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US Muslim Faith Leaders Join Pro-Immigrants Protest

SAN DIEGO – Leading Muslim imams and scholars joined other local and national faith leaders at the San Diego-Tijuana border on Monday, December 10, in an act of peaceful civil disobedience in support of asylum-seekers and immigrants. “We stand today, tomorrow and every day, committed to ensuring that every human being receives dignified treatment and …

US University Examines Trump's Effects on Muslims

DETROIT — Wayne State University’s Department of Communication in the US has launched a research project to examine the effects of the Trump administration on North American Muslims, Arab American News reported. “As I developed this project the Trump campaign came along. It kind of just fell into my lap to then ask more specifically, …

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar's Hijab - Why is it Even a Problem?

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar's Hijab - Why is it Even a Problem?

It should be a non-issue, right? Newly-elected U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar from Minnesota’s fifth district wears a hijab. But, a 181 year-old ban on hats in in the U.S. House of Representatives impedes on her right to do so. So, why does the House have this ban? Why was such a seemingly silly ban enacted …

Retired Soldier Educates Americans About Islam

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina – Leaving army career in 2015, Jason Criss Howk found a new mission in life, i.e. explaining Islam to Americans. “It just hit me when I got out that Americans know nothing about Islam,” Howk told Fay Observer. The decision to educate Americans about Islam, Muslims and the Middle East started in …

4 Steps to More Effective Mosques

Beautiful Walls & Empty Halls? 4 Steps to More Effective Mosques

How can we create and maintain effective mosques? Muslims are the youngest religious demographic in the US. Yet, similar to other respective religious organizations, mosques today are not able to capture the fascination of the younger generation. Imam Mohamed Abutaleb addressed this issue during the 15th MAS-ICNA Convention. In this lecture, He maintains that the solution lies …

Qur’an Class Students Reach Out to Texas Muslim Community

SAN ANTONIO – Students from different faiths in Sajida Jalalzai’s class named ‘Introduction to the Qur’an’ have reached out to the Muslim community in San Antonio, Texas learning about the Holy Qur’an, religion, and spirituality, Trinitonian reported on November 29. “I do research that often focuses on ethnography and observing communities, and I wanted my …

Ruman Project: Group Thanks Muslim Women in Month of Giving Thanks

This season of gratitude and thanksgiving is always a wonderful time of year to reflect on everything you are thankful for We are often so used to giving thanks for the material items that we possess, or the things we find comfortable and familiar but it’s also important to be grateful for the people who …

'A Huge Blessing': Chicago Faiths Unite to Give Special Thanksgiving to Needy

CHICAGO – “Warm Wishes from Northwest Indiana Islamic Center, and First United Methodist Church, and New Day Community Church.” This is the message on the handmade greeting card designed for the needy during Thanksgiving, and the card  was signed by 3-year-old Muslim boy, Isaac Musleh with the help of Becky Chambers, a member of that …

Islamic Society Kids Prepare Thanksgiving Meals for Needy

PANAMA CITY — Since Monday, the children of Bay County Islamic Society (BCIS) in Florida, the US have been participating in preparing Thanksgiving meals to hand out to those in need, News Herald reported on November 21. “Handing out these Thanksgiving meals to poor people felt especially poignant to me in the wake of Hurricane …



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