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A growing conglomeration of Muslim media concerns in the United States.

  • 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

  • Witnessing ourselves in relationships

    Witnessing ourselves in relationships

    Karin Friedemann TMO Contributing Writer “Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you’re stupid and make bad decisions,” reads a joke circulating on Facebook. But sometimes even smart people make stupid decisions. Many times we don’t actually make conscious decisions but repeat similar mistakes again and again. Part of growing up and learning

  • A love letter to American Muslims

    A love letter to American Muslims

    By Maria Khwaja Bazi Dear MSA kids, I was 17 on September 11, 2001. It was fall of my senior year of high school, and I was worried about a US History exam. I wore a scarf and performed the afternoon prayer in our school’s library. They wheeled a TV with a live news broadcast

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