Power of Faith: Transforming Self and Society
Conference Date: September 16, 2017
Early Registration Deadline: September 1, 2017 (Fee will go up after this date)
Venue: Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 North 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
- Sessions with renowned scholars and speakers on
- Spiritual rejuvenation
- Observing Islam in our daily lives
- Dealing with Islamophobia
- Strengthening role of Masjids and Islamic schools
- Empowering Muslim youth
- Women in leadership Roles
- Parenting and family matters
- Matrimonial Banquet
- Bazaar with diverse cultural items/displays
- Dinner Banquet with a keynote address by Khizr Khan and guest speaker Khalid Latif
Khalid Latif is the University Chaplain for New York University, Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU, and a Chaplain for the NYPD. He is also the co-founder of Honest Chops, the first-ever all-natural/organic halal butcher in NYC, the Muslim Wedding Service, an agency specializing in providing charismatic and inspirational marriage officiants for wedding ceremonies, and a partner in the MKO Group, an investment group that owns and operates multiple Edible Arrangements franchises in Manhattan. He was appointed the first Muslim chaplain at NYU in 2005. He was also appointed the first Muslim chaplain at Princeton University in 2006. Spending a year commuting between these two excellent institutions, he finally decided to commit full-time to New York University’s Islamic Center where his position was officially institutionalized in the spring of 2007.
Ameena Jandali is a founding member of ING. She co-designs and develops ING’s educational presentations and cultural competency seminars. Ameena has delivered hundreds of presentations in schools, colleges, universities, churches, and other venues on Islam and related subjects. She’s also appeared on many news outlets speaking on issues relating to American Muslims. She currently team teaches a class on Islam at San Francisco City College. Ameena received her M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and B.A. in History from the University of Illinois. Ameena represents the Muslim religion.
Khizr Khan is originally from the Punjab province of Pakistan. He met his wife, Ghazala, at theUniversity of Punjab, where she studied Persian while he pursued an LL.B in the Law College. Once they married, they moved to Dubai, where their two of their sons, Humayun and Shaharyar, were born. The Khan’s emigrated to the US in 1980. Khizr earned an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School, and went on to work at a law firm in Washington, D.C. Their son, Humayun, attended the University of Virginia and was a member of the ROTC program there. He wanted to give back to the program and his country, and valiantly served in Iraq. He was sadly in killed in Baqubah in an explosion. The Khan’s rose to fame during the 2016 Presidential race when Khizr and Ghazala gave an impassioned speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Khizr criticized Donald Trump, famously asking him, “Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy.” Since then, the Khan’s have appeared on TV and at various conferences to address the rhetoric against Muslims in today’s political climate.
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.
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