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  • 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

  • Kameelah Rashad receives award

    By Mohammad Ayub Khan TMO Contributing Writer Kameelah Rashad, founder of Muslim Wellness Foundation, has received the prestigious community impact award 2015 from the National Council for Behavioral Health. The mission of Muslim Wellness Foundation is to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, addiction and trauma in the American Muslim community. Rashad received the award

  • Dr.Mohyuddin establishes endowment

    By Mohammad Ayub Khan TMO Contributing Writer ALTON, IL–OSF Saint Anthony’s Foundation has announced the establishment of the Dr. Sadiq Mohyuddin, Mrs. Talat Gul Mohyuddin and Dr. Yusuf Mohyuddin Endowment to promote and enhance pulmonary medicine at OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton. The endowment has been initiated with $30,000 in seed money. The

  • Daniel Ansari a top Canadian scientist

    By Mohammad Ayub Khan TMO Contributing Writer University of Western Ontario’s psychology professor Daniel Ansari is one among 34 recipients of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) awards recognizing the work of outstanding Canadian scientists and engineers. Ansari, a Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Tier 2, was presented the E.W.R.

  • Boston Muslims join interfaith

    Boston Muslims join interfaith

    By Mohammad Ayub Khan TMO Contributing Writer BOSTON,MA–The huge snow storms in Boston in the past month have been very for difficult for its citizens. The interfaith clergy usually organizes prayer services. But in current circumstances that was impossible. So they created a home made video message to comfort the people. The video featuring Christian,

  • Community news briefs

    Buffalo Muslim students organize vigil for Chapel Hill victims BUFFALO,NY–Muslim students at the University of Buffalo organized a candlelight vigil for the victims of Chapel Hill massacre. The vigil attracted more than 80 students despite freezing temperatures, according to the student newspaper. Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) organized the vigil which was attended by

  • Mohammad Ahmadullah Siddiqi selected Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

    Mohammad Ahmadullah Siddiqi selected Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

    By TMO Staff Professor Mohammad Ahmadullah Siddiqi has been selected as the 2015 distinguished faculty lecturer at the Western Illinois University. He is a professor of journalism and public relations in the  Department of English and Journalism. Siddiqi joined Western’s faculty in 1987. In 2006, he became the director of Western’s journalism program and served

  • Florida Neuroscientist Receives $1.2 Million for Research

    Florida Neuroscientist Receives $1.2 Million for Research

    JACKSONVILLE, FL — Dr. Nilufer Ertekin-Taner, a neuroscientist at the famed Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville, is one of three researchers who have received a $1.2 million grant to study various aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. The grant was given by Florida Health Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Research Program. Dr. Ertekin-Taner is a native of Turkey and

  • West Windsor Mosque Reaches Halfway Mark

    West Windsor Mosque Reaches Halfway Mark

    West Windsor Mosque Reaches Halfway Mark WEST WINDSOR, NJ — Construction work at a new mosque in West Windsor Township has reached the halfway mark as it continues on a feverish pace. The building of the Institute of Islamic Studies is being looked forward to by the number of Muslim families who live in the area.

  • Qazwini Resigns from Islamic Center of America

    Qazwini Resigns from Islamic Center of America

    By Laura Fawaz, TMO Contributing Reporter Dearborn, MI–Friday at the Islamic Center of America, (ICA), Imam Sayed Hassan Qazwini resigned as the imam of the Center, following numerous anonymous campaigns against him. On Tuesday the board released a statement in response to widespread community criticism of its handling the situation. Qazwini has been the target of

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