Saturday April 2, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDT
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Norman Embassy Suites Convention Center 
2501 Conference Dr.
Norman, OK 73069

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Anna Facci 
CAIR Oklahoma Events Coordinator 
405-415-6851 Ext. 3 


CAIR-OK's 10th Annviersary Awards Banquet is Officially Sold Out .

If you have any questions, call or text Adam Soltani at 405-248-5853.

Join CAIR Oklahoma on Saturday, April 2, 2016 for our 10th Anniversary Awards Banquet at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in Norman, Oklahoma. The theme of this year’s banquet is “Advancing Together." The event will feature keynote speaker Imam Suhaib Webb along with other local and international speakers.

Imam Suhaib Webb is an American Muslim Scholar based out of Washington DC. He is a graduate of University of Central Oklahoma with a background in Education & Azhar University from the College of Shariah (Islamic Law & Jurisprudence). He was named as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, which is an international Islamic non-governmental, independent institute headquartered in Amman, Jordan.

Imam Suhaib has over sixteen years of experience by serving various communities in North America and is currently managing an Institute for training American Imams in the Washington DC area.

Hussam Ayloush is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and has been since 1998. He frequently lectures on Islam, media relations, civil rights, hate crimes and international affairs pertaining to American Muslims. He has consistently appeared in local, national, and international media advocating and articulating the mainstream Muslim position on various issues. Hussam holds a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from University of Texas, Austin in 1994 and an M.B.A. degree from California State University, Fullerton in 1999.



Muneer Awad is a Palestinian-American political activist and attorney from Marietta, Georgia. He is the former Executive Director of both the Oklahoma and New York chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. In October 2010 Awad was named executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) branch in Oklahoma. Immediately after his appointment, 70% of Oklahoma voters cast ballots in favor of a ban on sharia law known as "State Question 755", which was to be added to the Constitution of Oklahoma. Awad and CAIR filed suit against the Oklahoma State Election Board aiming to block the amendment on the grounds that it would make Oklahoma's constitution a vehicle for "an enduring condemnation" of Islam.

Razi Hashmi served as the first Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Oklahoma (CAIR-OK) having served the organization from its birth until 2010 when Muneer Awad took over the position. During his tenure with CAIR-OK he developed relations with the media, interfaith leaders, governmental officials, educators, law enforcement, and various other civic leaders to further the mission of CAIR. Hashmi graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies focusing in the Middle East and a minor in Philosophy.



As the Executive Director for the CAIR San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA) chapter, Zahra Billoo strives to promote justice and understanding at local and national levels. In 2009, Zahra joined CAIR-SFBA and immediately embraced her roles as community organizer and civil rights advocate. She frequently provides trainings at local mosques and universities as part of CAIR’s efforts to empower the community, while building bridges with allies on key civil rights issues.

Azhar Usman is a Chicago-based standup comedian, actor, writer, and producer. CNN called him "America's Funniest Muslim," and Georgetown University identified him as "one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World." In 2010, standup icon Dave Chappelle–for whom Azhar has opened over 40 times–commented "Azhar Usman is untouchable." As the co-founder of the international comedy showcase "Allah Made Me Funny–The Official Muslim Comedy Tour," he has toured over 20 countries, on five continents. His comedy has been profiled/reviewed by over 100 major world media outlets including The New York Times, The Economist, BBC, The Guardian, NPR, TIME Magazine, Al-Jazeera, USA Today, and Fox News.