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  • Ibrahim Abdul-Matin appointed director of Living Future Institute

    NEW YORK,NY– The International Living Future Institute recently announced that Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Director of Community Affairs at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, has been appointed to the Institute’s Board of Directors. Abdul-Matin works to make sure that New York City residents have a responsive government that helps bring water to their homes and takes their wastewater away.

  • Norwalk mosque finds permanent home

    NORWALK,CT–The Al Madany Islamic Center of Norwalk has found a permanent home. The mosque announced last week that it has purchased the property of a former Episcopal Church for $1.65 million. According to a statement released by Al Madany, “Norwalk’s Muslim community traces its roots to the early 1970s, originally meeting for nearly 30 years

  • Saman Khan named  top education support pro

    HILLSBOROUGH, NJ–Saman Khan has been named the 2015 Educational Support Professional of the Year” by the Hillsborough Education Association. The award honors the role that dedicated professionals perform in the Hillsborough school community. Each year, colleagues nominate some of the many praiseworthy ESP staff members. “Hillsborough is fortunate to have numerous education support professionals deserving of

  • Interfaith prayer service held for Syrian refugees

    OKLAHOMA CITY,OK–An interfaith service was held  in Oklahoma City’s Bicentennial Park to pray for the Syrian refugees, according to the Red Dirt Report. It was  sponsored by the Oklahoma Conference of Churches, Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma, Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, and the Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American and Islamic Relations. Imam

  • University of Florida Fast-A-Thon helps charities

    More than 700 students of all faiths participated in the 13th Annual Fast-a-Thon at the University of Florida. The event was hosted by the student organization, Islam on Campus, which donates five dollars on behalf of each participant who pledges to fast. They also received a free meal afterward. This year, Fast-A-Thon donations will benefit Project Downtown Gainesville, a

  • Maryland Jewish group to partner with Muslims

    COLUMBIA,MD-A Maryland based Jewish group is working closely with the area’s Muslim community to promote and preserve their respective burial practices. Kavod v’Nichum (Honor and Comfort) provides education about traditional Jewish death practices. It is proposing  a new initiative to build grass roots relationships through education and action around funeral and burial practices of Muslims and Jews.

  • Professor Alwishah’s new book on Aristotle  

    CLAREMONT,CA–Ahmed Alwishah, associate professor of philosophy at Pitzer College, has co-edited a collection of essays, Aristotle and the Arabic Tradition, that examines Aristotle’s enduring legacy through the lens of the Arabic tradition. The book, co-edited by Alvernia University Assistant Professor of Philosophy Josh Hayes, is scheduled for release this month by Cambridge University Press. In

  • MasterChef’s Amanda Saab sizzles on TV

    MasterChef’s Amanda Saab sizzles on TV

    By Mahvish Irfan TMO Contributing Writer MasterChef has done something no other American primetime cooking show has ever done before: put the spotlight on a Muslim chef. Meet Amanda Saab. She’s 26, dons the most vibrant hijabs, loves helping those in need and has some mean culinary skills that have landed her on the first eight

  • 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

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