Islamic Society of North America to hold ‘Community Day’ in Bay Area, CA

ISNA, Islamic Society of North America logo. Photo: email from ISNA

The Islamic Society of North America, Muslim leaders, and public officials have planned a special community day in the Bay Area scheduled for March 4, 2023.

The full-day program planned along with an evening celebration banquet, includes sessions throughout the day touching on topics pertaining to youth, contemporary challenges, and political empowerment and activism.

Session I
Recitation from the Holy Qur’an: Qari Zakariae el-Mekkaoui
Welcome Remarks: Br. Athar Siddiqee, SBIA Chairman & Co-chair of the event
ISNA and You: Br. Azhar Azeez, former ISNA President & Board Member
Rise to the Challenge with Hope and Faith: Br. Safaa Zarzour, ISNA President
Moderator: Br. Basharat Saleem, ISNA Executive Director.

Announcement of ISNA meeting March 4, 2023 in Bay Area. Photo: South Bay Islamic Society flyer

Session II (Youth and Parents)
Real Talk: Beyond Our Comfort Zone
Speakers: Sr. Salwa Syed and Br. Monem Salam
Moderator: Br. Salman Khan

Session III
Living Islam: Fiqhi Solutions for Contemporary Problems
Speakers: Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Ustadha Muslema Purmul
Moderator: Dr. Mohammed Rajabally

Asr Prayer

Session IV
Representation Matters: Political Empowerment and Activism
Honorable Alex Lee, California State Assembly Member
Honorable Aisha Wahab, California State Senator
Br. Omar Torres, San Jose City Council Member
Br. Omar Din, Sunnyvale Vice Mayor
Moderator: Br. Sajid Khan, Public Defender and Activist

Maghrib Prayer

Celebration Banquet
Recitation: Qari Zakariae el-Mekkaoui
Welcome Remarks: Honorable Matt Mahan, Mayor of San Jose
Short speeches from goverment officials and guests
Guest speaker: Ustadha Muslema Purmul
Road Ahead: Br. Azhar Azeez
Keynote address: Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans
Concluding Remarks & Du’a: Br. Safaa Zarzour
Emcee: Br. Basharat Saleem, ISNA Executive Director

Isha Prayer

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