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09 26 13
 

“Find Jesus in the Quran” billboard drawing attention

 
Sep 25, 2013
By MYFOX ATLANTA STAFF
 
ATLANTA – A billboard on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard is raising a few eyebrows. The sign, located just before Interstate 285 reads “Find Jesus in the Quran.”
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08 22 13
 

5,000 free backpacks for kids in need

 
by Anna Schneider
 
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 – Islamic Circle North America’s annual backpack giveaway to New York City school children began in late July and lasts through September. The group will give away a total of 5,000 backpacks stuffed with back-to-school supplies to children in need of any religious faith.
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08 22 13
 

Organization offers free school supplies

 
Aug. 18, 2013, YONKERS – The Nepperhan Community Center at 342 Warburton Ave. will serve as a pickup site for the Islamic Circle of North America’s Back 2 School Giveaway Project, a program designed to provide underprivileged New York students with free book bags and school supplies.
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08 21 13
 

WhyIslam, Noman Ali Khan Join for Mexico Trip

 
By Wendy Díaz, Muslim Link Staff Reporter
Sunday, 18 August 2013
 
When Nouman Ali Khan, founder and professor at Bayyinah Institute, is not teaching intensive Arabic classes, engaging the youth in various masajid in Texas, touring the country promoting his program, or recording Qur’an Weekly videos and Ramadan reminders, he goes grocery shopping for poor indigenous Muslim families in Mexico. Sound bizarre? Read on.
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08 20 13
 

Islamic group gives away 600 backpacks in Matamoras, PA

 
By Beth Brelje
Pocono Record Writer
August 20, 2013
 
Representatives from the Islamic Circle of North America brought 600 backpacks filled with school supplies to Matamoras on Monday to give them to students who will soon return to school.
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08 16 13
 

ICNA NY Outreach Team: Helping Communities

 

Muslims Help Local Low Income Communities

 
(Long Island, NY) This August and September, over 5,000 needy children across New York City will receive free school bags filled with supplies including notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, rulers, crayons and more.
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08 7 13
 

Eid Mubarak! Message from ICNA President

 
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah,
 
Dear brothers and sisters,
 
The blessed month of Ramadan is coming to an end. Let us pray that Allah (swt) accepts our deeds in this month, and wish you all an Eid Al-Fitr Mubarak on behalf of the Islamic Circle of North America!
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07 16 13
 

Trayvon: No Rights That Are Bound to Be Respected

 
By Imam Khalid Griggs
 
During the first half ofthe 20th century, Dr. W.E.B. Dubois, sage, human rights activist, and social commentator, asked a rhetorical question to African Americans, the perpetual victims of American racial injustice, “How does it feel to be a problem?; to have your very body and the bodies of your children assumed to be criminal, violent, malignant.”
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07 8 13
 

Ramadan Message by ICNA President

 
Dear brothers and sisters in Islam,
 
Assalamu Alaikum. I wish you and your families Ramadhan Mubaarak. May the Barakah of Allah SWT descend on us as individuals, as families, as a Jamaa’ah and as an Ummah.
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06 27 13
 

An Islamic Expedition to Mexico

 
by Sadeel Allam, 06/26/2013
 
Can you picture 115,296,797 persons? Now, out of that amount, 3,700, according to a 2010 census by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography are Muslim, with a one third concentrated in Mexico City. Over the past 10 years in the conflicted area of Chiapas, reside approximately 300 native people, some which are from the ancient Mayan civilization that don’t speak Spanish, but have reverted to Islam.
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06 26 13
 

Introducing the new Imam of ICNA VA Masjid

 
by Hena Zuberi, Muslim Link, 24 June 2013
 
The Northern Virginia community in Alexandria welcomes a new imam for the ICNA masjid. Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan is a graduate of the Islamic University in Madinah Munawwarah, in the faculty of Shari’ah (Islamic Jurisprudence) specializing in Islamic Inheritance. He attended the university from 1982 to 1989.
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06 23 13
 

ICNA Sacramento Holds 4th Annual Fundraiser

 
By Ras H. Siddiqui
 
06/23/2013, SACRAMENTO, California – Muslims in the United States participate in and hold many community fundraisers. The most prominent goals for these gatherings are either charitable causes or activities related to building and operating mosques and schools. There are Mosque “open houses”, community picnics and a host of other intra-religious activities, but what about the world outside and all around us in this country which is our home?

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06 14 13
 

Groups put aside religious differences to help Oklahoma

 
June 13, 2013, by Ashley Kringen
 
MOORE, Okla. – It has been weeks since vicious storms hit Oklahoma but the damages still remain extensive. Helping hands could be used all over the state.
 
Religion can be a sensitive subject for some but right now in Oklahoma, those differences are being put aside for the greater good.
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06 7 13
 

Tornado monitors among US storm victims

 

Storm system approaching east coast kills at least 13 lives as it brings flooding to Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas.

 
Al-Jazeera, 3 Jun 2013 – A violent storm system that led to tornadoes and flooding across Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas over the weekend has killed at least 13 people, including three storm chasers.
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05 26 13
 

US Muslim Convention Pursues Happiness

 
OnIslam Staff, Sunday, 26 May 2013
 
CAIRO – Eyeing to promote dialogue between followers of different religions and cultures, a major Muslim convention opened in the United States on Saturday, May 25, with the aim of boost tolerance in American society.
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05 25 13
 

Okla. Muslims Aid in Tornado Relief in Bid to Build Bridges

 
By Omar Sacirbey| Religion News Service, May 24, 2013
 
Oklahoma is probably one of the tougher places to be a Muslim in America, but Muslims have stepped in to help with the cleanup of a massive tornado that killed 24 people.
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05 25 13
 

ICNA VA Celebrates New Masjid, Looks to Future

 
by Hena Zuberi, Saturday, 25 May 2013
 
The Islamic Circle of North America masjid (ICNA) in Alexandria, VA hosted an Open House and appreciation dinner on May 18th, 2013. The masjid was completed and inaugurated earlier this year.
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05 21 13
 

ICNA-MAS Convention Mobile App Released

 
JAMAICA, New York (May 21, 2013) – ICNA IT Department announces the release of the ICNA-MAS Convention mobile application. This free app, available for Android and iPhone users, offers several features like creating personal program schedule, bio of all speakers, bazaar map, instant program updates and a convenient way to follow convention Tweets.
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05 1 13
 

ICNA holds sporting day in South Brunswick, NJ

 
BY KATHY CHANG, Sentinel
 
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — Members of the Muslim community took to the sporting fields at the Crossroads Middle Schools for a day of fun and food recently.
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04 17 13
 

U.S. Muslims Mobilize To Prevent Backlash

 
By David Gibson and Lauren Markoe, 04/16/2013
 
(RNS) No sooner had the reality of the Boston Marathon bombing sunk in on Monday (April 15) afternoon than Muslim activists in the U.S. began sending out a slew of news releases, tweets and Facebook messages urging prayers and aid for the victims — and condemning whoever was behind the horrific attack.
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