Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the United States and was once the nationâs capital. Now itâs the countryâs seventh largest metropolitan area and boasts a diverse population, including a burgeoning Muslim community. To cater to some of that diversity, thereâs a store that sells all things Islamic. Ariadne Budianto reports.
October is harvest season in the United States, the busiest time of year for farms across the country. VOA's Indonesian Service visited a small farm in Maryland, called Larriland Farm, a local favorite for its fresh produce and fall activities that has been around for more than 50 years. Rachel Saputro narrates this report.
A group of around 30 people gathered on the National Mall, getting ready for a unique event which combines Americaâs favorite form of exercise with the teachings of Islam. Fasting 5K is an annual event held simultaneously in five American cities during Islam's holy month of Ramadan. The event, which takes place in Washington, Boston, New York, Houston and Huntington Beach, California, premiered last year, not long after the Boston Marathon bombing. Ariadne Budianto has…
Every Thursday afternoon during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, hundreds of people flock to the Herndon High School, in Virginia. A hall has been converted into a market,and everything is free. It is âFood Boostâ, an annual free food distribution run by the âFoundation for Appropriate and Immediate Temporary Help,â or FAITH. Ariadne Budianto reports for VOA that the grassroots organization was founded by members of the local Muslim community.