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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.

Ramadan Inside the Life of an African American Muslim Woman

Ramadan Inside the Life of African American Muslim Woman

Saana is an African-American Muslim, born and raised in New York city. She works as a bus driver in Brooklyn. In Ramadan, Saana would stay awake at night to have suhoor (pre-dawn meal). After finishing her meal, she joins her sister in prayer before getting a short nap; it’s few hours till work time! In the …

Why America Needs Ramadan Lifestyle

Why America Needs Ramadan Lifestyle

I think it is about time that American Muslims  and Muslim minorities in general flip the script and change the narrative about our values, religion, and existence in the western hemisphere. It’s about time that we stop being apologetic and defensive, but in return highlight why the world cannot function well without us and without …

Documentary Tells Story of First Somali-American Muslim Lawmaker

MINNEAPOLIS – Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American Muslim woman to be elected legislator has been featured in a new documentary that chronicles her success story in Minneapolis. The documentary, titled “Time for Ilhan,” was directed by Norah Shapiro and will be screened at the renowned Tribeca Film Festival, Face2Face Africa reported. It follows Omar as …



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