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ICNA announces first Virtual Dawah Conference

(September 8, 2020) A global pandemic with hundreds of thousands dead, mass protests with innocent people killed on the streets, natural disasters from all sides, and the largest recession in almost a century with millions left unemployed.
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Mosque opens first-of-its-kind food pantry

One man, an Uber driver from a community near Valley Stream, was in a car accident and lost his job, which left him wondering how he would find money to feed his children. Another, a woman from Queens living in a shelter with her two children, was unsure where they would find their next meal. Similarly, a single mother from Center-each did not know how she would feed her five children.

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Islamic Center creates delivery/drive up food pantry

The East Plano Islamic Center found itself rethinking one of its service programs when COVID-19 began spreading in the community. The EPIC Food Pantry had run as a traditional in-house pantry but recently pivoted to offering drive-thru and delivery options to those in need.

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Coronavirus Increases Hunger: Find A Food Bank

HYBLA VALLEY, VA — When you look around your community, it’s easy to see the effects the coronavirus has had on our way of life. What’s less visible is the number of people who are now worrying about having enough to eat.

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School supplies, PPE provided to kids in Utica

UTICA — The Muslim Community Association of the Mohawk Valley and Islamic Circle of North America worked together to host a free book bag giveaway for local students Tuesday afternoon at Hanna Park in front of Utica City Hall.

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Police, Muslim Community Join Forces to Distribute Backpacks to 400 Jersey City Children

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Volunteers from Islamic Circle of North America Relief (ICNA) joined with Jersey City police officers Saturday to give out 400 backpacks filled with schools supplies as well as 500 slices of pizzas.

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US agency refuses to run adverts for extremist Hindu groups in New York’s Times Square

(Karachi) A top American advertising agency has refused to run digital advertisements for the extremist Hindu groups on screens in New York’s Times Square on August 5, a coalition of Muslim groups in the United States stated on Tuesday.

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PPP a ‘bridge’ for North Shore nonprofits in a dry time

Nonprofit organizations across the North Shore said that loans from the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) helped sustain them as streams of revenue were cut off.
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Bucks County forms New Americans Commission to address immigrants’ concerns

 

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A new county commission will work to bridge the gap that can often exist for new immigrants, especially those who are learning English, as they adjust to life in their new country.

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As the Islamic Year Begins: Hijri 1442 AH

 

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By Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan

The Muslim New Hijri Year of 1442 began on August 20th, 2020. This year both the Common Era (CE) and the Al-Hijrah (AH) have a lot to record that later generations would wonder how did how did humanity cope with so many calamities? Calamities that have never been witnessed in modern times!
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Islamic Association of Erie, ICNA Relief Provide School Supplies

 

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It’s still unknown when students in the Erie area will return to school, but that didn’t stop community groups from making sure students would be prepared when that time comes. ICNA Relief, an Islamic humanitarian outreach organization, and the Islamic Association of Erie joined together to distribute free bookbags and school supplies to families in need. The Islamic Association of Erie also distributed food from their food pantry to families as well.

 “There is certainly a need in the community, especially during the virus. Lot’s of low income families will be impacted, but kids are still going to go to school virtually. They would still need supplies to be able to do their studies smoothly.” Razin Karu, the outreach coordinator for Pennsylvania, said.

ICNA Relief is a nationwide organization, but has chapters in different regions. The Pennsylvania chapter plans to distribute school supplies to nine cities. Erie was the first stop on the journey.

 

Article Courtesy: erienewsnow.com