Source: ICNA.ORG The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) condemns the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria by the terror militant group Boko Haram, whose leader, Abubakar Shekau, had threatened to sell them into slavery. “It is absolutely despicable and horrific,” said Naeem Baig, president of ICNA. “We urge authorities to use all of their resources to reunite … Read more ICNA Condemns Boko Haram Kidnapping
On March 13, 2014, ICSJ participated in the Religions for Peace USA‘s (RfPUSA) Executive Council Meeting in Washington D.C. Brother Naeem Baig, executive director of ICSJ and the president of Islamic Circle of North America, had the honor to chair and moderate the meeting. The meeting included leaders of various faith based organizations, who are also part of the RfPUSA, to … Read more ICSJ Part of ‘Religions for Peace’ Executive Council Meeting
The evolution of the right of self-determination has been one of the great normative narratives of the twentieth century. It was part of the visionary contributions of President Woodrow Wilson, who despite a deep-seated conservatism, seemed to have an uncontrollable tendency to give credibility to normative ideas that contained implications that carried far, far beyond his intentions. Ever since the … Read more Kashmir: Right of Self-Determination
From June 22-25, 2011, Witness Against Torture will return to our nation’s capitol. 22 June 2011: DAY OF PREPARATION 12-2 vigil @ the Department of Justice 5pm dinner @ St. Stephen’s 6:30pm action planning at location TBA 23 June 2011: DAY OF ACTION 11am Solemn procession from the White House to the Department of Justice to the Supreme Court to … Read more Call to Action – Witness Against Torture
Washington, DC- (May 3, 2011) The Islamic Circle of North America Council for Social Justice supports Wisconsin union workers in their fight again the anti-labor budget repair bill. Islam supports protecting the rights of laborers and honors those who work for the betterment of society. America was built by these hard working laborers and continues to rely on their services. … Read more ICSJ Supports Wisconsin Union Workers
By Musa Bryant On the night of June 4th & the early morning of June 5th, 2011, I participated in the annual “AFSP: Out of the Darkness Overnight” Anti-Suicide walk, in New York City. I didn’t even realize how important this walk that I had committed myself to was, until I actually got to the starting point of the walk, … Read more The Muslims need to serve The People!!!
People standing in the hallways and lobby were taken by surprise. Who would have expected to see a demonstration (though small) at a peaceful convention. And, yes that was exactly what happened at the ICNA – MAS Convention in Hartford, CT on May 29, 2011. At the convention, ICNA Council for Social Justice organized a few workshops and one of … Read more Witnessing Against Torture
What a gathering it was. About 150 faith leaders came together at the Interfaith Dinner on May 29, 2011 which took place at the ICNA – MAS Convention in Hartford, CT. A tradition which started in 2005 and since then every year at the Convention faith leaders from Hartford area are invited to this dinner. The Dinner program was opened … Read more Interfaith Dinner at ICNA – MAS Convention
It was early in the morning when my brother woke me up. He told me to get up as it was the time to watch the man we loved so much and still do. TV was not common in Pakistan at that time. My father, on one of his European trips had bought one and got it shipped to Pakistan. … Read more A Champion of All Times
Pray for the sick and especially for those who do not have health insurance Last night a friend of mine suffered heart attack. Thank God, almighty, he is doing fine after going through angioplasty procedure. He works for a big IT company and has a good health insurance, therefore, I am not worried about him not getting proper health care. But … Read more Pray for the sick and …..