Faith Associates CEO, Shaukat Warraich was invited to speak at the 53rd annual ISNA convention in Chicago that took place from the 4th-7th September, 2016. Shaukat Warraich spoke at two round table discussions during the weekend which were on:
- Marrakesh Declaration – A Re-Orientation Towards Madinan Ideals
- Creating a Hospitable Mosque environment
Marrakesh Declaration Roundtable:- In this roundtable, Shaukat Warraich spoke about using the Marrakesh Declaration as a turning point for grassroots work that embraces the Madinan ideals in our mosques and communities. The discussion also focussed on how to infuse our work with Ummah-centered approaches, tolerance, inclusivity and peaceful messages for those we serve and interact with in our daily lives.
Creating a Hospitable Mosque Environment:- At this roundtable discussion, Shaukat Warraich was asked to speak about the importance of Muslim women’s involvement in Mosque Management and decision making roles, highlighting the work that has been done in producing the ‘Muslims Women’s Guide to Mosque Management and Service Delivery’. The session looked at implementing specific strategies to help organizations develop an hospitable culture and suggested principles and tactics that translate into a positive experience for every worshiper, guest and visitor.