AsSalamu Alaikum waRahmatullahi waBarakatuh,
It is with the overwhelming joy and sense of honor that we would like to thank each and every brother and sister, young and old, all attendees of the ICNA-MAS Convention along with the hundreds of volunteers who made it a success, Alhamdulillah.
We apologize for any inconvenience you might have experienced during the convention and pray to Allah (SWT) for His forgiveness. We understand that wait time for food was excessive and we will work closely with the convention center to resolve this issue in 2020. We would appreciate if you please feel free to identify the area(s) where we should rectify or improve in the future, Insha Allah. We would remain ever grateful to you for your suggestions. Please click here to share with us your valuable feedback.
We also invite you to register for the 2020 ICNA-MAS Convention on April 10-12 in Washington, DC. Inshaa Allah. Click here to register. https://icna.
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We would like to request you to make special duaas for all attendees, speakers, volunteers and staff. May Allah (SWT) reward everyone immensely, Ameen. May Alalh (SWT) enable you and all of us to serve His cause in the best possible manner and be included among the most beloved servants of Allah in the Hereafter. Please join us in recognizing that all good comes from Allah (SWT) and Allah (SWT) alone.
Jazak Allah Khairan.
ICNA-MAS Convention Team
Special Events @ ICNA-MAS Convention
Are you excited for 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 Relief will distribute hot meals and hygiene kits in Washington DC. The distribution will take place after Duhr prayers on Saturday, April 20, Inshaa Allah.
Alhamdulillah, we will be hosting several sessions in local languages on Friday and Saturday evenings. Please stay tuned for program for topics and speakers.
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 to give free immigration advice to convention attendees as a public service.
Saturday, April 20, from 10 am to 1:00 pm
Stay tuned for more information.
24 hr Coding Competition:
This Hackathon is an opportunity for creative problem solvers in the Muslim Community to sit down and Hack an Idea! You can work on any project that either solves a problem or creates an opportunity for the Muslim community in North America.
Participate as an individual or team and win existing total CASH prize. $1,500 & more. Click here for more details
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.
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!
We will take our annual dawah trip outdoors on Saturday, April 20, afternoon after a dawah workshop. Join us at the workshop and then head out for street dawah. 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.
Sh. Yasir Qadhi
Sh. Omar Suleiman
Sh. Yusuf Islahi
Sh. Abdool Rahman Khan
Sh. Tawfique Chowdhury
Sh. Waleed Basyouni
Sh. Abdul Nasir Jangda
Sh. Yaser Birjas
Sh. Mikaeel Smith
Dr. Hatem Bazian
Abdel Rahman Murphy
Over 150 Speakers
Sh. Saad Tasleem
Imam Khalid Griggs
Imam Shabir Ally
Dr. Suzy Ismail
Ustadh Majed Mahmoud
Sh. Mohammad Elshinawy
Mufti Hussain Kamani
Dr. Altaf Husain
Dr. Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil
Sh. Suleiman Hani
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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)