SNA West Zone Conference – December 13 – 14, 2013

The 14th ISNA West Zone Seerah conference was held at the MCA center in Santa Clara, California from December 13 – 14, 2013.   Renowned speakers such as Dr. Jamal Badawi, Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Shaikh Abdalla Idris, Imam Ala Uddin El-Bakri, Sister Amina Jandali, Imam Tahir Anwer and others spoke at this event. In her comments, Sadia Saifuddin, first Muslim student to serve on the University of California Board of Regents, emphasized that Muslims need to be involved with mainstream education as well as other national issues facing America today.  Other speakers provided insightful and informative presentations and lectures on topics like strengthening faith, challenges facing youth, our identity within a pluralistic society, developing passion, interfaith harmony and more. During the concluding session the local leadership provided information and plans about many local community development projects and urged the community for their involvement and support. Many vendors and organizations provided valuable information to the conference attendees through their display tables as well as networking and interaction.