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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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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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“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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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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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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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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10 29 12

North East Storms: ICNA Relief Unveils a Broad Plan

JAMAICA, New York (October 29, 2012) – ICNA Relief Head Office unveils a broad plan for the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
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NY Backpack giveaway draws anti-mosque protestors

Two anti-Sheepshead Bay mosque protestors boycott schoolbag giveaway
By Colin Mixson, Brooklyn Daily
August 31, 2012 – Two Sheepshead Bay residents still fighting the hopeless battle to stop the construction of a Voorhies Avenue mosque protested a school supply giveaway in front of the still-under-construction house of worship on Saturday — but were easily drowned out by the dozens of parents and children looking for free backpacks, notebooks, and pencils.
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08 28 12

ICNA Relief Alert: Hurricane Isaac Slams Louisiana

ICNA Relief Sets up Disaster Response support hotline @ 888-616-6865
Hurricane Isaac is moving slowly northwest along the coast of southeast Louisiana, and dangerous storm surge conditions continue all along the Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said in its 9 P.M. ET update. The Category 1 hurricane still had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph; hurricane-force winds extended 60 miles out from the center of the storm.
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School Supply Giveaway Helps Yonkers Families

Meredith Shamburger 08/25/12
YONKERS, N.Y. – Omar Ranginwala says a few school supplies may not seem like a lot to most people, but it can make a big difference to some families.
“There’s a lot of teachers who give out of their own pockets because they see students coming in and they don’t even have a school bag or notebook or very basic essentials,” he said. “That’s what we’re trying to offer them.”
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08 24 12

Islamic Group Hosts Book Bag Giveaway At Voorhies Mosque

by Ned Berke on Aug 24th, 2012
To celebrate the new school year, local Muslims, the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) are teaming up to give out free school bags and school supplies to the Sheepshead Bay community this Saturday, August 25.
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For The Kids! ICNA Gives Away 30,000 Backpacks

August 24, 2012 by The Decider for Global Grind Staff
Always willing to support a good cause, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) will be distributing 30,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to low income communities across the country as part of their “Back 2 School Giveaway” on August 24th in New York City.
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08 24 12

Muslims Help Crisis-hit Americans

Friday, 24 August 2012
NEW YORK – A leading American Islamic organization has launched its annual initiative in August and September to help poor families get ready for schools, offering thousands of backpacks to children of all faiths in low-income areas around the country.
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Muslim organization giving away backpacks for school

By STEPHON JOHNSON Amsterdam News Staff | August 23, 2012
Starting this Friday, the Islamic Circle North America (ICNA) will distribute 5,000 backpacks to local kids in need as the tristate area approaches the new school year. It’s part of the organization’s second annual Back to School Giveaway program, which will distribute 30,000 backpacks to children of all faiths in low-income areas around the country. The event is organized by ICNA’s domestic relief department, ICNA Relief.
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Muslims Help Local Communities Amidst Economic Crisis

August 23, 2012
(Long Island, NY) This August and September, over 5,000 needy children across New York City will receive free school bags filled with supplies including notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, rulers, crayons and more.
ICNA Relief, a division of The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a NY based national organization, plans to give out free school bags and school supplies to different communities all across NY.
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