Panel on being American, Female and Muslim at the Brooklyn Historical moiety on July 12. From left to right: Dr. Debbie Almontaser, Amani al-Khatahtbeh, Kaye M., Laila Alawa, Negin Farsad  (Photo by Sumeja Tulic for Voices of NY)

To Be American, Female and Muslim

Featured Posts, Muslim, New York, Women July 14, 2016 at 3:32 pm

At a panel in Brooklyn, five women discussed what it means to be American, female and Muslim.

Monirul Islam (left) and family, Kensington neighbor and student at Brooklyn Tech. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Eid in Brooklyn – ‘Today is the Day We Celebrate’

Brooklyn, Muslim, Traditions July 6, 2016 at 7:57 pm

Muslims in Kensington and Ditmas Park tell Ditmas Park Corner how they celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.

Police officers and members of the mosque after the meal (Photo by Alex Ellefson via Sheepshead Bites)

Ramadan Celebrated with Interfaith Iftars in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish, Muslim, Religion June 28, 2016 at 4:40 pm

The Forward, Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Sheepshead Bites cover iftars in Brooklyn in which Jews and Christians joined Muslims to break the fast during the month of Ramadan.

(Photo by Héctor Calderón via Diario de México)

Latino, Muslim and LGBT Groups at Trump Tower Protest

Elections 2016, Latino, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Muslim, Politics June 22, 2016 at 5:31 pm

Latino, Muslim and LGBT organizations protested against Donald Trump outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, Diario de México USA reports.

Brooklyn Judge Carolyn Walker Diallo receives a Citation from Borough Borough President Eric Adams. (Photo by Francesca Norsen Tate via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Calls for Unity at Interfaith Iftars in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Jewish, Muslim June 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Muslims were joined by other communities at iftars held at the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue and Brooklyn Borough Hall this week, reports Brooklyn Daily Hall.

Sahara Ahmed speaks at the podium while City Comptroller Scott Stringer (far left) listens at the Eid celebration on July 23. (Photo by Rahimon Nasa for Voices of NY)

Scott Stringer’s Eid Celebration

Featured Posts, Government, Muslim, New York, Voices' Picks July 23, 2015 at 6:01 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer held an Eid celebration in Queens and honored members of the Muslim community.

Whirling Dervish performing at the Iftar dinner at Temple Emanu-El (Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

An Iftar at Temple Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El held its first interfaith iftar dinner to mark the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims.

A Network to Empower Muslims

A Network to Empower Muslims

Featured Posts, Muslim, New York, Video May 8, 2015 at 5:11 pm

The Muslim Community Network helps Muslims in the city with various programs, and also conducts interfaith activities to help promote understanding.

‘Imams for She’ Launched

‘Imams for She’ Launched

Featured Posts, Muslim, Video, Women April 2, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Coinciding with the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN, a new global initiative, “Imams for She,” was launched in New York.

Handling the ‘ISIS Effect’

Handling the ‘ISIS Effect’

Bronx, Brooklyn, East Asian, Education, Muslim, Video March 30, 2015 at 2:50 pm

In this episode of “Independent Sources”: The CLEAR Project educates and provides services to Muslims and others caught in the government’s counterterrorism dragnet; “The Bronx Memoir Project” tells stories of the Bronx, as written by its residents; the city’s first dual-language English-Japanese public school program.

Fatima Ashraf and her husband Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, with their sons Ismael (at left) and Yousef (Photo courtesy of Fatima Ashraf)

Countering the Effects of Surveillance and Distrust

Black, Featured Posts, Muslim, Police, Politics, Voices' Picks March 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm

In this audio report, the mother of two young boys discusses how to deal with the effects of mistrust that police surveillance engenders, while a community activist urges the political empowerment of Muslims in New York.

Can Community Press Fill the Void Left by the Daily News?

Can Community Press Fill the Void Left by the Daily News?

Asian, Culture, Media, Muslim March 16, 2015 at 5:58 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at whether ethnic and community publications can fill the “news hole” left by the Daily News’ shut down of its outer borough bureaus. Also in the episode, what the addition of two Muslim holidays to the public school calendar means for the community, and a K-pop dance studio with a diverse audience.

(Photo via the Flickr page of the mayor's office)

NYC to Add Eid Holidays to Public School Calendar

Education, Muslim, New York March 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Community and ethnic publications cover Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that the city will be adding Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr to the list of holidays observed by public schools.

Mrs. Shittu and other attendees at a baby shower at the Nigerian American Muslim Integrated Community Center (NAMIC) in Crown Heights (Photo by Samual Lieberman for Voices of NY)

In Brooklyn, Countering Views of Nigerian Muslims

African, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Muslim, Voices' Picks February 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm

A beacon for the community in Crown Heights, the Nigerian American Muslim Integrated Community center fights misconceptions about Muslims.

Yalda Afif, case manager (left), inconversation with Naheed Bahram (right), WAW’s program director (Photo by Ramaa Raghavan for Voices of NY)

A Voice for Afghan Women

Featured Posts, Immigration, Muslim, Voices' Picks, Women February 24, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Women for Afghan Women, a grass-roots community organization in Fresh Meadows, helps women suffering from domestic abuse and has reached out to imams for support.