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#BlackLivesMatter march matters for Muslims

#BlackLivesMatter march matters for Muslims

By Margari Hill On August 29 members of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, which is a federation of organizations that represent over 400,000 Muslims, Inner City Muslim Action Network Chicago Muslims and Arab American groups joined a historic march organized by The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and ...


The many uses of the bathroom lota

The many uses of the bathroom lota

By Wajiha Rizvi LOTA: A small, usually spherical water vessel made of brass, copper or plastic used in South Asia, the Middle East and parts of Africa to maintain personal hygiene. “I knew I should’ve put my lota in the safe,” I thought to myself, crestfallen.  I had returned to ...

The little library that did big things

The little library that did big things

By Amina Shah AtlantaMuslim.com Why did I bother setting up a children’s library in a masjid? I love hearing that question. It gives me the perfect opportunity to discuss negative attitude towards children coming to mosques. This is a conversation that we must hold over and over, again and again, until ...

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Iran releases epic ‘Muhammad’ last Thursday

OnIslam & News Agencies TEHRAN – After several delays, Iran’s most renowned director announced that the epic film depicting the first stage of the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) would premier on Thursday, August 27, despite facing foreign opposition. Extremists and jihadists such as the [so-called] ...

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Canada’s Salaam Swipe offers matchmaking opps

OnIslam & News Agencies BRITISH COLUMBIA – Offering Canadian Muslims an opportunity to marry within their Islamic culture, a new matchmaking app has been created to help young ones find life partners in a halal way. “Being the person to bring people together is seen as a very noble thing ...

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City hall hears Sterling Heights mosque’s proposed plans

By Laura Fawaz TMO Contributing Reporter Sterling Heights, MI–The American Islamic Community Center (AICC) met at the Sterling Heights City Hall last week for the City Planning Commission to vote on the special approval land use for plans for building a new mosque. Many Sterling Heights residents showed up, filling ...

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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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MasterChef’s Amanda Saab sizzles on TV

MasterChef’s Amanda Saab sizzles on TV

By Mahvish Irfan TMO Contributing Writer MasterChef has done something no other American primetime cooking show has ever done before: put the spotlight on a Muslim chef. Meet Amanda Saab. She’s 26, dons the most vibrant hijabs, loves helping those in need and has some mean culinary skills that have landed ...

  • 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 ...

    I was forced to accept Islam

    I was forced to accept Islam

    By Danielle LoDuca OnIslam.net I never aspired to be a Muslim. I didn’t even want to be a Christian. The whole concept of ‘organized religion’ was distasteful. I sought to use my mind, not resort to some ancient book for assistance in living my life. If you had offered me ...

    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 ...

  • 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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