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Muslim-American food truck owners fast during Ramadan, no matter how much chicken they smell all day

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SHAFAQNA - Business Insider| by Shirin Jaafari : Fasting can be tough for pretty much anyone. But what about the men and women who are fasting during daylight hours and spend all day preparing and serving food to the public? This question…

New York’s Mosque Darul Quran Offers Daily Evening Quran Classes

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SHAFAQNA- Masjid Darul Quran is located in Bayshore on the south shore of the Long Island in Suffolk, New York City, the Unite States. According to the mosque’s website, it serves as the central hub for Muslims in the area. The story…

New York nabs global property crown from London on Brexit fears

SHAFAQNA - New York has knocked off London as the world's premier city for foreign investment in commercial real estate due to fears the vote to leave the European Union would diminish the British capital's appeal as a global financial center. Data…

#IllWalkWithYou: After New York shooting, people are offering to escort Muslims to their mosque

SHAFAQNA - Over the weekend, people tweeted an offer to their Muslim neighbors: #IllWalkWithYou. The hashtag spread quickly as Muslims around the country reeled from the news that two Muslim men were fatally shot blocks from their Queens mosque…

Hunger strike in New York city to denounce killing of Shia Muslims in Pakistan

SHAFAQNA - Muslim community of New York announces to start a hunger strike in support of Allama Jaffri over Shia killing in Pakistan. Hunger Strike of Secretary General Majlis Wahdat Muslimeen Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jaffri against the massacre…
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New Islamic cultural center planned in New York

SHAFAQNA - A new Islamic cultural center project has recently been proposed for New York City, commissioned by the NYC-based American Society for Muslim Advancement and designed by Buro Koray Duman, an architecture studio based in New York. The…

US Court Accuses Iran of Sponsoring the 9/11 Attacks. “Ridiculous” and “Absurd”

SAFAQNA- Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman [Hossein Jaberi Ansari, image left] has slammed as “unjust”, “ridiculous” and “absurd” a US court ruling against the Islamic Republic over the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United…

New York protest condemns execution of Nimr, detention of Sheikh Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA- A demonstration in the US city of New York has condemned Saudi Arabia’s recent execution of top cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, as well as Nigeria's detention of senior cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. Hundreds of activists gathered…

New York Islamic Organization Holds Interfaith Open House

SHAFAQNA-According to Ehtisham Siddiqui, President of the Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier, the purpose of the event was to bridge religious divides within the community and educate people on the beliefs and traditions of Islam. Informational…

Muslims Use New Year's Eve In Times Square To Stand Against Extremism

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SHAFAQNA - On Thursday afternoon, Salaam Bhatti was near New York’s Times Square, as thousands of Americans who had come from across the world prepared for the iconic New Year’s Eve ball-drop celebration. But Bhatti, a 29-year-old Muslim…