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Ramadan Starts May 16 in North America

CAIRO – Muslims in North America will welcome the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Wednesday, May 16, according to astronomical calculations. “Therefore the first day of Ramadan 1439 is on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, insha’Allah. First Tarawih prayer will be on Tuesday night,” reads a statement from the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) …

US Army Veteran Hired As Vermont New Imam

VERMONT – After months of search, the Islamic Society of Vermont has hired Abdullah Al-Ansari, a US army veteran, prison chaplain, and scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies, to be its new imam. “He’s a good fit,” Yusuf Ali, head of the imam-hiring committee, said of Al-Ansari, Seven Days reported. He called the new imam …

Muslims Attend Indigenous Elders’ National Day of Prayer

On Sunday morning, Muslims took part in the inaugural National Day of Prayer and Mindfulness that was called for by Indigenous Elders to pray for unity, understanding and a peaceful resolution of issues facing Indigenous people and settlers in the land.

Fear & Optimism Fill the Air in ISNA Convention

The death of two men in Portland for defending Muslim girls, a man ramming his van into Muslim worshippers outside a London mosque and the brutal death of a young teenage Muslim on her way to mosque in Washington DC, spread a gloomy atmosphere in the largest Muslim convention in North America.

Travel Ban Dominates US Muslims Convention

Muslims gathering in Chicago for the largest annual convention in North America decried the application of Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and visitors from six Muslim-majority countries, lamenting the rise of hate crimes due to his heated anti-Muslim rhetoric.

N. America Muslims Meet in Chicago for Convention

Muslims from across North America started arriving in Chicago on Friday, June 30, to attend the opening day of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) 54th annual convention, one of the largest gatherings of its kind on the continent.

US Muslims Seek Faith Inspired Transformation

The Islamic Society of North America recently held one of its regional conferences in St. Louis, Missouri, with most of the discussion focused on inward reflection and taking personal and collective responsibility for the Islamic global community

US Muslims Vie for a Greener Ramadan

As world marked earth day on April 22, the largest Muslim group in North America launched a new campaign urging Muslims, mosques and Islamic center to implement practices and policies that are environmentally friendly, vowing to mark a greener Ramadan this year.


Youths’ Struggle with Pre-marital Sex, Drugs and More

54% of American Muslim college students have engaged in pre-marital sex, according to The Family & Youth Institute (The FYI). At least 45% have tried alcohol and 19% have tried illicit drugs. Whatever idealistic notions we may have about our youth, Muslim students are not immune from engaging in risky behaviors. “We are struggling with …

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