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  • Abu Awal Shoeb’s receives award

    Abu Awal Md. Shoeb, a researcher at University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Computer Science department, is the recipient of the best paper award for a paper for which he is the lead author. The paper was presented at the Automated Software Engineering International Conference recently held at the Harvard University. The winning paper was titled:

  • Muslim Educational Trust in Tigard

    TIGARD,OR–The Muslim Educational Trust conducted a tour of its under construction facility in Tigard on March 29. The community center is fully funded by the local community and scheduled to be opened this July. The 34,000 square foot facility will have an accredited Islamic school, prayer hall, multi-purpose room, indoor swimming pool, fitness center,  coffee

  • Muslims, Jews join for Halaqah-Seder

    PALO ALTO,CA–Muslims and Jews came together for a unique interfaith activity in Palo Alto on March 29 for an event titled Halaqah-Seder. Around 100 professionals of both communities attended the event organized by Islamic Networks Group and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Silicon Valley. The group discussed Muslim and Jewish perspectives of the story of

  • California honors Pakistanis

    SACRAMENTO,CA–, The California State Senate on March 26th, 2015 recognized the contributions of California’s Pakistani American community by adopting a resolution declaring March 23rd, 2015 as “Pakistani American Day”. The resolution was sponsored by Senator Tony Mendoza. The special ceremony was attended by a cross section of the Pakistani American community of Souther California. “It’s

  • Fahad Rashid to receive award

    BOONTON,NJ–Fahad Rashid, an eighth grade student at the John Hill Elementary School, will be honored with a leadership award in May. The award is given each year by the Morris County Association of School Administrators to students who have demonstrated leadership, have a high level of academic achievement, and have shown a commitment to their community,

  • 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

  • Toronto team finalist for Hult Prize

    By Mohammad Ayub Khan TMO Contributing Writer TORONTO–A Canada based start-up team consisting of Aisha Bukhari and three other students from the University of Toronto has won MENA region finalist for the prestigious $1 million Hult Prize. Their team is called Team Atollo and all are students at the Rotman School of Management. The competition,

  • Saba Malouf named teacher of the year

    By Mohammad Ayub Khan TMO Contributing Writer NEW BALTIMORE,MI–Saba Malouf, a Spanish teacher at the Anchor Bay High School, was given the teacher of the year award by the school board. She was among the three teachers to receive the award this year. Malouf has been teaching in the district for a decade and the

  • West Windsor police hosts info sessions

    By Mohammad Ayub Khan TMO Contributing Writer WEST WINDSOR,NJ-The West Windsor Township Police Department hosted four days of symposiums on Muslims and the Islamic faith. Speakers from the Institute of Islamic Studies in East Windsor spoke daily about various aspects of the Islamic faith. According to the Times of Trenton around 100 township workers and

  • Open House at Nashville mosque

    By Mohammad Ayub Khan TMO Contributing Writer NASHVILLE,TN–The Islamic Center of Nashville held an open house on Saturday, March 14th featuring talks and interactive sessions. The event was attended by more than fifty people of all faiths and denominations. The highlights were speeches from two scholars and civil rights activists: Lewis Baldwin, retired professor of religious

  • Grant for work with Muslim Justice League

    By Mohammad Ayub Khan TMO Contributing Writer CAMBRIDGE,MA–Harvard Law School graduate Shannon Erwin has been selected as one of the two recipients of a grant from the Public Venture Fund. The Public Service Venture Fund, a first-of-its kind program at a law school, was launched in 2012 to invite law students and recent alumni to

  • Huda: Second Home to Hundreds

    Huda: Second Home to Hundreds

    By Adil James TMO Contributing Writer Birmingham, MI—Proud parents and glowing children filled the halls of Seaholm High School Sunday evening as one of Detroit’s premiere educational institutions celebrated its 25th year with a fundraiser. The Huda School is among the most powerful and important Muslim institutions in metro-Detroit, and it has built an enduring

  • Davenport Award

    STAMFORD,CT–Sal Syed and Ammad Faisal, founders of Arccos Golf, received the Davenport  Award from the Stamford Innovation Center for being the most fearless leaders in a startup. Their company has developed an app that helps golfers track shots and improve their game. Last year Arccos also won the Web Marketing Association’s WebAward for best Sports Website and

  • Muslim speaks to Unitarians

    CHARLOTTE,NC–In the aftermath of the tragic shooting of three Muslim students in North Carolina there has been an increase in interfaith activity in the area to better understand each other. In late February,the Unitarian Universalists Church invited Osama Idlibi to speak at a special service entitled “Wisdom from the World’s Religious Traditions: Islam in Charlotte.” Idlibi

  • Obituary


    Abdul Latif S. Nakadar, younger brother of Dr. A.S. Nakadar breathed his last on February 20, 2015. The cause of death was cardiac arrest, but he was also undergoing treatment for throat cancer. A very successful businessman by profession he was a community activist and leader liked by both Muslims and non-Muslims. People sought his

  • CAIR-Michigan fundraiser

    The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will host the 15th annual banquet, “Rooted in Faith: Growing Through Service” on March 8, 2015, at the Burton Manor in Livonia, MI to celebrate 15 years of civil rights advocacy. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Sherman Jackson, the King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought

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