May 2017
"The speaker was very willing to address the students' questions and concerns, and gave the class much to consider.  The speaker did a good job speaking directly to the students." -
 Host from Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School
In April and May, the ISB presented:

American Muslims: Beliefs and Practices

The ISB presents to the following:

Agnes Scott College 

April Life Skills Program

Alif Festival Booth

Coffee With a Muslim

Emory Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 
Hillside International Truth Center's 50+Club

Mesun Hospice

Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Rotary Club

Synchronicity Theatre - Strait of Gibraltar

Texas Peace Summit

Trinity Presbyterian Church

Walton High School MSA

The ISB thanks our presenters:

Asif Saberi
Corey Brown
Fairyal Maqbool-Halim
Hina Mahmood
Huma Faruqi
Mansour Ansari
Nabile Safdar
Noor Abbady
Rashid Naim
Salma Stoman
Soumaya Khalifa
Talha Faruqi
Tariq Abdul-Haqq

To request a presentation or workshop, please click  here.
To request an Interfaith panel, click here.



(404) 632-3550

ISB Atlanta
P.O. Box 723426,
Atlanta, GA  31139

Muslims around the world will be observing the holy month of Ramadan. The month is expected to start on May 27th according to calculations of the new moon. The ISB would also like to wish Muslims who celebrate this important month "Ramadan Kareem!" or "Blessed Ramadan!" We offer presentations about Ramadan and the Muslim holidays. To schedule a presentation, please click  here. In this giving season of Ramadan, please consider donating to us here to build bridges of understanding. Donations are tax-deductible.  As always, thank you for your continued support, encouragement, and contributions. 

As we approach Memorial Day, the ISB would like to recognize, honor and commemorate the sacrifices of countless Americans. It is through their efforts that, among other things, we can proudly claim to be a nation that honors freedom of religion and the diversity of all Americans. The ISB salutes all the men and women who served and are serving our country! More than 5,000 Muslims Serve in the US Military and American Muslim veterans express pride in serving their nation through military service and sacrifice. Please click here for more information.

We also would like to congratulate all those who are graduating this season! A warm congrats to one of our ISB speakers, Dr. Salma Stoman, who recently graduated from Mercer University College of Pharmacy with a Pharm.D. We wish Salma and all graduates success in their future endeavors.


Soumaya Khalifa
ISB Executive Director
Media and the American Muslim Community: A Panel Discussion

On April 29th, the AJC hosted a panel about the Perception of Muslims in the Media for a group of journalists.  The panel was organized by the   Georgia chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and  moderated by the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor Kevin Riley.  The panelists were Noor Abbady from the ISB, Edward Mitchell from CAIR, and  Shuaib Hanief from    Please read the article about this event here. 
ISB Gives Invocation at WICERS 2017 Conference!

On April 14th, ISB speaker Noor Abbady gave the invocation at the 2017 WICERS Conference ( Women in Construction, Engineering and Related Services) Awards and Recognition Luncheon.  WICERS is an organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the construction and engineering fields.

The luncheon was attended by approximately 250 people in the field of engineering.  The Keynote speaker was Jeffrey T. Halter, President of YWomen. Recipient of the WICERS 9th Calvary Buffalo Soldier Award was Mayor Kasim Reed, who gave an empowering talk about the impact of women in his cabinet. The second award recipient was  Eloisa Klementich, President and CEO of Invest Atlanta.

Noor Abbady  was humbled to commence the awards luncheon with a  lifting prayer in which she asked God to  grant everyone success with compassion, growth with humbleness, and knowledge with character. 
ISB Presents to Texas Peace Summit

On May 7th, ISB Executive Director Soumaya Khalifa  was honored to speak at Texas Peace Summit. Khalifa  offered compassionate advice on how to guide interfaith conversations and gatherings.  She spoke about the different ways one can do interfaith work and how to engage in it. She concluded saying, "Interfaith work is the civil rights movement of the 21st century. Interfaith work is not just a choice, it's a must."  Please read a newspaper article about the event  here. 
ISB Delivers for Emory 's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Program
ISB Speaker Noor Abbady presents to Osher Lifelong Learner Institute at Emory University.

The Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta presented eight exciting sessions about Islam to Emory's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) program for the Spring semester. 

ISB Booth at 12th Annual Alif Atlanta Arab Festival!
Talha Faruqi interacts with attendees.

Tariq Abdul-Haqq set up the ISB booth.
Amanda Shaikh greets attendees.
ISB at the Cultural Festival at Peeple's Elementary 

ISB Speakers Amani ElGhororoury and Salma Stoman represented the ISB in the Peeples Elementary Cultural Arts Festival. Children learned about different cultures and countries. 
ISB Meets International Delegation

ISB Executive Director Soumaya Khalifa spoke about the work of the  Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta  to an international delegation invited by the US State Department through  Georgia Council for International Visitors . Khalifa had interesting conversation with guests from Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Algeria, Mali, and Lebanon. 
ISB Participates in Rotary Club Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

On May 4th, the  Rotary  C lub  celebrated the National Day of Prayer in Alpharetta, Georgia.  The event provided a true 'interfaith' experience for attendees.  Soumaya participated in sharing at the Interfaith Prayer Breakfast.

ISB's New Initiative: Coffee With a Muslim!

The ISB is proud to announce a new initiative Coffee With a Muslim in which members from the ISB  provide coffee and speakers to talk to community members that would like to meet a Muslim, ask questions, or just hang out!  On April 29th and May 13th, ISB Speakers Amanda Shaikh, Alan Howard, and Mansour Ansari met at Ebrik Coffee Room in Decatur and Java Cats CafĂ© in Grant Park.  The speakers addressed questions about Ramadan and other holidays celebrated by Muslims, the role of women in Islam, and more.  Please stay tuned with more of these events by liking our Facebook page  here.

ISB Speakers Amanda Shaikh and Alan Howard with attendees

Upcoming Events
Children's Museum of Atlanta
ISB speakers Hina Mahmood and Talha Faruqi will perform a Ramadan and Eid Puppet show on June 24th at 11 am and 1 pm at the Children's Museum of Atlanta. 
ISB will also conduct an arts and crafts session. We look forward to presenting to your children soon! For more information, please click here.

Interfaith Conference

Three panels with Christian, Muslim and Jewish representatives will  discuss the contemporary nature of inter-religious  dialogue and its  relationship to Human Rights issues such as Islamophobia, racism,  and curtailment of civil rights in the US and Turkey. ISB Speaker Fairyal Halim will be speaking on a panel a t this interfaith conference. Please click here for more information.
Volunteer Opportunity: 12th Year of Summer Lunch Program!

The annual  Summer  Lunch Program begins June 8th and continues through  July 28th.  This is the 12th year  the ISB and Islamic Community Center of Atlanta are participating with local churches in Fayette County to provide free  lunches to children in our community.   Your generous support is needed to make this project possible.  Please see the flier for details.