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ISNA 1998 Annual Convention

Friday, September 4
5:00 - 5:30 am Salat al Fajr (Iqamah 5:15)

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Pre-Convention Workshops

1. Enhancing Teamwork in Islamic Organizations
Iqbal J. Unus - Room 260

2. Leadership Development in the Muslim Community
Rafik Beekun - Room 263

3. Effective Communication in Islamic Work
Dilnawaz Siddiqui - Room 267

1:15 - 2:30 PM
Salat al Jumah (Second Adhan at 1:30) Hall 5
Khateeb: Muzammil Siddiqi

2:45 - 4:30 PM
Session 1 Hall 4
Welcome and Inauguration
Recitation from the Qur'an: M. Abu Zahir Ansari
ISNA President: Muzammil Siddiqi
IMA President: Ayman Rayes
AMSE President: Mukhlesur Rahman
AMSS President: Salahuddin Malik
MSA President: Mohammed Salem Omeish
MYNA President: Huma Chowdri
NAIT Chairman: Bassam Osman
Convention Chairman: Abdul Wahab
Program Chairman: Iqbal Unus
Steering Committee Chairman: Rashid Qureshi

Islamic Shura Council of North America
The Community Mosque: Jamil Al-Ami
Islamic Circle of North America: Mohammed Yunus
Muslim American Society: W. D. Muhammad
Islamic Society of North America: Muzammil Siddiqi

Muslim World Organizations:
Organization of the Islamic Conference, Secretary General Azeddin
Muslim World Congress, Secretary General Abdullah Salah Al-Obeid;
World Assembly of Muslim Youth, Secretary General Maneh Aljohani;
International Council for Da'wah and Relief, Secretary Kamel Al-Sharif

Moderator: Secretary General ISNA Sayyid M. Syeed

4:45 - 6:00 PM
Session 2 Hall 4
Civil Society: An Islamic Perspective
Speakers: Kamal Hassan, Besir Atalay
Moderator: S. Imtiaz Ahmad
Allah is the Lord of the worlds, not just of a particular race or
religious group. All humans are created equal. By recognizing Allah as
the source of guidance, practicing social justice and exercising social
responsibility, we can build the civil society.

6:00 - 8:15 PM Dinner Atrium
6:00 - 6:30 PM Salat al Asr (Iqamah 6:15) Hall 5
7:30 - 8:00 PM Salat al Maghrib (Iqamah 7:35) Hall 5

8:15 - 10:30 PM
Session 3 Hall 4
(a) ISNA Human Dignity Award to President of Mauritius
Citation: Muzammil Siddiqi
Introduction: Rafik Beekun
Acceptance: President Cassam Uteem of Mauritius
The Award is a recognition of the many services rendered by President
Cassam Uteem of Mauritius to uphold and enhance human dignity of all
citizens of Mauritius including Muslims.

(b) Human Dignity: The Islamic Concept
Panelists: Jamal Badawi, Manazir Ahsan
Moderator: Dilnawaz Siddiqui
Human dignity is defined conceptually on the basis of the Qur'an and
Hadith. The focus will be on the Muslim's responsibility to respect and
protect the dignity and rights of all human beings in all socioeconomic
and political environments.

(c) Congressman David Bonnier, House Minority Leader

10:30 -11:00 PM Salat al 'Isha (Iqamah 10:45)

Saturday, September 5
5:00 - 5:30 AM Salat al Fajr (Iqamah 5:15)

9:00 - 10:30 AM
Session 4A Hall 4
Human Dignity and the Muslim World: The Case of Pakistan and Algeria
Panelist: Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Abdelhamid Brahimi
Moderator: Muzammil Siddiqi
Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Amir (President) of Jamaat-i-Islami Pakistan will
speak on issue of human dignity in the Pakistani context. Abdelhamid
Brahimi, former Prime Minister of Algeria, will address human dignity
issues in Algeria.

Session 4B Room 263
Media and Muslims
Panelists: Maha ElGenaidi, Ibrahim Hooper, Nazir Khaja
Moderator: Saleem Bajwa
Role of the media in public opinion/policy formation is analyzed and
issues such as selectivity of the mainstream media are explored. Abuse
of freedom of speech and negative image of Islam/Muslims in the media
and Internet are discussed, as are Muslim responses and Muslim efforts
to cultivate the media. Interested participants are invited to volunteer
for ISNA's media activities.

Session 4C Room 122-123 and Room 126-127
Social Services: Assessment and Delivery
Panelists: Sandra K. Rana, Farzana Hamid, Bashir Ahmad
Moderator: Abdul Basit
Muslims can play a significant role in multi-faith, nonprofit, or
governmental organizations by bringing Islamic solutions to the problems
faced by Muslims and non-Muslims in the communities we live in. This
interaction promotes a better understanding of Islam and helps Muslims
to bring Islamic teachings and practices to American society. Examples
of social service issues include dysfunctional families; behavioral
problems among adolescents; high divorce rate, clinical and mental
health issues, Islamic perspectives in psychotherapy, work ethics, etc.

Session 4D Room 266
Models for Muslim Community Life in America
Panelists: Sulayman Nyang, Maha ElGenaidi
Moderator: Ameena Jundali
Muslim community life can be enriched by exchange and study of community
experiences, and by launching a motivated effort to enhance the quality
of individual and collective relationships and actions within the
community, with the Islamic teaching of shura (consultation), naseeha
(advice) and ta'awun (cooperation) as the bedrock. [Networking in
Communities: A sample of the 'Community Calendar' on computer disks will
be available upon request.]

Session 4E Room 267
Education: Raising a Generation in Dignity
Panelists: Abdalla Idris Ali, Freda Shamma, Ahmad Sakr
Moderator: Maqbool Ahmad
Knowledge is the source of dignity and confidence as it is only a
knowledgeable individual who values his or her own dignity and cherishes
the dignity of others. Positive and concrete steps are indicated towards
the goal of providing basic education for the next generation, and
eradicating illiteracy and ignorance among all.

Session 4F Room 275
Human Dignity in Action: Know Your Rights
Panelists: Nihad Awad, Kamran Memon
Moderator: Talal Sunbulli
This session will deal with the rights of individuals, organizations and
communities in the US and Canada; how these rights may be violated and
how to know and protect one's rights.

Session 4G Room 274
Indian Muslim Relief Committee (IMRC): Meeting
Panelists: Maulana Sirajul Hassan, TBA
Moderator: Manzoor Ghori
The experiences of Muslims living as a minority in India are discussed,
with particular reference to the relief and rehabilitation work being
rendered by an ISNA-affiliated American Muslim organization.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Session 5A Hall 4
Leadership Role for Muslims towards Human Dignity, Equality and Justice
Panelist: Ramsey Clark, Sarah Flounders, Mahboob Khan
Moderator: Jamal Barzinji
The session will deal with ways and means of promoting policies and
programs for freedom, peace and justice within the US and abroad. It
will explore how to educate fellow Americans, American leadership and
the media on these issues, foster cooperation between American Muslims
and the society at large, mobilize them to support projects aimed at
promoting freedom, peace and justice.

Session 5B Room 276
Elections '98: A Muslim Plan of Action
Panelists: Hesham Reda, Mujahid Ramadan, Agha Saeed, Omar Ahmad
Moderator: Shabbir Safdar
Muslim advocacy organizations are the medium through which the Muslim
presence is manifested in the society at large. Each of the four
organizations, Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPAC), American Muslim
Council (AMC), American Muslim Alliance (AMA) and Council on American
Islamic Relations (CAIR), represented in this session focuses on an
important area with their own vision and strategy. Panelists will
discuss issues that concern and shape the Muslim presence in America.

Session 5C Room 263
Women's Role in Human Dignity Issues
Panelists: Anne Sofie Roald, Ilham Altalib
Moderator: Khadija Haffajee
Panelists will discuss models of women's role in issues related to human
dignity, focusing on the Islamic
model, the Western model, models among peoples of other faiths, as well
as Islamic teachings on this subject.

Session 5D Room 267
Islamic Values in Mental Health Services
Panelists: Muhammad Alam, Attia Sweillam, Imat Amidjaya
Moderator: Abdul Basit
Modern psychiatry reflects Western values and culture, with major
schools of psychotherapy emerging during an era of individualism.
Methods and techniques developed in the West may not be suitable for
treating American Muslims whose religious and socio-cultural backgrounds
are quite different. Psychotherapeutic interventions must be reexamined
in the light of Islamic beliefs and values.

Session 5E Room 264
Muslim Heritage in America: A Traveling Exhibition
Panelist: Ted Swigon, Tipu Ahmad
Moderator: M. Abdul Hai
ISNA has initiated work on a traveling exhibition that will bring Muslim
heritage in America to American cities and communities to educate and
inspire Americans of all faiths and persuasions. ISNA consultant on this
project will present the work being done and solicit input, suggestions
and guidance.

Session 5F Room 122-123 and Room 126-127
Minority Rights in Islamic Lands
Panelists: Jamal Badawi, Murad Hofmann
This session will focus on the rights of non-Muslim minorities within
the framework of Islamic law and heritage, as well as the practice of
such rights in contemporary Muslim societies.

Session 5G Room 261-262
Charitable Planning - Everybody Wins
Panelists: Mir M. Ali, Steve Pruiett, Curt Ferguson, David J. McDaniel
Moderator: M. Ashraf Balti
The ways and means of charitable planning; the rationale for
implementing a charitable plan; the incomparable tax advantages of
charitable programs; who is a candidate for charitable planning.

12:30 - 2:30 PM Lunch Atrium and concession stalls
1:45 - 2:15 PM Salat al Zuhr (Iqamah 1:45) Hall 4

2:30 - 4:00 PM
Session 6A Hall 4
Fiqh of Muslim Minorities
Panelists: Taha Jabir Alalwani, Jamal Badawi
Moderator: Dawoodur Rahman
The dignity of a Muslim is being continuously challenged in societies
where they are a minority. What guidance is provided by Islamic
jurisprudence in meeting some of these challenges? Is there room for
ijtihad in this context?

Session 6B Room 122-123 and 126-127
Reaching Out with Dignity: Diversity and Sensitivity Training
Panelists: Ameena Jandali, Maha ElGenaidi
Reaching Out to Corporate Employees and Managers: 'Cultural Diversity'
training is provided and in some cases, required by most companies. This
seminar will teach you how to educate others about Islam. For
corporations, the emphasis is on teaching sensitivity towards Muslim
religious practices on the job. Reaching Out to Law Enforcement:
'Cultural Diversity' training is required for law enforcement agencies
and police officers. This seminar will teach you how to incorporate
training about the local Muslim community in existing diversity training
programs. For law enforcement, the emphasis is on teaching protocols for
interacting with Muslim individuals and institutions.

Session 6C Room 276
Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Prisoners of Conscience in the US
Panelists: Michael Kennedy, Matt Piers, John Sugg, Sami Al-Arian, David
Moderator: Abdurahman Alamoudi
Legal and media experts on the panel will address issues of
constitutional rights, due process, and civil liberties for Muslims and
Muslim organizations. Wives of some of the Muslim prisoners of
conscience in the US speak about the unfounded cases against their
husbands and what has that meant for their families.

Session 6D Room 275
Human Dignity in the Workplace
Panelists: Eric Vicker, Zafar Hasan, Muhammad Nimer
Moderator: Waheed Akbar
The workplace in North America is a focal point of personal and group
achievements as well as of tests and tensions in human relationships.
Respect for oneself and others, and the dynamics of the workplace, are
important issues for practicing Muslims. The work environment and
related laws and customs will be discussed from legal and management
points of view.

Session 6E Room 274
Medical Aspects of Human Dignity
Panelists: Shahid Athar, Ilham Altalib, Wahhaj Ahmad
Moderator: Azhar Ali Khan
Assisted suicide - death with dignity? The AIDS patient, genetic
forecasting of future illnesses, cloning humans, patient's rights versus
physician's duties, medical ethics from Nuremberg to Tuskegee. These and
related issues will be discussed by Muslims physicians specializing in
medical ethics.

Session 6F Room 264
How You Can Get Involved in ISNA: Field Work and Fund Raising Projects
to Take ISNA to the Next Level
Panelists: Ashfaq Lodhi, Shariq Siddiqui
Moderator: Masroor Shah

Session 6G Room 261-262
(a) Conserving Wealth through Estate Planning and Charitable Giving
(b) Investment Strategies and Socially Responsible Funds
Panelists: Nasir Shamsi, Talat Hussain, Nick Kaiser
Moderator: Khalid Bhatti
Importance of estate planning; tax law changes; value and significance
of philanthropy; tax shelter trusts; charitable remainder trusts to
reduce your taxes and benefit charity of your choice.

4:30 - 6:00 PM
Session 7A Hall 4
Human Dignity and US Foreign Policy:
(a) Dignity denied: 50 years of Occupation in Palestine
Panelists: Richard Curtiss, Omar Ahmad
(b) US Policy of Stranglehold on Iraq
Panelists: Ramsey Clark, Sara Flounders
Moderator: Manzoor Ghori
Practices and principles in US foreign policy that affect human dignity;
changes and trends in policy making that affirmatively or adversely
affect human dignity around the world. Struggle toward human dignity.
Eye witness accounts of the impact of US foreign policy on human dignity

Session 7B Room 122-123 and 126-127
Struggle for Human Dignity: Unsolved Problem of Kashmir and its Impact
on Nuclearization of India and Pakistan.
Panelists: Sulayman Nyang, Mir Wayiz Umar Farouq, M. Ayub Thakur
Moderator: Ghulam Nabi Mir
Struggle for human dignity from self-determination to self-sufficiency
in Kashmir. Diagnosis, etiology, treatment, and Islamic perspectives on
this issue and the nuclearization of India and Pakistan.

Session 7C Room 263
Raising Muslim Daughters in America
Panelists: Syed Salman, A. Nudrat Unus
Moderator: Khurshid Qureshi
Case studies from daughter, father and mother points of view will be
presented. Presentations and interactive discussion will lead to
developing guidelines and an action plan. Issues that may be addressed
include dress (hijab experiences), dating or absence of dating, higher
education, careers for Muslim girls, search for a husband, marriage,

Session 7D Room 276
The Fiqh of Everyday Living - I
Panelists: Mukhtar al Maghrawi, Jamal Badawi
Moderator: Khalid Bhatti
This is a questions and answer session with panelists who have expertise
in fiqh and experience with issues that confront practicing Muslims
everyday in their lives in America.

Session 7E Room 275
Muslim Count in 2000
Panelists: Ilyas Ba-Yunus, Moin Siddiqui, Ihsan Bagby
Moderator: Ishrat Z. Husain
American Muslims are growing in large numbers and may become the second
largest religious group by the year 2000. However, without hard data,
their strength is not recognized by the American society. The American
Muslims' profile in terms of education, income, occupation, and age and
sex composition should also be based on hard data. Ways to organize
national and local surveys in the year 2000 will be indicated, some
recent recommendations discussed, and modes of cooperation will be

Session 7F Room 274
Denial of Human Dignity: (a) Homelessness in America (b) Gangs -
Prevention and Intervention
Panelists: Lorenzo Islam, Khalid A. Samad
Moderator: Kamran Memon
What is the nature and extent of the intractable problem of homelessness
in the most affluent country in the world? What Muslims can do and are
doing to alleviate the problem. Are there any effective solutions?

Sessions 7G Room 261-262
Estate Planning Basics
Panelists: Mir M. Ali, Steve Pruiett, Curt Ferguson, David J. McDaniel
Moderator: Abdulaleem Khandekar
Estate planning tools; minimizing the impact of probate; the power of a
Power of Attorney; advantages and disadvantages of jointly held
property; maximization and tax leverage use of retirement plans.

6:00 - 8:15 PM Dinner Atrium
6:00- 6:30 PM Salat al Asr (Iqamah 6:15) Hall 5
7:30 - 8:00 PM Salat al Maghrib (Iqamah 7:35) Hall 5

8:15 - 10:30 PM
Session 8 Hall 4
(a) Message from Vice President Al Gore

(b) ISNA Human Dignity Award to Dr. Necmettin Erbakan
Citation: Muzammil Siddiqi
Introduction: Ahmad Totonji
Acceptance: Necmettin Erbakan
(Acceptance speech will be delivered in Session 10)
Necmettin Erbakan led his now-banned Refah Party to electoral victory,
giving Turkey a taste of Islamic
democracy before he was ousted by the ultra secular military junta. The
ISNA Human Dignity Award is given to Necmettin Erbakan in recognition of
his service to Islam and Turkey.

(c) ISNA Distinguished Service Award to Abdalla Idris Ali and Siraj

(d) Tariq Abdul Wahad, NBA player.

Muslims in the Next Millennium
Speaker: Ambassador Murad Hofmann
Human Dignity and Cross Cultural Moral Judgments
Speaker: Professor Ali Mazrui
Moderator: Sayyid M. Syeed
Two prominent speakers from two different backgrounds and perspectives
will address aspects of a vision that can guide Muslims into the future.

10:30 -11:00 PM Salat al 'Isha (Iqamah 10:45)

Sunday, September 6
5:00-5:30 AM Salat al Fajr (Iqamah 5:15)

9:00-10:30 AM
Session 9A Hall 4
ISNA Business Session and General Assembly
Chair: Muzammil Siddiqi, President of ISNA
Presentation of Annual Report and presentation of constitutional changes
and recommendations for the future.

Session 9B Room 276
Struggle for the Dignity of a Muslim Minority: A Case Study of India
Panelists: Maulana Sirajul Hasan, Syed Shahabuddin
Muslims in India are a unique minority, not only because of their large
numbers, their deep roots, and their
illustrious heritage, but also because of their potential for forging a
dignified Muslim presence in a land that represents a large portion of
humankind. Two distinguished Muslim leaders will present their views on
the Muslim struggle for dignity in India.

Session 9C Room 122-123 and Room 126-127
Social Services: Assessment and Delivery [Repeated from Session 6A]
Panelists: Sandra K. Rana, Farzana Hamid, Bashir Ahmad
Moderator: Abdul Basit

Session 9D Room 275
The West Towards Islam: Historical, Sociological and Educational
Panelists: Salahuddin Malik, Ilyas Ba-Yunus, Wasiullah Khan
Moderator: Ihsan Bagby
The Western media have defined Islam and Muslims from their own
perspective, often in hostile terms. However, this session will attempt
to indicate our own well-deserved share in failing to define ourselves.
The panelists will attempt to chart a strategic course toward solving
the problem, each panelist speaking from one of sociological, historical
or educational perspective.

Session 9E Room 274
Living with Dignity in Muslim Families: Marriage and Divorce
Panelists: Farida Farzana Khan, Yusuf Ziya Kavakci, M. Adam Shaikh
Moderator: Bashir Ahmad
Commitment, communication and conflict in marriage; family wellness;
survival skills for husbands and wives.

Session 9F Room 263
Relief and Development for Human Dignity
Panelists: Representatives of Islamic African Relief Agency, Indian
Muslim Relief Committee, Global Relief, Benevolent Foundation, Somali
Relief Fund, Holy Land Fund, Mercy International. Human Concern
International, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Kashmir Relief Fund.

Session 9G Room 267
Islamic Calendar in North America
Panelists: S. Khalid Shaukat, Mohib Durrani, Ahmad Salameh
Moderator: Shaikh Abdur Rahman
Experts in the field of calendar and qibla determination will discuss
the principles involved in evolving a unified position on these issues.

11:00 AM - 12:30PM
Session 10 Hall 4
ISNA Human Dignity Award to Necmettin Erbakan
Acceptance Speech: Necmettin Erbakan
Moderator: Ahmad Totonji

12:30 - 2:30 PM Lunch Atrium
1:45 - 2:15 PM Salat al Zuhr (Iqamah 1:45) Hall 4

2:30 - 4:00 PM
Session 11A Hall 4
Muslim for Human Dignity
Panelists: Siraj Wahhaj, Abdalla Idris Ali, Ejaz Aslam
Moderator: S. Imtiaz Ahmad
The theme of the Convention - Muslims for Human Dignity - is rich in its
meanings and implications. Three Muslim leaders with three different
backgrounds and perspectives will reflect on what human dignity means to
them and how it is reflected in the behavior of Muslim individuals and

Session 11B Room 122-123 and Room 126-127
Building Muslim Institutions for Higher Education: Why and How?
Panelists: Taha Jabir Alalwani, Kamal Hassan, Dilnawaz Siddiqui
Islamic grade schools for children have become an undisputed priority in
the Muslim community at large. The question now is whether there is a
need for special higher education institutions based on an Islamic
approach to scholarship and directed to the religious and cultural
sensibilities of Muslim students, specially those who graduate from
Islamic grade schools. If the answer is yes, how can this be brought
about within the academic and educational structure?

Session 11C Room 263
Living with Dignity in Muslim Families: Parent-Children Relationship
Panelists: Syed Akhtar Raza, Arshad Husain
Moderator: Rajab Ali
The panelists focus on parent-children relationship as guided by the
Qur'an and Sunnah, and their application in the American and American
Muslim context.

Session 11D Room 276
Leadership Role for Muslims towards Human Dignity, Equality and Justice
(Repeated from Session 5A)
Panelists: Sarah Flounders, Mahboob Khan, Mikail McCaren
Moderator: Jamal Barzinji

Session 11E Room 275
Update on Kosova
Panelists: Zulkarni Varder, Ferid Bedrolli
The tragedy of Bosnia is being revisited in Kosova, a land of absolute
Muslim majority. The panelists have
recently visited Kosova and are also involved in mobilizing public
opinion in the United States to highlight the on-going Serb-perpetrated
holocaust in Kosova.

Session 11F Room 274
Islam in Public Schools: Text and Context
Panelists: Ameena Jandali, Shabbir Mansuri
Moderator: Ashraf Sufi
Islam, in the context of world history and social sciences may be taught
in the middle and high school grades of your State schools. This seminar
will teach you how to present Islam in the public school system without
proselytizing or infringing on separation of Church and State laws. For
the schools, the emphasis is on correcting misconceptions about Islam
found in textbooks, as well as bringing life to a modern, American

Session 11G Room 261-262
The Advance Estate Planning (Emphasis on "O" Tax)
Panelists: Mir M. Ali, Steve Pruiett, Curt Ferguson, David J. McDaniel
Moderator: Zahid Saqib
The core of an optimum estate plan; advantages of estate reduction
techniques; protecting assets from creditors; coordinating income tax
savings with estate planning; matching your investments with your estate

Session 11H Room 264
Muslim law students networking - contact Najeeba Syeed and
Jonathan Miller Room 264

4:30 - 6:00 PM
Session 12A Hall 4
The Jerusalem Issue: A Symposium
Panelists: Salem Ali Salem, Kastonine Qurmush, Kamel Al-Sharif, Shaikh
Muhammad Al-Jouzou
Moderator: Abdullah Salah Al-Obeid
A panel of distinguished leaders and experts focus on the issue of
Al-Quds (Jerusalem), offering historical,
strategic and religio-political insights.

Session 12B Room 276
Elementary and secondary education: Strategies and Status
Panelists: Tasneema Ghazi, Abidullah Ghazi, Freda Shamma
Moderator: Muhammad Ismail
Principles and strategies in education for Muslim children in North
America that will lead to an abiding respect for human dignity; status
and evaluation of present and planned Islamic schools leading this

Session 12C Room 122-123 and 126-127
The Fiqh of Everyday Living - II
Panelists: M. Adam Sheikh, Mukhtar al Magherawi
Moderator: M. Farooq Malik
This is a question and answer session with panelists who have expertise
in fiqh and experience with issues that confront practicing Muslims
everyday in their lives in America.

Session 12D Room 267
Building Muslim Economic Institutions in America
Panelists: Khalid Abdullah Tariq Al-Mansour, Pervez Naseem, Abdul Hakim
Dyer, Zafar Hasan
Moderator: M. Yaqub Mirza
Panelists will discuss pioneering efforts in building economic
institutions that form the foundation of a strong and stable community.
Housing loans, leasing options, insurance coverage and other financial
needs will be discussed.

Session 12E Room 275
Conflict Resolution in the Muslim Community
Panelists: Ghulam Bakkali, Mustafa Carrel
Moderator: Zafar Hasan
Muslim communities across America are faced with conflicts that can be
managed and resolved through proper communication and negotiation
techniques and procedures. In addition a system of arbitration can
enable Muslims to resolve their conflicts and put the force of law
behind such resolution.

Session 12F Room 264
How You Can Get Involved in ISNA: Field Work and Fund Raising Projects
to Take ISNA to the Next Level
Panelists: Ashfaq Lodhi, Shariq Siddiqui
Moderator: S. Tariq Akhtar

Session 12G Room 274
Presenting Islam to the West: Enhancing Human Dignity
Panelists: H. Zulqarnain, S. Amir Ali, Irfan Khan
Moderator: Atef Hardin
Panelists will discuss strategies of effectively presenting Islam to
non-Muslims in various situations and contexts. Recent accomplishments
in this area and future opportunities will be discussed.

6:00 - 8:15 PM Dinner Atrium
6:00- 6:30 PM Salat al Asr (Iqamah 6:15) Hall 5
7:30 - 8:00 PM Salat al Maghrib (Iqamah 7:35) Hall 5

8:15 - 10:30 PM
Session 13 Hall 4
Muslim Youth: Role Models of Human Dignity
Panelists: Siraj Wahhaj, Amina Chaudhry, Asad Ba-Yunus
Moderator: Abed El-Mannan Alo
Muslim youth in America are destined to promote human dignity for all in
all walks of life. They are expected to be role models in their personal
and community lives for the society around them.


10:30 -11:00 PM Salat al 'Isha (Iqamah 10:45)

Monday, September 7

5:00-5:30 AM Salat al Fajr (Iqamah 5:15)

9:00 - 10:30 AM
Session 14A
Survival of Islam in America: Coordination
Panelists: Representatives of major Islamic communities
Moderator: Sayyid M. Syeed

10:45 AM - 12:00 Noon
Session 15A
Where do We Go From Here?
Panelists: Muzammil Siddiqi, Sayyid M. Syeed
Moderator: Iqbal Unus

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