Tuesday , 20 March 2018

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Jimmy Carter to headline Muslim conference


Former President Jimmy Carter is slated to deliver keynote address this weekend at the annual conference of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), one of the nation’s largest Muslim organizations. Carter will talk about “the historic need for religious communities to mobilize against discrimination and violence that is directed toward girls and women throughout the world,” according to the ... Read More »

Canadian Muslim Leader Fast Against ISIL


CAIRO – A leading Calgary Muslim leader has started a hunger strike in a bid to spread awareness about Muslims’ condemnations for the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) after the brutal beheading of the US journalist James Foley. “Their view of Islam and the Qur’an is absolutely 180 degrees different from what most Muslims believe,” Calgary ... Read More »

Jimmy Carter Keynoting Muslim Convention in Detroit


Carter’s speech will be at the 51st annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America, the nation’s largest Muslim group. The convention is being held Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 at the Cobo Center in Detroit. The speech comes amid turmoil in the Middle East, after conflicts with Israel and Hamas and the violence by the Islamic State terror ... Read More »

Muslim Ummah at ISNA Convention’s Heart


As tens of thousands of North American Muslims prepare to attend the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the organizers of the huge gathering have planned a rich program that focuses on the issues touching the wider Muslim ummah across the globe. In the program published on ISNA website, Muslims who are in the heart of ... Read More »

Top Muslim groups and leaders condemn ISIS

Muslim groups and leaders from across the world, including those from the US, have strongly condemned the barbarism unleashed by the Islamic State, also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS, describing the extremist outfit’s behaviour as “un-Islamic”. “We strongly condemn this gruesome and barbaric killing as a violation of Islamic beliefs and of universally-accepted international norms ... Read More »

CAIR-CA Marks Milestone with 10th Annual Muslim Youth Leadership Conference at State Capitol


Beginning today, the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will hold its 10th annual Muslim Youth Leadership Program (MYLP) in Sacramento. WHEN: Thursday, August 7 – Sunday, August 10 Senate Floor Session: Saturday, August 10 at 3:30 p.m. WHERE: State Capitol, Sacramento, California CONTACT: CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra, 916.441.6269, belkarra@cair.com This annual conference brings together 45 ... Read More »

Thousands of Ahmadi Muslims gather in Saskatoon


Thousands of followers of a minority Muslim sect are gathered at a weekend convention in Saskatoon. Known as Ahmadi Muslims, they believe a 19th century Indian mystic is the messiah. The 35th Jalsa Salana Western Canada of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama is expected to draw about 3,000 delegates from across the west. Lal Malik Lal Malik is in Saskatoon for the ... Read More »

The fuss over Justin Trudeau’s Park Ex mosque visit is unwarranted and disturbing


There are more than 1 million Muslims living in Canada today. Is the community supposed to know what each and every one of them is up to, at any given time? Of course not; the question is both preposterous and offensive. And yet Canada’s governing party, encouraged by cheerleaders at Sun News, want Canadians to believe that Liberal leader Justin ... Read More »

For Muslims in New York, Observing Ramadan Is a Blend of Rituals Far and Near


On a sweltering afternoon, Mohab A. Sewilam worked at his 40th Street lunch cart, serving hot dogs and gyros in the thick of the Times Square crowds. Finished cooking, he handed a hot dog to a waiting customer. But he had not eaten lunch himself this day, or for the previous two weeks. Like many of New York City’s estimated ... Read More »

Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr


Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Islam uses a lunar calendar—that is, each month begins with the sighting of the new moon. Because the lunar calendar is about 11 days shorter than the solar calendar used elsewhere, Islamic holidays “move” each year. In 2014, Ramadan begins at sundown on June 28th. For more than a billion Muslims ... Read More »