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US Water Park Allows Burkinis for Muslim Women

After two years of campaigning to have their modest swimming attire allowed, Ruhee Kapadia and her 15-year-old daughter were pleased for the new policy of Echo Park Pool in New York which has lately allowed burkini for Muslim women, Huffington Post reported. “It was like a dream that day. It was just this moment of this …

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Faiths Unite to Support New Vermont Mosque

An Islamic center’s effort to expand has received support from their neighboring synagogue, helping them raise the required funds, MyNBC5 reported. “The mosques and the synagogues are under the same attacks. So, we’re happy to be right next to each other,” the Islamic Center of Vermont imam Islam Hassan said. “We’ve got each other’s back …

Franklin Young Students Explore History of Local Muslims

Thanks to John Hope Franklin Young Scholars summer program, middle, and high-schoolers in Durham, North Carolina have started uncovering and documenting the old and rich history of American Muslims in the Atlantic state, Today Duke reported. “I was triggered by a conversation with a faculty member, who enlightened me that up to 20% of enslaved …

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11-Year-Old US Muslim Girl Honored for Powerful Essay

A New York 11-year-old Muslim girl has been honored this week in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game after she wrote an essay describing the pain of growing up as a hijabi Muslim in the US, CBS News reported Wednesday. “Wearing a hijab, a head covering worn in public by some Muslim women is a …

US Muslim Student Groups Foster Community, Promote Activism

It was the year 1963 when the first Muslim Student Association (MSA) was founded at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a safe Decades later, MSAs have doubled in numbers, becoming an important safe haven for Muslim youth and activists to express themselves and their thoughts, Chicago Monitor reported. “Our MSA serves as an …

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With a Cup of Coffee, This Muslim Woman Counters Hate Head On

When Moina Shaiq started her “Meet a Muslim” events in 2016, she wanted to change wrong perceptions filled out by media. Three Years on, she still has hope of making a change, WFMZ News reported. “The research constantly says that some people have never met a Muslim,” she explained. “I wanted to be that person. …

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Contestants Vie for 2019 Miss Muslimah USA Crown

On July 18, fifteen young, inspiring, and ambitious Muslim women will be vying for the title of Miss Muslimah USA when the third annual pageant is held at Dearborn, Michigan’s Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Miss Muslimah Pageant USA was founded in 2016 and crowned its first pageant winner in 2017. The 2018 pageant’s winner is …

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Minnesota Program Offers Training to Muslim Chaplains

A new program seeking to certify Muslim chaplains has been launched in Minnesota, offering them the professional training typically required to serve in hospitals and other top jobs, Star Tribune reported. “I think this training is a good idea,” said Imam Abdillahi Mohamud, of the Omar Sabri Mosque and Islamic Center in Minneapolis, taking a …

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Muslim Saves Westhampton Beach Only Kosher Restaurant

Concerns about the future of the Long Island’s East End’s only kosher restaurant have evaporated, thanks to a Muslim restaurateur who bought the place and decided to keep it halal and kosher, Newsday reported. “It’s a dream come true,” Muslim restaurateur Rashid Sulehri said of the Beach Bakery in Westhampton. “Sons of Abraham can sit under …

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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 …



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