Category: Fundraising

December 03, 2015

Syed Farooq is an American: Let’s stop the Muslim vs. Christian debate and take a look at ourselves

Read the story here.

October 29, 2015

Meet the Muslims who sacrificed themselves to save Jews and fight Nazis in World War II

Given recent history, it’s a story that deserves retelling.

The Washington Post,  September 8, 2014


October 09, 2015

Friday Juma’a Prayer

Salaam, The American Muslim Institute invites all Muslims in Omaha to Friday Juma’a prayer. The Khutbah will begin at 1:45 PM, Iqamat at 2:00 PM, prayer is completed by 2:15 PM. Inshaa Allah. The AMI Musalla is centrally located at 13906 Gold Circle, Suite 102 (1 block north of 140th and Center.)

July 06, 2015

VIDEO: Muslim ‘female heroes’ bicycle across Iowa to inspire women around the world

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Religion News Service video by Sally Morrow

(RNS) To celebrate their 50th birthdays, Mara Gubuan and her Urbandale, Iowa, high school classmates invited six elite Muslim female athletes to RAGBRAI, the annual bicycle ride that took place this week (July 19-25) across the Hawkeye State.

The idea was to “create a counter-narrative” to dispel the misconception that Muslim women don’t compete in sports. The riders of Team Shirzanan, from mostly Muslim countries, showed it could be done, even while wearing headscarves during July’s summer heat.

Gubuan founded Team Shirzanan by collecting donations, through her nonprofit company Shirzanan Global, a media and advocacy platform empowering Muslim female athletes. “Shirzanan” means “female heroes” in the Persian language.

The team includes the first female from Saudi Arabia to climb Mount Everest, a Pakistani Olympic swimmer, a Pakistani- American Olympic weightlifter and an Iranian surfer and snowboarder.

The team, along with thousands of other cyclists, joined this year’s 481.5-mile route, from Sioux City to Davenport.