Entries by TMO

Muslims Shine at GRB Once More

by TMO Staff Thousands Gathered for the 55th Annual National Convention of ISNA in Houston TMO Report: Thirteen years ago Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana, resulting in thousands getting displaced, and were hosted by Houstonians at the famous George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB). Over 2,000 Muslim Volunteers served these guests from Louisiana at GRB on […]

Our Muslim Neighbors

A Muslim Immigrant’s Memoir of Pursuing the American Dream and Serving Our Communities in Turbulent Times, we are excited to support Ghalib (Victor) Begg in the announcement of his newest book. “Everything in this book really happened. No names have been changed. Ultimately, it is a true-blue American story in which I hope you may find your […]

Trump Continues to Hurt Palestinian Efforts For Peace

by Aysha Qamar Recently, the Donald Trump administration had ended more than $500 million in aid for Palestinians to push them to the negotiating table. He referred to this action as an aspect of his “deal of the century” plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. According to news reports, the deal prohibits the return of […]

Muslim woman who refused handshake wins discrimination case

by Aysha Qamar A Swedish Muslim woman has been awarded financial compensation after claiming she was discriminated against in a job interview upon declining to shake hands with a male interviewer. 24-year-old Farah Alhajeh was interviewing for a job as an interpreter at Semantix, a language services company in the city of Uppsala. Due to […]

U.S. Debates Sanctions Against China Over Muslim Detention Camps

by Aysha Qamar China is facing criticism as it has been accused of allegedly detaining a Turkic ethnic minority, Uighur, in its Xinjiang region under what UN experts have called the “pretext of countering terrorism and religious extremism”. This Muslim identifying ethnic minority has been repressed in various ways including having religious customs banned and being […]

On Food and Spirituality: A Post Ramadan Reflection

by Nushrah Malik As I look back on this past Ramadan, I reflect on how it was such a spiritually uplifting month for me, as I am sure it was for all of us. We made lofty spiritual schedules and set ambitious goals for ourselves, some of us even planning months in advance in order […]

THE PERSECUTION OF ISLAMIC SCHOLARS AND INTELLECTUALS

by Islamic Shura Council of Southern California Indeed, we live in strange times.  In the past, the logical explanation could usually be found for events when they occur. These days neither logic nor common sense seems to help us understand the reasons behind the vicious attacks we are seeing recently on Muslim scholars and intellectuals. […]

Trump’s New Target: Legal Immigrants

by TMO Staff The Trump administration recently came out with the news regarding legal immigrants. The administration has stated that any individual that has entered and has been living in the country legally must face new regulations in order to become a citizen of the United States. A non-citizen legal resident must not have used […]

Portrayal of Muslims in Hollywood

by TMO Staff American Muslims have seen themselves being portrayed as terrorists for the longest time. There have been countless movies, shows, videos, news media in which Muslims, regardless of gender or nationality, have been just been labeled as a terrorist or a menace to society. Because of this false portrayal in entertainment, people around […]

Book Signing with Khaled Beydoun

By Samana Sheikh Khaled Beydoun discussed his novel, ‘American Islamophobia: Understanding the roots and the rise of fear’ with various individuals on Friday, September 7, 2018. Beydoun signed copies of his novel for people to take home at the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn, Michigan. His book captures Islamophobia from an American lens in […]

Passing of Senator McCain

The Honorable Senator John McCain, passed away on August 25, 2018 in Arizona. His family had announced the day before that his cancer treatment had been stopped. Senator McCain lay in state in the Arizona State Capitol Building on August 29th, which was his birthday. He was then brought to Washington, DC to the Capitol […]

Choosing Your Grains Wisely

by Noor H. Salem Many people avoid eating rice by assuming it’s extremely unhealthy, fattening, and empty carbohydrates. While white rice is stripped of its nutrients and lacks dietary fiber, this is not very satisfying, brown rice is on the other end of the spectrum. Brown rice carries a number of minerals and is high […]

Energizing Autumn Salad

by Noor H. Salem Unfortunately, many hold on to the belief that anything labeled “salad” on a restaurant menu is deemed healthy. This is not the case, and in fact, some salads could come with high levels of unhealthy fats, additives, and preservatives. Take, for example, the famous Caesar salad. This salad usually comes with […]

Coping with Collective Pain in Loss of a Child 

By Nadia Ahmad  The list of things I like to do as a parent includes scavenger hunting for school supplies and clipping fingernails. A couple Sundays ago when I rushed into Walgreens to get a tape, I found it in the back-to-school supply aisle. I needed masking tape, but there was the only one available. […]

Beyond Banning Muslims

by Dr. Azher Quader Today was the 17th anniversary of 911, a watershed moment in our nation’s history.  When the twin towers in lower Manhattan fell that day and thousands perished, the world came to witness in silent horror, the awful power of hate. Over the years Americans have been fed a narrative of whence […]

Hajra is Hajra; Hager is Hager

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Hajra, the wife of Prophet Ibrahim, the mother of Prophet Ismael and the matriarch that created an entire civilization remains a forgotten figure in the annals of religious history. There is not much archeological data available on her life, genealogy, family. Her description in Old Testament projects her as a villain […]