Entries by TMO

Party Politics and Islamophobia

The following piece was written in response to a piece in Business Insider entitled ‘Young Trump supporters told they need to fight terrorism on college campuses by ‘exposing Islam’ because all Muslims are ‘radical’.’ By Dr. Ubaid Shaikh Islamophobia has become politically acceptable in America and is getting deeply embedded in the Republican party. Students attending […]

Halim Dhanidina Becomes First Muslim, South Asian Justice in California

by Aysha Qamar Despite prevalent Islamophobia, 2018 proved to be historic for Muslims nationwide. American-Muslims have continued to see firsts in different levels of government and politics, and California made history with the swear-in of its first Muslim justice. According to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Judge Halim Dhanidina has been appointed Associate Justice, Division Three of the […]

Health Strategies for 2019

by Noor H. Salem Another year flew by, and you may or may not find yourself tackling the milestones to your vision of good health. It is common for one to take an oath to start yet another dieting program at the beginning of the year, only to find yourself jump off the bandwagon just […]

American Muslims Express their Gratitude to highest body of Sikh Community for their worldwide Humanitarian Efforts

by Dr.Aslam Abdullah A delegation of the members of the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) visited the Golden Temple, Amritsar in India to pay tribute to Sikh leadership for its pioneering work in serving the displaced people all around the world including Rohingyas, Yemenis, Iraqis and Syrians. The delegation was warmly received […]

Renowned Educationists, Economists and Religious Leaders at AFMI Convention

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah More than two thousand youth and prominent educationists from all over India participated in the 27th annual convention organized by the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin in cooperation with FLAME, a Bihar-based educational institution devoted to the educational betterment of the state with special focus on the Muslim community. […]

Zakat Foundation, Feed the Children Unite to Feed Durham, NC

25 pounds of food. Per family. 15 pounds of hygiene items. Per family. 5 pounds of feminine products. Per family. Cold and rain did not stop the Zakat Foundation of America employees and volunteers from providing these essentials to the citizens of Durham, North Carolina. The Zakat Foundation-sponsored distribution supported 400 pre-selected needy families who […]

Muslim Indian American Teen Wins University Hackathon

by Aysha Qamar Muslim Indian American teenager and high school senior Mahum Siddiqi won the inaugural “Digital Transformation Hackathon” at Cornell University as the only non-graduate competitor. The 17-year-old and her team designed a device that uses neurological activity to detect the actual pain level of a patient during a diagnosis. “It’s incredibly upsetting and […]

The Health Myth of Peanut Butter

by Noor H. Salem  In a society that may bombard you with low-calorie snacks, artificial sweeteners, and fat-free products, one might come to assume that natural fats, such as peanut butter or extra virgin olive oil, are fattening and unhealthy. Many clients question whether peanut butter is a healthy choice to add to their diet […]

High Protein Fudgy Brownies

by Noor H. Salem When you hear brownies, you might automatically link them to a sugar-loaded treat that will leave you in the duty of a long time at the gym. Nonetheless, it’s important for you to recognize that eating healthy does not entail depriving yourself of your favorite foods, munching celery for all of […]

Omar Suleiman Discusses the Relationship Religion and Human Rights at the Carter Center

By Yousuf Ali On Wednesday December 5th, 2018, the Carter Center in Atlanta hosted an interfaith discussion entitled “Harmonizing Religion and Human Rights” featuring the leader of the center the namesake of the center itself, former president Jimmy Carter, the director of T’ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, Rabbi Jill Jacobs and the director […]

CAIR Challenges Texas

Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Challenges Texas on Behalf of Speech Pathologist who Lost her Job for not Signing Pro-Israel Pledge By Yousuf Ali In May of 2017, the state of Texas declared “[a]ny anti-Israel policy is an anti-Texas policy” and went on to require that all contractors for the state to pledge not […]

Warm & Heart Healthy Soup

by Noor H. Salem When it’s snowing or below zero degrees outside, it’s most likely the case that you are craving something nice and warm. There’s nothing like homemade soup, both for better taste and additional health benefits. This lentil soup has some pumpkin as well; feel free to use butternut squash or sweet potatoes instead. […]

Qur’an Night, Fundraising Dinner Raise $300,000 for New Gym

 by Noor H. Salem More than 500 attendees gathered to hear mesmerizing Qur’an recitations from Qari Shaykh Hassan Ali, Qari Shaykh Ahmad Mabrouk, and Qari Shaykh Abdulhamid Askam at the Islamic Cultural Association of Farmington Hills, MI. The Qur’an Night is held annually at the ICA, and this year the vision was to fundraise for […]

Nigel Farage quits Ukip over its anti-Muslim ‘fixation’

by Aysha Qamar Nigel Farage has quit UK Independence Party (Ukip) after 25 years, saying he no longer recognizes the party as run by Gerard Batten because of its “fixation” with the anti-Muslim policies.  Farage, who took the party to its third place in votes in the 2015 election and shaped the ground for the Brexit referendum, […]