The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) 51st Annual Conference was held from August 29-September 1, 2014 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. This year’s theme was-“Generations Rise: Elevating the Muslim American Culture”.
VOA Deewa & VOA Urdu teamed up to Interview the President of ISNA, Imam Mohamed Magid.
Thousands gathered to hear former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speak at ISNA.
Imams, Muslim chaplains and Muslim leaders who represent Muslim communities across North America and beyond signed a declaration promoting respect and equality of women.
Nigerian delegation and VOA Deewa’s Niala Mohammad
Hundreds of protestors walked the streets of downtown Detroit chanting “Let Gaza Live”.
ISNA’s Matrimonial Banquet registration line was packed!! ISNA also provides a web-based online matrimonial service that helps Muslim men and women seek a spouse.
Prayers were held 5 times daily in the main hall.
The ISNA Bazaar had over 500 booths with vendors from all over the Muslim world selling clothes, art, books, jewelry, vitamins, perfumes, and much more. There were several halal food vendors and a mini-carnival with rides for children.
Hundreds of informative sessions were held on everything from marriage to Islamic banking.
ISNA’s Entertainment night included comedian Azhar Usman and signer/songwriter Zeshan Badewadi.
Our colleague Shoab Zada found Canada!!! Its a 10 minute ride from Detroit, Michigan to Windsor, Ontario, Canada across the bridge.