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Archive for August, 2017

08 31 17
 

ICNA Wishes all a Blessed Eid al-Adha

 
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NEW YORK, NY (August 31, 2017) – The Islamic Circle of North America wishes all a blessed Eid Al-Adha.
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08 31 17
 

Back-to-School Community Day held at Gum Springs

By Jeanne Theismann Thursday, August 31, 2017
 
Mount Vernon — Fairfax County organizations combined forces Aug. 23 for a Community Day at Gum Springs Community Center, providing free haircuts, backpacks and school supplies for boys and girls to prepare them for the upcoming school year.
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08 29 17
 

New York emergency crews respond to Texas floods

By Lisa Evers
 
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) – With the floods from Hurricane Harvey ravaging Houston, help has already arrived from the New York area. More supplies and resources are on the way including some of life’s most basic necessities.
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08 27 17
 

Shifa Clinic Athens hosts first open house

By Maddie Lupo | Contributor Aug 27, 2017
 
Shifa Clinic Athens hosted its first open house event yesterday starting at 10:30 a.m. to publicize and advocate their resources and services to the Athens community.
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08 27 17
 

U.S. Muslims help fellow Americans as Harvey strikes

 
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HOUSTON, TX (August 27, 2017) – As Hurricane Harvey sweeps through Texas, ICNA Relief USA is standing ready to deploy its relief team to the state to assist our fellow Americans in this time of need and distress.
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08 26 17
 

Muslim Heritage Day celebrates Calgary’s diverse community

Education Minister says Albertans can fight racism by ‘coming together’ and using a ‘sense of empathy’
 
By Ryan Rumbolt, CBC News, Aug 26, 2017
 
Muslim-Albertans invited all Calgarians to learn about their religion and dispel misconceptions surrounding Islam at the 10th-annual Muslim Heritage Day celebrations.
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08 24 17
 

ICNA Relief holds school drive

Aug 24, 2017
 
Dozens of Ozone Park children eagerly awaited their turn to receive a free backpack filled with school supplies on Monday, thanks to ICNA Relief and MedAid Pharmacy.
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08 23 17
 

1st National Mosque Open House Day

Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), along with its two outreach divisions, GainPeace and WhyIslam, hosted an Open Mosque Day on August 19, Saturday, in several Masjid in the US, insha Allah.  Some mosque hosted theirs on Aug. 20, Sunday.
These open houses are meant to encourage Muslims to engage with and educate our fellow Americans about Islam, in a social and cordial environment. Besides the presentation on Islam, many Masajid also had activities for the families, including henna design, face painting, hijab booth, Islamic artifacts, ask the Imam and snacks/lunch.

LOCATIONS OF THE OPEN MOSQUE DAY
 

PROMOTIONAL VIDEO FOR THE MOSQUE OPEN HOUSES

MEDIA COVERAGE

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PHOTOS FROM ICNA’S OPEN MOSQUE DAY 

 
 
  
  
  
 
 
  
   
 
 
08 23 17
 

Masjid hosts luncheon for non-Muslims

By Nick Ciccone, August 23, 2017
 
Masjid Hamza, in Valley Stream, along with hundreds of mosques across the country, opened its doors to the community on Sunday in an effort to break social barriers and have an honest discussion about Islam.
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08 23 17
 

Lake County mosque opens doors to non-Muslims

‘There are so many things in common between us’
By Lee V. Gaines, Chicago Tribune

Shaykh Azfar Uddin, the imam at the Islamic Foundation North Mosque, said when the prime minister of Spain called the recent deadly terror attack in Barcelona an example of “jihadi terrorism,” he did not know the true meaning of the word jihad.
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08 20 17
 

Muslim charity group provides school bags to needy children in Harrisburg

By Travis Kellar, August 20, 2017
 
Children in need received free school bags from the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) on Saturday.
 
The bag distribution in the state’s capital was one stop for ICNA, as it plans to give out free school bags to 1,000 children statewide through September.
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08 13 17
 

ICNA to President Trump: Condemn white supremacists

 
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NEW YORK, NY (August 13, 2017) – The Islamic Circle of North America requests President Trump join with other national, state, and local leaders in condemning the Charlottesville terrorist attacks by white supremacists.
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08 6 17
 

Education is power: Islamic Center volunteers fill, donate backpacks for children in need

By Marybeth Niederkorn ~ Southeast Missourian, Sunday, August 6, 2017
 
To help the poor and needy is among the highest callings in the Quran, and for members of the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau, one way to accomplish this is to hand out backpacks filled with school supplies to area students in need.
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