Since it’s inception in 1968, ICNA and it’s membership have worked tirelessly for the well being of American Muslims. ICNA has several thriving entities working in various spheres such as ICNA Relief, HHRD, ICNA’s Council for Social Justice, YM Brothers, YM Sisters, WhyIslam, ICNA Sisters, MCNA, Gain Peace, ILF, and multiple Islamic Centers, Masajid and schools.
With every passing year, ICNA aims to benefit the Muslim American community and to tackle the new challenges we face in our constantly evolving environment. Our goal is to help develop an authentic Muslim American identity that is true to the Qur’an and Sunnah, serve as a unifying voice for Muslims, and encourage collaboration with people of other faiths.
ICNA recognizes the difficulty that COVID caused in these past two years, especially in our community. With masajid, Islamic Centers, and various religious organizations closing due to the pandemic – we knew that, our community was missing the environment of togetherness. With this in mind, we aimed to bring Muslims from across the United States together, all across the country, through conventions, Muslim Family Days at various theme parks, and other events.
To sum up our events in the past year:
ICNA New Jersey hosted Muslim Family Day at Six Flags with more than 18,000 participants, the Dallas Muslim Festical was held at Southfork Ranch with over 25,000 participants, the Chicago Festival had 18,000 participants, and the ICNA Muslim Family Day in Maryland had 5,500 participants.
Adding on to that, various conventions were held this year. The ICNA National Convention in Baltimore gathered over 22,000 participants, the Houston garnered over 4,000 participants, and the ICNA Mid Atlantic convention was attended by over 6,000 individuals.
In past few years, the North American Muslim community has become more vibrant than ever before. Recognizing that, ICNA hosted various events in the spirit of bringing our community together to learn. Hence in the past six months, the total attendance for these events has exceeded over 100,000 people. ICNA hopes to continue its mission in engaging with other faith communities and interfaith organizations, and pursuing its commitment to building a Muslim community that is active and visible in the greater society.
We ask that you join hands with us in helping us work for the Deen of Allah swt, to be Witnesses for Justice, to preserve our moral and family values and above all to seek the pleasure of Allah SWT.
Your brother in Islam,
Dr. Mohsin Ansari
Islamic Circle of North America
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