Islam in America

Al Inshirah Islamic Center

Islam in America

An Interfaith Symposium

April 15, 2012 • 2:00 – 5:00 PM

UMKC, Student Union, Room 401 • 5100 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110

Join us for an illuminating symposium where three prominent religious scholars

discuss the history, development and future of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism

in America. This interactive symposium aims to enhance participants’ role in

shaping the growing presence of Islam within our pluralistic culture.


Biagio Mazza Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed Alan Edelman

Pastoral Associate, National Director, Office for Associate Executive Director,

St. Sabina’s Parish, Interfaith and Community Alliances, Islamic Jewish Federation of Greater

Belton, MO. Society of North America, Washington, DC. Kansas City, Overland Park, KS.


Admission and Parking are Free

For campus map and parking lot locations go to:


The symposium is organized by the

Muslim Students’ Association, University of Missouri-Kansas City,

with support from Midland Islamic Council and the Islamic Society of North




(All events held at UMKC Campus)



ime Sess ion Title/Speaker Track

MYNA and MSA Programs

Room 310 Flarsheim Hall

10:30 am – 12:00 Muslim 24X7- Mission Possible MSA/MYNA

Dr. Kia Jahed

12:30 – 1:45 pm Lunch +


Zuhr All

2:00 – 3:30 pm Interactive Discussions MYNA

Dr. Kia Jahed

3:45 – 4:45 pm MYNA and You MYNA

Dr. Khan & Iyad Alnachef

Interfaith Symposium

Room 402, Student Union


5:00 pm Islam in AmericaDr. Sayeed, Pastor Mazza,

and Rabbi Edelman

Banquet Program

Room 402, Student Union

6:30 – 6:50 pm Guests arrival and Registration

6:55 – 9:30 pm


Welcome by Imran Puthawala, Co-chair,UMKC-MSA




Introduction by Dr. Syed Eqbal Hasan



Quranic recitation by Imam Dahee



Remarks by Ahmed ElHattab, Executive Director,ISNA Development Foundation (IDF); and

Iyad Alnachef, Director, Youth Programming and

Services, Islamic Society of North America






Maghrib prayers



Keynote Speech,

Muslim Americans:Building a Vibrant and Faithful Community


byDr. Sayyid M. Syeed, National Director, Office

for Interfaith & Community Alliances, Islamic

Society of North America






Award ceremony

For tickets, please contact:

Br. Shakil Haider (913) 687-3900,

Br. Eqbal Hasan (913) 233-6203,

Sr. Sofia Khan (913) 523-4113,

or via email at: info@midlandcouncil.com



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