The Annual MAS-ICNA Convention is the largest and most diverse Islamic conventions in North America. The convention takes place in Chicago, Illinois every December during the winter holiday season. By the grace of God and the unique effort of over 300 volunteers, the number of attendees has successfully grown from 1,500 in 2001 to over 25,000 in 2019. 

The Muslim American Society (MAS) and Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) are dynamic, religious, and educational organizations that offer unique programs and services that seek to better the individual and in turn, the greater society by imparting Islamic knowledge, promoting community service, and much more. With similar goals and missions, both Islamic organizations teamed up to produce two successful conventions every year: the MAS Convention in Chicago, Illinois and the ICNA Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. 

As a family oriented event, every year MAS-ICNA Convention chooses a theme that fulfills the needs of the Muslim American family. The themes are often categorized in topics of spirituality, activism and knowledge. The MAS-ICNA Convention offers a wide variety of simultaneously run programs for different ages and interests. Lectures for young adults and youth not only teach the fundamentals of Islam but teach them how to implement the teachings of the Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) in their daily lives and encounters. This year’s theme is “Islam & Modernity: Challenges & Opportunities”  – This year the convention will be held at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

The MAS-ICNA Islamic Convention seeks to provide an atmosphere that is energized by unified praise and worship by offering a variety of lectures which depict solid Islamic teaching.  Every year thousands of people from across the U.S. attend the convention to hear from many renowned world speakers.

In addition to these lectures, the convention provides various programs including: intensive workshops which are provided to help enhance skills that are necessary for success; a diverse and unique 450 Booth-Bazaar and entertainment sessions which include a talent show, Qur’an competition, a kids carnival, and Islamic nasheeds (music). The MAS-ICNA Convention is concluded with the main inspiration night which features guest appearances by star performers!

MEET OUR TEAM

 

Ahmad Abdeljawad

Chair of the Bazaar Committee

Baraa Dalaq

Co-Chair of the Bazaar Committee

Nidal Naser

Operation Director of MAS-ICNA convention

Wafa Manasrah

MAS National Operations Manager

Sham Najjar

Co-Chair of of Guest Relations + Survey Committee

Iman Elgohary

Co-Chair of Guest Relations + Survey Committee

Dalia Hassaballa

Co-Chair of Guest Relations + Survey Committee

Naser Doleh

Services committee chair

Ahmad Rafati

Stage Committee Chair & Operation Manager.

Anaam J. Alrashadeh

Funville Committee Chairwoman

Rammie Ashkar

Co-chair for the Services committee

Zahra Antar

Chair/advisor for MAS/ICNA convention Young Youth committee

Ahmad Alagha

Senior Consultant for Protiviti

Hafsa Dawood

Young Youth Girls - Chair

Hoda Shubair

Young Youth Girls - Co Chair