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Philadelphia Muslims Leave for Hajj

PHILADELPHIA – A few days before hajj starts, a group of forty-eight local Muslims from Philadelphia, US, have embarked on their journey, on Tuesday, to the holy city of Makkah to perform annual hajj. “The invitation is from God to make Hajj,” Salima Suswell, a first-time Hajj pilgrim, told The Philadelphia Tribune. “It’s very much …

US Muslims Going For Hajj

MashAllah! Here are a group of US Muslims about to embark on the journey of a lifetime! May Allah accept their Hajj and may he bless us all with this journey!

Meet Imam Joshua, Duke University's Muslim Chaplain

DURHAM – As a hip-hop artist and US Air Force veteran, Joshua Salaam is not a  typical Muslim chaplain for Duke University students in North Carolina. “After working with youth for a decade, I became familiar with chaplaincy and starting studying chaplaincy at Hartford Seminary and thought this is what the Muslim community needed,” Salaam …

Keith Ellison Wins Minnesota Attorney General Primary

MINNEAPOLIS – US Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison has won the Democratic primary election for Minnesota attorney general on Tuesday night, and so he will be the party’s nominee in November. “We had a very unexpected event at the end of this campaign that happened,” Ellison told supporters at Nomad World Pub in Minneapolis, Star Tribune reported. …

Ilhan Omar Wins Primary, Gets Closer to Congress

MINNESOTA – America’s first Somali-American legislator, Ilhan Omar (D), won the Minnesota Democratic primary on Tuesday night, becoming more likely to make history as one of the first Muslim women in Congress. “We started this campaign to prove people are ready and willing to fight for an America that works for all of us. To …

US Teen Creates First All-Girl Muslim Robotics Team

SAN BERNARDINO — Proving that Islamophobic bullying can’t break her spirit, a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Chino Hills, California created a free science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program for Muslim girls aged between 10 and 14. “My goal is loftier than just winning robotics awards,” Zaina Siyed, creator of FemSTEM Robotics Scholarship Program, explained to …

G. Willow Wilson: Muslim Superhero Highlighter

WASHINGTON – Her first graphic novel, Cairo (Vertigo, 2007) has been listed as a top graphic novel for teens by the American Library Association and the School Library Journal. Her comic series Air was also nominated for the Eisner Award, and her first novel, Alif the Unseen, won the 2013 World Fantasy Award. However, the …

Picnic Unites Omaha Muslims, Jews, Christians

OMAHA – Fostering mutual understanding, respect and friendship, people of all faiths gathered at the Tri-Faith Picnic at Omaha’s multifaith campus Sunday, sharing food and talk. “I think it binds people here,” said Nizam Qassem, a member of the mosque that the American Muslim Institute opened on the campus in 2017, Omaha.com reported. “Wherever there …

Hajj Made Easier for Women, Thanks to This Los Angeles Group

LOS ANGELES – Maryum Ali, a Los Angeles social worker and the eldest child of the late Muhammad Ali, is going to hajj this year, thanks to help from a group of Muslim women. “‘It’s not going to be perfect; there (are) 2 million, 3 million people there,’” Ali, who received $500 financial support from …

Unearthing History of Islam in New York

NEW YORK – Living in one of the largest ethnically divided cities in the world, Katherine Merriman has been working to unearth the centuries-old history of Islam in New York, through her Muslim history tour in the metropolitan city. “The response to the tour has been overwhelmingly positive. It attracts people of all ages, of …



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