Entries by TMO

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 violence began over a month ago. No Israeli casualties have been reported. Since protests began, […]

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 […]

Killing Gaza

by Chris Hedges WASHINGTON, D.C.—Israel’s blockade of Gaza—where trapped Palestinians for the past seven weeks have held nonviolent protests along the border fence with Israel, resulting in scores of dead and some 6,000 wounded by Israeli troops—is one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. Yet the horror that is Gaza, where 2 million people live […]

Justice for Asifa demanded during a rally at the White House

by Nabba Wadwan “The murder of Asifa, 8 years old angel from Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir has shaken the conscience of the leaders not only in South Asia but also all over the world. Asifa was abducted, drugged, gang raped and finally murdered simply because she was a Muslim in the so-called largest democracy of India. […]

Interfaith Symposium

by Sayyid M. Syeed The Shia Muslim Council, along with its partners, the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, CAIR, MPAC and Bayan Claremont presented a unique symposium to discuss Sunni and Shia relations. Held at the University of California in Irvine, the symposium was attended by more than 250 community members, students, and leaders in […]

Professor Irfan Ahmad Khan: My Nana

By Hafsa Ahsan On April 3rd, I lost my grandfather, Dr. Irfan Ahmad Khan; April 7th would have been his 87th birthday. In this moment of stillness, following the flurry of the funeral and the sad reunion of our family, my heart is heavy with sorrow and regret. I miss him a lot. With that […]

Justice Dr. Rajinder Sacahar

by TMO Staff In April 2003, as council for the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Rajinder Sachar argued before the Supreme Court of India that the Prevention of Terrorist Activities Act (POTA) should be quashed since it violated fundamental rights.  On 24 November 2002 the police arrested twenty six people in the Dharmapuri district […]

Increasing Your Energy in Ramadan

by Noor H. Salem With Ramadan less than a month away, it’s the perfect time to discuss essential tips to stay energized and vibrant during the month of Ramadan. Ramadan is now in the summer days, thus leaving many thirsty and tired. At a workshop I’ve conducted numerously, Ramadan and Healthy Eating, I had an attendee […]