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06 30 15
 

Same-Sex Marriage: A Quranic Perspective

In Islam, marriage is the union between man and woman. It is the first human institution established by God, who created Adam and immediately made from him, his spouse, Eve. From this union children were born, and nations, tribes and civilizations emerged.
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06 30 15
 

Sex, Drugs and the Redemptive Power of Islam

By Malika MacDonald Rushdan
 
Do you remember the hadith of the prostitute who obtained paradise just by providing water to a thirsty dog? Yet, more often than not, we look down upon those who may seem beneath us. As the National Director of ICNA Relief USA’s Women’s Shelter Network, I want to share with you the story of one such woman, a tale that is sadly far from unique.
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06 26 15
 

The Story Behind the “Why Islam?” Billboards on I-95

By Jess Swanson, June 24, 2015
 
Religious billboards are nothing new for Florida highways, especially the ones in the rural north. But five billboards unveiled on May 8 were erected along Interstate 95 by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) to educate South Floridians about Islam. They were prompted by growing levels of Islamophobia in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings in January.

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06 22 15
 

Group Uses Billboards To Battle Islam Misconceptions

June 22, 2015, By Shelby Lin Erdman
 
A nationwide billboard campaign by an Islamic group is seeking to counter the negative image of Islam following a deadly shooting rampage at a French magazine in January.

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06 21 15
 

Muslims mark Ramadan, donate personal care products

Muslims to Donate $3000 Worth Personal Care Products to DuPage PADS, to Mark Ramadan
By Community Contributor Taskeen Khan,
 
CHICAGO, June 16, 2015 – ICNA Relief Chicago, the Glendale Heights, IL, based local chapter of a National Muslim organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable, will donate personal hygiene products to homeless women, on June 23 2015, to honor the Islamic month of Ramadan.
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06 20 15
 

Helping New Muslims for Ramadan

Los Angeles, 06/20/2015 – Imagine that it’s the first time you’re about to experience Ramadan. As a newcomer to Islam, you try to prepare yourself with the help of online sources but are continually confronted with fragmented and inadequate information. You don’t know where to go to gain comprehensive guidance.
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06 19 15
 

Fighting Islamophobia by showing Islam’s real message

By Zohaib
 
To mend the tarnished image of Islam in the U.S., an Islamic NGO has devised a billboard-based campaign. People of Sacramento, California recently found a series of unusual billboards in several areas of their city. Addressing the troubled, the text on the board asked: “Looking for the answers in life?” before providing the answer itself.
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06 19 15
 

New billboard campaign seeks to rebrand Islam in America

 
Radio KPCC: AirTalk hosted by Larry Mantle. June 18 2015
A series of billboards in California are part of a campaign by the religious group, Islamic Circle of North America, to change Islam’s image in America, amid an increase in anti-Islamic sentiment in the country.

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06 18 15
 

Campaign to heal Islam’s tarnished image in US

By: ANI | June 18, 2015
 
An Islamic billboard campaign in the United States is seeking to bolster the religion’s image in the country, tarnished by militant attacks, by urging the people to ‘Discover Muhammad’ and showcasing it as a religion of love and tolerance aimed at Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
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06 18 15
 

Campaign aims to ‘educate’ Americans about Islam

Campaign by the mainstream Islamic Circle of North America could spark a backlash amid a spike in anti-Islamic sentiment marked by protests, advertising campaigns and sometimes vandalism.

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06 18 15
 

ICNA Condemns Racially Motivated Terror Attack

 
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NEW YORK, NY (June 18, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America outright condemns the racially motivated terror attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., in which suspected gunmen, Dylan Roof, killed six women and three men during a Bible Study.
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06 17 15
 

Islamic group erects billboards promoting the faith

By Phyllis Stark. Jun 17, 2015
 
Billboards that have begun popping up in several U.S. cities aim to “showcase Islam as a religion of love and tolerance, aimed at Muslims and non-Muslims alike,” according to Reuters.
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06 17 15
 

Why one group is posting pro-Islam billboards

The Islamic Circle of North America plans to sponsor one hundred pro-Islam billboards across the country, in an attempt to counteract anti-Muslim sentiment.
By Husna Haq, Correspondent June 17, 2015
 
Amidst the road signs, fast food advertisements, and construction warnings, motorists on US roadways will spy something different in their travels this summer: stark, black pro-Muhammad billboards with messages like, “Looking for the answers in life? Discover Muhammad.”
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06 17 15
 

Muslims mark Ramadan with Donations to Homeless

By Jessica Cilella
 
To mark the Islamic month of Ramadan, a Glendale Heights-based service group is giving back to the community with the donation of $3,000 worth of personal care products to DuPage PADS.
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06 17 15
 

Islamic Billboard Campaign Kicks Off Across The U.S.

Billboards are springing up across the U.S. with messages offering a view of the Prophet Mohammad and the Muslim faith as a non-violent religion that preaches love and tolerance, while others carry proselytizing messages inviting non-Muslims to explore the Muslim faith as the answer to life’s questions.
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06 16 15
 

Facing backlash: US Muslims counter advertising campaign

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | By Sharon Bernstein, Jun 16, 2015
 
In California’s capital city of Sacramento this month, stark black billboards loomed over highways and faded commercial strips, offering solace to the troubled: “Looking for the answers in life?” one asked. “Discover Muhammad.”
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06 9 15
 

20,000 Attend Convention In Honor of Prophet (p)

by Hena Zuberi, Muslim Link Staff Reporter, Friday, 05 June 2015
 
As many of the 20,000 attendees left the Baltimore Convention Center over Memorial Day Weekend with bags filled with blessings that they had bought at the ICNA-MAS bazaar, ICNA Relief volunteers were filling dark green bags of blessings to share with those in need in the city hosting the annual convention of America’s largest grassroots Muslim organization.
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06 5 15
 

ICNA Sacramento Fundraising Event Highlights

Report and Photographs by Ras H. Siddiqui
 
The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is a multifaceted organization with many projects and chapters around the United States. And like many other metropolitan areas Sacramento, California has an active ICNA Chapter, one which has rather quietly yet visibly been doing some good work engaging in promoting the Islamic faith (Dawah) in the region for some time.
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06 4 15
 

ICNA Offers Condolences on Shaikh Hanooti’s Death

 
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(New York, NY, June 4, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America today expresses its deep sadness over the passing away of Shaikh Muhammad al-Hanooti in Falls Church, Va last night. “Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return” Quran (2:156).
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06 4 15
 

ILF Announces Free Live Ramadan Webinars

 
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CHICAGO, IL (June 4, 2015) – Islamic Circle of North America’s educational institution, the Islamic Learning Foundation (ILF), is excited to announce free live webinars every week during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
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