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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

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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01 5 13

NYers Of The Week: ICNA Relief honored by NY1


Muslim-American Group Helps Sandy Victims, Spreads Understanding

By John Schiumo, 01/04/2013
If there is a silver lining in the dark cloud that was Hurricane Sandy, it is that New Yorkers came together. This week, NY1 honors a group of volunteers who proved that regardless of race, religion or ethnicity, everyone can help. NY1’s John Schiumo filed the following report.
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12 13 12

Religious org. distributes goods to Sandy victims

By Rafal Rogoza / The Jersey Journal
December 10, 2012
As part of a religious holiday, volunteers at the Islamic Learning Center of Jersey City distributed more than 500 pounds of beef Saturday to people recovering from super-storm Sandy.
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12 7 12

Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts: The Role of Muslims

Though its winds have long died down, the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy are still palpable throughout the northeast. Homes have been completely destroyed, cars remain overturned or crushed beneath fallen trees, and thousands are still struggling to find food and shelter.
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With Sandy, Muslims Seen ‘Through a Different Lens’

By Gabrielle Alfiero | Voices of NY
Abdulrauf Khan, 40, warns a group of volunteers to avoid stepping on errant nails in the kitchen of a small home on Brighton 8 Street in Brighton Beach. He’s surrounded by ripped up floorboards and industrial trash bags full of debris. His black felt hat is speckled with white dust.
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11 5 12

Muslim Response to Hurricane Sandy Survivors

ICNA Relief USA Launches Million Dollar “Muslim Response to Hurricane Sandy Survivors (MRTS)” Campaign
More than 8 million people have been affected by Hurricane Sandy and approximately 300,000 of them are Muslims. Approximately, 150,000 Muslims, who live in the areas affected, have moderate to severe damage. There are 26 Masjids and 5 Muslim schools that have been identified with mild to severe damage.
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10 29 12

Du’as to Remember During Storms

During hurricanes and storms remember to increase your dhikr (remembrance of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala), recitation of the Qur’an and istighfaar (seeking forgiveness). May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala keep you and your loved ones safe during the storm. Below are some du’as (prayers) to remember during such times:
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