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Illinois Muslims Host “Lunch With Your Neighbors” Event - About Islam

Illinois Muslims Host “Lunch With Your Neighbors” Event

With plenty of food, a bounce house for kids, informational booths and tours inside the center, Muslims in Peoria, Illinois were fully prepared for their guests on Saturday in a special event dubbed “Lunch with Your Neighbors”,Journal Star reported. “It’s just amazing that people get to see us in our daily routine,” said Abdul Khan, …

Racine Islamic Center Bears Witness to Black Muslim History - About Islam

Racine Islamic Center Bears Witness to Black Muslim History

Nabeeh El-Ameen takes his camera equipment, prepares it to tape the imam’s sermon at the Racine Islamic Center in Wisconsin, recites the prayer adhan and sits to listen to the Friday sermon. This is pretty much a weekly routine for El-Ameen, a Black American who converted to Islam 40 years ago. “I always thought I …

Ohio Islamic Center Lights up

Ohio Islamic Center Lights Up for Independence Day

The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo in Ohio has illuminated itself in the colors of the American flag to highlight Muslim Americans’ shared patriotism during the US Independence Day on July 4, Toledo Blade reports. “We decided to commemorate the celebration with the colored lights; red, white and blue that were installed last May during …

Chai Chats Break Barriers for Arizona Muslim Students - About Islam

Chai Chats Break Barriers for Arizona Muslim Students

TEMPE, Arizona – Muslim students at Arizona state university invite their colleagues from diverse backgrounds twice a month to their local Islamic center, sharing a cup of tea and a conversation, State Press reports on January 15. “We’ve had a lot of different people from different faiths drop by a few times, just because they …

This Toronto Mosque Engages Muslim Volunteers with Disabilities - About Islam

This Toronto Mosque Engages Muslim Volunteers with Disabilities

TORONTO – Living with Down syndrome, Aaliya Jaffer has never felt powerless, making her time busy by volunteering at As-Sadiq Islamic School with the grade 3 teacher and her students, Muslim Link reported on Monday, December 31. “I want to give back to the community,” the 22-year old recent high-school graduate said. Aaliya regularly attends …

Islamic Center Feeds the Hungry in New York City

Islamic Center Feeds the Hungry in New York City

The Albanian Islamic Cultural Center inStaten Island partnered with Project Hospitality to help feed the hungry by donating 1,000 pounds of goat meat. “A donation of this size means that we will be able to offer a great Halal option for those who are experiencing hunger who wish to honor their beliefs as well,” Trazy …

Decades On, New Mosque in Aberdeen Takes Major Step Forward - About Islam

Decades On, New Mosque in Aberdeen Takes Major Step Forward

ABERDEEN – After almost two decades, the Muslim community’s dream of havinga new mosque in Aberdeen, northwest Scotland, gets a big boost as the council’s city growth committee sanctioned a lease to the Aberdeen Islamic Charitable Trust (AICT). “The council has approved the terms of a lease for the site at the beach for the …

Connecticut Mosque Open Doors to Neighbors - About Islam

Connecticut Mosque Open Doors to Neighbors

NEW HAVEN – The New Haven Islamic Center in West Haven, Connecticut, has opened its doors for the first time on Saturday to neighbors as part of outreach programs to build alliances and create new friendships in the community. During the event, “Meet Your Muslim Neighbors”, non-Muslim women wore hijabs as per a request from …

Montreal Muslims, Christians Feed Homeless - About Islam

Montreal Muslims, Christians Feed Homeless

MONTREAL – On the third Saturday each month, members of Imani Community Center and St. George’s Anglican Church in Little Burgundy fill brown paper bags with homemade food, fruits, water, and drinks in a ‘Meals to the Street’ initiative to take care of homeless in Montreal. “Then the volunteers walk around the downtown core, handing …



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