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Springfield Mosques Team up to Alleviate Hunger

In an effort to alleviate hunger and fulfill nutrition needs, two mosques have joined hands to open a food pantry in the U.S. city of Springfield. “Springfield has a large percentage of people who need this assistance,” Imam Mustafaa Islam of Masjid An-Nur told Springfield News-Sun newspaper. “I work in social services and see this …

Imam Siraj Wahhaj's Tragic Situation: What Can We Do?

Imam Siraj Wahhaj's Tragic Situation: What Can We Do?

After the recent arrest of  Imam Siraj Wahhaj’s son in what’s known as the new Mexico compound, many rumors and conspiracy theories are swirling around this tragic case. Even those close to the Imam are unable to explain or give details on the situation, adding to the embarrassment of many American Muslims  who are struggling to deal with shock …

Accepting Black Muslims in Americas Islamic Community

5 Duties US Muslim Community Owe Black Muslims

Immigrant Islam as we know it today would not have existed had it not been for the civil rights movement. By 1965, the Immigration Act was introduced and abolished the then racist quotas and allowed, for the first time, immigration from Asia and Africa. You must know that part of history… if you are an …

Historic Record for US Muslim Candidates Running for Office

US Muslims Run for Office in Record Numbers

MASSACHUSETTS – An unprecedented number of Muslim Americans are running for national and statewide offices this election cycle in USA. According to VOA News, the Muslim American community has never witnessed such a high number of candidates since at least the 9/11 Attacks; it has now reached up to 90 candidates. From Congress to state …

Muslim Community Alert Amid US Immigration Agency Raids

US Muslim Body Issues Alert On Immigration Agency Raids

DETROIT — In an official release on July 4, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has alerted the Muslim community in Detroit, US about a recent controversial law enforcement campaign by the officers of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). CAIR’s alert reads: “ICE has been spotted in Hamtramck area, Detroit since July 2. The …

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Do You Know That US Liberty Statue Represented a Muslim Woman?

With the ongoing debate in the US about refugees from the Muslim world, it would be interesting to highlight some little-known facts about Lady Liberty. It might be shocking to many to know that the statue itself was originally intended to represent a female Egyptian peasant as a Colossus of Rhodes for the Industrial Age. People are …

American Muslims Giving out Food in NYC During Ramadan

Muslims Giving out Food in NYC During Ramadan

These two young men wanted to give back to the community so they went to New York City to hand out snacks to the public. They also distributed pamphlets explaining what is Ramadan and why it’s special to Muslims. Ramadan is a blessed month where the rewards for all of our good deeds are multiplied. In …

New Muslims in Ramadan

10 Things Ramadan Taught Me about New Muslims

I look forward to Ramadan like most Muslims. I worry about being prepared, but I also realize we can never fully prepare for anything, especially something as important as our duties and obligations to Allah. I understand that whilst I try my best, only Allah knows if my deeds, actions and prayers will be accepted. …

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Beware of the Convert Zone – What Not to Say to a Convert

Recently, I was at a local park with my daughters, attempting to follow their exuberant patterns as they capered joyfully from swing to slide to monkey bars. After several minutes, I became aware of an elderly couple nearby.   Apparently they were observing me and my children with interest. The man had a long, bushy grey …

American Muslims Fast Ramadan

American Muslims celebrate Ramadan like all other Muslims in the world. They can find it challenging but there are many ways that help them overcome the issues.



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