The Largest Outdoor Muslim Gathering at NJ Six Flags

Two days of Eid Celebrations at SixFlags Great Adventure Park... It was Muslim Youth Day at Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey..

Muslim Youth DayEBRU News —It was the first time that this day fell during Eid-al-Fitr, the festival that ends the daytime fast during the month of Ramadan. More than 20,000 attended Muslim Youth Day, which expanded to two days because of its coincidence with Eid. The Islamic Circle of North America requested the day as a celebration for end of Ramadan, a Muslim religious observance in which participating Muslims fast from dawn until sunset. Source Article

FoxNews: Diversity In The Girl Scouts
One in every 10 American girls is a girl scout , about 2.6 million girls. The number has remained pretty steady for decades, but in the last few years it has been Hispanic, Asian and ''immigrant'' girls who have accounted for the organization growth. Source Video & Article
Hijab in the News

Recent media coverage of women with Hijab. 

A woman hugs her child after taking the oath of citizenship to become an American citizen during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ceremony in Mount Vernon, Virginia, May 21, 2007.(Jim Young/Reuters)

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She's proud to be an American, and Muslim
Modesto Bee - Modesto,CA,USA
11, 2001, Hamid, who wears a hijab - a traditional head covering - was apprehensive when she returned to work as a US Airways flight attendant. ...


Recent convert to Islam experiences her first Ramadan fast
Press-Enterprise - Riverside,CA,USA
By DAVID OLSON Ashley Mountasir became curious about Islam when she watched her Muslim boyfriend Taha fast during the holy month of Ramadan two years ago. ...


France disallows veil to Muslim woman
EnerPub - Houston,TX,USA
It was ruled that her radical practice of Islam is incompatible with French values. by Patricia Duval On June 27, 2008, the Council of State (Conseil ...


BBC News - UK
The Koran, Islam's holy book and treated as the literal word of God, tells Muslims - men and women - to dress modestly.


Group to lobby for right to wear hijab
Irish Times - Dublin,Ireland
A NEWLY formed Muslim group has been set up to help ensure the continued rights of Muslim women to wear the hijab in Ireland. The Irish Hijab Campaign will ...


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Muslim Youth Day at Great Adventure coincides with holiday for first time

Here is press coverage by HomeNews & Tribune of New Jersey. Muslim Youth Day

JACKSON —Ashfaq Parkar of Franklin, Somerset, has been taking his 11-year-old daughter, Zahraa, to Muslim Youth Day at Six Flags Great Adventure since its inception eight years ago.

This year, the Parkars, including 4-year-old Hadiya, will have even more to celebrate. For the first time, Muslim Youth Day on Wednesday, Oct. 1 and Thursday, Oct. 2 coincide with Eid-ul-Fitr, the festival that ends the daytime fast throughout the Islamic month of Ramadan. Source Article

A video discussion about Hijab
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MCNA Program at 877-WhyIslam Center

Each Friday, children's learning program is held by MCNA.

This activity having interactive discussions focuses on developing leadership and morals in young children. This two hour weekly program has now reached full enrollment, Alhamdulillah. Muslim Children of North America (MCNA) is a division of ICNA, managed by the Sisters. The young children of ages up to 14 can become member of the MCNA.

For more information about MCNA's Friday program at 877-WhyISlam Center in New Jersey, please send an email message to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Muslims in the News

Mosque vote angers Muslims
Richmond Times-Dispatch Thu, 13 Nov 2008 9:41 PM PST
After learning that the Muslim community's pleas for a mosque in Henrico County were refused, Naveed Malik called each supervisor who voted against it "to give them an earful."
Anti-terror police 'need Muslims'
BBC News Thu, 13 Nov 2008 9:34 PM PST
More Muslims working in counter-terrorism are urgently needed, says the National Association of Muslim Police.
Hate group to visit UVA
The Hook Thu, 13 Nov 2008 4:04 AM PST
UVA Queer and Allied Activism is preparing for some unwelcome guests when they present The Laramie Project, a play about the death of Matthew Shepard, tomorrow night at UVA Chapel. Westboro Baptist Church, the innoccuosly named national white supremacy group that preaches hatred against gays and Muslims and has even picketed the funerals of American

More Food Producers Cater To Mass. Muslims
WBUR Boston Wed, 12 Nov 2008 4:12 AM PST
A growing number of U.S. food producers want to help Muslims meet their strict dietary requirements. That could be welcome news for tens of thousands of Muslims in Massachusetts.

Measuring the Muslim Vote: Obama's victory gives all voters new hope
Detroit Free Press Mon, 10 Nov 2008 10:33 AM PST
As a Muslim born and raised in America, Barack Obama's election has renewed trust that the religious barriers and appalling vilification faced by America's 8 million law-abiding and peaceful Muslims will too subside.
Gun Violence Vigil
WVLT-TV Knoxville Sun, 09 Nov 2008 6:54 PM PST
Knoxville's seen several deadly shootings in recent months. Places that are usually safe, plagued by gun violence. Today about 25 Muslim youths of Knoxville held a vigil today at Knoxville Center Mall. Christians and Muslims came together to spread the message of peace.
Muslims' free speech 'threatened'
BBC News Sun, 09 Nov 2008 6:03 PM PST
European governments must do more to safeguard the right to free speech for critics of Islam who face threats from extremists, a think tank warns
Too many Christian-Muslim dialogues, Vatican says
The Star Sun, 09 Nov 2008 7:31 AM PST
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - There are now so many efforts to improve relations between Christians and Muslims that they risk overlapping and creating confusion, the Vatican's top official for interfaith contacts says.
The rich history of Muslims
Kingston Whig-Standard Sat, 08 Nov 2008 7:11 AM PST
Today, I would like to tell you about the lives of Canadian Muslims. There are more than 600,000 Canadian Muslims, 2% of the total population.
Ahmed-Zaid on faith: Unless we love our neighbors as ourselves, we do not truly love God
The Idaho Statesman Fri, 07 Nov 2008 11:16 PM PST
As social creatures, we humans are bound by rights and duties toward each other. These responsibilities begin with the paramount importance of loving our neighbors and showing them mercy and compassion. The Prophet reminded us Muslims that "None of you has faith until you love for your brother what you love for yourself." In another narration, he said: "None of you has faith until you love for ...
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