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  • 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

  • Exceptional leader award for Aamir Khan

    NOTRE DAME, IN–Notre Dame’s Aamir Ahmed Khan will be presented with the Sister Jean Lenz, O.S.F., Leadership Award, given to a post-baccalaureate student who has displayed leadership in promoting a more diverse, inclusive campus community for students at the Graduate School Awards Ceremony on May 15. An electrical engineering doctoral student, Khan currently serves as president of the Muslim

  • Aniqah Zowmi wins top Canadian award

    TORONTO–Second-year Brock University neurobiology student Aniqah Zowmi has won a 3M National Student Fellowship Award along with nine other outstanding Canadian university students. The 3M National Student Fellowship Award is presented annually to 10 undergraduate students in Canada who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, as well as a vision for how their academic experience can be

  • HPU collects 2000 lbs of food in honor of Muslim students

    HIGH POINT,NC–The students and faculty of High Point University collected more than 2000 lbs of food in honor of the three Muslim students slain in North Carolina two months ago. This was part of a national drive to honor Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha, who were gunned down in their home, according to

  • 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

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