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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 attacks in 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

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 Abdullahi was awarded the Sun Hero of the Year Award for his courage in saving Christian villagers from being lynched  by bandits in Plateau. The imam also received …

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

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, …

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 …

South Carolina Muslims Reflect on New Hijri Year

CHARLESTON – As the Islamic New Year approaches, many Muslims in Charleston, South Carolina, are using the occasion to pause and reflect on their faith and life. “Hijrah for us is not only that physical migration that took place 1,440 years ago,” Shamudeen, the imam of the Central Mosque of Charleston, told The Post & …



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