Community Service Recognition Luncheon (CSRL)

The Community Service Recognition Luncheon (CSRL) is an event where a prestigious group of the nation’s Muslim leaders, scholars and government officials join to honor an individual dedicated to community service.

The luncheon, hosted by the ISNA Founders Committee, is a major highlight of the annual convention. People from all over the country and internationally attend this special celebration of Muslim community service. The CSRL keynote topic is carefully chosen to be of interest and relevance to the Muslim community of North America, and the keynote speaker is always of the highest caliber.

Every year, we select a member of the North American Muslim community who has displayed an exceptional example of commitment and dedication to community service and present them with the Community Service Recognition Award.

Keynote Speaker: Linda Sarsour

Linda Sarsour is a speaker, racial justice and civil rights activist. She is the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York and co-founder of the first Muslim online organizing platform, MPOWER Change. Sarsour has been at the forefront of major social justice campaigns both locally in New York City and nationally. She was also a co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington. Sarsour was named among 500 of the most influential Muslims in the world.


Community Service Recognition Award Recipient: Dr. Sayyid M Syeed

This year we are honored to recognize Dr Sayyid M Syeed for his lifelong dedication to the Muslim community, Islamic work, social justice issues and interfaith.