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Asylum seekers are sexully harassed, says the UN Refugee agency

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Asylum seekers are reporting sexual harassment and violence at some sub-standard reception centres on Greek islands – where even bathing during the daytime can be dangerous – despite Government measures to address the dire living conditions, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Friday. “In 2017, UNHCR [the Office of the […]

Violence Soars in Syria, Urgent Action is needed.

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has called for an immediate and unconditional de-escalation of violence in Syria as civilians in the war-torn country suffer through one of the most violent periods in nearly seven years of conflict. In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, Mr. Guterres stressed that “all concerned […]

World failing to stop the war on children

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Describing January as “a dark month” in crisis-torn Middle East and North Africa, the United Nations Children’s Fund   director for the region said recently that the violence has had a devastating toll on children, who were being killed in ongoing conflicts or suicide attacks, or freezing to death as they […]

Pakistani Forces find Indian Girl Lost at Border

by TMO Staff What started out as an ordinary day for Pooja Meghwal turned into an adventure, when the seven-year-old girl strayed across the border to be found by Pakistani Rangers. Lost Meghwal made it home three days later, with new shalwar kameez, slippers and snacks. “The weight of the firewood on my head made […]

Detroit Michigan Welcomes Sakinah House

by Samana Sheikh The first women shelter developed and operated by Muslims has opened in Detroit, Michigan. Although, this transitional home is open to all women varying in religion and ethnic diversity; everyone is excited that Sakinah House is finally operating. “There was a need in the community to help those muslim women find a […]

2018: The Year of Government Shutdowns

by TMO Staff As we slept, the federal government was shut down due to long-term budget deal. This was the second time in three weeks that a government shutdown has taken place. The reason behind this shutdown is related to the shutdown that took place in January. Congress had agreed to keep the government running […]

Delectable Lamb Spaghetti

by Noor H. Salem In the past, we’ve discussed the recently growing trend of gluten-free foods, and the lack of scrumptious options when it comes to pasta. Opting for a gluten-free diet may in fact be relieving for you if you have celiac disease, or experience gluten intolerance symptoms such as bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, nausea, […]

SKYWALKER: The Art of Faith-Life Balance

by Noor H. Salem SkyWalker came to town, and no, it’s not related to Star Wars. It was an extraordinary event which came to the Tawheed Center of Farmington Hills on Saturday, and brought many with their new year’s resolution baggage. Almost one hundred students joined for a OneLink workshop hosted by Qabeelah Ittihaad Michigan. The […]

Tea: Beyond Just Warming Your Heart

by Noor H. Salem In this brittle cold season, picking up a cup of warm tea after having to walk a long distance to your car, or perhaps as you cuddle near the fireplace during a snow storm might feel like the pot of gold behind the rainbow. Tea is simply incredible; you steep from a […]

Noor’s Protein-Avocado Fudge Brownies

by Noor H. Salem When you hear brownies, you might subconsciously think of gooey and fattening squares of chocolatey goodness. Readily consumed brownies might contain excessive refined sugar, hydrogenated oils, genetically engineered ingredients, toxic preservatives and really, no nutritional benefit. When choosing to take the path of holistic wellness, many clients constantly express their concern of […]

Death of a Warrior

By Susan Schwartz This year has begun with the sad news of the passing of humanitarian activist and Palestine supporter, Patricia “Pat” McDonnell Twair. Pat died after a long and  courageous battle with a Parkinson’s Disease related illness. Pat’s life was that of an activist, and she pursued this calling largely (though not exclusively) through […]

NDM, Non-Denominational Muslims

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah A growing number of Muslims, especially in the US and Canada, now identify with an Islam that is non denominational. They can simply be called Muslims, however, if anyone wants to distinguish them as a separate category, they may be described Non Denominational Muslims or NDM. Who are they and what […]

Influenza Season Creates Havoc throughout the Country

by Anis Ansari This year influenza season seems to be moderately severe affecting all parts of United States with many sudden deaths reported in even young individuals. Unfortunately, this year’s vaccine against influenza has not been very effective. According to news reports, the vaccine has been only 10 percent effective against H3N2 and 33 percent […]

A Tragedy of Nuclear Proportions

by Haroon Imtiaz In an article on The Hill, Rebecca Kheel writes that members of the Senate Arms Services Committee have begun to assess the prospect of nuclear modernization. Kheel’s report comes after a committee meeting that was held on January 23, 2018, after which “…senators in both parties…expressed support for nuclear modernization.” A point […]

Hadith, Forgiveness and Human Fallibility

by Haroon Imtiaz In Imam al-Nawawi’s classic on forty hadith, we find what many scholars call the foundations of the religion. This is an apt description considering that the forty hadith explore the core components of Islam, such as the beliefs, values, and codes of conduct Muslims are taught to adhere to. All of them—in […]

How Can Pasta Possibly Be Healthy?

by Noor H. Salem Pasta: a childhood favorite to many has a pretty bad reputation for being high in carbohydrates, fats, and calories. Eating lasagna becomes a guilt-full experience, and ordering noodles while dining out leads to one thinking of all the ways to burn the calories working out the next morning. Should consuming food be […]

Harding-Working Youth Raise $140,000 for the Yemen Crisis

by Noor H. Salem “Water: cheapest when available, and most expensive (and dearest) when it’s not,” Shaykh Yaser Birjas stated as his words trembled the hearts of many at a sold-out fundraising dinner on Sunday. Almost 600 people joined for an evening hosted by MY-ICD Youth and Baitulmaal, at Byblos Banquet in Dearborn, in support of […]

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 […]