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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

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, 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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01 2 13

MSA: For 50 Years, ‘Students’ Has Been Its Middle Name

By Altaf Husain, Huffington Post, 01/02/2013
As observers and analysts of nonprofit organizations will note, staying in existence for fifty years is a significant achievement for any organization, especially one which is of the students, for the students and run by the students.
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01 2 13

Billboards stress commonality of religions

By Jeff Kunerth, Orlando Sentinel, January 1, 2013
Local Muslim organizations have started a media campaign stressing the commonality of Christians, Muslims and Jews. The billboards proclaiming “Same family, Same message” sprouting throughout the Orlando and Daytona Beach areas are sponsored by the Longwood-based American Muslim Community Centers, the Islamic Center of Orlando and the United Muslim Foundation in Lake Mary.
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12 13 12

Religious org. distributes goods to Sandy victims

By Rafal Rogoza / The Jersey Journal
December 10, 2012
As part of a religious holiday, volunteers at the Islamic Learning Center of Jersey City distributed more than 500 pounds of beef Saturday to people recovering from super-storm Sandy.
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