Islam

Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=694

On this seventh anniversary of 9/11, the Muslim Public Affairs Council pauses to solemnly remember and honor the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the ghastly attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Each year, Americans turn their eyes to Ground Zero, where our nation's leaders join the survivors and families of those killed in the...

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Muslims Taking Stock of their Faith Amid Sept. 11 Anniversary

September 11, 2008

Author: Antonio Olivo

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-911-muslim-11-sep11,0,291983.story

Like many of his faith, Yousif Marei has been feeling particularly emotional about being a Muslim these days.

For one thing, the holy month of Ramadan is in full swing. It's a time when Muslims worldwide take stock of their spiritual selves, fasting from sunrise to sunset as they...

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Op-Ed: "American Muslims Seven Years After 9/11" By: Abdus Sattar Ghazali

September 11, 2008

Author: Abdus Sattar Ghazali

Source: OEN

http://www.opednews.com/articles/American-Muslims-seven-yea-by-Abdus-Sattar-Ghaza-080911-29.html

Seven years after 9/11, Muslims in America remained at the receiving end with assault on their civil rights and their faith in the name of “war on terror.” Muslims are the prime targets of the post 9/11 reconfiguration of American laws, policies, and...

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Muslim Cop Argues for Right to Wear Head Scarf

September 10, 2008

Author: Jeff Diamant

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=16455

Just weeks after joining the Philadelphia Police Department in 1995, Kimberlie Webb converted to Islam and sought permission to wear a head scarf on the job.

Her supervisors continually rejected her request over the years. Last year, a federal district court backed their decision. Webb appealed, and the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard...

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On the Seventh Anniversary of 9/11

September 10, 2008

Author: Khalid Saeed

Source: American Muslim Voice

http://www.amuslimvoice.org/index.html

We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to those who have been affected by 9/11. Tomorrow will mark the 7th anniversary of that senseless act of violence. It has been a difficult time for all of us. We stand divided as a nation and that tragedy has created a culture of fear, anger and hatred. We need to replace it with a culture of hope, love and peace. We need to come...

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Hindus Helping Fasting Muslims in Bihar Camps

September 8, 2008

Author: Imran Kha

Source: Arab News

http://arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=113994&d=8&m=9&y=2008&pix=world.jpg&category=World

Setting an example of communal harmony in relief camps in flood-hit Bihar, Hindus are helping Muslims keep Ramadan fast by sharing their meager resources. “What is interesting to note that Hindus are helping Muslims to keep fast by providing whatever possible in relief...

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Islamic Center of Rockland Opens Mosque

September 8, 2008

Author: Ben Rubin

Source: The Journal News

http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008809080340

After taking part in afternoon prayers, Mohsin Ahmed stood outside the Islamic Center of Rockland's new mosque yesterday as a crowd gathered at the front of the building.

"It's like breathtaking, because we've been talking about a mosque and we finally have one," said Mohsin, a 16-year-old from Nanuet. "So it's amazing."
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BBC Favours Muslims, Complain Hindus and Sikhs

September 8, 2008

Author: Ben Farmer

Source: BBC News

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/2703863/BBC-favours-Muslims-complain-Hindus-and-Sikhs.html

Sikh and Hindu leaders complained the BBC made a disproportionate number of programmes about Islam at the expense of other faiths.

Sikh and Hindu leaders have complained that a disproportionate number of programmes have been made about...

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Anger Over 'Ramadan' Trial Delay

September 7, 2008

Author: Hugh Schofield

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7602540.stm

A row has broken out in France after a court postponed a trial, apparently because it was to take place during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

Critics say the decision is a breach of France's strict separation of religion and state.

The trial of seven men for armed robbery was due to start on 16 September in Rennes.

But last week the...

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Muslims Weigh Health Woes, Desire to Fast

September 6, 2008

Author: Robert Mitchum

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.kentucky.com/211/story/515058.html

For Muslims like Nadia Aslam, the tradition of fasting from dawn to dusk during the lunar month of Ramadan is a treasured experience of sacrifice and spiritual resolve.

"There's a different feeling in Ramadan. I just feel closer to God," Aslam said.

But when she entered Ramadan seven months pregnant in 2006, she faced the difficult decision...

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US Mega-Mosques: Muslim Tradition With US Convenience

September 4, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iwdyQC6MERQnQ8h18T9sCnU1SN-Q

As Islam makes inroads in the United States, American Muslims are setting up mega-mosques that combine religious tradition with typical American convenience.

Modelled on the huge, non-Catholic churches that offer their congregations of at least 2,000 members several different sites for worship, US mega-mosques have become a...

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Howard's Muslim Foundation Has 'Best' Food Drive

September 4, 2008

Author: Mike Santa Rita

Source: Columbia Flier

http://www.explorehoward.com/community/11329/howards-muslim-foundation-has-best-food-drive/

The Howard County Muslim Foundation donated 5,000 pounds of nonperishable food products to the Howard County Food Bank Aug. 24 following its seventh annual food drive.

"This is perhaps the best year that we've had ... not only in terms of the turnout but also the...

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Mosque Draws Faithful of Many Backgrounds

September 4, 2008

Author: Sachi Fujimori

Source: The Record Online

http://www.northjersey.com/news/northernnj/Mosque_draws_faithful_of_many_backgrounds.html

Masjid Al-Nur Islamic Center is a mosque in a second-floor walk-up on Washington Street in Paterson. Its neighbors include a butcher shop, a fish market and a poultry store with white hens in stacked cages.

The mosque attracts Muslims who are black, Lebanese,...

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East African Workers Tell Swift to Let Them Adhere to Ramadan Schedule

September 4, 2008

Author: Nate Miller

Source: The Tribune

http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20080904/NEWS/109049995/1001

Muslim workers, mainly from East Africa, and their employers, JBS Swift, appear to have reached at least a short-term compromise allowing some shift workers to observe the holy month of Ramadan after a brief show of strength from the workers Wednesday outside the Swift plant in north Greeley.

As part of the religion,...

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