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Ramadan and repentance, through a child’s eyes

Ramadan and repentance, through a child’s eyes

By Shazia Memon I was nine years old when I made one of my first major pleas of repentance to God. It was Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. Kids are not required to fast until they hit puberty, but even in kindergarten, I hated being left out of ...


Divorce ripping apart cross-cultural couples

Divorce ripping apart cross-cultural couples

By Carissa D. Lamkahouan OnIslam.net US correspondent DALLAS – In the diverse American Muslim community, marriage and divorce could pose a real challenge to people wishing to keep their unions intact, owing in part to where they live and if they are part of a cross-cultural marriage, something more common ...

Who’s your husband?

By Samar Ahmed Alt Muslimah Now, that may sound like a weighty question for a single mom to answer, but I welcome it. My four-year-old has been interested in my love life as of late (kindergarten matchmaker perhaps?) and she has approached me with one question after another on the ...

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Kuwait mosque attack shocks Muslims

OnIslam & News Agencies KUWAIT CITY – A suicide attack that hit a Kuwaiti Shiite mosque during Friday prayers and left dozens killed and injured provoked strong reaction and condemnation from leading Muslim scholars. “#Tunisia Solidarity with the Tunisian people and the families of victims. Condolences and Consternation,” Dr Tariq ...

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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 ...

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Dr. Sherman Jackson: ‘build people up, don’t tear them down’

  By Aatif Ali Bokhari TMO Managing Editor American Muslims and their allies packed the Burton Manor Banquet Center last Sunday in Livonia for the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Michigan 15th annual fundraising dinner. The keynote speaker was Professor Sherman Jackson, visiting from the University of Southern California. CAIR-MI honored retired ...

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Muslim Comic Tickles Funny Bone on Sirius XM

Muslim Comic Tickles Funny Bone on Sirius XM

By Aatif Ali Bokhari TMO Managing Editor Dean Obeidallah. For the first time ever a Muslim comic will be airing a comedy show on Sirius XM. Former attorney and standup comedian Dean Obeidallah will host the satellite radio station live every Saturday from 10 AM to Noon on Channel 121. ...

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Muslims Deplore France Attack

OnIslam & News Agencies CAIRO – Receiving the shocking news of Friday’s attack on a French factory, Muslims rushed to condemn the extremist attack as contradicting with Islamic tenets of peace. “Shocked by sickening violence in #Grenoble If attacker claims to do this in Islam’s name, he is misguided. Thoughts ...

  • Cats and Islam

    Cats and Islam

    Arabs in the 7th century believed that the cat was pure spirited. Pre-Islamic Arabs are said to have worshipped a Golden Cat. The Prophet Muhammad (s) was tender and kind towards cats. He appreciated cats. Muhammad’s (s) favorite cat was called Muezza. There is a well known story regarding the ...

    Review of Talfazat Box

    Review of Talfazat Box

    By Adil James Muslim Media News Service (MMNS) Farmington, MI – I recently had the opportunity to review the Talfazat (http://www.talfazat.com) television box supplied by Neulion–one of the advertisers we are proud to have in this newspaper. Bottom line:  For $30 per month, this is a reliable way to get 24 ...

    Islamic Iphone Apps

    Islamic Iphone Apps

    By Jeremy Blaney EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 11 (UPI) — If you want to read a verse from Qur`an, there’s an app for that. If you want to be reminded of the five daily prayers, there’s an app for that. And if you need to know what direction to face ...

  • Muslim Comic Tickles Funny Bone on Sirius XM

    Muslim Comic Tickles Funny Bone on Sirius XM

    By Aatif Ali Bokhari TMO Managing Editor Dean Obeidallah. For the first time ever a Muslim comic will be airing a comedy show on Sirius XM. Former attorney and standup comedian Dean Obeidallah will host the satellite radio station live every Saturday from 10 AM to Noon on Channel 121. ...

    Living in the Shadows of the Glittering World

    Living in the Shadows of the Glittering World

    A Personal Account of Living with Depression By: Tasniya Sultana The henna decorated on the palms of each hand. The red sari with golden embroidery wrapped around the bride’s body glittering like the radiant sun. The make up, the shoes, the churiyas (bangles) made of red and gold, adored the ...

    Muslim women in Arizona promote World Hijab Day to spread information and modesty

    Muslim women in Arizona promote World Hijab Day to spread information and modesty

    By Nidah Chatriwala World Hijab Day, which is celebrated on Feb. 1 encourages women to experience Muslim head scarves also known as hijab, for one day. This year, a group of Muslim Arizonans organized an event outside of Tempe Public Library during which they shared Islamic literature and distributed scarves, ...

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