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Archive for October, 2012

10 29 12
 

Du’as to Remember During Storms

 
During hurricanes and storms remember to increase your dhikr (remembrance of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala), recitation of the Qur’an and istighfaar (seeking forgiveness). May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala keep you and your loved ones safe during the storm. Below are some du’as (prayers) to remember during such times:
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10 29 12
 

North East Storms: ICNA Relief Unveils a Broad Plan

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (October 29, 2012) – ICNA Relief Head Office unveils a broad plan for the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
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10 24 12
 

AMT announces National Voter Reminder Day, Nov. 2

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
Washington, DC. (October 24, 2012) – The American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT), joined Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) today at a Press Conference held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Chairman of AMT, Naeem Baig presented the following statement on behalf of AMT:
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10 24 12
 

Plenary brings together Catholic-Muslim dialogues

 
Michelle Martin, Catholic News Service, Oct. 8, 2012
 
Chicago – Bringing members of three Muslim-Catholic regional dialogue groups together for their first national plenary session in Chicago was a groundbreaking event, but its members agreed that the dialogue must move forward.
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10 24 12
 

ICNA wishes you a blessed Eid Al-Adha

 
ICNA wishes you a blessed Eid Al-Adha! We encourage our members and the general Muslim community to celebrate Eid with your local masajid, communities and Islamic centers.
 
As nearly 3 million Muslims descend upon Makkah in these blessed days, we are reminded of the universal spirit of brotherhood that is embodied by the pilgrimage. We hope that American Muslims will observe this day with full piety and dignity—making dawah to our neighbors, co-workers and friends as we embrace this joyous season.
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10 23 12
 

Informant: NYPD Paid Me To ‘Bait’ Muslims

 
By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO 10/23/12
 
NEW YORK: A paid informant for the New York Police Department’s intelligence unit was under orders to “bait” Muslims into saying inflammatory things as he lived a double life, snapping pictures inside mosques and collecting the names of innocent people attending study groups on Islam, he told The Associated Press.
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10 16 12
 

Essay Competition by The Message International

 
JAMAICA, New York (October 16, 2012) – The Message International announced today an essay competition on the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) with the topic “How Has Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Influenced My Life?”
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10 15 12
 

Educational Campaigns on the Prophet’s (PBUH) Life

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 14, 2012) – CAIR National yesterday held a press conference on the issue of subway ads created by an Islamophobic group. Vice President of ICNA Naeem Baig joined Executive Director of CAIR Nihad Awad and CAIR’s National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper in addressing the media and presenting the American Muslim point of view.
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10 10 12
 

America’s Perception of Muslims Needs to Change

 
By Dr. Zahid Bukhari, President, Islamic Circle of North America
 
As a Muslim American, I strongly condemn the atrocious attacks on the diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which resulted in the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, and the continued violence throughout the Middle East. Contrary to the images that have been replicated around the world, Islam is a religion of peace and does not justify attacks against innocent people.
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10 2 12
 

Freedom of Expression & Sacredness of Religious Icons

 
In the last few weeks the world has witnessed the response to an evil, insulting and abhorrent movie that maligned the noble character of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Such insult to a religious icon has brought about overwhelming condemnation, and we believe that the vast majority of Americans disapprove of such attempts to sow seeds of hatred amongst people of different faiths and ethnic backgrounds. We would like to help our fellow citizens understand the complicated yet extremely sensitive nature of the whole situation. This in no way should be seen as condoning any violence in the name of our religion.
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