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If you happen to be in New York toward the end of September, be sure to participate in the United American Muslim Day Parade. Sponsored by the Muslim Foundation of America, Inc. (MFA), the parade is held annually on the last Sunday of September.
On my recent trip to USA, I planned to spend an entire day exploring the National Mall in Washington D.C. I'd heard amazing stories of the museums, monuments and exhibits available in the country's capital and I was beyond excited. Little did I know that one day would not be near enough to appreciate the beauty that is The National Mall.
I started my trip at 7 a.m., as I boarded the train from home to the nation's capital with as many flyers and brochures as I could possible carry. The ride took a little more than an hour and gave me ample time to read up on the exhibits that were currently displayed. As I walked out of Smithsonian Train Station and began my day's journey, I couldn't help but smile at the thought of the many historic events that have occurred in my surrounding; the land where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic "I Have a Dream" speech, where great leaders of our country have been inaugurated, where laws that shape the U.S.A. are made. As I stood on the grassy lawn in between the Washington Monument and the Capital Building, and surrounded by monuments and museums all around me, a strong feeling of national pride overcame me.
The 4th of July is here and families across the nation are preparing for barbecues, picnics and most importantly, fireworks. Muslim living in the U.S.A. can participate in Independence Day activities as a family and a community by following a few steps.
Here are all the entries submitted for the "Best Kept Secret - US Travel Destination Contest" we ran in October/november/Decmebr of 2011. Some very interesting ideas to consider for your next holiday!
In the past few years, the halal restaurants & food outlets has grown exponentially in New York; from right upscaling dining to halal food carts, there are numerous options for halal friendly dining.
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