Power of Faith: Transforming Self and Society

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Conference Date: November 17 & 18, 2017
Venue: Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
8092 Plantation Dr, West Chester Township, OH 45069

Event Highlights

  • Main sessions
  • Saturday Night Banquet
  • Childcare


Wajahat Ali is a journalist, writer, lawyer, an award-winning playwright, a TV host, and a consultant for the U.S. State Department. As Creative Director of Affinis Labs, he works to create social entrepreneurship initiatives that have a positive impact for marginalized communities, and to empower social entrepreneurs, young leaders, creatives, and communities to come up with innovative solutions to tackle world problems. Beginning in early 2017, Affinis Labs will launch a global startup incubator network, aimed at identifying and fostering “emerging entrepreneurial talent from around the world that understands what makes the global Islamic economy special.”


Azhar Azeez, ISNA President, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the prestigious Osmania University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He currently serves as the Senior National Director of Islamic Relief USA. He is a member of ISNA Executive Council since 2002, served as the Vice President of ISNA twice from 2010-2014. He was elected as the President of ISNA in 2014 and was re elected to his second term in 2016.


Dalia Fahmy is assistant professor of political science at LIU Brooklyn. She received her B.A. from New York University in politics and Middle Eastern studies, with a minor in peace and global policy studies. Dr. Fahmy then completed an M.A. from New York University in international relations. While pursuing her Ph.D. in political science at Rutgers University, she earned a second M.A. in comparative politics. Dr. Fahmy’s current research examines the intellectual and political development of modern Islamist movements.


Yasmin Mogahed is known for her gift of captivating an entire audience with her thoughts and insightful reflections. She is a Psychology graduate, and attained her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a skilled creative writer, her literature speaks from the heart and after completing her graduate work; she taught Islamic Studies and served as a youth coordinator. Currently she’s a writer for the Huffington Post, an international speaker, and author who focuses most of her work on spiritual and personal development.


Habeeb Quadri is the Principal of the MCC Full Time School in Morton Grove, IL. He has a Bachelor in Teaching of History and a Masters in School Administration. He currently is taking a few courses a year at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education – Principal Center, where he has accumulated more than 300 clock hours of instruction and works as part-time staff in their professional development programs. In addition to his teaching and administrative experience in public and private schools, Habeeb has delivered hundreds of lectures throughout the United States, Canada and abroad on Islam, society, and social problems confronting Muslim youth and the community at large for the last 15 years.

Additionally, Habeeb maintains an active interest in education consulting. He has started his own educational consulting company called High Quality Educational Consulting. Mr. Quadri has conducted workshops for the U.S Department of State, weekend and full-time Islamic schools, public schools and universities around the world. His company had partnered up with IQRA Foundation to write and initiate the first Islamic Standardize Islamic Studies Test partnering up with Riverside Publishing the makers of the famous national IOWA TEST. Habeeb was also a member of the DePaul University, College of Education Dean Advisory Board for the last three years and is currently on the National Advisory Board for MYNA (Muslim Youth of North America) and for CISNA (Council of Islamic School of North America).



  • Registration Coordinator
    (317) 838 8129 or convention@isna.net
  • Matrimonial Banquet
    Tabasum Ahmad (317) 838 8133 or matrimonial@isna.net