ISNA Press Release & Statements

ISNA Mourns the Loss of Nabra Hassanen

(Plainfield, IN 6/19/17) The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) mourns the loss of Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year old girl from Northern Virginia who was kidnapped and murdered while walking back to the mosque from having suhoor, the morning Ramadan meal, with a group of friends We are seeing a rise in attacks against Muslims, particularly targeting […]

ISNA Disappointed by President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord

(Plainfield, IN 6/2/17) The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is disappointed by President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. As the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases, it is an unwise decision for the United States to disregard the severity of climate change. In the long run, the anticipated negative repercussions […]

ISNA Bids Farewell to Hazem Bata

(Plainfield, IN 4/28/17) The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) announces the departure of Hazem Bata as its Secretary General, effective May 1, 2017. Over the past 3 years as Secretary General, Hazem has been a force for progress and growth for both ISNA and Muslim communities throughout North America. “It’s been a great honor […]

We continue to be deeply disturbed by the ongoing atrocities in Syria.

We continue to be deeply disturbed by the ongoing atrocities in Syria. The recent cruel and inhumane use of chemical warfare including sarin gas and other violent attacks on innocent civilians over the years by the Assad regime have led to hundreds of thousands of lives lost and millions of people being displaced. We urge […]

ISNA Offers Condolences on the Passing of Dr. Mahmoud Rashdan

(Plainfield, IN 3/20/17) – The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) today offered heartfelt condolences to the family of Dr. Mahmoud Rashdan, a pioneering leader of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and of ISNA. Dr. Rashdan was one of the pioneering leaders of MSA who devoted his life to serving the community. He served as […]

ISNA Opposes Reissued Executive Order

(Plainfield, IN 3/7/17) On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump reissued the Executive Order titled Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States with revisions such as removing Iraq from the list of countries barred from entering the country and lifting the indefinite suspension of Syrian refugees. ISNA opposes this new Executive Order. […]

ISNA Stands in Solidarity with Our Jewish Brothers and Sisters

(Plainfield, IN 2/21/17) The Islamic Society of North America is alarmed and concerned by the recent rise of attacks and threats made against the Jewish community. We stand in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters during this difficult time and are committed to working together to address and overcome the hatred and bigotry harming […]

On the passing of Karen Keyworth

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Sr. Karen Keyworth, ‎Co-founder and Executive Director of Islamic Schools League of America, in Lansing, MI last night. May Allah SWT open the doors of Jannah to her soul and give patience to her family. We were honored to present the Lifetime Achievement in Islamic Education Award […]