ISNA Press Release & Statements

ISNA Rep Joins Muslim-Jewish Delegation To Meet with Ambassador of Denmark to the U.S. on Danish Halal/Kosher Ban

(Washington, D.C. 3/4/14) On Thursday, February, 27, in Washington D.C. the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) Interfaith and Community Alliances Director Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi joined a delegation of American Muslim and Jewish leaders in a meeting with H.E. Peter Taksoe-Jensen, the Danish Ambassador to the United States, expressing concern with Denmark’s recent ban of halal/kosher ritual slaughter. The […]

ISNA Founders’ Committee Meets at ISNA HQ

(Plainfield, IN 2/25/14) This past weekend, on February 22, 2014, the IFC had their annual retreat at ISNA headquarters.  IFC Chairman, Dr. Abdul Alim Khandekar and IDF Executive Director, Ahmed ElHattab, led the day’s agenda discussions.  IFC is a dedicated group of ISNA supporters, which has provided a unique supportive role to ISNA and its […]

First ISNA Chaplains Selected to Serve on Active Duty in 15 Years

(Plainfield, IN 2/25/14) On Wednesday, February 19, 2014 the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)’s Chaplain Services Department (ICSD) received news that two former applicants for active duty Chaplaincy were both selected to serve on active duty in the U.S. Army and Air Force. The significance of this news is that the Department of Defense […]

ISNA Applauds CVS Caremark’s Courageous Move to End the Sales of Tobacco Products

(Plainfield, IN 2/11/14) The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) welcomes CVS for its plans to stop selling tobacco products in their stores across the nation by October of 2014. SEE: CVS Vows to Quit Selling Tobacco Products (NY Times) “ISNA commends company leaders for their bold decision to prioritize the health and well-being of it’s customers […]

ISNA President Participates in Congressional Black Caucus National Day of Prayer

(Plainfield, IN. 2/11/14) Last Friday, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) President Imam Mohamed Magid joined other faith and interfaith leaders in the Congressional Black Caucus National Day of Prayer located in Washington, D.C. This year’s prayer theme was focused on ending poverty and income inequality in our communities. In his remarks, ISNA president Imam […]

ISNA Chaplaincy Services Director Meets with CPE Students From Local Hospital

(Plainfield, IN 2/11/14) Last Thursday, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Director of Chaplaincy Services and Islamic Endorser Chaplain Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad met with the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Supervisor Reverend James Pfeiffer and six CPE students from St. Vincent Hospital at ISNA Headquarters. The meeting provided several potential avenues for collaboration in the areas of […]

ISNA Responds to the State of the Union Address

(PLAINFIELD, IN 1/30/14)– The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)    issued the following statement after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday: “We commend the president for focusing on the economy, especially encouraging companies to raise the wages of their workers as well as give equal pay to women,” says ISNA President […]

ISNA’s Director of Chaplaincy Services Meets with Service Members in Hawaii

(Oahu, Hawaii, Jan 22-25, 2014) The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)’s Director of Chaplaincy Services (ICSD) and Islamic Endorsing Agent Chaplain (LTC) Ret. Abdul Rasheed Muhammad conducted a historic visit to the island of Oahu. The visit included several office calls with senior Chaplains and key leaders spanning seven bases and including Service Members […]