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Archive for January, 2014

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ICNA Observes World Interfaith Harmony Week

 
New York, NY
February 1, 2014
 
As part of its commitment to foster a global culture of peace, the Islamic Circle of North America joins in celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week during the first week of February.
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01 29 14
 

ICNA Commends Call for Minimum Wage Increase

 
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NEW YORK, NY (January 28, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) thanks President Obama for his promise to issue an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federally contracted employees to $10.10 in his State of the Union address last night.
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01 28 14
 

Muslims Launch Education, Awareness Initiative in MI

 
By Mona Shand, Public News Service – MI
 
NOVI, Mich. – Drivers on some Michigan highways may have noticed billboards offering the chance to “Gain Peace,” discuss Islam, and obtain a free copy of the Muslim holy book. It’s all part of an Islamic outreach group’s attempt to change the conversation about the religion.
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01 22 14
 

Muslims urge Department of Labor on Clear Paystubs

 
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NEW YORK, NY (January 21, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) along with other major American Muslim organizations urged the U.S. Department of Labor to reassign the issue of Clear Paystubs onto its 2014 regulatory agenda. Below is the letter sent to the Tom Perez, Secretary of Labor.
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01 20 14
 

ICNA Commemorates MLK as an Exemplar of Justice

 
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NEW YORK, NY (January 20, 2014) – Nearly five decades after his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continues to be an example in the fight for dignity and equal rights in America.
 
Affected by the threat of increasing anti-Muslim rhetoric, the American Muslim community can emulate Dr. King’s methods of peaceful engagement to overcome hate and intolerance.
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01 18 14
 

Rochester’s First Islamic Convention Succeeds.

 
By Muhammad Husain Bawany
 
The speech resounded with the crowd; in strident timbre, the voice at the mic generated a palpable excitement that buzzed through the charged air. Infectious grins, strangers shaking hands, a spontaneous outpouring of emotion as one woman shed tears.
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01 17 14
 

Record attendance increase at ICNA Convention in Atlanta

 
By Zainab Arain
 
In the final days of the winter holiday season, Muslims in the southern United States gathered for a weekend of spiritual rejuvenation at the 19th annual, ICNA-MAS South East Convention, in Atlanta, Georgia, from Dec. 27 to 29.
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01 14 14
 

First ICNA Convention in Houston: A Big Success

 
By Saad, The Muslim Voice
 
The ICNA Convention – the atmosphere, the vibe, and hype is quite amazing. Just the thought of thousands of Muslims gathering at one location for three days straight, meeting Muslims from so many diverse communities, and listening to your favorite and inspiring speakers upfront, totally beats any other average weekend.
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Convention 2014- Islam: Faith. Submission. Service.

The theme for ICNA-MAS Convention 2014 in Baltimore, MD and Los Angeles, CA.
 
By Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan
 
For more than a decade, Islam has been the focus of much religious and political discourse in America. After the grievous events of September 11, many Americans began to openly express fear and distrust towards Islam and Muslims.
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01 10 14
 

Love for the Beloved Prophet (PBUH)

 
By Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan
 
He, who is the best of the children of Adam;
He, who will be the first to be granted intercession;
He, who possesses the honored waseela (lofty position), the fadheela (a rank above the rest of creation) and the maqaam mahmoodaa (raised platform);
He, who was granted the kauthar (a fountain in paradise);
He, who was taken to the highest heaven to meet with his Lord and returned to earth to narrate his encounter;
He is Muhammad ﷺ.
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