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Penn Muslim Students Conclude Islamic Discovery Series

PENNSYLVANIA – Muslim students in Pennsylvania University have concluded a successful annual Islamic Discovery Series (IDS) as part of their efforts to encourage inner reflections and increase awareness of Muslim culture and practices. “The biggest thing that we try to get out of IDS is the idea that there is a lot of fear surrounding …

Muslims Come Together For Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts

FLORIDA – While still cleaning up from Hurricane Florence, a leading American Muslim relief group has kicked off new efforts to offer relief for those affected by Hurricane Michael which slammed into Florida earlier this week. “ICNA Relief’s Disaster Relief Services are prepared to respond to Hurricane Michael with our clean up and repair rig, …

George Clooney Defends Muslims, Criticizes Trump

NEW YORK – The worldwide famous Irish-American actor George Clooney has come out swinging at the American President Donald Trump and how he treats Muslims and other American minorities, Irish Central reported on October 13. Trump was dealing in fear, Clooney said during his speech at Variety Magazine’s “Power of Women” event in Los Angeles: …

Islamic Schools & Tuition Fees: US Muslim Parents Make Tough Choices

NEW YORK – Autumn marks a time when US Muslim students and their parents settle into the school year. Shifts into Fall studies are the result of careful preparation and some hard decision making by Muslim parents, who must assess and decide on optimal education options for their children. Some parents choose to send their …

‘FBI’ Muslim Agent Calls for Better TV Representation

NEW YORK – A new Muslim agent in the TV show ‘FBI’ has been hailed for his role perceived by many as a chance to change the negative portrayal of Muslims as terrorists in the media , as he also advocates for better representation of the religious minority. “They were very interested in me being …

'Ask a Muslim Anything' Tours New England

SEABROOK, New Hampshire – Touring New England to advocate for public awareness of Muslim culture, a Muslim photojournalist will hold his “Ask A Muslim Anything” conversation Thursday evening in Seabrook, New Hampshire. “It sort of has a life of its own now,” Robert Azzi, a Muslim photojournalist from Exeter, told Newburyport Daily News on Thursday, …

Mentally-ill Muslim Mother Inspires Aid for Other Patients

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – A mental illness can be a frustrating factor that ruins the life of the patient and his/her family. However, in light of the Islamic concept of ‘test from Allah’ or ‘ibtilaa’, a Pakistani Muslim family was inspired by their schizophrenic mother to create a charity initiative that helps others with mental …

Muslims Make Their Mark at New York Comic Con

NEW YORK – New York Comic Con is one of the world’s largest cultural convenings with attendance reaching up to 180,000 over the convention’s 3-days. The 2018 convention—held October 4th to 7th—brought over $100 million dollars in revenue into the New York City economy. This year, Muslims joined their fellow creatives to share their talents …

Muslim Group Counters Hate with “Meet-a-Muslim Monday” Series

Muslim Group Breaks Barriers with “Meet-a-Muslim Monday” Series

DALLAS, Texas – An American Muslim advocacy group has launched a new social media series that portrays American Muslims, hoping to counter rising Islamophobia. “I’m hoping that they will see Muslims as humans,” said John Janney, the executive director for the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, NBC DFW reported. The …

Zaid Shakir: People’s Imam and Scholar

BERKELEY, California – Imam Zaid Shakir is an American Muslim scholar and co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California. He converted to Islam while serving in the Air Force, after years of living in rough inner-city neighborhoods. Later, Shakir co-founded Islamic centers in Connecticut, where he joined with other community leaders in serving areas plagued …



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