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  • 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

  • Muslim, Jewish students create shared sacred space

    BRONX,NY–Muslim and Jewish students in South Bronx came together to clean up a facility which will serve as a prayer space for both faiths. Channel 12 News reported that about 50 Jewish and Muslim teens gave a makeover to the Islamic Cultural Centre building which will soon house both faiths. Rabbi Linda Shriner-Cahn said that

  • Dr. Arshad Hussain receives award

    KANSAS CITY, MO–The University of Missouri School of Medicine’s highest honor – the Citation of Merit – was awarded to Syed Arshad Husain, MD, at ceremony on April 16. Dr.Husain is the professor emeritus of psychiatry and child health and a 1970 fellowship graduate of MU’s psychiatry department. He is internationally known for helping traumatized

  • ISPU fundraiser hosts visiting Harvard professor

    By Aatif Ali Bokhari TMO Managing Editor The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) held its spring fundraising dinner last Saturday at the Muslim Unity Center in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. ISPU is a think-tank that provides expert analysis, insight and context to critical issues, with an emphasis on those issues related to Muslim communities

  • Muslim students spread faith awareness

    CHAMPAIGN,IL–Members of the Muslim American Society adopted a unique method to spread awareness about Islam at the University of Illinois. They handed out colorful flowers embellished with the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). “God loves and befriends a servant who is pious, abstinent and unostentatious,” read one of the messages. The University’s chapter of the

  • Award winning Ohio professor remembered fondly

    YOUNGSTOWN,OH–Award winning professor Dr. Irfan A. Khan of Youngstown State University passed away on April 20, 2015 according to a notice published atwww.vindy.com. He was born in India in 1946 and moved to Pakistan in 1947. Dr. Khan came to the United States under the east west scholarship and received a Masters Degree in Civil

  • Muslims seen as saviors of American lamb

    DENVER, CO–The American lamb industry is faced with enormous challenges in its fortunes with the decline in lamb consumption. Increased competition from New Zealand and Australia is also hurting the domestic ranchers. But the Muslim and Hispanic American communities are now being looked as saviors of the industry due to their higher intake of lamb

  • Queens mosque proposal turned down

    QUEENS, NY–Community Board 7 turned down an application for a mosque to be built on Parsons Boulevard in Queens, according to the Times Ledger. The board unanimously denied an application by not-for-profit Masjid-e-Noor to build a mosque on the grounds that it did not fit the character of the neighborhood amid concerns about the building’s

  • Madina Academy receives accreditation

    WINDSOR, CT–Madina Academy recently received accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It is only the second Muslim school achieve such recognition in the state. The K-12 school presently has 150 students and will graduate its first batch of high school students this year. Many of them have been studying in the

  • Cincinnati mosque donates 30,000 food items

    CINCINNATI,OH–The Clifton Mosque in Greater Cincinnati donated more than 30,000 items to the Freestore Foodbank as part of a national campaign to honor the three Muslim students killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. “I believe, and we believe as Muslims, that we have to be the reflection of divine love in our community. And we

  • Eighth grader to receive leadership award

    BOONTON,NJ–Fahad Rashid, an eighth grader at John Hill Elementary School in Boonton, has been named the recipient of Morris County Middle School Leadership Award. The award honors eighth graders who have demonstrated leadership, have a high level of academic achievement, and have shown a commitment to their community. Rashid has an impressive track record at

  • Dr. Azeemuddin receives distinguished alumni award

    IOWA CITY,IA–Dr.Azeemuddin Ahmed of Iowa City received the distinguished alumni award from his alma mater, Pleasant Valley High School.He graduated from the school in 1992. He went on to receive a medical degree. “This recognition is one of the greatest honors of my professional life because it comes from the people and a school system

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