Entries by TMO

The Reality Behind OIC Resolution on Kashmir

by TMO Staff Much has been discussed about a resolution about the plight of Kashmiris and the Babri Masjid that was passed by the forty-sixth session of the Council of Foreign Ministers in Abu Dhabi in February this year. The resolution condemned India for its terrorism in Kashmir. The Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir […]

The Clouds of War are dense and dark in Indo-Pak Subcontinent

By Dr. Aslam Abdullah The failure of politicians to resolve their differences and the inability to learn from four wars they have fought in the last 72 years have created a dangerous situation in the India-Pakistan subcontinent that might lead to a major world war between India and Pakistan. Both countries have religious as well […]

Bernie Sanders Announces Second Presidential Bid

by TMO Staff Bernie Sanders, 77, launched his second consecutive presidential campaign on Tuesday. Sanders was runner-up in the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries, losing to Hilary Clinton. He tweeted, “I’m running for president because, now more than ever, we need leadership that brings us together – not divides us up.” The Vermont Senator, who […]

What Malcolm X Means for the Muslim Community

by Amina Khan Among many past activists who seek change in America, one man enveloped an astonishing multi-dimensional legacy. Some remember him through famous quotes, or as Muhammad Ali’s companion. Or, some may believe he betrayed “true” Islam. El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (or Malcolm X) symbolized how Islam illuminated through him. His character, intellect, and urge […]

Michelle Carter begins Manslaughter Sentence

by TMO Staff After appealing her 2017 conviction over the months that followed, Michelle Carter, the girl who persuaded her boyfriend to kill himself, will be going to jail. Carter was ordered Monday by a Massachusetts judge to start serving her sentence. Convicted of manslaughter in June 2017, Carter has been sentenced to 15 months in […]

Why Sikhs don’t throw Muslims under the bus

by Simran Jeet Singh (RNS) — Earlier this month I published a column on what I learned teaching Islamic studies in Texas. As I’ve come to expect from all my columns, this one was met with quite a bit of positivity — and also with quite a bit of hate mail. Some accused me of selling […]

Ilhan Omar Makes Waves in Congress Regarding AIPAC and Venezuela

By Yousuf Ali Barely a month after being sworn into office, U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has thoroughly reinforced her reputation as a staunch opponent of establishment politics, particularly relating to foreign policy. The controversy erupted when Omar tweeted who she believed to be influencing American policies in Israel’s favor. According to The Hill, she […]

‘Top Chef’ Fan Favorite Fatima Ali Dies at 29

“Fan Favorite” Pakistani-American chef Fatima Ali, known for her 2017 appearance on popular US Bravo television series Top Chef, passed away late January after losing a battle with cancer. Ali appeared on season 15 of the reality competition show as a contestant and was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, Ewing’s Sarcoma, right after. […]

Anti-Muslim politician converts to Islam

by TMO Staff A former Dutch former politician who spread anti-Muslim hate rhetoric has converted to Islam. Joram van Klaveren is the second ex-PVV (Dutch Freedom Party) politician to convert. A former member of Geert Wilders’ far-right Dutch party announced earlier, that he has converted to Islam. Joram Van Klaveren said he made the switch from critic to […]

Trump Delivers State of the Union Address After Government Reopens

by Aysha Qamar House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address on Feb. 5, following the reopening of the government after the longest shutdown in U.S. history. After telling reporters the address will be rescheduled once the government has reopened last Friday, Pelosi spoke with Trump on Monday […]

Healthy Homemade 7-Layer Dip

by Noor H. Salem Whether it’s a gathering with your friends to watch the Superbowl or a family social on a weekday night, it’s easy to reach for unhealthy options without thinking twice about the health consequences. Instead of ordering deep-fried boneless wings, potato wedges, and store-bought dips and condiments, try preparing scrumptious snacks at […]

Water for Gaza Dinner with Shaykh Yasir Qadhi

by Noor Salem “I always wonder why I come to Michigan in January with this cold season, but then I feel the warmth of the community,” said Shaykh Yasir Qadhi as he was welcomed to the stage at the Water for Gaza fundraising dinner in Farmington Hills, Michigan. A hall of over 400 people gathered […]

Venezuela in Crisis

By Yousuf Ali Over the past 2 weeks, the political crisis in Venezuela has escalated to extreme levels. The already embattled president of the country Nicolás Maduro is now openly being challenged by the speaker of the parliament Juan Guaido to step aside and allow him to govern instead. The claim is that the presidential […]

US Muslim leaders call on China to end persecution of Uighurs

by Aysha Khan (RNS) – More than 130 American Muslim leaders and scholars have signed an open letter condemning the Chinese government’s continued persecution and detention of the mostly Muslim Uighur minority. The letter, initiated by the Sound Vision Foundation and signed by prominent Muslim leaders, called for the release of detainees from internment camps […]

Islam Came to America through Black Slaves

By Yousuf Ali When speaking about the history of Islam in the United States, the discussion naturally goes to the history of immigration from the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent as this is what most people think of when considering the issue. At the same time, the discourse, unfortunately, does not encompass the important […]

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam: Racist Yearbook Picture Controversy

By Yousuf Ali An investigation into Eastern Virginia University’s 1984 Medical School yearbook yielded revelations about Virginia’s government which has left him clinging on for his political life. On Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) personal yearbook, there is an image of a man wearing a KKK costume standing next to another dressed in blackface, both outfits with […]

“Seek Permission”: the Importance of Privacy in Islam

By Yousuf Ali “And when your children reach the age of puberty, have them seek ?to come in?, as their elders do. This is how Allah makes His revelations clear to you, for Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.” 24:59 When speaking about Islam, the primacy of privacy is rarely discussed with khutaba and lecturers recycling same […]