Muslim American Society Convention Stresses Need for Increased Spiritual Life and Women's Participation

December 27, 2004

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

On December 27, 2004 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "thousands braved the cold, snow, lost luggage, and airline delays to attend the annual Muslim American Society - Islamic Circle of North America (MAS-ICNA) convention at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago over the weekend. This year’s theme was American Muslims Working for the Greater Good, stressing the need for spiritual balance and increased societal involvement in America in one’s daily life... Dr. Esam Omeish, Muslim American Society President, challenged convention participants to make apparent Islam’s transformational qualities for the greater good by being more involved in local community services. He also addressed gender issues by reiterating that MAS has no theological or organizational restrictions for women participating in MAS’ leadership, including its presidency, and encouraged women to seek a more active role in MAS leadership."