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11 3 13
 

WhyIslam Expands in Mexico

 
By OnIslam Staff, Thursday, 31 October 2013
 
SOMERSET, New Jersey – After notable success in the US, a leading Muslim organization has expanded its awareness campaign to Mexico to present an accurate image of Islam and create new opportunities for dialogue with a new community.
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11 3 13
 

Islamic center vandalized in Newark, Delaware: 3 arrested

 
By NBC10.com Staff
 
NEWARK, Del. – October 29, 2013 — Police say the three 16-year-old boys targeted the Islamic Society of Delaware building on 28 Salem Church Road early Friday morning, tearing down a fence and using rocks to damage a digital sign. Pieces of that fence were then used to make a cross that was tied together by string.
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10 27 13
 

Relief work continues for Pakistanis post Sandy

 
by Gwen McClure, October 26, 2013
 
NEW YORK — On Neptune Avenue, near the intersection of Brighton 7th Street in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, Moviz Siddiqi is unloading bags of frozen goat meat from the back of his car. On behalf of ICNA Relief, he is donating the meat, recently slaughtered for Eid al-Adha — the Islamic holiday of sacrifice — to the local grocer, who will pass it along to community members who might otherwise go without.
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10 23 13
 

Interview: Muslim Mothers in Chiapas, Mexico

 
Nahela Morales is a Mexican mother of one currently living in New Jersey, USA. She serves as the National Hispanic Outreach Coordinator for WhyIslam, a dawah project of ICNA.
 
Recently, she and a team of volunteers traveled to Mexico to give dawah and provide aid for impoverished families. It was during this trip that she visited the city of San Cristobal de Las Casas in the State of Chiapas, home to a growing number of indigenous converts to Islam. This is her story of the Muslim mothers living there.
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10 22 13
 

Federal workers deserve a living wage

 
By Simone Campbell, Naeem Baig, and David Saperstein
 
WASHINGTON (RNS) – “All labor has dignity.” That’s what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said 50 years ago, and it’s still as true today.
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10 12 13
 

Why So Many Latinos Are Becoming Muslims

By Tim Padgett
 
Most Latinos know the country is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month right now. What far fewer Latinos know is that next week marks Eid al-Adha, one of Islam’s most sacred holidays.
 
And yet the two observances are more related now than most Latinos realize.
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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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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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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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