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NJ Muslim Hailed Hero After Defusing Street Fight

NEW JERSEY – A New Jersey Muslim man has been praised as inspirational for stepping in to stop two brawling teens engaged in a street fight, and this eventually led both young men to shaking hands in peace. “I’m a Muslim. I was raised by Muslim parents. That’s what we were taught in my house, always, growing up,” Ibn Ali Miller, 26, …

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Help Famine Victims in Yemen & Somalia

More than 23 million people are facing the risk of famine in Yemen and Somalia, according to figures by the United Nations. Aid agencies estimate that a total of 6.8 million people in Yemen are deemed to be in a state of emergency – one step from famine on the five-point integrated food security phase classification (IPC), the standard international measure.   …

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Islam to be Largest Religion by 2070: Report

LONDON – A new report by Pew Research Center analyzing demographic change over the coming decades has found that Muslims are expected to outnumber Christians by 2070, if the world population maintained it current growth rate. Analyzing the world’s major religions, the US-based center found that the world’s population of Muslims will grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and …

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Army makes history by putting Muslim in charge of 14,000 US soldiers’ spiritual needs

WASHINGTON: In January, Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz received the call every Army chaplain dreams of, the call that validates years of intense study and hard work toward keeping the U.S. military in good spiritual health. He was offered the job of chaplain for an entire division, an honor for anyone in his field but a milestone in his case. After …

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<100 days until Ramadan 2017

Although not especially distant, with fewer than 100 days until the arrival of Ramaḍān this year, there is still a significant amount of time before its appearance. As such, we must ask: is it already the topic of any conversation? If we are consistently reminded that from our many failings as an Ummah is our inability to plan and prepare adequately for …

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Meet the ‘silent sheikh’ who hasn’t spoken since 1990

More than 25 years ago, Sudanese Sheikh Bashir Mohammed Bashir decided to no longer talk and he’s been dubbed the silent sheikh since then. Bashir communicates with people by writing down what he wants to say on paper. He participates in conferences and appears on television interviews and also uses a pen and paper to communicate and answer questions. A …

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6 African Muslims Who Brought Islam To America

As a Muslim of West African origin living in the United States, my Muslim-ness is always contested by Europeans, Americans, and even clueless Africans. They ask me questions like: “Are you Muslim?” and “Were you born Muslim?” I get asked these questions a lot by Americans because Islam is something that was made to sound foreign to them. “I’ve never …

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Do You Know That US Liberty Statue Represented a Muslim Woman?

With the current debate in the US about refugees from the Muslim world, it would be interesting to highlight some little-known facts about Lady Liberty. It might be shocking to many to know that the statue itself was originally intended to represent a female Egyptian peasant as a Colossus of Rhodes for the Industrial Age. People are more familiar with the …

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Two Muslim Refugees Run for US Election

CALIFORNIA – As Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continues to flare anti-Muslim hatred in political circles, two Muslim refugees-turned politicians are giving the best response to bigotry by running in November election to represent and serve their community. The campaign received contributions from “Muslims across America I have never even met,” 27-year-old Afghan-American Ahmad Rafah, who is seeking a seat on …

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How to get rid of the gossip disease

Let’s face it, we live in a society that promotes, distributes, and thrives on gossip. It fuels our economy, provides us a seemingly endless supply of fodder for conversation, and can liven up even the most boring workplace—listen in on the crowd around your office water cooler next time they gather. Every single day there are endless and often up-to-the-minute …

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