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08 24 12
 

Muslims Help Crisis-hit Americans

 
Friday, 24 August 2012
 
NEW YORK – A leading American Islamic organization has launched its annual initiative in August and September to help poor families get ready for schools, offering thousands of backpacks to children of all faiths in low-income areas around the country.
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08 23 12
 

Muslim organization giving away backpacks for school

 
By STEPHON JOHNSON Amsterdam News Staff | August 23, 2012
 
Starting this Friday, the Islamic Circle North America (ICNA) will distribute 5,000 backpacks to local kids in need as the tristate area approaches the new school year. It’s part of the organization’s second annual Back to School Giveaway program, which will distribute 30,000 backpacks to children of all faiths in low-income areas around the country. The event is organized by ICNA’s domestic relief department, ICNA Relief.
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08 23 12
 

Muslims Help Local Communities Amidst Economic Crisis

 
August 23, 2012
 
(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.
 
ICNA Relief, a division of The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a NY based national organization, plans to give out free school bags and school supplies to different communities all across NY.
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08 18 12
 

Muslims Brace For Tense Holiday

 
By Omar Sacirbey| Religion News Service, August 16
 
Following attacks on seven U.S. mosques in the last two weeks, including three attacks last weekend, many Muslim Americans are approaching the end of Ramadan on Sunday (Aug. 19) under a cloud of fear as Muslim groups try to increase security without spurring panic.
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08 15 12
 

Attacking Shariah, Attacking Religious Freedom

 
By Dr. Zahid Bukhari | August 14, 2012
 
This is the season of Ramadan, one of the holiest times of the year for practicing Muslims. For one month, we fast from dawn until dusk, increase our charity work and deepen our faith through the Quran.
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07 15 12
 

Group plans new worship complex in Fairfield

 
By Mark Quick
Houston – July 10, 2012
 
The Islamic Circle of North American Houston chapter has purchased 10 acres in the Fairfield area with plans to build a Muslim worship and community center.
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07 2 12
 

Happily Ever After?

 
Islamic Horizons
 
July 1, 2012 | Ansari, Kiran
 

The necessity of following up with new Muslims.

 
AS MELINDA FACED THE CROWD on a bright, warm afternoon in Iune2010, she knew she would remember this day forever. It was literally and figuratively the first day of a new chapter in her life – the day she accepted Islam. After taking the shahadah, scores of women came and hugged her. Some were crying. It was a little overwhelming, but Melinda felt special and her heart testified that she had made the best decision of her life.
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06 19 12
 

WhyIslam Goes South of the Border

 
by Wendy Diaz Muslim Link Staff Reporter, Thursday, 14 June 2012
 
When Nahela Morales, an Administrative Assistant and National Coordinator for Spanish Dawah at WhyIslam, decided to plan her family vacation a year ago, she never thought she would be taking her work with her. Now, she is spearheading a joint effort between WhyIslam and seven other organizations, most of them Spanish-dawah oriented, to deliver necessary Islamic material to the growing Muslim community in Mexico.
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06 12 12
 

Muslims – Can’t Guarantee Obama 2012 Election Vote

 
By Sabrina Siddiqui, 06/11/2012
 

WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama travels across the country to raise funds and court voters, one group that was drawn to his candidacy four years ago has expressed a feeling of being further and further marginalized.
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05 31 12
 

16,000 Vowed to Defend Religious Freedom

 

The 37th Annual ICNA-MAS Convention at Hartford, CT.

 
Alhamdulillah the 37th Annual ICNA-MAS Convention has come to an end! Jazaakumullah khair for attending and making the weekend such a huge success.

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05 23 12
 

Muslims to gather to combat anti-Shariah movement

 
By Omar Sacirbey
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 – Some 15,000 Muslims are expected at this weekend’s 37th annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America in Hartford, where the theme of “Defending Religious Freedom: Understanding S

hariah” reflects the worry that anti-Muslim activists are fanning fear of Islamic law to marginalize U.S. Muslims.
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05 19 12
 

Groups urge veto of anti-Sharia law bill

 
By Scott Rothschild
 
May 18, 2012
 
Topeka — Muslims gathered at the Statehouse on Friday saying that Kansans have nothing to fear from Sharia law and urged Gov. Sam Brownback to veto a bill that targets the religious principles of Islam. 
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05 19 12
 

Religious Leaders’ Statement for 2012 G8 & G20 Summits

 
On May 17, 2012, the Joint Religious Leadership Coordination for the G8 Summit (JRLCS) gathered representative organizations and delegations from G8 and G20 member communities for a closed meeting at the Berkley Center. The session extended a long history of religious and inter-religious organizations using the occasion of global summits to articulate shared moral concerns and articulate policy recommendations. It took place in advance of the 38th G8 Summit at Camp David (May 18-19) and the G20 Summit, in Los Cabos, Mexico (June 16-17).
 
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04 5 12
 

Muslims Join Disaster Relief Efforts After Dallas Tornadoes

 
By Dina Malki
 
April 4, 2012 – Tribulations are surely a life reality, but it is the peoples’ reaction to such bad times and calamities that bring out the true value of our humanity and dignity. North Texans have a lot to be grateful for in the wake of the 15 devastating twisters that ripped through the area on Tuesday, miraculously without fatalities. Several tornadoes touched ground in Lancaster, Dallas, Arlington, and Forney smashing buildings, tossing tractor trailer trucks in the air, and forcing flying debris several miles away into cars, businesses, and homes.
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03 26 12
 

How to Be a Muslim in America?

 

By Reading Islam Staff
 
In a Q&A session with the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) following a talk in 2010 titled “Islam In Deed: Rediscovering the Muslim Identity,” Prof. Tariq Ramadan answers questions on how Muslims in a western society could proactively give back to their societies without sacrificing their Muslim faith and identity.

 

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03 21 12
 

Muslims seek to educate Houstonians on Shariah

 
By Lomi Kriel
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
 
The way supporters of the conservative group Texas Eagle Forum see it, a growing number of U.S. Muslims are practicing “stealthy jihad,” secretly trying to impose their religious doctrine on Americans and form a parallel judicial system, one that could force women to wear burkas or even condone honor killings.
 
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03 5 12
 

National Shariah Education Campaign Launched

 

ICNA Launches Nationwide Shariah Education Campaign to Promote Religious Freedom and Combat Islamophobia

 
Historic Initiative Will Tour 25 U.S. Cities within the Next 6 Months
 
NEW YORK, March 5, 2012 – Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) announced today a national Shariah education campaign to promote religious freedom and combat Islamophobia.
 
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03 4 12
 

Sharia Law Campaign Begins As Muslim Group Fights Bans – MT

 
by Falak Rahman
 
After heated debates in two dozen statesover banning Sharia law, the legal code of Islam, a national Islamic group is beginning a multi-million dollar effort to explain how Sharia applies to the lives of American Muslims.
 
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03 4 12
 

American Muslim campaign to repair Sharia’s reputation

 
By Al Arabiya with Agencies
 
Sunday, 04 March 2012 – In the wake of the Arab Spring across the Middle East, the Muslim form of jurisprudence, Sharia law, has come under the spotlight as many demand its implementation which is causing concern for Western leaders and policymakers unfamiliar with it.
 
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03 4 12
 

ICNA Helps U.S. Citizens Understand Shariah

 
March 3, 2012 – Various conservative pundits, analysts and bloggers have identified Shariah, or Islamic religious law, as a growing threat to the United States. Shariah Law is something, which to many, carries negative connotations. The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) aims to provide an insight to help people understand what Shariah means.
 
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