Entries by TMO

“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 […]

Sanders and Schultz: a Tale of Two Contrasting Candidates

By Yousuf Ali Over the last 2 weeks, 2 potential candidates have been focussed on in the media; Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Howard Schultz, former CEO of Starbucks. On the face of this, the two could not be more different. One is a politician who has spent his entire career attacking the unfairness of […]

High School Students with MAGA Hats Harass Native American Elder

By Yousuf Ali A video emerged with students from Covington Catholic High School students wearing Making America Great Again hats making faces and mocking indigenous health. It later emerged that the elder was a Vietnam War veteran by the name of Nathan Phillips. Furthermore, there was also harassment from a group calling themselves “Hebrew Israelites”. […]

Baba’s Incredible Lemon Ginger Tea Remedy

by Noor H. Salem With record-breaking wind chills nationwide ranging from -50 in Detroit, to -70 below zero in Chicago this past week, one can only imagine how one’s physical health can be affected. It’s important to bundle up and keep your body warm in abnormally low temperatures. Moreover, eating foods to strengthen your immune […]

Tulsi, Kamala, and Indian Americans

by Mike Ghouse The Indian American Immigrants and perhaps all non-white immigrants owe their gratitude to Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Without their effort and subsequent passage of the Civil Rights Act, very few of us would have made it to America. Who would want to sit in the back of the bus, […]

NJ Attorney General Grewal Swears in Councilman Salim Patel

by Zuleyha Kayi Attorney General Gurbir Grewal swore in City of Passaic Councilman Salim Patel in a Swearing-In ceremony at Passaic High School on Thursday, Jan 17. There were approximately 300 attendees who came to witness the Swearing-In of Councilman Salim Patel. The attendees, as well as the elected officials, were from various different ethnic […]

Party Politics and Islamophobia

The following piece was written in response to a piece in Business Insider entitled ‘Young Trump supporters told they need to fight terrorism on college campuses by ‘exposing Islam’ because all Muslims are ‘radical’.’ By Dr. Ubaid Shaikh Islamophobia has become politically acceptable in America and is getting deeply embedded in the Republican party. Students attending […]

Halim Dhanidina Becomes First Muslim, South Asian Justice in California

by Aysha Qamar Despite prevalent Islamophobia, 2018 proved to be historic for Muslims nationwide. American-Muslims have continued to see firsts in different levels of government and politics, and California made history with the swear-in of its first Muslim justice. According to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Judge Halim Dhanidina has been appointed Associate Justice, Division Three of the […]

Health Strategies for 2019

by Noor H. Salem Another year flew by, and you may or may not find yourself tackling the milestones to your vision of good health. It is common for one to take an oath to start yet another dieting program at the beginning of the year, only to find yourself jump off the bandwagon just […]

American Muslims Express their Gratitude to highest body of Sikh Community for their worldwide Humanitarian Efforts

by Dr.Aslam Abdullah A delegation of the members of the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) visited the Golden Temple, Amritsar in India to pay tribute to Sikh leadership for its pioneering work in serving the displaced people all around the world including Rohingyas, Yemenis, Iraqis and Syrians. The delegation was warmly received […]

Renowned Educationists, Economists and Religious Leaders at AFMI Convention

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah More than two thousand youth and prominent educationists from all over India participated in the 27th annual convention organized by the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin in cooperation with FLAME, a Bihar-based educational institution devoted to the educational betterment of the state with special focus on the Muslim community. […]

Zakat Foundation, Feed the Children Unite to Feed Durham, NC

25 pounds of food. Per family. 15 pounds of hygiene items. Per family. 5 pounds of feminine products. Per family. Cold and rain did not stop the Zakat Foundation of America employees and volunteers from providing these essentials to the citizens of Durham, North Carolina. The Zakat Foundation-sponsored distribution supported 400 pre-selected needy families who […]

Muslim Indian American Teen Wins University Hackathon

by Aysha Qamar Muslim Indian American teenager and high school senior Mahum Siddiqi won the inaugural “Digital Transformation Hackathon” at Cornell University as the only non-graduate competitor. The 17-year-old and her team designed a device that uses neurological activity to detect the actual pain level of a patient during a diagnosis. “It’s incredibly upsetting and […]