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Muslim groups raise money to help Florida shooting victims, families

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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…

Jews are helping Muslims rebuild a mosque in Tampa Florida

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SHAFAQNA - After a Florida mosque burned down in an arson attack, Jewish people have launched and supported an online fundraiser to help rebuild it. No one was injured in the 2am attack back in February of this year, but the building was…

Dramatic videos capture moment ‘apocalyptic’ Hurricane Irma makes landfall

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SHAFAQNA - The first footage of Hurricane Irma making landfall on the Caribbean islands on Wednesday shows the sheer extent of the damage caused. The category 5 storm has already hit Barbuda, Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin. Described…

Islamic Center in Florida holds open house to foster unity

SHAFAQNA - Hosny Ibriham, imam at the Islamic Center of Northwest Florida, delivered the traditional Arabic greeting — translation: "Peace be unto you" — to the hundreds of non-Muslim visitors at Saturday's open house at the center's mosque…

Central Florida Muslims open free health clinic

SHAFAQNA - Central Florida's Muslim leaders unveiled a new free clinic Friday that will serve the poor and uninsured of all backgrounds — a move they hope will help counter negative stereotypes about their faith. The facility, the American…

Muslims hold vigil over Orlando shoot out

SHAFAQNA - Mohamad "Jerry" Mohajer read the name of each of the 49 people killed in Sunday's terrorist attack at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla. The gesture was a way for those gathered at an interfaith prayer vigil held at the Islamic Society…

CAIR warns Muslim students to ‘be vigilant’ at protest of Donald Trump in Orlando, Fla.

SHAFAQNA-  It looks like there will be a protest at GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s planned rally in Orlando, Fla. tomorrow: And CAIR is warning Muslims attending the protest to “be vigilant.” 90.7 WMFE reports: The protest,…

Mosque bacon attack could get Florida man life in prison

SHAFAQNA- An attack on a mosque using raw bacon and a machete could potentially garner a Brevard County man up to life in prison as a result of a recently added hate crime enhancement, authorities say. Michael Wolfe, 35, was charged with…