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Muslims Come Together For Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts

FLORIDA – While still cleaning up from Hurricane Florence, a leading American Muslim relief group has kicked off new efforts to offer relief for those affected by Hurricane Michael which slammed into Florida earlier this week. “ICNA Relief’s Disaster Relief Services are prepared to respond to Hurricane Michael with our clean up and repair rig, …

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Tibet’s Lhasa Mosque, One of the Highest Mosques on Earth

FKLHASA, Tibet – Standing at more than 3650 meters above sea level, the Lhasa Great Mosque, also known as Hebalin Mosque, in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China, is deemed one of the highest mosques in the world. The mosque, originally built in 1716, underwent renovation in 1959, fully transformed to what the building looks today. …

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Know When New Moon Safar Starts in Your Location

When will Safar 1439 take place? Safar is the second month in the Hijri Calendar. Normally, a Hijri day starts at sunset. Thus, observing the crescent of a new Hijri month occurs during the sunset. Like all the other Hijri lunar months, the month of Safar spans over 29 or 30 days; and for that reason, we conduct the …

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Zaid Shakir: People’s Imam and Scholar

BERKELEY, California – Imam Zaid Shakir is an American Muslim scholar and co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California. He converted to Islam while serving in the Air Force, after years of living in rough inner-city neighborhoods. Later, Shakir co-founded Islamic centers in Connecticut, where he joined with other community leaders in serving areas plagued …

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Quebec Court Upholds Right to Wear Hijab in Courtrooms

MONTREAL – The Quebec Court of Appeal issued a decision Wednesday, October 3, ruling that no person can be prohibited from wearing their hijab in the courtroom if it is worn on the basis of their sincerely held religious belief and does not conflict with an overriding public interest. “Freedom of conscience and religion – …

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