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Archive for August, 2011

08 29 11
 

ICNA Provides School Supplies to Needy Children

 

Written by Salman Sheikh, Muslim Link Contributing Writer
Thursday, 25 August 2011

 

It is a fact that many kids come to the first week of school unprepared without any school supplies. And due to recent economically challenging times, buying school supplies and school bags for children can be a financial burden for many families.

 

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08 29 11
 

Go BIG with Muslim Family Day 2011

 

Go BIG this Saturday with ICNA’s Muslim Family Day at Six Flags Magic Mountain 2011: the park with MOST COASTERS in the WORLD!

 

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08 29 11
 

Eid Greetings From ICNA

 
Donate NowThe Islamic Circle of North America wishes you and your loved ones a blessed Eid Al-Fitr! ICNA invites you to build a sense of unity amongst the Muslim community and celebrate Eid with your local Islamic centers and masaajid.


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08 29 11
 

ICNA Relief: $100,000 for Hurricane Irene Victims

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (August 28, 2011) – The ICNA Relief Head Office unveiled a broad plan in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene today, that includes establishing a $100,000 Disaster Response Fund for families impacted by hurricane Irene.
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08 28 11
 

Post 9/11, some Muslims pray in Christian churches

 
Hundreds of Muslims in have been meeting at hall in Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria since August to pray while their new mosque is being built.
By Carlos Hamann – ALEXANDRIA, 2011-08-31
 
In a Catholic church located in the shadow of Mount Vernon, the estate of George Washington, the first US president, a group of Muslim faithful roll out their prayer rugs each week and kneel to pray to Allah.
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08 28 11
 

Islamic charity, with a Cape Verdean flavor

Back-to-school cookout fosters cultural dialogue

 

August 28, 2011|By Mary Carmichael, Globe Staff

 

All yesterday afternoon, people kept offering to get Malika Rushdan some lunch. After all, she was at a cookout.

 

“Sorry,’’ she told them again and again. “I’m fasting.’’

 

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08 27 11
 

Hurricane Irene: Be Prepared

 

ICNA Relief is setting up several points along the East Coast to support its disaster response efforts. More details are expected soon. Please be prepared using the following hurricane advisory:

 

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08 26 11
 

Eid celebrations foreshadow 9/11 anniversary in the US

 

By BARBARA FERGUSON | ARAB NEWS

 

Aug 27, 2011 – WASHINGTON: In the US, the end of the holy month of Ramadan this year will be celebrated with three days of feasting and parties as throughout the Muslim world. But here in the US it will also have a shadow over it, this year the end of Ramadan concludes — an eerie coincidence — shortly before the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

 

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08 26 11
 

Protested Islamic group gives away 400 backpacks

 

By ERIC CARPENTER, 2011-08-23

 

ANAHEIM – Leaders of the Islamic relief organization that drew protests at a fundraiser in Yorba Linda last winter say they are using some of the money raised to give back to the local community during Ramadan.

 

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08 26 11
 

Islamic Society gives out packs

 

Aug. 20, 2011, Delaware

 

The Islamic Society of Delaware Saturday joined Muslim groups across the country in giving out backpacks “to help the community in this hard economy,” spokesman Ali Khan said.

 

More than 300 supply-loaded packs were given first-come, first-served while the quickly dwindling supply lasted at the society center at 28 Salem Church Road, Ogletown.

 

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08 25 11
 

Islam Billboards on New Jersey Turnpike Stir Controversy

 

By CHRISTINE PERSICHETTE

 

MYFOXNY.COM – While most billboards you drive by on the New Jersey Turnpike advertise things like hotels or cars, the billboards getting attention recently advertise a certain religion and are stirring up controversy.

 

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08 15 11
 

CNN: 877-WhyIslam Hotline Volunteer Answers Questions about Islam

 

CNN, August 15th, 2011

 

You might have seen the billboards along the highway. Read more

 
 
08 11 11
 

ICNA Relief Receives Disaster Response Truck from APPNA

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (August 11, 2011) – In a press release issued today, ICNA Relief, a division of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), thanked APPNA (The Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent in North America) for their charitable contribution to the organization.
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08 10 11
 

Houston Muslims help needy families prepare for school

 

HOUSTON (KTRK) — Houston-area Muslims are uniting this weekend to help needy families in the community get prepped for the start of the school year.

 

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08 10 11
 

Ramadan: Time of reflection, prayer, fasting

 

By Barb Randall

 

The Lake Oswego Review, Aug 4, 2011

 

Muslims around the world are observing Ramadan. They do not eat or drink from sunup to sundown. The foods pictured above would be commonly served in the evening meal.

 

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08 9 11
 

Billboards advertise hotline about Islam

 

August 9, 2011, newsworks.org

 

By now, drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike may have noticed the two billboards advertising an toll free number for callers to ask Muslim volunteers about their faith.

 

Many of the questions so far address Sharia law, jihad or the holy month of Ramadan, said Ashfaq Parkar, the national coordinator for the Islamic Circle of North America, which runs the hotline.

 

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08 9 11
 

In time for Ramadan, toll-free hotline seeks to educate

 

August 08, 2011, By Alice Speri/The Star-Ledger

 

Like many Muslims, Asim Khan is tired of the prejudice against his religion.

 

The president of the Islamic Circle of North America New Jersey chapter welcomes curiosity. But he wishes those with questions about Islam would ask him or other Muslims before jumping to conclusions.

 

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08 9 11
 

ICNA Welcomes Obama’s Counter Terror Strategy

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (August 9, 2011) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) welcomed the Obama administration’s new strategies on countering terrorism in the United States.
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08 8 11
 

Generosidad del Ramadán toca a niños hispanos

Mezquita regala útiles escolares a decenas de niños hispanos de El Bronx
 
La generosidad es uno de los deberes del musulmán y más en el mes del ramadán. Cumpliendo con este pilar de su religión, jóvenes del MAS-UNY Bronx Muslim Center regalaron cerca de 350 mochilas con materiales escolares a estudiantes de El Bronx, en su mayoría hispanos.
 
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08 2 11
 

AMT Reaffirms Commitment to Peaceful Kashmiri Struggle

 
WASHINGTON, D. C., 8/2/2011: The American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT)*, a national coalition of major Muslim organizations, today issued a statement to express its commitment to the people of Kashmir and their peaceful struggle for self-determination and to reaffirm Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai’s constitutional rights and the presumption of innocence afforded to every person in the United States.
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