Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Saturday Night Special Session Stories of Resilience: Strengthening the American Muslim Narrative

This year’s convention theme is designed to highlight the different challenges facing American
Muslims today and the critical need to shape the Muslim community. All around the
world and throughout, from trials and tribulations of oppressed minorities to the private
inner struggles of everyday people, are many stories of human resilience to reflect on and
learn from.

In the Quran, Allah says, “We do relate unto thee the most beautiful of stories, in that We reveal
to thee this (portion of the) Qur’an: before this, thou too was among those who knew it not.”(Surah
Yusuf, Verse 3).

What are those stories of resilience? How to best shape and share them? What are some of
the lessons of resilience from which Muslims can learn?

Special Guests: Ilyasah Shabazz, Tawakkol Karman, Mohamed Soltan
Speakers: Azhar Azeez, Suhaib Webb, Omar Suleiman, Yasir Qadhi,
Nouman Ali Khan

Moderator: Osama Idlibi

8:00 – 11:00 pm
Session 10
Hall A