Rohingya refugee family finds new home in Brantford

BRANTFORD — A Rohingya refugee family has found a new home in Brantford and has been receiving a helping hand from local groups. Anuwar Yosof and his family say they came to Canada to escape violence in their home country and to give their sons hope for a better future. “I’m very happy to be […]

Dr. Mohsin Ansari Elected as the President of ICNA

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— JAMAICA, New York (December 04, 2020) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) National Election Committee announced that Dr. Mohsin Ansari has been elected as the President of ICNA for the 2021-2022 term. Dr. Ansari has been associated with ICNA in different capacities for three decades and is currently the Vice […]

ICNA announces first Virtual Dawah Conference

(September 8, 2020) A global pandemic with hundreds of thousands dead, mass protests with innocent people killed on the streets, natural disasters from all sides, and the largest recession in almost a century with millions left unemployed.

Islamic charities scramble to raise money during Ramadan

By Emily Haynes Charitable giving is a fixture at prayers and community meals during Ramadan, but this year, Islamic nonprofits had to innovate quickly to reach donors as they sheltered in place throughout the holy month. Many Islamic charities rely on donations that come in during Ramadan to fund their work for the year.

The Impact of 9/11 on the Muslim Community

by Adem Carroll, The Message International   The September 11th terror attack had a complex emotional, social, and economic impact on the Muslim American community, and especially upon the extensive immigrant Arab, South Asian, and African Muslim populations of New York City.

Zakah: Understanding Divine Mercy

  By Sheikh Yusuf Islahi   Zakah is a well-known financial obligation in an Islamic society. It is obligatory on every mentally sound and financially strong adult who has money saved for one year. This extraordinary obligation is so important that it comes after the obligation of Salah (prayer). Without this, a person cannot be […]

My Heart Shook In New Zealand

By Dr. Mohsin Ansari   One would imagine that a person would be dead-tired and ready to crash in his bed after a grueling, 36-hour journey from Christchurch, New Zealand to Washington, DC. And I will admit, that was the way I felt.

Helping Hand and ICNA visit Christchurch, New Zealand

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—   NEW YORK, NY (March 20, 2019) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and Helping Hand for Relief and Development USA (HHRD) sent a delegation to Christchurch, New Zealand to personally deliver condolences to the families of the victims of the terrorist attack last week on behalf of the Muslim […]


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