Muslim Journal A Time to Be Grateful 2016

Awards Dinner

Dec 6th The Last Day to Register Online

$190.00/ Per Person

Includes: Culture Night, All Adult Workshops, A Time To Be Grateful Awards Ceremony Dinner, Sunday’s Business Networking Brunch & Interfaith Taleem

$25 per Child ($5 additional)
Includes: 2 Days (Saturday and Sunday)  Children’s Activities 9:00am-4:30pm
Friday: Free Family Day (after Jumah) to visit Crown Center Ice Skating, Sea Life Aquarium or Lego Land



Hotel Location:
200 W 12th St, Kansas City, MO
Please use overflow hotel 20 rooms available until November 21st Aladdin Hotel, 1215 Wyandotte St., Kansas City, MO 64105 at $119 per night. Call 877-224-2870 to reserve your hotel room today!

For more information please contact:
Email: ALINSHIRAHKC@GMAIL.COM or call 816-607-1163

If you are Mailing your registration:
Please  ”make payable” to: Al Inshirah c/o ATTBG
P.O. BOX 46277, KCMO 64134

Dec 6th was the Last Day to Register Online. Please register onsite. Thank you

Salahuddin Abdul-Waali for Rates 816-886-8297 $50 One way/ $60 Round Trip

We also have a contract with Super Shuttle for Airport service one way and roundtrips are available

Super Shuttle $30 Roundtrip with FED39 COUPON BOOK ONLINE ONLY (link below)

1.800.BLUEVAN (258.3826)

($3 fee for phone service)

USE THE CODE FED39 for $6 discount off Round trip.

>>>>>>>Book online from MCI airport <<<<<<


Local transportation to different places within the Kansas City Power & Light District:

RIDEKC: Free Public Transportation that can take you from Union Station (Kansas City’s Largest Train Terminal to the hotel in under 20 mins) http://kcstreetcar.org/





A Letter from Our Editor Sis. Ayesha K. Mustafa

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October 2015, Muslim Journal entered its 40th year of continuous weekly publication, standing up on the legacy of those in the struggle to sustain an informed reading public. The first African American newspapers were the Freedom’s Journal published by editors John B. Russwurm and Samuel E. Cornish in 1827, and the directive newspaper, The North Star, published by the ex-slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass in 1847.

Muslim Journal brings forth the mantle passed on by Al Hajji Malcolm X Shabazz, as he represented the Hon. Elijah Muhammad in the creation of the historic Muhammad Speaks newspaper. And now it echoes the independent and progressive Muslim American voice established by Imam W. Deen Mohammed, son of Elijah Muhammad and mentor to Malcolm.

Muslim Journal addresses the misinformation about Muslims, historically, at home and abroad. Its
masthead reads: “Bringing humanity together with truth and understanding.” Its working mantra: “Fill the Void” and “See The Full Picture!” As advocated by Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Muslim Journal is a free press uninhibited by government yet operating within the protections of the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Imam Mohammed said, “While we have the freedom of choices, always choose the BEST among choices….”

The Muslim population of the U.S., projected to be around 12 million, is a diverse ethnic group representing many national origins. Muslim Journal pledges to be representative to all Muslims. The Muslim American is a politically active constituency with two of its adherents winning re-elections to the U.S. Congress (albeit with a majority non-Muslim voting population) – first Keith Ellison representing Minnesota and then Andre Carson representing Indiana.

Muslim Journal is a member newspaper in the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a
network of over 200 African American owned newspapers in the U.S. The NNPA’s target market audience has buying power of $572.1 billion; this coupled with the buying power of 12 million Muslim Americans puts
Muslim Journal in the midst of two giant consumer streams.

Muslim Journal is circulated via paid subscribers and a network of vendors in 175 cities and towns
throughout the U.S. Its subscribers encompass the Caribbean and countries like Saudi Arabia, Malaysia,
Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and South Africa. They are individuals and institution representatives, embassies, congressional offices, libraries, prison institutions, military institutions and schools.

Muslim Journal celebrates with Muslims and non-Muslims its Annual “A Time To Be Grateful” Awards
Dinner: Memphis, Tenn. (2014), South Hampton, Bermuda (2013), Atlanta, Ga. (2012), Washington, D.C. (2011), Louisville, Kentucky (2010) and Newark, N.J. (2009). The celebration’s first five years were held in Chicago, Illinois, with Imam W. Deen Mohammed as its first Keynote Speaker. This celebration has honored great legacies: Muhammad Ali and the Muhammad Ali Center, the pioneering Muslims in Washington, D.C., the Muslim institutions of learning – Clara Muhammad Elementary and W. Deen Mohammed High School of Atlanta, and in Bermuda, we were joined by the Freedom Riders’ legend Ms. Diane Nash, and in Memphis the Civil Rights heroes. Former President Jimmy Carter was asked by one in the audience of “immigrant-based Muslims,” how should they address discrimination. His reply, “Study the African American.” Thus the 13th
Annual celebration in Kansas City, Missouri theme is “Strengthening our Islamic Foundation and Family Life in the Heartland of America”

Visit the Muslim Journal at www.MuslimJournal.net. Request advertising rates via email – ad4mj2@comcast.net. For
editorial and circulation information, email muslimjrnl@comcast.net. Or write to these Departments in care of Muslim Journal, PO Box 19263, Chicago, IL 60619; phone 773-952-8177, fax 773-966-7681. And of course,
SUBSCRIBE! As-Salaam Alaikum, Ayesha K. Mustafaa, Editor