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25 Sep, 2020

What Trump’s Top Pick for the Supreme Court Justice Seat Could Mean for Muslims

On the heels of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing comes Trump’s decision to immediately fill her seat in the Supreme Court This is a move that Clinton, who appointed Ginsburg in 1993, describes as “superficially hypocritical” citing the fact that Mitch McConnell blocked Obama’s nominee ten months before the election cycle.  As the Senate majority leader

16 Sep, 2020

Hossam Gamea Deconstructs the Racist Myth of Overpopulation

      We often, especially in the West, hear about the concept of overpopulation. Especially in a time like now, where severe consequences of climate change are apparent in the exacerbated wild fires across the West Coast, many are turning to question the amount of resource consumption and waste emission per population. Many have

19 Aug, 2020

Mohamad Habehh’s Khutba on Justice in Islam

    In September, the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center of Virginia hosted Mohamad Habehh, a renowned activist, for a Friday khutba on the topic of community building and learning from the examples of leaders and community members in the Quran. Hafidh Mohamad Habehh gave a sermon exploring the story of Talut and Jalut – and how with trust

19 Aug, 2020

Mohamed Magid on Cultural Competence in our Mosques

    In a lecture that has recently resurfaced Mohamed Magid speaks in discussion with Amam Ali, Habeeb Quadri, and Janaan Hashim with a crowd at the Islamic Society of North America on the topic of re-imagining the mosque for the youth. Many Islamic centers continually discuss ways to engage the youth in the community to draw

19 Aug, 2020

Hossam Gamea and Muslim Non-Profits During COVID-19

    As COVID-19 rages across the country and hits several Americans economically, many businesses find themselves in a bind to keep up their finances. In the wake of this fiasco non-profits especially suffer from a sector that already struggles with maintaining financial stability. While many depend on donations and fundraisers, that means that those

19 Aug, 2020

Imam Omar Suleiman’s Video Series on Prophet Ibrahim

    This week marks the ten blessed days of Dhul-Hijjah in the Islamic tradition in which Muslims undertake the holy pilgrimage of Hajj. Although the Hajj has been limited this year due to COVID, a number of online resources have emerged so there are still many ways for Muslims to reap the blessings of

24 Jul, 2020

USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal Speaks at ILC-NY 30th Anniversary Banquet

    The US Council of Muslim Organizations is a member organization of Majlis Ash-Shura, the Islamic Leadership Council of New York. ILC-NY’s 30th Anniversary Banquet brought together organizations and individuals that serve the Muslim community, for a night of reflection and fundraising.450 guest attendees were present at the Grand Prospect Hall in celebration of

24 Jul, 2020

Mohamad Habehh and Other Faith Leaders: United for Mental Health

    Cynthia Chazen of the Stigma Free Zone News of New Jersey reported on a recent initiative that brought together leaders from a variety of communities to discuss mental health. An event named “Interfaith Roundtable on Mental Health Awareness” was sponsored by the Pastoral Care Team, Central Unitarian Church in Paramus. Exhibitors discussed a


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