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A church to be repurposed as a mosque in Connecticut

A church to be repurposed as a mosque in Connecticut

Press Shia - The United Congregational Church said its Georgian-revival style building will be sold to the Bridgeport Islamic Cultural Center in May for $1 million. Press Shia - The two organizations will then partner to provide community services such as a soup kitchen and a shelter for the homeless.  According to the Journal, the United Congregational Church has its roots in the...

110,000 meals distributed to Razavi pilgrims during Safar’s last ten days

110,000 meals distributed to Razavi pilgrims during Safar’s last ten days

Press Shia - Deputy of Astan Quds Razavi’s custodian said, “Cooking capacity of the Razavi banquet hall increased more than five times during last ten days of Safar month (Lunar)”. Press Shia‌ - He also said, “Besides distributing blessed salt and rice among the religious groups, 110 thousand blessed meals were also distributed among the on-foot pilgrims of Imam Reza’s...

Islamic body warns of ‘distorted’ Quran apps

Islamic body warns of ‘distorted’ Quran apps

The organization cited missing letters in some words or mistakes in verses and punctuation in free Quran apps.Press Shia Agency - An international Islamic organization has warned of distorted applications of Quran, the Muslim holy book, for Android devices.    In a Sunday statement, the Holy Quran Memorization International Organization (HQMI) said it has received complaints about...

Islamic organization in Birmingham working for the marginalized

Islamic organization in Birmingham working for the marginalized

Press Shia - Saturday the Council on American Islamic Relations of Alabama (CAIR) held their first ever banquet. Press Shia - Guests and members say the Muslim faith is sometimes stigmatized in the U.S., and the organization helps protect the rights of Muslims across the nation from intolerance.   A violent knife attack late last month hospitalized eleven people at Ohio State...

Dallas-area Muslims pack survival kits for homeless to say 'you're not alone'

Dallas-area Muslims pack survival kits for homeless to say 'you're not alone'

Press Shia Agency - Muslim volunteers from across the area earned a round of applause and even a few "amens" from the homeless huddled inside a Dallas shelter Saturday. Press Shia Agency - Muslim volunteers from across the area earned a round of applause and even a few "amens" from the homeless huddled inside a Dallas shelter Saturday.   "We're Muslim, but we care...

Neighbors Show Support for Local Mosque In Sugar Land

Neighbors Show Support for Local Mosque In Sugar Land

Press Shia - With division and racial tension making headlines, some Houstonians are fighting back by working to unite with people of all walks of life. Press Shia Agency - With division and racial tension making headlines, some Houstonians are fighting back by working to unite with people of all walks of life.   Ligi Varghese helped organize a "Love Thy Neighbor" event at a...

Fresno Mosque Receives solidarity calls after hate attack

Fresno Mosque Receives solidarity calls after hate attack

Fresno Mosque says it has been inundated with calls of support after it received a threatening letter.Press Shia - Friday was a day of prayer and a show of solidarity for a Fresno mosque targeted by hate in recent days.   "Early this week, unfortunately, we got this hate letter that you all know about. Obviously this made a lot of us concerned and worried," said Seyed...

How one Texas man offered a message of hope to Muslim-Americans

How one Texas man offered a message of hope to Muslim-Americans

Press Shia Agency - A Texas man is spreading a message of solidarity with Muslim-Americans through a sign crafted in the colors of the American flag. Press Shia Agency - A Texas man is spreading a message of solidarity with Muslim-Americans through a sign crafted in the colors of the American flag.   “You belong. Stay strong. Be blessed. We are one America,” reads the...

The 4 essential facts about Islam you really need to know

The 4 essential facts about Islam you really need to know

Much of the rhetoric used to discuss Islam has left many Americans with the impression that Muslims are Public Enemy No. 1. Press Shia Agency - This was certainly true when President-elect Donald Trump told CNN's Anderson Cooper, "I think Islam hates us," in a televised interview in March. It was equally true when Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump's newly...

Azizah Magazine provides positive representation of Muslim-American women

Azizah Magazine provides positive representation of Muslim-American women

Tayyibah Taylor, Editor-in-Chief of Azizah Magazine, honored by Religious Freedom and Business Foundation for her interfaith work .Press Shia - Azizah Magazine isn’t named after its Chief Operations Officer, Azizah Kahera. But the name is no coincidence.    In the United States, women’s magazines sometimes boast common names of Western women, such as Marie Claire...