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Muslims of the World Convention @ FORUM Conference and events center
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – Oct 13 @ 11:00 pm
Muslims of the World Convention @ FORUM Conference and events center | Fishers | Indiana | United States
This is the first ever Muslims of the World convention where we tackle hot topics from some of the most well known Muslims scholars and speakers in the country. We dive into discussions about Racism, Prophet Muhammad pbuh, LGBTQ, Women in Islam and other topics
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Most Merciful: Muslim Work with Ex-Offenders @ Shelton Auditorium | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Many of America’s prisoners have embraced Islam while incarcerated, and Muslims have also been active in caring for the social and religious needs of ex-offenders. In this session, we explore what Islam has to say and what Muslims are doing about incarceration in America. Keynote
Oct
12
Sat
Muslims of the World Convention @ FORUM Conference and events center
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – Oct 13 @ 11:00 pm

This is the first ever Muslims of the World convention where we tackle hot topics from some of the most well known Muslims scholars and speakers in the country. We dive into discussions about Racism, Prophet Muhammad pbuh, LGBTQ, Women in Islam and other topics from a Muslim perspective by qualified scholars. Some talks will be geared towards parents and some will be geared towards the youth so bring the family! Hot topics, activities during the day, matrimonial event, shopping at the bazaar, and each night will end with the main event. The main events have been carefully crafted with an Islamic lecture by a keynote speaker, humor and entertainment! Don’t miss out!

For topics, speakers and timing, view the itinerary below. We hand-picked our speakers to make this event diverse and engaging. Help us make history by putting on the first ever Muslims of the World Convention on October 12th and 13th. Muslims of the World Inc. is a registered 501c3 with the goal of breaking barriers, bringing people of diverse backgrounds together and showing the beauty of Islam.

Oct
29
Tue
The Most Merciful: Muslim Work with Ex-Offenders @ Shelton Auditorium
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Many of America’s prisoners have embraced Islam while incarcerated, and Muslims have also been active in caring for the social and religious needs of ex-offenders. In this session, we explore what Islam has to say and what Muslims are doing about incarceration in America.

Keynote Speakers

Born on the South Side of Chicago, and trained in sociology at Langston University, Shamar Hemphill is an expert in civic engagement, community organizing, and youth development. In 2008, he began working for the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), and now serves as one of the organization’s Associate Directors.

Dr. Harriet Lewis is Senior Director at IMAN, where she provides oversight to community/economic development initiatives. Having served previously as Executive Director of organizations serving women, small business owners, survivors of domestic violence, and youth, she has been recognized for her work by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Respondents

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kareem Bilal became a Muslim in 1975 and associates with various mosques in Indianapolis, particularly NurAllah. For more than a decade, he has used his experiences in life and faith to help promote personal and spiritual transformation among incarcerated men at various Indiana prisons.

Judge David Shaheed, JD, retired from the Marion County Superior Court in Indianapolis in 2014. Named Advocate of the Year by the Indiana Minority Health Coalition in 2006, he has presided over Civil Court 1 and, before that, Criminal Court 14 (the Drug Treatment Diversion Court and Reentry Court).