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At the Shia Muslim Foundation, we are dedicated to nurturing the potential of our community members and empowering them to become confident leaders. We are thrilled to announce our upcoming event, the Inspire Retreat, designed to unlock the leadership potential and foster personal growth among high school and college-aged students. Presented by the Shia Muslim Foundation and the Mainstay Foundation, this transformative retreat promises to be an enlightening and empowering experience for all attendees.

Discovering the Power Within

The Inspire Retreat, scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at a venue that fosters a conducive learning environment, offers a day filled with engaging workshops, insightful discussions, and practical training sessions. The focus of the retreat is to develop essential skills such as emotional intelligence, effective communication, and self-awareness, all vital for young leaders navigating their way through academia, professions, and personal lives.

Building Connections and Support

One of the key highlights of the Inspire Retreat is the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals who share a passion for personal growth and community impact. By forging connections and forming a supportive community, attendees will not only gain valuable insights but also build a network of individuals who can inspire and motivate each other throughout their journeys.

A Nominal Fee for Maximum Value

To ensure accessibility for all interested individuals, the registration fee for the Inspire Retreat is set at an affordable $40. This nominal fee covers breakfast, lunch, and other refreshments, making the event both enriching and inclusive. We believe that the value derived from the retreat far exceeds the cost, making it a worthwhile investment in one's personal and leadership development.

A Pathway to Empowerment

By attending the Inspire Retreat, participants will gain a deep understanding of their own strengths, refine their leadership skills, and acquire the tools and inspiration needed to create positive change in their communities. Our goal is to empower the next generation of leaders to become catalysts for inclusivity, compassion, and progress in their respective spheres of influence.

Secure Your Spot

Space is limited, and we encourage all interested individuals to register for the Inspire Retreat as soon as possible. Visit Here to secure your spot.


The Inspire Retreat is a rare opportunity for high school and college-aged students to embark on a transformative journey of personal growth and leadership development. Presented by the Shia Muslim Foundation and the Mainstay Foundation, this event aims to unlock the potential within each participant, equipping them with the skills, mindset, and connections necessary to become confident leaders and make a positive impact in their communities. We invite you to join us on July 15th for a day filled with inspiration, empowerment, and personal growth at the Inspire Retreat.

Together, let us inspire, empower, and shape a brighter future!

Washington, D.C. - May 3, 2023 - The Shia Muslim Foundation announced today that its Executive Director, Rahat Husain, met with key Biden administration officials, including Stephen Keith Benjamin, Director of the Office of Public Engagement; Douglas Emhoff, Second Gentleman of the United States; Ambassador Susan Rice, Director of the United States Domestic Policy Council; and Joshua Geltzer, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor for the National Security Council. The meeting took place at the White House on May 2, 2023.

Mr. Husain presented the concerns of the American Muslim community regarding the immigration challenges faced by imams, sheikhs, and religious scholars invited to the U.S. for religious events. He highlighted the obstacles, such as unexplained visa denials and years-long delays in administrative processing, that hinder the ability of these religious leaders to serve the spiritual needs of the American Muslim community.

The Executive Director emphasized the reliance of American Muslims, particularly the Shia community, on international scholars due to the limited number of resident Shia scholars and imams in the U.S. He expressed the community's concerns about the impact of these immigration issues on their ability to practice faith, celebrate holy days, and foster spiritual growth.

The Shia Muslim Foundation appreciates the opportunity to engage with the Biden administration officials and looks forward to collaborating with the White House to address these pressing issues and protect the religious rights of the American Muslim community.

About the Shia Muslim Foundation

The Shia Muslim Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the rights and needs of the Shia Muslim community in the United States. The Foundation strives to promote a better understanding of the Shia faith, foster interfaith dialogue, and work collaboratively with various stakeholders to address the challenges faced by the Shia community.

[WASHINGTON DC, May 2, 2023] - The Shia Muslim Foundation is pleased to announce that its Executive Director, Rahat Husain, attended the Eid ul Fitr celebration at the White House yesterday. The Foundation expresses its gratitude for President Biden's remarks during the event and hopes that his messages can be carried to the broader American community.

During his speech, President Biden highlighted the contributions of Muslim Americans to the nation, emphasizing the importance of diversity and inclusion in the United States. The President also touched on the need to confront hate and Islamophobia, a sentiment shared by the Shia Muslim Foundation.

The Foundation appreciates the President's recognition of the role that Muslim Americans play in various fields, such as education, engineering, medicine, law, and politics. The President acknowledged the increasing number of Muslim Americans serving in Congress and the appointment of Muslim Americans to various positions within his administration.

Rahat Husain, Executive Director of the Shia Muslim Foundation, stated, "We are grateful for President Biden's message of unity and hope that his words resonate with the broader American community. We are committed to working together with the administration to combat hate, promote inclusivity, and ensure equal opportunities for all Americans."

The Shia Muslim Foundation is dedicated to fostering understanding and cooperation among communities, and the Eid ul Fitr celebration at the White House was a testament to the progress being made towards achieving that goal.

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