Entries by TMO

President Trump Denies Making ‘Shithole Countries’ Comment

by Aysha Qamar President Trump described Haiti, El Salvador and parts of Africa as “shithole countries” in a meeting with lawmakers in the White House,  in a report first published by the Washington Post. During a discussion on a potential immigration deal- a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program–Trump grew frustrated at the suggestion […]

Muslim Woman Challenges Putin

by Aysha Qamar Russia’s next presidential election is set to take place on March 18, and history is made with the first-ever Muslim presidential candidate challenging incumbent Vladimir Putin. Prominent female Muslim journalist Aina Gamzatova has announced that she’s running for president. The wife of and advisor to Akhmad Abdulayev, the head of the Muslim Spiritual […]

Double Suicide Attack in Baghdad Kills Dozens

by Rehan Qamar Another horrific incident occurs in Iraq, adding to the increasing country death toll, as a twin suicide bombing occurs in central Baghdad. According to the Iraqi Ministry of Health, at least 27 people were killed and many others injured Monday, from the twin suicide bombing which occurred in a heavily crowded market […]

Islam Amongst World’s Fastest Growing Religions

by Rehan Qamar According to researchers, by 2040, Islam is estimated to be the second largest religion in the United States. The current largest religion in the US is Christianity followed by Judaism, with Islam rapidly growing as one of the most racially diverse religions. In many parts of the world, Islam is widely considered as […]

An Opinion on Prophetic Witnessing

by Haroon Imtiaz To be a prophetic witness, or a living embodiment of prophetic conduct, is just not easy. It is in fact, fundamentally stressful and at times a painful occupation to say the least; it is an occupation requiring toil and diligence to such a high degree, that repose is rendered a prerequisite to […]

Unique 1001 Inventions Exhibit Executed in Detroit

by Noor H. Salem An incredible exhibit that has been at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit for a few months now, has caught the attention and interest of thousands. For a long time, a very diverse group of local supporters worked perpetually to bring this exposition to southeast Michigan. Their hope was to allow visitors […]

Does Eating Nuts Make You Fat?

by Noor H. Salem You’ve probably heard far too often, “don’t eat that, it has too much fat!” Unfortunately, several decades ago the fear of fat indeed reached a peak; it led many to toss out their egg yolks, avoid drinking milk, choose crackers over nuts, and even limit their intake of butter. It also resulted […]

Get Rid of Unrealistic New Year Goals

by Noor H. Salem Have you taken oath to yourself to start yet another dieting program this year? Did you put weight-loss or exercise on your New Year’s resolution, once again? I’ve dealt with many clients who were previously frustrated, and fed-up with dieting, prior to experiencing my holistic programs. It’s unfortunate that dieting has such […]

Butternut Squash Pumpkin Soup Recipe

by Noor H. Salem If you’ve only experienced tasting pumpkin in store-bought pie, you’re truly missing out on many beneficial and tasty treats. While pumpkin is readily prepared in desserts, it’s especially delicious in savory foods alike. Although butternut squash is delicious unaccompanied, adding in pumpkin boosts the nutritional value of it, while additionally impressing your […]

Palestinian Solidarity Rally in Houston

by Ilyas Choudry Jerusalem – Capital of Palestine Coalition held a Peaceful but Vociferous Rally on Saturday Dec 9 between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Corner of the most congested intersection of the Greater Houston Region (Westheimer and Post Oak). The rally was to protest Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of […]

Walking Tall Event Beautiful with Full House

by Noor H. Salem Almost 200 attendees gathered at the Islamic Center of Detroit banquet hall for an intensive, yet heartwarming event IlmNight: Walking Tall, on Dec 8.Walking Tall is a three-hour intensive course developed by Al-Maghrib Institute, and is taught by none other than Imam Wisam Sharieff. It’s an interactive experience that focuses on Qur’an recitation, […]

What Do You Mean There Are Bugs in My Yogurt?

by Noor H. Salem You walk around the supermarket and see a myriad of food products, each with numerous marketing labels claiming they are healthy for you. We’ve come to a time and age, in which large corporations are doing great convincing you that your child can get vitamin D from a box of cereal, you […]

Appetizing and Energizing Ginger Banana Nut Bread

by Noor H. Salem The cold and cozy winter season pairs well with a cup of warm tea and a slice of banana bread. Unfortunately, if you’re opting for baked goods from a local café, or perhaps purchasing it from a supermarket, you’re most likely consuming unhealthy ingredients. The majority of prepared baked goods, including muffins, […]

United Nations Denounces Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem

by Aysha Qamar A majority of United Nations member states have declared President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void,” ignoring his threats to retaliate by cutting aid to countries voting against his recognition. The non-binding resolution was approved at a UN General Assembly emergency meeting this week, with 128 votes in favor and […]

Saudi Arabia Lifts 35-Year-Old Cinema Ban

by Aysha Qamar For the first time in over 35 years, Saudis will soon be able to go to the movie theater. Religious leaders forced the closure of cinemas in the 1980s, claiming they were a threat to Saudi religious identity. A resolution allowing the Culture Ministry to license commercial cinemas has been passed lifting the […]

The Myanmar Genocide

by Azeem Ibrahim The humanitarian disaster unfolding in Myanmar has been in the works for decades. Like many such catastrophes in the past, it has been built half by accident, half by design, by a succession of political leaders who saw the Rohingya as victims of opportunity whenever they found themselves a little short on […]

Pipe Bomb Explodes Near New York Bus Terminal

by Rehan Qamar An attempted terrorist attack struck the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue near Times Square on Monday morning. Three were injured causing chaos in one of the busiest commuter cubs in the nation, officials said. Police have identified the suspect behind the New York bus terminal explosion as […]

Spicy and Satisfying Jalapeño Quinoa Bowl

  by Noor H. Salem A seed tiny in size but mighty in nutrients: quinoa. You may have come across quinoa, as a new alternative to gluten-containing grains such as wheat, rye, some oats, or barley. The best quality quinoa carries, aside the noteworthy nutrient density, is that it goes great with almost anything. It tastes […]

Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect

by Aysha Qamar This week, the Supreme Court issued a decision on Trump’s Third Travel Ban, referred to as the Muslim Ban 3.0, that allows it to take full effect. This is the first time a court has allowed the travel ban, affecting travelers from eight countries, six of them being Muslim-majority countries, in its entirety immediately.  The original ban, which took […]