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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 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 17 14
 

Muslims Arrive in São Paulo to Share and Serve

 
Brazilian Muslims Invited North American Group
 
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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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04 9 14
 

ICNA NE Convention in Hartford Draws Thousands

Muhammad ﷺ: Mercy to Mankind
 
By Tahir Ali, Hartford, CT – 4/07/2014
 
Despite biting cold that penetrated to the bone, nearly five thousand Muslims gathered from New York to Chicago at the Hartford Convention center to attend the first ICNA-MAS North East Convention.
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03 29 14
 

ICNA’s Regional Convention in Hartford, CT

 
by Janan Zaitoun
 
On 22-23 March 2014, The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) held a two-day regional convention at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The event throughout the day included: main sessions, parallel workshops, youth sessions, a sisters-only workshop, and a bazaar. The theme of the convention was “Prophet Muhammad: Mercy to Mankind”.
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03 14 14
 

New organization unites US Muslims in one coalition

 
By Amanda Murphy | Religion News Service, Updated: Friday, March 14
 
WASHINGTON — Seeking to make a bigger impact in American politics and to better protect their civil rights, 10 Muslim groups have banded together under a new umbrella group: the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations.
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03 12 14
 

New group aims to conduct census of American Muslims

Seeks to promote rights, goals
 
By Meredith Somers, The Washington Times, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
 
A newly-formed umbrella group of American Muslim organizations is planning to conduct a census as a means to help promote the rights and goals of its members.
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03 10 14
 

U.S. Muslim Groups to Launch New Council

 
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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/10/14) – On Wednesday, March 12, eight* major national American Muslim organizations will hold a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to announce the formation of the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), an umbrella group that will serve as a representative voice for Muslims as that faith community seeks to enhance its positive impact on society.
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02 22 14
 

UCF students fast to help battered women

 
By Margaret Kavanagh, Reporter
Friday, February 21, 2014
ORLANDO — A group of University of Central Florida students fasted for one day to help raise money for battered women.
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02 20 14
 

Washington officials: faith voices matters

 
Your voice matters.
 
That’s the message Labor Secretary Tom Perez sent last week as he spoke with faith leaders from across religious traditions about the moral imperative to raise the federal minimum wage.
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02 10 14
 

ICNA-MAS Convention Coming Back to Baltimore

 
07 February 2014 – One of the major national Islamic events, the ICNA-MAS Annual Convention, is coming back to Baltimore on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2014. It will be the 39th ICNA convention and 13th ICNA-MAS joint convention. Interestingly, the first ICNA-MAS joint convention was held at the Baltimore convention center in 2002. ICNA also organized its two previous annual conventions at this same convention center in 1999 and 2000.
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02 10 14
 

February 5th Declared As “Shahid Afridi” Day

 
By Sohail Zafar
 
February 7, 2014 – Impressed from Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi’s persona and his unparalleled cricket career, the mayor of Port Arthur, a city in US state Texas, has declared February 5 as “Shahid Afridi Day.”
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02 3 14
 

Group hopes billboard helps educate others about Islam

 
By Mark Hicks, The Detroit News, February 2, 2014
 
Perched along Interstate 96 near Milford Road for the past month, a large red billboard asks travelers in the thousands of vehicles that pass it daily: “What is Islam? Who are the Muslims?”
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01 17 14
 

Record attendance increase at ICNA Convention in Atlanta

 
By Zainab Arain
 
In the final days of the winter holiday season, Muslims in the southern United States gathered for a weekend of spiritual rejuvenation at the 19th annual, ICNA-MAS South East Convention, in Atlanta, Georgia, from Dec. 27 to 29.
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