Entries by TMO

Pogrom or Pandemic

by Sana’a Shaikh Do hand sanitizers wash off blood? We’re living in sick times and in times of sickness. There are diagnosable symptoms, there is the coughing, the fevers, the vomiting. You can get tablets in the pharmacy for them. Then there are the undiagnosable, inexplicable symptoms. The numbness in your mind, the ache in your […]

Immune Boosting Foods for Coronavirus

by Noor H. Salem, Certified Holistic Health Coach With the coronavirus spreading globally like wildfire, many are anxious to know what can help them stay healthy if it befalls them. During the last few weeks, almost every single client session included a question regarding foods or remedies to boost immunity, and I find it imperative […]

Op Ed: Wake Up My Fellow Indian Americans

by Mike Ghouse This is a wake-up call to all Asians, including Indian Americans. Over 500 cases of harassment of Asians have been reported in the last few weeks. There is a growing anti-Asian sentiment and we need to watch ourselves. Over a decade ago, when Microsoft and other significant employers laid off American born […]

A U.S. Grand Strategy for the Post Pandemic World

by Dr. Muqtedar Khan For the United States, the geopolitics of the COVID-19 pandemic will boil down to a contest with China. COVID-19 pandemic could transform the world. Many geopolitical experts are concerned that this crisis, more than any other this century, has the potential to permanently reconstitute the global order. Some are even arguing that while the […]

We Should Celebrate Muslim Women’s Everyday

by Aysha Qamar Muslim-Americans continue to face Islamophobia and discrimination based on their religion and appearance. Despite Muslims making strides in their community and working to bridge the gap between identities, stereotypical portrayals of Muslims in the media can often contribute to misconceptions and xenophobic ideology. Studies of FBI hate crime statistics have found an increase in hate crimes and […]

AFMI Strongly Condemns the Barbaric attack on the Gurudwara

AFMI Strongly Condemns the Barbaric attack on the Gurudwara: The American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) condemns the barbaric attack on the Sikh community in their Gurudwaras in Kabul that resulted in the killing of 25 men, women, and children. “It is unthinkable that a house of worship full with unarmed and peaceful […]

Isra and Miraj and The Divine Rules of a healthy living

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah In the seventeenth chapter of the Quran, Isra, or Bani Israel, the discussion begins about the night journey of the Prophet Muhammad from Makkah to Jerusalem and onward to heavens. The scholars of Islam differ about its physical or spiritual nature. But, they all agree that it was a monumental event […]

Coronavirus: Religious Arrogance and Ignorance

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah  Coronavirus has provided a golden opportunity to religious leaders all over the world to explain God and faith in their way. Their first response was to invite their followers to larger gatherings in their places of worship to remind God of his creation and the calamity they are facing. It was […]

An Update on the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Dr. Anis Ansari President, MercyOne Medical Staff Clinton Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has become a true pandemic that started in China and now spread to 172 countries so far. It spreads through direct contact and community-wide exposure. As of March 20, it has infected over 242,000 people worldwide and caused more than 10,000 death according to […]

Census 2020: Participation is Power

By Imam Talib Shareef  We are living in a critical moment and the stakes for many in our community have never been higher. In many ways, 2020 will determine where this country is headed for the foreseeable future. Each of us has the power and the responsibility to make an impact. Starting with the Census, 2020 will […]

Sports events canceled globally due to COVID-19

by Zain Ahmed As the number of affected reaches beyond the thousands, the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has deeply impacted the way we live. Social distancing is being encouraged resulting in the cancelation of a multitude of public events. Although these bans and changes have heartbroken fans, they were made rightfully by league officials for the […]

Tips on what to do during the Coronavirus Quarantine

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah It is almost sure that the entire world, perhaps for the first time in human history, would impose a lockdown due to Coronarius unprecedented spread. The governments would ensure that people maintain social distance, avoid assemblies of more than ten people, stop visiting places of worship, clubs, and sports arena, and […]

Muslim man running for Congress helped pay the medical debt of a man who sent him Islamophobic tweets

by Aysha Qamar After receiving anti-Muslim tweets from a man in his district, Qasim Rashid, a Muslim candidate running for Congress in Virginia, did something unexpected. He donated to that same man’s GoFundMe campaign instead of returning the hate he received. Rashid expressed on Twitter that while the message was “deeply hurtful & a false attack” on his faith, […]

UN Calls for Sudan to be removed off the terrorism List

by TMO Staff In 2019, Sudan’s protests caught the world’s attention and led to many changes in their government and removal of very old and longstanding politicians in the country. Sudan has spent many months recovering and progressing towards more policies that will be acceptable for the people of Sudan. The United Nations have kept […]

No Ban Act shows that Trump’s travel ban isn’t just a Muslim issue—it’s a global problem

by Aysha Qamar Fear of a new travel ban, or more specifically of a broader Muslim ban, arose in January after the Associated Press reported that the White House was reviewing documents indicating that a ban was under consideration. That fear was realized when Donald Trump announced an extension of his travel ban on Jan 31. Trump signed a new […]

Despite growing coronavirus dangers, Trump’s ego vows to move forward with MAGA rallies

by Aysha Qamar Despite growing fears of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, Donald Trump plans to continue his campaign “as normal,” with no intention of canceling rallies. While Trump does not have any rallies scheduled at this time, his campaign’s principal deputy communications director told ABC News that they would announce rallies when they are […]