In the Name God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
May God shower His blessings on Prophet Muhammad & his pure progeny
Inspired by the Quranic parable of the blessed tree which is firmly rooted and bears its fruit in every time, and pursuant to fulfillment of the lofty goals set forth in its charter, the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America held its 18th annual conference virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The gathering was convened under the heading “Persistence, Perseverance, and Resolve: Finding New Ways to Serve in Challenging Times” with a group of scholars, preachers, and imams of different mosques and Islamic centers from across the United States and Canada participating in four sessions from July 24 to 27, 2020 (3 – 6 of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1441 AH). The scholarly discussion focused on preaching in a virtual environment, sharing experiences to improve the delivery of our message, providing uninterrupted religious services, and dealing with new challenges. After four days of discussions, the conference attendees were fully engaged and came to the following conclusions and recommendations:
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The honorable participants concluded the virtual conference by expressing their gratitude to the organizing committee for sponsoring, managing, and holding the conference, which has been held continuously since 2004 with the support of I.M.A.M. Finally, the attendees prayed to God Almighty to save everyone from the current pandemic and provide a speedy recovery for all those who are sick and afflicted, and to prolong the lives of our great maraji’ and hasten the reappearance of the Imam of our time (peace be upon him), who will fill the world with justice and equity.
On behalf of the council,
Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi,
The Secretary General