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Colorado People's Love, Support Pour In on Vandalized Mosque - About Islam

Colorado People's Love, Support Pour In on Vandalized Mosque

The vandalism of the new welcome sign at the Islamic Centre of Grand Junction, Colorado, has prompted community to show support and start crowdfunding to repair the damaged sign, The Daily Sentinel reported. “The good outweighs the bad,” said Abdelghani Essaifi, who works at the mosque, also known as Two Rivers Mosque. The mosque unveiled …

Meet First Muslim Woman Elected to Nashville Office - About Islam

Meet First Muslim Woman Elected to Nashville Office

Zulfat Suara made history Thursday night after becoming the first Muslim elected to a Metro seat in Nashville, despite facing a lot of Islamophobic comments and threats, The Tennessean reported. “I had to tell myself if I don’t get on the council I’ll wake up tomorrow and continue to do what I do as an …

DC Mentoring Program Named After Late Muslim Leader - About Islam

DC Mentoring Program Named After Late Muslim Leader

A mentoring program in Washington DC has been named in honor of the late Amin Muslim, a highly regarded community advocate who worked to build a bridge between disaffected residents and DC officials and agencies, Washington Informer reported. The program, named Amin’s Angels, aims to pair DC adolescents and young adults with adults who exemplify …

This Muslim Engineer Rebuilt Pentagon 9/11 Crash Site as Chapel - About Islam

This Muslim Engineer Rebuilt Pentagon 9/11 Crash Site as Chapel

Muslim engineer Manal Ezzat still remembers the day she fled from the burning Pentagon building during the incidents of 9/11. Eighteen years after, the location of the crash is home to a chapel where all faiths pray peacefully, Washington Post reported. “There was a lot of emotion built into that effort,” Ezzat said, as she …

Oral History Project Fills Void for Muslims in Brooklyn - About Islam

Oral History Project Fills Void for Muslims in Brooklyn

Visiting the famous Brooklyn Historical Society archives, Nsenga Knight was shocked as she found nothing about Muslims in the centuries-old archive, The New York Times reported. “They’re missing a lot of stuff,” Knight, who was raised Muslim in the East Flatbush neighborhood, thought. “There were hardly any images of Muslims in their archives. They didn’t …

This Student Got into Harvard, And Now Finally Got into US - About Islam

This Student Got into Harvard, And Now Finally Got into US

A Palestinian student who was denied entry to the US last month when he arrived to attend Harvard has now been admitted, Los Angeles Times reported. “The last ten days have been difficult and anxiety-filled, but we are most grateful for the thousands of messages of support,” Ismail Ajjawi’s family said in a statement. Ajjawi, …

Beloved Austin Imam Passes Away - About Islam

Beloved Austin Imam Passes Away

Sheikh Mohamed-Umer Esmail, one of the most recognizable Muslim leaders in the Austin area, has passed away, according to the Islamic Center of Greater Austin. SheikhEsmail was known as a renowned Muslim imam, scholar, mufti, and interfaith advocate, “He was such a kind and humble person,” Yasmin Turk, a friend of Esmail, told The Statesman. …

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 …

Muslim Masculinity & Toxic Behaviors Discussed at ISNA 2019

Muslim Masculinity & Toxic Behaviors Discussed at ISNA 2019

Masculinity has been traditionally defined by characteristics of leadership, strength, an ability to provide and protect,as well as trustworthiness. Muslim masculinity is no different. However, when aiming to express their manhood, many Muslim men are faced with conflicting ideas about how to do that lest their very essence be labeled “toxic masculinity.” This topic was …

Group Releases Anti-Bullying Back-to-School Guide for Muslim Students - About Islam

Group Releases Anti-Bullying Back-to-School Guide for Muslim Students

Preparing Muslim students for schools, a local American Muslim civil rights group has released a new guide to help Muslim students know their rights and counter bullying, Maryland Matters reported. “Every child deserves to feel safe and supported in their learning environment, and that includes Muslim students,” Zainab Chaudry, Director of Maryland Outreach office of …



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