The recent tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Jacob Blake and too many others are a clear sign that our country still suffers from racism. Racism divides communities and divides hearts. The Atlanta Muslim community is not immune. We, too, struggle with understanding each other’s experiences of systemic racism. This division has kept us from becoming one Muslim community.
We are taught that the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) said, “The Muslims in their mutual love, kindness and compassion are like the human body where when one of its parts is in agony the entire body feels the pain, both in sleeplessness and fever.” (Bukhari and Muslim).
We need to heal our divided heart.
Every year ISB conducts “New Speaker Training” to train and orient individuals interested in joining ISB as speakers. The intensive training is a daylong session and is broken down into modules. Spaces are usually limited and filled on a first come basis.
Whether you would like to learn how to handle difficult questions about Islam and Muslims or become a certified speaker with the ISB this professional level training is a great way to enhance your skill set.
The ISB has been offering Jummah (Friday) prayers at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport for the past 11 years. This service provides a convenient option for prayer services for travelers at the world’s busiest airport.
Every summer, dedicated volunteers from the ISB and the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta (ICCA) join local churches and synagogues to provide free lunches to school-aged children in Fayette County. The teams of volunteers work together to prepare and serve meals to children on summer vacation who normally receive free lunches during the school year.
We are grateful to our partners ICCA, donors, volunteers, and drivers who have been dedicated to making our program a success!
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Participating in the ISBLI 2020 course has deepened and widened my understanding of myself and how to grow into the leader I aspire to become. I grew up with many privileges owing to my father’s job in the esteemed...
ISBLI intentionally brought together a diverse group of people from various cultural, ethnic, religious, socio-economic, occupational, ideological, and intellectual backgrounds. The Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta (ISB) has cultivated space for Muslims to lend their voices to the work...