May 2017
"Mr. Ansari was very personal and he made the audience feel as if they were a part of his presentation. " -
 Host from
50+ Club Hillside International Truth Center

In June and July, the ISB presented:

American Muslims: Beliefs and Practices

The ISB presents to the following:

Muslim Students Association at Auburn University
 Emory/ St Josephs
Children's Museum

Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police 

Interreligious Dialogue and Human Rights Conference: Affirming Our Solidarity
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
Women's Group at St. David's Episcopal

WABE Radio with Rose Scott

The ISB thanks our presenters:

Amin Tomeh
Bukhari Nuriuddin
Fairyal Maqbool-Halim
Faraz Iqbal
Hina Mahmood
Shaheen Bharde
Soumaya Khalifa
Talha Faruqi
Tariq Abdul-Haqq

To request a presentation or workshop, please click  here.
To request an Interfaith panel, click here.



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ISB Atlanta
P.O. Box 723426,
Atlanta, GA  31139

Please join the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta for the 2017 Change Makers Awards Gala on  November 4, 2017  at the beautiful Cobb Galleria at  6:30 pm  as we recognize and celebrate the contributions of leaders in the metro Atlanta area.   These  leaders are making Atlanta what it is today.  This will be an opportunity to network, celebrate accomplishments,  and unite as one community .  The awardees will be announced soon.  The ISB is very honored to announce that  Mr. Bill Nigut, Senior Executive Producer at Georgia Public Broadcasting, will be our Emcee for the Gala.

This is an event you do not want to miss!  Ticket sales will be coming soon.  

On behalf of the ISB, I want to thank all of our donors and supporters who provide us with the financial and moral support. Without you, we would not be where we are today.

On a personal note, my family and I are very grateful to the many people who donated to the ISB in honor of my late father. Your kindness during a very difficult time helped me and my family greatly. Thank you!

Soumaya Khalifa
ISB Executive Director
ISB Conducts Training for the Georgia Assocation of Chiefs of Police

The ISB presented    Cultural Competency for Law Enforcement   to the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police in Savannah, Georgia. ISB Executive Director Soumaya Khalifa and speaker Faraz Iqbal conducted the training to approximately  600 police chiefs from all over the state and members of their leadership team. The feedback received was very positive.  Special thanks to the leadership of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police and their President Chief Billy Grogan for inviting the ISB to present.  This was the first presentation of its kind for their annual meeting.  Thank you to ISB Speaker Amin Tomeh for co-developing the presentation with Soumaya Khalifa. 
ISB Provides Over 1200 Lunches this Summer to School Children!

The ISB just completed its 12th year preparing and delivering lunches to underprivileged children as part of the Fayette County Summer Lunch Program. The ISB and the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta (ICCA) joined local churches and synagogues to provide these free lunches during the summer months to school-aged children in Fayette County who normally receive free lunch during the school year.

For the past 12 years, these organizations  have been purchasing, preparing,  and delivering nutritious lunches to the homes of children in Fayette County as part of the Summer Lunch Program. Each organization met on different days of the week to prepare then deliver the lunches. This year, the Muslim Community has been blessed to have two new organizations join the efforts; the Church of the Nativity and Bani Israel. This is the first year that these two congregations have participated with the Fayette County Summer Lunch Program: this is truly special since the three monotheistic faith traditions are now working together. The ISB hopes to continue with this project and many more to come.  
The ISB would like to thank its Summer Lunch Program leaders Amani El Ghoroury and ICCA leader Nicole Kopko for their leadership. "I would like to acknowledge and thank Nicole Kopko for her amazing dedication and leadership of the Summer Lunch Program. Her involvement (as well as her two awesome boys Saleh and Karim) are vital to this program. I would like to give a sincere thanks to such a wonderful friend!" said El Ghoroury about Kopko. The ISB also thanks the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta community,  donors, volunteers, drivers, and substitute drivers that have been dedicated to making our 12th year a success!
ISB Presents to Emory and St. Josephs Chaplains and Social Workers! 

On June 23rd, the ISB presented to a group of chaplains and palliative care social workers from Emory and St Josephs at Roswell Community Masjid. The chaplains and social workers wanted to learn more about how they could best serve their Muslim Patients. ISB speaker Shaheen Bharde presented,  'Health, Illness and Your Muslim Patient'. 

Attendees left the workshop determined to find a way to understand those different from them at a deeper level. They also enjoyed  learning about the diversity and how each individual may be so different based on culture, upbringing or religiosity as well as many commonalities of the faiths. 
ISB's New Initiative: Coffee With a Muslim!

The ISB's new initiative Coffee With a Muslim is off to a running start. ISB  provides coffee and speakers to talk to community members that would like to meet a Muslim, ask questions, or just hang out!  On July 15th, ISB Speakers Amanda Shaikh and Imam Mohamed met at Mugs on Milton in Alpharetta.   The speakers addressed questions about Ramadan, fasting, and more.  Please stay tuned with more of these events by liking our Facebook page  here.

ISB Speakers Amanda Shaikh and Imam Mohamed with attendees

Children's Museum of Atlanta
ISB speakers Hina Mahmood and Talha Faruqi performed a Ramadan and Eid Puppet show on June 24th at 11 am and 1 pm at the Children's Museum of Atlanta. 
ISB also conducted an arts and crafts session. The puppet show and art program were a success!
Interfaith Conference

Fairyal Halim represented the ISB on the   panel titled   What is Interreligious Dialogue?  and   spoke about what interfaith dialogue is and its different levels. She elaborated on the qualities that this dialogue must contain in order to be fruitful such as respect and compassionate conversation. Lastly, Halim outlined what interfaith dialogue means to a Muslim and why her faith compels her and propels her towards this conversation. The panel was part of the Interrreligious Dialogue and Human Rights Conference: Affirming our Solidarity   which was held on June 3, 2017 at the Atlantic Institute.