Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
Greetings from the Islamic Society of North America!
Celebrating 50 Years !
Thank you to Convention Volunteers
Events & E-Dialogue
Meet Our Speaker
Quote from a Scholarship Recipient
Become an ISNA Member
Job Opportunity
Convention Volunteers - We Thank You! 

ISNA held the "volunteer appreciation event" on October 26th at the ADAMS Center in Sterling, Virginia. More than 200 convention volunteers participated at this event. Among the attendees were ISNA President Imam Mohamed Magid, Convention Steering Committee Chair Rizwan Jaka, Vice Chair Shama Farooq, and the ISNA Convention Director Basharat Saleem. 


ISNA recognizes and appreciates the contribution of volunteers in its events and other programs. Volunteers not only give their time but also contribute in many ways including the skills they provide for executing various functions within the convention. 


In his remarks Imam Magid thanked the volunteers and ISNA staff and pointed out that Islam teaches us to recognize the contributions of people and thank fellow human beings. Basharat Saleem said that given the limited human resources at ISNA, this convention would not be possible without the support of our volunteers. Distribution of appreciation certificates, gifts, nasheed performances, and sharing of convention experiences by volunteers marked this event. 
At this event, ISNA President recognized the need for a year-round volunteer program. 

Volunteers reconnected with friends they made during the convention and vowed to continue their participation in ISNA's future events.   



ISNA's Masjid Forum, to be held November 8 - 10 at the ISNA Headquarters in Plainfield, IN is a mini conference of Muslim leaders and experts. The forum will focus on developing concrete recommendations for strengthening and growing mosques in North America by means of shared experiences, expert advice and open discussion. 
ISNA will share the results of the national
 "Needs Assessment of Mosques" survey with the forum attendees. 
Speakers for the Masjid Forum include: 
  • Aisha Al-Adawiya
  • Ihsan Bagby
  • Zulfiqar Ali Shah
  • Tayyibah Taylor 
  • Imam Mohamed Magid
  • James Jones and many more  

Read more about the program HERE

Click HERE to register for the forum.


Friday, November 22 - Sunday, November 24, 2013

Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati

8092 Plantation Drive

West Chester, Ohio 45069


This three-day conference will include an exciting program with renowned speakers featuring sessions on:

  • Community Development
  • Spiritual Upliftment
  • Family Matters
  • Youth Development
  • Interfaith Communication
  • Masjid Management

Speakers will include:

  • Imam Mohamed Magid Ali
  • Imam Abdul Nasir Jangda
  • Shaykh Muhammad Ninowy
  • Habeeb Quadri
  • Salma Elkadi
  • Shaykh Abdalla Idris Ali
  • Other local scholars and imams  
Saturday November 23, 2013 ( 3 to 6 PM)

  Wingate Hotel, 7500 Tylers Place Blvd, West Chester, Ohio 45069


Please join us and extend the invitation to your friends and family.  


For more information, please call 317-838-8133 or email


Click on the banner above to register.



This two-day program includes sessions with renowned national and local speakers on:

  • The Seerah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
  • Spiritual Development
  • Leadership Skills
  • Youth and Community Development
  • Family Matters
  • Interfaith and Intra-Faith Relations




Registration fee for all camp locations: $352.00
Registration DEADLINE is December 15, 2013 at 11:30pm CST


Sponsor a camper by clicking HERE 

Campers' testimonies:  

Who are the Muslim Youth of North America?

Why MYNA? :

So...what are YOU doing this Winter Break?!

For more information or to register today, visit
Any questions? E-mail us at!  


Older than 18? 

We are looking for counselors.  To apply, click HERE.  




  • Deadline to Submit Completed Papers: November 15, 2013 



 Deadline to Submit Completed Papers: December 15, 2013 


Help Come up with the Theme for the 
51st Convention
Have an idea for a theme for next year's convention in Detroit, MI?  Share it with us by clicking HERE.
Saffet Abid Catovic

Saffet Abid Catovic is an American Muslim of Bosnian-Anglo descent. He has an MBA and worked for a major New York-based US corporation as budget director until 1992, when he left his career to help free the people of his ancestral Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this regard, he served in several senior level capacities in the Bosnian government. After completing his tenure of service to the people of Bosnia in 2001, he continued to work to alleviate the suffering of people victimized by war, poverty, and natural disasters by working as a director for an international humanitarian organization. Currently, he is a management consultant in the area of commercial real estate management and investment.

He also serves on the boards of several institutions including: The Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University; Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop #114 (New Jersey's First Official Muslim Boy Scout Troop); and executive board member and religious emblems chair of the National Committee on Islamic Scouting (NCIS). He is also a contributing scholar to the MAPS (Muslims in the American Public Square) project of The Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has worked in the area of religious education including as an adjunct teacher of Religious Studies in Noor-Ul-Iman School for over 15 years (a position he left in June 2012 to complete his course work towards his PhD). He along with his wife and two other community members from the Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ) co-authored the weekend school's Islamic studies textbook series I am a Muslim.   

Malak Habbak

"Education is the greatest tool which one can use to change the world. So I deeply thank ISNA and the Aziz Jamaluddin family for believing in me by extending the scholarship for this academic year. "


Missouri Muslims Pack 30,000 Meals for 30th Anniversary Celebration
(November 4, 2013, Washington, DC) After the success of the Stop Hunger Now service project, held at the 50th Annual ISNA National Convention, the ICCM approached ISNA representatives to hold a similar event at their center to celebrate their 30th anniversary with service. The event was hugely successful, with over 150 volunteers, exceeding their goal of 30,000 meals. ISNA was joined by the Zakat Foundation in its sponsorship of the event...



Remember the old maxim: Drops make an ocean. You can make the difference by becoming a member of ISNA, and continue the good by inviting your friends and family to become ISNA members as well. Let each one reach one!


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