iitMSA Lecture: Strengthening Your Iman (Faith) with Speaker Ustadh Usama Canon

Join the IIT Muslim Students Association for a lecture by Ustadh Usama Canon on “Strengthening Your Iman (Faith).” The event begins at 6 pm on Thursday, April 18 in the Stuart Building Auditorium (10 West 31st Street, Chicago, IL. 60616). Everyone is welcome to attend. Dinner will be provided.

Questions? Email the MSA at msa@iit.edu.

About Ustadh Usama Canon
Born and raised in California, Usama Canon embraced Islam in 1996 and has been a student of the tradition ever since, studying various Islamic sciences both stateside and abroad under some of today’s foremost scholars. During the last decade, Canon served as the outreach director and an Arabic instructor at Zaytuna Institute, as well as a Muslim chaplain for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He is the founding director of Ta’leef Collective, a community based non-profit focused on assisting converts to Islam and creating healthy social and sacred spaces. He is also a spiritual advisor to the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, visiting Chicago monthly in this capacity. In addition to speaking in various communities throughout the United States, Canon leads workshops and retreats worldwide. His professional interests include contemporary issues and solutions related to the American Muslim experience, as well as the development of support systems for ex-offenders. Canon resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and four children.

This event reflects the values expressed in IIT’s Diversity Statement and is intended to promote diversity at IIT.