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Philadelphia Muslims Leave for Hajj

PHILADELPHIA – A few days before hajj starts, a group of forty-eight local Muslims from Philadelphia, US, have embarked on their journey, on Tuesday, to the holy city of Makkah to perform annual hajj. “The invitation is from God to make Hajj,” Salima Suswell, a first-time Hajj pilgrim, told The Philadelphia Tribune. “It’s very much …

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Meet Imam Joshua, Duke University’s Muslim Chaplain

DURHAM – As a hip-hop artist and US Air Force veteran, Joshua Salaam is not a  typical Muslim chaplain for Duke University students in North Carolina. “After working with youth for a decade, I became familiar with chaplaincy and starting studying chaplaincy at Hartford Seminary and thought this is what the Muslim community needed,” Salaam …

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Keith Ellison Wins Minnesota Attorney General Primary

MINNEAPOLIS – US Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison has won the Democratic primary election for Minnesota attorney general on Tuesday night, and so he will be the party’s nominee in November. “We had a very unexpected event at the end of this campaign that happened,” Ellison told supporters at Nomad World Pub in Minneapolis, Star Tribune reported. …

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Saudi Walks 450 Km for Hajj

MAKKAH – A Saudi Muslim has reportedly walked more than 450 kilometers to perform hajj in Muslims’ holiest city of Makkah, 10 days after setting off from Bisha in southern Saudi Arabia. “I took my journey to encourage people to walk, showing its health effects,” Othman Alshahin said, Saudi Arabic newspaper Sabq reported. Alshahin took …

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