ISNA Press Release & Statements

FAITH LEADER STATEMENT ON FAMILY SEPARATION

Recently, the Administration announced that it will begin separating families and criminally prosecuting all people who enter the U.S. without previous authorization. As religious leaders representing diverse faith perspectives, united in our concern for the wellbeing of vulnerable migrants who cross our borders fleeing from danger and threats to their lives, we are deeply disappointed […]

ISNA Endorses the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Monday, May 14 marked the official launch of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. The Islamic Society of North America announces our official endorsement of this momentous movement based on the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1967 campaign of the same name. We join hundreds of other prominent, […]

ISNA Joins Faith Leaders in Calling for Justice

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is outraged at the rising incidents of police brutality and profiling targeting the Black community, most recently Stephon Clark who was shot 20 times in his grandmother’s backyard. According to Newsweek Magazine, “Police in the U.S. killed 1,129 people so far in [December] 2017, and a quarter of […]

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 has announced that the 1st of Ramadan will be on Wednesday, May 16. FCNA’s decision is based […]

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. In a statement, ISNA President Azhar Azeez said: “I am very pleased to welcome two very talented and highly accomplished sisters to our new executive committee. ISNA will tremendously benefit from their knowledge, wisdom, […]

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 […]