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09 11 14
 

Groups deliver backpacks to Teaneck kids

By Megan Burrow, Managing Editor, Teaneck Suburbanite
 
TEANECK – A long line snaked its way through the gymnasium, stairs and lobby of Eugene Field School on a sunny afternoon last week, all the way through the front doors and along Broad Street, as hundreds of Teaneck children, parents and guardians waited for free backpacks being handed out at the Board of Education office.
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09 10 14
 

Volunteers Join Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes

 
(LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2014) – At 7:30 this past Saturday morning, a group of dedicated volunteers got on their hands and knees to nail, paint, frame, and clean.
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08 1 14
 

Islamic Circle to give away school bags, supplies

MATAMORAS, PA -The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) plans to give out over 500 free school bags and school supplies to families in Matamoras this Thursday, August 7th, from 2 to 4 p.m.
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07 2 14
 

Islamic food banks stock up during Ramadan

 
BY PARADISE AFSHAR
Special to the Miami Herald
 
Making ends meet can be hard for a single mother.
 
But luckily for Yasmin Khan, a single mother of two, she has help.
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06 30 14
 

ICNA Relief Pantry in Houston to Serve All

 
By Ilyas Choudry, The Muslim Observer
 
June 26, 2014, Houston: “There are huge Rewards in serving food to those who are in need. In Quran, it is mentioned that they feed food — despite their own desire for it — to the indigent, and the orphan and the captive (saying): ‘We feed you purely for the Sake of God. We desire no reward from you, nor thankfulness.”
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04 9 14
 

50 Years of Exemplary Work: Dr. Muhammad Lodhi

 
By Zainab Arain
 
From a young age, science held an allure for Muhammad Arfin Khan Lodhi. Born in the urban city of Agra, India, Lodhi chose to pursue his interest in mathematics and physics, first at St. John’s School in Agra, and later at the Imperial College in London. Dr. Muhammad Abdus Salam, the renowned Nobel Prize-winning physicist, was among those who encouraged him to travel to London to develop his interests and research.
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02 22 14
 

UCF students fast to help battered women

 
By Margaret Kavanagh, Reporter
Friday, February 21, 2014
ORLANDO — A group of University of Central Florida students fasted for one day to help raise money for battered women.
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02 20 14
 

Washington officials: faith voices matters

 
Your voice matters.
 
That’s the message Labor Secretary Tom Perez sent last week as he spoke with faith leaders from across religious traditions about the moral imperative to raise the federal minimum wage.
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02 19 14
 

ICNA Observes World Day of Social Justice

 
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NEW YORK, NY (February 20, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America observes the United Nation’s World Day of Social Justice to promote human well-being and dignity.
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01 28 14
 

Muslims Launch Education, Awareness Initiative in MI

 
By Mona Shand, Public News Service – MI
 
NOVI, Mich. – Drivers on some Michigan highways may have noticed billboards offering the chance to “Gain Peace,” discuss Islam, and obtain a free copy of the Muslim holy book. It’s all part of an Islamic outreach group’s attempt to change the conversation about the religion.
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01 20 14
 

ICNA Commemorates MLK as an Exemplar of Justice

 
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NEW YORK, NY (January 20, 2014) – Nearly five decades after his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continues to be an example in the fight for dignity and equal rights in America.
 
Affected by the threat of increasing anti-Muslim rhetoric, the American Muslim community can emulate Dr. King’s methods of peaceful engagement to overcome hate and intolerance.
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12 2 13
 

US Muslims Fight Winter

 
OnIslam Staff, 2 December 2013
 
As the winter approaches, different Muslim groups across the US have launched special clothing drives to help the needy and homeless in different American states.
 
“As winter quickly approached, during the month of November, ICNA Relief volunteers organized efforts to protect them from the upcoming harsh winter weather,” the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)’s Winter Clothing Drive, said on its website.
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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 24 13
 

Jersey City ICNA to distribute 200 pounds of meat

 
By Vonecia Carswell, October 24, 2013
 
Rabia Sindu, 19, right, and Onaiza Ahmed, 19, help distribute meat during an ICNA Relief Meat Giveaway at the Islamic Learning Center of Jersey City.
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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 15 13
 

Colorado Muslims Rebuild After Floods

 
by Muslim Link Staff, TUESDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2013
 
In two days this past September, about 26 inches of rain fell on Boulder, Colorado. It was far more than the area’s average annual precipitation of 20.7 inches.
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08 31 13
 

ICNA Relief working together with “Stop Hunger Now”

 
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WASHINGTON D.C. (August 31, 2013) – ICNA Relief along with other American Muslim Relief organizations today sponsored and helped pack 50,000 food boxes for deserving schools organized by “Stop Hunger Now”.
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08 26 13
 

ICNA Organizes the First School Giveaway in Colorado

 
By Hira, Boulder, Colorado
 
This summer the Colorado Muslim Community (CMC) and the Islamic Center of Boulder (ICB) partnered with ICNA Relief in its annual Back-2-School Giveaway, a project created to meet the needs of needy families in our communities. Held during the Eid carnival, it was the first such event at ICB.
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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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