Muslim groups raise money to help Florida shooting victims, families

,
SHAFAQNA- Three Islamic groups rallied together under The South Florida Muslim Federation, Inc. banner to launch an online crowd funding site. They said the money would be given to an education fund to help those caught up in the “tragic…

A Protest Against Anti-Muslim Plano City Council Member

, ,
SHAFAQNA- A Plano City Council member is under fire after posting a video to Facebook calling on President Donald Trump to "ban Islam in American schools." The video, posted Tuesday night by Tom Harrison, first elected to an at-large spot…

Rise in hate crimes against Muslims and other communities in US

, ,
SHAFAQNA- A year after President Donald Trump’s election, there has been a substantial increase in hate violence against Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Middle Eastern, and Arab communities in the US, a report said on Friday. Between November 9,…

Six links between America and the Muslim world

,
SHAFAQNA - This January, U.S. President Donald Trump completed his first year in the White House, one of the toughest for American Muslims. As Islamophobia continues to rise in America, we think that it’s time to remind ourselves of the age-old…

Muslims, Christians in Calgary mark anniversary of Quebec mosque shooting

,
SHAFAQNA - Nearly one year since a mass shooting left six dead and dozens more injured in a Quebec City mosque, members of Calgary’s Muslim and Christian communities joined together for a multi-faith prayer service Sunday evening in a show…

US diplomat quits Rohingya advisory board in protest

,
SHAFAQNA - Bill Richardson, a US diplomat and long-time friend of Myanmar leader Aung Suu Kyi, has resigned from a panel formed to advise on the Rohingya crisis, where over 700,000 have fled and thousands of others murdered[1] by government…

Trump's 'Muslim Ban' one year on

,
SHAFAQNA-One year after putting pen to paper on the Oval Office desk, US President Donald Trump has so far failed to achieve the promise he made during his election campaign of a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States". But…

US politician questions freedom of religion for Muslims

SHAFAQNA - A prospective candidate in South Dakota's U.S. House race is questioning the application of religious freedom to Muslims. The freedom of religion has been constitutionally guaranteed to Americans for 227…

Hundreds rally in besieged Gaza over Trump’s cut of funding to UNRWA

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets in the blockaded Gaza Strip after the U.S. administration decided to suspend millions of dollars in aid for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Activists…

New Muslim fellowship connects civic-minded students with city councillors

, ,
SHAFAQNA - A pioneering diversity initiative at City Hall will pair 13 interns with city councillors and the mayor’s office to work as aides, starting today. The Muslim Youth Fellowship was organized by two leaders of the Urban Alliance…

Muslim girl suffers vicious attack in Canada

,
SHAFAQNA - Toronto police are investigating an attack on an 11-year-old girl whose hijab headcovering was repeatedly cut on her way to school on Friday, heightening pressure on Canadian governments to take further action against attacks on…

Mohamed Among Top Baby Names in U.S. City

,
SHAFAQNA- The St. Cloud Hospital in Minnesota’s announcement that ‘Mohamed’ came third in the city’s most popular baby names list has triggered a wave of hate comments, while Muslims celebrated the city’s growing diversity. “Our…

Islamic center of Boston shelters homeless in winter

,
SHAFAQNA - The Islamic center of Boston, Wayland, Massachusetts has opened its doors to welcome homeless people suffering cold weather in the streets. The initiative, reported by wcvb.com, comes as several organizations are stepping up to…

Serving hot tea for love of Imam Hussain in Ottawa

,
SHAFAQNA - Who is Hussain (WIH) - Ottawa, capital of Canada, volunteers warmed the hands and hearts of their fellow Canadians on December 27, 2017 by handing out cups of Hot Chocolate to passerby’s in cold Downtown Ottawa.  

Group Raises $150K in a Week for Heroic Mosque Shooting Survivor

,
SHAFAQNA - Canadians are opening their wallets to help a man who took seven bullets and lost the use of his legs trying to protect others during the Quebec City mosque shooting nearly a year ago. As of Tuesday, the Canadian-Muslim non-profit…

Islamophobia under Donald Trump

,
SHAFAQNA - Muslims in America are more vulnerable to bigotry and Islamophobia as a result of Donald Trump’s behaviour and actions than they were after the 9/11 attacks, according to a leading Muslim activist. As the country approaches…

In the age of Trump, a Muslim’s Christmas Message

,
SHAFAQNA - Not long ago, President Trump retweeted anti-Islam propaganda videos from a far right British hate group - Britain First - to millions of his followers. The videos were meant to promote fear of Muslims around the world. One particular…

US Nat’l Quran Contest Slated for December 27

SHAFAQNA - The 7th edition of a national Quran competition in the US will be held in Chicago on December 27-29. Only US citizens or those holding US Green Card can compete at the Quranic event. Registration for the contest opened in August…

America: Muslims help with church's homeless over Christmas

,
SHAFAQNA - When a group of Oak Lawn Christians mentioned they needed a hand, a group of Bridgeview Muslims offered theirs. With Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday this year, Steve Hoerger, pastor of Salem United Church of Christ, had a dilemma. Like…

What Makes Muslim Ban 3.0 So Dangerous

SHAFAQNA - The Supreme Court's decision to let the indefinite ban go forward will certainly embolden Trump and his hardline supporters. Two years ago this December, Donald Trump issued his now infamous statement: “Donald J. Trump is…

Thousands protest Jerusalem decision in Washington

,
SHAFAQNA - Thousands gathered near by the White House on Saturday to protest President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel. The nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organizations, Council…

Michigan Muslim Student Association Hosts Islam Awareness Week

,
SHAFAQNA - In the wake of escalating tension and prejudice throughout the US, Michigan State University’s Muslim Student Association hosted an Islam Awareness Week to promote understanding of the religion to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Anti-Muslim…

Donald Trump Has Never Stopped Lying About Muslims

,
SHAFAQNA - It’s been just over two years since then-candidate Donald Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” It’s not quite 11 months since his administration first announced the institution…

Islam in America: Norfolk Mosque Brings Community Together

SHAFAQNA -  Hosting regular holiday dinners and informal chats over coffee, a Norfolk mosque has succeeded in creating friendship between the Muslim community and their neighbors, in their mission to educate the wider community about Islam. “It’s…

Protesters in NYC rally to denounce Trump's decision over al-Quds

,
SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of people have held a demonstration in New York to condemn US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel. The protesters descended on Times Square on Friday night while chanting,…

CAIR Condemns Trump's Incitement to Violence Against U.S. Muslims on Twitter

,
SHAFAQNA - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned what it called President Trump's "incitement to violence against American Muslims" after he retweeted…

America is Running Out of Muslim Clerics. That’s Dangerous

,
SHAFAQNA - Abu Marwan’s job has gotten a lot harder since Donald Trump took office. The president of the Masjid Al-Rahma outside San Diego, Marwan has relied on volunteers to serve as imam of the rapidly growing mosque ever since it opened…

Fake news targets Muslims in Michigan

,
SHAFAQNA - An article by Fresh Media News (FMN) reported that hundreds of Muslim doctors were arrested by the US federal government in a record-breaking bust  in Detroit – it was flagged by Facebook as ‘fabricated’ in the social network’s…