Entries by TMO

The NFL’s Acts Against Taking A Knee, Trump has some Words

by TMO Staff Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback for 49ers, did something that caused one of the biggest debates in recent history. He sat during the national anthem at football games. At first, his action of just sitting on the bench did not capture the nation’s attention, however, when he started taking a knee, the country […]

Will North Korea remain Nuclear Korea?

by TMO Staff President Trump called off the summit with North Korea, while the authoritarian state dismantles a nuclear site President Donald Trump canceled a scheduled summit with North Korea and he released a letter on May 24th stating his reasons. In the letter, President Trump says that he was “very much looking forward to […]

INCEL: The new wave of Domestic Terrorism

by TMO Staff Women are being attacked in a new way. We hear stories from developing countries of the injustices that women face every day in those countries. Citizens of Western countries believe that women have it better in their countries because they can say whatever they want and wear whatever they want. That could […]

Breaking Down the Categories of Zakat recipients in Our Times

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Sura Tawba in aya 50 explains the categories of recipients of Zakat. “The offerings given for the sake of God are [meant] only for the poor and the needy, and those who are in charge thereof,  and those whose hearts are to be won over, and for the freeing of human beings from bondage, and [for] those who […]

Bringing Organizing Against Islamophobia to the Next Level

by Darakhan Raja Founder and Co-Director of Justice for Muslims Collective  In the weeks after 9/11, when I was only 13 years old,  I witnessed my small community of working class Muslims go through mass levels of violence. From deportations, NYPD surveillance, increase in hate crimes, and workplace discrimination, our community was destroyed. In that crisis, […]

Mercy-USA Gives Back to Somalia

by Samana Sheikh Mercy-USA for Aid and Development hosts annual fundraising to help build wells in Somalia. The mission is called, “The Safe Water Challenge” it’s an online mobile campaign. The main goal is to bring clean water to people in these regions that lack everyday resources. “When you build a well in a community,” […]

The Day of Shame

by Uri Avnery ON BLOODY MONDAY this past week, when the number of Palestinian killed and wounded was rising by the hour, I asked myself: what would I have done if I had been a youngster of 15 in the Gaza Strip? My answer was, without hesitation: I would have stood near the border fence […]

Updates from Gaza- Palestines Struggle to Survive

by Aysha Qamar Israeli and Palestinian relations have worsened since President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. May 15 marked the deadliest day in Gaza since 2014. The Death toll is now more than 100 since the violence began over a month ago. No Israeli casualties have been reported. Since protests […]

A Quiz for Ramadan

As the month of Ramadan is upon us- let’s test our knowledge! Below is a Ramadan Quiz for you to try out! by Dr. Aslam Abdullah In which year of Hijra, the fasting in the month of Ramadan was made obligatory? The first year of Prophethood The Ninth year of Prophet hood The fifteenth year […]

Kidney Transplant: An Urgent Necessity

by Dr. Anis Ansari The optimal treatment of choice for kidney failure is organ transplant, not dialysis.  Unfortunately, kidney failure rates exceed the availability of eligible donors. This growing concern mandates that the patient remain on hemodialysis for long periods of time affecting their quality of life due to the time required to be hooked […]

Ramadan, Month of Fasting

by Hiba Mukhtar-Ansari It is that time of year again. Starting May 15th, nearly 14 million Muslim-Americans will welcome the special month of Ramadan, the month of fasting. The religious tradition of fasting has a long, rich history, along with variations in many other faiths. Eating a very early, nutritious breakfast before dawn, Muslims will […]

Maximizing Ramadan Energy: Delicious Date Anise Bars

by Noor H. Salem Very commonly in Ramadan, you may find yourself surrounded by traditional sweets such as baklava, qatayif (stuffed walnut or cheese pancakes), and countless other treats. Iftar parties and gatherings with family and friends results in a buffet of various mouthwatering desserts. As ecstatic as you may feel with the tradition, and seasonal […]

Energizing Smoothie for Ramadan

by Noor H. Salem  With Ramadan just days away, it’s time to equip your body and mind with energy, motivation, and perpetual strife. Instead of being a couch potato, staring at the clock until Maghrib prayer comes in, use your energy to maximize your worship and productivity in this Blessed Month. Undoubtedly, the food you consume […]

Refreshing Mint Matcha Lemonade

by Noor H. Salem With the summer heat right sneaking up on the beautiful and breezy spring, nothing is more refreshing than an iced-cold beverage. Unfortunately, summer heat is usually soothed with frozen novelties, ice cream, milk shakes, or carbonated beverages. Although these drinks might truly cool you off on the scorching sunny days, they may […]

American Muslim Fund Welcomes Ramadan & Muslim Philanthropy

Founded in 2016, the American Muslim Fund (AMF) is the first grassroots, national community foundation in the United States focused on creating Donor Advised Funds, distributing grants, and building endowments for the Muslim community. The lunar month of Ramadan means many things to Muslims who adhere to the fourth pillar of the faith, Fasting (Saum). […]

Dystopias Abound

by Haroon Imtiaz Our obsession is real. Dystopian futures abound in our cultural universe. They have done so for many years and will most certainly preoccupy us heading into the future. A case for continuity isn’t too hard to make. One need only consider the steady trajectory of dystopian literature and film in the previous […]

Santa Fe Shooting Victim was an Exchange Student from Pakistan

by TMO Staff On May 18 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis allegedly used a shotgun and a revolver to kill 10 students and faculty at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Of those 10 students was a girl named Sabika Sheikh. She was part of the United States State Department-sponsored Youth Exchange and Study Program. The objective […]