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06 30 12

Sum of Shariah: New KS law denies use of foreign codes

The Kansas City Star
Women can drive in Kansas. The stoning of adulterers is not condoned, nor is removal of the right hand of thieves.
Yet the Kansas Legislature overwhelmingly passed and Gov. Sam Brownback recently signed a ban against state courts or agencies making any ruling based on foreign laws — read, Shariah.
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06 27 12

Charity Reports Spike in Homeless Muslim Women

By Jehangir Khattak | Voices of NY
June 26, 2012, New York – Two leading New York-based Urdu newspapers have reported an increase in homelessness amongst Muslim women, many of them fleeing domestic abuse. The Pakistan Post and the Urdu Times both reported that the relief arm of Islamic Circle of North America, known as ICNA Relief, one of the America’s largest Muslim charity and relief organizations, is finding it hard to accommodate the number of Muslim women seeking shelter at its temporary housing shelter in New York.
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06 19 12

Webinar on American Mosque Report 2

Developing an Agenda for Strengthening Masjids: Lessons from Report Number 2 of the US Mosque Study 2011, Saturday June 23, 2012 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time
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06 19 12

WhyIslam Goes South of the Border

by Wendy Diaz Muslim Link Staff Reporter, Thursday, 14 June 2012
When Nahela Morales, an Administrative Assistant and National Coordinator for Spanish Dawah at WhyIslam, decided to plan her family vacation a year ago, she never thought she would be taking her work with her. Now, she is spearheading a joint effort between WhyIslam and seven other organizations, most of them Spanish-dawah oriented, to deliver necessary Islamic material to the growing Muslim community in Mexico.
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06 18 12

ICNA Sacramento Holds Fundraiser

By Ras H. Siddiqui
The WhyIslam effort in Sacramento, California, held its third Annual Fundraiser at the Holiday Inn Express in Elk Grove on Saturday, June 9 th attracting a broad spectrum of Muslims who seriously want to spread the true message of Islam into America’s mainstream community. This project is a part of an ongoing movement started by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).
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06 12 12

Youth Conference 2012

By Zainab Arain
I stepped out of the airport and was confronted by the sight of eight boisterous girls stuffed into a minivan with their luggage and junk food. I was to be the ninth. I squeezed into a space on the floor, shouted my salams over the clamor, and we took off into the night.
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06 12 12

Muslims – Can’t Guarantee Obama 2012 Election Vote

By Sabrina Siddiqui, 06/11/2012

WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama travels across the country to raise funds and court voters, one group that was drawn to his candidacy four years ago has expressed a feeling of being further and further marginalized.
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06 9 12

Highlights of the 37th Annual ICNA-MAS Convention 2012


Theme: Defending Religious Freedom, Understanding Shariah

By The Convention Committee
Alhamdulillah, the 37th Annual ICNA-MAS Convention, held in Hartford, CT from May 26th to 28th, was a huge success.
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06 8 12

Convention 2012: Sharing My Personal Observations

By Dania Sandfia
Memorial Day weekend was the weekend of the ICNA-MAS Convention. The convention brought together about 16,000 Muslims in the Hartford, CT area—an area that, if it weren’t for the convention, would be dead. Muslims came from all over the country—some from Ohio, Boston, Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and as far as California.
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06 7 12

A Fun Experience For The Whole Family

By Haseeba Syed
Take a look around you—in front of you, behind you, to your left and to your right. All you see is a sea of people. They’re all doing the same thing as you. This is the feeling you get when you’re at the ICNA Convention, especially during prayer (although we shouldn’t be looking around in prayer!) You are surrounded by thousands of fellow Muslims that are all there for the same reason as you are, to gain more knowledge on Islam and to worship Allah (SWT).
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