The WNYMuslims Editorial Board would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.  We here at WNYMuslims are thankful for all of the dedicated community members, volunteers, and interns that contribute to the success of WNYMuslims year round.  

ICNA Regional Convention - Rochester, NY

WNYMuslims Founder to Speak at ICNA Convention this Saturday

WNYMuslims Editorial Board Members and its Founder, Professor Faixan Haq, will be in attendance at the ICNA Regional Convention in Rochester this Saturday.  Professor Haq, will be presenting along with many other distinguished scholars and community members.  He will be speaking about community service and how to be relevant in the larger community.  Click HERE for more details on the event.  

Video: Tutorial - Posting Events on

WNYMuslims works to empower both Muslims and non-Muslims to voice and connect.  As part of our efforts to fulfill this aspect of our mission, we provide the public with a space in which to do this on our website at  We encourage community members to post their events and announcements on and we have produced this video tutorial to make it as easy as possible.  Click HERE to watch the tutorial and get started! 

'No Apology' A Short Film Screening at ICR

WNYMuslims created this film because many young Muslims in the community felt it necessary to speak out on the discrimination and stereotypes they feel are exacerbated by the media.  WNYMuslims hosted a screening of the film and a discussion facilitated by Professor Faizan Haq at the Islamic Center of Rochester this past Saturday.  Click HERE to View photos from the event.  

We would also like to thank Pakistan House & Sister Samira for donating refreshments!

WNYMuslims 2nd Annual Winter Drive

WNYMuslims is proud to announce it's 2nd annual winter drive! After an extremely successful drive last year, WNYMuslims is hoping to recreate our success with VIVE, Inc., an organization which opens its doors to refugees in need. VIVE Inc.  is a very humble organization which provides refugees with shelter, food, clothing, services and more.  We are also accepting monetary donations online Here! For Drop-off locations and event details click HERE!

Email us at [email protected] if you would like to get involved or sponsor this year's drive!

Featured Photograph of the Week

This week's feature is by veteran Radiologic Technician Gary Zakrzewski of an old car he came across.

“For some unknown reason, I’m attracted to old, deteriorating things. They are my favorite subjects to photograph. I have an interest to our area’s industrial past and it’s comforting to know that much of it today is being preserved.”

If you have taken a photograph that you think should be featured, please send it in with a description of the shot, and a short bio of yourself to [email protected]

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