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Archive for September, 2014

09 30 14
 

Eid al-Adha: What it means to Muslims

 
By Naeem Baig
 
“Eid al-Adha (the Feast of the Sacrifice) is the second celebration of the year according to Islamic Calendar (called Hijri) for Muslims all over the world. This Eid comes right after the end of ‘Hajj” (the Pilgrimage). The Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam and is obligatory on both male and female adult Muslims who have the health and financial means to perform this important duty.
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09 29 14
 

Abraham inspired Eid’s sacrifices

 
By Saulat Pervez
 
Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice inspired the Muslim holiday of Eid-ul-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, and exemplifies the worship of the One God, belief in His prophets and righteous living.
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09 26 14
 

World Peace Conference in Seoul, South Korea

 
By Sh. Abdur Rahman Khan
 
Four members from ICNA were invited by The Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Restoration of Light (HWPL) to attend an international Peace conference in Seoul South Korea September 17-19th 2014. The participants were Chair of ICNA Shariah Council Shaykh Abdur Rahman Khan, Deputy Sec. General Waqas Syed and two youths from Young Muslims, the youth division of ICNA.
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09 11 14
 

Groups deliver backpacks to Teaneck kids

By Megan Burrow, Managing Editor, Teaneck Suburbanite
 
TEANECK – A long line snaked its way through the gymnasium, stairs and lobby of Eugene Field School on a sunny afternoon last week, all the way through the front doors and along Broad Street, as hundreds of Teaneck children, parents and guardians waited for free backpacks being handed out at the Board of Education office.
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09 10 14
 

Volunteers Join Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes

 
(LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2014) – At 7:30 this past Saturday morning, a group of dedicated volunteers got on their hands and knees to nail, paint, frame, and clean.
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09 9 14
 

Hajj: Reflections on the Pilgrimage

 
By Shaykh Abdur Rahman Khan
 
Millions of Muslims from every corner of the globe will converge in Makkah at the end of this month for Hajj, the annual pilgrimage. They come to commemorate and celebrate the extraordinary sacrifices made by two of mankind’s greatest leaders – Prophets Ibrahim and Muhammad ﷺ, upon them be peace, – for the establishment of tawheed, belief in the oneness of God.
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09 8 14
 

Bank clients want answers on closed accounts

By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times
September 7, 2014
 
From Washington state to Florida, surprising letters from banks have turned up in the mailboxes of at least a dozen people.
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09 4 14
 

ICNA Condemns killings by ISIS

 
-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
 
(NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 4, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America denounces the horrific execution of journalist Steven Sotloff and hundreds of others by the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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09 2 14
 

Reflections on Labor Day

By Naeem Biag, ICNA President
 
I write from the Istanbul airport as I wait for my next flight. The WiFi connection is unstable and I am disconnected from the digital world. This is a good thing because it has given me the opportunity to observe my surroundings. Istanbul airport is continuously bustling with people and the international terminal looks like a small world in itself. People of all colors and ethnicities walk around, lost and confused.
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