Attendees at the Unity Task Force breakfast on August 19 (Photo by Jaime De Jesus via Home Reporter News)

Unity Task Force Meets in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish, Muslim, Religion August 20, 2014 at 4:09 pm

In the wake of anti-Muslim attacks, leaders of Bay Ridge met to promote understanding across cultures and groups at a Unity Task Force breakfast, reports Home Reporter.

Dr. Husam Rimawi, president of the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge, at the July 22 press conference (Photo by Paula Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Denouncing Mosque Attacks in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Crime, In the News, Middle Eastern, Muslim July 23, 2014 at 4:55 pm

A coalition of Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders gathered to condemn attacks that occurred in Brooklyn over the weekend, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Dr. R. Harris (left), chats with Afshan Haque, Director of Islamic Speakers Bureau of NY (Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

An Interfaith Iftar in New York

Featured Posts, Jewish, Muslim, Religion, Traditions, Voices' Picks July 17, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Jews, Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims shared the dinner that breaks the daytime fast Muslims observe during Ramadan.

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. (Photo via office of the Queens borough president)

Queens Borough President Honors Voices of NY

In the News, Media, Muslim, Queens July 7, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz honored Voices of NY for serving as a bridge between mainstream society, immigrant populations and communities of color.

(Photo by Rob Erichsen via Sheepshead Bites)

Temporary Mosque in Former Burger King

Brooklyn, Muslim July 1, 2014 at 5:03 pm

While they await completion of an Islamic center on Voorhies Avenue, Muslim worshippers will be praying at the one-time location of a Burger King, Sheepshead Bites reports.

Mosques and Islamic centers see increase in the number of visitors during Ramadan. File photo of Muslims praying at Makki Masjid in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

When Does Ramadan Begin?

NYC Muslims seek some consensus on when to start fasting.

Sharmin Hossain (Photo via Women's eNews)

‘Ex-Hijabis’ Remove and Reflect

In the News, Muslim, Women June 25, 2014 at 11:09 am

“Ex-hijabis” explain to Women’s eNews how their decision to stop wearing the hijab has changed their views on identity and gender.

Tusha Díaz and Sadia Irfan, at the Islamic Center of Union City, N.J., say that their community is still under surveillance (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario).

Hispanic Muslims Say They Are Still under Surveillance

Latino, Metro Area, Muslim May 28, 2014 at 3:33 pm

In spite of the NYPD decision to discontinue its surveillance of the Muslim community in the city, many Hispanic Muslims believe they are still observed by federal agencies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

From the inside of the Institut du Monde Arabe, or Arab World Institute, one of numerous structures designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. (Photo by Marcella, Creative Commons license)

French Architect to Design Downtown Islamic Museum

In the News, Manhattan, Muslim May 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Renowned French architect Jean Nouvel will design an Islamic museum where the “Ground Zero mosque” would have stood.

Two Faiths under One Roof in the Bronx

Two Faiths under One Roof in the Bronx

Bronx, In the News, Jewish, Muslim, Video April 24, 2014 at 5:29 pm

When Congregation Beis Menachem lacked space to worship, Sheikh Mussa Drammeh offered to help.

A view of Masjid Hazrati Abu Bakr Siddique in Flushing, Queens. Run largely by immigrants from Afghanistan, the mosque is believed to have been under NYPD surveillance. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY)

Shutdown of NYPD Surveillance Unit Welcomed

Muslim and civil rights groups were pleased, but some have lingering worries about the NYPD.

Rabbi Bob Kaplan, Imam Shamsi Ali and Fatima Shama (l to r) (Photo by Jiwon Choi/Voices of NY)

Being Muslim in Post-9/11 New York

Featured Posts, Jewish, Muslim, New York April 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Panelists discussed the importance of dialogue to overcome prejudice in a diverse city.

Masjid of Al-Islam with the Imam W. Deen Muhammad in Atlanta, where women sit at the back of the mosque. (Photo via Side Entrance,  submitted by the Atlanta Masjid of al-Islam)

Muslim Women Seek a Warmer Welcome Inside Mosques

In the News, Muslim, New York, Religion, Women April 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Muslim women activists want better access to sacred spaces inside mosques across the U.S., reports Women’s eNews.

Salma Khan, the ambassador of World Hijab Day in New York City, and sister of founder Nezma Khan. (Photo by John Walder via Women's eNews)

World Hijab Day Comes to New York

Muslim, Religion, Women February 7, 2014 at 1:08 pm

In honor of World Hijab Day, Women’s eNews speaks to Muslim New Yorkers, who explain what wearing the hijab means to them.

Image from "Somewhere in America" video

Hijabs and Hip Hop: Video Challenges Stereotypes

Brooklyn, In the News, Media, Muslim, Video, Women December 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Women’s eNews reports on a new video set to a Jay-Z song of veiled Muslim women in Brooklyn and across the U.S. playing sports, posing in trendy styles and just hanging out, in hopes of turning the tables on mainstream depictions and stereotypes.