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  • Canton MSA in new hands

    By Osama Odeh Canton, Michigan–Alhamdulillah, I had the opportunity to sit down with P-CEP’s new MSA President, Sameed Khan, last week. Q: What inspired you to become the new MSA President? A: I saw that there was a need — it isn’t a failing community by any means, it’s a thriving one. But I found

  • TMO Youth: News feed

    Obama to Unveil New Climate Change Plan Seeing it as central to his legacy, Obama has promised a much tougher climate change plan that could potentially shut down thousands of coal plants and boost green energy production. FIFA Goes Progressive Alex Morgan, the women’s soccer star, will be featured on the box art for FIFA

  • TMO Youth: YOUR narrative

    Assalam wa’Alaikum! The TMO Youth Production team is excited beyond words to present the first release of TMO Youth — a newspaper and media outlet for what is going to be our narrative and ours only! Inshallah, we hope this grows to become a prime space for Muslim youth all over to share their ideas,

  • Plans for Muslim cemetery opposed

    FARMERSVILLE,TX–Plans by the Islamic Association of Collin County to develop a cemetery in Farmersville have attracted vocal opposition from residents. The proposal hasn’t even been discussed yet in the council as it isn’t ready for vote. But some residents are already venting their anger at the project with some threatening to spill pig’s blood on

  • Muslims offer help to Utah tribe

    The humanitarian group Islamic Relief USA is offering much needed help to a Utah tribe this Ramadan. The Goshute Tribe in Tooele County face unemployment and lack of income and this has become generational according to news reports. In a press report Islamic Relief says: ““The Tribal Nations are the original inhabitants of North America,

  • Mohammed Ettouney to head EMI Committee

    NEW YORK,NY–Dr. Mohammed Ettouney, of Weidlinger Associates, Inc., has been named chairperson of the newly established Objective Resilience Committee (ORC) of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI). The committee will address resilience issues from a variety of objective viewpoints, with the goal of improving the resilience of major civil infrastructure

  • Volunteers fight hunger in Ramadan

    By Samina Saifee and M. Muhammad Ahmed Farmington Hills, MI – On July 11 in the heat of Ramadan, hundreds of volunteers gathered at a local department store in metro-Detroit to package food for those in need. This effort along with dozens over other events are part of the month long Ramadan Fight Against Hunger

  • Crescent Foods Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    By Laura Fawaz, TMO contributing reporter Oak Brook, IL–Chicago-based Crescent Foods celebrated their 20th anniversary with their employees volunteering at their local food bank last month. Crescent Foods employees celebrated by giving their time, by volunteering in preparing food and placing them in vacuum-sealed bags for the needy. They choose to spend this anniversary by

  • Ahmed Hassan recognized as outstanding researcher

    KINGSTON,CANADA–Queen’s university researcher Ahmed Hassan (Computing) is one of three recipients of the Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Prize for 2014 from the Canadian Association of Computer Science. Dr. Hassan, the Canada Research Chair in Software Analytics and the NSERC/BlackBerry Industrial Research Chair in Software Engineering for Ultra Large Scale systems, leads the Software Analysis

  • Muslims Deplore France Attack

    OnIslam & News Agencies CAIRO – Receiving the shocking news of Friday’s attack on a French factory, Muslims rushed to condemn the extremist attack as contradicting with Islamic tenets of peace. “Shocked by sickening violence in #Grenoble If attacker claims to do this in Islam’s name, he is misguided. Thoughts & prayers with victims,” Dr

  • Buffalo city hall hosts Iftar

    BUFFALO,NY–Buffalo’s City Hall was the venue for an iftar Tuesday which saw a number of civic and community leaders join. The event has become a regular one for the past several years. Speakers from various faith groups talked about the connections between fasting and charity among the faiths. 17-27

  • Sarah Khan selected for Fulbright program

    EAST STROUDSBURG, PA–Sarah Khan of Stroudsburg has become the first East Stroudsburg University student to be chosen for the highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student program, which will enable her to spend nine months teaching at a university in Turkey. Khan, a recent graduate with a master’s in education, was one of 1,900 students nationwide chosen

  • Jafar wins Young Scientist Award

    IRVINE,CA–Syed Ali Jafar, a UC Irvine computer scientist who has changed the world’s understanding of the capacity of wireless networks, has won the 2015 Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in physical sciences & engineering. One of three winners chosen from among 300 candidates from highly ranked American universities and research institutions, Jafar will receive

  • Mosque might serve as a temporary shelter for the homeless

    MINNEAPOLIS,MN–A Minneapolis mosque might serve as a temporary shelter for the homeless. The West Bank Community Coalition is discussing the possibility of opening a temporary warming house at the premises of Dar Al Hijrah mosque. The emergency shelter will be open from November to April each year if the plans go forward. The coalition is

  • Fund in memory of Muslim students established at UNC

    CHAPEL HILL,NC–A scholarship fund in the memory of slain Muslim students has been established at the University of North Carolina’s dental school. The endowment of $60,000 has been set-up by the UNC-Chapel Hill and the Dental Foundation of North Carolina in the names of Dean Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha. The two were killed in their

  • Dr. Saida Rasul honored with Order of British Columbia

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–Dr. Saida Rasul, a Vancouver area dentist, was honored with the Order of British Columbia award for her remarkable community services. Dr. Saida Rasul is a dentist and community volunteer focused on the improvement of the lives of the less fortunate in British Columbia and in many other countries. During her tenure on

  • El-Sharkawy recognized for leadership award

    FORT WORTH,TX–American Airlines Group has recognized four employees with the 2015 Earl G. Graves Award for Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion for their work in making a lasting impression in the workplace, in the community and as role models in diversity. Among the awardees is Mohamed El-Sharkawy who works as a specialist at Line Maintenance

  • Hussein, Khwaja receive awards at East Stroudsburg U

    STROUDSBURG,PA–East Stroudsburg University senior Aalih Hussein was recognized for a number of her contributions and achievements at the annual student awards ceremony. She received the Robert J. Dillman Student Leader Award from the Student Senate; Woman of Distinction Award from the Feminist Alliance; Commitment to Diversity Award from Multicultural Affairs. Zara Khawaja, a junior majoring

  • Junad Khan receives research excellence award

    Dr.Junad Khan, assistant clinical professor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, received the Excellence in Research Award, at the 2015 convocation held last month. He was introduced during the ceremony as follows: “He possess the qualities of all great researchers: he’s honest, patient, self-critical and always willing to start over when the research demands. He’s

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