Special Events @ ICNA-MAS Convention
The excitement continues to build as we come closer and closer and now only a few days away from one of the most awaited weekend of the year. Here are some amazing special events scheduled at the convention (in addition to over 100+ sessions and youth conference):
Come, join us at the matrimonial sessions at the convention. They provide an opportunity for single Muslims to find the right matches, Inshaa Allah. You must pre-register and be accompanied with a wali.
ICNA-MAS Convention is pleased to announce:
Job Fair & Networking Expo (2 pm to 5 pm)
Interview Skills and Resume Writing Session (12:30 pm to 1:15 pm)
Emerging IT Trends Session (10:00 am to 11:45 am)
Professional Networking Sessions – IT, Medicine, Education (8:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
All sessions will be held on Saturday, March 31. More Info
We once again will partner with Red Cross for a two-day blood drive. It will be held in front of the Main Registration booth on Saturday (11 am to 4 pm) and Sunday (11 am to 2 pm). More Info
ICNA Relief will distribute hot meals and hygiene kits at three locations in downtown Baltimore (including a women’s shelter). The distribution will take place after Duhr prayers on Saturday, March 31. If you would like to join then please stop by at ICNA Relief booth to sign up or just come to Pratt Street Lobby Entrance by 1:30 pm, inshaa Allah.
Immigration is a hot topic nowadays especially due to recent unjust immigration laws that have jeopardized thousands of families and split them apart. ICNA CSJ has partnered up with immigration lawyer Afia Yunus to give free immigration advice to convention attendees as a public service.
Saturday, March 31, from 10 am to 1:00 pm
ICNA-MAS Convention will host an exciting fun and learn activities track for the kids of ages 3 to 9. These activities range from having MoonBounce together to Story Time to Mad Science to Crafts and games! Kids will enjoy these activities and take unforgettable memories to their homes, in shaa Allah.
To register, please review your registration confirmation email, and click on the link just above the QR code. Click here for full schedule and more Info
YM Youth Conference occurs every year as a part of the ICNA-MAS convention. The conference aims to address various issues faced by the Muslim youth today while providing knowledge and an Iman boost. Expect a weekend full of lectures and workshops from great speakers, Q&A sessions, brothers only/sisters only sessions, and a midnight basketball tournament.
There will be several sisters’ only sessions focusing on topics requested by them. ICNA Sisters Wing will be hosting exclusive sisters’ sessions in Main Hall as well. In addition to this, Youth Conference will also host sessions for sisters only. Stay tuned for full program for further details!
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Young Reciter: age up to 10 years
Freshmen Hafiz: age up to 12 years
Sophomore Hafiz: age up to 14 years
Junior Hafiz: age up to 16 years
The ICNA-MAS Annual Convention team invites the Muslim Youth to showcase its talent at the Spoken Word Competition. We’ve organized an event based on the 50 Years of ICNA serving the Deen of Allah in the United States of America, “Sharing Islam, Serving Humanity”. We wish you the best of luck, and we are excited to experience the talent of Muslim Youth In shaa Allah. Click here for registration and more Info
You have a special invitation to have your children participate in an Islamic Science Poster Exhibition event which will be held on Saturday, March 31st during the ICNA-MAS Annual Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center.
In partnership with MYDT, we will host a show case debate competition during this year’s ICNA Convention in Baltimore, Maryland to promote values of learning the art of debating and to encourage Muslim youth to develop critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and persuasive argumentation skills.
We will take our annual dawah trip to Inner Harbor on Saturday, March 31, afternoon after a dawah workshop. Join us at the workshop and then head to the Inner Harbor. Watch this video for highlights from previous similar outings.
Contestants will be given 15 minutes to prepare a dish utilizing ALL the items provided in the Mystery Basket. Other ingredients can be supplemented using the ICNA Pantry, which can consist of spices, vegetables, fruits, bread, etc… Contestants will be cooking on stage using a burner and will be provided all cooking utensils. Contestant will then be judged by a panel of 3 judges.
Inshaa Allah, ICNA-MAS Convention aims to serve all Muslims with special needs.
Muhsen will provide childcare and buddy services for anyone needing 1-on-1 care. Please RSVP by clicking here
Selected sessions will provide ASL (sign language). Our partners in this regard are Deaf Muslim Association and Global Deaf Muslim organization
We also welcome Islam By Touch who specializes in serving Blind Muslims.
With Muslim Matters, we will host a special session discussing an important topic of “Living with Disability: The Missing Muslims” at 11:45 am to 1:15 pm on Saturday, March 31.
Sh. Yasir Qadhi
Sh. Omar Suleiman
Sh. Yusuf Islahi
Imam Suhaib Webb
Sh. Mikaeel Smith
Sh. Abdul Nasir Jangda
Sh. Abdool Rahman Khan
Sh. Yaser Birjas
Dr. Hatem Bazian
Abdel Rahman Murphy
Sh. Saad Tasleem
Councilman Basheer Jones
Dr. Suzy Ismail
Sh. Mohammed Mana
Ustadh Majed Mahmoud
Sh. Suleiman Hani
Sh. Mohammad Elshinawy
Haji Noor Deen
Over 150 Speakers
You could see the signs of Islam at every turn as women strolled by in hijabs and niqabs and the men with beards and prayer caps. Friendly greetings of “assalamu alaikum” were heard from every nook and corner, and the adhan, the call to prayer, rolled over the waves of sound at prayer times. The remembrance of Allah and His deen echoed from every lecture hall and in-between the educational programs, brothers and sisters explored the booths of books, CDs, prayer mats, halal food, and a seeming endless array of other products and services at the bazaar. (Naureen)
There is a certain high you experience when you are short on sleep, have more caffeine than is healthy in your system, have a terribly long list of things to do, are surrounded by friends in a similar situation, and are at an Islamic conference. If you have not yet had the joy of the experience, you are seriously missing out. (Zainab)
The remembrance of Allah and His deen echoed from every lecture hall and in-between the educational programs, we explored the HUGE bazaar of books, CDs, prayer mats, halal food, and a seeming endless array of other products and services at the bazaar. (Aqeel)
Laughter, heart-warming reunions, rekindled bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood — this convention hosts a Muslim community that is seeking greater knowledge but also the simple joy of connecting with others, and expressing of the pride and joy of being Muslim. People’s lives change at conventions like these. (Sobia)