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Trump and Netanyaho Stand Isolated on Jerusalem

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah The Muslim world leaders, the European Union and the United Nations have rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and called it dangerous for world stability and peace. As aptly described by diplomatic circles Trump has legitimized occupation, endorsed religious bigotry and celebrated […]

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel Capital, Plans to Move Embassy

by Aysha Qamar President Donald Trump has recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announced plans to relocate the United States embassy there. This move is expected to further tensions in the region and unsettle any prospects for peace. Every U.S. President since 1995, including Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, has declined to move the embassy, citing […]

Tarnished Scholars

by Azher Quader The recent allegations pertaining to the sexual abuses of Tariq Ramadan, a revered and beloved Islamic scholar and leader in the Muslim community, has created shockwaves among his staunch admirers and ardent followers who live worldwide.  He has denied the allegations of course and at some point a court of law will decide […]

Two-Layered Pumpkin Pudding Recipe

by Noor H. Salem In the past, we have covered common unhealthy ingredients you may find in many seasonal treats, such as pumpkin spice cookies, peppermint brownies, pumpkin lattes, pecan pies, puddings, or gingerbread desserts. Making these desserts at home can be an enjoyable experience and will make you more aware of what’s in your food. […]

Students Travel Nationally to Attend “Forever” Seminar in Dearborn

by Noor H. Salem An incredible seminar this weekend, Forever: the description of your soul’s journey after death, with Dr. Shaykh Waleed Basyouni brought people from across the nation to Dearborn, MI. Over 200 students gathered for the three-day Al-Maghrib seminar that was filled with laughter, emotional tears, and engaging material. While students were sitting at […]

MY-ICD Youth Gather the Community for Sold-Out Dinner

by Noor H. Salem The MY-ICD Youth committee proved the famous proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together,” Nov 3. Manifestly, their team effort echoed, as they successfully sold-out their annual fundraising dinner for 300 attendees in less than three weeks. MY-ICD is the youth committee of […]

Peppermint Brownie Recipe

by Noor H. Salem It’s the season for peppermint lattes, stacked-high pumpkin flavored ice cream sundaes, and endless types of gingerbread cookies and treats. While it may be comforting to grab a cup of hot cocoa while watching the snowfall, or munch on the seasonally exclusive pumpkin bread at your favorite neighborhood bakery, be aare of […]

Immune Strengthening Smoothie Recipe

by Noor H. Salem Smoothies can be incredibly healthy and energizing, but they could also land on the opposite end of the spectrum. With the cold and flu season around the corner, it’s essential that you take preventative measures and strengthen your immunity. Smoothies, bursting with fresh fruits and vegetables even, could do your immunity wonders. […]

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe Bursting with Ginger

by Noor H. Salem Previously, we have discussed several of many foods that could ease digestion and relieve you of various stomach ailments. Ginger, a food mentioned in the Qur’an, is a tasty pungent spice with plentiful health benefits, and could be added to your desserts or food alike. It eases digestion, relieves nausea, prevents cancer […]

Foods to Relieve Stomach Discomfort

by Noor H. Salem With the arrival of the winter season, and your eagerness to see the winter snow, it’s essential that you take means to strengthen your immune system. To support your immunity overall, you should begin by enhancing the health state of your gut. While the complex process of digestion begins when food enters […]

Muslims should Collaborate with People of Goodwill

by Ilyas Choudry Muslims should Collaborate with People of Goodwill in the United States to Make a Positive Global Impact: Honorable AL Green Spoke at ICNA-MAS SCR Convention in Houston More than 4,000 persons attended the Traditional Thanksgiving Weekend Two-and-a-Half Days ICNA-MAS South Central Region Convention at Hilton Americas in Downtown Houston. People from US […]

Suu Kyi Stripped of Freedom Award from Oxford

by TMO Staff Last month, Oxford said it would strip Suu Kyi of its award and this week the recommendation was discussed at a council meeting, resulting in the revoking of her Freedom Award. “Aung San Suu Kyi has denied any ethnic cleansing and dismissed numerous claims of sexual violence against Rohingya women as ‘fake […]

ISPU Banquet Celebrates Organization’s 15th Anniversary

by TMO Staff Over the past 15 years, the Institute of Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) has become America’s source for data for and about American Muslims. Established in 2002, ISPU aims to conduct objective, solution seeking research that empowers American Muslims to develop their community and contribute to democracy and pluralism in the United […]

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 […]