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Popular Activities

Muslim Veterans 3K Walk
Muslim Sisters' Private Pool
Barbecue in the Park


  • Registration Begins

    As Salaamu Alaikum
  • Salatul-Jumu'ah

    The convention is kicking off with Jumu'ah at Hagan Arena on the campus of our host St. Joseph's University (5600 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131).  Jumu'ah is open to all believers of all ages and from all communities.  

Weekend Schedule

  • Upcoming Events

    12:00 PM Salatul-Jumu'ah


  • Updated Schedule

    Weekend Activities are subject to change without notice.  Thank you for your cooperation.  You can access the latest scheduale by clicking the link below.

Hotels & Parking

  • Hotel Information

    The Riyaadah Committee recommend the following nearby hotels for attending arriving from out of state.  These hotels are a 5 minute drive from the Riyaadah sites including, Fairmount Park (Memorial Hall) and St. Joseph’s University.   

    Crown Plaza West, City Avenue

    Hilton Hotel City Avenue

    Homewood Suite (Ideal for Families)

  • Parking Information

    St. Joseph’s University: Attendees of the Riyaadah will have access to SJU three story Parking Garage complimentary.

    African American Museum in Philadelphia: On the street metered parking is available as well as at the parking lot adjacent to the museum at a discounted rate $12.00)

    The Park: 61st & Cobbs Creek Parkway (Street Parking)


What is the Riyaadah?

The Riyaadah is defined as "a physical exertion or sport", and is an annual athletic competition, Islamic cultural affair, and convention. It is being held July 15-17, 2016, in Philadelphia, PA.

This national event is the occasion where communities from around the country come together to compete in various athletic activities and interact with each other in a spirit of brother/sisterhood and unity.


Although this year marks the 34th year of the event, the genesis of the Riyaadah goes back even further.  The origination of athletic competition among the Muslim communities in America was first initiated upon the formation of the Dar ul-Islam Movement.

Gaming News

Men's Basketball Tournament

17yr & Up Single game elimination
Professionally officiated with NCAA Collegiate rules


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Young Men's Basketball Tournament

16yrs & under Single game elimination
Professionally officiated with PIAA high school rules


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Iron Man Competition

Iron man is a callisthenic competition consisting of Pull ups Dips and Push ups


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Women's Expo

This year the Riyaadah National Convention presents its first ever Riyaadah Women’s Expo.  The Riyaadah Women’s Expo builds upon our annual Women’s Fashion Show by offering our participants the opportunity to indulge in a plethora of the very best in women’s fashions, products, services and connect with valuable informational resources.


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Tug of war (also known as war of tug, tug o' war, tug war, rope war, rope pulling, or tugging war) is a sport that directly puts two teams against each other in a test of strength.


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Youth Summit

The Youth Adult Summit is a panel of young professionals, interactive workshops, and motivational speakers.


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Man Cave

The Man Cave is for Brothers only. It features a juice bar, flat screen TVs, pool tables, video games, a ping pong table, and comfortable seating.


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Diaper Derby Competition

Diaper Derby is a competition among  future triathletes as they crawl 10 feet past flashing cameras and smiling spectators.


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