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Toledo Imam Brings Youthful Passion to Mosques - About Islam

Toledo Imam Brings Youthful Passion to Mosques

As a Millennial who grew up in Orlando, Fla., and who is currently wrapping up a graduate degree in Claremont, Calif., imam Ahmed Deeb is not the traditional imam you expect to meet in mosques, Toledo Blade reported. “I think if someone is speaking to you in your own language, in your own style, with …

Beloved Austin Imam Passes Away - About Islam

Beloved Austin Imam Passes Away

Sheikh Mohamed-Umer Esmail, one of the most recognizable Muslim leaders in the Austin area, has passed away, according to the Islamic Center of Greater Austin. SheikhEsmail was known as a renowned Muslim imam, scholar, mufti, and interfaith advocate, “He was such a kind and humble person,” Yasmin Turk, a friend of Esmail, told The Statesman. …

imam, pastor Spread peace

From Enemies to Friends: Imam, Pastor Unite to Spread Peace Worldwide

Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Christian Pastor James Wuye have travelled to more than 60 countries to teach people about learning to love your enemy. 25 Years ago, Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye never imagined they could be friends, hugging, smiling and laughing together, Stuff reported Tuesday. Wuye said he “hated Muslims with a …

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US Award for Nigerian Imam Who Saved 300 Christians

The US has conferred the 1st ‘International Religious Freedom Award’ on an 84-year-old Nigerian imam who selflessly risked his own life to shelter and protect Christians during June 2018 attacksin Nghar Yelwa village, central Nigeria. “Imam Abubakar Abdullahi selflessly risked his own life to save members of another religious community, who would have likely been …

As Ramadan Finishes Make Duaa for Your Mosque's Hafidh

As Ramadan Finishes Make Duaa for Your Mosque's Hafidh

One of the most difficult jobs in the month of Ramadan is, perhaps without a doubt, the job of the hafidh (one who has memorized the Quran). These are the men who led our congregations in our daily and nightly prayers. The stress they faced is inconceivable to many of us. However, at times we …

Albany Muslim Students Search for Imam Chaplain - About Islam

Albany Muslim Students Search for Imam Chaplain

ALBANY — With the new semester starting this week at the University at Albany, US, the Muslim Students Association is searching for an imam to join the Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish chaplains at the university’s Interfaith Center, Times Union reported. “Just to have someone to support you and be able to help you when you …

Muslim Imam Named Hero of the Year by Nigerian Newspaper

SUN Awards: Muslim Imam Named Hero of the Year

A Nigerian Muslim imam has been honored by The Sun newspaper, Nigeria, for saving hundreds of Christians during an attack in the central Plateau State last year. Imam Abubakar Abdullahiwas awarded the Sun Hero of the Year Award for his courage in saving Christian villagers from being lynchedby bandits in Plateau. The imam also received …

US Mosques Struggle to Find Qualified Imams - About Islam

US Mosques Struggle to Find Qualified Imams

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Finding the right imam or religious leader is becoming a mission impossible for many US Muslim communities, seeking someone who can lead prayers, work with young people, and lead the community, The Columbus Dispatch reported. “What we found was because there is a shortage of candidates who are qualified and appropriate for …

Coexistence is Strength - An Imam, A Pastor & A Dream

Coexistence is Strength - An Imam, A Pastor & A Dream

I’ve worked with Andy and other faith leaders for the last few years on various social issues through faith forward Dallas. And I had just spoken at his church the Sunday before the election. The email read: “Omar I’m here for you. I believe in your work and I…

In Remembrance of Oxford’s First Imam - About Islam

In Remembrance of Oxford’s First Imam

CAMBRIDGE – One of Cambridge Muslim College (CMC)’s most respected supporters, Shaykh Ahmed Bullock, 94, passed away on October 25, the official Facebook page of CMC reported. Bullock was born in 1924 and studied at Pembroke College, Cambridge, the UK. He converted to Islam after World War II and became the first imam of Oxford, …



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