ISRA Convention in Atlanta
The 11th annual convention of ISRA is being held in Atlanta on May 23-25 during the Memorial Day weekend to commemorate Prophet Muhammad's birthday. May Allah's peace and mercy be upon him. The convention will be held at The Berkmar High School Conference Center, 405 Pleasant Hill Road, Lilburn (Atlanta area), Georgia. Muslims from around the country will gather at the convention to listen to the spiritual discourses of national and international Shaykhs and scholars. The theme of this year's convention is "Prophet Muhammad (saws): The Best Of Creation And A Treasure To Humanity"
"At a time when the Prophet's virtues are under attack and when Muslims are troubled by his portrayal in the media by some in the worst light, it becomes extremely important and necessary for us to reflect on his lofty status and noble characteristics", said Sidi Zain Al Abedin, president of ISRA.
"The purpose of this gathering is to remind everyone that Muhammad, Peace be upon him, is the best of creation and the most perfect human being as he manifested Allah's divine attributes of mercy, compassion and kindness through his blessed life", said Abedin. It is only by knowing him that people fall in love with this most beautiful human being. "I was only sent to perfect noble character", said the man declared by Allah as 'A Mercy To All The Worlds'
Prominent national and international scholars and Shaykhs will address the convention. They include Dr. Irfan Ahmed Al Alawi (England), Shaykh Muhammad Bin Yahya Al-Ninowy, (Syria-US), Dr. Sulayman Nyang (Gambia-US),Shaykh Ahmed Tijani Benomer, Shaykh Nooruddin Durkee (US), Shaykh Haroon Rashid Faye (Senegal-US), Al Ustadh Alawi Fadag (Saudi Arabia-US) Shaykh Bye Ibrahim Secca, Shaykh Salahuddin Wazir and others.
Famous Na'at reciters will recite poetry in Arabic, Urdu and English. Qari Shaikh Abdul Khader Multani will recite the Qur'an and the Prophetic Na'at. Other presenters include Al-Ustadh Muhammad Sai'd Hunafa and group presentations of Na'at,Qasidah,Ilahis, Salawaat,and Nashid by the students and youth of several Atlanta area mosques, communities and the Fuqara of Moncks Corner South Carolina and the Murabitun.