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Ramadan: A centuries-old American tradition


This weekend marks the beginning of Ramadan. Nearly one-fourth of the world will observe the annual fast and eight million Muslims in the United States will abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset during the holy month. A gruelling task at any time of the year, Ramadan this year will be especially daunting during the long and hot ... Read More »

Obama to Muslims: ‘Ramadan Kareem’


U.S. President Barack Obama greets Muslims across the world on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, describing it as the time for self-reflection and devotion through prayer and fasting. “On behalf of the American people … I want to extend best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world. Ramadan Kareem,” the president said in a statement. ... Read More »

Canadian imam group warns Muslim youths that ‘no one should get involved in international wars’

Concerned about the number of Canadians leaving to join armed factions in Syria, imams from across the country have issued a statement warning Muslim youths against travelling abroad to fight in foreign conflicts. Drafted at a meeting two weeks ago, the decree issued by the Canadian Council of Imams says those who participate in overseas wars are breaking the laws ... Read More »

Ramadan To Start on Sunday in Most Muslim Countries


The holy month of Ramadan will start on Sunday in most Arab countries. The noon was not sighted in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Egypt, where they announced that the Ramadan would start on Sunday. Like every year, the non-sighting of the moon in most Arab countries will create confusion among Muslim living in Europe and ... Read More »

Woman Chairs US Largest Muslim Group


America’s largest Muslim advocacy group has picked Ohioan female Muslim lawyer Roula Allouch as its new acting national board chair replacing previous chair Omar Zaki who stepped down after two years in his post. “I would like thank Omar Zaki for his service to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and to the defense of civil rights for all Americans,” ... Read More »

Canada: Muslims cracking down on fake Halal food


Canada’s growing Halal food industry has made it an attractive target for fraud – something that leaders in Canada’s Muslim community hope to end. “Halal is really important to uphold a Muslim’s spirituality, the acceptance of our worship in the eyes of God is dependent on it, that we’re only consuming Halal,” says Omar Subedar, a Toronto-area imam who serves ... Read More »

Muslim Brotherhood has a ‘significant presence’ in Canada, says study urging probe into the groupMuslim Brotherhood has a ‘significant presence’ in Canada, says study urging probe into the group

The Muslim Brotherhood has established a “significant presence” in Canada, says a study released Tuesday that asks whether the government should follow the lead of the United Kingdom and launch an investigation into the group. Calling the Brotherhood the “antithesis” of Canadian laws and values, the study urged Ottawa to deny public support and charity status to organizations aligned with ... Read More »

The Muslim Brotherhood in Canada

The recent report titled The Muslim Brotherhood in North America began as an examination of extremist views spreading in Canada. The Muslim Brotherhood is perhaps the most effective of such organizations in Canada. We require a national level, intelligent discussion in Canada on the role of the Muslim Brotherhood and similar extremist groups. The federal government bears this responsibility. The ... Read More »

Islam in Canada

Most Canadian Muslims are foreign-born, with a growing percentage born in Canada. There are also presumably a small number of converts to Islam, although there is no available statistical data. The majority of Canadian Muslims – like most of Canada’s immigrant population – live in the province of Ontario; most have settled in the Greater Toronto Area. There are also ... Read More »

A celebration of Women’s History Month through Islam faith

The role of women in one of the world’s largest religions is being recognized. The Muslim Association of Greater Rockford hosted the 8th annual Women in Islam celebration today. The event included traditional meals served from a variety of countries throughout the Middle East including Egypt, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. Each table at the dinner had a different cultural theme ... Read More »