You can watch all the main sessions from this past weekend at this link:http://www.isna.net/conferences/annualconvention2007/ACWebcast.html
The main session from Saturday Night is a must see:
8:15 – 10:30 p.m. Session 7A: Upholding Faith, Serving Humanity Hall A
This session aims to address the main theme of the convention. Our duty as Muslims is to represent the true meaning of Islam while. By reaching out to the broader community we serve not only the underprivileged and underrepresented but also revitalize our souls through action. As tensions continue to increase throughout the world, we as North American Muslims have a unique opportunity rarely found elsewhere to serve our community with assurances of security and freedom. Using the Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) (may peace be upon him) as our shining example, this session aims –through diverse, informed, and unique speakers - to motivate, inspire, and move us beyond mere words and rhetoric, to truly living a way of life dedicated to serving God by serving humanity.
Speakers: Ingrid Mattson, Siraj Wahhaj, Zaid Shakir, Hamza Yusuf, Keith Ellison , Abdalla Idris Ali, Asma Mirza, Zaki Barzinji
Moderator: Altaf Husain
All of the sectarianism that we see in the Muslim world we know has nothing to do with our religion …. Sectarianism is something that Allah (SWT) and his messengers have despised… Hold together to the rope of God… that says that we are brothers. And lets not allow this sectarian poison to come into the American Muslim community…. The people from Al-Maghrib Institute and the Zaytuna institute, let’s put our hands together in an American Islam that recognizes diversity… and if we’re not about this were harming our religion, we’re harming our faith, and in the end we’re disgracing our messenger who came as a mercy to all of mankind.
- Shaykh Hamza Yusuf