Congrats to our Award Nominees

The CWSC Board of Directors is pleased to release the list of Nominees to receive recognition at the National Intelligentsia Interfaith Cruise Gala & Awards Celebration.

The year 2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of American Muslim 360 Radio Network (AM360.org) and the 6th year of corporate operations for its parent corporation, the CWSC. A tremendous amount of work has been invested to help build our national intelligentsia by some very dedicated CWSC volunteers, as well as other organizations and leaders working in tandem and supporting CWSC’s and AM360’s community-development and national resource center work in this shared freedom space of community service.




Posthumous Awards

May Allah (SWT) bestow His Mercy upon them, forgive them and grant them Sadaqa Jarriyyah in Paradise.

Imam Thomas Abdul Salaam (R)
Prof. Amadou S. Shakur (R)
Imam Khalifah Ramadan (R)
Imam Muhammad Harisuddin (R)
Nuurah Muhammad (R)
Imam Qasim Ahmed (R)
Rosa Sharif (R)`
Yahya Duwad Irshad (R)
Dr. Zakiyyah Muhammad (R)
Ameen Muhammad (R)
Mubashir Aktab Warith Deen Mohammed (R)


CWSC Intelligentsia Volunteer Awards

Imam Abdel J. Nurridin
Imam Abdul Azeez
Abdul Khaafid Shaheed
Imam Abdul-Hakim Abdullah
Imam Adam Beyah
Aisha B. Hussain
Dr. Aisha Kareem
Aisha Nasir, Esq.
Aisha Waheed
Rev. (Ret.) Alexis Easton
Imam Alvin Sharif
Amatullah Yamini
Dr. Ameena Ali
Aneesah Dawan
Anita Collins
Imam Askia Muhammad
Dr. Baiza Muhammad
Instructor Benjamin Bilal
Bilal Kareem Abdullah
Imam Bilal Phillips
Imam Bilal Saleem
Imam Bilal Stroud
Imam Bilal Yasin El-Amin
Brian Maurice Brown
Dra Camilla Rosa, Brazil
Darlene Muhammad
David Rodriguez
Dawud Abdullah
Debbie Shankman
Imam Delacie Ummah Phillips
Della Abdullah
Depretha Hadee
Dharr S. Dihaan
Edward Ahmed Mitchell, Esq.
Imam Faheem Shuaibe
Fatih Ameen
Fatima Nasiyr
Fatima Omar
Fleming El-Amin
Gloria Akkram
Imam Hameem Habeeb
Imam Hamin Dawan
Imam Hananiah Shabazz
Haneefah Shuaibe-Peters
Hassan Shakir
Hassan Tareef
Henry Haseeb
Hujrah Wahaj
Imaani Abdush-Shakoor
Imam Amin Nathari
Irma Reed Syed
Jabril Abdush-Shakoor
Jamal Rasheed
Dr. Jawairriya Abdallah-Shahid
Khalfani Adair
Kalimah Abdul Rashid
Kalimah Azeez Rashada
Kariem Hasan
Imam Karriem Hameed
Kasib Abdullah
Khadijah Bilal
Khalid Abdullah Islam
Khalil Marcus Lambert
Kim Mujahid
Latifah Hameen
Lorna Lightner
Lprincess Kareemah Aziz
Mahasin Abdul Salaam
Mahasin Shamsideen
Mailk Taqiyy
Mansour Ansari
Mark Shahid
Prof. Marlon Aldridge
Martha Nailah Williams
Marvin Muhammad
Dr. Maryam Suluki
Imam Matthew Abdullah
Michael Hameen
Muhammad Sharif
Mukhtar Muhammad
Munirah Habeel
Murtaza Khwaja, Esq.
Musa Akram
Mustafa Mujahid
Imam Nadim Ali
Naimah Latif
Najmah Abraham
Nathaniel Williams-Perez
Imam Nazim Pasha
Nimat Shaheed
Priscilla Aluqdah
Imam Dr. Qadir Abdus-Sabur
Quran Shakir
Rahimah Z. Abdullah
Imam Rashad Shabazz
Rasheed Bilal
Ron Foster Sharif
Ronald Abdul Malik
Safiyyah Baldwin
Brother Saleem
Saleemah Hadi
Imam Salim Mumin
Sameerah El Siraaj
Sawsan Selim
Shakira Abdul-Ali, MSOD
Imam Sideeq Jihad
Sultana Ali
Imam Dr. Talib Shareef
Imam Wazir Ali
William Kareem
Imam Yahya Abdullah
Yahya Dawud Irashad
Imam Yahya Shabazz
Imam Yusuf Ramadan
Zayd Khan


CWSC Scholarship Award Recipients

Aaliyah Abdur-Rahman
Albertha M. Sabree
Aliyah Cathey-Akbar
Haseena A. Sabree
Moufatih Abbas Mohammed
Najah Mateen Rasheedah
Zahrah Tahsiyn Bashir


CWSC Honored Institutions

The following organizations are awardees for outstanding support of our National Intelligentsia Resource Center and its work including supporting the American Muslim 360 Broadcasting Network.

American Coalition for Good Government, New York
Ash Shifa, Inc., New York
A New Day for Al Islam In America (AIM) Radio
Azizah Magazine, Georgia
Conveners of Imams, IWDM Community
Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Georgia
Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) National, Washington, D.C.
Muslim American Chaplains Association
Dinar Foundation & Magazine
FAMACO Publishers LLC, Florida
Islam in America Movement, Florida
KNOW ME no me ins-stitute, Florida
Masjid Al Muminun, Missouri
Masjid Al-Qur’an, Texas
Masjid Al-Halim, Mississippi
Masjid Muhammad (The Nation’s Mosque), Washington D.C.
Masjid Warithud-Deen Mohammed, Texas
Masjid Nuriddin, New York
Mercy Community Center, Texas
Mohammed Schools Alumni Assoc., California
Muslim American Media Alliance, New York
Muslim Empowerment Institute, Florida
Muslim Journal, Illinois
Muslim Men in Action, Virginia
Muslim Women in Action, Michigan
Never Again Interfaith Congressional Letter Signatories
NPPF, North Carolina
Pathway Global, Michigan
Rasools, Florida
Taqwa Productions, Georgia


St. Petersburg & Tampa Florida Communities & Organizations

Thank you to our local St. Pete-Tampa and State of Florida Communities, Organizations and Leaders for the wonderful welcome to the Sunshine State.

Honorable Rick Kriseman, Mayor, St Petersburg, Florida
Honorable Jane Castor, Mayor, Tampa, Florida
Rev. Martha Stilson, Church of Scientology of Tampa, Tampa, Florida
Rev. Russell Meyers, Executive Director, Florida Council of Churches
Rev. Dr. Doral Pulley, President, Interfaith Tampa Bay, Florida
Abdul Salaam Hameed & Allene Gammage Ahmed, Florida Conference of Muslim Americans (FCMA)
Imam Abdul Karim Ali, Chair, Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association and Vice President Interfaith Tampa Bay, Florida
Attorney Hasan Shibly, Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Florida.
Deandra Bolden, Metropolitan Ministries, Tampa, Florida
Principal Gwen and Students, Arqam’s Academy of Masjid Sunnah, St. Petersburg, Florida
Basimah Shakir, Co-Chair, Anisa Womens Group, Clearwater, Florida
Ben Smet, Director, Open Partnership Education Network (OPEN), University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida
Saad Rahmouni, Masjid Sunnah, St. Petersburg, Florida
Imam Askia Muhammad Aquil, Ministry of Imam Askia Muhammad Aquil, St. Petersburg, Florida
Keisha Prime, Performer/Musician/Instructor, Tampa Bay, Florida
Win Thompkins, Performer, Tampa Bay, Florida


We are so grateful for the support received from donors, sponsors, listeners and all who have contributed and continue to contribute in their own unique way to help us build a national intelligentsia.

Thursday, March 5 – 9, 2020 Carnival Paradise

Departure port: Tampa, FL Port of call: Cozumel, Mexico. See also Pre-Cruise Tampa, Florida Events.

Carnival Cruise Itinerary CWSC352020


We broke the mold after we made this one. The final Fantasy class cruise ship ever created, Carnival Paradise is proof that there’s plenty of fun to be found long before you reach your dream destination.

While we’ve never stopped adding the latest and greatest features to the ship, this ship remains classic Carnival — fun-packed from bow to stern. With so much of it indoors, outdoors and everywhere in between, Carnival Paradise features great times in and near the water courtesy of hot tubs, pools and a WaterWorks waterpark featuring a giant spiraling slide and dual racing slides. For those who appreciate a good story, there’s Seuss at Sea with an interactive storytime and parade!

On the food front, aboard this ship there’s two of our top casual spots: Guy’s Burger Joint, featuring the goods from Guy Fieri, and BlueIguana Cantina, with authentic south-of-the-border taco/burrito goodness. Refreshments — and good times — abound. And a little closer to home (well, your vacation home), Carnival Paradise now features even more staterooms with a balcony. Feel that breeze!

Spend a vacation aboard Carnival Paradise, and you’ll find a little slice of cruise ship paradise at sea.


Photo shoots of some of Paradise’s Amenities & More (click to enlarge photo)

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*All itineraries, times, ports, programming, performances, appearances and locations are subject to change without notice.