Immigration: As Flow Of Refugees Slows, Those Already In Philadelphia Settle In

Immigration: As Flow Of Refugees Slows, Those Already In Philadelphia Settle In

Amnah Ahmad is the associate director of the Arab American Community Development Corp. at Al-Aqsa Islamic Society in North Philadelphia. Ahmad, along with a handful of other volunteers, works with refugees and immigrants from Middle Eastern countries to help them apply for work permits and green cards. The CDC also offers English as a Second […]

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Olde Kensington: Imam Aims To Build Stronger Ties Within The Community

Olde Kensington: Imam Aims To Build Stronger Ties Within The Community

Mohamed Shehata, an imam at Al-Aqsa Islamic Society, was born and raised in Egypt. An imam at a mosque typically leads prayer and leads the mosque. Shehata came into the Philadelphia community in 2001 after accepting the offer of leading the Al-Aqsa Islamic Society community. Since then, he has worked on building better relationships between Muslims and […]

 

Olde Kensington: Muslims Gather for Eid Al-Adha

Olde Kensington: Muslims Gather for Eid Al-Adha

On Oct. 4, there was little room to walk in the mosque of Al-Aqsa Islamic Society. Several hundred Muslims gathered to pray and to celebrate during the Islamic holiday Eid Al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice. The prayer area, which consists of nearly two floors, was full to the brim. People who did not arrive early […]