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Muslim Newcomer Families Celebrate Canada Day

Muslim Newcomer Families Celebrate Canada Day

OTTAWA – Every July 1, Canada celebrates its national day, an occasion poignantly special to Muslims who have recently come to the country. “I think a lot people find Canada a safe place. It’s nice to be reminded annually that it’s still a safe haven,” Mohammed Al-Radi, Syrian Muslim husband of Lamees and father of …

US Muslims Join Protests Against Migrant Separation

WASHINGTON – Tens of thousands of Americans including Muslims have staged nationwide protests across USA over the president Donald Trump administration’s hardline immigration policies. More than 630 demonstrations were planned calling for reuniting immigrant families who were split by the policies of the American government at the US-Mexican border. BBC reported on July 1. Major …

Immigrant Toddlers Ordered to Appear in US Court Alone

CAIR: Migrant Toddlers Shouldn’t Stand Before US Courts Alone

WASHINGTON – In reaction to the US administration’s policy of breaking families apart, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has called on US Muslim voters — and all other Americans concerned about family values — to contact their elected representatives in condemning this policy. “We demand Trump and his administration take immediate and transparent steps …

Family Separation Policy: Taking an Egg from a Small Bird

Family Separation Policy: Taking an Egg from a Small Bird

Imagine being a young Latino child traveling with your mother who is seeking asylum in a foreign land. Your journey has been long and gruesome. You don’t sleep well and are constantly being startled awake by the blare or a car horn, a woman wailing, or a baby crying out of hunger. Your mother hardly …

Tips to Develop Ithar (Selflessness)

Stories and Tips to Develop Ithar (Selflessness)

Itahr, or selflessness, is one of the noble qualities emphasized in Islam. One who is selfless places concern for others above concern for himself. The selfless person is generous with his time and freely lends aid and support to others. The opposite of selflessness is selfishness, which involves being concerned with one’s own well-being without regard for the …

#MuslimsForDream … US Imams Support Young Immigrants

#MuslimsForDream... US Imams Support Young Immigrants

US Muslim Imams joined marches supporting young undocumented immigrants yesterday. Raising banners of #MuslimsForDream, prominent Imams like Omar Suleiman, Zaid Shakir, Dawud Walid as well as other Muslim activists and leaders demanded protection for young Dreamers. Imams Omar Suleiman and Dawud Walid were arrested along with some other participants. They were released later yesterday. Below …

US Muslim Leaders Join Fight for Undocumented Immigrants

WASHINGTON, DC – A group of Muslim faith leaders and activists were arrested yesterday in a protest fighting for rights of undocumented immigrants, also attended by diverse groups representing Black, Latino, Arab, South Asian, and other communities from across the US. “We cannot let any community suffer in isolation or we will all pay the …

Fear Cancels Mosque Plans to Offer Sanctuary for Immigrants

TEXAS – A Cincinnati mosque has been forced to cancel its plan to open doors to shelter asylum seekers or migrants in need, be they Muslims or not, feeling the heat of anti-Muslim sentiments. “I think the tools that have been employed against immigrants are the same tools that have been employed against refugees, which …

Successful US Muslim Immigrants Who Proved Trump Wrong

US President Donald Trump’s reported description of African nations, El Salvador and Haiti as “***hole” countries has reignited accusations of racism, with many bringing stories of successful immigrants who proved Trump wrong.

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