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  • Rays of Faith seminar coming to Dearborn

    Rays of Faith seminar coming to Dearborn

    By Noor H. Salem Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (pbuh) said, “Allah said, “I have prepared for My righteous slaves (such excellent things) as no eye has ever seen, nor an ear has ever heard nor a human heart can ever think of.” [Sahih al-Bukahri: Book 97, Hadith 123] This heart-poignant hadith is describing the

  • Tunisia was attacked for its success, not its challenges

    Tunisia was attacked for its success, not its challenges

    By David Mednicoff The Conversation After the tragic Islamic State (ISIS) attack on tourists visiting Tunis’s iconic Bardo museum, one key point needs reassertion: Tunisia has been the Arab world’s major post-2011 success story. It is heartening to see a long-authoritarian Islamic country opening itself up quickly to widespread participation in governance and social inclusion,

  • Ancient ring links Scandinavians to Islam

    OnIslam & Newspapers CAIRO – Unveiling centuries-old close contact between Viking Age Scandinavians and the Islamic civilization, a silver ring engraved with script that reads “for Allah” or “to Allah” has been discovered in Sweden. “The ring may… constitute material evidence for direct interactions between Viking Age Scandinavia and the Islamic world,” researchers from Stockholm

  • Iran and Hizbullah removed from terror list

    Iran and Hizbullah removed from terror list

    By Aatif Ali Bokhari TMO Managing Editor The latest declassified Worldwide Threat Assessment, issued by the office of the US Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, omitted Iran and Hizbullah as terrorist threats to the United States. Iran and Hizbullah may have been left off of the list due to Iran’s growing influence in helping

  • Navigating Death and Rebirth

    Navigating Death and Rebirth

    By Alan Howard My son turns 15 in a week and a half. I am not sure where this tall and lanky, mustachioed, slightly taciturn young man came from. I can still remember when I held him at the hospital and his feet fit in the palm of my hand and his head didn’t quite

  • Dr. Raza named CMO at the Woodland’s Hospital

    HOUSTON,TX – Dr. Syed A. Raza, MD, has been named the new Chief Medical Officer at CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital in Woodlands, Texas. For the past eight years, Dr. Raza has served as Associate Chief of Medicine and Chief Hospitalist for the primary hospitalist group at the hospital. He was named the 2013 Physician of

  • Imam Fajri Ansari and wife to be honored

    BUFFALO,NY—Imam Fajri Ansari and his wife Lavonne are being honored by the National Federation of Just Communities of Western New York for their interfaith work. They will presented with the award at a ceremony in Buffalo later this month, according to the Buffalo News. Imam Ansari is the imam of Masjid Nu’man in Buffalo. He also

  • Muslim, Jewish student join for halal & kosher meals

    SAN DIEGO,CA—Muslim and Jewish students at University of California at San Diego joined hands to make the university’s dining hall receptive to their needs. Their year-long efforts bore fruit this month when the dining services announced that a dining hall at the Thurgood Marshall College would begin serving the meals in 2016. Zev Hurwitz, executive

  • ‘Jihadi John’ link deepens security unease in Kuwait

    ‘Jihadi John’ link deepens security unease in Kuwait

    By Noah Browning KUWAIT (Reuters) – Reports that Islamic State’s most notorious executioner was born on their soil have stirred deep unease among Kuwaitis about the vulnerability of their country to wars in nearby Iraq and Syria in which some of their Arab allies have become combatants. People within the government and beyond are quick

  • Yusuf Islam wows huge crowd in Chile

    Yusuf Islam wows huge crowd in Chile

    By Karin Friedemann TMO Contributing Writer In 1971, Cat Stevens’ rendition of the Christian hymn, “Morning Has Broken” reached #6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 in the US Easy Listening Chart in 1972. My family’s church sang this hymn every Sunday of my childhood. Also in 1971, he provided nine songs

  • Cricket: patriotism overshadows differences

    Cricket: patriotism overshadows differences

    By Almas Akhtar TMO contributing writer I am a huge cricket fan. My earliest memories of my childhood are watching a cricket match with my parents cheering Pakistan’s cricket team during their English tour when Muddassar Nazar, the talented opener, was able to bowl magnificently and was dubbed the “Man with the Golden Arm”. One

  • If the US is a Christian nation, whose Christianity do we follow?

    By Tom Ehrich Religion News Service A recent survey found that 57 percent of Republicans agreed that Christianity should be established as the United States’ national religion. Not only would this violate the clear wording of the Constitution and the intention of the founders to keep religion and government separate, it also raises a difficult quandary. Whose Christianity?

  • Sister of Chapel Hill victim decries Islamophobia

    OnIslam and news agencies SAN FRANCISCO –Long hours and days of grief could not ease the heavy heart of Dr Suzanne Barakat, the sister of slain young American Muslim who was killed last month in Chapel Hill with his young wife and sister-in-law. For her, the police statement that the trio’s death was about the

  • “Islam in America”: A conversation with Jonathan Curiel (book Q & A)

    By Joseph Richard Preville and Julie Poucher Harbin ISLAMiCommentary How do Muslims fit into the quilt of American history? Jonathan Curiel investigates this question in his new book, Islam in America (I.B. Tauris, April 28, 2015). “America’s first Muslims,” he writes, “were perceived as less than human – people put in chains, forced to do field work

  • The Muslim Protagonist

    By Haris A. Durrani I remember the first, bonafide adult books I read: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card and I, Robot by Isaac Asimov. They changed me irreparably and began a lifelong addiction to science fiction. Kurt Vonnegut helped me understand the trauma of war and apocalypse. Octavia Butler showed me the racial intersections between history, present, and

  • What ISIS really is: sham Muslims, real criminals

    What ISIS really is: sham Muslims, real criminals

    By Bruce B. Lawrence Religion News Service Less than six months ago, few outside the Middle East knew much about a group called ISIS or ISIL or the Islamic State. It was not till mid-June that its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, proclaimed himself the caliph, and ISIS the territory he ruled. As a movement, however,

  • The ‘herstory’ of Malcom X’s legacy

    Margari Hill Often, when we talk about the history of Islam in America, we focus on the great men and their big ideas. This month, in looking at the BlackLivesMatter Movement through the life and legacy of Malcolm X, I thought of the many women who were also part of our nation’s freedom struggle. Just as

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