34th Annual ICNA-MAS Convention Post-Convention Report

34th Annual ICNA-MAS Convention Post-Convention Report

From the desk of the Ameer: Alhamdulillah, the 34th Annual ICNA-MAS Convention, held in Hartford, CT from May 23rd to 25th, was a huge success. We are truly grateful to the community for their support and participation at the convention. May Allah bless all the...
Reflections on the ICNA Convention 2009

Reflections on the ICNA Convention 2009

The buzz of “Salaam” in the air, entering my ears.  The smells of  gyro, basmati rice and French fries tangled together, caressing my nose.  The wave of hijaabs and kufis in my sight, going in all different directions.  The excitement of the ICNA...
Expectations and Expression: A Learning Experience

Expectations and Expression: A Learning Experience

I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting as I quietly entered the Art of Creative Expression workshop at the ICNA Convention this year. I was expecting to meet Zain Bhikha, of course, as he was coordinating the session; my little sister and her friends were...
Finding the Drive at ICNA '09

Finding the Drive at ICNA '09

A small boy taps my wrist, asking in his baby-talk Arabic for the qalam that’s rolled under my seat. A curly haired girl is running down the aisle with a light-up mouth guard pressed between her lips; she calls me weird because I’m sitting on the ground instead of a...