ABOUT MUSLIM FAMILY DAY
ICNA presents the Muslim Family Day. A fun day for the entire family at the most exciting theme parks in the world: The Six Flags Theme Parks.
Muslim Family Day is organized by ICNA Chapters in various cities. Please check the FAQ section for the details of each venue.
There are a host of things to do for the entire family including halal food stalls, ethnic bazar and family entertainment.
Thousands attend these events.
History of the Event
This event was first held at Six Flags Great Adventure, NJ, in September 2000. The event was immediately a huge success. The tragic events of 9/11 that resulted in the loss of thousands of innocent lives, also affected this event directly. The chief organizer, Tariq Amanullah, who worked on the 96th floor of WTC, Tower 2, passed away. The team was unable to come together again till year 2004, when the event came back bigger than ever before.
2010: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New Jersey, San Francisco, Washington DC
2009: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Louisville, New Jersey, San Francisco, Washington DC
2008: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Washington DC
2006: New Jersey
2005: Chicago, New Jersey
2004: Chicago, New Jersey
2001: New Jersey
2000: Houston, New Jersey
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The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is the leading grass roots organization that provides various Islamic educational, social and charitable services to the American Muslim Community as well as the general public. ICNA has many projects, programs, and activities which are designed to help mold the individual and reform the society at large.
ICNA is a well respected mainstream Muslim organization that has been active in the American society for the past four decades.
ABOUT SIX FLAGS THEME PARKS
Six Flags, Inc. is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 21 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Founded in 1961, Six Flags has provided world class entertainment for millions of families with cutting edge, record-shattering roller coasters and appointment programming with events like the popular Thursday and Sunday Night Concert Series. Now 47 years strong, Six Flags is recognized as the preeminent thrill innovator while reaching to all demographics — families, teens, tweens and thrill seekers alike.
For the Youth
In the early 90’s, ICNA established a youth division called Young Muslims to help the Muslim youth become better Muslims and citizens. Today, Young Muslims (YM) is a pioneering national youth organization that has established a well organized network of local youth groups across the United States and Canada. By providing the Muslim youth with an Islamic atmosphere where they can form bonds of brotherhood with their peers, they become comfortable with Islam and its teachings. YM stresses the importance of knowing, understanding, and fulfilling the individual and collective obligations of being a Muslim.
ICNA established a women’s division called the ICNA Sister’s Wing. This division strives to provide Islamic education and training to women of all backgrounds. Its projects include the Noor Magazine, online Islamic classes, Institute of Islamic Sciences and the children’s project Muslim Children of North America.
For Those in Need
ICNA has a strong relief department called ICNA Relief that has launched several projects to provide social services to the communities in New York NY, Atlanta GA, New Orleans LA, Houston TX, Dallas TX, Chicago IL, Detroit MI, Seattle WA, and the Bay Area CA. Projects include temporary housing for men and women, domestic disaster relief, case management and financial assistance, soup kitchens and hunger prevention, funeral services and medical funds, financial assistance to stop eviction, electric and gas bills, and metro cards. Some of ICNA Relief’s divisions include: United Muslim Movement Against Homelessness, Muslim Family Services, Muslim Women’s Help Network and the 911 response program. ICNA Relief has an excellent track record from its efforts on the ground in response to major international and national disasters such as the Asian Tsunami, Pakistan Earthquake, and Hurricane Katrina.
For the American Public
ICNA has been at the forefront of outreach activities since its inception four decades ago. ICNA has formed several coalitions with organizations of other faiths to help bridge the gap between Muslims and the larger American public. Today, ICNA’s outreach project WhyIslam has become the source point for accurate and easily accessible information on Islam and Muslims for millions of Americans through its toll-free hotline, websites, free publications and the hundreds of information booths and presentations organized across the nation.
For the American Muslim Community
ICNA organizes Islamic educational activities from neighborhoods to the national level.
ICNA has been organizing an annual convention for the Muslim community for 33 years. Thousands attend this convention where relevant themes are expounded upon by some of the most knowledgeable Islamic Scholars. A wide array of vibrant parallel activities and programs are held for women, youth, children and the general public. A lively Bazaar compliments the other segments of the convention. For one weekend, a major U.S. city transforms into a Muslim metropolis.
‘The Message’ is ICNA’s monthly news magazine. Month after month, it delivers stories and articles that keep Muslims informed about the contemporary world. This information helps us properly convey the message of Islam. ‘The Message’ magazine is published separately in the U.S. and Canada.
Islamic Learning Foundation is an educational institute that offers courses on Islam with the objective of enriching the lives of Muslims and Muslim Youth in particular by enlightening their minds and affecting their hearts with sound knowledge of Islamic Shariah.