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Brock Muslim Students Host Successful Islam Awareness Week

ONTARIO – Brock University’s Muslim Students’ Association dared bad weather and several delays to run a successful Islamic Awareness Week, bringing Islamic faith closer to their colleagues, The Brock Press reported. “Islamic Awareness Week is about getting rid of all of the stereotypes of Islam and helping Muslims learn more about Islam, as well. It’s …

Virginia Muslim Student Honored as Newman Civic Fellow

BRIDGEWATER, Virginia – Bridgewater College Muslim student Iyad Hmidat has been named a Newman Civic Fellow by Boston-based Campus Compact for demonstrating a capacity for leadership and investment in solving public problems, August Free Press reported. Hmidat was nominated for the fellowship by Bridgewater College President Dr. David Bushman, who wrote in his nomination letter …

Muslims in Birmingham Object to School's Homosexual Propaganda

BIRMINGHAM – Muslims in the British city of Birmingham have withdrawn hundreds of their children from a local school in protest against homosexual propaganda being added to the curriculum, The New Observer reported. “This is a brainwash. We bring our children here so they can later work as a solicitor or a teacher, not to …

Insights into Harvard Students’ First Umrah Trip

MASSACHUSETTS – During a reflection event on Saturday evening, February 23, Muslim students at Harvard University in Massachusetts looked back on their journey — both spiritual and physical — to Saudi Arabia for inaugural Umrah trip, The Crimson reported. “The evening and dinner were meant for sharing, exploration, and reminiscence about the journey students took last month …

US School Project Uses Art to Gain Islamic Insight

ARKANSAS – An Arkansas high school project has succeeded to connect its students with the Muslim community, assigning them to interview Muslims and tell their stories through art, Arkansas Online reported. “It’s really great to be able to understand a person from a different culture because you might see stuff on the news and read …

How to Finance Your Education without a Student Loan

How to Finance Your Education without a Student Loan

If you are a high school student looking forward to pursuing higher education, then this video is for you! For Muslim students, higher education could be a challenge as they might feel unable to take on interest-bearing loans for religious reasons. In the Islamic faith there is a strong prohibition against dealing with any sort of interest …

Brunel Univ. Offers Sports Hijab to Encourage Muslims

LONDON – A London-based university is offering sports hijab to Muslim girls to encourage them to play sports and stay active, BBC reported Monday. “I genuinely think it’s a lifesaver,” business management student and gym-goer Faith Al Saad said about the new hijab created by the university. Adorned with their emblem, the Brunel University in …

Albany Muslim Students Search for Imam Chaplain

ALBANY — With the new semester starting this week at the University at Albany, US, the Muslim Students Association is searching for an imam to join the Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish chaplains at the university’s Interfaith Center, Times Union reported. “Just to have someone to support you and be able to help you when you …

Birmingham Muslims Protest Curriculum Promoting Homosexuality

BIRMINGHAM – A local British councilor has called for peace talks between protesting Muslim parents and a school in Birmingham, the UK after accusations of “promoting homosexuality among their so young children in the class.” “Being open about LGBT in the classroom isn’t a good idea. Parkfield Community School must listen to the concerns being …

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The Prayer Not Allowed In My School

In this counseling answer: •We suggest you gather the other Muslims in the school and write a letter to the administration stating your request to be able to pray during class time. •You will have to explain to the administration that daily prayers are obligatory just like the Friday prayer is obligatory. •Be polite in your approach …



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