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Archive for June, 2007

06 28 07
 

Discounted Pre-registration coming to an end

There are only 3 days left till discounted pre-registration for the ICNA-MAS Convention in Hartford, CT will come to an end. Register today and save 15%. Offer ends on July 1st, 2007. Register now by visiting http://convention.icna.org

 
 
06 27 07
 

Community Appreciation Award Luncheon at the ICNA-MAS Convention

You are cordially invited to join us to recognize the astounding efforts put forward by great Muslim community leaders in the upcoming 32nd Annual ICNA-MAS Convention at the Connecticut Convention Center, Room 14-15 in Hartford, CT. On July 7th 2007 from 11.30 AM – 1.15 PM. Tickets are available for: $25 per individual and $40 for 2 persons. Limited seating is available please RSVP to: Mohsin Ansari MD (410) 8451084   pedsdoctor@hotmail.com or Hashim Naseem      (718) 6581199 ext. 120 hashim@icnait.com

 
 
06 25 07
 

Thousands Expected at the ICNA-MAS Convention: Muhammad: Mercy To Humanity and Beyond

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
National Muslim Convention to hold inter-faith dialogue and address growing Islamophobia. Thousands expected at the ICNA-MAS Convention: “Muhammad: Mercy To Humanity and Beyond” to take place in Hartford, CT on July 6-8.
 
JAMAICA, New York (June 25, 2007) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) in conjunction with the Muslim American Society (MAS), is organizing its 32nd annual convention in Hartford, CT on July 6-8, titled “Muhammad: Mercy to Humanity and Beyond”.
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06 19 07
 

Convention Aims To Offer ‘Window’ On Muslim Life

thedaydotcomBy David A. Brensilver

Hartford — Muslim leaders hope next month to inform members of other faiths about theirs, and to dispel myths and stereotypes perpetuated by what the Islamic Circle of North America's secretary general called the “irresponsible media.”
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06 13 07
 

“Window to Islam” Symposium Invitation for non-Muslims

Dear Sir/Madam,

WindowtoIslamSmallWe hope this letter finds you in best of health and spirit.  It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend “Window to Islam” at our national annual convention being held at Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103 on Saturday, July 7th, 2007, 10 am to 5 pm.  This symposium is organized by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a north America-wide, non-ethnic, non-sectarian grassroots organization dedicated to the dissemination of correct information on Islam and Muslims.  Many local interfaith groups are partnering in this effort.

Islam, the religion of approximately 7 million Americans, promotes peace, prayer, humility as well as social, communal and family values.  Despite the many similarities and values shared with other faiths, such as Christianity and Judaism, Islam remains the most misunderstood religion.  “Window to Islam” will cater for the growing desire from the general public for correct information about Islam and Muslims.
The symposium is a diverse interactive gathering providing a forum for people of all faiths and backgrounds to discuss a range of socio-religious issues pertaining to Islam and America.  This entire day program features Informative Sessions, Extensive Q&A Sessions, Cultural Bazaar, Art Exhibitions, Cross Culture Interaction and much more!  Lunch will be served.  There is no admission fee and certificates will be provided to all participants.

This symposium will address common questions such as what do Muslims believe? How did Islam originate? What do Muslims believe about Mary and Jesus? Does Islam condone terrorism? Is Islam intolerant of other religions? How do Muslims view Judaism? Christianity? What is the status of women in Islam? Why do Muslim women cover?  All sessions will be interactive with participants having maximum time for Q&A.

We appreciate you taking time from your busy schedules.  We believe your participation is essential to enhance understanding between communities, and to remove ignorance; the major source for hatred and violence in society.  We would be extremely delighted to see you there.

Please RSVP at info@WindowToIslam.com or call at 877-WhyIslam to get your complementary pass. Reserve your seat today! For more information, please visit http://www.WindowToIslam.com.

Yours truly,

Mohammad Shahabuddin,
Window To Islam Chair

 
 
06 12 07
 

ICNA announces: “Women’s Conference” in Hartford, CT

(Hartford, CT) – ICNA-MAS Convention is known for its wide array of programs designed for the entire family. In addition to the many tracks and main sessions offered at the ICNA Convention which Sisters benefit from, this year ICNA Sisters’ Wing has announced that they wile be holding a one day Women’s Conference as part of the convention. Sisters will be able to mingle with doctors, social workers, activists, and women from the community. Issues will be discussed from everything from motherhood, daughterhood, and spirituality to problems finding inner peace. Sisters are invited to experience: reflection, self-defense, sisterhood, and networking. The Womens Conference will feature Yvonne Ridley, Amy Goodman, and Shahina Siddiqi.

The Womens Conference will take place on Saturday July 7th, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hartford Marriot. For more and to register: http://convention.icna.org

 
 
06 5 07
 

2nd ICNA-MAS South Central Regional Conference

There Is No "Conversion" In Islam was the message of speakers such as Sheikh Mukhtar Muhgraoui and Sheikh Yasir Qadhi at the 2nd ICNA-MAS South Central Regional Conference. Memorial Day Weekend is considered the most traveled of the year. This past Sunday hundreds of families gathered at the University Center at the University of Houston. Both the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Muslim American Society (MAS) are leading national Muslim grassroots level organizations.
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06 5 07
 

Times Square Outreach Table

(New York-NY) The 877-Why-Islam team organized one of it’s most exciting information booths in Times Square, NYC, on Saturday, June 2, 2007.  Over 1000 visitors stopped by the booth to browse through the free books, translation of the Al-Quran and literature in both English and Spanish.

There were many lively discussions with the visitors from diverse backgrounds. Our volunteers distributed over 550 free copies of the Quran, 700+ books and 2000+ brochures on various topics. The overwhelming response from the visitors was very positive. They also appreciated the gesture as our volunteers distributed hundreds of bottles of free water on a hot and humid day.

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You are invited to volunteer and be part of future dawah booths.  Please visit www.WhyIslam.org/volunteer to enroll. You are also welcome to donate at www.WhyIslam.org/donate.

 
 
06 5 07
 

ICNA Chicago Hosts Revert’s Conference

(Chicago-IL) Islamic Circle of North America, Chicago, is taking the lead in hosting an important outreach event:  1st Annual Regional Revert’s Conference. Reverts and their families from the Midwestern States are especially welcome to be part of this momentous occasion and benefit from the multitude of presentations and workshops geared towards the educational and spiritual needs of New-Muslims.

This conference is to be held on June 16th, 2007, Saturday from 11 am – 6 pm at Islamic Community Center of Illinois (ICCI), 6435 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60634. Prominent outreach oriented speakers are invited to impart their knowledge and enlighten the attendees: Dr. Jeffery Lang, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Kansas, Shaykh Abdool Rahman, Resident scholar at Islamic Foundation, Sister Mary Ali of IIIE (to be confirmed), Imam Abdullah Madyun, Sr. Jamila Yusuf of ICNA etc.

Sticking to the main theme of this conference, Celebrating the Faith, Our Journey to Islam, presentations will cover the following essential topics: Everyday challenges of being Muslims in the U.S.A, Importance of sticking to the Jam’ah, Clearing Misconceptions regarding Islam, Family, Social & Personal Issue specific to Reverts etc.

Everyone is welcome to attend this conference and are encouraged to bring a revert with them.  Registration is free and donations are appreciated.  For additional details contact: Chicago@whyIslam.org, www.ICNACHICAGO.ORG, 1-800-662-ISLAM