Depressed … not at ICNA ’08

Update: Live Webcast here!

I have been going to the ICNA conventions during July 4th weekend for the past couple of years.  I’ve been to more ICNAs than ISNAs and RIS’s.  The best part of ICNA is the parallel Youth Conference organized by Young Muslims.  I am proud member and was former active youth coordinator.  I love helping out with the YM Security and ushering people to each session.  It was my favorite part greeting everyone coming into the lecture hall.  I am not sure who replaced me this year as head, but I’m really depressed that I’m not there this weekend.

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ICNA 2008 Promo


ICNA 2008
This years convention will be held in the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford CT on July 4-6, 2008.

InshaAllah, I’m going to try to come through. Not sure yet.

Islamic Toolbar

UPDATE: The toolbar is no longer being supported and updated. It has been discontinued.

This is really cool and something new to the online Muslim ummah: an Islamic toolbar. It began just for the University of Waterloo MSA, but the brother who developed it contacted me and said he is expanding it for all Muslims around the world. It features:

  • RSS feed of News, Blogs, etc. all related to Islam and Muslims
  • A radio that features Nasheeds (MR Radio is featured on it)
  • Google-powered search bar
  • 10 Islamic TV channels

You can find out more info and download it here. Here is a screen shot: islamic-toolbar.JPG

Reviving the Islamic Spirit 2007 – Trailer

They finally put up the trailer on the site. I added it on YouTube, since I couldn’t find it on there.

http://www.revivingtheislamicspirit.com

RIS Knowledge Retreat

Sunday December 23 to Thursday December 27
Teachers: Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Imam Zaid Shakir, Dr. Umar Faruq Abdullah

RIS Convention

Family Matters: The Basis of a Civil Society

Friday December 28 to Sunday December 30
Spealers: Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah, Dr. Tareq Suwaidan, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Imam Warith Deen Mohammad, Imam Zaid Shakir, Dr. Jamal Badawi, Dr. Abdul Hakim Jackson, Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui, Dr. Umar Faruq Abdullah, Dr. Abdul Hakim Murad, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi, Dr. Jamillah Karim, Pamela Paul, Qari Sheikh Abdelkarim Edghouch, Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari and Shaykh Abu Aliyah