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Muslim Adults in Massachusetts

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Dr. Kimat Gul Khatak: We All belong to Allah and to Him we Shall Return

 Dr. Kimat Gul KhatakInna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raaji’oun: (We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return). We all belong to Allah and to Him we shall return. Surely, Allah takes what is His, and what He gives is His, and to all things He has appointed a time, so have patience and be rewarded.
It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of:
Dr. Kimat Gul Khatak
A well respected Cardiologist in the Area.
Dr. Khatak graduated from Liaquat Medical College, Jamshoro, Sindh in 1963 and completed his Cardiology fellowship from Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA in 1979.
An active leader in Islamic and civic organizations, one of the Founders and the First President of the Islamic Society of Western Mass.
He was also a trustee of APPNA (American Pakistani Physicians of North America.
Was a Past President and active member of Islamic Council of New England.
A very generous, friendly and Supportive person
May Allah forgive him, shower His Mercy on him and grant him a very peaceful abode in Jennah.
Make perfect his bereavement, and forgive her departed
Imam, Board and Members of Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts

China Targets Muslims With Increasingly Harsh Restrictions

السلطات الصينية أجبرت جميع المساجد تقريباً في نينغشيا ومقاطعة خنان الشرقية على إزالة القباب والحروف العربية Every household would burn their religious books in case they were searched. Shredders were sold out. People would flush the book ashes down the toilet, sometime clogging the pipes,” one Chinese Muslim publisher says of that era. “The persecution we are facing now is worse than that time.”…more: npr / trt

US Senators urge Facebook to address anti-Muslim bigotry

A letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg signed by 15 US senators called for more action to address anti-Muslim bigotry on the platform. Reuters15 US senators called for the platform to address violence and hate speech in a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook is failing to sufficiently address violence and hate speech against Muslim minorities and enforce anti-bigotry policies across its platform, 15 US senators said in a letter addressed to company CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday…more:thenationalnews

Muslim voters want more than ‘just a seat’ at the table from President-elect Joe Biden

Three people chat over coffeeIn the lead-up to the midterm election two years ago, Sara Deen noticed that many fellow Muslims in her South Bay community weren’t voters. Some didn’t understand the process. More lacked faith that their voice would matter, or had trouble navigating a ballot. She decided to prepare a voter guide and hand it out to friends and members of her mosque during Friday prayers. This year, she’s seen an increase in engagement from Muslim voters — friends and acquaintances alike. They…more:latimes