ISNA Press Release & Statements

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 […]

Action Alert: Dedicate this Friday to Charlottesville

We encourage masajid to dedicate and focus this Friday’s khutbah (sermon) on the events in Charlottesville.  Please share our suggested talking points below with your community leaders.   Khutbah Talking Points The rally and subsequent violence and terror attack we witnessed over the weekend was deeply rooted in racism and executed by White Supremacists. Although we are seeing a rise […]

ISNA Concerned About Restrictions to Prayer Services and Access to Masjid Al Aqsa

(Plainfield, IN 7/21/17) The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is concerned by the escalating tensions between Palestinians and the Israeli police which led to the latter imposing unprecedented restrictions on worship at Masjid al Aqsa. The restrictions have included the cancellation of Friday prayers last week due to an unprecedented closure of the compound. […]

ISNA Supports Linda Sarsour

(Plainfield, IN 7/8/17) The Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) annual conventions and regional conferences provide a platform for scholars, activists and leaders from around the world. The wide array of speakers at our events facilitates open dialogue by the sharing of diverse ideas and perspectives. The annual convention and regional conferences brings together thousands […]

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 […]