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Coffee table book reveals vibrant cultural heritage of China’s Muslim community

chinaIn her bright head scarves and long, flowy dresses, Yonghua Zheng is a recognisable figure around Sangpo in Henan province, central China. This is because Zheng is an imam – or Ahong – of an all-women mosque in the hamlet.

More amazingly, Zheng is not alone in the province; becoming a female Ahong is a 400-year-old custom in the province where Islam has taken root for over 1,000 years. In the Muslim quarter of Sangpo, there are said to be six women-only mosques while in nearby town Kaifeng, there are reportedly …more: star2

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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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

Hundreds Gathered in West Springfield, Islamic Society of Western MA, to Remember Victims of New Zealand Terrorist Mosque Attacks

Image may contain: one or more people, crowd and indoorWEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – Following news of the worst mass shooting in New Zealand history, locally, many will gather to hold a vigil to honor the lives lost. This interfaith gathering is being organized along with the local Muslim community. This is going to take place at the Islamic Society of Western Mass on Amostown Road. …more: westernmassnews

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Image result for condolences and Sympathies, ISLAMWe offer our deepest condolences  and sympathies to the victims of Texas church massacre and their families. Our thoughts are with you as well as with the emergency services and support crews.

Muslim Community of Western MA.

Interfaith prayer service held in Springfield to show solidarity with city’s immigrant community

 

A large crowd gathered Thursday night at the South Congregational Church in Springfield to partake in an interfaith prayer service, offering support and expressing solidarity with the city’s immigrant community.

The event comes on the heels of an announcement on June 16 that the church, along with five other congregations, will pursue the establishment of sanctuary spaces in their buildings for undocumented immigrants and families in danger of deportation….MORE: MASSLIVE.COM

Tennessee man who planned attack against Muslim community sentenced to 20 years in prison

Attorney Tahirah Amatul Wadud leads on this historic case:

The Muslims of America, Inc., heads to civil court, where our attorneys Tahirah Amatul-Wadud and Tahirah H. Clark will take up the case filed last March against Mr. Doggart in Binghamton, New York. The civil complaint charges Mr. Doggart with violation of 18 U.S. Code § 248, the “FACE” Act, which prohibits anyone, who by force or threat of force, or by physical obstruction intentionally injures, intimidates or interferes with or attempts to injure, intimidate or interfere with any person lawfully exercising or seeking to exercise the First Amendment right of religious freedom at a place of religious worship…more:

www.timesfreepress.com – Doggart Gets Almost 20 Years For Plot To Attack Islamic Community In New York. – more: http://www.tmoamerica.org/news/news-doggart-guilty/