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Muslim Charity Teams With FEMA To Help Sandy Victims

By NY1 News
A Muslim charity group is teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The Islamic Circle of North America, along with FEMA and the Small Business Administration, held a health fair Friday in Brighton Beach, where storm victims were able to get essentials like blankets, heaters, and medical care.
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01 27 13

New Masjid A Testament To Interfaith Cooperation

By Hena Zuberi, Muslim Link Staff, 21 January 2013
On the western shores of the Potomac River is the home of the Islamic Circle of North America’s Virginia chapter in Alexandria. This culturally and historically rich city recently added a new house of worship, enhancing the region’s inter-faith diversity. An inaugural event was held on January 5, 2013 as the Muslim community just finished building its new masjid near Route 1 in the Mount Vernon area.
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01 22 13

Naeem Baig Elected as New ICNA President

JAMAICA, New York (January 22, 2013) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) National Election Committee announced that Mr. Naeem Baig has been elected as president of ICNA for the 2013-2014 term.

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01 20 13

Muslim, Jewish groups join Rebuild Joplin effort

By Roger McKinney, January 18, 2013
Among those assisting the Rebuild Joplin effort starting Monday will be Muslim and Jewish volunteers.
The volunteers will be from ICNA Relief, part of the Islamic Circle of North America; the Jewish Disaster Relief Corps; and Bridges, a Muslim-Jewish interfaith dialogue composed of New York University students.
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01 19 13

Latina Immigrants: The New Ambassadors of Islam

New America Media/The Muslim Link, News Report, Wendy Diaz, Jan 18, 2013
SOMERSET, N.J. — Tucked away in a quiet rural neighborhood in Somerset, New Jersey is an old brownstone that houses the New Jersey Chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America’s (ICNA) WhyIslam Project. Within its confines, in a second floor office decorated with rose-colored walls, sits the administrative assistant and only female employee of the department, Nahela Morales. 

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Top 10 ICNA Posts in 2012

In 2012, ICNA’s online presence witnessed historic growth Alhamdulillah. Newsletter subscribers, website traffic, ICNA TV views and social media connections expanded to give ICNA a significant presence in the community. Here are the most popular posts on ICNA’s website, ICNA TV, and social media profiles.
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ICNA Inaugurates New Mosque

The Islamic Circle of North America inaugurated its new mosque Saturday.
By Jessie Biele, January 7, 2013
After three years of construction and fundraising, the Islamic Circle of North America inaugurated its new house of worship in Greater Alexandria on Saturday afternoon.
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01 5 13

“It Shapes My Life in Every Aspect” -Rafiq Mahdi

By Paige Huntoon, December 19, 2012
Name: Rafiq Mahdi
Age: 57
Title: Unofficial Imam of the Muslim Community of Knoxville
Thoughts on Faith: “[Faith] is a complete way of life.”
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NYers Of The Week: ICNA Relief honored by NY1


Muslim-American Group Helps Sandy Victims, Spreads Understanding

By John Schiumo, 01/04/2013
If there is a silver lining in the dark cloud that was Hurricane Sandy, it is that New Yorkers came together. This week, NY1 honors a group of volunteers who proved that regardless of race, religion or ethnicity, everyone can help. NY1’s John Schiumo filed the following report.
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01 2 13

MSA: For 50 Years, ‘Students’ Has Been Its Middle Name

By Altaf Husain, Huffington Post, 01/02/2013
As observers and analysts of nonprofit organizations will note, staying in existence for fifty years is a significant achievement for any organization, especially one which is of the students, for the students and run by the students.
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01 2 13

Billboards stress commonality of religions

By Jeff Kunerth, Orlando Sentinel, January 1, 2013
Local Muslim organizations have started a media campaign stressing the commonality of Christians, Muslims and Jews. The billboards proclaiming “Same family, Same message” sprouting throughout the Orlando and Daytona Beach areas are sponsored by the Longwood-based American Muslim Community Centers, the Islamic Center of Orlando and the United Muslim Foundation in Lake Mary.
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