October 16th, 17th&18th
The Third Annual Black American Muslim Conference
Special Announcement: The 2020 Black American Muslim Conference
"Reclaiming Our Youth"
The Lamppost Education Initiative is pleased to present our 3rd Annual Black American Muslim Conference. This conference is a 3-day gathering of national and local leaders, educators, activists, and achievers united by the concern for the future of Islam in the black American community.
The conference will consist of multiple panel discussions and lectures from Muslim American scholars and teachers.
Due to complications and hardships relating to the COVID-19 epidemic, we have decided to make this conference a FREE interactive, virtual event.
The focus for our conference this year is our youth. What do we need to do to preserve our Islamic community and continue our legacy ? How do we engage and encourage our youth towards the Qur’an and the Sunnah of our Prophet (saws)? What can we do to protect our youth from the negative influences of mass media and un-Islamic trends in popular culture? This conference aims at providing critical discourse on these important questions and more. Please register today and you will receive instructions on how to participate in this online event.
Schedule For The Third Annual Black American Muslim Conference
Inspiring, Uplifting, A Unique Experience
The 2020 Black American Muslim Conference
Our Speakers list is not completed. Be sure to register to receive updates, schedules, topics, and times for the Conference. Here is a list of our confirmed participants at this time.
Schedule For The Third Annual Black American Muslim Conference: 10/17/2020
All Times are based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone
11:30 – 11:35 Qur’anic Recitation (Yaseen Mahmoud)
12:00 – 2:00 1st Panel “The Qur’an, the Streets, and Keeping it Real”
It has often been said that Islam is the only religion that can save the black man. But, what happens when Muslim youth not only abandon the masajid but take charge of the streets and its corrupting influences? What role can learning the Qur’an play in bringing Muslim youth back to the community and contributing to it in a healthy way? What can mosque-goers do to accommodate and facilitate the reentry of wayward Muslim youth? What are some of the causes of youth alienation from religious life? How can we combat those factors? In what ways can we help our young people emerge as leaders who serve society and bring their peers back to straight way?
Hamza Abdul Tawwab, Anwar Muhaimin, Fatimah Lette
Moderator: Faatimah Knight
2:00 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:00 Presentation: “SAVE Institute” (Atiba Jones)
4:30 – 5:00 Lamppost Special Presentation (Abdullah Ali, Khalil Muhsin)
5:00 – 6:30 Break
6:30 – 7:00 Lecture: “I’m Black. But Do I Think Like a Muslim?” (Khalil Abdur-Rashid)
7:00 – 8:30 Break
8:30 – 9:15 Lecture: Imam Siraj Wahhaj
Register to receive email updates, schedule of panel discussions and lectures, and more.
Please support the Lamppost Education Initiative: Donate to the 2020 Black American Muslim Conference
The COVID-19 epidemic has placed a major economic and social burden on so many Muslims all through out America and the world. With the restrictions imposed on live events due to the epidemic, we have decided to conduct the 2020 Black American Muslim Conference as a live virtual event for FREE so that we can still address important issues to the Black American Muslim community. Please support this effort by making a tax-exempt donation to the Lamppost Education Initiative. Your donation will help us to provide more Islamic education services during this crises. Suggested Donation: $20.00