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