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Bernie Sanders and Castro Bring Message to US Muslims at ISNA Convention - About Islam

Bernie Sanders and Castro Bring Message to US Muslims at ISNA Convention

The fight to defeat Pres. Donald Trump in the 2020 election is on nationwide, but Saturday night it was front and center at the 56th annual national convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) when Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Julian Castro addressed a packed house of nearly 7,000 Muslims, proclaiming their political …

Muslims Donate Blood, Marrow at ISNA Annual Convention - About Islam

Muslims Donate Blood, Marrow at ISNA Annual Convention

We’ve all heard the old adage, “If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again.” That certainly proved good advice for Sana Hanif as she recently attempted – for the third time – to successfully donate blood. Hanif finally was able to donate life-saving blood while attending the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) 56th …

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American Muslims Meet Friday in Houston for ISNA Convention

Muslims from across North America will gather Friday, August 30, in Houston, Texas, for the opening day of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) 56th annual convention, one of the largest gatherings of its kind on the continent. “We are inviting superpeople of all ages to join us in the biggest gathering of social …

US Muslim Student Groups Foster Community, Promote Activism - About Islam

US Muslim Student Groups Foster Community, Promote Activism

It was the year 1963 when the first Muslim Student Association (MSA) was founded at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a safe Decades later, MSAs have doubled in numbers, becoming an important safe haven for Muslim youth and activists to express themselves and their thoughts, Chicago Monitor reported. “Our MSA serves as an …

Mohamad Adam El-Sheikh: American Fiqh Council Pioneer - About Islam

Mohamad Adam El-Sheikh: American Fiqh Council Pioneer

NEW YORK – For Muslims in the US, Mohamad Adam El-Sheikh will always be remembered as one of the prominent Muslim scholars who laid foundation for theFiqh Council of North America, serving as its executive director. The American-Sudanese Imam was born in 1945 and graduated from the faculty of Shari’ah and Law, Omdurman Islamic University, …

Katherine Bullock: Woman Leading Canada’s Largest Muslim Group - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 …



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