ISNA Press Release & Statements

Ramadan 1439 (2018)

Ramadan & Eid al Fitr 1439 (2018) “O you who believe, fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may (learn) self-restraint.” Qur’an 2: 183 The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) recognizes astronomical calculation as an acceptable Shar’i method for determining the beginning of lunar months including […]

ISNA Appoints Two New Members to Executive Committee

ISNA has appointed two new members – Dr. Julie Belz and Dr. Asra Ali – to its 5 member Executive Committee. The other members are ISNA President Azhar Azeez, ISNA Vice President – USA Dr. Altaf Husain, and ISNA Vice President – Canada Br. Pervez Nasim. In a statement, ISNA President Azhar Azeez said: “I […]

ISNA Members Vote to Adopt Bylaw Amendments

 We are excited and honored to announce that in an almost unanimous vote, the general body of ISNA has voted to adopt the proposed amendments to the Bylaws/Constitution of the organization. “While this is a turning point for the organization, we remain grateful and indebted to the dedicated commitment and service of generations of leaders […]

ISNA’s Response to Jerusalem Designation and Embassy Relocation

(Plainfield, IN 12/6/17) The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) finds the deviation from the United States’ longstanding position on Jerusalem to be concerning. The decision by President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to relocate the US Embassy was made unilaterally and against the advice and consensus of the international community. In […]

On the Repealing of Clean Power Plan

ISNA finds the decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan goes against the mission of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which is to protect people and the environment. Deregulating the energy industry will lead to an increase in carbon emissions which will adversely affect the most vulnerable among us, disrupt the booming renewable energy industry, and create market uncertainty […]

ISNA Calls for Support for Hurricane Irma Victims

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is immediately donating funds for relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Irma. In a statement, ISNA President Azhar Azeez said: “ISNA is donating $10,000 to be distributed to masajid in Naples, Tampa and Miami to help provide food, shelter, water and other community needs to the Hurricane […]

ISNA Donates and Calls for Support for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Update and Continued Efforts for Hurricane Harvey Victims   September 5, 2017 Last week, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) donated $10,000 to the Islamic Society of Greater Houston’s (ISGH) relief efforts. ISGH is providing assistance with rescuing, water, food and shelter. ISNA Board of Directors and Executive Council members will be traveling to Houston […]

Date of Eidul Adha 1438

It is confirmed that Hajj authorities in Makkah have announced the start of Hajj this year to be on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, and Eidul Adha on Friday, September 1, 2017.   Eid Mubarak to all of you. May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala accept the Hajj of all those who will be performing Hajj. Our sincere prayers are […]

Please Act Now to Save Rohingyas

This week, the Burmese military began a massive troop build-up in Rohingya region, rapidly fanning fears of a major new “Clearance Operation” in Myanmar / Burma. The previous operation starting in October 2016 resulted in the death of 1,000 Rohingya, rape of 52% of all women surveyed by the UN, village burnings and atrocities. A […]