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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

24 Jul, 2020

Hossam Gamea Leads First Halal Lunch Program in NYC

    Many Muslim youth in the United States grow up eating only halal food, and for the majority in public school, that means being limited to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and the few vegetarian options from school lunches. In New York, 38% of public-school students are Jewish and Muslim, and measures have been

15 Jul, 2020

HLF5 – Mufid Abdulqader

MLFA Outreach Director Ayman Taleb (left) seen here with Mufid Abdulqader News Alert: Motion filed for Mufid Abdulqader (HLF5) Last Thursday, July 9, 2020, Mr. Charles Swift, Director of the MLFA-funded Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America (CLCMA) filed an Emergency Motion For Compassionate Release on behalf of Br. Mufid Abdulqader, one

08 Jul, 2020

Hossam Gamea Condemns Christchurch

  Over 5,000 people of various religious and ethnic backgrounds attended the United Against Islamophobia rally in Times Square, NY in support of the victims of the Christchurch shootings which occurred in New Zealand a little over a week ago. The rally was organized by several Muslim led organizations, including Majlis Ash-Shura Islamic Leadership Council of New

08 Jul, 2020

AMP Associate Director Taher Herzallah to Speak at FOSNA

  American Muslims for Palestine recently endorsed the Countering CUFI: Invest in Justice campaign by Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA). FOSNA is a non-profit, tax-exempt Christian ecumenical organization seeking justice and peace in the Holy Land through nonviolence advocacy and education. Graylan Hagnler, Allison Tanner, and others are listed to speak at this virtual event. Taher Herzallah,

08 Jul, 2020

Mohamad Habehh: Palestinian Americans in Solidarity with Black America

  On June 17th, 2020, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) launched their monthly webinar series #LetsTalkBLM, featuring prominent Black leaders and activists sharing their life experiences and socio-political perspectives. This series also explores practical solutions to building a “just and anti-racist society.” AMP, among other Palestinian organizations, has demonstrated a commitment to educating its constituents

08 Jul, 2020

The Smithsonian Features Mohamed Magid in Quranic Treasures Exhibit

  The Smithsonian held an exhibit “in recognition of one of the world’s extraordinary collections of Qur’ans.” This was the first of its kind in the United States, and it featured manuscripts from Herat to Istanbul. While shedding light on the  physical beauty of these Qurans, in calligraphy and book style, the exhibit also featured


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