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  • 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

  • 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

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