Black Spirituality Religion : Ramadan in Philadelphia's African American community

Clyde C Coger Jr

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Nov 17, 2006
Ramadan in Philadelphia's African American community
Philadelphia Masjid is one of the largest mosques in the city and hosts iftar meals every evening during Ramadan

"The first Muslims to observe Ramadan in America were slaves who snuck off into the fields to pray," Qasim Rashad explains from his office at the United Muslim Masjid in Philadelphia, where he serves as the Amir.

Professor Sulayman Nyang of Howard University is an expert on Islam in the United States and says that 10 percent of the African slaves brought to the US came from Muslim backgrounds. Other sources say it was as many as 30 percent ...


Yaseen, left, and Samiah stand, as family members take pictures on mobile phones, after their wedding at Philadelphia Masjid, just hours before the start of Ramadan. That evening Muslim residents of the city watched for the sighting of the moon, which officially marked the beginning of the holy month. [Annie Risemberg/Al Jazeera]

Annie Risemberg | 18 Jun 2017 11:47 GMT | Ramadan 2017, Islam, Religion, US & Canada



Clyde C Coger Jr

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Nov 17, 2006
brandishing a baseball bat :facepalm:

Muslim Teen Killed After Leaving Virginia Mosque; Suspect Arrested

... The victim, identified by relatives to The Washington Post as Nabra Hassanen, 17, was walking with friends near the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center about 4 a.m. Sunday after Ramadan prayers when they got into some kind of dispute with a man who drove past in a car ...


A Virginia man was arrested after a Muslim teenager he allegedly confronted near a mosque in Sterling was later found dead in a pond

Mary Papenfuss,
HuffPost•June 19, 2017



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