Germantown: A Local Fashion Designer Caters To Muslim Women

Germantown: A Local Fashion Designer Caters To Muslim Women

The Muslim population in Germantown is a visible one, with many businesses supporting parishioners of the faith. As a Muslim community, there are several small Islamic clothing stores for men, but few for women. Sadika Fashions‘ owner Linda Cowins, known as Saadiqah, recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of her business. On Jan. 7, Saadiqah hosted a “Sisters Luncheon” where women came […]

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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 Zac Camagna and Melissa Straube

Mantua: Bringing the American Muslim Experience to Life

Mantua: Bringing the American Muslim Experience to Life

The New Africa Center, located at 4243 Lancaster Ave., is a museum and archive focused on preserving the American Muslim Community. Abdul Rahim Muhammad, 60, director of the Islamic Cultural Preservation and Information Council, opened the New Africa Center in June 2005 in hopes to inform the general public and Islamic communities of Islamic culture. […]

 By Kadida Kenner and Tom Knopp

Fairhill: Halal Live Poultry Shop Has Cross-Cultural Appeal

Fairhill: Halal Live Poultry Shop Has Cross-Cultural Appeal

What’s for dinner tonight? For the diverse clientele of the Saba Halal Live Poultry Shop, it’s likely to be the freshest-tasting chicken, guinea hen, rabbit, duck, goat and beef, reminiscent of the poultry and meats found in their birth countries. At Saba’s, located at 162-B W. Lehigh Ave., the raucous sounds of clucking roosters and […]

 By Mike Revak and Lauren Grant

Germantown: A Philadelphia Favorite with a Hook

Germantown: A Philadelphia Favorite with a Hook

Muhammad’s Kitchen, located at the intersection of Germantown Avenue and Windrim Street, is serving up a Philadelphia classic with a different taste. The small restaurant owned by Abdul Muhammad specializes in fish hoagies. After being closed for a few years, Muhammad’s Kitchen is back with a brand new menu; however, the most popular item continues […]