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Islamic New Year 1428 A.H. begins

Photo by MICHAEL DOHERTY / Observer-Dispatch Shahid Farooqui, his wife, Razia, and their children Hana, 4, left and Rida, 7, celebrate Muharram, the start of the Islamic Year by praying Monday in their Utica home. Razia and her daughters each wear a scarf and Shahid...

City's Muslim Population Grows, And Imams Become Hot Commodity

Azeem Khan, assistant secretary general of the Islamic Circle of North America, a Muslim community development organization based in Queens, said, “bigger Islamic centers are very picky when looking for an imam, so they won't take just anyone, and they might...