Hope and Guidance Through the Qur’an
Donald E. Stephens Convention Ctr.
5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
Economic activity is vital for the development of any community. Therefore one of the main events at the Convention is the “ISNA Bazaar or Trade Show”. More than 500 booths with 300 vendors and businesses participate in the ISNA Bazaar every year.
Islamic entertainment is one of the key features of the Annual Convention. Past performers have included Sami Yusuf, Maher Zain, Native Deen, Mona Haydar, Kareem Salama, Preacher Moss, Junaid Jamshed, Noor, Najam Sheraz, Dawud Warnsby, Zain Bhikha and many more.
Two matrimonial banquets for single Muslims will be held at the ISNA Convention on Saturday and Sunday. More than 800 singles will participate in these matrimonial banquets. These banquets offer networking opportunity to singles who are looking for spouses.
At the community service recognition luncheon (CSRL); Muslim leaders, scholars, and government officials join to honor an individual dedicated to community service. The luncheon, hosted by the ISNA Founders Committee, is a major highlight of the convention. CSRL is one of our key fundraising events of the year attended by about 1000 people from all over the country.
Every year an Art exhibit is organized at the annual convention. Art is a powerful form of expression that transcends human barriers. It creates a lasting impact on the viewer that goes beyond culture, language, or background. Art is entertaining as well as inspires the viewer to think and learn more.
An annual film festival will be organized at the convention. This provides a platform for filmmakers to showcase their work to the convention attendees. ISNA Film Festival introduces attendees to the vast and dynamic world of films as well as to the talented filmmakers.
Raise the level of intellectual dialogue and cultural awareness in our community. The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) invites all published authors to attend special panel sessions entitled Meet the Author at the ISNA Annual Convention.
Reciting, memorizing and devoting time to regularly study the Qur’an and implementing it’s life lessons has tremendous benefits in both this life and the hereafter. We provide opportunities for our youth, encouraging them to learn the art of recitation, memorization, and Tajweed of Al-Quran.
Children’s program (6-11 years) and Babysitting program (2-5 years) are provided on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Annual ISNA Convention. Registration for these programs can be made online along with your convention registration.
In collaboration with “One! Athletics“, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament is arranged every year at the Annual ISNA Convention. Several hundred participants play in these tournaments. Winners are given awards for this tournament.