The annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) conference is being hosted in none other than Detroit, Michigan -- after approximately 51 years of it being held elsewhere (namely Chicago, IL).
ISNA, based in Plainfield, Indiana, is no stranger to making history. On August 30, 2013, Tahera Ahmad became the first woman to recite the Quran to open the ISNA convention, which she did at the 50th annual ISNA convention in front of a mixed-gender audience.
Additionally ISNA, often referred to in the media as the largest Muslim organization in North America, elected its first female president, a Canadian native, Ingrid Mattson, in 2006.
Detroit is in full swing of preparations and duties for the convention slated for August 29th - September 1st, 2014. Register here: http://www.isna.net/annual-convention.html
Here's our list of why it's a very good thing that the annual conference is being held in the Motor City.