The lessons from a ‘historic’ Ramadan and Eid in New York

New York: Oral historian Zaheer Ali and his mother baked plenty of cakes and wrapped them all up. Then they walked around their neighborhood, dropping off parcels on doorsteps and ringing doorbells to let people know an Eid gift had arrived. When they were finished, they returned to self-isolating a

Moroccan scientist heads Trump’s team to develop a coronavirus vaccine

The administration of US President Donald Trump has appointed Moroccan-born Belgian-American scientist Moncef Mohamed Slaoui as chief scientist of the committee tasked to develop coronavirus vaccines and treatments. Slaoui’s selection was based on his impressive academic and professional recor

Michigan Muslims find new ways to celebrate Eid amid a pandemic

Eid al-Fitr in the US state of Michigan this year is going to be very different, said Mahmoud Al-Hadidi, a physician and chairman of the Michigan Muslim Community Council. There will be no mass prayers in the mosques, no communal breakfasts, no carnival and no evening parties. Even family gathering

Mosques in U.S. to Remain Closed Despite Order by Trump Who 'Launched the Muslim Ban'

The biggest Islamic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. has suggested there is a degree of irony in President Donald Trump deeming a mosque an "essential" place that should reopen, having once instigated a ban on Muslims entering the country. Some religious communities have greeted w

Ramadan Lights to pick Detroit area’s best-decorated homes

Detroit-area Muslims who’ve had to socially distance themselves from the more communal aspects of Ramadan because of the coronavirus pandemic are instead celebrating the holy month in lights. During last year’s iteration of Ramadan, in which worshippers fast daily from dawn through dusk

New York Muslims raise concerns about substandard Ramadan meals

Earlier this month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city would be delivering 500,000 free meals to Muslims during the month of Ramadan. "One of Ramadan's most noble callings is to feed the hungry," de Blasio said. Still, when Rima Begum opened the iftar meal she received from the

US prison denies some inmates from fasting during Ramadan, rights groups say

A number of Muslim prisoners in Virginia have been denied the right to fast during the holy month of Ramadan because prison management received "too many" requests, three rights groups said. Muslim Advocates, the Islamic Circle of North America's Council for Social Justice and the Virginia Prison J

A Muslim community in Michigan has come together with a Ramadan lights challenge

or Muslims around the world, the holy month of Ramadan looks a little different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Gone are the community gatherings for evening prayers, and nightly feasts to break fasts with friends and family.That's why the Muslim community in Dearborn, Michigan, deci

Muslims celebrate Ramadan by donating blood during coronavirus pandemic

Muslims have celebrated Ramadan by gathering at mosques for thousands of years, through peace and war time as well as during pandemics.During the coronavirus pandemic, large gatherings at mosques have been banned, although the buildings remain open for essential services. Now, the Ahmadiyya Muslim C

The #MuslimGirlArmy Enters the Roaring Twenties

It’s not surprising to me that Muslim Girl’s tenth year of existence happens to land on one of the most pivotal election years of our generation. I count it as one of many serendipitous and unreplicable junctures in our journey that affirm why we exist at this moment. If we wanted to me

Where to get COVID-19 (Corona Virus ) testing?

1. Enter your zip code to find the nearest COVID-19 test site at hsra's website below. 2. After reviewing locations & symptoms listed, call the center to discuss next steps with a triage nurse. 3. Only if recommended, go to the local clinic instead of crowd

*The American Arab and Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) endorses Senator Sanders for President*

Dearborn, MI (March 2nd, 2020): The American Arab and Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) would like to announce its endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Presidency. After deliberations between its executive committee, AMPAC believes that Senator Sanders is the best an

Muhammad, Aaliyah among most popular US baby names

WASHINGTON - As the number of Muslims living in the US continues to increase, the number of newborn babies named Muhammad and Aaliyah is on the rise. For the first time in America, the two traditionally Arab and Muslim names are now ranked among the top 10 baby names according to a study managed ev


On behalf of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce And Comerica Bank we want to thank everyone who attended the Business Builder Series with Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Robert Dye, Ph.D. for Comerica Bank. Dr. Dye provided a presentation on this past years economy and 2020. Providing i


The United States – Despite the obstacles it has faced to realize its dream of a veiled news anchor, Tahira Rahman has managed to overcome those obstacles to her dream of becoming the first veiled Muslim woman to appear on television in the United States. In her interview with Anatolia, Rahma

Thenationpress : Racist trolls targeted a Somali refugee’s campaign. She still managed to pull off a historic victory.

By Antonia Noori Farzan With just a week to go before the election, Safiya Khalid was in tears. She had spent the past six months knocking on hundreds of doors in Lewiston, Maine, the city where she arrived as a refugee more than a decade earlier, and where she hoped to be the first Somali immigran

The Yemeni-American Chamber of Commerce Celebrates the 6th Annual Dinner & Awards

The Yemeni American Chamber of Commerce was established in 2013 to support, promote and attract businesses for the purpose of advancing the Business community. Bandar Bawazir, the Chairman of the Yemeni American Chamber of Commerce delivered a welcome remarks in which he welcomed the attendees an

Detroit-area men who moved millions to Yemen spared prison

Detroit – A group of Detroit-area men opened bank accounts to move millions of dollars to Yemen, their war-torn native country. Their crime: They didn’t register as a money transfer business. Their luck: They drew a sympathetic judge. One by one, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn declined

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