Entries by Aysha Qamar

A Recipe for Scrumptious Lamb Biryani

by Noor H. Salem Recently, I shared a delectable brownie recipe to include in your Eid treats. Nonetheless, many people might be wondering what to cook up with the lamb meat they may have from Eid. While it’s certainly an option to freeze it, there is no better way to prepare it than now when it’s […]

Delicious Brownie Addition to Your Eid Treats

by Noor H. Salem The days of Eid are here-as the ten blessed days of Dhul Hijjah come to an end- pictures of delicious treats, buffets of candy and treats, and greetings are shared amongst family members and friends. Nonetheless, it becomes a time of indulgence, as many options of sweets and treats are in your […]

DACA: Trump Pronounces the Death of Dreams

by TMO Staff About 800,000 young undocumented immigrants are at risk of deportation, if the president and members of the House and Senate can not make a deal in the next 6 months. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who not only supports increased deportations but has opposed the DACA  (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program since its inception […]

Islamic Centers Leading Relief Efforts in Texas

by Ilyas Choudry Unparalleled Flooding in the Fourth Largest Metropolis of USA, Houston has brought communities together to begin relief efforts. The Pakistani community has started relief efforts with generous donations including one of $50,000- by Mr. S. Javaid Anwar in the Name of his mother Tahira Khatoon to ‘Alliance of Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Efforts’. Houston, Texas: […]

What Are You Feeding Your Infant?

by Noor H. Salem When it comes to purchasing commercially prepared baby food, many are distracted by the cute babies smiling on the packages, that they overlook reading the list of ingredients on the packaging all together. Or perhaps, because the food is marketed as made for infants (although I know many of you mommy’s end […]

The Hajj Paradigm: Islam’s Most Unifying Narrative

by Imam Luqman Ahmad Perhaps, the purest, and most poignant narrative of what Islam really stands for at its core, is the visual takeaway one gets from the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca-called Hajj. Every sane adult Muslim, who is physically and financially able, is required to perform the Hajj at least once in their lifetime. […]

Be Cautious of Your Chocolate Ice Cream

by Noor H. Salem Everyone screams for ice cream-but I frankly wish everyone was screaming when they comprehended the ingredient list of their favorite ice cream. I must admit, as a child, I loved ice cream. However with time, as I have come to recognize the container’s block paragraph of multi-syllabus chemicals I could not pronounce, […]

Should You Eat Dairy or Not?

by Noor H. Salem Previously, we covered common misconceptions of dairy in the food industry and the best type of dairy products you should purchase for optimum health. While I don’t believe everyone should blindly follow every new diet fad, such as the gluten-free or dairy-free diet, I do have many clients and friends who have […]

Trump Proposes Immigration Cuts in New Bill

by Aysha Qamar “It’s great to be here today to unveil legislation that would represent the most significant reform to our immigration system in a half a century,” President Donald Trump said at a White House event. Trump has proposed a bill -called the RAISE Act, Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment– that would cut legal […]

Should You Really Avoid Eating Dairy?

by Noor H. Salem Going vegan, paleo, and gluten-free have been hot topics, and recently, dairy-free has become common, too. Is it just a fad, or should you really clean your diet of dairy products to optimize your health in the long-run? Bloating, stomach pain, diarrhea, indigestion, eczema, loud gurgling in your stomach, are all common […]

Anti-Islamophobia Campaign Encourages Intervention

by Aysha Qamar According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the number of anti-Muslim attacks in the United States has sharply risen. With the rise of hate crimes and Islamophobia a desire for change and advocacy has increased; however, while many wish to help in uncomfortable situations, they are unsure what to do. The city of Boston […]

Ibtihaj Muhammad: Fusing Faith, Fashion and Fencing

by Humera Dasu Islam, saber fencing, and Louella, all have a common denominator- and that is Ibtihaj Muhammad. Otherwise known as the first hijabi on the American Olympic team, Muhammad is breaking barriers through her passion in fencing. Amidst her athletic drive and unapologetic representation of her religion, is a love for fashion. Muhammad is […]