago Service Project: Stop Hunger Now
Join the Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) in serving others. Volunteer to package meals for needy people around the world. Stop Hunger Now gets food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and works to end global hunger in our lifetime. Established in 1998, they have provided over 180 million meals in 72 countries. For more information and to volunteer, please vist our site at: http://www.isna.net/stop-hunger-now.html * IMANA and ISNA are proud sponsors of the Stop Hunger Now service project. 40,000 meals will be packaged to feed individuals in countries around the world. * Co-sponsors of this service project are Islamic Relief USA, Indian Muslim Relief & Charities, Mercy-USA for Aid and Development, and Helping Hand for Relief and Development.
9/6/2015 10:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Matrimonial Banquets at 52nd Annual ISNA Convention
Two Matrimonial banquets will be hosted at the 52nd Annual ISNA convention on September 5 and 6, 2015 from 1 to 6.30 PM. These banquets will provide you the opportunity to meet and interact with other Muslim singles in a safe and Islamic way. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, "Nikah (marriage) is my Sunnah". He also said, "When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of his religion, so let him fear Allah regarding the remaining half". Our mission is to help Muslim singles in taking the first step towards fulfilling this Sunnah. We are committed in bringing Muslim singles together in accordance with the Islamic principles and guidance. Our unique event facilitates the participants to meet each other in a relaxed and informal environment. Because of short rotation time among groups, we ask you to prepare in advance. Reflect on questions that matter to you and provide information to others about you. Many participants find it effective to carry business cards with their contact information. We encourage casual attire for your comfort. Men tend to wear dress pants and a shirt or blazer; women tend to wear skirts, dresses, or cultural clothing.
9/5/2015 1:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
ISNA American Muslim Lifestyles... at the ISNA Bazaar
Lifestyles... at the ISNA Bazaar This year, the 52nd annual ISNA convention is featuring an innovative addition to programming entitled American Muslim Lifestyles at theISNA Bazaar! Lifestyles will be held right where the action is, the ISNA Bazaar, drawing hundreds of participants throughout the day. Presentations will help us know ourselves - and empower us to change! American Muslim Lifestyles programming will provide participants with 45 minute segments throughout the day on Saturday, September 5th. Engaging presenters will provide interactive opportunities for you to become a savvy traveler, make time for mind and body, leverage passion into product, and more! Information and schedule for American Muslim Lifestyles at the ISNA Bazaar is available on the convention website, Facebook, and at the entrances to the Bazaar on Saturday, September 5, 2015. Agenda for Saturday, September 5th 11:00am-6:45pm 11:00 -11:45 am Itedal Shalabi Making a Change- Becoming a Community Activist! 12:00 - 12:45 pm Khoshal and Sophia Azami Move It – Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle! 1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch and Dhuhr Prayer 2:00 – 2:45 pm Shaz Passion – Pursuing Your Dream! 3:00 – 3:45 pm Dr. Alia Ammar What’s Going On Up There? Understanding the Brain! 4:00 – 4:45 pm Ingrid Ascensio Entrepreneurship – Turning Your Passion Into Business! 5:15 – 6:00 pm (after Asr) Osmaan Akhtar Savvy Travel- The Keys to Great Trips at Great Prices! 6:00 – 6:45 pm Rayyan Najeeb Priorities – Finding Your Focus in Life!
9/5/2015 10:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Share Your Stories of Resilience
ISNA invites you to share your stories as part of our 52nd Annual Convention’s narrative project - American Muslims: Stories of Resilience. We will have a studio setup to record your stories after jummah (Friday) prayers at MEC on Friday August 14. ISNA Secretary General Hazem Bata will be delivering the khutbah. The goal of the narratives project is to highlight the stories of our community’s unsung heroes. Storytelling is a great way to capture and pass down history. We hope this project will help us understand the history and diversity of our community.
8/14/2015 12:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISNA High School Dinner
Dinner hosted by Students. Purchase tickets from school office.
5/31/2015 5:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISNA Evening in Dallas Celebration Banquet
American Muslims: Civic Responsiblity and Active Engagement Celebration Banquet
5/9/2015 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Matrimonial Event- Dallas
ISNA matrimonial banquets provide a platform for single Muslims to network and find the right choices. These banquets are held at Annual ISNA convention and regional conferences. The banquets provide an opportunity to meet and interact with other Muslim singles in a safe and Islamic way.
5/9/2015 1:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISNA Foodbank 5th Annual Fundraising Dinner
Bismillah, please join the ISNA Foodbank for our 5th annual fundraising dinner. we help over 2000 people a month and could not continue without the support of our community! ticket information: Adults: $20 Kids: $10 Family (of four): $50
4/18/2015 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
2nd ISNA Matrimonial and Family Conference
ISNA strives to aid in strengthening American Muslim communities and families in North America. In continuation of fulfilling this need, ISNA will be holding a Matrimonial and Family Conference in Tampa Florida on March 7, 2015. The event include sessions focusing on strengthening marriages and the family bond as well as include a matrimonial banquet for those looking to find their other half. Confirmed speakers include: Imam Mohamed Magid, Salam Elkadi, Azhar Azeez and Sheikh Al Inshirah Abdeljaleel. To register, visit us at http://www.isna.net/matrimonial--family-conference.html
2/7/2015 9:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
4th ISNA West Coast Education Forum
The ISNA Education Forum on the west coast is a unique professional development conference for educators to share their knowledge and learn from each other’s experiences. Board Members, Administrators and Teachers are invited to Learn, Teach and Network!
1/17/2015 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
ISNA Reunion ･ Honoring Our First Steps!
ISNA Elementary is extremely excited to host our 30 year reunion. 30 years ago, ISNA Elementary opened its doors as the first full-time Islamic Elementary School in North America. All these years later, we are honored to have been part of the lives of our great students. For many, ISNA Elementary is not only a place of education, but a second home. We invite our alumni, teachers, volunteers and all others part of this incredible journey to join us in a night of celebration. Join us in honoring our first steps. Buy Your Tickets Today! www.isnareunion.ca
11/22/2014 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Meet & Greet with Staff
9/17/2014 10:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
51st Annual ISNA Convention in Detroit, MI
We invite you to the 51st Annual ISNA Convention, in Detroit, MI this Labor Day Weekend! Join us for ISNA's yearly gathering featuring renowned speakers, a bazaar featuring 500+ vendors, a film festival, 5k run, kid's carnival, basketball tournament, and much, much more! RSVP and buy your ticket today! Stay tuned for more information on the event page or our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/isnadetroit.
9/1/2014 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Isna 5k RUN/WALK detroit riverfront
Assalamulalakum! We invite you and your families/friends to the to the first 5k RUN/Walk at ISNA's 51st convention on the Detroit Riverfront this labor Day weekend! Experience scenic Riverfront views of Detroit river, and windsor while enjoying a 3 mile Run/Walk! Runners and Walkers of any age and/or ability are welcome to participate in the celebration of fun and fitness! A great way to become a strong believer! #isna51detroit #becomestrongbeliever #physicallyfitMuslims
8/31/2014 9:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
40th Annual ISNA Canada Convention
40th Annual ISNA Canada Convention ISNA Canada is excited to launch their 40th Annual Convention. This year’s 40th ISNA Canada Convention carries the theme of ‘Human Challenges – Divine Solutions’. Under this banner, we will seek to investigate and provide solutions to the various degrees of challenges we encounter on a daily basis. The aim is to go beyond the general and delve deeper into these challenges at all levels: personal, familial, societal, mental, physical, religious, educational, professional, and global. In Allah’s Wisdom and Mercy, nothing is created in vain. Some Keynote speakers for this year are: 1. Imam Siraj Wahaj 2. Dr. Tawfique Chowdhury 3. Shaykh Ahmed Saad Al-Azhari 4.Dr. Ingrid Mattson 5. Dr. Jamal Badawi 6. Imam Mohamed Magid 7. Dr. Altaf Hussain 8. Safaa Zarzour & Many More! Ticket Prices Family Bundle (2 Adults/3 Kids) - $60 Adult (18+) - $20 Youth/Kids - $10 For more information, please visit isnacanadaconvention.ca
5/18/2014 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
ISNA Canada Convention Talent Show!
If you have a talent, come and let the community know about your awesomeness! Be it Quran recitation, spoken word, comedy, nasheed, rap, or anything in between, the ISNA Convention Talent Show wants YOU! PRIZE PREVIEW Top performer will be awarded with a segment on the entertainment stage at the convention! Many more prizes to follow! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Auditions must be live or submitted by video by Saturday, May 9th. SIGN UP at www.isnacanadaconvention.ca/talentshow AUDITION: Saturday, May 10th, from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm.
5/17/2014 12:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISNA High School Dinner
Dinner and Entertainment. Come and see what is happening at ISNA High. Amazing Dinner Menu not to be missed !!!
5/2/2014 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
ISNA High Alumni Launch
It may have been many years since you walked across ISNA High's Stage, diploma in hand, or it may have been a year or two ago. Either way, as a graduate of ISNA High, you are a part of a unique and proud group. The ISNA HIgh Alumni Association is launching the Alumni with a "Meet and Greet" event on February 18th 6:30pm-8pm. We are excited to reconnect with you and want you to share your most enjoyable moments at ISNA High. It will be a great time for you to reconnect with your brothers and sisters and learn what is new in their lives. Please join us for this kickoff event with Sheikh Abdallah Idris, Principal AbdulAziz Rasoul and a special Guest Speaker. Please forward to any ISNA High Alumni who may not have been contacted. Kindly RSVP by February 3rd, 2014.
2/18/2014 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
ISNA Food Bank Fundraising Dinner!
Join the ISNA food bank on February 8th at 6:00 pm for a fundraising dinner to help sustain the food bank! As of 2013 the total cost for sustaining the ISNA Food Bank is $18 9 476 and this number is ever increasing. Help us help the community by becoming a food bank hero! We will be joined by Sheikh Alaa Elsayed as well as Shaykh Abdullah Idris Ali TICKETS: Adult: $20 Children: $10 Family of 4: $50
2/8/2014 5:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
West Zone Seerah Conference
Building the Beloved Community: Learning from the Seerah of our beloved Prophet (SAW) Speakers Dr. Jamal Badawi Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi Shaikh Abdalla Idris Imam Zaid Shakir Imam Ala Uddin El-Bakri Imam Tahir Anwer Imam Talha Nooh Sister Amina Jandali Dr. Mohammad Rajabally Sister Sadia Saifullah And many more local speakers Event Highlights The Seerah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Spiritual Development Balancing creed, spirituality, and modernity Challenges facing youth: Intersection between culture & religion Living in a pluralistic society Developing compassion Median model of interfaith harmony Family building - homes of tranquility
12/13/2013 8:00:00 PM -08:000.0000
ISNA Family Movie Night!
Where: 2200 South Sheridan Way When: Friday November 1st 2013 What: Halaqa and Movie night featuring the Lorax Join us for a FREE halaqa by sister Arshia Lakhani and brother Fiyyaz Jaat on the topic of environmentalism and the importance of being environmentally friendly! The halaqa will be followed by a movie screening of the film: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Bring your family and friends for a fun night at the mosque! There will be popcorn, juice and other snacks!
11/1/2013 8:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Ramadan Community Pot Luck at ISNA
Asalaamu Alaykum and Ramadan Kareem! This Saturday JULY 13TH The food bank will be hosting a COMMUNITY POT LUCK IFTAAR! If you or someone you know is willing to donate a dish we would greatly appreciate it. Please sign up here (by commenting or messaging us) and let us know what kind of dish you will be making. We ask that each dish serve at least 10 PEOPLE. The food can then be brought to ISNA Canada on Saturday at 6PM so we can package the food and have it ready for Iftaar! ITEMS NEEDED: Chicken Dish Meat Dish Rice Pasta Salad
7/13/2013 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
ICC Ramadan Program Volunteer Orientation
The Race to Volunteer in the ICC Ramadan Program is on. Please join us InshAllah at the ICC for Orientation at Mid-day on Saturday 6th July, 2013.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
ISNA Community Day - "The American Muslim Identity: Challenges and Opportunities"
ISNA Community Day in Tampa The American Muslim Identity: Challenges and Opportunities June 29, 2013 Sheraton Tampa East Hotel 10221 Princess Palm Ave Tampa, FL 33610 SPEAKERS: Mokhtar Maghraoui Wajahat Ali Azhar Azeez Moutasem Atiya Magda Elkadi Saleh Ahmed Bedier Entertainment program by Kareem Salama Other local speakers EVENT FEATURES: Main session Parallel sessions for youth Entertainment program by Kareem Salama Bazaar Education sessions Banquet dinner with keynote address Childcare For more information, please visit: http://www.isna.net/community-day-tampa.html Online registration ends June 15!
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
1st ISNA Matrimonial Conference and Banquet
Many people have benefited from the ISNA's matrimonial banquets over the years. This year, we will hold the 1st ISNA Matrimonial Conference & Banquet. As always, the matrimonial banquet gives single Muslims an opportunity to meet and interact with other single Muslims in an Islamic way. The new conference component provides everyone with an opportunity to listen to renowned speakers about topics of marriage, healthy families, and ask questions of speakers. Four registration options are available for this event on the next page: 1. Conference sessions and matrimonial banquet for singles - $ 95 2. Matrimonial banquet for singles only - $ 75 3. Matrimonial banquet for singles only with parent - $ 125 4. Conference sessions only - $ 25 The conference will also feature an entertainment segment featuring comedian Azhar Usman, as well as a bazaar. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, "Nikah (marriage) is my Sunnah". He also said, "When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of his religion, so let him fear Allah regarding the remaining half". Our mission is to help Muslim singles in taking the first step towards fulfilling this Sunnah.
6/22/2013 9:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
ISNA South Central Zone Conference 2013
Developing our Communities, Strengthening our Faith! Invited Speakers: - AbdelRahman Murphy - Yusuf Zia Kavacki - Yasir Birjas - Abdul Nasir Jangda - Muhammad Ninowy - Jamal Badawi - Altaf Husain - Siraj Wahaj - Azhar Azeez - Pastor Bob Roberts Jr. - Rabbi Joshua S. Taub - Many others, including local imams Conference Features: - Panel discussions - Parallel sessions for youth - Bazaar - Matrimonial Banquet - Saturday Banquet with keynote speaker Dr. Jamal Badawi - Childcare and more Find out more at: http://www.isna.net/south-central-conference.html
6/15/2013 10:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
School Dinner & Entertainment
A New Era of Education. Student Performances
6/14/2013 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
A Conversation with Shaykh Rached Ghanouchi on Tunisia's Arab Spring: Exemplifying Islamic Values, Promoting Citizens' Rights, and Building Peaceful Communities
The Islamic Society of North America & Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy present: A Conversation with Shaykh Rached Ghanouchi on Tunisia's Arab Spring: Exemplifying Islamic Values, Promoting Citizens' Rights, and Building Peaceful Communities Rached Ghannouchi is the co-founder and President of the Nahdha (renaissance) movement in Tunisia, which emerged in the recent elections as the largest party in the National Constituent Assembly (NCA). Born in the village of El-Hamma in the south of Tunisia in 1941, Shaykh Ghannouchi was educated in Tunisia's Zaitouna university, and then continued with studying philosophy in Cairo, Damascus, and Paris. Shaykh Ghannouchi became active in politics by setting up the Islamic Tendency movement in 1981, later changed to Ennahdha (Renaissance). He was imprisoned due to his political activities from 1981 to 1984 and again from 1987 to 1988. After the falsification of the 1989 legislative elections by former president Ben Ali, Shaykh Ghannouchi left for London where he lived as a political exile for two decades, until his return home on 30 January 2011, after the Tunisian revolution. Shaykh Ghannouchi is one of the most important and prolific thinkers in modern Islamic Political thought and theory. Since the early 1980's, he has been an advocate of the compatibility between Islam and the principles of pluralism, freedom, modernity and democratic governance. His views and writings are influential in Tunisia, and the rest of the Arab and Muslim worlds.
5/31/2013 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
39th Annual ISNA Canada Convention
This year journey into the self and explore different methods used to bring balance in one’s life. The convention will identify issues facing the modern Muslim and offer ways to respond effectively to these challenges using spiritual and practical means exemplified by the beloved Prophet of Allah (PBUH). The scope of the convention encompasses topics of self-development, controlling the nafs, nurturing an Islamic lifestyle, dunya/akhira, and self-discipline. For the youth and those on the path towards establishing a Muslim identity and/or relationship with Islam, they will be engaged on topics of faith, challenges, hopes, forgiveness, and stories of role models who successfully walked the tight rope.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
The ISNA Talent Show
The ISNA Canada Convention will host its first ISNA Talent Show featuring talents of all kinds including outstanding or awesome skills. If you have it, we want to see it! Event 1: Talent Show Audition will take place on May 12, 2013 at 3:00 PM in the ISNA Islamic Centre of Canada's Gymnasium. Main Event: The ISNA Talent Show will take place at the ISNA Canada Convention Bazaar on Saturday May 18, 2013. Winner gets a chance to open the main Entertainment Session in the Main Hall + A GRAND prize! Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_1JdIVXmqwC8BUxJBfAyDLaWwgQtvXqHeUtA8-vHABM/viewform?sid=70b5c73087ca9ea6&token=MZM1XD4BAAA.QPZkJWxC0IKHH5p4eoIK0A.lBY814ETxBRhwMTMmXwqUQ Guidelines: - Activity should be contained in a 5x5 space, extra space can be requested. - Artist must attend a prior screening/audition to participate, unless approved by judges/organizers. - Content should be of a constructive nature, Islamically appropriate and should be some means of benefit/goodness to society. - An individual may perform ONE solo act and ONE group performance for no more then a total of TWO performances. - You can however audition for more then one act. - Rehearsal should take place at home. We will not be able to provide a place for this during the Convention. - All participants should check-in on the day of no more then half an hour before the show begins.
5/18/2013 12:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Youtube Contest: How Do You Walk The Tight Rope?
Submit a video telling us how you direct your inner balance. We welcome all forms of expression from spoken word to cinematography. Participate in a group or individually to bring your vision to life. Duration: Contest runs April 25th-May 10th, 2013 Prize: $500 cash prize awarded at the Convention! Selection Process: The top 3 entries will be chosen by ISNA Canada Convention Team and revealed on Friday, May 17that the ISNA Canada Convention. The fans will vote for their favorite and the winner will be announced and awarded their prize on stage during the final day of the convention. Voting closes at 2PM on Sunday, May 19th. The winning videos shall also be showcased here! How to submit your video: Read and follow the rules. Upload the video to a YouTube Account by May 10th 2013 Mark the video as unlisted Give the video its proper title Email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Inner Balance Contest” with your full name in the Subject line. Some more Rules and Regulations: http://isnacanadaconvention.ca/Rules-and-Regs.pdf
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
ISNA Food Banks Annual Fundraising Dinner!
The ISNA Islamic Center cordially invites you, your families and friends to attend the Annual Fundraising dinner. The dinner will feature guest speakers Sheikh Abdullah Idris and Sheikh Alaa El sayed. There will be dinner, entertainment, and door prizes! Tickets are $15.00 Adults $7.00 Children under 12 The event will be held at the ISNA Islamic Center at 2200 South Sheridan Way, Mississauga, ON L5J 2M4 All proceeds support the ISNA Food Bank. Help us help those in need. Want to know where the proceeds are going? 2012 Statistics Families Served: 3,635 Total People Served: 12,852 Total Weight Served: 193,482 Lbs New Clients Registered: 410 Meals Sent Downtown: 2,556 Soup Kitchen Meals: 4,655 Eid Gift Baskets: 300 Eid Toys Collected: Over 300 Please help us to continue to grow!
4/20/2013 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Islamic Schools: Champions of Faith, Achievement, and Service
14th Annual ISNA-CISNA Education Forum 2013
3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
Nurturing Spirituality, Developing Future Leaders
2nd ISNA-CISNA West Coast Education Forum Co Sponsored by MERIT-Muslim Educators’ Resource Information & Training Center & ALDEEN Foundation
1/17/2013 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
ISNA Matrimonial Event
Coinciding with ISNA Central Zone Conference, Dec 7-9 Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
12/8/2012 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
ISNA Central Zone Conference
Connecting Faith & Service, The Journey of Building a Vibrant Community
12/6/2012 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
Congressional Lobby Day
Faith leaders from 16 states joining the heads of national religious organizations to stop deep cuts to programs that help the most vulnerable. FBC 11-29 Media Alert.pdf
11/28/2012 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
49th Annual ISNA Convention
We are back in our nation's capitol for our 49th convention and could not be more excited. We will enter convention this year on the heels of Ramadan, refreshed, renewed, and ready for the November Presidential elections. It will be an extraordinary and inspiring atmosphere during convention this year and we hope you will be a part of it. REGISTER: http://www.isna.net/Conferences/pages/Annual-Convention.aspx With four days of jam packed sessions and workshops, including a special MSA and MYNA track, there is something for everyone! The ISNA convention is also the only place where you can see all your favorite speakers, and a ton of new up and coming movers and shakers, in one location. This year's theme, "One Nation Under God: Striving for the Common Good," will focus on the six over-arching purposes of revelation from God in the Quran that guide our lives and how we, as diverse people of faith, can live up to our responsibility to be stewards of the earth and lead in accordance with the principles given to us by God. These include preservation of respect for: (1) freedom of religion for all (2) life (3) family (4) property rights (5) knowledge (6) dignity/human and civil rights. At a time where freedom of religion, fair and open elections, knowledge, speech, and expression are increasingly limited across the world for people of all faiths, it is our responsibility to protect these freedoms. We hope to see you in our nation's capitol at this year's Annual ISNA Convention!! CONTACT: Registration and Housing: Nida Habeeb or Rabia Khan (317)839-8157 ext. 129 Bazaar and Sponsorship: email@example.com or (317)839-8157 ext. 244 Convention Program: firstname.lastname@example.org or (317)839-8157 ext. 231
9/3/2012 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
2nd Annual ISNA Diversity Forum
Join Dr. Sherman Jackson, Imam Mohamed Magid, Najah Bazzy, Imam Zaid Shakir, Dawud Walid, Tayyibah Taylor, and more at this year's diversity forum! The forum is a space for interactive sessions which allow participants and speakers to develop proactive strategies to improve relationships within the diverse Muslim community and the interfaith community. Learn more and REGISTER TODAY: http://www.isna.net/Conferences/pages/Diversity-Forum.aspx
6/30/2012 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
ISNA's 2nd Annual Community Breakfast
One of our most anticipated events of the year, the ISNA Food Banks' 2nd Annual Community Breakfast! This event is to show our appreciation to all those who have supported this food bank (financially, through donations, or even moral support!) Come, bring your friends and family to enjoy a wonderful breakfast. Tickets are $10.00 and ALL PROCEEDS go to the ISNA Food Bank to help over 200 families in need You can have your choice of 3 different cuisines: SOUTH ASIAN, MIDDLE EASTERN, OR NORTH AMERICAN.
6/24/2012 10:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
ISNA Goes Green: Community Planting Event with Sheikh Alaa
Alsalamu Alaikum, The ISNA-Food Bank Youth Chapter is proud to be holding a Community Planting Event in partnership with Eco-Source Mississauga, on Saturday June 9, 2012. From 10AM-3PM. On-site BBQ lunch $5 (please pay in advance) With only 60 spots to fill--Register today at: www.isnaplanting2012.eventbrite.ca or http://isnaplanting2012-es2.eventbrite.ca/?srnk=1&ebtv=C Shuttle bus from ISNA Mosque (2200 South Sheridan Way) to Iceland Fields (5500 Rose Cherry place, Mississauga)departing from ISNA at 9:30am sharp! All are welcome! Shaikh Alaa, will be giving a brief talk on our role as Muslim stewards to the environment. Join us as Muslims to start a green intiative, and give back to our community. For any questions, please email email@example.com “If a Muslim plants a tree or grow grains and a bird, a person or an animal eats from it will be counted as a charity for him/her.” - Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
6/9/2012 9:30:00 AM -04:000.0000
38th Annual ISNA Canada Convention
The 38th ISNA Canada Convention is a united step towards promoting within ourselves a new attitude of wisdom and commitment in addressing the various challenges around us, and endeavoring to create a new era. Thus, we invite you to renew the commitment to rise to the challenge, whether it is on a global, national, local or individual level – with positivity, faith and vision. TICKETS INFO: Family: $25 Adult: $15 Student: $10 Children's Program: $5 per child (5-11) Babysitting: $5 per child (0-4) A NEW ERA UNFOLDS: RISING TO THE CHALLENGE It seems that everywhere we turn, the tidal waves are rising higher. With news headlines that make us cringe, internal conflicts that occupy us, social challenges that seem to sprout everywhere, and acts of ignorance that move our efforts ten steps backwards, it is easy to despair or go on the defensive. Although the defense may save the game, we all know it’s the offense that wins it. Thus, we invite you to renew the commitment to rise to the challenge, whether it is on a global, national, local or individual level – with positivity, faith and vision. “Do not despair, Verily Allah is with us.” – Prophet Muhammad said to Abu Bakr, the night of emigration to Medina. The 38th ISNA Canada convention is centered on the multi-layered theme of new beginnings, raising awareness, and addressing challenges with wisdom. Our objective is to promote within ourselves a new attitude when it comes to dealing with the various challenges, as we strive to create a new era. Prominent Muslim leaders and speakers will lend their insight, experience, and knowledge, to discuss issues related to family relations, peer pressure, addictions, extremism, counseling, morality, marriage, and leadership. Their guidance is desperately needed as we build skills to navigate the world of media, phobias, and misconceptions. We hope to also explore crucial avenues of our involvement in the expanding horizons of the Halal meat industry, Islamic investments and the environmental shift. Our aim with this convention is to re-ignite the Islamic value of being exemplary human beings and citizens, inspire a wider moral vision amongst the emerging generation through current leadership, and equip them with practical steps to move forward, receive and handle each issue with wisdom and excellence. The effects of these efforts transcend culture, ethnicity, and race, thus making them universally beneficial to all. Such is the definition of a Muslim. Let us strive to take this step forward and rise to the potential of the future together.
5/20/2012 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
ISNA East Zone Conference
Join speakers Jamal Badawi, Tayyibah Taylor, Mohamed Magid, Altaf Husain, Salma El-Kadi, and other ISNA leaders and local speakers for a warm weekend of learning, networking, and community building. The ISNA East Zone Conference focuses on the importance of "Upholding Faith and Serving Humanity." A diverse range of topics will be addressed, including the impact of media on the American Muslim community and how to successfully engage with the media to empower our communities.
5/12/2012 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
ISNA South Central Conference
Join Imam Zaid Shakir, Imam Mohamed Magid, Tayyibah Taylor, Altaf Husain and more great speakers for a full day of sessions and workshops. A diverse range of topics will be addressed, including the impact of media on the American Muslim community and how to successfully engage with the media to empower our communities. Other sessions will give an in depth focus on our role in education, community service, and supporting the growth of communities that respect diversity. The conference will also feature a special youth track hosted by MYNA.
4/21/2012 10:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
"Islam in America" Kansas City ISNA Day
Join us for a full "ISNA DAY" and Islam in America Symposium, co-organized by MSA and the Midland Islamic Council. We are also organizing a special evening banquet and hope to see you there! For more details and to register, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
4/15/2012 10:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
MYNA Spring Break Camps
ISNA will host four spring break weekend camps during a series of weekends in late March through mid-April. Although our Texas camp has already taken place, there is still limited space in each of our four other camps. Set aside your spring cleaning duties for a weekend to join with other motivated youth leaders (ages 12-18) from across the nation in a weekend of fun, bonding, and education. To find out more details about each camp and register, visit us online: http://www.myna.org/events/
4/15/2012 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
13th Annual ISNA Education Forum
Join more than 700 dedicated education professionals from across the nation in Chicago for the 13th Annual ISNA Education Forum. Learn from leading experts on a variety of topics that will strengthen your school from the classroom to the board room. This year's forum will include sessions on fundraising strategies and board leadership along with student motivation and cutting edge Arabic language instruction. To learn more and register today, visit us online: http://www.isna.net/Conferences/pages/Education-Forum.aspx
4/8/2012 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
2012 ISNA Food Bank Fund Raising Dinner
2012 ISNA Food Bank Fund Raising Dinner - "The Believer's Shade" "The believer's shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity." [Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 604] The ISNA Islamic Center cordially invites you, your families and friends to attend the Food Bank Fund Raising Dinner to be held on Saturday February 11th 2012 at 6pm. The event will be held at the ISNA Islamic Center at 2200 South Sheridan Road in Mississauga. Tickets are $10 for Adults, and $7 for Children. The event will feature Entertainment, Recorded Nasheeds, a Delicious Full Course Dinner and Door Prizes. Guest speakers: * Sheikh Abdalla Idris Ali (Secretary General ISNA Canada) * Sheikh Ala'a El Sayed (Director of Spiritual Affairs of ISNA Canada) Dinner Menu: Appetizers: Samosas and sweets Main course: Fresh garden salad with Special In House Dressing Succulent, mouth-watering Baked Chicken Zesty vegetable fried rice Potato wedges Mixed vegetables sautéed in Chinese sauce Dessert: Delicious carrot cake with cream cheese icing and fresh fruits Beverages: Coffee, Tea, Water and Soft Drinks
2/11/2012 6:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
3rd Annual International Food Fair
Enjoy food from around the world! ISNA Canada and the ISNA Food Bank invites you and your family to the 3rd annual International Food Fair! Held on Sunday November 20th from 12pm - 5pm at the ISNA Islamic Center 2200 South Sheridan Way Mississauga, ON Featuring: -Childrens Games, -Henna -Face Painting -Candy Floss -Story Telling All proceeds support the ISNA Food Bank
11/20/2011 12:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
48th Annual ISNA Convention
Theme: Loving God, Loving Neighbor, Living in Harmony Visit ISNA Convention Page for more details: http://www.isna.net/Conferences/pages/Annual-Convention.aspx "Serve God, and do not associate any partners with God. And be good to your parents, relatives, orphans, the needy, close neighbors and distant neighbors, the companion by your side and the traveler on the road, and those in your legitimate custody. For God does not love any who are arrogant and vain." (Al-Qur’an 4:36) Main Session Topics and Invited Speakers: -------------------------------------------------- Loving God, Loving Neighbor, Living in Harmony - Yusuf Kavakci, Ameena Jandali, Jamal Badawi Non-Violence and Change - Hamza Yusuf, Sherman Jackson Wholeness of Community with a Youth Focus - Yasir Qadhi Developing American Muslim Culture - Sherman Jackson Empowerment for Muslims: Faith in Public Service - Keith Ellison Racism and Classism - Zaid Shakir, Rami Nashashibi, Najah Bazzy Ethics of Disagreement in Islam - Syed Hussain Nasr, Ingrid Mattson Cultivating a loving heart - Mokthar Mahgrabi Loving the Prophet and Allah (Panel) - Nada Unus, Sheikh Ninowy, Muzammil Siddiqi Inclusive Mosques in the 21st Century (Panel) - Akel Kahera, Meryam Eskandri, Aisah Al-Adawiya Faith, Facebook and Fear (Panel) - Faraz Rabbani, Omar Mahmood, Ahmed Rehab,(Moderator- Edina Lekovic) Harmonious Family: Muslim Couples(Panel – Husband/wife) - Rizwan Jaka, Imam Magid, Syeed Sayeed, Altaf Husain 28 Parallel Sessions are being developed based on the approved proposals Special Events: ----------------- Qiraat Competition, Meet the Author, Film Festival, Art Exhibit, Entertainment Session and many new programs are being developed
7/4/2011 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
ISNA Mens Basketball Tournament, Co Sponsored by NMBT
Calling all basketball players - gather your friends and start preparing for the tournament of the year! Back by popular demand, ISNA will host a three-on-three double-elimination basketball tournament at this year's Annual ISNA Convention. The tournament is co-sponsored by the National Muslim Basketball Tour (NMBT) and will take place on July 2-3 of the convention at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, IL. Tournaments are divided into two age groups, 14-17 years old and 18 years and older. In addition to the competitive fun you can have on the court, breaks between games will feature some of this year's top speakers at the convention to deliver special sessions directly to the tournament participants. When you join the basketball tournament, you will also get a chance to bond with friends, old and new, from across the nation, while attending the ISNA Convention. TO REGISTER: https://www.instantreg.com/registration/register.jspx?id=f647dbfe7121b2d7
7/3/2011 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
An Introduction to Islamic Finance: Basic Training for American Imams
A landmark educational event that is designed exclusively for American imams. This all-expenses-paid training is for those who are serious about increasing their understanding of Islam’s ethical treatment of riba. Seating is limited, register today: https://www.instantreg.com/registration/register.jspx?id=8c2eb12cfb297092
5/5/2011 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
Family Breakfast and Bake Sale
Get to know your Food Bank! The ISNA Food Bank invites you and your family to a breakfast and bake sale! Featuring: - A choice of 3 types of delicious breakfasts: Middle Eastern, South Asian, or Canadian - A bake sale for dessert lovers - A video presentation on the ISNA Food Bank - A short talk on zakat - A children's program including face painting, henna, balloons, story-telling and more! All proceeds support the ISNA Food Bank
5/1/2011 10:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
12th Annual ISNA-CISNA Education Forum 2011
Theme: Understanding, Living, and Sharing Islam --------- Registration Fees: --------------------- * Individual with meals $90 - Meals include Friday Dinner, Saturday Lunch & Dinner * Individual without meals $65 * Group of five or more with meals $80 each * Group up to four with meals $85 each * Childcare $45 Testimonials from Education Forum Attendees: ------------------------------------------------------ "The ISNA Education Forum provides us with the pulse of Islamic education in our country. This is drawn not just from all the networking, but also the quality and scope of the workshops and how they are received". "2010 Conference was another success, we thank the organizers for their hard work in ensuring that this great group of Muslim Educators meets and exchanges experiences and concerns, in the best atmosphere". “I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet with so many wonderful brothers and sisters who are at the forefront of the Islamic education in North America”. “The education forum offers great professional development and networking opportunities”. “This forum is a wonderful platform with relevant and applicable topics and sessions”. “I just wanted to congratulate the ISNA education forum planning committee for a wonderful job. MashaAllah!” ”With deepest appreciation to those who have made the education forum a great success”. Important dates: -------------------- * Dec 10th 2010: Submit Abstracts/Proposals on-line * Dec 20th 2010: Receive Notification via email * Jan 31st 2011: Submit Completed Papers * Feb 21st 2011: Receive Feedback on papers from the Education Forum Program Committee The 12th ISNA Education Forum is scheduled for April 22-24 in Rosemont, IL. For more details visit: ------------------------- http://www.isna.net/Conferences/pages/Education-Forum.aspx
4/24/2011 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal ISNA Fellowship Application
The HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal ISNA Fellowship Program offers the opportunity to receive education and training in non-profit management and philanthropy and prepares Muslims graduate students to become effective and knowledgeable leaders of non-profit organizations in North America. The year long fellowship provides Muslim Graduate Students with: 1) Up to $11,000 in tuition assistance 2) Up to $1,000 in books, supplies assistance 3) Internship with non-profit organization totaling 480 hours. 4) Contingent upon completion of internship hours, monthly stipend of $1,000 for nine months Selected fellows have to attend a 5 day training program at ISNA headquarters in May. *Applicants must be: 1) Masters students or applying to a Masters program (preference is for those attending programs in philanthropy or non-profit studies) 2) Graduated from a College or University (BA/BS) within one year of application or currently attending a graduate school 3) US citizen or legal permanent resident 4) Ability to complete 480 internship hours with US non-profit organization For more information, please go to: http://www.isna.net/events/Special-Announcement/HRH-Prince-Alwaleed-Bin-Talal-ISNA-Fellowship-Program.aspx
3/1/2011 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
ISNA Interfaith/Government Forum & Dinner Banquet
To download the flier visit: http://www.isna.net/assets/Interfaith/images/ArlingtonFlyer.jpg To register visit: http://www.isna.net/dc Please spread the word and circulate this event announcement with your family, friends, and people who you think will be interested in this event.
2/19/2011 3:30:00 PM +00:000.0000
ISNA Food Bank Fund Raising Dinner
ISNA Food Bank Fund Raising Dinner - "The more you give, the more HE forgives" The ISNA Islamic Center cordially invites you, your families and friends to attend the Food Bank Fund Raising Dinner to be held on Saturday February 12th 2011 at 6pm. The event will be held at the ISNA Islamic Center at 2200 South Sheridan Road in Mississauga. Tickets are $10 for Adults, and $7 for Children. The event will feature Entertainment, Recorded Nasheeds, a Delicious Full Course Dinner and Door Prizes. Guest speakers: * Sheikh Abdalla Idris Ali (Deputy Secretary General ISNA Canada) * Sheikh Ala'a El Sayed (Director of Spiritual Affairs of ISNA Canada) Dinner Menu Main Course * Salad * A full chicken leg baked in Rosemary Sauce * Fried Rice * Beef Chowmein Dessert * Carrot Cake * Fruits * Ice Cream * Tea and Coffee
2/12/2011 6:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
ISNA East Zone Conference
Theme: Nurturing Compassionate Communities: Connecting Faith and Service January 7 - 9, 2011 To register visit: https://www.instantreg.com/registration/register.jspx?id=6931706e7cbc5e7b For Booth Reservation visit: https://www.instantreg.com/ebazar/mustread.jsp?bazarid=42 Broward County Convention Center 1950 Eisenhower Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 Download * Conference poster: http://www.isna.net/assets/conference/2010/ez/ezposterweb.pdf * Post Card: http://www.isna.net/assets/conference/2010/ez/ezcardweb.pdf Invited Speakers: * Imam Mohmed Magid * Imam Zaid Shakir * Dr. Jamal Badawi * Dr. Rida Beshir * Dr. Altaf Husain * Br. Safaa Zarzour * Sr. Ameena Jandali * Sr. Salma El-Kadi Event Includes: * Sessions on the Seerah of the Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) * Spiritual Development * Leadership * Youth * Community Development * Family * Interfaith and Intra-Faith relations * Saturday evening banquet with keynote address * Childcare and more For More Information Contact: Registration and Housing: (317)-839-8157 ext. 129 or email@example.com Bazaar and Sponsorship: (317)-839-8157 ext. 244 or firstname.lastname@example.org Convention Program: (317)-839-8157 ext. 231 or email@example.com Fax: (317)-839-1822
1/9/2011 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000