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  • Reverts’ first Ramadan: tests, rewards

    OnIslam & Newspapers CAIRO – Observing their first Ramadan ever, reverts to Islam find the holy month as both exciting and challenging, practicing a new set of religious, spiritual and social activities that distinguishes the holy month. “I was so excited for Ramadan to start. I’d read all about it but couldn’t wait to actually

  • Hijabi highschooler brings home best dressed award

    Hijabi highschooler brings home best dressed award

    By Zahra Haider As one of the largest and most diverse schools in New Jersey, Clifton High School pleasantly surprised many with its student vote of Abrar Shahin, a Muslim girl who wears hijab, as the “best-dressed” of Class of 2015. To Shahin the award represents something greater than a popularity contest. She was honored

  • LA Jews call for sanctions on Israel

    By Susan Schwartz TMO Contributing Writer LA Jews for Peace, a Los Angeles based organization committed to achieving peace in the Middle East, this week issued a policy statement which calls for United States government sanctions on Israel. Since its inception, LA Jews for Peace has called for a just negotiated resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian

  • At Ramadan, more companies accommodate Muslim employees

    By Julie Poucher Harbin Religion News Service An event earlier this month included a Ramadan quiz, a slideshow of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr commemorations, and a Pakistani and Mediterranean buffet dinner. But this was a not a meet-your-Muslim-neighbor event at the local mosque. It was the 13th annual multicultural Ramadan celebration for both Muslim and

  • IMANA brings medical care to needy worldwide

    By Aatif Ali Bokhari TMO managing editor The Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) is one of a handful of groups that has set up a clinic in Haiti catering to the needs of the people there. Arriving after the Haitian earthquake of 2010, IMANA established a mission in the village of Miragaone, about

  • My Halal Kitchen halalifies global cuisine

    My Halal Kitchen halalifies global cuisine

    By Mahvish Irfan TMO contributing writer No global cuisine has to be off limits because of halal dietary restrictions. Dishes that include alcohol and pork, the two main ingredients prohibited for consumption in Islamic tradition, can all be “halalified,” or substituted with wholesome, quality products that’ll make your mouth water. Yvonne Maffei, Founder of My

  • American Muslim nurses dispel misconceptions

    OnIslam & News Agencies WASHINGTON – Dealing with patients from different cultural and religious backgrounds, American Muslim nurses have been regarded as a forefront in correcting Islam image and dispelling misconceptions despite increasing anti-Muslim sentiments. “It’s using the faith to help me navigate those issues. I want to create a good outcome,” Najah Bazzy, a

  • ICNA billboards dispel misconceptions

    ICNA billboards dispel misconceptions

    OnIslam & News Agencies A new billboard campaign has been launched in Michigan to present the true message of Islam and to correct misconceptions wrongly affiliated to Islam following extremist attacks in France and the US. “In the fall of last year, we had a totally different theme planned for our 2015 campaign. We were

  • ADC lawyers counsel immigrants

    By Adil James TMO contributing writer A large community need has developed for Muslims around legal services.  Several not-for-profit organizations have attempted to cater to this important need, including especially CAIR and, with less fanfare, the American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee (ADC).  The ADC held a workshop at the Islamic Cultural Association on Friday to provide

  • KinderUSA holds successful banquet fundraiser  

    By Susan Schwartz TMO contributing writer KinderUSA (Kids in Need of Development, Education, and Relief) held a highly successful banquet/fundraiser at a Middle Eastern themed restaurant in Los Angeles this past Sunday. The annual fundraiser was titled: Rebuilding the Lives of Children in Gaza. A capacity audience enjoyed a reception and dinner followed by an entertaining and

  • Flying the not so friendly skies

    Flying the not so friendly skies

    By Laura Fawaz  TMO Contributing Reporter “I am sitting on a United Airlines flight in the air 30,000ft above and I am in tears of humiliation from discrimination,” wrote Tahera Ahmad last Friday. Ahmad, who is the Director of Interfaith Engagement / Associate Chaplin at Northwestern University in Chicago, wrote her message on Facebook immediately

  • Muaddhin’s journey sparks inspiration in self, others

    Muaddhin’s journey sparks inspiration in self, others

    By Carissa D. Lamkahouan TMO contributing writer The Adhan was called 50 times, in all 50 states, over the course of 35 days by one man, Jameel Syed, and he is forever changed. “The trip was, in every single way you would categorize it, an epic journey,” said Syed, a long-time muaddhin from Michigan. “You

  • Marian Ahmed gets Change Maker award

    ST. PAUL, MN—The Arc Greater Twin Cities, a human rights organization working for the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has honored Marian Ahmed of Savage with its “Changing Attitudes” Changemaker Award. The award was presented at The Arc’s Volunteer Celebration and Annual Meeting earlier this month, according to a press release. The

  • Clinton emails show image concerns after Benghazi

    By Mark Hosenball and Alistair Bell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top aides to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fretted over how she would be portrayed after the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, emails released on Friday showed. The emails also showed Clinton received information on

  • San Diego school offers halal meals

    OnIslam & News Agencies SAN DIEGO – In an effort to meet students’ demand, a San Diego school has added halal launches to its menus, following campaigns by the students’ parents. “I normally will not eat at school because the food options were not good,” Rosa Duarte, 17, told KPBS on Wednesday, May 20. “But

  • Terror threats worry New York’s Muslims

    OnIslam & Newspapers CAIRO – Threats by a former congressional candidate to blow up a Muslim community in New York have been extended to South Carolina’s Holy Islamville, where hundreds of Muslims expressed concerns about their safety. “We are worried that this is just the tip of the iceberg, and we want to make sure

  • YouTube didn’t have to yank anti-Muslim film, court says

    By Elizabeth Weise USA Today SAN FRANCISCO — An appeals court has overturned a controversial ruling that required YouTube to take down a video that disparaged Muslims. One of the actresses in the film sued to take it down and won, but an appeals court ruled May 18 that she didn’t have the right to

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