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ICNA Conference, Albany 2015

April 23rd, 2015

 
The Islamic Circle of North America’s annual conference was held at Empire State Plaza in Albany on Saturday, April 11, 2015. See some photos from the event by photographer Patrick Dodson of the Daily Gazette.
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USCMO Statement on 1915 Turkish-Armenian Events

April 19th, 2015

 
-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
 
(Washington, DC, April 19, 2015) — The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) the largest umbrella group of mainstream Muslim American organizations is aware of the painful history of over 30 nations fighting for over 4 years and the loss of over 37 million lives in World War I, including those of the Armenians.
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Historic First National Muslim Advocacy Day

April 17th, 2015

280 Muslim Delegates Lobby Congress on Historic First National Muslim Advocacy Day
 
In the first-ever National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., over 280 delegates gathered from more than 20 states to meet with elected officials and congressional staffers. The US Council of Muslim Organizations, a coalition of leading national and local American Muslim organizations, sponsored the historic event.
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The Generosity of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

April 17th, 2015

By Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan
 
Generosity is defined as giving freely without expecting anything in return. The best of human beings Muhammad ﷺ was an exemplar of this. Unlike those who give charity with a reward in mind, whether it be respect, love, admiration or loyalty, RasulAllah (prophet of Allah) ﷺ expected none of these things. His manner was such that when one would take something from him, he or she would feel that they were doing the Prophet ﷺ a favor, and not the other way around.
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Statement by the National Muslim-Christian Initiative

April 14th, 2015

March 24-25, 2015
Press Release / Summary
 
A meeting of the National Muslim-Christian Initiative, a major dialogue between Muslim and Christian leaders, took place in late March, gathering together nearly 40 Christian and Muslim senior representatives from around the country to engage issues of concern to both communities, including deliberate discussion of Islamphobia in the US and religious extremist ideology abroad. The meeting included a public evening program with more than 100 people present, on the intersection of religious freedom and respect for what others hold sacred.
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Over 20,000 Expected at Conv. Against Islamophobia

April 12th, 2015

-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-

Islamic Circle of North America Expects Over 20,000 to Attend its Annual Convention on Memorial Day Weekend in Baltimore, MD, as Part of a Nationwide Campaign to Combat Islamophobia
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ICNA conv in Albany hopes to promote understanding

April 10th, 2015

Empire State Plaza meeting of Muslims includes ‘Who is Muhammad?’ theme
 
By Azra Haqqie, April 9, 2015
 
Albany – “Who is Muhammad?” is the theme of the Islamic Circle of North America’s convention on Saturday at Empire State Plaza Convention Center.
 
More than 1,000 people are expected to attend, according to Dr. Abdul Qadir Brula of Guilderland, one of the local representatives.
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​ICNA Condemns Violent Attack on Kenyan University

April 2nd, 2015

 
-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
 
(NEW YORK, NY, April 2, 2015) – ​The Islamic Circle of North America condemns the Thursday attack on Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya, in which 147 individuals were murdered and dozens wounded.
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100 Billboards Campaign – Super Discounted Rates

April 1st, 2015

All praises are for Allah Lord of all that exists and His peace and blessings be on His true Servant and final Messenger (pbuh).  Alhamdulillah, ICNA has decided to launch a national Seerah campaign to share the Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) universal message of peace and love, and his role in building the foundations of a movement devoted to truth and social justice.

As part of National Seerah Campaign, ICNA has negotiated very attractive and discounted prices for billboards nationwide. Prices are listed in column labelled discounted (3rd column).  Alhamdulillah, they are so affordable that you may even consider doing multiple boards in your locality.  We urge you to please donate generously to start posting billboards in various cities.  Inshaa Allah.

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Please donate here (you can pick your city to direct funds)

DMA TYPE Discounted Price   Discount
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Regular Price of a billboard (before discount)  Avg Weekly A18+ Imps/Panel  DMA A18+ Population
Albuquerque-Santa Fe, NM Bulletins $1,470 -65% $4,200    277,944 1,472,000
Posters $173 -75% $690      68,864
Atlanta, GA Bulletins $1,213 -65% $3,465    330,453 4,967,000
Posters $138 -75% $550      65,121
Baltimore, MD Bulletins $3,395 -65% $9,700    193,904 2,307,000
Posters $297 -75% $1,188      62,550
Boston et al, MA-NH Bulletins $6,300 -65% $18,000    328,652 5,110,000
Posters $300 -75% $1,200      66,712
Chicago, IL Bulletins $2,100 -65% $6,000    285,701 7,345,000
Posters $213 -75% $850      61,690
Cleveland, OH Bulletins $2,800 -65% $8,000    222,367 2,961,000
Posters $193 -75% $773      46,637
Columbus, OH Bulletins $938 -65% $2,680    130,602 1,873,000
Posters $177 -75% $706      52,120
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX Bulletins $1,820 -65% $5,200    384,199 5,477,000
Posters $200 -75% $800      92,707
Des Moines-Ames, IA Bulletins $1,400 -65% $4,000    107,255 855,000
Posters $238 -75% $950      38,524
El Paso, TX Bulletins $1,386 -65% $3,960    338,040 757,000
Posters $213 -75% $850      94,897
Ft. Smith et al, AR Bulletins $756 -65% $2,160      96,467 618,000
Posters $255 -75% $1,020      40,811
Gainesville, FL Bulletins $1,925 -65% $5,500    102,194 267,000
Posters $263 -75% $1,050      60,080
Houston, TX Bulletins $1,855 -65% $5,300    467,670 4,891,000
Posters $213 -75% $850      77,084
Indianapolis, IN Bulletins $1,488 -65% $4,250    253,488 2,239,000
Posters $266 -75% $1,063      70,383
Transit Shelters $90 -75% $360      34,566
Jacksonville, FL Bulletins $1,050 -65% $3,000    221,274 1,387,000
Posters $250 -75% $1,000    113,742
Las Vegas, NV Bulletins $1,400 -65% $4,000    333,323 1,585,000
Posters $175 -75% $700      95,699
Los Angeles, CA Bulletins $2,415 -65% $6,900    351,463 13,900,000
Posters $188 -75% $750      98,849
Transit Shelters $163 -75% $650      59,840
Memphis, TN Bulletins $992 -65% $2,835    165,855 1,359,000
Posters $173 -75% $693      62,034
Transit Shelters $165 -75% $660      70,479
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bulletins $2,800 -65% $8,000    417,903 3,597,000
Posters $270 -75% $1,080      98,675
Transit Shelters $180 -75% $720      58,665
Milwaukee, WI Bulletins $1,974 -65% $5,640    231,164 1,770,000
Posters $200 -75% $800      57,793
Transit Shelters $138 -75% $550      37,392
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Bulletins $2,604 -65% $7,440    271,546 3,524,000
Posters $225 -75% $900      66,390
New York (5 Boroughs NY) Bulletins $11,200 -65% $32,000    335,978 6,635,000
New York (Northern New Jersey) Bulletins $4,200 -65% $12,000    292,530 5,149,000
New York (Westchester County) Posters $438 -75% $1,750      29,042 743,000
Transit Shelters $188 -75% $750      30,411
Orlando et al, FL Bulletins $1,575 -65% $4,500    175,801 3,080,000
Posters $240 -75% $960      99,945
Philadelphia, PA Bulletins $2,713 -65% $7,750    308,000 6,251,000
Posters $200 -75% $800      62,864
Transit Shelters $92 -75% $369      49,446
Phoenix, AZ Bulletins $1,733 -65% $4,950    226,555 3,920,000
Portland, OR Bulletins $2,835 -65% $8,100    247,039 2,499,000
Posters $225 -75% $900      79,182
Reno, NV Bulletins $1,575 -65% $4,500    141,044 545,000
Posters $213 -75% $850      43,410
Sacramento et al, CA Bulletins $2,975 -65% $8,500    349,798 3,252,000
Posters $238 -75% $950      87,136
Transit Shelters $150 -75% $600      61,244
Salisbury, MD Bulletins $1,225 -65% $3,500      81,377 335,000
Posters $240 -75% $960      55,623
San Antonio, TX Bulletins $1,540 -65% $4,400    384,524 1,933,000
Posters $193 -75% $770      79,058
Transit Shelters $125 -75% $500      32,860
San Diego, CA Bulletins $3,378 -65% $9,650    353,589 2,496,000
Posters $238 -75% $950      81,198
Transit Shelters $150 -75% $600      45,985
San Francisco et al, CA Bulletins $2,975 -65% $8,500    446,113 5,646,000
Posters $188 -75% $750      77,433
Transit Shelters $206 -75% $825      52,491
Seattle-Tacoma, WA Bulletins $3,150 -65% $9,000    163,726 3,910,000
Posters $275 -75% $1,100      77,193
Tampa et al, FL Bulletins $1,225 -65% $3,500    216,681 3,582,000
Posters $182 -75% $726      96,892
Tucson (Sierra Vista), AZ Bulletins $1,554 -65% $4,440    112,234 912,000
Posters $250 -75% $1,000      67,810
Washington et al, DC-MD Bulletins $3,588 -65% $10,250    148,173 5,184,000
Posters $500 -75% $2,000      68,534
Transit Shelters $424 -75% $1,694      42,653
West Palm Beach et al, FL Bulletins $2,800 -65% $8,000    196,171 1,607,000
Posters $300 -75% $1,200      71,275
Wichita et al, KS Bulletins $756 -65% $2,160    117,802 904,000
Posters $133 -75% $530      37,161

US Muslims Call on Bush to Drop Anti-Muslim Advisor

March 25th, 2015

 
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/23/15) – An umbrella organization that represents leading American Muslim civil liberties, human rights, faith, and cultural organizations sent a letter today to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and his Right to Rise PAC requesting that Jordan Sekulow be removed from his position as senior advisor to the PAC because of his long history of supporting anti-Muslim legislation and Islamophobic causes.
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ICNA Observes Earth Hour 2015

March 22nd, 2015

 
-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
 
(NEW YORK, NY, March 22, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America invites you to join in the observation of Earth Hour 2015, this year focusing on the use of #YourPower to #ChangeClimateChange because every action counts.
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ICNA Condemns Attacks on Pakistani Churches

March 15th, 2015

 
-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
 
(NEW YORK, NY, March 15, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America issued a press release yesterday expressing sorrow over the suicide bomb attacks on two Christian churches in Lahore, Pakistan which killed 15 people and left over 70 injured.
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ICNA Welcomes Eid Holidays for New York City Schools

March 5th, 2015

 
-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
 
(NEW YORK, NY, March 4, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America’s New York Chapter (ICNA NY) today welcomed the designation of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha as official school holidays in New York City. In a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, ICNA NY expressed its deepest appreciation to the Mayor and the Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.
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Slayings of North Carolina Muslims must not be in vain

February 28th, 2015

By Saulat Pervez, February 25, 2015
 
Will the slayings of three North Carolina Muslims continue to unify America’s diverse population into a lasting peace?
 
As I sat and watched Suzanne Barakat give several interviews, talking about her brother, Deah; his wife, Yusor, and his sister-in-law, Razan, so soon after their tragic and senseless deaths in a Chapel Hill suburb on Feb. 10, I was struck by her incredible strength.
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Talking about racism: MSA Colo. addresses heavy topic

February 23rd, 2015

by Danielle Jauregui, February 21, 2015
 
The topic of racism is often seen as something that has been resolved, something most students choose to forget about. The Muslim Student Association at Colorado State University is trying to make sure students do not forget about this issue by praying about it and hosting events to bring awareness.
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Dozens of volunteers pitch in to help at Interfaith Build

February 18th, 2015

By Paradise Afshar, Miami Herald
02/17/2015
 
Vernante Thélusma started Presidents’ Day at 7:30 a.m. at a South Miami Heights Habitat for Humanity building site.

By 11 a.m. the 27-year-old was in the midst of building her dream home, alongside dozens of volunteers from various faith traditions taking part in the second annual Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build.
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MSA Raises Awareness for Orlando’s Hungry

February 16th, 2015

By Anne Lottman on February 16, 2015
 
About 300 students pledged to not eat for a day on Friday as part of Fast-A-Thon at the University of Central Florida to raise awareness for fighting hunger and homelessness.
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Muslim leadership stands together in solidarity in NC

February 15th, 2015

 
ICNA Staff Writer, Feb 12, 2015. Raleigh, NC
 
In cities across the nation Muslims poured out in the hundreds to host vigils in memory of Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. Masajid and Muslim organizations and student groups organized memorials in support from Los Angeles to Washington, DC.
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UCF Community Holds Vigil for Muslim Students Killed

February 14th, 2015

By Ailin Le Bellot on February 13, 2015, Beyond UCF, Crime News
 
The UCF community came together Thursday night for a vigil to remember three Muslim students who were shot and killed in North Carolina, a slaying that has the nation rattled.
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‘Parallel’ FBI inquiry into Chapel Hill shootings

February 14th, 2015

 
By Angelica Alvarez , Fred Shropshire , Ed Crump , Andrea Blanford and Tamara Gibbs
 
Friday, February 13, 2015 01:12PM
 
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The FBI says it’s opened a “parallel preliminary inquiry” in connection with the shooting deaths of three young Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to determine if federal laws were violated.
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