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11 9 20

U.S. Presidential Elections 2020

For the last several days tensions were high waiting for the moment of truth when the results would be announced for the 46th President of the USA. After several agonizing days the results were declared and President-elect Joe Biden has been announced the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
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10 26 20

Draconian measures taken against France’s Muslims

Over 60 scholars, imams, NGOs and Muslim community leaders have signed a statement in defense of our noble Prophet (pbuh) and in solidarity with French Muslims.

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03 28 20

COVID-19 Resources

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05 25 19

ICNA calls for respect towards all prophets & religions

NEW YORK, NY (May 25, 2019) – The President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Javaid Siddiqi called for observance of respect towards all religions, Holy Scriptures and prophets. He also urged better coordination with DC Mayor & Police.
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07 5 16

Dealing With the Fitan (Tribulations) of Our Times

By Naeem Baig
As we end Ramadan of 2016 we are saddened with the parting of this great month. Muslims throughout the globe are deep in thought and intensified acts of worship as Ramadan culminates and Eid-ul Fitr dawns.
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06 14 16

A Joint Muslim Statement on the Carnage in Orlando

June 13, 2016. On behalf of the American Muslim community, we, the undersigned, want to extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the barbaric assault that occurred early yesterday morning at Pulse, an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
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09 11 15

The Makkah Tragedy

By Sh. Abdur Rahman Khan, Sept. 11, 2015
ICNA and all its members would like to extend their condolences to all the families whose near and dear ones were killed after a crane came crashing down at them while they were at the Haram during a major sand storm. We also make Du’a for those that are injured. May Allah SWT grant them a speedy recovery from their injuries and complete healing.
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06 30 15

Same-Sex Marriage: A Quranic Perspective

In Islam, marriage is the union between man and woman. It is the first human institution established by God, who created Adam and immediately made from him, his spouse, Eve. From this union children were born, and nations, tribes and civilizations emerged.
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05 18 15

“Solitary confinement is immoral, ineffective”

May 16, 2015 • By ADELLE M. BANKS, Religion News Service
WASHINGTON- They’re small spaces — sometimes 7 feet wide, 12 feet long. And they’re where some inmates are held, sometimes for days, sometimes for decades.
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05 3 15

‘There is a problem with color in our country’

April 30, 2015 | By Azra Haqqie
He did not mince words. Naeem Baig, president of the Islamic Circle of North America, wrote frankly and tersely regarding the Freddie Gray situation in Baltimore:
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04 29 15

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

By Naeem Baig, President of ICNA
“Justice delayed is justice denied” rings true in my mind today as I think about Freddie Gray, his family, and the pain of the people of Baltimore.
It has been more than two weeks and the local police department has failed to provide a report regarding what happened to Gray. It is unacceptable that a young, healthy, 25 year-old man was brutally assaulted by the police, to the extent that his spinal cord was 80 percent severed. Gray went into coma and died a week after his injuries.
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01 15 15

Islam does not preach violence

By Saulat Pervez,
I recently attended a library event highlighting Muslim heritage where a gentleman asked, “Would you say that the acts of ISIS represent true Islam and that the rest of the billion-plus Muslim population is in fact deviating from the actual teachings of Muhammad?”
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11 27 14

Ferguson, Missouri: Anytown, USA

By Imam Khalid Griggs
“I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Fannie Lou Hamer, iconic Mississippi civil rights activist and organizer, uttered her now transcendent words on August 22, 1964, testifying before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention.
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11 27 14

Islam Condemns Extremism

By Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan
Anyone who is familiar with Islamic teachings knows very well that Islam forbids the killing of innocents. Allah says, “And do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden [to be killed] except by [legal] right. This has He instructed you that you may use reason.”[06: 151]
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11 24 14

Wanton Killing of Innocents in The Name of Islam

By Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan
It may seem monotonous to explain and apologize every time murder of innocent people is done by those who use religion, in this case Islam, to carry out their crimes. These days, it happens almost on a daily basis; some more callous than others. The killing of Rabbis in a synagogue this week is blatantly wrong and cannot be justified.
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10 21 14

Climate Change: A Muslim Perspective

By Naeem Baig
Climate change is undeniable by any sane individual. It is evident everywhere around us unless we deliberately choose to ignore it.
Last month I joined over 150 faith leaders and environmental activists at a Climate Change conference organized by Religions for Peace USA and GreenFaith at the UN Plaza Church Center in New York City.
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08 31 14

Honoring Workers this Labor Day

(NEW YORK, NY, August 31, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America celebrates American workers on Labor Day, whose efforts and achievements continue to form the backbone of the country’s social and economic strength and prosperity,
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08 30 14

ICNA Observes UN Day for Enforced Disappearances

(NEW YORK, NY, August 30, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America joins the United Nations in observing the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances to raise awareness of this terrible practice used as a strategy to spread terror in society.
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08 19 14

ICNA Calls for Investigation of Brown’s Killing

(NEW YORK, NY, August 19, 2014) – The Islamic Circle of North America calls for State and Federal investigation of the slaying of Micheal Brown in Missouri. Among a list of demands, ICNA also calls for cessation of all violence and the arming of the police by the military.
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01 20 14

ICNA Commemorates MLK as an Exemplar of Justice

NEW YORK, NY (January 20, 2014) – Nearly five decades after his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continues to be an example in the fight for dignity and equal rights in America.
Affected by the threat of increasing anti-Muslim rhetoric, the American Muslim community can emulate Dr. King’s methods of peaceful engagement to overcome hate and intolerance.
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