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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 […]

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Germantown: Influencing the Community Through Religion

Germantown: Influencing the Community Through Religion

When you walk down Germantown’s antiquated cobblestone streets, you see a diverse pool of people from block to block. On one block you see people wearing Muslim clothing, and on another block you see people dressed in regular street wear. Christianity and Islam are the two dominating and integral religions in the Germantown community. Religion, in […]

 By Amelia Brust and Lucas Rodgers

Spruce Hill: Liquor Store Expected to be “Asset” to Community

Spruce Hill: Liquor Store Expected to be “Asset” to Community

Spruce Hill gained a new liquor store at the corner of 43rd and Chestnut streets after much debate. Fine Wine & Good Spirits opened its new store on Sept. 10, replacing the Risque Video store and check-cashing business that had previously operated there. The grand opening included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free samples of wine […]

 By Rachel M. Stumpo and Sandy Tran

Wynnefield: Interfaith Fellowship Preaches Tolerance

Wynnefield: Interfaith Fellowship Preaches Tolerance

The Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship does not care what religion you are. In fact, they do not care if you have any religion at all. The fellowship accepts all. Located in a stone mansion at 5820 Overbrook Ave. in Wynnefield, nestled behind an expanding Saint Joseph’s University, the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship is a meeting place for […]