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When is lying cultural?

When is lying cultural?

By Karin Friedemann, TMO This week, I am thinking about a certain type of lie, that I do not understand because I didn’t grow up with. In the Anglo-Saxon-American culture, yes means yes, no means no and it’s ok to say, “I don’t know yet.” If I personally were to ...


Jesus’ message embraced by Islam and Christianity

By Karin Friedemann TMO Contributing Writer The most religiously significant Christian holiday, Good Friday is upon us; celebrated as the day that Jesus was tortured and then crucified by the Roman regime. Many old churches in Europe are decorated with very gory pictures of his suffering, generally called “The Passion ...

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Turkey and Iran look past differences

By Daren Butler and Babak Dehghanpisheh ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani agreed to boost trade and signed a slew of deals at a meeting Tuesday, but steered clear of directly addressing differences over conflict-ridden Yemen. Erdogan paid a one-day visit to Iran at ...

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Muslim girl accepted by all eight Ivy schools

Muslim girl accepted by all eight Ivy schools

OnIslam & News Agencies MINNEAPOLIS – An American Muslim girl from Minnesota has achieved a rare honor after being accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools, crowning a life of social and community activism on the local and international levels. “I was very surprised,” Munira Khalif, senior at Mounds Park ...

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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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Madina Academy receives accreditation

WINDSOR, CT–Madina Academy recently received accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It is only the second Muslim school achieve such recognition in the state. The K-12 school presently has 150 students and will graduate its first batch of high school students this year. Many of them ...

  • 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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