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10 21 14
 

Climate Change: A Muslim Perspective

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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10 18 14
 

Ebola: What are American religious orgs doing to prep?

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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10 17 14
 

Joint-letter calls for reform of government watchlisting

 
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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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10 16 14
 

ICNA Observes Int’l Day for the Eradication of Poverty

 
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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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10 16 14
 

Prof. Ali Mazrui passes away

 
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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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10 10 14
 

ICNA Volunteers at the County Food Bank

This past Saturday morning, bright and early at 8:30, a group of volunteers arrived at the OC Food Bank in Garden Grove, California to create food boxes for distribution.
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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

 
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(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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08 31 14
 

Honoring Workers this Labor Day

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, August 31, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America celebrates American workers on Labor Day, whose efforts and achievements continue to form the backbone of the country’s social and economic strength and prosperity,
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08 30 14
 

ICNA Observes UN Day for Enforced Disappearances

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, August 30, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America joins the United Nations in observing the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances to raise awareness of this terrible practice used as a strategy to spread terror in society.
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08 21 14
 

US Muslim Orgs Condemn Murder, Denounce ISIS

(WASHINGTON DC 08/20/2014) — The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of several leading national and local Muslim organizations, condemns the murder of American journalist James Foley at the hands of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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08 21 14
 

ICNA Denounces Murder of U.S. Journalist by ISIS

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, August 21, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America unequivocally condemns the brutal beheading on Tuesday of American journalist, James Foley, by the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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08 19 14
 

ICNA Calls for Investigation of Brown’s Killing

 
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(NEW YORK, NY, August 19, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America calls for State and Federal investigation of the slaying of Micheal Brown in Missouri. Among a list of demands, ICNA also calls for cessation of all violence and the arming of the police by the military.
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08 18 14
 

ICNA Convention welcomes all who have interest in Islam

The 2014 Islamic Circle of North America Midwest Convention welcomes all who have interest in Islam
 
By Zach Berg
 
August 17. 2014, PEORIA — The 2014 Islamic Circle of North America Midwest Convention welcomed visitors Sunday with a cordial “as-salamu alaykum” as they walked into the Peoria Civic Center. Roughly translated as “Peace of God be upon you,” the greeting was not reserved to Muslims, but was for everyone who came to learn more about tenets of Islam.
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