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Connection With American Society

  1. 1. ICNA Sisters Wing: Connection to American Society Saadia Z. Yunus
  2. 2. What is ICNA Sisters Wing? <ul><li>Organization struggling towards establishing the Deen in this land </li></ul><ul><li>1970's on  motivating Muslims to wake up to their obligations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect their identities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spread the message </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Striving to achieve its objectives through an organized struggle— a national Islamic movement—ICNA </li></ul>
  3. 3. ICNA Sisters Wing—Aims <ul><li>ICNA Sisters Wing is trying to accomplish many goals, all of which assist in establishing a connection with this society </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usra-tul-Maria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dawah activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Islam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MCNA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperating with Others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upcoming Family Program of ICNA </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Usra-tul-Maria <ul><li>Established about 5 years ago for English-speaking sisters </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the Tarbiyah Department of ICNA Sisters Wing </li></ul><ul><li>Provides the resources for individual and collective tarbiyah </li></ul><ul><li>Building knowledge of Deen and society—training sessions, seminars, members’ meetings, etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Dawah Activites <ul><li>Working on both the individual and collective levels to spread the message of Islam </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies and techniques are developed for effective dawah to non-Muslims as well as Muslims </li></ul><ul><li>Distributing dawah material (Islamic literature, flyers, handouts, etc.) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Islam <ul><li>A subdivision of the Dawah Department </li></ul><ul><li>Works to spread the true message of Islam to non-Muslims </li></ul><ul><li>Has a program for mentoring, guiding, bonding with new Muslimahs </li></ul><ul><li>Ansar Project, Shahadah classes </li></ul>
  7. 7. MCNA <ul><li>Muslim Children of North America </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching children, raising them according to Qur’an and Sunnah </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the society they live in and teaching them to be strong in their Deen </li></ul><ul><li>Companion magazine reaches out to children all over the U.S. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Noor <ul><li>ICNA Sisters Wing’s magazine in English </li></ul><ul><li>Created as a source for not only Muslim women and their families, but also as a source of dawah </li></ul><ul><li>Articles on topics relating to society and issues dealing with everyday life </li></ul>
  9. 9. Online Institute <ul><li>Goal—to offer members a chance to further develop the skills/ knowledge and understanding that they have </li></ul><ul><li>Creating effective da’ees (callers to Allah) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cooperating with Others <ul><li>Relations with other organizations are defined based on the Qur’anic principle: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Cooperate on the basis of righteousness and piety and do not cooperate in the matters of disobedience&quot; (Qur’an 5:2) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Future Plans <ul><li>ICNA’s Family Campaign for this year—to strengthen the most important unit of society </li></ul><ul><li>Educate Muslims and fellow citizens of other faiths about family values in Islam </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger relationship with Islamic Centers and Masajid </li></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>ICNA Sisters Wing is working diligently to establish Allah’s Deen in the Land </li></ul><ul><li>Through many of its programs, ICNA Sisters Wing works to establish a connection with society to better achieve its goals </li></ul>
  13. 13. Du’a <ul><li>May Allah (swt) help this organization in achieving its aims and may He accept all of the efforts of every single worker of this beautiful movement. </li></ul><ul><li>May He make us all successful in dunya and Akhirah. </li></ul><ul><li>AMEEN </li></ul>

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