Islam

Oklahoma governor welcomes Muslims to 'Day at the Capitol'

March 6, 2019
Oklahoma Muslims were surprised by an unexpected visitor on Monday at an annual advocacy gathering at the state Capitol. Gov. Kevin Stitt made an unscheduled visit to the 2019 "Muslim Day at the Capitol," becoming the first Oklahoma governor to greet Muslim participants in the event's five-year history. The day is designed to bring Muslims to the Capitol to...
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Muslim inmates sue over combined faith services in Arkansas prisons

March 6, 2019
Muslim prisoners in Arkansas have sued the state’s prison system for requiring them to attend a combined Friday prayer service with members of the Nation of Islam and Nation of Gods and Earths. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights advocacy group, filed the lawsuit Mar. 1 against the Arkansas Department of Correction on behalf of Tucker Maximum Security Unit inmates Gregory Houston Holt, Rodney Martin and Wayde Stewart. Though the three groups, which overlap in their histories a

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Massachusetts Gets Its First Hair Salon Designed For Muslim Women

February 27, 2019
For most people, going to a beauty salon and getting a haircut is routine. But for Muslim women in Massachusetts who cover their hair for religious reasons, it can be a real challenge. At a traditional hair salon, they risk men seeing them without their headscarves on. But that is now changing. Massachusetts’ first salon and spa established specifically for Muslim women opened on Monday. Shamso Ahmed is the woman behind the new business. She says she’s been dreaming about this since she was a young girl. At the age of 10, Shamso Ahmed fled the civil war in Somalia and arrived in Boston... Read more about Massachusetts Gets Its First Hair Salon Designed For Muslim Women

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