ISNA News and Updates
ISNA Denounces the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold the Travel Ban

We at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) are disheartened by the U.S. Supreme Court’s majority opinion in United States v. State of Hawaii in upholding the travel ban targeting Muslim-majority countries. This is a dark chapter in our American history. 

The Supreme Court’s ruling is misaligned with our nation’s professed values and is clear evidence of the historical continuation of discriminatory policies towards people of color, immigrant populations, and religious minorities. Today’s ruling joins the regretful ranks of the Korematsu Decision, which separated Japanese-American families, and forced them to live in internment camps during World War II. Like Korematsu, and other unfortunate episodes in America’s history, this case will be seen by future generations as cause for national remorse. 

In a statement, ISNA President Azhar Azeez said: “Maintaining family unity is the cornerstone of a healthy and stable society. This ruling will instead exacerbate the status quo of families being torn apart; mothers unable to hold their infants; funerals of grandparents unattended; and siblings separated by oceans. Although today’s ruling implicitly upholds the clear and direct animus this administration holds towards Muslims and Islam, the impact of this pain will be felt by our entire country.”

While we are deeply hurt, our spirit is not broken, and we are appreciative of the support from our allies. Like our partners, we remain committed to the political process, and draw upon our faith values of pluralism, freedom of religion, equity, and justice to ensure that everyone in our society is treated with human dignity as the sisters and brothers that God created us to be. 

Criminalizing religious communities isn’t just morally wrong; it also doesn’t keep us any safer. Our organization remains committed to ensuring healthcare for all people, sensible gun safety measures, food security for all, and the protection of our environment so that our planet remains habitable for all people, especially the most vulnerable among us. We will continue to work on these issues to ensure that our nation provides true opportunities for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

As Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor forcefully stated in her dissenting opinion, ”The court blindly accepts the government’s invitation to sanction an openly discriminatory policy and is essentially replacing one gravely wrong decision with another.” Today’s ruling is a dark chapter, but it is only one chapter in an evolving story, one we will continue to participate in.  

Many people around the country are having a tough time processing and explaining this ruling to their children. The Family and Youth Institute (FYI) has created a toolkit to assist parents with these difficult and painful conversations -

ISNA President Azhar Azeez Recognized for Outstanding National Leadership

Over the weekend, ISNA President Azhar Azeez received an award at the Dallas Muslim Medical Alliance Annual Banquet in recognition of his outstanding national leadership. The award was presented by its president, Dr. Amer Shakil, and California Congressman Eric Swalwell. The event gathered 350 medical doctors under one roof. Dr.  Sherif Zaafran,  president of the Texas Medical Board, delivered the keynote address.
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Community Outreach Program

We are excited to announce a special ISNA Convention community outreach program in which masajid, Islamic schools, and organizations receive 5% of ticket sales from their members. The masjid, school or organization with the most ticket sales will receive 10% of the ticket sales of their registrations.

How it works:
  • Join the program by filling out our online form here and ISNA will add your masjid, school or organization's name to the registration form
  • Encourage your members to register for the ISNA Convention and select your masjid, school or organization's name on the registration page
  • Each participating masjid or organization will receive 5% of the ticket sale of registrations using their code
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Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA)
Looking for a really fun, youth-focused and youth-led camp this summer? Want the perfect way to make the most out of your time off? 

Come experience an inspiring, eye-opening, exciting and HYPE 7 days and 6 nights at one of our 6 MYNA Summer Regional Camps. Zip lining, canoeing, kayaking, swimming––YES, for sisters too––archery, and bonfires are just some of the activities that you will not want to miss out on! 

Don't live close to the camp? No worries! When MYNA calls a camp regional, we provide optional transportation from major cities nearby to get you and your whole group to camp. Come meet Muslim youth from outside of your local community and connect with the greater MYNA family!

Plus, with this summer’s theme, Queens of Hearts, campers will get a chance to learn more about the amazing women that lived during the time of our Beloved Prophet (SAW).
 
Trust us: you won’t want to miss this.

Have questions about how MYNA Camps run? Check out our FAQ section:  https://www.myna.org/faq/ .

For more info and to register, visit:   https://www.myna.org/summercamp/

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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. 

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