Entries by TMO

The Constant Battle Between the West and the Muslim World

by Amina Khan The term “Islamophobia” and the ostracization of Muslims have cemented a polarized community and scrutinization of a 1400-year-old religion. After every attack claimed under the name of ISIS, the debate once again sparks on whether or not Islam is an oppressive and violent religion. However, the conversation should not levitate towards fear of […]

Michigan Muslim Community Council Annual Unity Banquet

by Samana Sheikh On Sunday, the Michigan Muslim Community Council (MMCC) held the 31st annual Unity Banquet at Burton Manor in Livonia, Michigan. The keynote speaker was first Executive Director of Muslim Advocates, Farhana Khera. Khera attended the event to give voice and reasoning to why the Muslim community needs to stand united. She talked […]

Is the Quran only relevant to Muslims?

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Is the Quran only for Muslims? What about humanity? If God is the Lord of the worlds (Quran 1:2) and the Prophet is described as the messenger for the worlds (Quran 21:107) and the Quran is introduced as a reminder to the worlds, (Quran 68:52) then what is the relevance of […]

Continuing Rohingya Refugee Crisis

By Dr. Shahaab Uddin In late September, the Burmese Army, with the help of extremist Buddhists, decided to increase the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyan Muslims from the Rakhine state, located in coastal Myanmar. Violence, rape and genocide was escalated and left over 500,000-900,000 Rohingyans fleeing for their lives to neighboring Bangladesh overnight. Although this genocide […]

Uneasiness in the Desert Kingdom

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Everything in the Desert Kingdom of Saudi Arabia seems to be changing but in a slow motion.  Arrests, palace coup, death of male members of the royal family, increasing rhetoric against Iran, missile attack by the Yemeni tribes, campaign against corruption, liberalization, immigration and depleting oil reserves. These are some of […]

Muslim Father Forgives and Hugs Man Involved With Son’s Murder

by Aysha Qamar “Forgiveness is the greatest gift in Islam,” Abdul-Mumin Sombat Jitmoud said during the hearing, which lasted for almost three hours. The father of a murdered Muslim pizza delivery driver forgave the man who was sentenced to prison for playing a part in his son’s death. In April 2015, 22-year-old Salahuddin Jitmoud was making one […]

Promise for Palestine Tour 2017

Islamic Relief USA is proud to present the Promise for Palestine tour, featuring special guests Mohammed Assaf and Linda Sarsour. This amazing fundraising event for Palestine Humanitarian Aid will span seven cities, giving participants an exclusive look into the life and times of humanitarian and world renowned entertainer Mohammed Assaf as you have never seen him before: sharing his story, […]

The Powerful Ways Japanese-Americans have Shown Solidarity with Muslims

by Fatima Ahmed – Follow @fattya123 The Japanese-American community has seen many atrocities during the second World War. As per Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 issued in 1942, around 110,000 Japanese-Americans were interned in camps mainly along the west coast. Thousands were forced to abandon their homes, businesses, farms, and possessions to move into what the […]

Trump is President-Elect, Here’s What That Means For Us

By Aseel Machi, managing editor Okay–glad I could get your attention. Sorry, the title was misleading. The truth is, I cannot tell you what Trump presidency will mean for you or I as a minority. No one can. We can make some guesses, but the truth is, no one will know until the president-elect actually […]

Muslims ‘Check In’ in Solidarity With Standing Rock

Nearing a million check ins on Facebook, including hundreds, if not thousands from Muslims, Standing Rock Indian Reservation would appear to be hosting currently 900,000 individuals. Well, they are–virtually. National activists working in solidarity with the reservation called for everyone to make their posts public and lend their support by giving a virtual presence to the site […]

A Great Humanitarian Dies at 91

By Susan Schwartz, contributing writer The human rights movement lost a great and compassionate activist last week when Hedy Epstein passed away at the age of 91 in her St. Louis home. Born in Germany, she was a witness to the horrors of the Nazi regime. At the age of 14, Hedy’s parents were able […]

The Noor Effect is Coming to Dearborn

Noor Tagouri, famously known as the Muslim woman who seeks to be the first major news anchor in the United States, is making her way to Dearborn for a visit this week. She has been featured on several news outlets and is a famed journalist.   Tagouri will be speaking and presenting her start up […]

London’s New Mayor: A Muslim?!

Sadiq Khan, now infamous for his faith, has become London’s newest mayor and is the latest world sensation. Numerous news outlets and coverage surrounding his win in the major United Kingdom city have circled around his identity and religion. Indeed, Khan is a Muslim. Not only is he Muslim, but with a background of that […]

ISPU Case Study: Muslims Give to Flint

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, or ISPU, once again provides data that Muslims are taking up efforts to help with the Flint water crisis: 550+ Muslim volunteers have been working in Flint in various methods of distribution and health clinics since the area was declared a state of emergency. The Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village is a […]

Recent ISPU poll gives ‘surprising’ results on Muslims

Recent ISPU poll gives ‘surprising’ results on Muslims Many common accusations against American Muslims have been debunked, at least according to a recent poll from the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, or ISPU: Going to the mosque means Muslims are more involved in the community – not less  Muslim Americans who regularly attend mosques are more […]

Neighborly Needs Inc.: A helping hand

By Aseel Machi By giving a helping hand–literally–a non-profit organization out of Detroit, MI, Neighborly Needs Inc. has been working with the local and surrounding communities to help provide opportunities for growth and rejuvenation in local Detroit. Their activities include renovating homes in Detroit to offer a place to live for youth entangled in the […]