Post Tagged with: "Islam"

Worshippers pray in front of Masjid Ebun Abass in Mott Haven. (Photo by Christine Brink via Mott Haven Herald)

West Africans in the Bronx Seek a Larger Masjid Site

African, Bronx, Immigration, Muslim November 9, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Masjid Ebun Abass in the South Bronx is suffering from overcrowding thanks to growth in the West African Muslim population, and congregants are looking for a larger site for a new masjid, reports Mott Haven Herald.

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.

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.

Vanessa Rivera-Abusaker and Sussie Lozada. (Photo by Victor Matos via El Diario-La Prensa)

Latina Muslims Face Ridicule, Find Peace

El Diario-La Prensa profiles three Latinas who have converted to Islam and face harassment from fellow Hispanics. From being called “Talibana” to trying to balance a religion seen as disparate, the women nonetheless hold strong to Islam, where they’ve found peace of mind.

Photo via Jewish Daily Forward

Jewish New Yorker Campaigns Against Anti-Islam Ads

In the News, Religion, Transportation March 11, 2013 at 9:12 pm

When Akiva Freidlin saw the anti-Islam posters in subway stations last September, he decided to speak out against the campaign by launching his own. The Jewish Daily Forward interviews Freidlin, the grandson of Holocaust survivors about the crowd-funded “Talk Back to Hate” campaign.

(Photo via The Amplifyer).

Understanding the ‘Feminist Aspect of Islam’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Religion January 10, 2013 at 6:40 pm

An intern at the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) in Brooklyn writes in The Amplifyer about how the experience led to “understanding the feminist aspect of Islam.”

Mohammed Jan, president of Mabni Masjid in Morris Park in the Bronx. (Photo by Sonia Paul/The Bronx Ink)

Bronx Muslims See Disconnect From Images Overseas

Bronx, Demographics, Religion October 26, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Muslim leaders and worshipers from mosques in Parkchester and Morris Park said that the images of violent protests from Muslims abroad conflict with the way they live and worship as followers of Islam.

American Muslims women and children protests against the blasphemous film in front of the UN on September 28. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

American Muslims React to Anti-Islam Film

Middle Eastern, New York, Religion, South Asian October 3, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Unlike the violent reaction in the Arab world against the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims,” the American Muslim community has reacted to the offensive video with calm and muted protest.

Masjid At-Taqwa in Bedford-Stuyvesant. (Photo: Aurora Almendral)

Muslims Speak Out Against Anti-Islam Video and Protests

Brooklyn, Religion September 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds’ Aurora Almendral headed to Bedford-Stuyvesant, where Muslim immigrants added an often-missing voice to a heated topic. Still, many didn’t want to share their opinion, fearing it would “cause the anti-Muslim ugliness to be directed to them.”

Masjid Ar-Rhaman (Photo by Kathleen Horan)

For NYC Cabbies, Ramadan Fasting Means Hungry 12-Hour Shifts

Culture, Religion August 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Since the Islamic holy month of Ramadan started last month, many Muslims in New York City have fasted from sunrise to sunset, including a large portion of the city’s yellow cab drivers, who often work 12-hour shifts with no food, drink or caffeine, WNYC’s Transportation Nation reported.

Venues spotlight Islam

Culture, In the News, Manhattan November 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Three sites–Poets House in Battery Park City, the Morgan Library and Museum at 225 Madison Ave. and the Metropolitan Museum of Art–are featuring exhibits and programs that inform the public about Islam, a culture and religion often misunderstood and misinterpreted, especially in the current political climate.

Four men including Rana Sodhi, second from right, who inspired the NYChildren photography exhibit, conversed at Park51's grand opening Sept. 21, 2011.

Park51 community center opens its doors

Culture, In the News, Manhattan September 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm

With no protesters and little hint of the controversy that consumed lower Manhattan last summer, the Park51 Islamic community center officially opened its doors to the public.