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Texas Muslims Celebrate Ramadan Despite Attacks

Despite falling victims to several attacks targeting their mosque recently, members of the North Austin Muslim Community Center in Texas celebrated their annual ‘Ramadan open house’ as usual on April 27, CBS Austin reported. “Instead of being insular and concerned only about our own faiths, we need to see that terrorist attacks all of us, …

Dallas Muslims Launch Hijab Billboard Campaign

DALLAS, Texas – Showing hijab as a sign of empowerment, a Muslim group from Dallas, Texas has launched a billboard campaign to inform people about hijab and counter misconceptions triggered by the political atmosphere, Texas Public Radio reported. “It’s very difficult at times for Muslim women to go out in public wearing a veil,” said …

Qur’an Class Students Reach Out to Texas Muslim Community

SAN ANTONIO – Students from different faiths in Sajida Jalalzai’s class named ‘Introduction to the Qur’an’ have reached out to the Muslim community in San Antonio, Texas learning about the Holy Qur’an, religion, and spirituality, Trinitonian reported on November 29. “I do research that often focuses on ethnography and observing communities, and I wanted my …

Texas University Museum Opens American Qur’an Exhibit

TEXAS – The Museum of Texas Tech University is currently hosting an exhibition named the “American Qur’an” by southern California painter Sandow Birk, Daily Toreador reported on November 4. “My project was inspired by traveling to the countries of the Islamic World and research on Islamic arts and manuscripts,” the artist informed. Taking over a …

Faith Leaders Unite to Support Vandalized Mosque

AUSTIN, Texas – Austin residents and faith leaders gathered outside the gates of a local mosque on Friday to show support to the Muslim community after the mosque was vandalized. “Any sort of hate crimes against any minority groups cannot be tolerated, and we will all stand together,” said the center’s imam, Islam Mossaad, Statesman …

Victoria Mosque Opens Doors to Thank Community

The Muslims  still remember how hundreds of Victoria residents visited the ruins of their burned mosque in a show of solidarity and unity. VICTORIA, Texas – One year and eight months after the destruction of the mosque in a fire, the members of the Victoria Islamic Center will open their doors next Saturday to celebrate …

America Muslims Meet in Houston for ISNA Convention

America Muslims Meet in Houston for ISNA Convention

HOUSTON – Muslims from across North America have started arriving in Houston, Texas, on Friday, August 31, to attend the opening day of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) 55th annual convention, one of the largest gatherings of its kind on the continent. This year’s  Convention themed, “In God We Trust,” brings together both …

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 …

Muslim Migrant Elected to a Texas City Council

EULESS, Texas – Salman Bhojani has been elected to the Euless City Council, Texas, triumphing over a conservative state lawmaker’s ugly campaign attacks on his religion and immigrant background. “There was an amazing outpouring of support from the community in Euless. That’s what I cherish,” Bhojani told the Dallas Observer. “There is so much diversity …

Muslim, Jewish Leaders 'Bring Peace' to Anti-Racism Forum

TEXAS – Muslim and Jewish religious leaders will be sharing their inspiring unity story in Vancouver this week at an anti-racism forum, to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. “Racism and hate crime, it seems to be prevalent these days,” Omar Rachid, a leader of the Victoria Islamic Center in Texas, told CBC …



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