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Arrests made in murders of atheist bloggers in Bangladesh

By Murali Balaji Authorities in Bangladesh announced yesterday that three men suspected of the brutal machete murders of bloggers Avijit Roy and Ananta Bijoy Das have been arrested. But the violence against secular and minority-rights activists continues. Hindu writer Niloy Neelwas murdered just ten days ago. As Meenakshi Ganguly of ...


A black male’s poetics of grief

A black male’s poetics of grief

By Stephen Jamal Leeper It’s hard being black, I’ve been black for a long time. I’m tired. I’m exhausted. I can go to the emergency hospital right now and just drop dead. ‘What happened?’ ‘He was tired of being black.’ - Paul Mooney Why am I so tired? I’ve asked ...

The path of parenting should be paved with intimacy

The path of parenting should be paved with intimacy

By Sajid Khan Months back, an expectant father, my young friend Bilal, asked me if I had any advice for him as his child’s birth inched closer. I told him, “Take time off. Don’t be afraid to be alone with your baby. Learn to change their diapers, bathe them, feed ...

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Iran deal debate devolves into clash over Jewish stereotypes and survival

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service The most heated debate over the proposed Iran nuclear deal has not centered on centrifuges, inspections and sanctions — but on the Jews. “The only thing more absurd right now than the language surrounding the Iran deal is the language around Donald Trump,” said Rabbi Jonah Pesner, ...

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Veil creates first ever climate-adjusting hijab

Veil creates first ever climate-adjusting hijab

By Mahvish Irfan TMO Contributing Writer Athletic apparel, business wear, and firemen suits all have technology incorporated in their clothing so wearers stay cool, dry and comfortable. But what about hijabis? Muslim women who wear the headscarf everyday no matter how blistering hot it is outside – what’s available for ...

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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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Canton MSA in new hands

By Osama Odeh Canton, Michigan–Alhamdulillah, I had the opportunity to sit down with P-CEP’s new MSA President, Sameed Khan, last week. Q: What inspired you to become the new MSA President? A: I saw that there was a need — it isn’t a failing community by any means, it’s a ...

  • 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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