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Katherine Bullock: Woman Leading Canada’s Largest Muslim Group

TORONTO – Political Science Prof. Dr. Katherine Bullock has been serving as the first female chair on the executive board of the Islamic Society of North America Canada (ISNA), one of the largest Muslim organizations in the country, since January 2018. “In the early days of ISNA, it was ethnically diverse. You had Arabs, and …

US Muslims Enjoy Halal Food, Cosmetics, Wear at ISNA Bazaar

HOUSTON – The bazaar, as they say, was bustling. With about 500 vendors showcasing everything from wudu-compliant nail polish to vegan soap to halal beach vacations and, of course, racks and racks of modest women’s wear, the bazaar at the 55th annual national convention Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) was abuzz with excitement. Haya …

AboutIslam Talks to ISNA Vice President on Successful Convention

HOUSTON – This year, for the first time, the Islamic Society of North America hosted its annual conference in Houston, Texas. Despite its rookie status, Houston was able to accommodate a jam-packed, three-day event in style, even providing the setting for the most pre-registrants ISNA has seen in several years. Nearly 5,000 people descended on …

Mosque Problems: US Muslims Explore Solutions at ISNA Conference

HOUSTON – American mosques do not meet the prophetic ideal, according to three expert panelists speaking at the 55th annual national conference of The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) during a panel titled “Realizing the Prophetic Masjid.” Instead, American Muslims often find their mosques unwelcoming, exclusive, un-dynamic and failing to meet the diverse needs …

US Protesters Counter Hate, Defend Muslims’ Right to Convene

HOUSTON – The venue of the 55th Annual Islamic Society of North America conference witnessed pro-Muslim protesters who gathered to counter the hateful message of armed Islamophobic protesters outside the Muslim conference. Meeting outside R. Brown, the site of the convention, protesters from armed anti-Muslim hate groups Soldiers of Odin and Texas Patriot Network said …

At ISNA: US Muslims Learn How to Work Against Racism, Bigotry

HOUSTON, TEXAS – If American Muslims are going to effectively fight Islamophobia and racism and change negative perceptions some people have of them, they must be optimistic, organized, and engaged. They must also look to their faith. “There is no other religion that has explicit anti-racism scripture, and it’s not just one line,” said Imam …

ISNA Convention Hosts Free Health Fair in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas –  With opportunities to give blood or to have a quick health check, the onsite health fair at the 55th annual Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) conference offered several attendees a chance to offer life-saving donations to those in need as well as gain a quick snapshot of their own health. The …

America Muslims Meet in Houston for ISNA Convention

America Muslims Meet in Houston for ISNA Convention

HOUSTON – Muslims from across North America have started arriving in Houston, Texas, on Friday, August 31, to attend the opening day of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) 55th annual convention, one of the largest gatherings of its kind on the continent. This year’s  Convention themed, “In God We Trust,” brings together both …

Ramadan Starts May 16 in North America

CAIRO – Muslims in North America will welcome the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Wednesday, May 16, according to astronomical calculations. “Therefore the first day of Ramadan 1439 is on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, insha’Allah. First Tarawih prayer will be on Tuesday night,” reads a statement from the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) …

US Army Veteran Hired As Vermont New Imam

VERMONT – After months of search, the Islamic Society of Vermont has hired Abdullah Al-Ansari, a US army veteran, prison chaplain, and scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies, to be its new imam. “He’s a good fit,” Yusuf Ali, head of the imam-hiring committee, said of Al-Ansari, Seven Days reported. He called the new imam …



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