Fireside Chat following the Thanksgiving Holiday


National Leaders Invited for Fireside Chat

“Those who hearken to their Lord, and establish regular Prayer; who conduct their affairs by mutual consultation; who spend out of what We bestow on them for Sustenance…” Al-Qur’an, 42:38

NATIONAL – [Update: Catch an Encore of this special presentation). While many are off work preparing to be with family and friends for the Thanksgiving break (click on the listen above to hear a holiday greeting from AM360’s Latifah Hameen), CWSC is also planning for a special episode of the weekly CWSC Building the Community Life Seminar. Monday, December 2, 2019 @ 9 a.m. EST on American Muslim 360 Radio, the Seminar will feature a Fireside Chat with the Daughters and Sons of American Muslim Pioneers.

These leaders were among the youngest in 1975. They’ve stayed the course and are now contributing nationally; their experiences in many ways differ from their parents’ generation. They’ll have a distinct perspective that can inform us on Islam in America yesterday, today and tomorrow.

A national panel of guest leaders will convene that will be comprised of persons who were teenagers when Imam Dr. W. Deen Mohammed (R) delivered his first khutbah as national leader in 1975 for an American Muslim Community in transition and evolution. Each panelist was born in the American Muslim community to Muslim parents, and now each of them is working at the national level of an Islamic institution or program.

Host of the Seminar and CWSC’s Executive Director Mukhtar Muhammad states, “I’m honored to host these leaders who are my contemporaries and colleagues with whom I share not only a community history and legacy, but also a passion for the work that continues to advance the aspirations of our pioneers who helped make a home for Al-Islam in America. Moreover, they are witnesses to a historical transition seen through the eyes of those who were among the youngest in the Community in 1975 and who made a challenging transition themselves at perhaps one of the most tumultuous periods in their personal lives; what they experienced is very different in many ways from what their parents’ generation experienced. They are unique and will have a distinct perspective that can inform us on Islam in America yesterday, today and tomorrow.”

The Panelists are:

Enduring educator Qur’an Shakir of Atlanta Georgia’s Mohammed Schools System…she is also engaged at the national level of leadership via the Clara Mohammed Schools National Education Consortium and as Director for the CWSC National Scholarships Program, and national talk show host on AM360 for the weekly Sunday broadcast, The Power of Educating Our Own.

Next is National Representative for the Islam in America Movement and Executive Director for the Muslim Empowerment Institute Imam Qasim Amin Nathari. Imam Nathari hails from the Northeast and specifically the Newark, New Jersey Muslim community. The prolific author has also published on topics of interest to the national community.

And we’ll welcome the West Coast’s Priscilla Al-Uqdah from Los Angeles, founding member and President of the Clara Mohammed Schools & Muhammad University National Alumni Association. She has diligently stayed the course in establishing and sustaining a vital connection and legacy of former students of our academic institutions and contributing incubators for generations of leaders entering the work force and Insha Allah entering as contributing members to our group intellect and intelligentsia.
All panelists and the host are former students of the Community’s schools, grew up in their respective Muslim institutions and communities, followed in the footsteps of their Muslim parents and/or grandparents and have decades of service locally and nationally.
The special episode is being featured on the weekly CWSC Building the Community Life Seminar, part of the CWSC Learning Lab Series designed to help communities nationwide in the areas of leadership and its operational components including systems design, resource identification and management, organization, group decision-making, structure, accountability, responsibility, and more. Visit here to learn more about the Seminar. Click on the image below to share the flyer.

Mark your calendars and set your smartphones and prepare to join the conversation. A Fireside Chat with the Daughters and Sons of Pioneers is only on the #1 Islamic radio station in the nation where your intellect is respected and your voice protected. Stream it live at Dial it in at (701) 719-4197. Listen for your on-air invite to call in and share your comment or question.
You can share comments in advance too at, tweet @CWShuraa. Leave us a comment here on our website, or on our listener comment line at (910) 317-0297. Tune in weekly for the CWSC Building the Community Life Seminar
We look forward to hosting you for the Fireside Chat and wish all a Blessed Salatul Jumah and Happy Thanksgiving Day.

[CWSC aims to provide a shared freedom space for the group intellect. Views expressed in panel discussions and other forums on-air and off do not necessarily reflect the policies and /or opinions of CWSC or AM360.]

Countdown to 10th Anniversary Cruise



It’s a Salaam Bon Voyage on March 5-9, 2020, when you, your family and community are invited to the CWSC AM360 20/20 National Intelligentsia Interfaith Cruise to Cozumel featuring Jumah-at-Sea, National Symposium, Gala & Awards Celebration in honor of the American Muslim 360 Radio Network as we mark its 10th Anniversary!

Join us for an unprecedented gathering of our group intellect for a 5-day 4-night grand celebration from the famous Florida Gulf Coast of Tampa to the beautiful island of Cozumel in the Western Caribbean aboard the Carnival Cruise Ship Paradise.

Includes: Early Welcome to Tampa by Local Faith Communities, Neighborly Needs Outreach Project and reception on March 4th. Depart March 5th for Cozumel. Aboard ship Daily Congregational Salat (Prayer), Jumah-at-Sea (Friday Prayer) with guest khatib Imam Dr. Talib Shareef of the Nation’s Mosque; the National Symposium; AM360 is live aboard ship with AM360 co-founder Dr. Aisha Kareem and AM360 national talk show hosts; Black Tie Gala & Awards including special posthumous lifetime achievement award honoring the Twin Servant of Peace with featured keynote & guest speakers Imam Dr. Talib Shareef and Attorney Edward Ahmed Mitchell of the Council on American Islamic Relations (GA), plus some special surprises. And of course enjoy a wonderful family, friends and community interfaith cruise and fun-filled vacation with spas, 24-hour room service, shopping, shore excursions, and more activities for the whole family. Cruise includes accommodations, all meals, room service, port visits, and more!

Top 5 To Do List:
1) GET YOUR CABIN now before prices increase. Call today to reserve at 800.327.5782 and provide the CWSC Group Booking Rate ID #6DLB36.
5) Share this invite!

See more information. Don’t miss the event of 2020 and a family vacation at the same time with fellow believers!

* All itineraries, times, ports, programming, performances, appearances, and locations subject to change. Prices subject to change so make your reservations as soon as possible for best accommodations and prices. Visit our homepage for more information. Discover why AM360 is #1!



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