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Hot Discussions on Race, Polygamy at The Black American Muslim Conference

Hot Discussions on Race, Polygamy at the Black American Muslim Conference

The Black American Muslim Conference featured intriguing workshops and hot-topic discussions. On the second day of the conference, held 19-21 April in Atlanta, Georgia, participants poured in to hear the first two panel discussions concerning Marriage and polygamy. The workshop titled, “Go Get Your Own Man!” A Hard Look at Polygyny and Interracial Marriage was presented …

ICNA 2019: Ramadan Prep Is Serious Business

Muslims around the world anticipate the beginning of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and increased spiritual activities and reflection. Many see the thirty holy days as a chance for personal development and increase good deeds through communal philanthropy. With the expected May 5th commencement date quickly approaching, people consider ways to organize themselves, family and …

US Mosque Gives Christian & Jew Volunteers Day Off for Easter

A local mosque in Arizona declared Passover and Easter festivals as a day off for the local Christian and Jewish volunteers who work with the Muslim community in Scottsdale city to help asylum seekers, Arizona Family reported on April 22. “We presented special gifts to our Christian and Jewish volunteers. It’s important so they can …

Detroit Schools Close for `Eid Al-Fitr for First Time

For the first time in its history, the Detroit school district announced earlier this month it would be recognizing the Muslim holiday of `Eid Al-Fitr during its adoption of the 2019-20 school year calendar, Detroit Free Press reported. “We Muslims had been obligated to miss school in order to commemorate our sacred holidays, even though …

US Muslims Raise Funds for Sri Lanka Victims

Devastated by the news of the terrorist attacks targeting Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a leading American Muslim charity has launched a fundraising campaign to help the victims. “We cannot allow community cohesion to be broken. As communities are hurting and need to be rebuilt, the least we can do is to offer our support …

ICNA 2019: US Muslim Experiences in Fighting White Supremacy

Since the Trump election,  US Muslims increasingly seek to understand better white supremacist systems leading to his presidency, the growth of hate crimes in the country as well as global violence like the New Zealand terrorist attack. At the ICNA 2019 national convention, held in Washington DC, April 19th-21st, Cleveland City Councilman Basheer Jones and …

ICNA 2019: US Reverts Share Their Stories, Call for Support

According to Pew Research, two-thirds of the American born-Muslim population are converts. The religion continues to grow in the United States despite anti-Muslim social and political rhetoric or the targeting of Muslims in public spaces. During the 2019 ICNA national convention (4/18-4/21/19), reverts to the faith shared their stories with attendees. In “The Unheard Voices,” …

Black American Muslims Convene in Atlanta

Featuring a galaxy of Muslim scholars, teachers, and activists, the Second Annual Black Muslim Conference (BAMC) is taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, at the famous World Congress Center. Lamppost Education Initiative, a non-profit organization focusing on promoting a clear and accurate picture of Islam and addressing the moral and socio-political concerns of American-born Muslims, launched …

ICNA-MAS Conventions Opens in Washington, DC

The 44th Annual ICNA-MAS Convention 2019, one of the largest and most diverse Islamic conventions in North America, is set to open this Easter weekend, April 19-21, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. “With renowned speakers, amazing sessions and an incredible bazaar, the Easter weekend event provides thousands with unforgettable memories,” …

ASOS Praised for Launching Modest Muslim Fashion Collection

The British fashion company ASOS has become the latest brand to embrace modest Muslim fashion . The retailer’s hijabs and Islamic dresses named ‘Verona Collection’ have been shown off on April 15 on Twitter, Metro reported. “So happy to be in my hijab representing ASOS new modest collection!” tweeted Asha Mohamud, a Muslim mental health …



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