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12 17 16

Norman Muslims: ‘We are part of the community’

By Joy Hampton, Senior Staff Writer, The Norman Transcript
Once a month, clients dining at Food and Shelter get lunch with a Middle Eastern twist. The first Friday of the month, the Islamic Society of Norman serves food provided from an area restaurant as part of a spiritual belief in service to the community.
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11 13 16

Muslim-American Leaders React to Trump’s Election

By Stav Ziv, Newsweek
Leaders of Muslim-American communities and organizations congratulated Donald Trump, and implored the president-elect to change his tone and protect the rights of all Americans, at a Wednesday afternoon news conference held by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and live-streamed on the organization’s Facebook page.
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10 28 16

ICNA Relief cuts the ribbon on its Monroe office

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) – A faith based organization is putting down roots in the ArkLaMiss, opening an office in Monroe to help with continued disaster relief after March’s floods.
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10 8 16

Neighborhood Cleanup 2016

Detroit, MI – On Saturday, Oct. 8th, Muslim Family Services hosted a neighborhood cleanup for all community members to come together and clean the streets of Hamtramck and Detroit. Volunteers arrived to the MFS office at 9:30 a.m. and were welcomed with a hearty breakfast of waffles with fresh fruit, maple syrup and whipped cream, muffins, donuts, and coffee.
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10 6 16

Emergency Relief in Haiti as Hurricane Matthew Devastates

HHRD USA Emergency Relief Team on ground working in Haiti as Hurricane Matthew Devastates an Entire Region
DETROIT, Oct. 6, 2016 — Hurricane Matthew has devastated Haiti with over 100 lives lost, leaving more than 15,600 displaced, and more than 350,000 needing immediate assistance.
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10 4 16

Pakistani poets regale Urdu lovers in US

AMEEN TAHIR KHAN | Arab News | 3 October 2016
COLUMBUS, OHIO: Charitable organization, HHRD (helping hand for relief and development) held a fundraiser mushaira where the audience was enthralled by famous Pakistani poets, Amjad Islam Amjad and Anwer Masood.
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09 1 16

Back to school in Ozone Park

Although dozens of Bengali children may have been less than enthused to be heading back to school, they eagerly awaited their turn to receive a free backpack filled with supplies in Ozone Park Tuesday.
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08 29 16

US Muslims Offer Students Free School Supplies

(AhlulBayt News Agency) – A leading American Muslim organization has hosted an open day in the park to offer students preparing to get back to school on Monday new supplies, the event planned to break barriers and stereotypes.
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08 28 16

Back-to-school events offer new supplies

Back-to-school events offer new supplies last bit of summer fun – and the ability to connect communities
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun
With students set to go back to school on Monday, a coalition of Muslim communities and Baltimore police organized separate events Saturday to help children get the most out of the season’s final days and prepare for classes to start. For the organizers, the event was also a chance to break barriers and stereotypes.
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08 22 16

Muslim charity to provide school supplies

By Tony Raap
Fatuma Muya stood in a long, single-file line that snaked across the Northview Heights playground.

The line inched toward a white tent, where Ryan Harris, an offensive tackle for the Steelers, and members of ICNA Relief, a Muslim charity, distributed backpacks to children.
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08 20 16

Islamic charity vandalized

ATLANTA – The Council On American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is asking police to investigate a vandalism incident in Atlanta targeting a Muslim charity.
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08 19 16

ICNA Relief provides 500 backpacks

ICNA Relief provides 500 backpacks to DISD’s Elisha M. Pease Elementary
Dallas area schools are scheduled to start next week as thousands of students return to attend a new class. Buying new clothes, school supplies, and backpacks for a family of multiple children can be quite challenging.
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08 13 16

Faith groups continue hosting back-to-school activities

By Carla Hinton
The Oklahoma City affiliate of the Islamic Circle of North America Relief held several back-to-school giveaway events for the first time on Aug. 6 and 7.
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06 12 16

Muslim leaders condemn Orlando nightclub shooting

WASHINGTON JUNE 12 – National Muslim leaders held a Sunday afternoon news conference in Washington, D.C. to condemn the early morning mass shooting at an Orlando, Fla. nightclub and to offer condolences to the loved ones of those who were killed or injured.
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06 12 16

Prayer Service for Ali Draws Thousands to hometown

By KEN BELSONJUNE 9, 2016, NY Times
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad Ali was well known as a world champion boxer, but Hussein Hamdani remembers him more for what he did out of the ring, especially his devotion to Islam.
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06 1 16

Islamic community giving ‘home starter kits’ to evacuees

The boxes were originally designed to help Syrian refugees get on their feet in Canada
By Mack Lamoureux, CBC News, May 23, 2016
At the Islamic Circle of North America Centre in Edmonton, Umar Qasim hands out boxes.
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06 1 16

Fighting Islamophobia in most heartwarming way

By Sarah Harvard May 31, 2016
On Sunday, a group of Muslim volunteers took to the streets of Baltimore and handed out 700 “Mercy Bags” — kits filled with toiletries and other essential goods — to homeless and low-income residents and seniors.
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05 30 16

Baltimore Muslims Hand Out 700 Mercy Bags to Needy

Mon 30 May 2016, CAIRO – Muslim volunteers from the Islamic Circle of North America Relief have handed out 700 ‘mercy bags’ to needy seniors and homeless, in the second year of service project in Baltimore.
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05 25 16

Free health care clinic thriving in Mount Pleasant

By Stacy Jacobson, ABC News
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Inside a brown brick building in Mt. Pleasant, an Islamic organization is bringing together people of all faiths and backgrounds. The Shifa clinic provides primary and gynecological care to uninsured men and women in the Lowcountry. Shifa is Arabic for “healing.”
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05 3 16

National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day feeds needy

Capital Region Muslims offer food to needy at eight locations
By Paul Grondahl, April 28, 2016, Albany
Uzma Popal will coordinate hundreds of volunteers preparing and serving meals for nearly 1,000 homeless and needy people across the Capital Region on Saturday as part of an inaugural National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day.
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