Category: Community News

The star of the annual Muslim convention was a Jewish man from Brooklyn

Why calling Bernie Sanders a 'radical' is nonsenseThis Labor Day weekend, thousands of Muslim Americans descended on Houston, Texas, for the annual three-day Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention. This year’s ISNACON featured many well-known figures, such as Trevor Noah, who shared his story of growing up in South Africa and joked about the ups and downs of “The Daily Show.”

Noah wasn’t the only draw. Well-known Muslim Americans, including Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Women’s March organizer ….more CNN

Quran-Guided Funds Attract Non-Muslims

No photo description available.Amana Mutual Funds Trust builds products designed to appeal to Muslim investors, but the company says its funds have won a much broader following.

Amana, which is part of Saturna Capital, offers four mutual funds that follow Islamic finance principles. The two largest are the $1.4 billion Amana Income fund (AMANX),..more: WST

Muslim Community Support Services, Inc.

… The mission of MCSS is to help people in  New England who are in dire need. MCSS is an independent non-profit, tax exempt organization registered in Massachusetts.  Donations made to MCSS are tax deductible.  MCSS is 100% volunteer organization.

MCSS seeks, collects and distributes donations from our community …PLEASE PROVIDE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: if you are applying for assistance with Rent:  Copy of eviction notice from court or landlord or a letter from landlord with details of rent owed and for what months.  Copy of lease or rental agreement  Copy of..MORE:

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AMJA Resolutions on Contemporary Dawah Issues in non-Muslim Lands

AMJA OnlineWhat is meant by renewing the Dawah Message is freeing its content from any stain of extremism and harshness, renewing the manner in which Dawah is given to make it appropriate for the time and place of those being addressed, changing juristic conclusions when the causes have changed and distinguishing between a renewal that is approved by the Shareeah vis-a-vis a blameworthy distortion of the Shareeh…more:

Chapel Hill killer jailed for life for 2015 murder of Muslim students

Craig Hicks in court in 2015Craig Hicks fatally shot newlyweds Deah Barakat, 23, and Yusor Mohammad, 21, and Yusor’s 19-year-old sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill.
He pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and was given three life sentences.
Hicks was not charged with hate crimes, despite the victims’ families insisting they were targeted for their religion….more: BBC

Muslim Members Of Congress Host A Historic Iftar In The Capitol

On Monday evening, three Muslim members of Congress ― Reps. André Carson (D-Ind.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) ― hosted a historic iftar in the U.S. Capitol to recognize the holy month of Ramadan and honor the contributions of the Muslim American community. The gathering to break that day’s Ramadan fast was the first iftar….MORE:  huffpost

Imam Ramadan Message

As-Salaam ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatullah dear Community,
How many beloved has left this world and died,  and they do not have any more chances to fast?
How many are sick and ill  and cannot fast or stand   for prayer at night, even they wish and will?
You  and I are very lucky to reach Ramadan… very lucky indeed!
Therefore, may Allah make  you and me  grateful to  Allah, for allowing us to reach this blessed month.
Let’s thank Allah in our statements, actions, and especially our manners.
Allah says (which means): “Say, “In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy – in that let them rejoice; it is better than what they accumulate.”.
Ramadan Mubarak,
Imam Wissam Abdul-Baki,
Islamic Society.of W. MA