Post Tagged with: "mosque"

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Congregation Wants Kensington Mosque Reopened

Brooklyn, Muslim, South Asian December 5, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Bklyner reports that the congregation of Masjid Nur Al-Islam in Kensington is taking legal action to unlock the doors of the mosque and take it back from the man with the keys – their former imam.

While waiting for their new mosque to be finished, Sam Huissain, left, and Kasem Alesaei warm up by a heater in a space that used to be a Burger King. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)

A Burger King Turned Temporary Mosque in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Muslim February 1, 2016 at 3:27 pm

The completion of a mosque in Sheepshead Bay has been delayed for more than a year, forcing the congregation to continue worshipping in an abandoned Burger King, reports Sheepshead Bay.

Outside the MAS Sheepshead Bay Community Center at 2812 Voorhies Avenue (Photo by Alex Ellefson via Sheepshead Bites)

Community Joins Mosque Opening in Sheepshead Bay

Brooklyn, Muslim July 19, 2016 at 4:36 pm

After years of pushback and court challenges, a mosque in Sheepshead Bay opened its new doors with the help of interfaith leaders and public officials, reports Sheepshead Bites.

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Proposals for Mosque in Flushing Rejected by Locals

Muslim, Queens January 14, 2015 at 12:25 pm

The mosque would have given the 400-strong South Asian and African congregation a permanent home, reports Queens Courier.

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Rainbow of Temples Grows in Queens

Culture, Demographics, Featured Posts, Queens, Religion, Voices' Picks November 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

A myriad of houses of worship infuse the borough with sites more common worlds away.

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.

Children at the Islamic Cultural Center of New York in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. (Photo by Hadear Kandil)

Essay: Ramadan Prayers for Peace and Solidarity

Culture, Featured Posts, Religion August 16, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Hadear Kandil, an Egyptian-American born and raised in Manhattan, shares her reflections on a Ramadan tainted by the recent shooting in a Wisconsin Sikh temple.

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.

Hindu priest Ramesh Maharaj recounts firebomb attack

Guyana national targets Hindu, Muslim neighbors

Caribbean, Queens January 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm

An ethnically and culturally diverse community in Queens where thousands of West Indians, including Indo-Guyanese live, work, or worship, is on edge after four attempted fire bombings of properties in a single day.

A mosque and Orthodox synagogue come together under the same roof.

Mosque, synagogue share one roof

Bronx, Culture, Education, New York December 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Only in New York?

Bronx Ink reports that every weekend a rabbi walks 15 miles from Brooklyn to conduct services at a mosque in the Bronx. For more than two years, members of the Chabad of East Bronx have been worshipping at a shul inside an Islamic Center.

The Muslim American Society Community Center in Staten Island.

Battles over mosques are on the rise

Featured Posts, New York September 6, 2011 at 4:26 pm

A new report blames bigotry and government inaction for the trials of Muslims seeking to build mosques in New York .