Dinner with the Islamic Society of North America

National Catholic Reporter writer Maureen Fiedler discuss an enlightening evening and discussion at an interfaith banquet sponsored by ISNA. She speaks about the conversations she had with various religious leaders and how their experiences have led to a symbiotic movement to promote and support religious freedom...

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ISNA Convention…Finding Muslim Soul Mates

Looking for Mr. and Mrs. Right, young Muslims are using the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) to search for their soul mates. “Our networks are not as strong as they once were,” Altaf Husain, an assistant professor of social work at Howard University and an ISNA trustee, told The Washington...

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The Future of Religious Minorities in the Muslim World

The treatment of minorities in Muslim majority nations was in the news once again recently with the appalling case of Rimsha Masih. Muslim scholars in Pakistan have called for the young girls release, and Muslims in the USA are not silent either. The issue of the present and future of religious minorities globally and...

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Where’s My Space to Pray in This Mosque?

By Hind Makki I’d like to share with you a story from the reign of Umar, the second Caliph of Islam (may God be pleased with him) which carries powerful lessons today. One of the wives of Umar bin Al-Khattab used to offer the Fajr and the Isha prayers in congregation in the Mosque. She was asked why she had come out for the...

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Muslim Americans and Christians Send Letter to Egypt Asking that New Constitution Ensure Equal Rights for All Egyptians

(RNS) Muslim and Coptic Christian leaders in the U.S. are calling on the Egyptian government to exclude any mentions of Islamic law or language that discriminates against minorities in its draft constitution. In an letter released Tuesday (Aug. 7), the leaders urge the constitution writers to “recognize the equality of...

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ISNA Supports Expanded Medicaid Coverage in States

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and 28 other national religious organization wrote letters to our nation’s governors and state legislators, encouraging them to support participation in the expanded Medicaid program authorized by the Affordable Care Act. This expanded program will provide many persons with...

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ISNA Offers Support After Mosque Burning in Missouri

ISNA was shocked and saddened to hear about the fire that destroyed the Islamic Society of Joplin’s mosque yesterday before dawn.  While the cause is still unknown, a less damaging fire at the mosque just one month ago was determined to be a result of arson.  The FBI continues to investigate that incident, and has...

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ISNA Offers Condolences After Tragic Shooting at Sikh Temple in Wisconsin

Washington, DC – August 6, 2012) The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is deeply saddened by news of a shooting yesterday at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who lost their lives and to those who are suffering from critical injuries.  Reports indicate that the...

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