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Greek teacher converts to Islam in Razavi Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- The young Greek teacher who converted to Islam was influenced by his Muslim students. “I grew up in a Christian religious family and I always had questions which I did not find answers to,” Gracious, 34, from Philadelphia, said…

Philadelphia schools add Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha holidays to its calendar

SHAFAQNA- The Philadelphia School District will add two Muslim holidays to its calendar, placing it among the first in the nation to do so. In what would be an even rarer step, Mayor Kenney said Tuesday he also hopes to adopt the holidays…

Interfaith Effort Works to Beautify Philadelphia Mosque

SHAFAQNA- People were dabbing paint onto sections of fabric that, within the next several months, will cover the mosque's huge north wall with colorful geometric designs and faux arches - a complement to the murals and tiles created in 2004…