Planned CWSC Programming
Symposium Presentation Guide
Community Wide Shuraa Conference™ and American Muslim 360® in proud collaboration with the Mohammed Schools National Alumni Association, Islam in America Movement, Muslim Enterprise Institute, Muslim Women in Action, Muslim Men in Action, Ash Shifa, Inc., Masjid Warithud-Deen Mohammed and Masjid Al-Qur’an in Houston, Texas, Muslim Journal, the Nation’s Mosque Masjid Muhammad in Washington, DC, A New Day for Al Islam In America (AIM) Radio, and all our Honorary Co-chairs and Committee Members is honored to host the 20/20 National Intelligentsia Interfaith Cruise to Cozumel.
Scheduled Intelligentsia Presentations
A week’s Symposium with Intelligentsia Presentations is planned for you. Most presentations follow immediately after morning prayers to allow benefits from the special blessings afforded at that time. We’re looking forward to opportunities for discussion, reflection, focus and meditation, while at the same time allowing maximum individual flexibility for fun, entertainment, re-creation, networking, and relaxation with family and friends. Salaam Bon Voyage!
Welcome to the Celebration of the Year in honor of American Muslim 360® Radio!
The #1 Islamic radio station in the nation where your intellect is respected and your voice protected is a 24/7 award-winning international broadcasting center and intelligentsia component of the Community Wide Shuraa Conference, bringing quality faith programming on topics addressing criminal justice reform to religious extremism, to healthy marriages, parenting and family relationships. While aboard the Paradise, you’ll have opportunities to meet some of the team behind 70+ live and podcast programs, nearly 10,000 episodes, a 600,000+ listen level and 10 years of excellence in broadcasting.
We’ll be hosting for you a National Symposium featuring intelligentsia Presentations designed to inspire one to think, to feel and to act both during and after the Cruise and hopefully help move each of us to higher level of commitment to not only what is the core mission of CWSC, but what is really the mission we all have…and that is to remake the world into a better place for all.
Intelligentsia Presentations are only part of your cruise experience. From spas, 24-hour room service, shopping, shore excursions, on board movies and more activities for the whole family, you’ll be on a deluxe vacation. We’ve left plenty of time for personal, family and friend moments. From watching a unique sunrise at sea to enjoying cuisine par excellence, the Paradise will offer a unique vacation experience with friends, family and community…an experience to remember for a lifetime! If you reserve your cabin on or after January 14, then you’ll need to click here to purchase an All Access Intelligentsia Presentation Pass for entry into scheduled CWSC events aboard ship.* Stay tuned to AM360.org for updates. See homepage for Cruise Tips, FAQs, Itinerary, Award Nominees, Sponsorship & more! CWSC reserves the right to record scheduled events and to use such images in its discretion for educational, promotional or other uses.
Guide for Salat (Prayer)
Fajr: 5:51 a.m. | 7:04 a.m. Sunrise | Zhur 1:00 p.m. | Asr 4:21 p.m. | Maghrib 6:54 p.m. | Isha 8:03 p.m.
Congregational prayers aboard ship will be conducted with permissions and allowances granted when embarked aboard a moving vessel and for the traveler in general including determination of qiblah, and shortening and joining of prayers. Your CWSC Cruisebook issued to you aboard ship will have further details on the times for congregational prayers each day. Morning prayers will usually be followed by Intelligentsia Presentations. Remember to pack your prayer rug!
BlueIguana Cantina daily is the meeting place for singles to mingle, plus from 3:00- 3:45 p.m. we’re asking married Walis and Walimahs to be on hand to share personal wisdom and life experience on both courtship and marriage one-on-one with interested singles!
Roaming Photography Team
We’ll need all the help we can get in capturing the special moments aboard ship, especially at all Intelligentsia Presentations and group events including dinner. And while the ship will be taking candid shots and then offering them for sale, we’ll need all taking as many personal pics as possible and sharing them either in real-time across social media or afterwards when you return home. We also ask you to email your best pics to email@example.com to share with all via CWSC’s sites. We’re also looking for official Roaming Photographers using their smartphones and cameras to capture video and still shots. If you’d like to officially help capture group events including presentations, then please sign up here.
CWSC Dinner Group Seating
8:15 p.m. is the CWSC Preferred Group Dinner Seating. Note: When you reserve your stateroom, CWSC recommends you select the 2nd or Late Dinner Seating to dine with your fellow CWSC Conferees as much as possible; coordinate your attendance at planned CWSC events; and facilitate dinner around your port visit to Cozumel.
THURSDAY MARCH 5, 2020
12 noon Begin Boarding
1 – 2:30 p.m. CWSC Conferees’ Welcome Aboard (Lido Deck hospitality Desk #1) – Gifts & CWSC Cruise Booklet
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Conferees Informal Meet & Greet
4 p.m. – Salaam Bon Voyage
5:30 p.m. Asr & Zhur (based on conclusion of safety briefing)
6:00 p.m. Intelligentsia Presentation #1: Published Authors’ Circle 1.0 Intro to Featured Authors & Publishers in the American Muslim Intelligentsia
Purchase featured titles in the CWSC Store in advance and bring your personal copy on the Cruise for autographing! Meet the following featured authors and / or publishers in person: Latifah Hameen, Dr. Qadir & Mrs. Beverly Abdus Sabur, and Mukhtar Muhammad.
6:30 p.m. – Intelligentsia Presentation #2: Courtship & Marriage Learning Lab with AM360 Host Mark Shahid
Thousands have tuned in over the years for a national discussion on what it takes to not only find the other half, but to enjoy a blissful relationship with their best half filled with love and faith. What better opportunity for faith-based romance than to be aboard the 20/20 CWSC AM360 Cruise to Cozumel. Don’t miss this Live & In-person CWSC Learning Lab with AM360 Host Mark Shahid. Presentation begins with Salatul Maghrib and conclude with Salatul Isha.
Faith Courtship Cafe begins Thursday evening and continues each day. Daily Meeting Place for persons seeking their best half. Coordinators. TBD First Evening at sea the Courtship & Marriage Learning Lab will announce the Faith Courtship Café, a daily meeting place for believers to chat and socialize around the theme of Courtship & Marriage and present opportunities for persons desiring marriage to meet one another as early as possible in the Cruise and to be informed as to where the Faith Courtship Cafe is located each day. Married believers will assist as Wali & Walima resources 3:00-3:45 p.m. and help with answers from their personal experience on courtship and marriage. Click here if you’re married and want to volunteer as a Wali or Walimah and help the singles mingle.
7:10 Salatul Maghrib & Isha
8:15 p.m. – CWSC Group Dinner Seating
10 p.m. CWSC NLAC Meeting with national leaders from other organizations (Location TBD) Group pictures.
FRIDAY MARCH 6, 2020
5:51a – Fajr Prayer
6:00 a.m. Intelligentsia Presentation #3: Financial Literacy = Financial Liberation with AM360 Host Imam Nazim Pasha
The owner of NPFF, a financial literacy practice and Director for CWSC Faith-Based Collaboratives, each week Imam Nazim Pasha brings powerful concepts to gain mastery over our financial affairs to get our lives back. Now meet and greet Imam Nazim Pasha & Guests in person for a presentation that can change your family’s life for generations to come.
6:45 a.m. Intelligentsia Presentation #4: Estate Planning & Organizing Learning Lab with Mukhtar Muhammad
Muslims belong to a religious minority representing less than 5% of the U.S. population and with relatives who may not be Muslim (practicing or otherwise). Such demographic challenges can present significant challenges for individuals, families and institutions left to pick up the pieces when proper estate planning has been neglected. Learn now how to plan and prevent a crisis…not of faith, but of poor planning. Free gift for all attendees!
7:15 a.m. Intelligentsia Presentation #5: Published Authors’ Circle 2.0 Meet & Greet with published authors in the American Muslim Intelligentsia
Get your book autographed! Purchase in advance at the CWSC Site and bring your personal copy on the cruise. Coordinator: M. Nailah Williams, AM360 Host of the weekly show “A Good Book.” Published Authors Register here. Plus A Self-Publishing Learning Lab Panel Discussion with Authors. Everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone has one to sell. Learn from a panel of published authors what it takes to go from dream to reality…from manuscript to your own trade publication and beyond. Learn from published authors on what it takes to stick to the task from start to finish.
8:45 a.m. CWSC 20/20 Volunteer Team Meeting (Location TBD)
1:00 p.m. Jumah-at-Sea (Be sure to bring your prayer rug) 1 p.m. Adhan 1:05 p.m. 2nd Adhan. Guest Khatib: Imam Dr. Talib Shareef, President Masjid Muhammad Washington, DC (The Nation’s Mosque). AM360 will live broadcast on AM360.org or (701) 719-4197.
4:25 p.m. Salatul Asr
7 p.m. Salatul Maghrib & Isha
7:15 p.m. CWSC 20/20 Planning Team Meeting (Location TBD)
8:15 p.m. CWSC Preferred Group Dinner Seating
SATURDAY MARCH 7, 2020
5:51a.m. Fajr Prayer
8 a.m. Port Visit: Island of Cozumel
Remaking Our World Meet & Greet Ashore (Pending)
1:00 p.m. Salatul Zhur & Asr (for those choosing to remain aboard ship)
6 p.m. Depart Cozumel
6:30 p.m. Asr Prayer Congregational Makeup for Port Visitors
7 p.m. Salatul Maghrib & Isha
8:15 p.m. CWSC Preferred Group Dinner Seating
10 p.m. CWSC 20/20 Volunteer Team Meeting
SUNDAY MARCH 8, 2020
Daylight Saving begins 2 a.m. Set clocks ahead one hour.
5:51 a.m. Fajr Prayer
6:00 a.m. Intelligentsia Presentation #6: Connecting with the Global Group Intellect: Engaging with the United Nations & NGOs to Help Remake the World with Dr. Aisha Kareem
Both the Bible and the Qur’an speak of the “Least of Us” and the obligation of those who have more to those who have less. Dr. Aisha Kareem, CWSC U.N. Liaison, presents on extending our hearts, minds, and hands aid in the mutual benefit of the giver and receiver at the global level of citizenship. Learn how our connections at the global level of the group intellect create new opportunities for problem-solving and leverage the capacity for doing good.
6:30 a.m. Intelligentsia Presentation #7: Intrafaith Panel Discussion 1.0: On the State of Al-Islam in America – A Discussion Moderated by the Executive Director of CWSC. Panelists: AM360 National Talk Show Hosts Michael Hameen, Mahasin Abdul Salaam, Qur’an Shakir, and Priscilla AlUqdah.
Black Lives Matter, Me Too Movement, the Catholic Church and other erosion of confidence leadership scandals, the rise of a new radical violent extremism and “new racism,” the growing racial divide and polarization, the new terrorism, the new societal gender complexity, the Muslim immigration ban, the womb to prison pipeline and effect on schools, families and communities, mass gun violence, criminal justice system, drug crisis, domestic violence, growing economic inequality, affordable healthcare, the caustic nature of political and other free speech discourse, the recent Iranian crisis, Trumpism, Pew Research findings on generational faith identity in the West, a debatable decline in American exceptionalism and global leadership and much more, all pose challenges to American Muslims as they do for other faith communities; after all our shared freedom space is not immune to the outer environment. How are we responding and what are we doing to make things better?
At the same time, there are historic gains being made across the spectrum for American Muslims.
So What is the State of Al-Islam in America? A thoughtful discussion must offer a fair and balanced assessment on both the challenges and opportunities facing American Muslims seeking to remake the world. This Straight to the Point Town Hall panel discussion will be moderated by CWSC Executive Director Mukhtar Muhammad.
For maximum group intellect engagement, Cruise Conferees are asked to email in advance questions or comments for panelists at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 a.m. 20/20 CWSC Volunteer Planning Team Meeting
12 p.m. Intelligentsia Presentation #8: Interfaith Panel Discussion 2.0 Beyond Interfaith Dialogue to Interfaith Collaboration: Leveraging Our Faiths Nationally for the Greatest Social & Economic Justice Impact moderated by CWSC Executive Director.
Faith communities have been on the front lines of problem solving and in the great moral battles for social and economic justice for millennia. Yet what is and should be the place of faith in the public square in the new diversity of modern America? What does it take today for people of faith and their faith-based institutions to practically find common ground to work together for that which is mutually beneficial to all. A Straight to the Point Town Hall panel discussion. Panelists: Debbie Schankman (Director for Christian-Muslims Relations), M. Nailah Abdullah (AM360 Programming Manager); Imam Nazim Pasha (CWSC Director for Faith-based Collaboratives); and Michael Hameen (AM360 national talk show host). This Straight to the Point Town Hall panel discussion will be moderated by CWSC Executive Director Mukhtar Muhammad.
For maximum participation and efficiency, Cruise Conferees are asked to email questions and comments in advance for the panel at email@example.com.
1:15 p.m. Intelligentsia Presentation #9: Black Tie Gala & Awards Celebration
Special Tribute Presentation & Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award In Recognition and Honor of the Twin Servant of Peace Imam Thomas Abdul Salaam (R). It was in 2010, that Imam Thomas, founder of AM360 and CWSC courageously took the steps to connect our intellects and our work by officially turning an idea into a reality; moving from paper to people and from thought to action. He would devote his time, energy, intellect and funds and the remainder of his life in the service of Allah (SWT) to establish both a national broadcasting network and a national intelligentsia in service to communities across the country and now beyond. And now by Allah (SWT) what began in one person’s mind has now grown to include all of us and is still growing crossing ethnic, religious, cultural and geographical boundaries. The CWSC, AM360 and the entire community honors his contribution in a special way.
Keynote Speaker: Imam Dr. Talib Shareef, President Masjid Muhammad Washington, DC (The Nation’s Mosque) on The Model of Madinah Munwarah: An Example of Faith and Diversity for A Modern Civil Society.
Awards Ceremony honoring the contributions of current AM360 and Almuni Hosts and Staff. Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and recognition of Intelligentsia volunteers and supporters. Presiding AM360 CEO(A) Latifah A. Hameen, AM360 CEO Emeritus Dr. Aisha Kareem, AM360 Programming Manager M. Nailah Abdullah, and CWSC Executive Director Mukhtar Muhammad. View Award Nominees here.
2:45 p.m. Renewal of Wedding Vows
We’re in black tie and gown, the perfect time to celebrate the longevity of the sacred institution of marriage, the most important organization and institution in the world. Whether you’re celebrating after the first or the fiftieth anniversary, be sure to share here your name and number of years you’re celebrating and take the opportunity to renew your vows aboard Paradise!
4:30 p.m. Salatul Zhur & Asr
5: 00 p.m. CWSC Total Leadership Team Meeting (Group Pictures)
7 p.m. Salatul Maghrib & Isha
8:15 p.m. – CWSC Preferred Group Dinner Seating
9:45 p.m. CWSC Volunteer Team Meeting Wrap-Up (Final Group Pictures)
MONDAY MARCH 9, 2020
5:51 a.m. Fajr Prayer
Special departing group intellect gift…Shared Reflections on the Approach of Ramadhan 2020. A group intellect discussion on what the Blessed Month means and what many hope to achieve.
8 a.m. Arrive Tampa
Farewell…May Allah (SWT) bless all with a safe journey home. As-Salaam-Alaikum.
* All itineraries, times, ports, programming, performances, appearances, and locations subject to change without notice. All Access Pass covers additional expenses of hosting events aboard ship.