ABSA Presents The American Vote: Jurists, Lobbying, and Revolution

The Rutgers University Ahlul-Bayt Student Association cordially your presence at its biggest and final event of the semester, The American Vote: Jurists, Lobbying, and Revolution, at the Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Room on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Our speakers, including the world renowned scholar, Dr. Sayed Ammar

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UMAA Event to feature the son of Shaheed Sheikh Nimr

(WASHINGTON DC – February 20, 2016) The Chicago Chapter of UMAA presents: The Rising Tide of Global Sectarianism to take place tomorrow, February 21, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Chicago-Oak Brook, 17W350 W 22nd St, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181 at 2pm. More details can be found here. Please come join a panel of scholars

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UMAA to attend White House Hate Crimes Interagency Initiative Meeting Today

(WASHINGTON DC – February 19, 2016) Today, UMAA representatives will attend the White House Hate Crimes Interagency Meeting to discuss hate crimes and discrimination faced by Muslims in the United States. This interagency effort focuses on hate violence across communities and holds quarterly meetings with stakeholders and government agencies. During

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UMAA meets with State Department on cultural preservation of relics in Iraq and Syria

  (WASHINGTON DC – February 12, 2016) Last week, UMAA met with the State Department, and representatives from the Smithsonian Institution, and a multitude of interfaith groups that focus on Iraq and Syria to discuss cultural and religious sites at risk of destruction due to regional violence. The meeting was

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UMAA to meet with State Department Today Regarding Sheikh Nimr and Sectarianism in Middle East

(WASHINGTON DC – February 9, 2016) Today UMAA Advocacy Director Rahat Husain will meet with the State Department for a “Roundtable Discussion on Current Dynamics in the Middle East” regarding the fate of the recently executed Sheikh al-Nimr and to discuss rising sectarianism in the Middle East. At the round

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Bombing of Shia shrine calls Syria peace talks into question‏

North America Middle East Bombing of Shia shrine calls Syria peace talks into question Isil suicide bombers on Sunday killed 60 people near a Shia shrine in southern Damascus, underlining how current peace talks even if successful will not solve the conflict in Syria on their own. Two attackers blew

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UMAA to join President Obama at his first US Mosque visit today

(WASHINGTON DC – February 3, 2016) Today President Obama will make the first visit during his presidency to a U.S. mosque part of the administration’s push to promote religious tolerance. Rahat Husain, UMAA Advocacy Director, will also join the visit. UMAA is one of the country’s largest Shia Muslim organizations. The president will

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UMAA calls for release of Sheikh Zakzaky

(WASHINGTON DC – DECEMBER 15, 2015) UMAA, along with all people of conscious, condemns the attack on a peaceful Shia gathering in Zaria, Nigeria and the subsequent arrest of Sheikh El-Zakzaky.  The death toll is yet to be clarified but reports of up to 1000 casualties are being reported. Sources:

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UMAA Coponsors National Muslim Enrollment Weekend

UMAA is proud to co-sponsor National Muslim Enrollment Weekend (NMEW). Please join American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to learn more about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the health coverage options available for you

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UMAA condemns California attacks, urges calm

(WASHINGTON DC — Dec 3, 2015) UMAA today issues a press statement in which it condemns the violent attacks in San Bernardino, CA yesterday. UMAA views the loss of life and harm to innocents as repugnant and in no way excusable. The suspects, a married couple identified as Syed Rizwan

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