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Six Muslim Candidates Run for Hamtramck City Council

Six Muslim candidates will run next Tuesday for three seats in Hamtramck city council in Michigan, known as the US first-Muslim majority city. The six Muslim candidates are Nayeem Choudhury, Mohammed Alsomiri, Anam Miah, Abu Musa, Saad Almasmari and Mohammed Hassan, Arab American News reported. Hassan is a former councilman who ran for mayor a …

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Detroit Muslims, Jews Unite to Raise $26K for Asylum Seekers

Building on years of cooperation, Muslim and Jewish communities have come together to help asylum seekers at Mexican borders, raising funds to offer living essentials, Fox 2 Detroit reported. “We have a lot in common as American citizens from all faiths. Whether we practice our religion or uphold our Constitution, we have a lot in …

Hundreds Attend Michigan 9th Muslim Capitol Day

Hundreds of Muslims from across Michigan came together on Wednesday to celebrate the 9th Annual Michigan Muslim Capitol Day, WLNS.com reported. “We as Muslims, we’re not marginalized. We do have a voice,” Former Michigan Muslim Community Council (MMCC) Project Manager Anas Alkatib said. “We are all one. Whether we’re white, brown, black– what ties us …

Michigan University Starts Islamic Engagement Week

About 75 students attended the ‘Muslim Creatives Collect’ event which was hosted on April 1 by the Muslim Students’ Association at the University of Michigan. The event is the first program of the Islamic Engagement Week, which is an initiative aimed at highlighting the narratives, history, and culture of Muslims, Michigan Daily reports. “I heard …

Muslim Youth Reconnect with Community in Detroit Conf.

DEARBORN, Michigan – About 2000 residents from across Michigan, Ohio, and Canada came together on October 13 in a day-long event organized by the American Midwest Leadership Council (AMLC) in partnership with MY-ICD (Muslim Youth of the Islamic Center of Detroit) as well as several faith centers, civic leaders, and youth organizations. “We have over …

US Congress Gets Its First Female Muslim Member

MICHIGAN – Former Michigan state representative Rashida Tlaib will become the US’s first ever Muslim woman elected to Congress after winning the Democratic nomination to represent Michigan’s 13th district. Tlaib, a daughter of Palestinian immigrants, said Tuesday evening that her day had been filled with emotion and described it as “happy chaos,” Detroit News reported. …

Students Protect Muslims As They Pray in Michigan

A public Isha prayer held by the Muslim student association in the University of Michigan has turned into a show of support and unity, after hundreds of non-Muslim students made a big circle of protection around praying students.

US Muslim Teacher Spreads Better Understanding

Teaching US and world history for years, Sairah Ahmed has been working to spread better understanding of her faith among students, incorporating religion studies into her world history courses.

Michigan Muslim Students Celebrate Diversity

Muslim students in Michigan State University have come together in an event planned to celebrate their cultural diversity and clear misconceptions held by their colleagues about their faith.

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