ICNA Convention 2010

MV: *This year Saad (The Muslim Voice Creator) and I (Tariq) will be going to this convention. It will be Saad’s first time and Saad, me and a couple of our friends will be volunteering for MCNA (Young Children of North America)  inshAllah. So if you are going this year then make sure you catch us there inshAllah*

How many of you have ever went or even heard of the ICNA convention in Hartford,Connecticut? Well from May 29-31, 2010 or Memorial Weekend this years ICNA convention will be held. It is a wonderful event filled with many speakers, entertainers, and Muslims from all around the world. Every year the convention has a theme to it. This year the theme is Save Family, Save Society. The speakers there all give speeches that relate to the theme. The speakers will be listed below. Aside from the speakers, there are comedians, nasheed/naat artists, and beautiful Quran reciters. Along with the ICNA convention, the national organizations YM and MSA are holding a Youth conference. On these 3 days both events will be filled with workshops, speeches, entertainment, qi’rat competitions, a cultural bazaar, a children’s area with rides and Camali  and amazing Halal food. During the convention a couple of tournaments will be held. There will be a Brothers/Sisters Dodgeball Tournament and a Brothers Midnight Basketball Tournament. There will be hotels near by.Its not to late to register! Click on the picture below for details!


Imam Siraj Wahhaj Sh. Abdool Rahman Khan
Sh. Mokhtar Maghraoui Dr. Zahid Bukhari
Sh. Yasir Qadhi Sh. Mohammad Iqbal Nadvi
Nouman Ali Khan Yahiya Emerick
Dr. Ingrid Mattson Dr. Mohamed Rida Beshir
Dr. Jamal Badawi* Sh. Ali Sulieman Ali
Sh. Faraz Rabbani Imam Khalid Griggs
Sh. Jafer Sebkhaoui Sh. Omer Sulieman
Dr. Mohammad Sadiq Dr. Mohammad Yunus
Dr. Altaf Hussain Dr. Talat Sultan
Sh. Yasir Fazaga Dr. Ahmadullah Siddiqi
Imam Rauf Zaman Imam Daud Abdul Haqq
Faraz Khan Dr. Daoud Nassimi
Waleed Basyouni Sh. Mohamad Al-Hayek
Lord Nazir Mohammad Majid
Sulayman Nyang Sh. Mohamed Faqih
Kamal el Shaarawy Nihad Awad
Mahdi Bray* Via Live Video Link

6 thoughts on “ICNA Convention 2010

  1. Thanks for the blog post, please feel free to reach out to me at the convention, or pass you contact information at the convention,
    ICNA IT Dept.

  2. How many people are needed for each team in the basketball tournament?.And is it going to be full court or half court?


  3. Your Welcome. The Tournament will be half court 3 on 3 with subs. Inshallah i hope to see you guys there

  4. Dear MAS-ICNA Member:

    We are writing on behalf of our union, UNITE HERE Local 450 and Local 1 in Chicago, the union that represents Chicago hotel workers. We are writing today because the MAS/ICNA Convention is currently scheduled to take place at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare beginning December 21st, a hotel where we and our many co-workers have called for a boycott. We are asking you to move the MAS/ICNA Convention to an alternate location. Please do not meet, eat, or sleep at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare until the dispute is resolved.

    Over the last ten years, we have fought to make Chicago hospitality jobs good jobs with livable wages and family health insurance. Now Hyatt is trying to take away what we have fought for. Our contracts expired over a year ago, and since then we have seen our hours cut and endured massive layoffs. Our hotels are understaffed while our co-workers sit at home in need of work. And now Hyatt wants to freeze our wages for years and take away our good insurance.

    That is why we are making the difficult decision of asking customers like you to boycott the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and not support them with your business. We are willing to sacrifice wages and tips now to get respect and dignity in our workplace, and to ensure that our livelihoods continue to support our health and our loved ones.

    As a Muslim and as a moral person, please honor our struggle and our boycott and do not come to the MAS/ICNA Convention if it is held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. As a leader in the Muslim community and as a consumer, you have the power to bring this company to justice and stop it from treating its employees this way. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Leah Pine at Unite Here Local 1 at (312) 986-3945 x226, or at pinelocal450@gmail.com.


    Abdul Noorani
    Hyatt Regency Chicago, 30 years

    Mohammed I. Sozzer
    Hyatt Regency Chicago, 24 years

    Sezair Murati
    Hyatt Regency Chicago, 10 years

    Mirsad Okanovic
    Hyatt Regency Chicago, 13 years

    Taher Bhatti
    Hyatt Regency Chicago, 20 years

    Bouchra Doghmi
    Hyatt Regency Chicago, 10 years

    Muhammad Tariq
    Hyatt Regency Chicago, 14 years

    Zafar Iqbal
    Hyatt Regency Chicago, 25 years

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