Islam

Muslim Swimmers Qualify for Olympic Trials

August 8, 2003

Source: Muslim Journal

On August 8, 2003 the Muslim Journal reported that "Mujahid El-Amin, a 16-year old swimming 'wunderkind' for the City of Atlanta's Dolphins Swim team qualified in early July, 2003, at the Georgia State Swimming Championships for the 2004 Olympic Trials... Mujahid joins fellow team member and fellow Muslim, Sabir Muhammad II, who already qualified for the Trials in the 50 and 100 meter freestyle at the Janet Evan Invitation Meet held in Los Angeles, Calif., two weeks earlier. Sabir, the first African American to hold an American...

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First Chaplain of Islamic Faith Appointed to Washington, D.C. Police Department

August 8, 2003

Source: Muslim Journal

On August 8, 2003 the Muslim Journal reported that "on Thurs., June 26, 2003, Imam Yusuf Saleem, Resident Imam of Masjid Muhammad in Washington, D.C. was sworn in as the first Chaplain of the Islamic Faith in the Washington, D.C. Police Department... As a Police Chaplain, Imam Saleem will be called to respond to critical incidents that happen in Washington, D.C., such as loss of life or property. Other responsibilities, of this volunteer only position, include leading the prayer to open and close major events, visiting hospitalized...

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Imam W. Deen Mohammed Speaks at the Apollo Theatre

August 8, 2003

Source: Muslim Journal

On August 8, 2003 the Muslim Journal reported that Imam W. Deen Mohammed spoke on June 21, 2003 at the Apollo theater in Harlem, N.Y. to over 3,000 people. Imam Mohammed addressed the topic "'New Africa: A New Mind, A New Life, A New Beginning for Black People in America.'"

Editorial: Japanese Americans Sympathize With Discrimination Against Muslims

August 7, 2003

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/08/07/DD297141.DTL

On August 7, 2003 columnist Annie Nakao of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote about the solidarity found between Japanese Americans and Muslims in America after Sept. 11: "The catalyst for this friendship was Sept. 11, 2001, the day terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center and changed America forever. In a single stroke, they also laid bare the...

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Update: Two Teens Charged in College Park Cross-Burning Incident

August 7, 2003

Source: Gazette

http://www.gazette.net/200332/princegeorgescty/county/171755-1.html

On August 7, 2003 the Gazette reported that "Islamic community members said they would like to see the two juveniles charged in connection with the cross burning outside of a Muslim school and mosque rehabilitated... Public Safety officials announced Friday that fire investigators had arrested two teenagers the previous night. Prince George's County Fire Chief Ronald...

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Islamic Center of Charlotte

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 4 September 2003.

Phone: 704-537-9399
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Activities and Schedule

The center is open for people to come and offer the six traditional prayers: Fajr, Shuruq, Dhor, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha. All of the times during which Muslims should offer these prayers are published on the Islamic Center website and given out in pamphlets. The men of the community offer their prayers on Friday nights. The...
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Ash Shaheed Islamic Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 5 December 2013.

Phone: 704-394-6579
Email: secretary@ashshaheed.com
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Activities and Schedule

- Jumah: 1:30 P.M. Friday
- Arabic Class (Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced): Wednesday 7 P.M.
- Sisters' Class: Every other Tuesday at 6:30 P.M.
- Brothers' Class: Every Saturday at Fajur Prayer
- Taleem: Every Sunday at 1:30 P.M.
- Sunday School: 12 P.M.

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Masjid Ali Shah Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 2 September 2003.

Phone: 704-377-9010

Activities and Schedule

Jumu'ah Prayer: Friday 1 P.M.
Taleem Service: Sunday 1 P.M.
Islamic Studies: Sunday 12 P.M.
Beginning Arab: Wednesday 6:30 P.M.
The mosque was founded by Ali Shah. The center was once a doctor's office, and the Muslims built a small room on the back of the office for them to have a service. Years later, the...
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Update: Indian Immigrant Family Attacked in New York

August 5, 2003

Source: CAIR

On August 5, 2003 CAIR issued a press release stating that "the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned an attack on a Sikh family in New York that was apparently motivated by religious or ethnic bias. The Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group said preventing bias-motivated attacks must be a 'top priority' for American political and religious leaders... According to media reports, three men attacked the family - a married couple and a relative - when they were returning to their Queens, N.Y., home...

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Editorial: Adopting Islam to Life in America

August 4, 2003

Source: Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0804/p09s01-coop.html

On August 4, 2003 the Christian Science Monitor printed an editorial by Ahmed Nassef stating that a "gulf between the highly conservative nature of most Muslim American institutions and the liberal views of many Muslims born and raised in America is reflected in issues such as the role of women and literalist readings of religious texts. It has sown the seeds for a progressive Muslim...

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Religious Program Provides Peace and Calm for Ohio State Prison

August 4, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/6453310.htm

On August 4, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "inmates at the [Ohio] state prison here say calm has replaced rampant drugs and violence since the arrival of a new warden seven years ago... As well as starting more education and job training programs at Marion Correctional Institution, Warden Christine Money has drawn national attention for programs that allow inmates greater freedom to exercise...

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Update: Cross-Burning at College Park Mosque Angers Community

August 3, 2003

Source: Middle East Times

http://metimes.com/2K3/issue2003-31/opin/time_to_preach.htm

On August 3, 2003 Middle East Times reported that "flaming cross shoved into the ground and set alight frightened students and teachers of Al Huda, a small Muslim school in College Park, Maryland, USA last week. Also in July, two Pakistani students were shot dead in the same county in an apparent hate crime... Worried at the larger implications of such attacks, Christian,...

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Immigrant Children Learning about their Roots in Church

August 3, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A15588-2003Aug2?language=printer

On August 3, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "many non-Christian immigrants are keeping their religions alive in America by looking to an unlikely place: church. In some cases, such as the Chinmaya Mission, stories and songs might be infused with Christian teachings and concepts. In other examples from Buddhist temples to Sikh gurdwaras,...

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