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The Detroit News

The Detroit News: Civil Rights Issue in Pittsfield Township

Civil rights group asks feds to monitor Pittsfield decision on Muslim school Oralandar Brand-Williams/ The Detroit News Detroit — The local office of a Muslim civil rights organization is asking the Department of Justice to investigate whether Pittsfield Township officials are violating the religious rights of a Muslim school by denying the school’s permit to [...]

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Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free Press: TLC filming reality show that focuses on Dearborn’s Muslim community

  Trying to shed light on a community that residents say is often misportrayed, a cable TV station is filming a reality show on the lives of Muslim Americans in Dearborn. It will premiere in November. Crews with TLC have been filming in recent weeks in metro Detroit as they follow the lives of about [...]

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The Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem Post: Mixing it up in Motor City mosque

Detroit Muslims, Jews and Christians join together in health-care drive. By JEREMY SHARON An interfaith group of Muslims, Jews and Chaldeans teamed up on Tuesday to provide health-care services to the working poor and those without medical insurance at the Muslim Center Mosque and Community Center in Detroit. “We’re helping the people who show up [...]

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times: TLC’s latest reality show will look at Muslim families in America

  Call it “Muslim Modern Family.” Cable channel TLC is hoping to do for Muslims what it did for polygamists and Sarah Palin -– put a new spin on controversial subjects that people often make judgments about without knowing the whole story. The reality show “All-American Muslim” will follow the lives of five Muslim American [...]

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The Arab American News: Local mosques apply for federal security grant; misunderstood

Local mosques among several non-profits to apply for federal security grant By Natasha Dado DEARBORN — Although non-profits across the United States take advantage of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Non-profit Security Grant Program (NSGP) every year, the Islamic Center of America’s interest in it has been misunderstood, officials say. FEMA is an agency of [...]

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Masjid Mu‘ath Bin Jabal

Description Masjid Mu‘ath Bin Jabal is located at the center of a Detroit neighborhood that is almost entirely Yemeni. Established in 1976, the mosque began as a prayer space in a coffee shop. It is housed today in an old church building with an attached charter school. The sanctuary of the church has been substantially [...]

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Masjid Wali Muhammad

History Masjid Wali Muhammad is home to the first and oldest African American Muslim congregation. Although located in its current facility on Linwood Avenue since 1954, its first home was on Hastings Street, in Detroit’s “Black Bottom.” It was there that the Nation of Islam was founded by W.D. Fard and led by the Honorable [...]

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Muslim Center of Detroit

History While the Muslim Center of Detroit traces its immediate history to the establishment in 1985 of the Muslim American Society by Imam Warith Deen Muhammad, the community’s history extends ultimately to the 1930s, when the Nation of Islam was first established in Detroit by Warith Deen’s father, Elijah Muhammad. The mosque is located on [...]

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Al-Islah Islamic Center

History The Al-Islah Islamic Center was founded in 2000 by Bangladeshi immigrants, most of whom are followers of Allama Abdul Latif Chowdhury (Fultholi). The first Bangladeshi mosque in Hamtramck, Al-Islah was originally located in a small storefront on Joseph Campau and moved to its current home, a renovated medical clinic, in 2001. The group hopes [...]

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Albanian Islamic Center

Description The Albanian Islamic Center, built in Harper Woods in 1963, boasts a distinctive Balkan-style dome and minaret. With a prayer area, offices, large social hall, classrooms, and kitchen, the mosque serves an old Albanian American community (already well established in the 1940s) and new Muslim immigrants from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, and other Balkan countries. [...]

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