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Rockford-area Muslim families prepare for Ramadan

Rockford-area Muslim families prepare for Ramadan

Muslims fast for many reasons, including becoming more self-disciplined and spiritually stronger. Through fasting, one of the five pillars of Islam, they also build fellowship with other Muslims. Aisha Shaikh's earliest Ramadan memory is one of thankfulness. She remembers her first fast, around the age of 10. It lasted just a few hours, but she recalls the joy she felt when she broke the...

Muslims, part of American mix for long time

Muslims, part of American mix for long time

While the Muslims have witnessed a rising tide of Islamophobia in the United States during a presidential election year, a leading US publication carried out a feature about a nearly 100-year-old mosque in the state of North Dakota to underline that Muslims had been part of the American mix for a long time. While the Muslims have witnessed a rising tide of Islamophobia in the United States...

Muslim Americans gather to curb Islamophobia, dispel myths about faith

Muslim Americans gather to curb Islamophobia, dispel myths about faith

Nearly 25,000 people, including Ismael Essa, gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center for a three-day conference Nearly 25,000 people, including Ismael Essa, gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center for a three-day conference. "It's a lot of speakers and I can get some knowledge from great scholars all over the U.S., and to be good examples for Muslims, especially with these...