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04 22 08

The Queens Courier: Women’s Shelter Opens in Jamaica

BY MITKO GRIGORO, Wednesday, April 9, 2008
In an attempt to alleviate the problems of homelessness and poverty in the community, a new temporary housing unit for women is opening its doors in Jamaica.
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04 22 08

WhyIslam to Distribute Free Qurans at the LA Times Festival of Books

WhyIslam-Southern California to Hand out Free Qurans at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
LOS ANGELES, California (April 22,2008) – WhyIslam, a project of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) will be handing out free Qurans at this weekend’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) on April 26 & 27. The Quran is the holy book of Muslims. This will be ICNA’s 3rd year of participation through its WhyIslam project; last year they handed out over 3,000 free Qurans.
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04 8 08

Hakeem Olajuwon Elected to Hall of Fame

The Islamic Circle of North America  (ICNA) congratulates Brother Hakeem Olajuwon, a devout Muslim, on his election to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
In the past, Br. Hakeem has openly made known that he is a practicing Muslim. He fasted during Ramadan despite facing dehydration in intense match ups. He stayed out on the basketball court while his teammates celebrated their Championship win with champagne baths in the locker room. He regularly attended prayers at his local mosque.
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04 7 08

Being American — and Muslim

By Shireen Khan, TIME Magazine
It was evening rush hour in New York City. 42nd St. was packed, and I was hoping I would make the bus. His voice came out of the crowd.
“Take that rag off!”
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