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4th annual Ramadan date boycott has broad-based appeal PDF Print E-mail
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Written by American Muslims for Palestine   
Saturday, 06 June 2015 22:41

The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), a national education and advocacy organization, has launched its fourth annual Israeli Occupation Date boycott in time for Ramadan, which starts in mid-June.

A First: Calling the Athaan In All 50 States PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Hena Zuberi, Muslim Link Staff Reporter   
Friday, 27 March 2015 21:48

On April 3, 2015, one American Muslim will attempt to become the first  person to call the athan in all fifty states.

Called “Project Muaddhin” is the history making journey by Jameel Syed from Michigan. He intends to share the beauty of Islam, stopping to collect stories in each state, making the Adhan and delivering the Last Sermon of the Prophet Sallallahu 'alyhi wa sallam at each stop.

"I made my intention to become the first Muaddhin (Caller of the Adhan) in history to make the Adhan in all fifty states across America. It’ll be a journey that gives the international Muslim community the opportunity to dictate the terms of their own narrative across the world. Instead of reacting to headlines, they’ll be creating their own by building a positive story around the community,” said Syed.

Starting from Farmington Hills, MI, Syed will stop and the ADAMS Center in Sterling, VA and Islamic Community Center of Laurel in Maryland on Friday, April 10, 2015. The Grand Canyon and Harry Potter World are also on the schedule.

This very American tradition of driving across the United States will be a world record, but for Syed it is also a spiritual journey to gain the pleasure of Allah.

"Through travel we get to know God better, it’s that simple. I have had some of my most spiritual moments staring out across a mountain range, a desert, lake, or even just humanity going about its daily existence,” says Syed. “Travel makes the familiar unfamiliar to us and in doing so we come to better appreciate God’s creation. Throughout the Qur’an verses ask man to reflect on what has been created on earth and in the heavens – what better way to do that than through travel?"

“I want to be a part of the legacy,” he said on his choice of reading the universal Farewell Sermon, which he says is the antidote to the many ills of society. It is a simple solution to a complex problem, said Syed. Project Muaddhin will also collect adhans of different muaddhins from each state and compile the journey into a documentary.

It’s a matter of telling our own stories, said Dr Malik Bella, Director of Islamic Studies at Oakland University, while endorsing Project Muaddhin. “The adhan- this message of Islam is for all people.”


jameel-sayeed-at-isnaEvery home should have a designated muaddhin, recommends Syed, who wants to give this position the honor that it deserves. Many muaddins are the unsung heroes of their communities.




Jameel Syed, right, visits ISNA in Indiana as part of his Muaddhin tour around the

US. Photo courtesy of Jameel Syed.


A father and committed husband, he will leave his family behind to travel the country telling the stories of American Muslims.  Syed is a marketing professional, a youth leader, and was the official muaddhin for the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in 2014. He credits his Islamic schoolteacher at the Michigan Islamic School, Isa Abdul Baseer, for taking him as a personal mission and taming his youthful hyperactivity. Baseer, who is active in the jamaat at-tabligh movement, taught him the benefits of calling people to worship.

His father, the late Dr Salam Abdus Syed who passed away in 2004, also inspires Syed.

The project is looking for 35 families to sponsor each day of their historic journey. For $500, families can choose a cause of their choice to be highlighted during the trip and on social media. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and to follow the journey, go to or on Twitter/Instagram: @themuaddhin .

The Aafia Siddiqui I Saw PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dr. Tarek Mehanna   
Friday, 27 March 2015 15:32

Recently, the entire world has been speaking about one such person – a short, thin college student, wife, and mother of three small children. Her name is Aafia Siddiqui.

Iraqi Refugee Gunned Down In Texas In Front of His Home PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Muslim Link Staff   
Friday, 20 March 2015 18:49

On the evening of Thursday, March 5, 2015, an Iraqi refugee, Ahmed Al-Jumaili, 36, was murdered in Dallas

New York City Public Schools to Have Muslim Holidays Off PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Greg Botelho, CNN, March 4, 2015   
Thursday, 19 March 2015 20:50

New York City public schools will now observe two Muslim holidays, officials announced Wednesday, making the district -- the nation's biggest -- one of the few to put Islamic holy days on its calendar.

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