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14 Apr, 2015

Over 20,000 Expected at U.S. Convention to Combat Islamophobia

(NEW YORK, NY, April 13, 2015) (ICNA media release) – As part of an ongoing campaign, the Islamic Circle of North America will hold a public convention at the Baltimore Convention Center this weekend to combat Islamophobia and highlight the universal message of peace and love by the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). ICNA is challenging the destructive myths about Muslim Americans that have pervaded the media in recent years.

The ICNA-MAS convention is open to the public and features renowned scholars with solutions designed specifically to address the issues American Muslims are facing today. Attendees are invited to learn directly from Islamic scholars and experts from various disciplines including, religion, economics, finance, social work, child psychology, law, education, and many more. Click here for more details.

The convention offers over 80+ breakout sessions and a comprehensive agenda that includes keynotes, lectures, hands-on workshops, interfaith dialogue, matrimonial services, ethnic food, cultural bazaar and even Islamic entertainment.

ICNA’s campaign, Muhammad (pbuh), includes a public service announcement campaign with 100 billboards across the country, over 100 educational videos, Global Messenger Day featuring over 100 outreach booths, and events in over 25 cities and college campuses along with interfaith seminars dedicated to addressing questions about the Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic faith.

“In this convention we aim to address how Muhammad (pbuh) instituted universal principles of human dignity, justice, fairness, consultation, tolerance and forgiveness, equality of individuals regardless of race or ethnicity, and peaceful co-existence among the nations and peoples of the world,” said Mr. Naeem Baig, the President of Islamic Circle of North America.

The Islamic Circle of North America is a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the application of Islamic values. Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts.