ISNA Press Release & Statements

Stop Hunger Now project-Food sent; Communities partnering

At the 50th anniversary ISNA National Convention in Washington, DC, this past Labor Day, a service project was hosted to provide meals for needy children around the world. ISNA partnered with Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief agency, and was joined by co-sponsors Islamic Relief USA, the Islamic Circle of North America and the Zakat Foundation. […]

ISNA Welcomes Chaplain (LTC Retired) Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad to Staff

Please join ISNA in welcoming Chaplain Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad to the ISNA General Secretariat as Director of Chaplain Services and Islamic Endorsing Agent.   Chaplain Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad, LTC, U.S. Army (Retired) comes to ISNA after working as the first full-time Muslim Chaplain in the Department of Veterans Affairs. During his final assignment on active duty, he served as the […]

Information and Tips from the CDC for those Traveling to Hajj and Umrah

A Novel Coronavirus Called “MERS-CoV” in the Arabian Peninsula  The information below reflects the most current data available as of September 23, 2013. Visit for continued updates.  What Is the Current Situation?  Cases of respiratory illness caused by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been identified in multiple countries. MERS-CoV was previously called […]

CAIR’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award

On Saturday, September 28th, ISNA’s National Director for the Office of Interfaith and Community Alliances, Dr. Sayyid Syeed, was given the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award at the CAIR National banquet in Arlington, VA. The award was presented by Mr. Nihad Awad, founder and Executive Director of CAIR, amongst over a thousand Muslim community leaders, leading […]

ISNA & MPAC Meet with the Iranian President

On Tuesday afternoon in New York a group of over 50 American Muslim leaders met with Dr. Hassan Rouhani, the newly elected President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Among the leaders present was Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America and Salam Al-Maryati, president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. […]

ISNA Condemns Terrorist Attacks against Pakistani Christians and Innocent Civilians in Kenya

September 24, 2013, The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is outraged by this past weekend’s terrorist attacks and brutal killing of Christian worshipers in Pakistan and innocent civilians in Kenya. We are very saddened by these horrible deaths, and the destruction of a house of worship. We hope that the perpetrators of these heinous crimes […]

Unity Walk 2013

On Sunday, September 8, 2013 thousands of people of diverse faiths joined the 9th annual 9/11 Unity Walk, an event which takes place along Embassy Row in Washington, DC.  Walkers united to put an end to misconceptions about religion and to condemn violence in all its forms. This year’s 9/11 Unity Walk was dedicated to […]

Dr. Sayyid Syeed speaks at UN General Assembly

Through the initiative of the president of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Vuk Jeremic, an event was held entitled the “High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace”. The event was convened to discuss implementation of the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, adopted in December of 2012. The purpose of […]

ISNA Urges Its Members to Pray for President Mandela

As President Nelson Mandela continues to be in a critical condition in the hospital in South Africa, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) remembers his historical contribution as a fighter for freedom and human solidarity. President Mandela not only led his people to victory against apartheid but also inspired all of humanity with his […]