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November 12, 2001 | STEVE LOPEZ
Mohammed Meah fell in love with a girl in Bangladesh, but couldn't have her as his wife. Her family, which had money, wouldn't allow it because Meah's family was poor. Meah, who was raised Muslim, took his broken heart and traveled as far away as he could. He joined the foreign ministry and was assigned to a post in Seoul, where one day the phone rang in his apartment. It was a South Korean woman named Young Moon. She had dialed the wrong number.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2001 | STEVE LOPEZ
Mohammed Meah fell in love with a girl in Bangladesh, but couldn't have her as his wife. Her family, which had money, wouldn't allow it because Meah's family was poor. Meah, who was raised Muslim, took his broken heart and traveled as far away as he could. He joined the foreign ministry and was assigned to a post in Seoul, where one day the phone rang in his apartment. It was a South Korean woman named Young Moon. She had dialed the wrong number.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1992
The leader of a Muslim charitable organization from Bosnia-Herzegovina visited Bosnians and Croatians in Los Angeles on Tuesday and painted a darkly grim picture of the bloody ethnic war and need for humanitarian assistance in the former Yugoslav republic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1994
Muslim and Arab nations should pull out of the United Nations because it failed to stem Serbian aggression in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the head of a Los Angeles-based Muslim group said Wednesday. "The United Nations has only proven effective when taking measures against Muslims," said Maher Hathout, a spokesman for the Muslim Public Affairs Council. That was the rallying cry Hathout used in a letter to Muslim and Arab ambassadors in the United States. "The U.N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1994
Muslim and Arab nations should pull out of the United Nations because it failed to stem Serbian aggression in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the head of a Los Angeles-based Muslim group said Wednesday. "The United Nations has only proven effective when taking measures against Muslims," said Maher Hathout, a spokesman for the Muslim Public Affairs Council. That was the rallying cry Hathout used in a letter to Muslim and Arab ambassadors in the United States. "The U.N.
NEWS
February 12, 1991
One of the five pillars of Islam is the DAILY RITUAL of prayer, or salat. Muslims face Mecca and pray five times a day: at dawn, at midday, in midafternoon, at sunset and after nightfall . (In Los Angeles, Muslims face 9 degrees east of north) . Salat is preceded by a ritual purification that consists of a series of bowings, prostrations and recitations from the Koran. It is preferable to pray in the company of other Muslims, but private prayer is also valid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
Outraged over the alleged desecration of their most holy book, some Los Angeles Muslims are calling for an international investigation into reports that U.S. military interrogators had flushed a Koran down a toilet to unsettle prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1998
Graham Fuller hit the bull's-eye ("Airstrikes Aren't the Endgame," Commentary, Aug. 24). The "wars against terrorism" absent understanding and indeed dealing with the reasons that lie behind these criminal deeds will result in killing of more innocents by our bombs. And seed more terrorism against us. Our government policymakers ignore the aspirations of masses of Third World citizens. Our press and policy pundits seem bent on demonizing Islam. We support undemocratic and corrupt regimes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1991
An estimated 10,000 Los Angeles-area Muslims celebrated the end of Islam's holiest month, Ramadan, with prayers at three services Monday morning at the Islamic Center of Southern California. The Eid rites mark the end of 29 days of daytime fasting and are keyed to the phases of the moon. Many other Muslims kept their fast one day longer and will say their Eid prayers today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1999 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Leading Los Angeles Muslims and Jews agreed Thursday to move beyond national acrimony sparked by recent Jewish campaigns against public appointments of American Arabs and Muslims. Pledging to keep Los Angeles on the cutting edge of Muslim-Jewish relations, members of both groups agreed to renew efforts to forge a code of ethics to civilize debate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1992
The leader of a Muslim charitable organization from Bosnia-Herzegovina visited Bosnians and Croatians in Los Angeles on Tuesday and painted a darkly grim picture of the bloody ethnic war and need for humanitarian assistance in the former Yugoslav republic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1985 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
The Islamic call to prayer sounded over a grassy stretch of the USC campus early Wednesday as more than 1,500 Muslims arrived to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the monthlong daytime fast. Organizers said the service, which marks the start of Eid el-Fitr, the feast day following Ramadan, was the first ever involving a cross-section of Los Angeles Muslims. Besides Muslims of Middle Eastern or North African heritage, American blacks who have also embraced orthodox Islam also attended.
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March 14, 1991 | CHARLES PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunday is the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. During the daylight hours, Muslims are commanded to abstain from all that is taken by mouth, including food, water and tobacco. All Muslims are required to observe the fast except young children, invalids, travelers and women who are pregnant, nursing or menstruating. They are exempted during Ramadan but, except for the children, must fast the same number of days later when they are able.
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