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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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04 16 13
 

Boston Runner: I’ll run until my body can’t take it anymore

 
April 16, 2013
 
In an interview with ICNA.org, Jalon Fowler, a Muslim participant of the Boston Marathon relates her experience.
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04 9 13
 

Who Guards The Most Sacred Site In Christendom?

 
By Gabriele Barbati | March 29 2013
 
JERUSALEM — Every Christian knows the holiest places in Christendom are in Jerusalem. The holiest of all, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, was erected in 325, over the site where it is believed Jesus was crucified, buried and rose from the dead.
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04 6 13
 

Mexico’s Growing Muslims

 
OnIslam & News Agencies, 29 March 2013
 
TIJUANA, Mexico — Gathering from different countries at the sleepy beach of Tijuana, a growing number of the city’s population are becoming Muslims, finding Islamic values close to the country’s Catholic traditions.
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02 16 13
 

New ICNA President’s Message for Muslims

February 16, 2013
 
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
 
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh
 
Dear Muslims:
 
I hope and pray that this letter reaches you while you are in the best state of health and Eman.
 
The Islamic Circle of North America, ICNA, is an organization for all Muslims living in the United States of America.
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02 1 13
 

ICNA’s Exceptional Growth: 2013 Report Presented

 
QUEENS, New York (February 18, 2013) –ICNA’s annual General Assembly meeting was held this year from January 26th -27th in Queens, NY. Members from all over the country gathered to review the work of ICNA and its entities. ICNA’s newly elected president Mr. Naeem Baig was sworn in for the term 2013-2014.
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01 30 13
 

Muslim Charity Teams With FEMA To Help Sandy Victims

 
By NY1 News
 
A Muslim charity group is teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.
 
The Islamic Circle of North America, along with FEMA and the Small Business Administration, held a health fair Friday in Brighton Beach, where storm victims were able to get essentials like blankets, heaters, and medical care.
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01 27 13
 

New Masjid A Testament To Interfaith Cooperation

 
By Hena Zuberi, Muslim Link Staff, 21 January 2013
 
On the western shores of the Potomac River is the home of the Islamic Circle of North America’s Virginia chapter in Alexandria. This culturally and historically rich city recently added a new house of worship, enhancing the region’s inter-faith diversity. An inaugural event was held on January 5, 2013 as the Muslim community just finished building its new masjid near Route 1 in the Mount Vernon area.
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01 20 13
 

Muslim, Jewish groups join Rebuild Joplin effort

 
By Roger McKinney, January 18, 2013
 
Among those assisting the Rebuild Joplin effort starting Monday will be Muslim and Jewish volunteers.
 
The volunteers will be from ICNA Relief, part of the Islamic Circle of North America; the Jewish Disaster Relief Corps; and Bridges, a Muslim-Jewish interfaith dialogue composed of New York University students.
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01 19 13
 

Latina Immigrants: The New Ambassadors of Islam

 
New America Media/The Muslim Link, News Report, Wendy Diaz, Jan 18, 2013
 
SOMERSET, N.J. — Tucked away in a quiet rural neighborhood in Somerset, New Jersey is an old brownstone that houses the New Jersey Chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America’s (ICNA) WhyIslam Project. Within its confines, in a second floor office decorated with rose-colored walls, sits the administrative assistant and only female employee of the department, Nahela Morales. 

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01 12 13
 

Top 10 ICNA Posts in 2012

 
In 2012, ICNA’s online presence witnessed historic growth Alhamdulillah. Newsletter subscribers, website traffic, ICNA TV views and social media connections expanded to give ICNA a significant presence in the community. Here are the most popular posts on ICNA’s website, ICNA TV, and social media profiles.
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01 7 13
 

ICNA Inaugurates New Mosque

 
The Islamic Circle of North America inaugurated its new mosque Saturday.
By Jessie Biele, January 7, 2013
 
After three years of construction and fundraising, the Islamic Circle of North America inaugurated its new house of worship in Greater Alexandria on Saturday afternoon.
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01 5 13
 

“It Shapes My Life in Every Aspect” -Rafiq Mahdi

 
By Paige Huntoon, December 19, 2012
 
Name: Rafiq Mahdi
Age: 57
Title: Unofficial Imam of the Muslim Community of Knoxville
Thoughts on Faith: “[Faith] is a complete way of life.”
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01 5 13
 

NYers Of The Week: ICNA Relief honored by NY1

 

Muslim-American Group Helps Sandy Victims, Spreads Understanding

 
By John Schiumo, 01/04/2013
 
If there is a silver lining in the dark cloud that was Hurricane Sandy, it is that New Yorkers came together. This week, NY1 honors a group of volunteers who proved that regardless of race, religion or ethnicity, everyone can help. NY1′s John Schiumo filed the following report.
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