2017/01/22
The people stood at each of the mosque's three entrances gripping posters coated with heart shapes and letters spelling phrases of support: "We are one." "We stand with you."They awaited those arriving for the afternoon prayer at the Muslim American Society Katy Center. As people streamed in, the group waved and handed them pins with more heart shapes."We just want to give love to our neighbors," they told those...
2017/01/21
Central Florida's Muslim leaders unveiled a new free clinic Friday that will serve the poor and uninsured of all backgrounds — a move they hope will help counter negative stereotypes about their faith.The facility, the American Muslim Community Centers Clinic in Longwood, will start seeing patients next week and initially will be open only on Fridays. But officials said it would grow to three days a week in a month...
2017/01/18
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Directory of Libraries of the Islamic World 2017-18" directory to their offering.This new edition of The Directory of Libraries of the Islamic World provide essential details on all libraries in the Islamic countries of Africa, the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and South East Asia including universities, public and special libraries and including the...
2017/01/16
The UK’s most northerly mosque will open its doors to the public next month as part of an event offering outsiders an insight into Islam.“VisitMyMosque Day”, promoted by the Muslim Council of Britain, aims to make mosques more accessible and to highlight their charitable work.The idea has been welcomed by the local MP as a positive step.City mosque founder Waheed Khan is optimistic the event will demonstrate “...
2017/01/15
A group of young Glasgow Muslims ushered in 2017 by giving back to their community, cleaning up the streets and giving out food and clothing to those who need it.Youths from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) Glasgow celebrated Hogmanay by handing out much-needed items to the homeless.And they were back up at the crack of dawn for communal prayers, followed by a big street clean, bin bags and brooms in...
2017/01/11
This year I stood in awe as Sadiq Khan triumphed over Zac Goldsmith in the contest for Mayor of London and as Mo Farah beat the field to become our most successful Olympic track and field athlete of all time. A point of pride for many, these should in theory cement 2016 as the year of success for many British Muslims, creating a profound sense of hope for the future. It is that hope that I try and cling to, as I...
2017/01/11
Ahmed Khalifa is winning recognition from the community after helping chase down a homeless man who slapped an Orthodox Jewish woman in the face on December 27.“It was a very hard slap, I almost could feel the slap. He was 6-foot-6, and a very big, big guy,” said the 17-year-old Muslim high school student, in describing the incident, in which homeless man Rayvon Jones hit the woman while she sat on the Q train,...
2017/01/05
DUBUQUE, Ia. — The group “Children of Abraham” was founded here six years ago by a Muslim, a Christian and a Jew.It's no joke. The grassroots organization has since built a mailing list of more than 200 people, with regular attendance among its monthly public conversations hovering around half as many.It sprang from what John Eby, an associate professor at Loras College who attends both Catholic and Presbyterian...
2017/01/05
Students at the University of Maryland have released a list of 64 demands in their effort make the campus more amenable to “marginalized student populations.”The project, known as ProtectUMD, is a collaborative effort between 25 student organizations at the University of Maryland, including Students for Justice in Palestine, Bisexuals at Maryland, and the Black Student Union.There are 64 demands across 8 subsets of...
2016/12/27
Romania could have its first female prime minister, an economist who is a member of the country's small Muslim community.On Thursday Romania's president postponed his expected nomination of a new prime minister of the EU's second-poorest country until after this weekend, saying further discussions were needed."In the coming days I will have talks and the designation will take place after Christmas," Klaus Iohannis...

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