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Breaking the Mental Health Stigma: Atlanta Muslim Researcher Spotlight

Breaking the Mental Health Stigma: Atlanta Muslim Researcher Spotlight

By Amr Omar AtlantaMuslim.com More and more, the Muslim community, along with other faith-based communities, are realizing the importance of mental health. Particularly, millennials and the youth today are realizing how to separate mental health from spiritual and physical health, while also understanding a loose connection between the three. Despite this, ...


A year after Charlie Hebdo, France is still searching for answers

A year after Charlie Hebdo, France is still searching for answers

France has had a tumultuous time in the year since two brothers opened fire in the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 11, before going on to murder another five people in Paris. Just ten months later, the November 13 attacks showed that the threat of terrorism had not receded. And ...

Indoctrination is not the real issue in public school lessons on Islam

Indoctrination is not the real issue in public school lessons on Islam

Linda K. Wertheimer  Religion News Service Opponents of lessons on Islam often claim that Christianity takes a back seat in public schools’ religious instruction. That’s what an Augusta County, Va., mother argued recently when she opposed a teacher’s use of the Muslim statement of belief in a calligraphy exercise. She held ...

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Carry The Future helps Syrian refugees on the move

Carry The Future helps Syrian refugees on the move

By Laura Fawaz TMO Contributing Reporter “I got back on November 9th, and there hasn’t been a day since that I haven’t thought about them,” said Vice President of Carry The Future, Desi Burns-Porter, while holding back tears talking about the Syrian refugees. Carry The Future is a non-profit organization ...

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Muslims serve water in stricken Flint Michigan

By Muzammil Ahmed, Special to TMO Flint, Michigan (1/28/2016) – “I am sorry and I will fix it!” Over a hundred thousand residents of Flint, Michigan received an apology from the Governor of Michigan last December. It was the governor’s appointed emergency manager that switched the water supply of Flint ...

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Workplace bias complaints pour in from Michigan Muslims

Workplace bias complaints pour in from Michigan Muslims

By Tresa Baldas  USA TODAY Network  DETROIT — Just days after a Muslim couple carried out a mass shooting in California, the phone lines at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Dearborn, Mich., started ringing. Women in headscarves were calling for help, asking how to protect against discrimination in the workplace — ...

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Dream big and never give up

  Faisal Masood & Sabiha Ansari Sometimes becoming an entrepreneur happens by accident. When the World Bank sent one of its employees, Sayed Ibrahim, for higher studies to the US in 1991, the thought that he would never return to Sudan did not occur to him. Due to the political ...

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Alchemiya is the Muslim Netflix

Alchemiya is the Muslim Netflix

By Mahvish Irfan TMO Contributing Writer If you love Netflix, you have to see Alchemiya, a video platform that showcases the world’s best films and documentaries about Islam and Muslim life. It’s been nicknamed the “Muslim Netflix” and for wonderful reasons. Whether it’s award-winning films or independent documentaries, Alchemiya presents ...

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Ibrahim Abdul-Matin appointed director of Living Future Institute

NEW YORK,NY– The International Living Future Institute recently announced that Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Director of Community Affairs at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, has been appointed to the Institute’s Board of Directors. Abdul-Matin works to make sure that New York City residents have a responsive government that helps bring water to their homes ...

  • Cats and Islam

    Cats and Islam

    Arabs in the 7th century believed that the cat was pure spirited. Pre-Islamic Arabs are said to have worshipped a Golden Cat. The Prophet Muhammad (s) was tender and kind towards cats. He appreciated cats. Muhammad’s (s) favorite cat was called Muezza. There is a well known story regarding the ...

    I was forced to accept Islam

    I was forced to accept Islam

    By Danielle LoDuca OnIslam.net I never aspired to be a Muslim. I didn’t even want to be a Christian. The whole concept of ‘organized religion’ was distasteful. I sought to use my mind, not resort to some ancient book for assistance in living my life. If you had offered me ...

    Review of Talfazat Box

    Review of Talfazat Box

    By Adil James Muslim Media News Service (MMNS) Farmington, MI – I recently had the opportunity to review the Talfazat (http://www.talfazat.com) television box supplied by Neulion–one of the advertisers we are proud to have in this newspaper. Bottom line:  For $30 per month, this is a reliable way to get 24 ...

  • Muslim Comic Tickles Funny Bone on Sirius XM

    Muslim Comic Tickles Funny Bone on Sirius XM

    By Aatif Ali Bokhari TMO Managing Editor Dean Obeidallah. For the first time ever a Muslim comic will be airing a comedy show on Sirius XM. Former attorney and standup comedian Dean Obeidallah will host the satellite radio station live every Saturday from 10 AM to Noon on Channel 121. ...

    Living in the Shadows of the Glittering World

    Living in the Shadows of the Glittering World

    A Personal Account of Living with Depression By: Tasniya Sultana The henna decorated on the palms of each hand. The red sari with golden embroidery wrapped around the bride’s body glittering like the radiant sun. The make up, the shoes, the churiyas (bangles) made of red and gold, adored the ...

    Muslim women in Arizona promote World Hijab Day to spread information and modesty

    Muslim women in Arizona promote World Hijab Day to spread information and modesty

    By Nidah Chatriwala World Hijab Day, which is celebrated on Feb. 1 encourages women to experience Muslim head scarves also known as hijab, for one day. This year, a group of Muslim Arizonans organized an event outside of Tempe Public Library during which they shared Islamic literature and distributed scarves, ...

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