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10 27 13
 

Relief work continues for Pakistanis post Sandy

 
by Gwen McClure, October 26, 2013
 
NEW YORK — On Neptune Avenue, near the intersection of Brighton 7th Street in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, Moviz Siddiqi is unloading bags of frozen goat meat from the back of his car. On behalf of ICNA Relief, he is donating the meat, recently slaughtered for Eid al-Adha — the Islamic holiday of sacrifice — to the local grocer, who will pass it along to community members who might otherwise go without.
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10 24 13
 

Jersey City ICNA to distribute 200 pounds of meat

 
By Vonecia Carswell, October 24, 2013
 
Rabia Sindu, 19, right, and Onaiza Ahmed, 19, help distribute meat during an ICNA Relief Meat Giveaway at the Islamic Learning Center of Jersey City.
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10 23 13
 

Interview: Muslim Mothers in Chiapas, Mexico

 
Nahela Morales is a Mexican mother of one currently living in New Jersey, USA. She serves as the National Hispanic Outreach Coordinator for WhyIslam, a dawah project of ICNA.
 
Recently, she and a team of volunteers traveled to Mexico to give dawah and provide aid for impoverished families. It was during this trip that she visited the city of San Cristobal de Las Casas in the State of Chiapas, home to a growing number of indigenous converts to Islam. This is her story of the Muslim mothers living there.
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10 22 13
 

Federal workers deserve a living wage

 
By Simone Campbell, Naeem Baig, and David Saperstein
 
WASHINGTON (RNS) – “All labor has dignity.” That’s what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said 50 years ago, and it’s still as true today.
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10 15 13
 

Colorado Muslims Rebuild After Floods

 
by Muslim Link Staff, TUESDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2013
 
In two days this past September, about 26 inches of rain fell on Boulder, Colorado. It was far more than the area’s average annual precipitation of 20.7 inches.
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10 14 13
 

Wish you a blessed Eid Al-Adha – ICNA

 
-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
 
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 12 13
 

Why So Many Latinos Are Becoming Muslims

By Tim Padgett
 
Most Latinos know the country is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month right now. What far fewer Latinos know is that next week marks Eid al-Adha, one of Islam’s most sacred holidays.
 
And yet the two observances are more related now than most Latinos realize.
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10 5 13
 

Virtues of the First 10 Days of “Dhul-Hijja”

 
The Prophet (PBUH) said, “There is no deed that is better in the sight of Allah or more greatly rewarded than a good deed done in the (first) ten days of Al-Adha”. It was asked, “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah?” The Prophet (PBUH) replied, “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah, unless a man goes out himself for Jihad taking his wealth with him and does not come back with anything.” Narrated by Al-Bukhari
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