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Religious Service: Challenges, Opportunities & Cooperation

November 26th, 2014

 
Speech of ICNA President Naeem Baig at the first Summit of Latin American Muslim Religious Leaders in Istanbul, Turkey on November 14, 2014.
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ICNA Observes Int’l Day to End Violence Against Women

November 24th, 2014

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 25, 2014) – Violence and discrimination against woman is a global pandemic, leaving no area or region untouched. More than 1/3 of women and girls around the world experience some form of physical and or sexual violence in their lifetime.
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Wanton Killing of Innocents in The Name of Islam

November 24th, 2014

 
By Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan
 
It may seem monotonous to explain and apologize every time murder of innocent people is done by those who use religion, in this case Islam, to carry out their crimes. These days, it happens almost on a daily basis; some more callous than others. The killing of Rabbis in a synagogue this week is blatantly wrong and cannot be justified.
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Latin Amerika Müslüman Dini Liderler Zirvesi

November 20th, 2014

 
Latin Amerika Ülkeleri Müslüman Dini Liderler Zirvesi
 
12 Kasım 2014 Çarşamba, İSTANBUL (AA) – Amerika İslami İlişkiler Konseyi (CAIR) Başkanı Nihad Awad, “Kilometrelerce uzaklarda yaşayan Müslümanlar olarak, İslam dünyasının liderliğini yapan Türklere ve Türkiye’ye teşekkür ediyoruz. Bu liderlik, geleceğin inşasında önemlidir” dedi.
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The Return of SSSS

November 20th, 2014

 
By Naeem Baig
 
Strong. Smart. Sharp. Savvy. If only that ‘s what it stood for.
 
A quadruple S on a flight boarding pass means something far less positive. It means travel harassment on a regular basis. It means feeling unwelcome. It means being someone whom the system considers suspect and untrustworthy. The SSSS is an acronym for Secondary Screening Security Selection.
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Latin Amerika Müslüman Liderler Zirvesi başladı

November 19th, 2014

 
Latin Amerika Müslüman Dini Liderler Zirvesi İstanbul’da başladı
 
Latin Amerika Kıtasından ülkemize davet edilen ve 40 ülkeden 76 Müslüman dini liderin katılımıyla gerçekleştirilen I. Latin Amerika Müslüman Dini Liderler Zirvesi, İstanbul Conrad Otel’de düzenlenen açılış programıyla başladı.
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ICNA Condemns Murder of ​Abdul Rahman Kassig

November 17th, 2014

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 16, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America denounces the brutal beheading of humanitarian aid worker Abdul Rahman Kassig by the Syria-based ISIS.
 
Kassig, who embraced Islam in 2013, was an emergency medical technician and the founder of an NGO called Special Emergency Response and Assistance, through which he delivered food and medical supplies to refugee camps scattered along the Syrian border.
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ICNA Colorado Establishes Outreach and Relief Activities

November 8th, 2014

By Heraa Hashmi
 
The newly established ICNA chapters in Boulder and Denver, Colorado have been busy establishing themselves the past year and recently held a series of events to serve their community and increase outreach.
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ICNA Denounces Violent Murder of Christian Couple

November 6th, 2014

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 6, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America is clear to state its absolute condemnation of the vicious religiously motivated murder of Shahzad and five-month pregnant Shama Masih by violent mobs in a town close to Lahore, Pakistan.
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ICNA Relief Distributes Meat at 40 Locations Nationwide

November 4th, 2014

 
This year ICNA Relief saw a 66 percent increase in Udhiyah (sacrificial meat) donations that enabled them to provide for a greater number of people, including a large number of refugee families from Somalia, Burma, Syria, and Eritrea. They distributed thousands of pounds of meat in 40 locations throughout the country.
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MFD Caps Summer for 6,000 D.C. Area Muslims

October 27th, 2014

by Muslim Link Staff Reporter
Sunday, 26 October 2014
 
The perfect end to the summer for over 6,000 Muslims in the DC Metro area was a sunny 79 degrees on September 20, 2014 at the 2014 Muslim Day at Six Flags America in Bowie, Maryland.

Driving up the Bugs Bunny parking lot, minivans were packed with families eager to whoosh down roller coasters in what has become an annual American Muslim tradition.
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Happy New Hijra, Islamic, Year 1436

October 25th, 2014

 
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, October 27, 2014
 
October 25, 2014 marks the first of Moharram, the beginning of the new Hijra year 1436, according to the Islamic calendar announced by the Fiqh Council of North America and endorsed by the Islamic Society of North America, a leading American Muslim civil advocacy group.
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World Renowned Scholar Dies During State Persecution

October 23rd, 2014

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 23, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America is saddened by the loss of Professor Ghulam Azam of Bangladesh, one of the foremost Muslim activists in the world, who died on Thursday while serving a politically motivated conviction for war crimes.
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Violence is a contradiction to religion, says Muslim leader

October 22nd, 2014

STEPHEN ACOSTA / GUEST COLUMNIST
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Oct. 22, 2014
 
Several renowned religious leaders of different faiths in Orange County gathered at the Dialogue on Scriptural Interpretations of Peace on Oct. 11 at UC Irvine. The event’s purpose was to share how each religion’s scripture teaches and promotes peace.
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Climate Change: A Muslim Perspective

October 21st, 2014

By Naeem Baig
 
Climate change is undeniable by any sane individual. It is evident everywhere around us unless we deliberately choose to ignore it.
 
Last month I joined over 150 faith leaders and environmental activists at a Climate Change conference organized by Religions for Peace USA and GreenFaith at the UN Plaza Church Center in New York City.
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Ebola: What are American religious orgs doing to prep?

October 18th, 2014

Huffington Post | By Carol Kuruvilla
 
Humans crowd closely together in houses of worship — and it’s supposed to be that way. People greet each other with hugs and shaking hands; they pray in close proximity and, in some Christian communities, drink from the same cup and share the same bread.

However, with infectious disease, this normally positive aspect of faith can have unintended consequences.
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Joint-letter calls for reform of government watchlisting

October 17th, 2014

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 17, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America today joins other civil rights and community organizations in calling for the reform of the recently disclosed government watchlist program. This program “stigmatizes individuals and communities, erodes our privacy, and undermines cherished constitutional rights”. Read the full letter here:
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A Religious Dialogue for Peace

October 17th, 2014

By Religio Mag, October 16, 2014
 
On October 11, 2014, roughly a dozen diverse religious leaders gathered at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) student center in order to discuss the relationship between peace and their respective religious scriptures. Hosted by not-for-profit organization Heavenly Culture, World Peace, and Restoration of light (HWPL), a various spectrum of religious leaders, ranging from Islam, Christianity, Catholicism, Sikhism, Cao Dai, and Baha’i, represented their faith that afternoon in the presence of approximately 40 college-age students, who were also invited to attend the panel session, titled A Dialogue on Scriptural Interpretations of Peace.
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ICNA Observes Int’l Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 16th, 2014

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 17, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America joins the United Nations in observing October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to promote awareness of the dire need to eradicate poverty and destitution at a global scale.
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Prof. Ali Mazrui passes away

October 16th, 2014

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 14, 2014) – The US Council of Muslim Organizations offers its sincere condolences on the death of Professor Ali Mazrui, a renowned and most respected scholar.
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