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Will a Muslim become Governor of Michigan for the first time in the US history?

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SHAFAQNA - The polls for the state's primaries held on Tuesday in Michigan. El-Sayed, a 33-year-old physician is a Muslim candidate who will be the first Egyptian-American Muslim governor of Michigan if he win the 2018 Democratic Party primary…

Judge Rejects Injunction against Mosque in Detroit, US

SHAFAQNA- A US federal judge refused to stop construction of a mosque that was the result of a settlement between a Detroit suburb and the US Justice Department. Some residents are upset that Sterling Heights struck a deal to allow the…

Islamic Organization of North America hosting convention in Detroit this weekend

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Organization of North America (IONA) is hosting its 12th annual convention in Detroit this weekend. It started Friday at Cobo Hall and will continue for three days. It is addressing serious challenges facing the…

Michigan Jews, Muslims Serve Community, Counter Stereotypes

SHAFAQNA - A Christmas Day service project that’s linked Michigan Muslims and Jews is fueling a broader mission of cooperation among them, and organizers say their efforts help to counter potential fear and mistrust among them as well from…

Dearborn Mosque Celebrates Eid Postage Stamp

SHAFAQNA- Officials are slated to gather Friday at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn to mark the US Postal Service release of stamps commemorating Muslim holidays. A "First-Day-of-Issue” ceremony is planned for noon at the mosque…

The doggie debate: US Muslim dog owners debunk stigmas

SHAFAQNA  - 47 percent of American households own at least one dog, and 20 percent own a second. But in Dearborn, a town with a large concentration of Arabs and Muslims, there are far less barks heard around the neighborhood. A dog’s place…

Muslims in Detroit are helping the homeless - social outreach program

SHAFAQNA - "This is godsend," said Francois, a homeless Detroit native who was waiting in line for a warm plate of food on a Sunday afternoon. "Without these people coming out here, we would probably starve. I really appreciate what these guys…