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  • Misbah Uddin re-elected to accountant’s union

    NEW YORK CITY,NY–Maf Misbah Uddin has been elected unopposed to his sixth term as president of Local 1407 of District Council 37, which represents Accountants, Tax Auditors and other financial titles in the New York City area. The Bangladesh born Uddin came to the US in 1984 and obtained his third Masters Degree in Actuarial

  • Prof. Diagne wins Lenfest Award

    NEW YORK,NY–Souleymane Bachir Diagne,a professor of French and Philosophy at Columbia, was recently declared as one of the winners of the Lenfest Distinguished Teaching Awards. The awards were created in 2005 by Gerry Lenfest , a trustee emeritus whose total donations of more than $100 million place him among Columbia’s most generous benefactors. His $12

  • Rasheed Alhadi receives community award

    Duke University undergraduate Rasheed Alhadi received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for his services to the community. . As part of the nomination process for the Sullivan Award, he was recognized for his work and commitment with the Muslim Student Association and Duke Voices for Interfaith Action, showing a dedication to members of the Muslim

  • Mohammad Haroon Rashid seeks nomination for council

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—Mohammad Haroon Rashid, a seventy three year old businessman, has thrown in his hat for for the democratic primary in Ward 4 of the Atlantic City council. He faces the incumbent William Marsh and fellow challenger Steven Young. Rashid moved to Atlantic City permanently in 1981 and has run a variety of local

  • Mehmood Khan among World’s Most Creative People

    By Mohammad Ayub Khan TMO Contributing Writer Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer at Pepsico, has been named among the world’s most creative people by the Fast Company magazine for the year 2015. He has been selected for “stimulating the world’s taste buds.” Khan had played an important role in developing new and

  • Eastern Market’s Annual Flower Day

    Eastern Market’s Annual Flower Day

    By Laura Fawaz TMO Contributing Writer Detroit, MI–The Sunday after Mother’s Day is a day when Detroit’s Eastern Market is transformed into a colorful array of flowers, food and clothes. 2015 was the 49th annual Flower Day. When driving to the Eastern Market for the flower day, you’ll be stopped by the large crowds of

  • Najeeba Syeed receives Faculty Award

    Najeeba Syeed, assistant professor of interreligious education at Claremont School of Theology, received the Fisher Faculty Teacher Award at the annual commencement this week. She was nominated by her students for the award. She is a prolific practitioner and effective educator in the area of conflict resolution among communities of ethnic and religious diversity. Her

  • Motive sought behind man filming mosque

    SAN DIEGO,CA–The Council on American Islamic Relations has asked the authorities to seek the motives of a man seen photographing the license plates of vehicles parked at the Islamic Center of San Diego. According to a press release when members of the mosque approached him to ask about his intentions, the man claimed he did

  • Mosque proposed for Wausau area

    WAUSAU, WI–The growing Muslim population in Wausau has made the current mosque in the area inadequate for them. The Islamic Society of Central Wisconsin has now purchased a building and hopes to convert it into a mosque in the next two years to meet the demand. Adeel Aslam, a member and general secretary of the

  • Atif Qarni runs for Virginia Senate

    DALE CITY,VA–Atif Qarni, a math teacher and former marine, is seeking a seat in Virginia’s senate for the 29th district. So far he is the only Democrat in the race to replace Chuck Colgan, a fellow Democrat who had held the seat for four decades. He had worked in a Washington law firm for eight

  • Shefali Tsabary engages with hundreds of parents in Troy

    Shefali Tsabary engages with hundreds of parents in Troy

    By Adil James, TMO contributing reporter Dr. Shefali Tsabary may be the hottest current phenomenon in child psychology. She has been celebrated by Oprah Winfrey who said of her: “What I believe every parent wants is a deeper connection with their children. Now meet the woman that can help you get it and keep it.”

  • New mosque proposed in Folsom

    FOLSOM,CA–Folsom city in Sacramento County will see a new mosque by 2016 if all the approvals are obtained. The city’s planning commission is considering a 31,668-square-foot Masjid Bilal Community Center. Riaz Siddique, president of the Islamic Society of Folsom, told the Sacramento Business Journal that the community center will include a mosque, events center, kindergarten-through-8th-grade

  • Syed Ali Zamin scholarship instituted at LSU

    Syed Ali Zamin scholarship instituted at LSU

    BATON ROUGE,LA–Louisiana State University Libraries announced last week the establishment of the General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship. The $500 scholarship, which will be awarded twice a year, was established by means of a gift from the Zamin family. On April 24, the LSU Libraries staff celebrated with the Zamin family to officially present the

  • Dr. Ansari re-elected chairman of Dept. of Medicine

    CLINTON,IA–The Mercy Medical center in Clinton, Iowa, unanimously elected Dr. Anis Ansari as chairman of its medicine department for the third time. He is the the only Nephrologist living and working in Clinton. Dr. Ansari has been very active in the community. He has written more than 35 medical articles for the community education with

  • Azzad Asset Management joins interfaith

    FALLS CHURCH,VA–Azzad Asset Management last month joined the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) as its newest member. It is the first Islamic firm to be affiliated with the group. As the premier member organization focused on corporate social responsibility and environmental advocacy, ICCR leverages the influence of its shareowner members to enact change. Azzad’s

  • Ahmed Yousef receives IFT award

    Ahmed E. Yousef, PhD, professor of food science and technology at The Ohio State University, received the Institute of Food Technologists’ 2015 Research and Development Award. He received the award for his research program that enhances food safety and human health, particularly the development of methods to decontaminate shell eggs to possibly eliminate the transmission

  • Interfaith group protects Islamic center

    CINCINNATI,OH–People from diverse faiths gathered at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati to form a symbolic peace ring around the mosque. More than 100 Jews, Christians, Sikhs, and Muslims. Organizers behind the first “interfaith peace ring” event told the Enquirer that they were inspired in part by a February incident in Scandinavia. Dozens of Muslims

  • Mukhtar Ahmed eClinical president

    BioClinica, Inc., a specialty clinical trials services and technology provider, announced this week that Mukhtar Ahmed, a recognized business leader within the life sciences, healthcare and technology sectors, will join BioClinica on April 20th as President of its Global eClinical Business Unit. Mr. Ahmed most recently served as Global Vice President at Oracle Corporation responsible

  • Faculty Award for Dr. Shamim Khan

    COLUMBUS, GA–Dr. Shamim Khan, a professor of computer science at Combus State University, was awarded the faculty service award at its annual awards ceremony. The award recognizes those members of our faculty who have contributed outstanding professional service to the university and/or the community, according to a press release. Dr. Khan has taught Computer Science

  • Islamic Awareness at Binghampton U.

    BINGHAMPTON, NY–The Muslim Students Association at Binghampton University held a very successful Islamic Awareness Week. The events included lectures, fast-a-thon, and a basketball tournament to held Syrian refugees, the BU Pipe Dream student newspaper reported. At a well attended talk Imam Anas Shaikh from the Islamic Organization of Southern Tier, discussed the role of Moses

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