ISNA Press Release & Statements

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 […]

On the cessation of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) program

ISNA welcomes the cessation of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) program. Started in 2002 as part of the War on Terrorism, this program was based on ethnic and religious profiling of immigrants coming from certain countries and unfairly registered them in government databases. We are grateful to the administration officials in DHS and […]

On Aleppo, Syria

May Allah protect the people of Aleppo and grant them justice and freedom from their oppressors. We encourage all our members to take 3 immediate actions to help #Aleppo. 1 – Spend time praying and encouraging others to pray for the people of Aleppo 2 – Contact President Obama at and your Congress representative […]

On the PIA Plane Crash and Death of Junaid Jamshed

We are deeply saddened by the news of the deaths of Junaid Jamshed, renowned singer and da’ee (evangelist) and his wife. Junaid performed during the entertainment session at the ISNA convention in Washington DC in 2012. He and his wife were among the passengers on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane which crashed near a […]