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05 29 11

Thank You from the ICNA-MAS Convention Team

Alhamdulillah the 36th Annual ICNA-MAS Convention was a huge success! With record attendance, amazing sessions and an incredible bazaar, the weekend has provided us with unforgettable memories.
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05 26 11

36th ICNA-MAS Convention, May 28-30 at Hartford, CT


NEW YORK, NY (May 18, 2011) – Take a sneak peek at the program for the ICNA – MAS convention this Memorial Day weekend May 28-30, 2011, at Hartford, CT. Experience the Youth Conference, Qiraah Competition, Matrimonial Services, Bazaar, Entertainment, Children’s program, and much more with almost 15,000 others including world renowned scholars.

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05 25 11

Deadly Tornadoes Strike. ICNA Relief Provides Help.


JOPLIN, MO (May 25, 2011) – The deadliest single twister in the US since 1947 hit Joplin, Missouri on Sunday. ICNA Relief’s disaster response team begins distributing truck load of basic supplies to the victims.


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05 22 11

The Most-Visited Booth at the LA Book Festival 2011

by Suzanne Khazaal
LOS ANGELES, California (May 22, 2011) – While controversy sparked over the change of venue from UCLA to USC for the 2011 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books held last month, fortunately for the volunteers of WhyIslam, the outreach project of ICNA Southern California Chapter, traffic flow to their booth was unhindered. In fact, their booth was one of the busiest at the festival this year.
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05 20 11

YM Sisters Invitation to the Youth Conference, 2011


by Young Muslims Sisters


NEW YORK, NY (May 20, 2011) – Walking into the Connecticut Convention Center you are greeted by the sight of thousands of people. Some are looking at their programs trying to figure out what is next on the agenda; some are taking their kids to babysitting. But what strikes you most is a group of young Muslims walking together towards the main hall. You follow them and it seems like you have entered a completely new world.


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05 19 11

Lauren Booth’s Spiritual Journey to Islam

By Hasan Zillur Rahim, The American Muslim
Many of us speak of Lauren Booth, a recent Muslim convert, as the sister-in-law of Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain. They do her injustice. She has carved out a career as a fearless broadcaster and journalist on behalf of the oppressed. In fact, it would be more appropriate to identify Mr. Blair as the brother-in-law of Lauren Booth. Given his role in the Iraq war, such identification could even help Mr. Blair recover part of his dwindling reputation.
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05 18 11

Muslim Convention to be Held in Hartford


by Tracy Simmons,


HARTFORD, CT (May 18, 2011) – The annual ICNA Convention (Islamic Circle of North America) will be held in Hartford over Memorial Day Weekend, where hundreds of Muslims from across the U.S. will convene to hear scholars discuss what the Quran teaches about guidance toward a just and balanced way.


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05 11 11

For Some, Helping With Disaster Relief Is Not Just Aid, It’s a Calling




RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Some couples spend retirement playing the nation’s best golf courses or hopping cruise ships. Not Marteen and Wiley Blankenship. They collect disasters the way other retirees collect passport stamps.


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05 10 11

ICNA on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart


ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (May 10, 2011) – ICNA was featured on Comedy Central’s prime time show The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last week. They covered cooperation between the Islamic center run by ICNA and the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, both in Alexandria, VA.


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05 9 11

First Muslim Info Booth at Latino Festival


By Staff Writer


LOS ANGELES, California (May 8, 2011) – Today the Annual Fiesta Broadway Festival, billed as the world’s largest Cinco de Mayo event, attracted half a million people who converged on 24 blocks in downtown Los Angeles. Over 50,000 people visited the first ever information booth on Islam organized by ICNA Southern California Chapter’s outreach project WhyIslam.


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05 6 11

American Muslims Provide Relief After Storms- NY Times


By Staff Writer


Birmingham, Alabama (May 6, 2011) – In the aftermath of the worst tornadoes to hit the United States since the Great Depression, hundreds of Southerners are dead and thousands of their homeless neighbors are left gaping at the rubble. American Muslim organization ICNA Relief is on the ground, offering a helping hand to victims as they begin to piece their lives back together after the devastating storms.


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05 5 11

ICNA Commends OCHRC for its Recognition of Dr. Siddiqi

JAMAICA, New York (May 6, 2011) – In a press release issued today the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) commended the Orange County Human Relations Commission for its recognition of Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi for his interfaith and community work in Orange County in the past 30 years.
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05 2 11

ICNA’s Statement on Killing of Osama bin Laden

JAMAICA, New York (May 2, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press release this morning on the killing of Osama bin Laden by a US military operation outside Abbottabad, Pakistan yesterday.
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05 2 11

Statements On Bin Laden From Religious Groups


Huffington Post Religion – May 2, 2011


Many religious groups have issued statements in the wake of President Obama’s announcement late Sunday night that Osama bin Laden had been killed. Here are responses of American and international religious organizations as they become available.


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