ISNA Press Release & Statements

SNA West Zone Conference – December 13 – 14, 2013

The 14th ISNA West Zone Seerah conference was held at the MCA center in Santa Clara, California from December 13 – 14, 2013.   Renowned speakers such as Dr. Jamal Badawi, Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Shaikh Abdalla Idris, Imam Ala Uddin El-Bakri, Sister Amina Jandali, Imam Tahir Anwer and others spoke at this event. In her comments, […]

National Fast for Immigration Reform

December 12, 2013-Faith and Public Life worked closely with the Fast4Families National Fast for Immigration Reform on the National Mall, a water-only fast for thirty-one days to move members of Congress to pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship. Not only does Thursday, December 12 mark thirty-one days since the Fast for Families campaign launched in front of the […]

Activists from Al Hedaya Islamic Center Visit D.C. in Honor of Sandy Hook Victims

December 12, 2013-Muslim activists from Newtown’s Al Hedaya Islamic Center came to lobby leaders on Capitol Hill as part of their campaign to end gun violence. They, along with Dr. Syeed, attended The National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence on Thursday, December 12 at the Washington National Cathedral. Here is a CNN link that covers the vigil. Eman Beshtawi, Director of […]

The National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence

December 12, 2013-In Newtown last year, twenty first graders and six educators were shot to death in Sandy Hook Elementary School. The National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence, which was held on December 12th, honored the 30,000+ Americans who have died from gun violence since the Newtown shooting, according to the National Cathedral. The cathedral […]

ISNA President Offers Prayer at Nelson Mandela Memorial Service

December 11, 2013-Washington, D.C.–Today American Muslims join all Americans and the people of South Africa in commemorating the life and legacy of President Nelson Mandela. In a memorial service led by Vice President Joe Biden and the Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori at the Washington National Cathedral, ISNA President, Mohamed Magid, offered remembrance of the Islamic […]

ISNA Mourns the Loss of President Nelson Mandela

December 6, 2013-The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) today mourns the loss of President Nelson Mandela, the revered international symbol of freedom and Nobel Peace Prize winner who fought against racial inequality in Apartheid South Africa. “During my lifetime I have dedicated my life to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against […]

ISNA Welcomes New Communications Director, Edgar Hopida

December 5, 2013-We are excited to welcome Edgar Hopida as our new Communications Director.  As part of ISNA’s staff, he will be bringing over seven years of public relations and communications experience to the organization. He has been instrumental in the founding and development of the San Diego Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San […]

Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence Call-in Day and Letter to Congress

December 4, 2013-Dr. Syeed, a board member of Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, participated in the organization’s Interfaith Call-in Day to Prevent Gun Violence. The event took place on Wednesday, December 4 at the United Methodist Building in D.C. In light of the one-year anniversary of the December 14 tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, secular and faith groups gathered to tell […]

ISNA Organizes Central Zone Conference in Collaboration with the Muslim Community of Cincinnati and Dayton

November 26, 2013- This past weekend ISNA held its Central Zone conference at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati in West Chester Ohio.  The theme of the conference was “Growing through life’s challenges: Lessons from the Quran and Sunnah”.  Several hundred attendees consisting of adults and youth participated in this three-day conference. Among the topics […]

ISNA’s Position on ENDA

November 19, 2013-In anticipation of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s mark-up of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), sixty faith groups – including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) signed a letter of support to the members of the HELP committee and the Senate leadership. Here is why ISNA signed the letter in […]