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October 27-29, 2017, Pasadena, CA International Women’s Conference – A Mental Health Get Away For The Girls…A Weekend Getaway for women to celebrate women’s solidarity. Women from every faith, ethnicity & culture welcome. Featuring Nyame Selassi, author of Gangster to Guru; Sherri Franklin, entrepreneur and founder of Urban Design Center; Dr. Zakiyyah Rashed & Team on Women’s Health Wellness and Zen Workshop; and Banquet Keynote Speaker Ayesha K. Mustafaa, Editor, Muslim Journal. More Presenters TBA. Conference Weekend Registration: $200 all inclusive except accommodations, transportation & parking. Youth (10-17 years) $75. Vendors: $250 (Sat.-Sun. Setup w/meals & workshops). Or daily Vendor Rate: $150 w/meal. Hotel Group Parking Rate $17. Hosted by University of Islam and Clara Muhammad School National Alumni Association, A national non-profit organization. www.Eventbrite.com.  Or email femology@gmail.com. or call Priscilla at (323) 608-5519. The Courtyard Marriott Old Town Pasadena, 180 North Fair Oaks Avenue California 91103. Early Bird Registration Special Ends July 25, 2017. Package ($180) includes meals, workshops, banquet and fashion show. Pre-Registration only.


April 28, 2017, National Getting to Know the CWSC with Mukhtar Muhammad. The show aims to help educate the entire community on CWSC’s conceptualization, evolution and work as a national intelligentsia service center. Listeners will go inside the architecture, mission, vision, and guiding principles of CWSC and its family of intelligentsia components including its broadcasting center, American Muslim 360. Tune in Friday, April 28 @ 9 a.m. EST for a special national presentation with the Executive Director of the Community Wide Shuraa Conference on Episode 2 of Getting to Know the CWSC on the nation’s #1 Islamic radio station American Muslim 360! Click here for the first episode. Leave a listener comment at (910) 317-0297 or email info@cwsc.us.


April 23, National AM360 Welcomes Cynthia McKinney Part II…Join AM360 special presentations host, Latifah Ali for the finale of a conversation with political insider and former U.S. Congresswoman Dr. Cynthia McKinney, on Sunday, April 23rd at 9 a.m. EST. McKinney made history as the first African-American woman elected to represent Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she served six terms in the United States House of Representatives, before leaving the Democratic Party and running for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket in 2008. Click here for Part I of Dr. McKinney’s interview. Join the conversation at (515) 605-9891 or tune in blogtalkradio.com/americanmuslim360.


January 21, 2017, Washington, DC The Women’s March on Washington…American Muslim 360 (AM360) will host special live coverage of the Women’s March on Washington Saturday morning with AM360 host Dr. Ameena Ali. Coverage begins at 10 a.m. EST and is sure to offer a uniquely insightful perspective, as Dr. Ameena Ali, a women’s social justice advocate, host of AM360’s The Birth of Women, and founder of A Mother’s Peace.


January 20, 2017, National MCWSC Live Telethon Debrief & Thank You…Join the AM360 CEO, the CWSC Executive Director and Board at the Friday CWSC Roundtable at 9 a.m. EST on January 20th to thank the Community for the tremendous support during our most recent Radio-Telethon. Until then, we wish you a successful commemoration of the Dr. King Holiday and a Blessed Jumuah. Join us live on air at (515) 605-9891 or tune in blogtalkradio.com/americanmuslim360.. You can support the mission anytime by phone at (910) 317-0297 or email info@cwsc.us and tell us your name, telephone and email and a representative will assist you with making your tax deductible gift. Of course the easiest way is just to click on the secure blue button at the top right of this page.


January 16, 2017, National A Day of Service: Honoring Dr. King and the Dream!…Otune in to tonite’s Special Live AM360 Broadcast – In Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Living the Dream…It means committing to the work to achieve excellence in our personal, family, professional, civic, and community life. Join us for a special remembrance and reflection with your AM360 hosts Imam Nadim Ali, Dr. Ameenah Ali, and Imam Karriem Hameed. Join us live on air at (515) 605-9891 or tune in blogtalkradio.com/americanmuslim360.


UOINAAJuly 29, 2015, Detroit, MI Muhammad/Mohammed School’s National Alumni Reunion…Over 85 Years Ago in Detroit and Chicago, a school system for African American children was formed. Now the University Of Islam and Clara Muhammad School National Alumni Association hosts the Muhammad/Mohammed School’s National Alumni Reunion every two years in a different state. In 2016, they’re honoring classes and graduates of the University of Islam 1930’s-1950’s. Theme: School Pioneers, “Our Inspiration, with Stories Shared and Knowledge to Access.” Now accepting nominations for the NAA School Pioneer Awards. Nominate your favorite teacher etc. Submission deadline: June 1, 2016. By Priscilla c/o SCMS National Alumni Association (CMS NAA), Organizer. The M/M NAAR UOI & SCMS is a 501(c)(3) Organization. A national non profit (community and education based) organization. Event site: Northwestern Activity Center, Detroit Michigan. Contact Information: priscilla@scms-alumniassoc.org. 323 608-5519. www.scms-alumniassociation.org.


BOSTONMassachusettsJune 24-26, 2016, Boston, MA Being Human, An Alien Approach: A Ramadan Session that is Outta of this World Yet, Down to EarthThe Muslim Student Association (MSA) of Roxbury Community College in partnership with the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and Masjid Al-Quran, invites you to a Ramadan Session to challenge Islamic misnomers while elevating Champions! The MSA  hosts an intensive Quranic study session to encourage non-Muslims to drop out of “popular media university” and re-enroll back into “experiential learning” by challenging all to reflect on the spiritual teachings of Islam’s fundamentals, rather than relying on media by default. The event features musician and Imam, Wali Ali; Arabic reciter Aminah Muhammad (TX) on polygamy in Islam; Salwa Abd-Allah, founder of the Islamic think tank Ijtihad Institute presents “Learning Allah.” American Muslim 360 Radio host and author Nimat Shaheed (CA) speaks from her book: He is the Creator: Attributes of Allah; TV Producer Zarinah Shakir speaks on Buiding Abrahamic Partnerships and shares two film productions. Tahirah Abdullah of Grenada, a Muslim physician practicing in the ways of Prophet Muhammed’s (S) medicine, presents on medicinal arts like cupping; and Dr. Lesa Mahmoud (MA) of Gallery Eye Care LLC speaks on eyecare, eye candy and iridology.

Activities include the Islamic Freedom Bus Tour through the landscape of Islamic history in Boston over the last 50 years with stops at the homes of El-Hajj Malik Shabazz and Louis Farrakhan’s childhood home. Local politicians and social justice activists are expected to attend. Supplemental programs will also be hosted at Northeastern University and Andover Newton Theological School. Suggested Donation: $15 Students / $30 Individuals / $45 Families. Contact Latifa Ali, learnwlatifa@gmail.com, (617) 407-4417. For more information and to register for the scheduled events go to: Being Human Registration.For a glimpse of what you will discover see this video: Understanding Ramadan Session 2016 Boston Video.



MALIJune 10-12, Houston, TX Muslim American Logic Institute 2016 Qur’anic Conference…Muslim American Logic Institute (M.A.L.I.) was founded and directed by Imam Salim MuMin of Detroit, Michigan. It is a premiere online learning institute for comprehending Qur’anic Arabic. M.A.L.I. is an institution devoted to the study and preservation of Muslim American Qur’anic logic and teaching of Al-Islam in America. The M.A.L.I. conference occurs annually throughout the United States. The conference showcases the accomplishments of current institute students who study Qur’anic Arabic year-round with the support of recognized leaders in the study of Qur’anic Arabic. Additionally, the M.A.L.I. conference is designed to inspire Muslims in various regions of the United States to take up the study of the Final Revelation in its orginal language. Contact: Masjid Warithuddeen Mohammed | 6641 Bellfort Avenue, Houston, Texas 77087 | (713) 649-7789 | http://masjidwdmohammed.com | Br. Elijah Salahuddin at 713-385-1215 or Imam Eugene Farooq at 832-545-9068.



NewMedinaRetreatRetreatMay 27-29, Sumrall, MS 30th Annual New Medinah Islamic Retreat 2016 …Celebrating Our Legacy & Shaping Our Future. The Annual Retreat is sponsored by the New Medinah community based in Southwest Mississippi on 64 acres in Marion/Lamar County area. Invited guests and activities include: Imam Yahya Abdullah, Imam Qasim Ahmed, Sister Aneesah Dawan, Imam FurQan Muhammad, and Imam Salahuddin Haneef. Activities include a Cultural Night (Amazing entertainment), workshops, fishing, horseback riding, basketball tournament, swimming (come prepared), hay rides, barn fire, halal marshmallow roasts, a moon walk, a water slide (children), Saturday evening banquet, Sunday Talim, food and merchandise vending booths, and camping out (showers on site) or at area hotels. For more information visit www.newmedinah.com, email newmedinahevents@yahoo.com, call 601-447-2711 or write: Masjid Al-Halim of New Medinah, 16 Al-Halim Road, Sumrall, MS  39482. Vendor information: Mikal Uqdah (601) 620-6358, Technical questions? Contact Sabir Abdul-Haqq at 601-543-9600.


image.pngApril 8-10, 2016, Capitol Heights, MD 4th Annual NASIM & 2nd Interfaith Comedy Show Concert…An event presented in the spirit of universal kinship, providing an opportunity for us to come together to promote cultural and religious diversity, promote the inherent goodness of the human soul, have fun and laugh together. Sponsored by New Africa Students of Imam W. Deen Mohammed & the Masjid Muhammad Washinton, DC (the Nation’s Mosque) at The Hampton Conference Center, 207 W. Hampton Place, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. Contact: www.thenationsmosque.org or Masjid Muhammad, 1519 Islamic Way, 4th St, NW, Washington, DC 20001. 202-483-8832 or Fitrah Muhammad at 202-425-5815.

April 1, 2016 Jackson, MSIMOC Building Bridges for America: Connecting Americans with Muslim Heritage…Throughout April 2016, the International Museum of Muslim Cultures (IMMC) celebrates its 15th anniversary and hosts its first Islamic Heritage Month celebration as Mayor Tony Yarber issues a March 22, 2016 Proclamation designating every April as “Islamic Heritage Month.” Join in a series of free public events under the theme “Building Bridges for America: Connecting Americans with Muslim Heritage,” including educational programs featuring Muslims’ diversity, history and contributions to America and the world – drawing from the cultures of Arab Americans, East Asian culture, African and African American cultures and others including Turkish, Afghanistani, Iranian and Indonesian. The month will culminate with a day-long citywide Islamic Heritage Festival drawing from communities throughout the state…showcasing ethnic foods, clothing, music, arts & crafts. performances via media, films, music and exhibits at the Arts Center of Mississippi, 201 E. Pascagoula St., Jackson, MS 39201, Tel. (601) 960-0440.

The Propagation CongregationMarch 18, 2016, National – The Propagation Congregation entered the following Broadjam Top 10 charts today “Jesus I Believe In Thee” entered the New Age Religious Top 10 at #2! Check out the New Age – Religious Top 10. Help us to make it number 1. Listen and download for just 99 cents. Also, “Are You Too Proud to Pray” is in the top ten at #10 on the chart. Push it up, listen and download www.broadjam.com/Bilal. Contact Bilal Yasin El-Amin, The Propagation Congregation, Richmond, Virginia 232203113 and at http://www.broadjam.com/Bilal.


IWAComing March 2016, Richmond, VACarrying the Load: The Life and Times of Sister Clara Evans Muhammad…a theatrical performance presented by author, poet, artistic director and playwright Mahasin D. Shamsid-Deen of the Islamic Writers Alliance in coordination with the Richmond 2016 Acts of Faith Festival in a Support Women Arts Now event. Thespians and sponsors call 804-931-0847, email wovenorbits@gmail.com or visit Woven Orbits.


Amadou ShakurJanuary 21-31, 2015, Online Muslim Empowerment Institute (MEI) Fundraiser…Please support the continued building of the newly-launched national education initiative of the Islam in America Movement (IAM) and Imam Amin Nathari. The fundraising campaign on LaunchGood, “the crowdfunding site for incredible Muslim projects”, has been extended to run through January 31, 2016! We only have a limited time to reach our goal and receive some matching funds from a committed supporter!  Please watch the video and support with a donation today atwww.LaunchGood.com/MEI. And please share with others! Thank you and may Allah Reward you!

Amadou ShakurJanuary 9, 2015, Charlotte, NC Islam Comes to America in Chains. How Islam arrived in America with Professor Amadou Shakur, Executive Director for the Center for African Diaspora, history professor, University of Qatar Islamic History, AM360 talk show host for the Open Forum, and distinguished lecturer in the CWSC national speakers bureau, at the monthly Islamic history lecture and Discussion Series: Islam Comes to America in Chains. How Islam arrived in America, the central characters and their autobiographies and impact of Muslims on early American attitudes towards Islam. Sponsored by Masjid Ash Shaheed, 400 West Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28213 on  January 9, 2016 2-4pm EST. For more information call (704) 464-1137.



MuslimJournalDecember 4-5, 2015 Philadelphia, PA 12th Annual A Time to Be Grateful Awards Ceremony. Muslim Journal invites you to the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at their 12th Annual Gala Healing Humanity: Through Shared Freedom Space, featuring Culture Night, Awards Dinner, Business Breakfast and more. Hosted by the Center for Human Excellence Campus at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue 4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131. For reservations, use Muslim Journal ATTBG Group Code: MUS at (215) 879-4000. For more information, email: UMBA-Philly@gmail.com, visit www.umba-philly.com or www.muslimjournal.net or call (267) 844-2158.


International Museum of Muslim CulturesNovember 12, 2015 Jackson, MS Early Christian-Muslim Encounters: The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad in Historical Context. The International Museum of Muslim Cultures Mississippi Arts Center presents the Director of The Covenants of the Prophet Foundation and a scholar on Islam, presents Dr. John A. Morrow in a special interfaith presentation with a journey back to the seventh century, when Islam surged out of Arabia and came into contact with Christian, Jewish, and Zoroastrian communities in the Middle East. Gain unprecedented insight into the Prophet Muhammad’s perspective on pluralism and diversity. Register. Presentation begins at 6 pm. at 201 East Pascagoula Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39201. (601) 960-0440.

MoralSummitWeekendOctober 30 – November 1, 2015, Charlotte, NC Moral Summit Weekend Islam, Ethics and Moral Code in 2015 and Beyond…Charlotte’s Masjid Ash-Shaheed invites you to examine the impact of morality and ethics within our community and personal life. Weekend lineup includes 10/30/2015 1:30pm-Jumah Prayer: Imam Rashad Abdul Rahman, Atlanta, GA 7pm- MSW Family Night 8pm MSW Halaqa: Imam Abdul Azeez: Bridging the Gap between Youth, Young Adults & Pioneers Saturday, 10/31/2015 9-430- Workshops: Spiritual, Personal, Educational, Professional Life and Legal & Ethical Dilemmas in Moral Code 7pm- MSW 2015 Gala Sunday, 11/01/2015 11am- Youth Presentation 12pm- Public Address: Moral Code in 2015 and Beyond, Imam Rashad Abdul Rahman 1:30pm- MSW Family Day! Masjid Ash-Shaheed, 400 West Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28213. Call (704) 598-4274.


bilalartNovember 21, 2015 Los Angeles, CA Celebrating Our Young Leaders 32nd Annual Testimonial to Leadership Banquet. You’re invited to help honor the achievements of our young leaders in education, propagation, business, health, politics, culture, civic life and more at the USC Radisson Hotel, 3540 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California @ 6 – 9 pm. Contact Debra Hasan at (323) 233-9739 or email bilalcenter@aol.com. Proceeds benefit rebuilding the masjid.


ILOCOctober 15, 2015 Havana Cuba International  1st International Inter-Religious Forum on Inter- Religious Dialogue and World Peace. The Islamic league of Cuba in conjunction with the Cuban  Interreligious Platform invite you to Havana Cuba on October 15-16, 2015 to the Palace of Conventions for a historic interfaith gathering. Topics include: World peace and the fight against terrorism and extremism; Interreligious dialogue; Religious families in a civil society; Religious women: goals & challenges; Religious plurality and cultural diversity; Social activism in religion and many more. For hotel reservations contact:Havana Tour. Personnel: Ing. Caridad Sago, Telephone: +53 720 197 80. Contact President of the Islamic League of Cuba,  Imam Yahya Pedro Lazo Torres at +53 527 210 17.

MSRRforE1September 7, 2015 Atlanta, GA Mohammed Schools of Atlanta’s 35th Annual Road Race For Education. Bring the family for a day of fun and exercise at Mohammed Schools of Atlanta’s 35th Annual Road Race for Education on Monday, September 7, 2015 with the 5K Race starting at 8:30 am and 1-mile Fun Run at 8:20 am. On site registration begins at 7:00 am. Jazzercise begins at 7:30 am. Atlanta Masjid Parking Lot, 560 Fayetteville Rd, SE, Atlanta, GA 30316. Prizes: 1st Place $250 Male and Female. 2nd Place $150 Male and Female winners. Log on at roadraceforeducation or call (404) 378-4219…A benefit for Mohammed Schools of Atlanta.

August 22, 2015, Cleveland, OH Celebrating the Institution of Marriage! Saturday August 22 @ 5pm, The Muslim Men’s Association of Masjid Bilal celebrates marriage by honoring outstanding muslim and non-muslim couples who have been married 20, 30 and even 40+  years to show the community and especially children the importance of marriage and family life. A donation of $25.00 per ticket includes dinner, entertainment from a local jazz band, award for honorees and hosting of guest speakers. Tables of eight tickets are $200.00. Masjid Bilal. 7401 Euclid Ave. Call (216)391-8899 for further information.

BrotherImamAugust 22, 2015, Philadelphia, PA BROTHER IMAM The Life, Leadership & Legacy of Wallace D. Mohammed. See a remarkable story of courage, faith and transformation. True Human Empowerment Media presents the long awaited one-man stage play of 7 characters performed by Benjamin Musheer Bilal with the music, the message, the milestones, the man on Saturday, August 22, 2015 @ 6pm at Masjidullah – Center for Human Excellence, 7401 Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia, PA. Call 516.300.2257 or visit Brother Imam the Play (search-brother imam)!


YarrotMahmoudAugust 14, 2015, Washington, DC Ceremonial Islamic Funeral Prayer for Historic African Muslim Slave Yarrow on Friday, August 14, 2015, 4pm at 3324 Dent Place NW, Washington, DC, sponsored by the Nation’s Mosque (of America), Masjid Muhammad, in coordination with the DC Historic Preservation Office of Planning…a ceremonial funeral prayer and program for the noted enslaved African Muslim, Yarrow Mamout (d. 1823). Yarrow, an enslaved African Muslim, won his freedom, read and wrote Arabic. Believed to be of the Fulani of West Africa when captured, Mamout was skilled in real estate, law and finance. Event invited speakers: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Dr. Lonnie Bunch, Director of the National Museum of African American History, Ambassadors from Guinea, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal and more.. Media Contact: Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, 2015 Yarrow Mamout Archaeology Project, 202-577-5695, abdurrahim.r@gmail.com and Fitrah Muhammad Executive Assistant, 202-425-5815, info@thenationsmosque.org, execassistant@thenationsmosque.org.

June 12 -13, 2015, Philadelphia, PA 23rd Annual Islamic Heritage Festival & Parade! Friday & Saturday June 12 & 13, 2015 at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. Hosted by Islamic Cultural Preservation and Information Council (ICPIC). Join our annual tradition of celebrating our Islamic Heritage in a festival of unity and fellowship! Events start with a parade that showcases the Muslim community and the positive presence of Islam here in Philadelphia and throughout the country. Call (610) 352-0424 or (212) 222-0520. Look forward to seeing you!

May 9, 2015, Philadelphia, PA MECCA Summer Camp Expo! Saturday, May 9 at 10am. Masjidullah, Inc. Want a Summer Camp with Islamic Studies and Fun too? Come to the MECCA Summer Camp Expo! Call 215-424-4480 for details.

May 1, 2015, National 40 and Forward Islam in Black America Symnposium with Amin Nathari.  Get fired up wih community activist, author and public speaker Amin Nathari with the 40 and Forward Islam in Black America Symnposium nationwide…examining the past, assessing the present, and looking toward the future. Blessed Jumah. Contact info@aminnathari.com or (404) 857-3532.

April 25, 2015, West Palm Beach, FL New Africa of the Palm Beaches Family Interfaith Picnic.  Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8am – 6pm, Dyer Park, 7301 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. A great gathering for the entire family, join us and you’ll see. Email neeshasfashions@gmail.com or RSVP at  (561) 312-9771 or (561) 309-5476.  Meet new friends and fellowship with lots of food.

April 18, 2015, Washington, DCLaugh for Education. The Nation’s Mosque’s in Washington, DC hosts 1st Interfaith Comedy Show Fundraiser with the theme “Laugh for Education.” on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7pm, at the Sheraton Silver Springs Hotel, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The comedy show will be hosted by Preacher Moss of “Allah Made Me Funny” and May May the daughter of humanitarian great Muhammad Ali.

April 13, 2015, Washington, DC First United National Muslim Advocacy Day. The U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), invites you as a delegate in the first united American Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, Monday, April 13 from 8am to 5pm, and evening reception 6 to 8pm, the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.  This event connects national, regional and state Muslim organizations, community members and activists with over a third of the House of Representatives and half the Senate. Face-to-face meetings between Muslim delegates and legislators will focus on domestic priorities of the American Muslim community.

March 13, 2015, Philadelphia –  3-Day National Islamic Education Symposium of the Sister Clara Muhammad School sponsored by Masjidullah Center for Human Excellence on March 13-15, 2015 at 7401 Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia, PA 19138

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