Category: Community News

Local charity founder Najah Bazzy honored as a “CNN Hero” for contributions to serving humanity

Image result for najah bazzyThe local Arab American community is home to a large group of charities serving people of all races, religions and ethnicities; and one of the most well known is Zaman International, which purchased a new 40,500 square-foot building in Inkster in 2014 to continue scaling up its operations to serve more people.
The mission of the charity and its founder, Najah Bazzy, has always been to serve the less fortunate, especially marginalized women and children, not to achieve fame or recognition…..MORE: arabamericannews

MORE: CNN honors 10 men and women for making the world a better …more: CNN

Democrat becomes second Muslim elected to Virginia House

Image result for Ibraheem SamirahVirginia voters on Tuesday elected Ibraheem Samirah to fill a vacant seat in the state General Assembly, keeping the seat in Democratic hands.
Samirah, a Palestinian-American dentist, is now the second Muslim to be elected to the House of Delegates, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
Samirah beat Republican Gregg Nelson and independent Connie Hutchinson for the post, which was left vacant after Democrat Jennifer Boysko was elected to the state Senate in January….more:THEHILL

Did Minnesota Schools Make Arabic Classes Mandatory?

A site posing as satire often pushes racial rumors.
On June 25, 2019, the junk news site Taters Gonna Tate falsely reported that schools in Minnesota were teaching mandatory Arabic classes.

The story falsely claims that students must learn Arabic in order to graduate because, “After Obama allowed hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees to enter the USA and settle down in Minnesota, that state’s ethnic landscape changed radically.”…MORE: FACT

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: