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Archive for June, 2010

06 24 10
 

ICNA Washington Condemns Vandalism on its Van

 
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Seattle, WA, (June 24, 2010) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America’s Washington State Chapter condemned the act of vandalism on its van and called on law enforcement agencies for investigation of this possible hate crime.
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06 23 10
 

5th Annual ICNA-MAS South Central Regional Conference

 

The conference starts tomorrow, at the University of Houston, TX. For Registration, Hotels, Food and other information visit http://www.icnasouth.com

 

For a detailed program and live broadcasting visit http://www.icna.org/live

 
 
06 16 10
 

South Bay Muslims deliver meals from mobile soup kitchen

 

By Lisa Fernandez

 

This summer, a group of Silicon Valley-based Muslims will serve all-halal meals to the hungry from a roving food truck — an effort that’s the first of its kind in the Bay Area, perhaps in the nation.
The Bay Area chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America, or ICNA, will officially debut its yellow Mercy on Wheels truck today.

 

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06 15 10
 

ICNA Launches Outreach and Relief efforts in Alaska

 

By Suzanne Khazaal

 

ICNA members were hosted by the largest mosque in Alaska, the Islamic Community Center of Anchorage, Alaska (ICCAA) from May 21-28 where they visited to help establish ICNA activities.

 

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06 15 10
 

Mercy on wheels feeds homeless across Bay Area

 

By, Sabrina Enayatulla

 

At the end of the month, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) will launch its first mobile soup kitchen through its Feed the Hungry initiative, which will aim to feed close to 1,000 homeless people across the Bay Area each month.

 

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06 13 10
 

Mid-Atlantic Catholic-Muslim dialogue

 
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WASHINGTON, (May 17, 2010) – Inter-religious education and the danger of stereotypes were discussed at the 14th annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Dialogue between Catholics and Muslims, in Somerset, NJ, May 5-6.
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06 10 10
 

Masjid and ICNA Headquarters Construction

 

The ICNA headquarters in Queens, New York was purchased in 1984 and became the center of Islamic work in North America. Now, 26 years later, construction has begun to expand the headquarters to better serve the developing needs of the organization.

 

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06 10 10
 

Sacramento Event Highlights the Need to Share Islam

 

By Ras H. Siddiqui

 

When a reader here comes across a booth at a mall, a billboard, TV/Radio segments or even a local neighborhood advertisement that asks a very simple question “Why Islam?” it is bound to raise a certain level of curiosity. “Discover Islam” www.whyIslam.org says one such outlet while a car bumper sticker asks “got faith?” and gives you the same website or a phone number 1-877-WHY-ISLAM to reach if you are curious.
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06 10 10
 

“A Window to Islam”

 

By Haseeba Syed

 

Let’s imagine, you come home after a long hard day of work, or school. Or, you’ve been running errands and doing other chores all day. You turn on the television, and tune to the news channel after dinner. Some of the words you hear most often include Muslim, Islam, and Muhammad. But what do you really know about Muslims and Islam besides what you’ve heard on the news and seen on TV?

 

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06 8 10
 

ICNA Relief launches Muslim Response to Tennessee Flood

 

ICNA Relief joins hands with other faith based organizations to help the people affected by the flooding in Nashville, Tennesse.

 

“In a matter of 30 minutes, everything you worked for, everything you thought was valuable, it all looks like trash” Mayor Karl Dean estimates the damage from weekend flooding could easily top $1 billion in Nashville alone. Many of the families affected by flood are Somali and Kurdish Muslim Families, who are still struggling to stand on their feet after divesting blow to their households. Masjid Salahuddin and Islamic School were also badly hit.

 

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06 8 10
 

RAP’s Kitchen Supply Drive Success!

 

Mosques, schools, scout troops and two churches collected more than $6,000 worth of kitchen supplies for newly arrived refugee families. Organized by Refugee Assistance Programs (a Chapter of World Faith) and ICNA Relief, more than 100 men, women, teens and children came together on May 15 to collect, sort and stack complete kitchen kits to transform bare apartments into cozy homes for refugees arriving in Chicago.

 

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06 6 10
 

ICNA Kansas City hosts Sh. Khalid Yasin

 

By Imran Hassan

 

Sh. Khalid Yasin, who has dedicated more than 15 years removing misconceptions about Islam and Muslims, visited the greater Kansas City area for a three day whirlwind tour filled with lectures and workshops organized by the Islamic Circle of North America – Kansas City chapter (ICNA-KC).

 

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06 6 10
 

Seeking Truth at ‘Window to Islam’

 

By Rida Bint Fozi

 

“You really have to go and find what the truth of people is.”- Dr. Ingrid Mattson, President, Islamic Society of North America

 

The amount of people that flooded into Window to Islam at the ICNA-MAS Convention this past weekend attests to many things, among them this— that there is a relentless desire to find the truth of Islam, by Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

 

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06 5 10
 

ICNA MAS Convention Enjoys a 15% Growth

 
By Rida Fozi
 
As Iqbal Shariff glanced around the Youth Conference hall, he noted something new. This year, the first two rows were reserved exclusively for a group of deaf Muslims. Shariff’s response first took the form of inspiration, quickly followed by emotion. He says, “As tears poured from my eyes, I asked myself, ‘How do they believe in Allah (SWT)?'”
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