MARCH 2017
"I'd like to thank Noor for her masterful presentation on Islam, health, and illness.The nursing students in the classroom were incredibly engaged and excited and left her session with unexpected perspectives on the subject. Noor's enthusiasm and passion for the subject, along with her gifts as a speaker, made the day very exciting for our students and for us faculty as well." - Host from Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
In February and March, the ISB presented:

American Muslims: Beliefs and Practices

ARISE Workshop

The ISB presents to the following:

Church of the New Covenant Presbyterian Church

The Comparative and International Education Society

Georgia Tech MSA

Hamzah Islamic Center

Islamic Community Center of Atlanta

Madina institute

Marist School

Piedmont Henry Hospital CPE Program

Roswell Community Masjid

Scottish Rite Children's Hospital

Suffa Masjid, Kennesaw

The ISB thanks our presenters:

Amani El Ghoroury
Amin Tomeh
Amjad Taufique
Basma Elashker
Bukhari Nuriddin
Emad Hamid
Fairyal Halim
Faraz Iqbal
Hina Mahmood
Noor Abbady
Rania Atef
Ruwa Romman
Salma Stoman
Sara Fatima
Soumaya Khalifa
Talha Faruqi
Tariq Abdul-Haqq

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



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ISB Atlanta
P.O. Box 723426,
Atlanta, GA  31139
40 Under Forty Georgia Muslims Honored at the State Capitol!

On March 13th, the ISB recognized 40 Under Forty members for their achievements at the prestigious "Honoring 40 Under Forty Georgia Muslims at the State Capitol." Honorees also took a photo with Governor Nathan Deal. The event was a joint effort by the state law-makers and Georgia Secretary of State to honor Georgia's  American Muslims and recognize some of the most prominent and innovative voices in the fields of medicine, business, law, government, politics, academic, arts, science, and more. State Senator Steve Henson honored the 40 Under Forty Georgia Muslims with an official Senate Resolution for their contribution to the welfare of the State of Georgia. The ISB thanks Senator Steve Henson for his leadership and commitment to an inclusive Georgia.  Congratulations to the honorees!   Click here to view  the resolution.
Atlanta Muslims Raise over $20,000 to Fight Hunger in Atlanta! 
photocredit: Louie Favorite 

On March 5, 2017 over 600 members of the Atlanta Muslim communities participated in the Atlanta Community Food Bank Hunger Walk/Run.  They raised over $20,000 to help fight hunger in Atlanta.  Over 18 organizations came together under the Islamic Speakers Bureau's umbrella to participate in this year's Hunger Walk/Run.  This is the 8th year that the Atlanta Muslim Community has participated in the walk.  From the different organizations, Gwinnett Islamic Circle had the most registrants and the ISB would like to congratulate them.  We also would like to thank all the teams and their members for participating and raising money for a very worthy cause. 

The Atlanta Muslim Community team with Atlanta Community Food Bank  president  Kyle  Waide and ISB Executive Director Soumaya Khalifa. Photocredit: Louie Favorite

Upcoming ISB New Speaker Training Session!

In today's highly polarized environment, do people ask you questions about Islam and Muslims? Are you able to answer them effectively? Do you want to provide a different narrative about American Muslims? Are you able to stand in front of audiences and speak about Islam and Muslims ? The Islamic Speakers Bureau's New Speaker Training is for you! Would you like to become a member of the ISB?

The ISB  New   Speaker  training is an interactive session, offered by ISB veteran  speakers .  Training will include breakfast and lunch. Space is limited.

What: ISB  New   Speaker  Training
When: March 25, 2017 from 10am - 2pm

Please register and RSVP for the training here.
ISB Media Workshop a Success!
Soumaya Khalifa welcomes attendees to the ISB Media Workshop.
Edina Lekovic, from MPAC, states, " One of your greatest powers is your lived experience as an American Muslim." 
The ISB's media training was conducted by Ms. Edina Lekovic and Mr. Salam Al-Marayati from the Muslim Public Affairs Council. The training was very well attended.  The objectives of the training included providing attendees with tools to frame answers and techniques in answering questions when engaging with different types of media. The attendees had  several opportunities for role plays.  
ISB Presents to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital
ISB Speaker Noor Abbady presents to  intern chaplains and their supervisors.
ISB Presents New Workshop ARISE!

ISB Presents to Mosques for Visit A Mosque Day
ISB member Hina Mahmood presents at Suffa Masjid in Kennesaw.
ISB Member Amjad Taufique presents at Suffa Masjid in Kennesaw.
ISB Members Faraz Iqbal, Fairyal Halim, and Sara Fatima present at Roswell Community Masjid. 
ISB Members Tariq Abdul-Haqq and Rania Atef present at Madina Institute.
ISB Makes Meal Bags for Children's Health Care of Atlanta!


On February 25th, the ISB volunteered to make m eal bags for the families of children in the hospital at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The ISB, led by volunteer coordinator Amani El Ghoroury, collaborated with members of the Atlantic  Institute Istanbul Center, Islamic Community Center of Atlanta, and Emory Presbyterian Church. 

Pastor Jill Oglesby Evans from Emory Presbyterian Church and Amin Tomeh from the ISB ended the afternoon with a heartwarming prayer.  The ISB sends our well wishes  to Pastor Jill Oglesby Evans on her retirement which took place on March 13.