by Ilyas Choudry
Muslims should Collaborate with People of Goodwill in the United States to Make a Positive Global Impact:
Honorable AL Green Spoke at ICNA-MAS SCR Convention in Houston
More than 4,000 persons attended the Traditional Thanksgiving Weekend Two-and-a-Half Days ICNA-MAS South Central Region Convention at Hilton Americas in Downtown Houston. People from US States of Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Carolinas, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, and others attended this Convention.
Salient features of the Convention were: “Luncheon with Non-Muslims to Dialogue about Islam & Contemporary World”; “Houston Center of Influence Community Leadership Dinner”; “Speeches in various languages like English, Urdu, Spanish, Bangla, and Arabic”; “Famous Islamic Scholars Shaykh Omer Suleiman, Shakyh Yasir Kazi, Imam Khalid Griggs, & Shaykh Yaser Birjaz speaking on Modern Day Issues & Inspiring Muslims to actively participate in the resolution of these Problems”, “An Urdu Mushaira Conducted by Masood Abadali of ICNA Houston with Famous Poets like Ayaz Mufti, Basit Jalilvi, Afzal Firdous, Ghazanfar Hashmi, Nausha Asrar, Salman Jalali, & others”; “Sports activities for Youth like Kapbadi & Table Tennis”; “Special Sessions for Women & Youth”;“A Colorful & Nice Islamic Bazaar”; “Traditional Food served by Lazzeezza Grill”; and much more.
Convention started with National President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Javaid Siddiqi leading the Jummah Prayers & giving the Khutabah about the main theme of the Convention “Slaves of Allah SWT : Servants of Humanity”.
On Saturday evening, Honorable Congressman AL Green spoke to the audiences in a fiery speech, where he severely criticized the Government Policies of Discrimination against the Minorities, especially the Muslims. He urged the Muslims that they need to stand up and unite with people of goodwill of all religions to bring about a positive change in America & the World.
“Followers of one of the greatest religions Islam the Muslims have to play a pivotal role in making America great and for World Peace,” Honorable ALGreen added.
For more information, one can visit https://www.icnahouston.org