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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”

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
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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08 21 13
 

WhyIslam, Noman Ali Khan Join for Mexico Trip

 
By Wendy Díaz, Muslim Link Staff Reporter
Sunday, 18 August 2013
 
When Nouman Ali Khan, founder and professor at Bayyinah Institute, is not teaching intensive Arabic classes, engaging the youth in various masajid in Texas, touring the country promoting his program, or recording Qur’an Weekly videos and Ramadan reminders, he goes grocery shopping for poor indigenous Muslim families in Mexico. Sound bizarre? Read on.
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08 20 13
 

Islamic group gives away 600 backpacks in Matamoras, PA

 
By Beth Brelje
Pocono Record Writer
August 20, 2013
 
Representatives from the Islamic Circle of North America brought 600 backpacks filled with school supplies to Matamoras on Monday to give them to students who will soon return to school.
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08 10 13
 

ICNA Partner Agency Rated Among Top 10 US Charities

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
NEW YORK, NY (August 10, 2013) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) today congratulated the relief agency Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) USA on being recognized as one of the top American charities.
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06 14 13
 

Groups put aside religious differences to help Oklahoma

 
June 13, 2013, by Ashley Kringen
 
MOORE, Okla. – It has been weeks since vicious storms hit Oklahoma but the damages still remain extensive. Helping hands could be used all over the state.
 
Religion can be a sensitive subject for some but right now in Oklahoma, those differences are being put aside for the greater good.
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06 7 13
 

Tornado monitors among US storm victims

 

Storm system approaching east coast kills at least 13 lives as it brings flooding to Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas.

 
Al-Jazeera, 3 Jun 2013 – A violent storm system that led to tornadoes and flooding across Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas over the weekend has killed at least 13 people, including three storm chasers.
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05 25 13
 

Okla. Muslims Aid in Tornado Relief in Bid to Build Bridges

 
By Omar Sacirbey| Religion News Service, May 24, 2013
 
Oklahoma is probably one of the tougher places to be a Muslim in America, but Muslims have stepped in to help with the cleanup of a massive tornado that killed 24 people.
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05 20 13
 

Urgent Action Alert: Support ICNA Relief’s Okla. efforts

 
JAMAICA, New York (May 20, 2013) – A powerful tornado blasted an area outside of Oklahoma City, leveling homes and killing at least 51 people. At least seven of the dead are children from Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. According to initial reports, relief workers have difficulty in reaching to the survivors.
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04 17 13
 

ICNA Relief Participates in Boston Vigil

 
April 16, 2013 – ICNA Relief’s Boston Field Office Director Malika MacDonald, stood in solidarity with hundreds of other Americans at Boston Commons candlelight vigil, for those killed and injured during the Boston Marathon bombings. The location of the vigil was just blocks from where the tragic attack took place.
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04 10 13
 

ICNA Participates in Sino-US Religion Dialogue

 
MANHATTAN, New York (April 10, 2013) – The President of ICNA, Naeem Baig, participated in the dialogue held today at the office of Religions for Peace, in Manhattan, New York, with the delegation of the China Committee on Religion and Peace (CCRP). ICNA is an Executive Council member of the US based organization Religions for Peace USA.
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02 28 13
 

Muslim doctor opens Shifa Free Clinic for women

 
By Jennifer Berry Hawes, Feb. 24th, 2013
 
“And be steadfast in prayer; practice regular charity; and bow down your heads with those who bow down.” — Quran, 2:143
 
Dr. Reshma Khan grew up in a Muslim family. But as a young doctor and mother, she studied her faith more deeply — and realized its strong call to charitable work.
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02 9 13
 

Northeast Blizzard Warning: Prayers and Preparedness

 
JAMAICA, New York (February 9, 2013) – Five states have declared a state of emergency as forecasters say a massive blizzard is poised to dump up to 3 feet of snow on the Northeast.
 
New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island — had declared states of emergency, and Massachusetts had banned vehicles from every road in the state.
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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 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 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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