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Minnesota Police Officers Host Ramadan Iftar for Muslims

ST. PAUL – In a nice gesture to strengthen bond between its staff and the Muslim community, the police department of St. Paul in Minnesota hosted a Ramadan Iftar for its officers and 50 members of the Muslim community at the Western District station on June 12. “Mahmud Kanyare, the executive director of the non-profit …

New Fund Streamlines American Muslims' Donation

HOUSTON – In Ramadan, many Muslims strive not only to abstain from food and water, but they also look for ways to increase their philanthropic giving. The American Muslim Fund offers them a convenient tool to do just that. Muhi Khwaja is a co-founder of American Muslim Fund, and he explained how the organization works. …

Owning Gun While Muslim American

WASHINGTON – A small but growing number of American Muslims are buying guns as they worry about their safety at a time when hate crimes against Muslims have soared to their highest levels since the aftermath of 9/11 attacks. “I don’t get looked like as a normal person who’s just trying to protect themselves,” said …

US Teen Wins World’s Most Prestigious Qur’an Contest

MINNEAPOLIS — An American Muslim student from South Minneapolis has won the world’s largest and most prestigious Qur’an memorization competition. “All Minnesotans should be proud of the accomplishments of Burhan, who represented our state and our nation at this International Quran Competition,” said Jaylani Hussein, Executive Director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on …

This Is How Minnesota Muslim Students Handle Ramadan Fasting

MINNESOTA – Minnesota Muslim students are fasting, studying, praying and giving charity as they observe the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. It started in North America on Wednesday, May 16. This CBS Local report shows how do Minnesota classrooms handle students who fast during the holiday? …

American Muslim Investors to Donate $5.6 Million to Charity

VIRGINIA – A Virginia-based faith-based registered investment advisor announced Wednesday that its Muslim clients are expected to donate approximately $5.6 million to charity during the holy month of Ramadan. “We are once again proud to help our clients fulfill their religious obligations and are gratified to facilitate the donation of more than $5.6 million to those …

First Somali-American Muslim Lawmaker Runs For Congress

MINNESOTA – State Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL-Minneapolis) has filed her candidacy for Keith Ellison’s seat in Congress Tuesday afternoon, just hours before the deadline. “Officially filed to be on the ballot for US Congress to represent #MN05. I look forward to carrying on Congressman Keith Ellison’s legacy. We have hard fights ahead and I look …

US Muslims Share Ramadan in Baltimore

MARYLAND – The Council on American-Islamic Relations held its Sharing Ramadan campaign event Saturday in Baltimore. Members of CAIR and other volunteers spent part of their day filling bags with food that will be given out to people who are less fortunate. “Ramadan is a month for giving and sharing,” CAIR said on Facebook. “In …

Muslim Group Hosts "Not Trump's Iftar" Outside White House

WASHINGTON, DC – A leading American Muslim group will host a “NOT Trump’s Iftar” fast-breaking meal (iftar) outside the White House in partnership with other civil rights organizations on Wednesday. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) said it “has witnessed an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups …

Victoria Mosque Hosts Unitarians Church Service

“You can use this place as long as you want – as many Sundays as you wish. When you’re finished, just turn out the lights.” VICTORIA, Texas – Members of the Victoria Islamic Center opened their doors last Sunday to the congregation of a neighboring church to perform their weekly services after their place of …



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