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Thursday, June 30, 2016
CAIR-Chicago participated in both the ISNA convention and the Mosque Cares convention this past Labor Day weekend.
CAIR set up a full-time booth at the ISNA convention, shared by CAIR-Chicago, where the new CAIR logo was launched. The new brand was launched to better represent CAIR’s mission statement and work. In addition to new CAIR paraphernalia, passers-by were provided with ample information on the services CAIR provides to Muslims in the United States. Information on CAIR-Chicago was also available to local constituents. CAIR and CAIR-Chicago officials spoke and moderated several sessions.
The ISNA convention is the largest Islamic Convention in the United States, which includes a bazaar of 500 booths, a series of lectures and workshops, an entertainment program and a 'meet the author program'. The convention took place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, Illinois.
CAIR-Chicago also set up a full-time booth at the Mosque Cares convention, now officially known as the ‘American Muslim Convention’. CAIR-Chicago staff was readily available to Imam W. D. Mohammad ministries’ constituents to answer any questions they might have, as well as to inform them of the services available to them via CAIR-Chicago.
CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director Ahmed Rehab, and Communications Coordinator, Sultan Muhammad, met with Imam W.D. Muhammad as his guests during the convention's main event which showcased the community’s new and exciting businesses ranging from clothing to real estate.
The American Muslim Convention takes place annually under the auspices of the Mosque Cares. The Mosque Cares is an Islamic community in association with the leadership of Imam W.D. Muhammad (For more information visit www.themosquecares.com). The convention took place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL.