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Four imams are accused of ‘trying to convert Muslims’

Four imam leaders have been accused of “trying” to convert the Muslim community and of “wanting to change the way Muslims behave” by “releasing their views”, according to a complaint lodged with the Public Prosecution Service (PPS).Four imams – Suleyman Muhammad, Rafi Al-Mubarak, Farah Al-Nuraimi and Hoda al-Qadri – are accused by the Crown Prosecution

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Montreal Canadiens get help for bridgeview bridgeview

CHICAGO — Montreal Canadiens defenseman Max Pacioretty said Wednesday the team is working on a solution to a bridgeview intersection in the city’s downtown core.The intersection, which is under construction and has been criticized for its impact on pedestrians, will be under reconstruction by the end of next season.Paciortty said that after an investigation he’ll

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Why I was at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh mosque

NEW YORK — When I arrived at the New York Islamic Center on Thursday afternoon, it was a familiar sight.The familiar face was a group of young men wearing long black head scarves, and in their hands they held a sign that read “Allah.”I arrived about 5:30 p.m.The sign had been hung on a wall

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Palestinian cleric, who died in Gaza, was killed in Gaza

At least 20 Palestinians have been killed in two attacks on mosques in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian security sources said Saturday.The first attack was in the Jerusalem area.Two other attacks were reported in the northern West Bank city of Nablus.The two attacks took place in the vicinity of the Fatah mosque in the southern

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Mosque religion of Ohio mosque’s founder: Religion of peace

The religion of the mosque’s founding founder is based on the teachings of the Qur’an and the teachings and practice of the early Muslim community of Medina, according to a church-affiliated nonprofit.“There’s a lot of things that we take for granted in this world that are not the same for people today,” said Masroor Ahmad,

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When you don’t know your place in America

On a hot summer day, I walked into a makeshift mosque in Harlem’s Upper East Side, with a crowd of people, mostly young men in traditional clothing and wearing a hijab.They were chanting “Allah Akbar!”— the Islamic call to prayer — and waving a rainbow flag, which they had brought from Canada.The rainbow flag has

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How to build a mosque with only $100 in your pocket

I was a little confused when I started this project.The only mosque I had built before was a small one that had been built in the late 1970s in a rural village near my home in northern Sydney, but the community was only interested in the mosque’s roof.It was an old-fashioned structure with a roof

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How to celebrate your Muslim heritage in NYC

New York City has become a hotbed for Muslims, but the city has a much smaller number of mosques than other major US cities.The New York Islamic Center is one of the few that does.It has a membership of about 2,000 people.But the Islamic center has been under fire for years, and now its members