Weekly Update
ISNA Masjid Development Committee
Green Initiative
ISNA Celebrate Earth Week

“ISNA Green Initiative” invites Muslim communities and individuals to join in observance of Earth Day and a weeklong organized observances and activities across the globe known as Earth Week (April 21-27, 2018) by committing to environmental friendly practices in your individual and community life.
Join Our Annual "Greening Our Ramadan" Campaign

We ask every masjid/Islamic center to adopt and pledge at least the following five practices during the coming Ramadan:

  • Conserve food during Iftar and avoid being wasteful by giving excess food to people in need. Conserve water, especially during wudu.
  • Use relatively quick degradable paper products for Iftar and not at all use styrofoam cups and plates
  • Recycle material, especially plastic water bottles
  • Replace all light bulbs with energy saver bulbs and thus conserve electricity
  • Give a khutbah on the Islamic imperative to conserve and protect the environment

Green Ramadan Webinar

One’s faith commitments are critical for many as to how they perceive the world around them and their responsibilities as a citizen upon this earth. Ecological degradation has become the existential issue confronting the natural order which is not only part of social and economic problems but more importantly it is a moral and ethical issue. In less than a month, Muslim communities around the world will be joining the Sacred Month of Ramadan which ultimate goal is to purify us and brings us closer to our Creator using those things at our reach. Through this process of purification, we can look at our food consumption and our lifestyle as tools to obtain those benefits of Ramadan. So, what are the steps to make our Ramadan more environmentally friendly this year?

ISNA President Azhar Azeez speaks with Tariq Khan from Desi TV'S Executive Edition about ISNA, the upcoming Annual Convention and much more.
(Interview is in Urdu)
55th Annual ISNA Convention
In God We Trust
August 31 - September 3, 2018 | Houston, TX
Featured speaker Zahra Billoo invites you to join her at #ISNA55!
Register by April 30 to receive Early Bird pricing!
Convention Highlights
  • Over 200 Renowned Speakers
  • 500 Vendor Bazaar
  • Entertainment
  • Community Service Recognition Luncheon
  • Qira'at Competition
  • Matrimonial Banquet
  • Art Exhibit
  • Film Festival
  • Health Fair
  • Meet the Author Program
  • Fun Run
  • Photography Exhibit
  • Children's Program
  • MYNA Conference: How to Overcome our Inner and Outer Struggles to Make a Difference
JOB POSTINGS
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ISNA Seeks Transformative Leader:
Executive Director Search Announced  

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) has announced a search for an Executive Director (ED) to lead the organization at a very historic point in its history. The ED is a new position created as a result of the historic overhaul of the organization's bylaws effective January 1, 2018. The former position known as Secretary General has been abolished.

In consultation with the Executive Committee and more broadly the ISNA Board of Directors, the ED will provide visionary and strategic leadership to build on ISNA's history of service to Islam and Muslims in North America. Dr. Asra Ali, chair of the ED search committee emphasizes that "the new ED will use her or his skills and proven senior level management experience to position the organization to achieve excellence in the creation and delivery of programs and services to meet the needs of our diverse and growing Muslim community."

Additional information is available on our website,  www.isna.net/EDsearch
The United States of Love over Hate: A Ramadan Supper Series .
This year, ISNA and   Shoulder to Shoulder   have teamed up with   Se7enFast , and  The People’s Supper  for  The United States of Love over Hate: A Ramadan Supper Series . The primary goal of Ramadan Iftar series is to identify, support, and connect people to Iftars open to interfaith guests across the United States, in order to help facilitate local relationship building among Muslim and non-Muslim communities. 

Shoulder to Shoulder will offer guidance to those already planning Iftars, as well as support to those looking to put together Iftars (including both larger community dinners, as well as home-based dinners). Please contact  info@s2scampaign.org
Additionally, houses of worship are invited to display “Love - Your Neighbors” signs outside their buildings during the month of Ramadan, to show their commitment to standing with and getting to know their neighbors.
 
How do I participate?

REGISTER   a community Iftar
HOST  a home-based supper*
ATTEND  a community or home-based Iftar**
DISPLAY  a “Love -Your Neighbors” sign during Ramadan (and beyond!)

Use #LoveOverHate #MyRamadanDate on social media to share about your suppers!

Please direct all questions to:   info@s2scampaign.org
Action Alerts and Community Resources
Communities nationwide are benefiting from in-depth training, lectures, resources and networking opportunities that ISNA provides through our regional conferences. 

By supporting these events, you are helping us to uplift, inspire and educate others on numerous topics that can improve lives and communities. This lasting impact will positively affect our society as a whole. 

Please become an ISNA Monthly Sustainer to help further our reach and impact together.