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Philbrook Museum Hosts Islamic Art Exhibit in Oklahoma

Under the title, ‘Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam through Time & Place’, Oklahoma’s most extensive exhibition on Islamic Art will be open for public on June 23 at Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Tulsa World reported on June 16. “The exhibition will represent more than 1,200 years of artistic creation, illustrating the great geographic …

Murderer of Three Chapel Hill Muslim Students Sentenced to Life

Four years on, the man who committed the  atrocities in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has been sentenced to life in prison, Time reported. The sentence has been criticized by the victims’ families. “It hurt a lot of feelings and it added to the false narrative,” Joe Cheshire, a prominent defense attorney who has been working with …

`Eid Celebrations: Long Island Muslims Focus on Joy and Growth

Muslims gathered at the Islamic Center of Mastic-Shirley [ICMS] for the annual `Eid prayer, marking the end of Ramadan. The prayer offers time to reflect on a month of fasting as well as a chance for attendees to enjoy each other’s company. The theme of the khutbah this year was seeking joy and growth. Imam …

With Dearborn Volunteers' Gifts, 'All Kids Will Have `Eid Joy'

A group of volunteers in Dearborn, Detroit, are making sure no kid is left without an `Eid this year, donating and collecting toy drive to give them the Muslim holiday joy, The Detroit News reported. “Our volunteers come together for one good cause and to see firsthand that poverty does exist in our community,” said …

Black Muslims Hold Iftars Across US, Seek a Break from Racism

Muslims gathered in New York on June 1 for one of many Black Muslims’ Ramadan iftar events taking place across the country, one year after events centering on Black Muslims iftar began in 2018 in Chicago. According to the website, creator Samira Abderahman founded Black Iftars, “to hold space that nurtures and heal those who …

Local Police Attend Masjid Iftar, Safety for Houses of Worship a Priority

On 5/30/19, Inspector Gerard Hardy and Deputy Inspector Bill Reed of the Suffolk County Police Department’s [SCPD] Seventh Precinct joined Muslims at the Islamic Center of Mastic-Shirley for one of the nightly iftars offered during Ramadan. The officers arrived at the time to break the day-long fast and delivered a talk after the Maghrib prayer. …

Indiana Muslims Feed Homeless in Ramadan

Coinciding with Ramadan and iftar meals, the Islamic Society of Michiana in Indiana State made room on the US Memorial Day to feed the needy of the ‘Center for Homeless in South Bend’, WNDU16 reported. “The holy Hijri month of Ramadan isn’t just about fasting, praying and worshiping, it’s about giving back to the community …

US Muslim Cops Find Themselves in Same Shift for First Time

For the first time in the American state of Minnesota, eight Muslim Somali-American police officers found themselves in one shift, without their American counterparts last weekend at the Metro Transit police, Kahawa Tungu reported. “We took calls, we took care of people just like we do every day and that to me was an amazing …

US Muslims and Christians Donate to Support ‘Soup Kitchen’

This is not about nationality, religion, race or gender. It is all just about collaborating to help needy Springfielders Different faith-based groups from and around Springfield city in Ohio came together this week to help people in the area through a biennial tradition of creating 500 bags with food and hygiene products to donate to …



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