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08 25 10

Emancipation Day in Guyana


GEORGETOWN, Guyana (August 25, 2010) – Emancipation Day in Guyana commemorates the August 1, 1834 end to the chattel slavery of Africans in the South American country. Muslims in Guyana, particularly the Guyana Islamic Trust, Guyana Muslim Mission, and Masjid Muhammad, organized events for the first time this year highlighting the significant role that African Muslims played in the nation’s ending of slavery.


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07 19 10

Info Booth at The California State Fair for 19 Days

SACRAMENTO, California (July 22, 2010) – The Sacramento Chapter of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and its 877-Why-Islam project are hosting an information booth at the California State Fair from July 14th until August 1st. They will be handing out free copies of the English translation of the Quran, Islamic literature and answering questions about Islam.
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06 24 10

ICNA Washington Condemns Vandalism on its Van

Seattle, WA, (June 24, 2010) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America’s Washington State Chapter condemned the act of vandalism on its van and called on law enforcement agencies for investigation of this possible hate crime.
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06 15 10

ICNA Launches Outreach and Relief efforts in Alaska


By Suzanne Khazaal


ICNA members were hosted by the largest mosque in Alaska, the Islamic Community Center of Anchorage, Alaska (ICCAA) from May 21-28 where they visited to help establish ICNA activities.


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06 13 10

Mid-Atlantic Catholic-Muslim dialogue

WASHINGTON, (May 17, 2010) – Inter-religious education and the danger of stereotypes were discussed at the 14th annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Dialogue between Catholics and Muslims, in Somerset, NJ, May 5-6.
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06 10 10

“A Window to Islam”


By Haseeba Syed


Let’s imagine, you come home after a long hard day of work, or school. Or, you’ve been running errands and doing other chores all day. You turn on the television, and tune to the news channel after dinner. Some of the words you hear most often include Muslim, Islam, and Muhammad. But what do you really know about Muslims and Islam besides what you’ve heard on the news and seen on TV?


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06 6 10

Seeking Truth at ‘Window to Islam’


By Rida Bint Fozi


“You really have to go and find what the truth of people is.”- Dr. Ingrid Mattson, President, Islamic Society of North America


The amount of people that flooded into Window to Islam at the ICNA-MAS Convention this past weekend attests to many things, among them this— that there is a relentless desire to find the truth of Islam, by Muslims and non-Muslims alike.


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04 26 10

WhyIslam Sets Record again at LA Festival of Books


By Suzanne Khazaal


Accommodating thousands of visitors at the Los Angeles Festival of Books at UCLA, WhyIslam Southern California handed out a record 4,640 copies of the Qur’an at the biggest and busiest booth to teach about Islam, this past weekend on April 24-25. This is the 6th consecutive year for the booth.


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12 15 09

Informational Billboards on Islamic Faith Are Going Up

Star Tribune: December 15, 2009


Hoping to encourage interfaith dialogue, an Islamic organization will unveil a pair of billboards in Minneapolis this week.


The Minnesota chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America plans to unveil the billboards Friday, the eve of the Islamic New Year.


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09 28 09

Intro to American Muslim Family

Meet the Ansaris! They are among an estimated seven million Muslims living in the United States, with over 1200 mosques throughout America.

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09 22 09

WhyIslam Billboards Reach Out to Los Angeles Residents


By Staff Reporter




Emblazoned across two gold hued billboards, this simple yet engaging word is what over 50,000 motorists will encounter as they drive through the Culver City and Torrance areas of Southern California over the next few weeks.


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09 19 09

Billboards in Bay Area Answer Questions About Islam

By Lisa Fernandez, Mercury News.


It’s certainly not unusual to spot billboards in Silicon Valley urging you to step into Fry’s Electronics, shop at the Great Mall or buy a new Halloween costume.

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09 15 08

Fasting Muslims Give out Free Information and Water to New Yorkers

JAMAICA, New York (September 15, 2008) – Fasting Volunteers Answer Questions posed at Information Tables on Islam in NY.
The New York Chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and its 877-WHY-ISLAM project are sponsoring information tables on Islam in New York City beginning in the month of Ramadan.
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08 31 08

Ramadan is Approaching

In consultation with national Islamic organizations and local hilaal committees ICNA will make an announcement tonight (August 31/Shaban 29) on the local sighting of the moon. Ramadan will begin either on Monday September 1 or Tuesday September 2. Please check after 11 PM EST or call 718-658-1199. If this website becomes unavailable due to a traffic overload please visit to view the announcement.

ICNA’s Tarbiyah Department has also made a Ramadan Planner available for your benefit.
-Quick Preperation Guide
-Making the most of Ramadan
-Tarbiyah Plan 2008
-Ramadan Planner Spreadsheet

08 17 08

California State Fair: Muslim Booth Offers Answers on Islam

By Jennifer Garza –

Cindy Cassidy is the first to admit she knows little about Islam. She has questions, but she’s never had the opportunity to ask Muslims about their faith.

Until now.

For the first time since 9/11, visitors to the California State Fair can ask Muslims about Islam. No topic is off-limits, no subject too personal.

Officially, it’s called “WhyIslam.” Unofficially, it could be called “Ask a Muslim.” The booth, which has been set up in Exhibit Hall B, is sponsored by the Sacramento Chapter of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), which focuses on outreach and education of the faith. Muslim volunteers are on hand to answer questions, pass out brochures and give away Qurans.
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07 25 08

ICNA Subway Ad Campaign Media Coverage

JAMAICA, New York (July 25, 2008) – The New York chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America and its 877-WHY-ISLAM project have launched a subway campaign which has garnered quite a bit of media attention. Visit to learn more about this information campaign and donate to this project today!
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07 22 08

The Message of Islam Reaches New York City Subways this Ramadan

JAMAICA, New York (July 22, 2008) – The New York Chapter of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and it’s 877-WHY-ISLAM project are sponsoring 1,000 ads to appear in 1,000 New York City subway cars during Ramadan. Ramadan is a month when Islam receives more attention because Muslims will be fasting at the workplace. The mission of the project is to encourage people to search for unbiased information on Islam and to promote understanding and dialogue between people of different faiths.
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05 12 08

Catholic-Muslim Dialogue Looks At U.S. Interreligious Education

WASHINGTON—A new round of the Mid-Atlantic Muslim Catholic Dialogue, April 23-24, in Washington, looked at inter-religious education in the United States.
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04 22 08

WhyIslam to Distribute Free Qurans at the LA Times Festival of Books

WhyIslam-Southern California to Hand out Free Qurans at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
LOS ANGELES, California (April 22,2008) – WhyIslam, a project of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) will be handing out free Qurans at this weekend’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) on April 26 & 27. The Quran is the holy book of Muslims. This will be ICNA’s 3rd year of participation through its WhyIslam project; last year they handed out over 3,000 free Qurans.
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12 14 07

Billboard prompts calls, hostility

December 13, 2007
In the past month, I’ve received more than a dozen calls about a billboard erected near O’Hare Airport asking “Why Islam?” Why drivers have chosen to call me instead of the toll-free number on the sign frankly baffles me.
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