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Jaylani Abdalla
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Somali-Canadian Economist named to Carleton University's '75 for 75'  
Carleton University, a leading university in Ottawa, Canada, recently named Somali-born economist to its list of distinguished alumni. Abdulqafar Abdullahi, a senior macro-fiscal economist with the World Bank and a member of Ottawa Somali community, is amon...
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This photo of Ilhan Omar's swearing-in ceremony shows exactly why representation matters
Ilhan Omar, first Somali-American State Legislator On Tuesday, Ilhan Omar made history  in the United States in more ways than one when she was sworn into the Minnesota House of Representatives: She became the first female Muslim and Somali-American legisla...
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Why so many Somali-Americans celebrate their birthday on Jan. 1
When Mohamed Cali lived in Somalia, he sometimes saw people blowing out candles on cakes in the Hollywood movies he watched, but he didn’t understand what the practice actually meant. He wasn’t aware that birthdays mean so much in Western countries that peo...
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Today marks the observance of the Birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) 
Mawlid ( Arabic : مَولِد النَّبِي ‎‎ mawlidu n-nabiyyi , "Birth of the Prophet", sometimes simply called in colloquial Arabic مولد mawlid, mevlid, mevlit, mulud among other vernacular pronunciations; sometimes ميلاد mīlād ) is the observance of the birthday...
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Muslim MTA Worker Called 'Terrorist,' Pushed Down Stairs at Grand Central Terminal: Officials
The attack comes amid a 35 percent spike in hate crimes year over year in the city A Muslim MTA worker was called a terrorist and pushed down the stairs at Grand Central Terminal on Monday, the latest in a string of alleged bias attacks sweeping the region,...
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Muslim woman pushed down NYC stairs, called "terrorist"
A New York City transit worker who is Muslim was pushed down the stairs at Grand Central Terminal by a man who called her a terrorist, authorities said. The assault took place on Monday morning as the victim, 45, was heading to work on the subway, CBS New Y...
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Halimo Hassen ’17 Named a Schwarzman Scholar
The sociology major will study for a year at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Halimo Hassen ’17 plans to complete a master’s degree in international affairs, concentrating on public policy. “I’m hoping the scholarship will serve as an experience that will al...
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Center for Constitutional Rights Says President Lacks Authority to Detain Prisoner
November 30, 2016, Washington – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a lawsuit challenging the ongoing detention of Guantánamo prisoner Guled Hassan Duran , a 43-year old Somali citizen. Duran was captured in Djibouti and rendered to the...
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Sadaqat al-Fitr made simple
As this sacred month draws to a close and Eid approaches we could do worse than to think about  Sadaqatul-Fitr  or Zakatul Fitr  as it is sometimes called. Here are some points to understand and remember about the Fiqh of Sadaqatul-Fitr . What is Sadaqatul-...
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Sadaqat al-Fitr made simple
As this sacred month draws to a close and Eid approaches we could do worse than to think about  Sadaqatul-Fitr  or Zakatul Fitr  as it is sometimes called. Here are some points to understand and remember about the Fiqh of Sadaqatul-Fitr . What is Sadaqatul-...
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