An organization dedicated to minimizing distance between Islamic community centers throughout the United States.
Every program or event organized by the organization is ultimately designed to serve Muslim students living in the west.
Promoting Islamic Values
Guest speakers, and invited participants are carefully selected to ensure high quality and up to date material is presented to our audience.
MATIN TALKS NATIONALS
December 26-27, 2020
A Word From The Organizers:
This year’s conference, like the year itself, is an unusual one. In addition to the final round of our MATIN Talks competition and our signature micro-courses (nano-course this year), we have three sections, each dealing with a separate (but still related) topic area: civic engagement, the future of Islamic education, and marriage. We hope you enjoy listening, discussing, and learning from your own homes, for this year’s Conference @home.
In the past few months, we have passed through many trials spanning from a world-wide pandemic to protests and elections. Amidst all this, a question lingers, “what part do I play in this?” Although taking action seems to be the intuitive response, the situation is much more complicated—for in Islam, bravery is paired with patience, courage is rooted in wisdom, and judgement must be backed with knowledge.
There is no doubt that there is a need for action, yet taking the right course of action is a heavy responsibility we must not shirk. What would meaningful civic engagement look like for the followers of Wilayat in America? Do we currently have the influence and authority to be truly heard when we speak? Are we able to influence—or are we being influenced? If we participate in certain debates, who’s banner are we marching under? Furthermore, how do we define civic engagement beyond the political context? Could we broaden our scope to include family values and education as well?
These are some of the questions that we hope to explore and dissect in this year’s MSA-PSG Conference @ home edition. Join us as we open dialogue on topics that seek to address the long-term, fundamental issues that can bring authority and influence to the Muslim voice.