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  • Woman of Distinction Rashda Khan

    SAN AGELO,TX–Rashda Khan, a journalist and published author, will be honored as a Woman of Distinction by the Girls Scouts of Central Texas.  Khan has worked as a journalist and writer for over twenty years. She was born in Pakistan but raised in Bangladesh. She is an alumni of University of Houston. The Woman of

  • South Nevada’s first Muslim cemetery approved

    LAS VEGAS,NV–The Clark County Commission’s Zoning Board unanimously approved the proposal for an Islamic cemetery last week. It will be the first in South Nevada and will be run on not for profit basis. Until now Muslims had few burial options in the area. Commissioners approved the plans with around two dozen conditions. The plan had

  • New Jersey schools to consider diet preferences

    ATLANTIC CITY,NJ–A new bill passed in the New Jersey state assembly last December requires school districts to form food services advisory committees. The move is intended to not only provide healthy nutrition but also to take the students’ dietary preferences. “Making vegetarian, vegan, kosher, halal and other cultural dietary options available can increase the likelihood

  • NJ Mosque proposal faces opposition

    BERNARDS TOWNSHIP,NJ–A proposal to construct a mosque in New Jersey’s Bernards Township faced vocal opposition at a Planning Board meeting on March 17. The Islamic Society of Basking Ridge (ISBR), is seeking to raze a house on 4.3 acres of land and construct a facility for up to 142 worshippers. The mosque opponents cite fire

  • Interfaith views on pledge of allegiance

    ROCK ISLAND, IL–Interfaith leaders in Quad City area are holding a series of sessions titled “One Nation Under God? Being a Catholic, Muslim or Jew in America Today.” The sessions are part of ongoing interreligious dialogue in the area which has been continuing for past several years. “This series was designed in a way to give

  • Rays of Faith seminar coming to Dearborn

    Rays of Faith seminar coming to Dearborn

    By Noor H. Salem Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (pbuh) said, “Allah said, “I have prepared for My righteous slaves (such excellent things) as no eye has ever seen, nor an ear has ever heard nor a human heart can ever think of.” [Sahih al-Bukahri: Book 97, Hadith 123] This heart-poignant hadith is describing the

  • Standing together for #MARCH2JUSTICE

    Standing together for #MARCH2JUSTICE

    By Rashida Tlaib Why should American Muslims support #MARCH2JUSTICE from New York to DC? “We MARCH2JUSTICE because we believe that together, we can change the landscape of this nation and prove once and for all that ALL men and women are created equal. And we ALL have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit

  • Boko Haram & ISIS, virtual friends

    By Terje Ostebo The Conversation The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram’s recent pledge of allegiance to ISIS has generated a wave of speculation about its significance. ISIS’s response was to release an audio tape purporting to welcome the pledge. In the rest of the world one dominant view is that ISIS and the jihadi front

  • Farkhunda: The daughter of Islam, the real martyr

    By Aslam Abdullah Recently, in Afghanistan a young girl by the name of Farkhunda was burnt alive by a mother who believed that she had torn the pages of the Quran in a holy place. No one checked the facts and the young girl was kicked, punched and burnt alive by a momb. How long

  • All is not lost in ISIS’s attempt to smash the past

    All is not lost in ISIS’s attempt to smash the past

    By Amy Gazin-Schwartz The Conversation The archaeological and historical communities are deeply dismayed about ISIS destroying archaeological sites and materials in the last few weeks. We have seen pictures of ISIS smashing statues and artifacts in the Mosul museum. ISIS soldiers have reportedly destroyed buildings at the ancient Assyrian cities Ninevah and Nimrud in Iraq.

  • The key to real Middle East change: police reform

    The key to real Middle East change: police reform

    By Mieczyslaw P Boduszynski, The Conversation The recent Justice Department report into policing in Ferguson was scathing about the Missouri force’s bigotry and profit-driven law enforcement. Its findings have resonated with minority communities across America – from Michigan and Washington to California – who have long felt that their police services are predatory rather than

  • Muslims see Charlotte shooting as hate crime

    Muslims see Charlotte shooting as hate crime

    OnIslam & News Agencies CHARLOTTE, N.Carolina – Leaders of the Charlotte Muslim community have asserted that the shooting of 18 bullets at the backyard of a Muslim family’s home is more likely to be an intentional hate crime rather than a random act of violence. “We strongly feel this was not a random shooting. Whose

  • Fawad Khan partners with Islamic Relief to promote Pakistan development

    by Atiya Hasan  browngirlmagazine.com Fawad Khan, star of the ravingly popular Pakistani drama “Humsafar” and the Disney Bollywood movie “Khoobsurat” has been touring the US for reasons that fall very much outside of the Bollywood genre. His recent partnership with Islamic Relief to promote Pakistan development has taken him to seven cities all over the US, that culminated

  • Tunisia was attacked for its success, not its challenges

    Tunisia was attacked for its success, not its challenges

    By David Mednicoff The Conversation After the tragic Islamic State (ISIS) attack on tourists visiting Tunis’s iconic Bardo museum, one key point needs reassertion: Tunisia has been the Arab world’s major post-2011 success story. It is heartening to see a long-authoritarian Islamic country opening itself up quickly to widespread participation in governance and social inclusion,

  • Baltimore Muslims fight for holidays

    OnIslam & News Agencies BALTIMORE – Muslims in Maryland’s largest city of Baltimore have been campaigning to get their holy days recognized in school holidays, a few months after their request in Montgomery County in the eastern state was rejected. “I’m not asking for much, just asking for maybe equality,” Farah Ibrahim, one of the

  • US Muslim leader finds protection with her dog

    US Muslim leader finds protection with her dog

    OnIslam & News Agencies CAIRO – Dr. Ingrid Mattson, a renowned Muslim professor, has shared her story with her dog Ziggy in a YouTube video produced as part of a series about the lives of American Muslims. “Dr. Mattson is one of the most prominent female leaders in the Muslim community, and was almost attacked

  • Kindness, kittens, and Malcolm X

    Dear: Editor of TMO I really enjoyed reading the latest addition of your paper!! Especially your article about kindness with the picture of the Kitten laying on his/her back. In this face paced world we need more kindness and respect for diverse cultures and tolerance. Additionally, the article about the late Malcolm X’s concern for

  • Writing beyond words

    Writing beyond words

    By Haris A. Durrani Writing beyond words By Haris A. Durrani   The first creative writing piece I workshopped in undergrad told the story of a Pakistani engineering student who rebuilds her father’s mystical gulab jamun machine and saves Manhattan from a gang of neo-Nazis and their patrons on Wall Street. It was narrated by

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