The Islamic Institute of America held its fourth annual fundraising dinner at BJCC on Sunday March 8th.
Over 700 members of our community attended the dinner including many religious , political and community leaders . Sister Halal Alawieh commenced the event with a beautiful recitation of Quran .
The list of speakers included attorney Azzam Elder , chairman of IIA Board of Directors, Imam Muhammad Baqir Qazwini , director of Imam alHijja Seminary , Imam Hassan Qazwini , IIA spiritual leader , Amer Zahr a Bernie Sanders’ surrogate , sister Danielle ElZayat representing IIA women auxiliary and Ali Gazala from the MYC.
Hajj Fouad Zaban , a popular coach at Fordson High was the master of ceremony and over $217,000 was raised.