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03 28 06

Catholic-Muslim dialogue addresses marriage and family life

WASHINGTON – The Mid-Atlantic Catholic-Muslim Regional Dialogue concluded a six-year discussion on marriage and family life at a meeting March 8-9 in Douglaston, N.Y.

Much of the meeting was devoted to discussing and refining a common statement on the topic, which is to be issued this spring after final editorial changes are completed.

The common statement is intended to be useful to Catholic and Muslim leaders and those working in the field of pastoral care of couples preparing for marriage.

The dialogue is sponsored on the Catholic side by the bishops' Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs and on the Muslim side by the Islamic Circle of North America.

Khurshid Khan, president of the Islamic Circle, is the Muslim co-chairman. At the 2006 meeting the Catholic co-chairman, Auxiliary Bishop Ignatius A. Catanello of Brooklyn, N.Y., ended his term and Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden of Baltimore was welcomed as the new co-chairman.

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03 28 06

KY: Public Transport to Display “Who was Muhammad?”

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (March, 28, 2006) – The ICNA Lexington, KY chapter has sponsored bus advertisements about the prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him). The ads will be on display in all 50 LEXTRAN (Public Transport Bus System) buses.
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03 26 06

Mid-Atlantic Catholic ? Muslim Dialogue Concludes Marriage Statements

WASHINGTON (March 27, 2006)—Confronted with new political and social challenges, the Mid – Atlantic Catholic–Muslim Regional Dialogue met at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, NY on March 8 – 9, 2006 to address: Social Concerns and Consequences: Living Marriage and Family Life Faith fully in the USA today.

The dialogue sought to consolidate its work over the past six years on a common statement on Marriage and Family Life. The document is envisioned to be useful to clergy, Muslim leadership, and laity working in the field of pastoral care of couples preparing for marriage. The Muslim and Catholic participants critiqued the latest drafts of chapters describing the teachings on marriage in Islam and in Catholic Christianity. Further revisions will be completed by early April.

Future topics suggested for the Quadrennium:
-Building cooperative communities and neighborhoods
-The spiritual bonds that unite us
-Common concerns about immigration and social justice

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03 22 06

Weekly Mirror: 877-Why-Islam Symposium Conference By Tahira Muhammad

mirror-logo49:13 O men! Behold, We have created you all out of a male and a female, and have made you into nations and tribes, so that you might come to know one another. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God is the one who is most deeply conscious of Him. Behold, God is all-knowing, all-aware.
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03 15 06

877-Why-Islam Symposium this Saturday

Saturday, March 18, 2006, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Ritz Theatre, Elizabeth, NJ

Hurry! Tickets are almost sold out!

Confirmed Speakers: (in alphabetical order)
Sh. Abdalla Idris Ali, Sh. Hamza Yusuf, Dr. Jamal Badawi, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, and Imam Zaid Shakir

For program details and other info Please call 877-363-ICNA or visit

03 15 06

Special "Who is Muhammad?" issue by The Message Magazine

MessageAlhamduillah, The Message magazine has printed 50,000 copies of a special issue on Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).  This issue will insha Allah be distributed widely amongst non-Muslims through out United States. Call 718-658-5163 to order in bulk.

Participate in this noble cause by sharing the cost of this great initiative! Donate generously!

Click Here to donate for this cause.

03 6 06

Philadelphia Inquirer: In cartoon debate, a chance to educate

The Inquirer ran it. Muslims aired their objections. Along the way, the foundation of a bridge was set.By Amanda Bennett, Editor of The Inquirer

Last Friday, Joe Natoli and I met with a group of Muslim leaders. They were led by Imam Asim Abdur-Rashid, president of the Majlis Ash Shura of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley; it included Umar Abdur Rahman of the Islamic Circle of North America; Adeeba Al-Zaman and Iftekhar Hussain of the Council on American-Islamic Relations; Adil Woods of the United Muslim Movement; and Mohamed Habib, Alawy Mohamed, Essom Latif, Soukrey Kourshied, and Jihad Kanawaty, all local business owners, many of them doing business with us.

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03 3 06

ICNA Takes Stand Against Sectarian Violence and Attacks on Places of Worship

The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) has strongly condemned the attack on on the Shia mosque in Samarra, Iraq. The attack on a Masjid, a house of Allah is clearly a wicked action caused by nothing but corruption of the heart. "Satan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you… and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah, and from prayer: will ye not then abstain?" -Qur'an (5:91).
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03 3 06

WhyIslam launches Radio Ad campaign on Prophet Muhammad (S)

WhyIslam Logo(Piscataway, NJ) 877-Why-Islam, a project of ICNA on March 1st, 2006 launched a Radio Ad Campaign on NY Station AM 1010 WINS. Each 60 second advertisement reaches 1.3 million listeners.

Click here to download the commercial im mp3 format.

Buy Tickets for the Why-Islam Symposium at the Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth, NJ on March 18, 2006 featuring: Sheikh Abdalla Idris Ali, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, Dr. Jamal Badawi, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, and Imam Zaid Shakir. Learn more here.

03 1 06

ICNA Imam to Address National Symposium Against Domestic Violence

CHICAGO, Illinois (March 1, 2006)- Faith Trust Institute, a nondenominational organization based in Seattle, Washington recently nominated and selected local Muslim Leader Imam F. Qasim Khan to address a National Symposium which is part of a three day training session to end violence against women.
This Leadership Training Event will take place in Phoenix, Arizona, March 20 – 22 and will include participants from a mostly Christian background from across America.
Imam Khan, widely known for his fiery and spirited delivery is the Director of Family Services and Outreach for Islamic Circle of North America at the Chicago Chapter.
Imam Khan recently relocated to Chicago from Cleveland, Ohio, where he was the Director of one of America’s oldest Islamic organizations, the First Cleveland Mosque.