Islam

Muslims Provide Food, Clothing and Health Screenings at Annual Humanitarian Day

September 30, 2007

Author: Bradley Olson

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.muslim30sep30,0,618611.story

Mallory Terry, who lives on a Northwest Baltimore block in Upton where half the rowhouses are vacant, wasn't expecting to see a throng of people collecting food and clothing outside the Ul-Haqq mosque when she took her two sons for a walk yesterday.

After pausing briefly to ask if the bonanza was...

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Muslims Help Needy Seattleites on Ramadan

September 29, 2007

Author: LINDA BRILL

Source: King5.com

http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/NW_092907WAB_muslim_humanitarian_KS.121b42a16.html

SEATTLE - Local Muslims surprised homeless men and women on the streets of Seattle with gifts Saturday.

The act of charity was part of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and part of Muslim Humanitarian Day, which is celebrated in many other cities.

In the Muslim...

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Imam Killed in Southern Russia after Speaking out against Islamic Militants

September 29, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AOL News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/imam-killed-in-southern-russia-after/n20070929121509990006

Gunmen killed an imam on his way to morning prayers in a restive southern region Saturday, a day after [he] spoke out against Islamic extremists, police said.

Nurmagomed Gadzhimagomedov was shot by attackers in a car while walking...

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Chaplain's Calling Helps Muslims

September 29, 2007

Author: Rich Barlow

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/09/29/chaplains_calling_helps_muslims/

After three decades in the military, the ivory tower is a new deployment for Shareda Hosein, Tufts University's first female Muslim chaplain. Yet the campus culture wars, while nonlethal, can be nasty.

Interning as an adviser to the university's Muslim Student Association before...

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Imam Talal Eid - The World is His Mosque

September 29, 2007

Author: LANE LAMBERT

Source: The Patriot Ledger

http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2007/09/25/news/news01.txt

There he was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at a lavish reception marking the nation’s 50th anniversary of independence. Britain’s Prince Andrew was seated to his right, Australia’s ambassador to his left, and Brunei’s foreign minister across the table.

‘‘And they were asking me...

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Feds Sue Prison Over Head Scarf Ban

September 28, 2007

Source: CNN

Wire Service: AP

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/apwire/D8RUHDT80.htm

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Prison officials violated workplace discrimination laws when they fired a Muslim nurse who insisted on wearing a head scarf on the job, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged Thursday.

The agency charged in a lawsuit that The Geo Group Inc., a private company that operates the Delaware...

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Peace Diplomacy and Interfaith Dialog Highlight Worldwide Iftar

September 28, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Manilla Times

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2007/sept/28/yehey/moro/20070928moro1.html

World leaders are celebrating Ramadan with the Muslim ummah by tendering iftar—the evening meal for breaking the daily fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Several are also pursuing interfaith dialog and peace diplomacy as they break bread. The United Nations, through its secretary general...

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S. Calif. Imams Use Friday Sermons to Condemn Terror

September 27, 2007

Source: CAIR Press Release

http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=23244&&name=n&&currPage=1&&Active=1

(LOS ANGELES, CA, 9/27/07) – On September 28, imams (prayer leaders) of a number of Southern California’s largest mosques will denounce terrorism during their Friday “khutbas,” or sermons. The imams will reiterate the need for Muslims in America and abroad to stand on the side of justice and peace, and...

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Muslim Students Learn to Fight Stereotypes

September 27, 2007

Author: Stephanie Gehring

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/news/576901,092707citizenship.article

Standing in front of Muslim high school students, Ahmed Rehab asked the girls at Universal School in Bridgeview what non-Muslims might think when they see them at the shopping mall in their hijabs, or headscarves.

"Terrorists, crazy, oppressed," the students shouted.

"Where did they get those...

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2 Patriot Act Provisions Ruled Unlawful

September 27, 2007

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/09/26/ap/national/main3302830.shtml

(AP) A federal judge issued a stern rebuke of a key White House antiterror law, striking down as unconstitutional two pillars of the USA Patriot Act.

U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken ruled Wednesday that using the act to authorize secret searches and wiretapping to gather criminal evidence _ instead of...

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Hindu Idols to Be Removed From Police Stations

September 26, 2007

Author: Shahid Raza Burney

Source: Arab News

http://arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=101729&d=26&m=9&y=2007&pix=world.jpg&category=World

With an eye to the mid-2009 state elections, the Democratic Front (DF) government in Maharashtra — made up of an alliance between the Congress and Nationalist Congress parties — has directed police to remove Hindu religious idols and pictures from police...

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Ramadan Dinner Teaches, Reaches into Community

September 26, 2007

Author: Stephanie Gehring

Source: Sun-Times

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/news/574271,092607Ramadan.article

Each time Mary Jane Schneider attends the Mosque Foundation of Bridgeview's annual Ramadan Community Dinner, she learns something different.

The teacher aide at Simmons Middle School joined other staff members from Ridgeland School District 122 at Tuesday night's iftar.

"(The district is) so multicultural; we...

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A Muslim Astronaut's Dilemma: How to Face Mecca From Space

September 26, 2007

Author: Patrick Di Justo

Source: Wired

http://www.wired.com/science/space/news/2007/09/mecca_in_orbit

Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor of Malaysia, a crew member on the 16th mission for the International Space Station, gives thumbs-up near the Soyuz-TMA capsule before the final test outside Moscow on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007. Photo: Associated Press / Mikhail Metzel

Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor has a problem. Two problems. The first is that...

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