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Radio Interview about the Conference

August 1, 2009

Last week, two of the conference organizers appeared on local radio, 1480 AM WGVU, to promote the Islam in America conference.  Below are some clips from the hour long interview.

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Conference Schedule – Detailed Itinerary

July 31, 2009

What follows below is a working itinerary of the conference.  Keep watching this post for updates and additions to the itinerary.  Saturday’s schedule has been extended and Sunday’s schedule has been added.


11:00 AM – 12:00PM – Welcome Reception

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Registration

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Friday Sermon and Prayer – all are welcome

2:00 – 2:30 PM – Registration/Break

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM – History of Science in Islām

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM – Break

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM – Recent Controversies about the Prophet Muḥammad

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Afternoon (’Aṣr) Prayer

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Environmentalism and Animal Rights in Islām

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Dinner

8:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Sunset (Maghrib) Prayer

9:00 PM – 10:15 PM – Muslim Scholars on the Current Economic Crisis

10:15 PM – 10:30 PM – Night (’Ishā‘) Prayer


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Women’s Rights in Islām

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Noon (uhr) Prayer

2:30 – 3:45 PM – Islām in a Secular Humanist Society

3:45 PM – 4:15 – Break

4:15 – 5:30 – Human Rights in Islām

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Afternoon (’Aṣr) Prayer

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – The Islāmic View on Evolution vs. Intelligent Design

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Dinner

8:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Sunset (Maghrib) Prayer

9:00 PM – 10:15 PM – The True Islāmic Position on Terrorism and the 9/11 Attacks

10:15 PM – 10:30 PM – Night (’Ishā‘) Prayer


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Was Islām Spread by the Sword?

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM – Closing Remarks

Islam in America Conference 2009!!!

July 30, 2009

Click here for a print version of the flier

Islam in America Conference 2009!! | Grand Rapids MI, USA
August 7-9, 2009CE

Confirmed Speakers:
Maalik Adam
Abu Ri’aayah Abdur-Razzaaq
Kashiff Khan

WHERE: Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Grand Rapids Airport
5401 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | Suites: $69.00 per night | Call: 616-940-8100 | Use code: “Islam in America Seminar”

WHEN: Friday August 7th – Sunday August 9th

For more information: | 616.516.5621

Keep watching this blog for updates…

Helpful Links for Media

July 30, 2009

Islam in America Conference
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Rapids Airport
August 7 – 9, 2009

For the Media
Helpful Links:

Sunnah Publishing: This page contains information about Sunnah Publishing, who is sponsoring the Islam in America Conference.

Islam in America Conference: This page contains detailed information about the mission and goals of the Islam in America Conference Schedule.

Conference Schedule: This page contains the Islam in America Conference schedule – a detailed itinerary.

Press Release: This page contains the official Islam in America Conference press release.

Trailers: This page contains the trailer for the Islam in America Conference.

Speakers: This page contains brief bio of each the speakers.

In the News: This page contains an archive of news stories about the Conference.

FAQ: This page contains the most commonly asked questions about the Islam in America Conference.

Links: This page contains links to the more information about Islam.

Contact Sunnah Publishing:
Use the contact information below to contact us with questions or concerns:

Salahuddin Ali
Executive Director
(616) 516-5621

Trailer for Islam in America Conference

August 11, 2008

Please take a couple of minutes to view the trailer, comment and pass it on:

Press Release About the Conference

July 23, 2008

Click below to access the press release:


July 9, 2009
Contact:  Maaz Qureshi

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, July 9, 2009:  Sunnah Publishing, a non-profit Islamic media publisher, will be sponsoring a first-of-its-kind, large scale educational conference “Islam in America”.  The conference will begin Friday, August 7, 2009 with a media reception at 11:00 followed by a Friday Sermon and lectures that will continue through Sunday August 9, 2009 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Grand Rapids Airport, 5401 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

The conference is free and everyone is encouraged attend, Muslim and non-Muslim.  The goal of “Islam in America” is to educate and inform the West Michigan community of:
1.     Orthodox Islam’s condemnation of extremism, terrorism, the 9/11 attacks, and terrorists, such as Osama Bin Laden.
2.     Recent misconceptions about Islam’s true message, the Prophet Muhammad, women’s rights, and the spread of Islam.
3.     Islam’s view on current hot topics in America, such as the economic crisis, environmentalism, animal rights, secularism, science, evolution, and intelligent design.

Sunnah Publishing opened in 2004 and has been at the forefront of condemning acts of terrorism and extremism.  They have published many books, articles, e-books, lectures, teach weekly classes on Islam, and maintain two popular websites: and  For more information call (616) 516-3937 or visit them online at:

The Conference Venue

June 11, 2008

As should be known by now, the conference venue will be the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Grand Rapids MI from Friday August 29th-Sunday August 31st – Allah willing.

For those planning to attend from out of town, please call: 616-940-8100 to book a room, as they are going fast.  Be sure to explain that you are coming for the ‘Islam in America Seminar’ in order to get the $69.00 a night discount.  We hope to see you there.

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