THE VISION of the Universal Muslim Association of America is to be a vibrant, exemplary, and socially responsible organization that enriches American society by developing an appreciation of Shia Ithna-Asheri Islamic values, ideals, and ethics.

Confirmed Speaker: Shaykh Rizwan Arastu
Shaykh Rizwan Arastu is a confirmed speaker for UMAA's 12th Annual Convention: The Conference of Muhammad. The Shaykh was born in 1976 in the UK. He received his bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolutionary from Princeton University in 1998. He devoted himself to studying in the hawzah thereafter for several years...
Confirmed Speaker: Sheikh Jalil Nawee
Sheikh Jalil Nawee is a confirmed speaker for UMAA's 12th Annual Convention: The Conference of Muhammad. Sheikh Jalil is originally from Accra Ghana, West Africa. The respected Sheikh studied in Accra at Ahl-ul-bayt Islamic School for seven years. He then became a teacher in the same seminary for another seven years...
Confirmed Speaker: Sheikh Fadhil Al-Sahlani
Shiekh Fadhil Al-Sahlani is a confirmed speaker for UMAA's 12th Annual Convention: The Conference of Muhammad. Shiekh Al-Sahlani is a close confidant of the grand religious scholars of the Islamic Seminary. He was a general representative of the late Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Abu Al-Qasim Al-Khoei, and is now a...
I am Inspired by the Revelation
Show that you are inspired and create a 30 second video titled: I am Inspired by the Revelation. Send the link to info@umaamerica.net and we will feature it on our page. Join thousands of Muslims and be inspired at UMAA's 12th Annual Convention: The Conference of Muhammad in Dearborn, MI on May 23 - 26...
Press Release: Shrine of Ammar Ibn Yasser
(WASHINGTON – March 27, 2014) According to reports from Reuters and other international news sources, the Shrine of Ammar bin Yasser and Owais al Qarni was bombed several hours ago. “One photo posted on Twitter on Wednesday under the heading ‘the pagan Iranian shrine’ showed extensive damage to the exterior walls and roof of the...
Confirmed Speaker: Sayyid Hassan Qazwini
Sayyid Hassan Qazwini is a confirmed speaker for UMAA's 12th Annual Convention: The Conference of Muhammad. The Sayyid was born in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq in 1964. Karbala hosts the sanctified and sublime shrine of Prophet Muhammad's [p] grandson, Imam Hussein [a]. The Qazwini family is well known in Iraq and the Muslim world at large for people of...
Confirmed Speaker: Dr. Hassan Abbas
Dr. Hassan Abbas is a confirmed speaker for UMAA's 12th Annual Convention: The Conference of Muhammad. Dr. Hassan Abbas is a Senior Advisor and Bernard Schwartz Fellow at Asia Society and Professor of International Security Studies at National Defense University's College of International Security Affairs...
Confirmed Speaker: Hajja Nicole Correri
Hajja Nicole Correri is a confirmed speaker for UMAA's 12th Annual Convention: The Conference of Muhammad. A convert to Islam since 1994, received her B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Early Childhood Education from George Washington University, graduating Summa Cum Laude and her M.A. in Counseling from George Mason University, graduating with Honors...

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The concept for the Universal Muslim Association of America (UMAA) has existed for years. In September of 2002, the idea of establishing an institution unifying Muslim-Americans became a reality. The overarching objectives of UMAA include: working towards uniting Muslim-Americans, helping fellow Americans better understand Islam, and encouraging civic awareness and engagement within the Muslim community in order to address socioeconomic and political issues that may not be the focus of centers of worship and other organizations. UMAA consists of a Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, and Advisers who help guide the organization in its work. Current projects of the organization include human rights advocacy for Bahrain, media outreach in the wake of the Arab Spring, career counseling and professional development services, yearly scholarships for full-time students, and much more.