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Archive for September, 2010

09 5 10
 

Muslims take to Minn. State Fair to repair image

 

(September 4, 2010) By PATRICK CONDON, Associated Press Writer

 

Despite the smells of fried dough and roasted meat wafting from the Minnesota State Fair, Salim and Zuleyha Ozonder were focused on the people who were leaving, not the food or festivities beckoning from across the street.

 

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09 4 10
 

Mosque debate: Behind America’s anxiety over Islam

Controversy over the New York and other mosques underlines the struggle to balance values of religious tolerance with fears, real and imagined, in an age of terrorism. By Harry Bruinius

 

(New York, September 3, 2010) – As the maelstrom over the proposed Islamic center near ground zero rages a short distance away, Shahid Farooqi, a devout Pakistani immigrant, is handing out book bags and school supplies to hundreds of needy children and their parents for the start of the school year.

 

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09 4 10
 

Quran Burning “Misguided”: ICNA Ups Quran Distribution

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (August 25, 2010) – The Southern California chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press release today calling the planned desecration of the Quran by a church in Gainesville, FL “misguided,” and announced that it would distribute 10,000 free copies of the Quran through its 1-877-WhyIslam outreach project in response to the Gainesville event.
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09 4 10
 

International Hijab Day

 

Hijab, the veil, is an integral part of the everyday life of hundreds of millions of women across the globe; it is no wonder that the commandment of Hijab is found in so many religious scriptures including the Torah, Bible and the Quran, and Hijab is practiced in many cultures. For Muslim women, Hijab is not only a basic human right, but also a religious one.

 

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09 2 10
 

ICNA NY Hosts Ramadan School Supply Giveaway

 

By Connor Adams Sheets, Yournabe.com
Thursday, August 26, 2010

 

Going back to school will be a little easier for 500 Queens students and their families, thanks to a program that came to a Jamaica mosque Sunday afternoon.

 

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09 2 10
 

Franklin Islam Center Opens Doors to Public for Iftar

 

By MARY ANN BOURBEAU, mycentraljersey.com
August 24, 2010

 

Pastor George Montanari of the Middlebush Reformed Church will be one of a group of Franklin’s religious leaders gathering at the Why Islam Center Thursday night to take part in a traditional iftar dinner, celebrating the holy month of Ramadan.

 

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09 2 10
 

Muslim Leaders Seek Unity in Wake of Hostility

 

By Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, August 30, 2010

 

As expression of anti-Muslim sentiment has risen across the United States in recent weeks, Muslim leaders say they are stepping up efforts to unify their communities and push for greater public and political engagement.

 

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09 1 10
 

Join “Muslim Serve” Nationwide Effort on 9/11

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
Jamaica, NEW YORK (August 31, 2010) – Given the volatile political and social climate we are experiencing all around the country, a national grassroots coalition of American Muslims asks you to do something special this Eid – invite your family, friends and community to be part of a nationwide effort to spend the anniversary of 9/11 in service to your neighbors and your city.
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