Iqra Newspaper' Blog

A Muslim Perspective newspaper for a new generation

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Why Write A Letter To The Editor?

Writing letters to the editor is an enormous tool of public opinion, reaching the masses with the possibilities of being an advocate for change. The letters to the editor is usually one of the most widely read sections in newspapers. Politicians have been known to gauge the public’s reactions to various topics based on public input-which has the potential to influence legislative dialog. Editors on occasion use quotes from letters written to this section.
The action of submitting a letter to the editor alone can speak mountains. The Muslim opinion is often silent in the media and left out of the dialog processes concerning pertinent issues of the day. Writing a letter to the editor gives you a voice. Sometimes letters are used as a gauge to determine what is hot and what is not. Editors have to face specific issues when many letters are received supporting a particular idea. What might have gone unnoticed has a stronger chance of getting published just because many readers decided to write to the editor on that particular issue.

Read the entire 'Letter to The Editor"

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Iqra! Newspaper Website

We tried to design the website with mac so it could be accessible on mozilla and other operating systems, InshaAllah- . We found a web designer who will be redesigning the website completely , InshaAllah.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Highway 59 Blogging in Houston - Justice for Palestinians

Mini film about how the state of Palestine was created, cartoons from a famous political cartoonist named Carlos Latuff, and the Mandell Bridge bloggers

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Need Research Team for a Book Project

Iqra! Newspaper is looking for a team of up to 5 researchers for an upcoming book project. Team members will be assigned to the book project, but also might be called on to work in a support capacity for Iqra! Newspaper and our media watch program.

Proposed payment:Pay $10 - 15 hourly or we will pay one flat fee per project. We are still working on the pay issues.

How the team will be divided:

Research: Book Project only

Research: Flexible (Miscellaneous projects)

Research: Media Watch

A Team Leader will be assigned to the group

Main Project: "The Invisible Media"

Background:Sr. Karema, (chief editor , Iqra Newspaper) says:I recently started working on a revision of an article titled "The Invisible Media." The pages kept increasing as I began to do my own research. The article reached 8 pages for part 1, and 6 + pages for part 2. I told sis Amatullah "I am writing and writing and just can't seem to stop." At this point I realized I had a book on my hands.
Requirements:You must have a passion for research and reliable internet connection. Experience is a plus.Those interested, please e-mail your CV along with a writing sample to
For more information, write to: mail@iqranewspaper.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Iqra! Newspaper supports various Islamic Publication

Add your news publication to our list of Islamic newspapers for our upcoming edition of Iqra!

Iqra! Newspaper is working on our next edition’s “List Page.” In each edition we create some type of list that is helpful to our readers. We would like to create a list of Islamic publications for the next edition, especially in the U.S.A and Canada. Each newspaper needs to be mailed in good condition, (please do not send photographs, only hard copies will be accepted). We will have our in-house photo department photograph each paper for this section and inform you via e-mail once your paper has been reviewed and accepted.