It is so easy to feel helpless, to feel like one can’t change what’s going on right now.
Millions of people have found themselves forced into lockdown due to severe spread of coronavirus.
Though social distancing might be harmful to mental health, yet it offers many some very much-needed free time.
To make the best use of this free time, the Islamic Council of North America (ICNA) is hosting its first virtual National Symposium on April 10-11, 2020.
“To help us move forward as a community and a nation, we’d like to invite you to attend our virtual National Symposium on April 10-11, 2020,” a statement sent to AboutIslam.net read.
“Event’s theme is “And when My servant asks you, concerning Me- Indeed I am near” (2:186).”
Speakers include Javaid Siddiqi, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Sh. Omar Suleiman, Dr. Altaf Husain, Linda Sarsour, and Zahra Billoo.
The decision to hold a virtual symposium comes after the cancellation of the annual ICNA-MAS Convention in Washington, DC, planned from April 10-12 due to coronavirus.
Last year’s convention attracted roughly 22,000 attendees and offered more than 150 speakers giving presentations in more than 130 sessions.
ICNA is one of the largest, non-profit, grassroots Muslim organizations in North America with many projects, programs, and activities designed to help in reforming society at large.
Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services, and relief efforts.