Stand with the Prophet!

Frustrated with Islamophobes in media and politics defaming the Prophet?
Fuming over the recent anti-Islam Hollywood movie?
Feeling helpless?

Isn't it time we invested in defending our Prophet?

Join Sound Vision's ground-breaking International Seerah conference for the first time in Chicago, "Stand with the Prophet in Honor and Respect" on April 19th, 2014, to be part of the solution!

Ready to Join the Movement to Defend the Prophet?

This is not an event. It is the beginning of a movement. A movement to defend Prophet Muhammad, his person, and his message. Salla Allahu Alaihe wa Sallam

This conference will raise funds to establish a Strategic Communication Center for the Muslim community, which will develop effective responses to anti-Islamic attacks, as well as to train young Muslims in media.

Saturday, April 19, 2014. 4:30pm CST for appetizers, registration and Asr. the program begins at 5:30 PM Sharp. 

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 9291 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018

Speakers (Awesome Lineup!):

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Lord Nazir Ahmed (UK), Dr. Abdalla Idris Ali (Canada), Prof. John Esposito (DC), Sister Ayesha Adawiyya (NY), Shk. Kifah Mustafa, Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, Imam Ousman Drame, Imam Musa Azam

Nasheeds, Naat, Hamd in English, Urdu, Arabic, Bangla.

$30 per person (Includes appetizers, program, parking & the dinner). After April 13, $50.

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Be Part of the Solution:
Media is Making the Life of Muslims Difficult by Turning our Neighbors against us

Media Causes Negative Opinion of Muslims

1,250 anti-Muslim films are repeatedly aired on American television throughout the year, in addition to the likes of Fox TV, which routinely broadcasts anti-Muslim programs and commentary. The internet is littered with anti-Muslim information, images, and videos.

The Impact of Negative Media is Enormous on the Lives of Muslims:

  • Muslims are the least employed, according to a Gallup Poll.
  • Young Muslims are developing self-hate and are moving away from Islam.
  • 50% of Arab-Americans have clinical signs of depression, according to Yale University research.
  • More of our neighbors now hold negative opinions of Islam and Muslims, as compared to immediately after 9/11.

Dropping Postive Rating of Muslims

A Common Sense Solution:
Counter Negative Media with Positive Media

But this would require prioritizing our resources.

We must tell our story
We must learn the art of communication
We must thoughtfully & professionally respond to Islamophobes

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What will Our "Strategic Communication Centre" or Studio do for the Muslim Community and Our Neighbors?

  1. Rapid Response & Crisis Communication: When real events warrant, like the Danish Cartoon controversy, Sharia ban, Quran burning, etc., we articulate fresh talking points and content quickly, and in a timely manner, working with professionals to disseminate it through community spokespersons and our allies.
  2. Do for Islam what Khan Academy has done for math and science: By producing short, seven to 10-minute lessons taught by master teachers about the basics of Islam for our children and for our neighbors.
  3. Coordinate & Serve as a Content Clearinghouse: Collect, reframe, and disseminate the existing wealth of content, and coordinate Muslim responses through Masjids, as well as regional and national organizations.
  4. Train & Build Capacity: Train 30 young Muslims a year to communicate Islamic points of view effectively.

It is like building a Masjid in the hearts of young Muslims.

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5 Reasons to Attend the International Seerah Conference:

  1. First of its kind international conference on the life and legacy of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him
  2. Impressive line-up of inspiring speakers
  3. Awesome event for the entire family
  4. Not just another conference, but a a solution-oriented message
  5. Opportunity to help build the first of its kind Strategic Communication Center for the Muslim community in Chicago

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Confirmed Speakers

Lord Nazir Ahmed from UK is a member of the British House of Lords.He founded the British Muslim Councillors' Forum and was aJustice of the Peace between 1992 and 2000. He was both the first Asian councillor of Rotherham and the town's youngest magistrate. He led the first delegation on behalf of the British Government on the Muslim pilgrimage of the Hajj.
bProfessor John Esposito of Georgetown University, our keynote speaker, may be the most prominent scholar attacked by Muslim haters. World governments, corporations, universities, and the media consults him as a balanced non-Muslim voice on Islam. A former President of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, he is currently the President of the American Academy of Religion. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World (6 vols.); The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World (4 vols.), The Oxford History of Islam, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, and The Islamic World: Past and Present (3 vols.). His has authored more than 45 books and monographs which have been translated into more than 35 languages.
bAbdalla Idris Ali, probably the most loved president of ISNA (1992-1997), he developed and implemented Islamic and Arabic Studies curricula for elementary and junior high students. He is considered a pioneer in the area of Islamic education in North America.
cAisha H.L. Al-Adawiya is the Founder of Women In Islam Inc., an organization of Muslim women which focuses on human rights and social justice. Ms. al-Adawiya represents Muslim women in United Nations forums. She also coordinates Islamic input for the Preservation of the Black Religious Heritage Documentation Project of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Ms. Al-Adawiya serves on numerous boards related to the interests of the global Islamic community, including the Interfaith Center of New York; KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights; New York Jobs With Justice; Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition; Muslim Consultative Network; The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial Educational and Cultural Center (The Shabazz Center).

Imam Kifah Mustapha is the Chairman of the Illinois Council for Imams and Scholars and the Associate Director of the Mosque Foundation.

He is a member on the Advisory Board of Mission and Spiritual Care for Advocate Health Group in Illinois.Imam Kifah Mustapha is the representative of Dar Al Fatwa of Lebanon on behalf of the Lebanese Sunni Muslims in the US. Kifah is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Council for the Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation and a member of the Advisory Board of American Islamic College in Chicago.

fImam Ousmane Drame of Mali is a graduate of Madinah who gives khutbas in four languages.
hImam Musa Azam in an entrepreneur, a Hafiz and an Imam in the greater Chicago land. 
hImam Abdul Malik Mujahid is President of Sound Vision, the Chair of the Parliament of World's Religions, Chair of Burma Task Force USA, a coalition of 19 national organizations of Muslims.

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