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04 23 15
 

ICNA Conference, Albany 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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04 19 15
 

USCMO Statement on 1915 Turkish-Armenian Events

 
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(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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04 17 15
 

Historic First National Muslim Advocacy Day

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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04 17 15
 

The Generosity of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

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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04 14 15
 

Statement by the National Muslim-Christian Initiative

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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04 12 15
 

Over 20,000 Expected at Conv. Against Islamophobia

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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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04 10 15
 

ICNA conv in Albany hopes to promote understanding

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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04 2 15
 

​ICNA Condemns Violent Attack on Kenyan University

 
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(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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03 25 15
 

US Muslims Call on Bush to Drop Anti-Muslim Advisor

 
(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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03 22 15
 

ICNA Observes Earth Hour 2015

 
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(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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03 15 15
 

ICNA Condemns Attacks on Pakistani Churches

 
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(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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03 5 15
 

ICNA Welcomes Eid Holidays for New York City Schools

 
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(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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02 28 15
 

Slayings of North Carolina Muslims must not be in vain

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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02 23 15
 

Talking about racism: MSA Colo. addresses heavy topic

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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02 18 15
 

Dozens of volunteers pitch in to help at Interfaith Build

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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02 16 15
 

MSA Raises Awareness for Orlando’s Hungry

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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02 15 15
 

Muslim leadership stands together in solidarity in NC

 
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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02 14 15
 

UCF Community Holds Vigil for Muslim Students Killed

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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02 14 15
 

‘Parallel’ FBI inquiry into Chapel Hill shootings

 
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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02 13 15
 

Wake Forest stands by its Muslim chaplain

Wake Forest stands by its Muslim chaplain, despite call for donor boycott until views of ‘radical jihadist’ can be debated
 
By Susan Svrluga, February 11, 2015
 
Wake Forest University’s president took a public stand Wednesday in support of the school’s imam, who has been targeted by an alumni campaign labeling him a radical jihadist and calling for a boycott of donations.
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