47th ICNA-MAS Annual Convention
Memorial Day Weekend 2022 in Baltimore, MD
السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللّهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ
Alhamdulillah, this past weekend, Muslims from across the country gathered to attend the ICNA-MAS Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. This event is the largest gathering of Muslims in the United States, featuring renowned speakers and national leadership along with a huge bazar, Halal food courts, a parallel youth conference, health clinic, childcare, career fair, and more. This year, after a 2 year hiatus due to pandemic, the ICNA-MAS Convention welcomed more than 21,000 attendees. Event hosted 160+ sessions over the long weekend with close to 200 speakers and presenters. Young attendees also participated in Quran memorization and recitation, Spoken Word, Hackathon, Debate and Speech Competitions. The bazar, which welcomed Islamic clothing shops, art, skincare, and different charities and Muslim businesses, had 535 booths buzzing with activities. Such an effort is a feat of logistics and planning, so to make it all happen, our organizers thank the 700+ volunteers, who ushered attendees, helped at registration, manned the booths, and moderated the sessions, and much more! This year’s convention was a much needed gathering of our Muslim community, and we are so excited to host you all again in Baltimore, Maryland, during Memorial Day weekend in 2023 inshallah.
Photo Credit: Najam Abbasi, Asim Mushtaq