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12 6 14
 

Central Jersey Muslim groups condemn Islamic extremism

 
Bob Makin, December 3, 2014
 
The Franklin chapter of WHY-ISLAM hosted a symposium on “Renouncing Religious Extremism” on Nov. 1 to promote the accurate teachings of Islam.
 
WHY-ISLAM, a project of Islamic Circle of North America, addresses a growing need for accurate information on Islam and Muslims, organizers said in a news release. Recent world events continue to paint a negative picture about religion, in general, and Islam, specifically, they said.
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11 27 14
 

Islam Condemns Extremism

 
By Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan
 
Anyone who is familiar with Islamic teachings knows very well that Islam forbids the killing of innocents. Allah says, “And do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden [to be killed] except by [legal] right. This has He instructed you that you may use reason.”[06: 151]
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11 26 14
 

Religious Service: Challenges, Opportunities & Cooperation

 
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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11 20 14
 

Latin Amerika Müslüman Dini Liderler Zirvesi

 
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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11 20 14
 

The Return of SSSS

 
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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10 27 14
 

MFD Caps Summer for 6,000 D.C. Area Muslims

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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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
 

A Religious Dialogue for Peace

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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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 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 2 14
 

Reflections on Labor Day

By Naeem Biag, ICNA President
 
I write from the Istanbul airport as I wait for my next flight. The WiFi connection is unstable and I am disconnected from the digital world. This is a good thing because it has given me the opportunity to observe my surroundings. Istanbul airport is continuously bustling with people and the international terminal looks like a small world in itself. People of all colors and ethnicities walk around, lost and confused.
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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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08 5 14
 

Rallies for Gaza Draw Huge Crowds

Over 50,000 marchers peacefully gathered in Washington, D.C, on Saturday, August 2, showing their support for the people of Gaza. On the same day Rallies were also held in Austin, Texas and Los Angeles, California.
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08 1 14
 

Islamic Circle to give away school bags, supplies

MATAMORAS, PA -The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) plans to give out over 500 free school bags and school supplies to families in Matamoras this Thursday, August 7th, from 2 to 4 p.m.
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06 23 14
 

Brazilian Ex-Gangster Finds Islam

 
OnIslam Staff
Monday, 23 June 2014
 
A Brazilian ex-gangster has reverted to Islam, taking the shahada (Islamic declaration of faith) and sharing his story with members of da`wah project WhyIslam who are currently visiting Brazil during the ongoing World Cup tournament.
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06 20 14
 

New Umbrella Group Holds Inaugural Banquet

By Hena Zuberi, Muslim Link Staff Reporter, 18 June 2014
 
The United States Council of Muslim Organization (USCMO) held its inaugural banquet at the Hilton In Crystal City, VA on June 10, 2014. The founding organizations had announced the formation of the umbrella council in March 2014; the banquet was the official introduction for the Muslim community to a platform that promises to open effective communication between Muslim organizations in America and build a national vision.
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06 20 14
 

Wow, Ke Sao Paulo Demi Syiar Islam

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, Oleh: Wachidah Handasah

Bagi para pecinta sepak bola, Piala Dunia 2014 adalah saatnya untuk bergembira karena dapat menyaksikan laga tim-tim terbaik di jagat ini.
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06 17 14
 

Muslims Arrive in São Paulo to Share and Serve

 
Brazilian Muslims Invited North American Group
 
-—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-
 
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL (June 16, 2014) – On the eve of the World Cup and in the midst of local protest against the FIFA tournament, Muslim members from the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) have begun arriving in Brazil at the invitation of local Muslim organizations.
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05 28 14
 

ICNA-MAS Convention 2014: A new venue, a new record.

 
By Zainab Arain
 
Baltimore, MD (May 27, 2014) – The energy in the air was palpable on Saturday morning, as people lined up to register before the event officially began. Thousands from across the country gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center over Memorial Day weekend to attend the 39th annual ICNA-MAS convention.
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04 30 14
 

ICNA-MAS Convention 2014 -Interview with ICNA Ameer

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By Staff Writer, May 1, 2014
 
After nine years in Hartford, the annual ICNA-MAS convention has moved across states to be held in Baltimore this Memorial Day weekend. In an interview today, Naeem Baig, the president of the Islamic Circle of North America, provided insight into this decision.
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