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G. Willow Wilson: Muslim Superhero Highlighter

WASHINGTON – Her first graphic novel, Cairo (Vertigo, 2007) has been listed as a top graphic novel for teens by the American Library Association and the School Library Journal. Her comic series Air was also nominated for the Eisner Award, and her first novel, Alif the Unseen, won the 2013 World Fantasy Award. However, the …

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Indonesia Quake: Muslim Charities Appeal for Help

JAKARTA – Muslim charities have launched relief campaigns to help those affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake which killed over 90 people on the Indonesian island of Lombok and injured hundreds more. “Many areas are inaccessible so the death toll will, unfortunately, be much higher than is currently being reported. There are thousands of people …

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In Photos: Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century occurred on Friday night, showcasing a blood moon for most of the Eastern Hemisphere. The lunar eclipse happened during daylight hours for those in the Western Hemisphere, so people in North America were out of luck for this. Lunar eclipses can occur only during a full moon, and …

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Muslims Unite for Toronto Shooting Victims

TORONTO – Canadian Muslim charities have launched a crowdfunding campaign on LaunchGood.com to raise funds for the shooting victims and their families. “We are deeply saddened to mourn the loss of lives. Our condolences are with the victims and all those affected by this senseless shooting,” Dawanet and Islamic Relief Canada stated. “Let us maintain …

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Hajj 2018: When, Why and How?

MAKKAH – Pouring in from across the world,  thousands of pilgrims have started arriving at the holy city of Makkah and preparing for the lifetime journey of hajj, set to start on August 19. Muslims come to Makkah every year to perform hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam. Hajj consists of several rites, …

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