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Florida Conference of Muslim Americans & Fort Myers friends enjoy model community life at fall meeting

October 24th · 5 Comments · Florida Conference of Muslim Americans, Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Islam, Muslim

The conference theme was “Community For Real Change.” Noteworthy  was the daylong community festival at Roberto Clemente Park. Also the inspiring interfaith panel discussion featuring the Rev. Dr. Wayne Robinson, the Rev. Dr. William Glover and Imam Dr. Nasir Ahmad, for which I was honored to serve as moderator. There were sessions at the historic (1926) Dunbar High School. And at the spanking new Hyatt Place hotel. Topics included business and economic development, marriage and family, health, and Islamic education.

Imams Abdul'Haq Muhammad and Jalil Crawford.

Notes from the imams' meeting.

Of course there was Salatul Jummah — our Friday congregational prayer — led by host Imam Jalil Crawford at the Center for Islam & Cultural Awareness. Also the traditional talks by other imams after they led the predawn, Fajr prayers.

It all began with what’s becoming another fine FCMA tradition: a pre-conference meeting of imams in our association of students of Imam W. Deen Mohammed here in Florida. (This time: Abdul’Haq Muhammad, our FCMA convenor and executive director of the Quality Life Center of Fort Myers, Fred Nuriddin and Dr. Nasir Ahmad of Miami, Ummah Delacie of Melbourne, Hatim Hamidullah of Orlando, Nuriddin Faiz of Tampa, our host and myself.)

This weekend’s activities were enjoyed by political officials and candidates, the Muslims gathered from around the state and members of the general public of all stripes. With gratitude for all my new and longtime friends whose participation made us regret the conference had to conclude, here are some scenes:

— C.B. Hanif

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5 Comments so far ↓

  • AL-Hajj Seifuddin N. Akram

    All Praise to Allah, This was an excellent conference. May Allah continue give this State FCMA best enlightment to grow the Deen .

  • Salih lutfi

    That was my 1st confrence in to be honest, i was a bit overwhelmed. From dialoge,events,and very inlighting people..I enjoyed every bit.I look forward to many more to come.Yall dont know what yall missing,im energized and ready for mo!Salaam!

  • wyndi shabazz

    Great glimpses of an overall enjoyable and informative weekend. It’s good to have this visual record to rekindle the spirit of the event. Thanks

  • Ron Jenkins

    The Pics look great, it was a great weekend, I hope the beleivers made it home safe

  • Bismillah Abdul-Hafeez

    Excellent !! Job well done.

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