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A Jummah of Unity: the Importance of not Judging

by Seba Saeed This past Friday, my family and I visited the Islamic Centre at NYU, an Islamic prayer space and event location, for Jummah prayers. After parking our car nearby, we walked to the ICNYU building, which was located right next to Washington Square in New York City. The area was very well-developed and modern. […]

The American Contradiction

By Haroon Imtiaz Americans celebrate the birth of their nation every year on July 4. It was on this day in the year 1776 that Americans ratified Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence and renewed their commitment to the revolutionary struggle against Great Britain. They would go on to overcome the tyranny of imperial power, unite […]

Taliban Meets US Despite Continuing Attacks

By Yousuf Ali The main two rivals in Afghanistan, the Taliban and the Afghan government said that they would meet the following Sunday as the United States seeks a deal with the Taliban within 3 months, July 7. According to Al  Jazeera, this is the 7th round of peace talks aimed at bringing the 18-year […]

Bernie Sanders wants to forgive your student loan debt

by TMO Staff When Bernie Sanders ran in the 2016 presidential election, his plan for free college tuition could not go far due to his defeat then. Second time around, it is once again a part of his campaign, with his promise to forgive all outstanding student loan debt. Another Democratic presidential candidate, Massachusetts Senator […]

Very Berry Smoothie Recipe

by Noor Salem While juicing and drinking smoothie have become a hot fad recently, it’s very crucial that you are careful with the options you decide to drink. Drinking raw vegetable juice, or even fruit smoothies, could come along with incredible health benefits and do your body wonders. Nonetheless, not all store-bought smoothie or juices […]

Is There Any Way to Protect Ourselves From Evil Eye?

BY MARIAMTANVIR It was a lavish dinner party that we attended with our little family. The baby was just getting to a sociable stage so naturally, he was the life of the party! Popular with all the kids and adults, being handed off from one person to another, and smiling for all the cameras; he was […]

HIV Outbreak Reaches Epidemic Levels in Pakistan

by Rohan Shah More than 700 cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) have been diagnosed since April in Pakistan, 576 of which are children. Experts believe that the practice of reusing infected needles at physicians’ offices, hospitals and transfusion sites are the primary cause for the outbreak. HIV weakens the immune system by destroying cells that, under normal […]

16 Charged in Bangladesh for Fatal-Burning of Nusrat Jahan Rafi

by Jill Patel Sixteen people have been charged in Bangladesh, including the headmaster of an Islamic school in the Feni district, for the murder of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was burned to death after reporting sexual harassment at the school. Her death shocked and incited inciting a wave of outrage in the nation, which later became […]

Forgotten Muslim soldiers of World War One ‘silence’ far right

By Rahil Sheikh BBC Asian Network A hundred years since the end of World War One, historians think recognising the contribution of Muslims can help tackle contemporary issues such as Islamophobia. “Muslim soldiers have been forgotten about over time,” Hayyan Bhabha, from the Muslim Experience, says. “The core far-right narrative is that Muslims have never […]

Who’s Afraid of Arabic Numerals?

Before there was Western civilization, there was Islamic civilization. This article was published in the New York Times Opinion Section, TMO is reposting it to share the quality work and message. By Mustafa Akyol Mr. Akyol is a regular contributing writer of Op-Eds for The Times. Should Americans, as part of their school curriculum, learn […]

Eid Emerging as a national festival in the US

By Dr. Aslam Abdullah The 1440 AH Eid was no different than the Eid of 1430 or earlier years. Millions attended special Eid prayers and joined festivities all over the world with their relatives and friends. They celebrated their victory over themselves for following a regimen and discipline that inspired them to control their hunger […]

Muslims all around the world celebrate Eid al Fitr

by Aysha Qamar Millions of Muslims all around the globe gathered to celebrate Eid al-Fitr this week, marking the end of the holy month of  Ramadan. The name Eid al-Fitr translates to “Festival of Breaking the Fast.” The date of Eid al-Fitr depends on the lunar calendar, which is why it falls on a different […]

Hijab Bans Undermine Women’s Rights, Not Just Religious Freedom

By Engy Abdelkader This article was originally published on Sojourners. From Central Asia to Western Europe to East Africa, government officials are restricting women’s personal freedoms. What initially began as a solitary ban on conspicuous religious symbols in France — and widely perceived as an attack on the hijab and Muslims — has spread globally. In response, new […]

12 Killed in Virginia Beach Shooting

by TMO Staff Another American shooting leaves citizens shocked as 12 are killed in a shooting at a municipal building in the Virginia Beach Princess Anne area June 2. According to the Mass Shooting Tracker data, it was the 171 mass shooting incident as of this year. Although many details regarding the shooting emerged the weekend following, […]

Ramadan Quran Series Day 30

Ramadan Quran Series Day Thirty by Dr. Aslam Abdullah At-Tawbah (Repentance) Medina At-Tawbah is the ninth Surah in the traditionally arranged Quran. It is the 113th Surah revealed upon the Prophet. It was revealed in Medina and has 129 Ayah and 16 Ruku. It is the only Surah in the Quran that starts without Bismillah […]

Ramadan Quran Series Day 29

Ramadan Quran Series Day Twenty-nine by Dr. Aslam Abdullah As-Saff (The Ranks) (61) As-Saff is the 109th Surah revealed upon the Prophet. It was revealed in Medina and it is arranged as 61st Surah in the Quran. It has 14 Ayah in two Ruku. It places emphasis on the strength of faith in countering the […]

Ending Ramadan Strong

By Yousuf Ali To be honest, it has always been very difficult for me to talk or write about myself, but I can say that this Ramadan has been excellent for me. While I did initially have some self-doubt about my ability to complete the fast while taking a masters course, reading Qur’an, applying to […]