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Archive for August, 2010

08 26 10
 

Radio Ads About Islam Target State Fair Crowd

 
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Minneapolis, MN (August 25, 2010) – Islamic Circle of North America, Minnesota is launching a public awareness campaign by running ads about Islam on WCCO 830 AM news radio. Starting on August 30th 2010, during the Islamic month of Ramadan, several radio ads will be broadcast daily.
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08 26 10
 

ICNA Sisters’ Wing’s Annual Online Tafseer-ul-Quran

 
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JAMAICA, New York (August 25, 2010) – To honor and welcome the blessed month of Ramadan, ICNA Sisters’ Wing held “Welcome Ramadan” programs nationwide as well as Tafseer-ul-Quran (Quranic exegesis) sessions.
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08 25 10
 

A Dinner to Remember

 

A true champion in the fight against hunger and homelessness, Miriam’s Kitchen has been feeding the hungry in Washington, DC for over 25 years and providing individualized services for the homeless in a comfortable environment.

 

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08 25 10
 

Emancipation Day in Guyana

 

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (August 25, 2010) – Emancipation Day in Guyana commemorates the August 1, 1834 end to the chattel slavery of Africans in the South American country. Muslims in Guyana, particularly the Guyana Islamic Trust, Guyana Muslim Mission, and Masjid Muhammad, organized events for the first time this year highlighting the significant role that African Muslims played in the nation’s ending of slavery.

 

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08 18 10
 

Ramadan Clash with 9/11 Anniversary Raises Fears

 

Celebrations to mark end of Muslim fasting could be deliberately misinterpreted to spark hostility, religious groups warn

 

By Riazat Butt and Chris McGreal, Guardian

 

August 17, 2010 – Islamic groups in the US fear an overlap between the end of Ramadan and the anniversary of 9/11 will lead to criticisms that Muslims are celebrating the 2001 terrorist attacks.

 

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08 17 10
 

Family Retreat Connects with Nature

 

ICNA’s Family Retreat was held in Harrisburg, PA at the Gifford Pinochet park from July 3rd to 5th. More than 60 families, totaling over 200 individuals, attended the retreat. It was an atmosphere where people prayed together and enjoyed together. Some highlights were food, volleyball, badminton, cycling, and a campfire with a barbecue.

 

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08 17 10
 

ICNA HQ Renovation Enters Phase II

 

The renovation of ICNA headquarters in Queens, NY is making significant progress. By Ramadan, the basement, first, and second floors were ready for Taraweeh prayers. Also, the newly revamped third floor is almost complete. ICNA held a fundraiser for the headquarters on July 31st in the Al-Markaz building, and Muhammad Tariqur Rahman, Secretary General of ICNA, is now requesting everyone’s help. “We request the continued support of the American community for the completion of this highly anticipated project,” he said.

 

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08 15 10
 

ICNA Commends President Obama’s Iftar Speech

 
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JAMAICA, New York (August 15, 2010) – In a press release issued today the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) commended President Barack Obama for his Ramadan dinner speech at the White House on Friday in which he strongly defended the legitimate rights of the Muslim community amidst the unwanted controversy regarding the proposed location of the “Cordoba Center” near ground zero in lower Manhattan in New York City.
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08 14 10
 

US Muslims prep for Islamic holiday around 9/11

By RACHEL ZOLL (AP)

 

NEW YORK — The lunar calendar that Muslims follow for religious holidays is creating a potential for misunderstandings or worse in a year when American Muslims are already confronting a spike in assaults on their faith and protests against new mosques.

 

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08 14 10
 

Ramadan observance sparks backpack giveaway

 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Got school supplies?

 

If not, don’t fret, The Staten Island chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America is staging a Back to School Giveaway on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, Tompkinsville.

 

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08 12 10
 

ICNA Expresses Appreciation to Microsoft and Bing.com

 
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JAMAICA, New York (August 12, 2010) – The holy month of Ramadan is commemorated by more than 1.5 billions Muslims around the globe, and nearly 7 million in the United States alone. As a leading American Muslim organization, the Islamic Circle of North America would like to extend its thanks to Microsoft’s Bing search engine for recognizing Ramadan on bing.com.
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08 12 10
 

ICNA to Give Away Free School Bags & Supplies

 
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JAMAICA, New York (August 17, 2010) – The Islamic Circle of North America invites you to participate in its annual Back to School Giveaway, an event created to meet the needs of families across the United States.
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08 11 10
 

Ramadan Kareem

 

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam,

 

Assalamu Alaikum! Once again we are blessed with the month of Ramadan, Alhamdulillah. I would like to take this opportunity to remind myself and everyone else that our efforts should be aimed at taking full advantage of this blessed month.

 

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08 10 10
 

Companions and Ramadan by Sh. Ibrahim Negm

As Ramadan is quickly passing us by, and we are entering the last ten days, let’s all take advantage of this time and spend Ramadan like the companions did. Below is quick mp3 presented by Young Muslim, a youth division of ICNA.

 

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08 10 10
 

ICNA Relief Opens Office in Boston

 
Ugust 10, 2010 – ICNA Relief USA, a Domestic Faith Based Social Service and Disaster Relief Organization, recently opened its newly established office in Massachusetts located at 222 Broadway (inside the Casablanca Cafe), Chelsea, MA 02150. Malika Bey-Rushdan will serve as the Project Director for the new ICNA Relief Boston operations. Originally from the Boston area, she brings with her a wealth of experience in community development.
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08 6 10
 

20 Million Affected in Pakistan Flood: ICNA Appeals

 
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JAMAICA, New York (August 3, 2010) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America called upon the community to donate to flood victims in Pakistan.
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08 4 10
 

Ground Zero Mosque Supporters React

MYFOXNY.COM (August 4, 2010)- The American Center for Law and Justice plans to file a petition in New York Supreme Court to try and stop the development of a mosque in lower Manhattan and blocks from ground zero. But supporters of the mosque say it is a big step forward.

 

Good Day NY spoke with Azeem Khan, assistant secretary general of media relations at the Islamic Circle of North America.

 

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08 3 10
 

ICNA Urges Lawmakers to Support Child Nutrition Act

 

WASHINGTON DC (August 2, 2010) – ICNA Council for Social Justice, the social justice division of the Islamic Circle of North America and ICNA Relief, along with other interfaith partners, today announced their appeal to US lawmakers to support the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act that expires September 30, 2010.

 

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