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Men pray at the Islamic Center of Yonkers ahead of Ramadan. (Photo by Julius Motal via The Riverdale Press)

Observing Ramadan in the Bronx

Bronx, Muslim May 30, 2017 at 7:39 pm

Members of the Yonkers Islamic Center, the only mosque serving the northwest Bronx, tell The Riverdale Press what the holy month of Ramadan means to them.

Salma Awan and Meryem Jebaro listen to Detective Mohamed Amen speak about careers in law enforcement. Eagle photos by Arthur De Gaeta

Muslim Teens Attend Law Enforcement Career Day

Brooklyn, Muslim, Police, Youth May 10, 2017 at 2:55 pm

A career day event organized by the Council of Peoples Organization brought together youths and representatives from state and federal law enforcement agencies, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

(Photo courtesy of Ping Chong + Company, via BK Reader)

Exploring ‘Muslim Identities’ on Stage

Brooklyn, Culture, Muslim April 26, 2017 at 2:03 pm

A new theater production exploring Muslim identities, “Beyond Sacred,” will be performed April 29 at BRIC, reports BK Reader.

Ribbon cutting at the Manara Institute (Photo via Al Hawadeth)

Manara Institute in NJ: Adopting Moderate Thought

Metro Area, Muslim April 18, 2017 at 2:25 pm

The directors of the Manara Institute in New Jersey talked about their objectives at the ribbon cutting for the institute’s new permanent location, Al Hawadeth reports.

Imam Ahmed Dewidar of the Islamic Society of Mid-Manhattan addressing attendees at the "Passover in a Mosque" seder on April 6. (Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

Passover Seder, in a Mosque

Jewish, Manhattan, Muslim April 10, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Jews, Muslims and members of other faiths came together for the second annual “Passover in a Mosque” at the Islamic Society of Mid-Manhattan.

Srinivas Kuchibhotla (Image from Remembering Srinivas Kuchibhotla Facebook page)

South Asian Americans and Hate Crimes

Immigration, Muslim, South Asian March 7, 2017 at 6:21 pm

A political scientist discusses recent crimes against South Asian Americans in News India Times.

St. Pat's for All (Photo by Jacobia Dahm, Creative Commons license)

St. Pat’s for All Parade Stands with Immigrants

Culture, Immigration, Muslim, Queens, Western European March 3, 2017 at 3:56 pm

The St. Pat’s for All parade, taking place on March 5 in Sunnyside, Queens, will show solidarity with immigrants, refugees and Muslims, in particular those affected by President Trump’s executive order, reports Irish Echo.

Rabbis in Action Against Trump

Rabbis in Action Against Trump

Featured Posts, Jewish, Muslim, New York March 3, 2017 at 2:04 pm

Two rabbis talk about their action to oppose President Trump’s Muslim ban.

Rev. Khader El-Yateem will officially launch his run for the 43rd district council seat in Brooklyn on Sunday Feb. 26. (Photo by Gabe Carroll for Voices of NY)

Palestinian-Born Pastor Runs for Office

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Politics February 24, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Bethlehem-born Rev. Khader El-Yateem is running for the City Council seat in his home district in Brooklyn, and hopes to work as a bridge-builder in the community.

Chickens, drained of blood, are washed in scalding water.

Madani Halal: After the Founder’s Death  

Featured Posts, Food, Muslim, Queens, South Asian February 23, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Butcher Imran Uddin continues to serve customers at Madani Halal, founded by his recently deceased father, while he contemplates his future role in the Bangladeshi community of Queens.

Muslims in NYC: How to Get Political Representation

Muslims in NYC: How to Get Political Representation

Muslim, New York, Politics, Video May 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

With large numbers of Muslims in NYC, there’s still a dearth of political representation. BRIC TV explores how that might change.

Amada Sahar Quezada, in Astoria, Queens, near the East River. (Photo by Javier Castaño)

Latina Muslim Speaks Out Against Prejudice

Dominican, Muslim, Queens February 16, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Amada Sahar Quezada, a Dominican woman who converted to Islam after 9/11, speaks out against prejudice and misinformation, in Queens Latino.

Volunteer at #oneNewYork event  distributing flyers on Feb. 8 about services and legal rights available to all in the city. (Photo by Zach Williams for Voices of NY)

‘Day of Action’ for All New Yorkers

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Immigration, Muslim, New York February 9, 2017 at 3:35 pm

In response to President Trump’s executive orders, volunteers distributed leaflets outside subway stations to inform Muslims and immigrants about the city’s legal and social services.

Most Latino Muslims are women who have converted. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Hispanic Muslims Twice-Vulnerable Under Trump

Latino, Metro Area, Muslim February 7, 2017 at 6:10 pm

Many immigrants fear that their being Hispanic and Muslim makes them an easier target for discrimination and even hate crimes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Muslim Americans pray outside Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport on Feb. 3. (Photos by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Jummah at JFK

Featured Posts, Immigration, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Muslim February 3, 2017 at 8:29 pm

Outside Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport in New York, dozens of Muslim Americans gathered for the Jummah prayer, the Friday prayer service.