Islam

Burial Site for Muslim Community

February 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/7910426.stm

A dedicated Muslim burial area has been introduced for the first time in a Dorset town.

The burial area, in Kinson cemetery, Bournemouth, will help to meet the religious customs of the Muslim community, the borough council said.

Bournemouth's cemeteries were laid from 1878 to 1938 and in line with Christian traditions, meaning a Muslim...

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Islam's Gift to South Los Angeles

February 25, 2009

Author: Yusuf Khan

Source: The Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/x-2721-Islamic-Examiner~y2009m2d25-Islams-gift-to-south-Los-Angeles

"If you want to see what Muslim-Americans truly represent, go to the UMMA Community Clinic and you will see it there." - Rep. Maxine Waters, Democrat-CA

A few short years ago, a handful of aspiring physicians who were also members of the Muslim Student Association at...

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Muslim Students Given Prayer Space

February 25, 2009

Author: Allison Rudd

Source: Otago Daily Times

http://www.odt.co.nz/on-campus/university-otago/44945/muslim-students-given-prayer-space

Their new prayer spaces might be small and austere, but the 200-300 Muslim students at the University of Otago do not mind. They are just pleased to have been given a private place to say their daily prayers after more than six years of asking.

Muslims must pray five...

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Muslim Group Invites FBI Director to Mosque

February 24, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://wcco.com/local/fbi.mosque.invite.2.942680.html

A Muslim advocacy group is inviting FBI Director Robert Mueller to an open house at a controversial Minneapolis mosque.

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations made the public invitation on Tuesday to the dinner on Wednesday at the Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center.

The invitation comes a day...

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Religion: Covering Gives Testimony to Muslim Faith

February 24, 2009

Author: Carla Hinton

Source: NewsOK

http://newsok.com/scarf-exposes-norman-womans-beliefs/article/3348046

Lobna Hewedi welcomes questions about her hijab, a traditional head scarf worn by Muslim women.

The hijab serves as a symbol of her Muslim faith and an entry point for interfaith dialogue when people at fuel stations and grocery store checkout lines stare at the Norman woman’s apparel.

"My feeling is...

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New Group In Muslim Police Drive

February 24, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/7908099.stm

Thames Valley Police have encouraged a drive to employ Muslim officers by creating a dedicated association.

The force's Muslim Police Association has been formed to support its Muslim officers.

PC Raja Yousaf, the head of the association, said the group will "help to cultivate a better understanding of Islam and Muslim culture"....

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Survey Reveals Mosque Insights

February 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7904593.stm

The average mosque in England and Wales attracts 400 attendees at Friday prayer meetings, while providing a range of community services, a survey has found.

The survey of 255 mosques also revealed that on average they had an estimated annual income of £233,452.

Most - 83% - had been established more than 10 years ago, it found.

Many of the...

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Gruesome Killing Poses Another Test for US Muslims

February 21, 2009

Author: Eric Gorski

Source: MSNBC

Wire Service: AP

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29321257/

The crime was so brutal, shocking and rife with the worst possible stereotypes about their faith that some U.S. Muslims thought the initial reports were a hoax.

The harsh reality of what happened in an affluent suburb of Buffalo, New York — the beheading of 37-year-old Aasiya Hassan and arrest of her estranged husband in the...

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American Muslims Call to Action to End Domestic Violence

February 20, 2009

Author: Fedwa Wazwaz

Source: The Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/yourvoices/39903162.html?elr=KArks:DCiUMEaPc:UiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

On Thursday February 12, 2009 - Aasiya Zubair Hassan, a 37 year old mother of four, was found decapitated in Buffalo, New York by her husband.

Today is the national event: American Muslims Call to Action to End Domestic Violence.

American Muslims are making a...

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More Understanding Of Islam Is Needed, Lecturers Tell MSU Crowd

February 19, 2009

Author: Anne Pettinger

Source: MSU News Service

http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=6840

The executive director of a California-based council on American and Islamic relations told hundreds of people gathered at Montana State University Wednesday night that Muslims are a very diverse group of people and simply cannot be categorized in any one way.

Muslims are "as diverse as America," said Hussam Ayloush, executive...

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SF Campaign Aims to Educate City About Muslims

February 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: KCBS

http://www.kcbs.com/pages/3884837.php?

It's a group that brings an important contribution to the city's culture, but many in society know very little about American Muslims. The goal of a new campaign in San Francisco is to change that, by opening the lines of communication.

After 9/11, and with U.S. troops engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan, misconceptions and stereotypes persist about Muslims and their religion.
...

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Two New Podcasts Created to Increase Understanding About Islam

February 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PRWeb

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/02/prweb2101734.htm

The Voices and Visions Project provides resources for individuals who wish to tackle the complexities of Islam and create an interfaith dialogue within their communities.

Through the two podcasts, Crash Course in Islam and Muslim Voices, the project brings together balanced viewpoints and various voices within and outside of Islam to supply straight...

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Clinton Says U.S. Seeks Unity With Muslim World

February 18, 2009

Author: Glenn Kessler

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/17/AR2009021700957.html?hpid=topnews

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that the Obama administration will make "a concerted effort" to restore the image of the United States in the Islamic world and will seek to "enlist the help of Muslims around the world against the...

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