Our Muslim Neighbors

A Muslim Immigrant’s Memoir of Pursuing the American Dream and Serving Our Communities in Turbulent Times, we are excited to support Ghalib (Victor) Begg in the announcement of

Trump Continues to Hurt Palestinian Efforts For Peace

by Aysha Qamar Recently, the Donald Trump administration had ended more than $500 million in aid for Palestinians to push them to the negotiating table. He referred to this action

Muslim woman who refused handshake wins discrimination case

by Aysha Qamar A Swedish Muslim woman has been awarded financial compensation after claiming she was discriminated against in a job interview upon declining to shake hands with a

U.S. Debates Sanctions Against China Over Muslim Detention Camps

by Aysha Qamar China is facing criticism as it has been accused of allegedly detaining a Turkic ethnic minority, Uighur, in its Xinjiang region under what UN experts have called

On Food and Spirituality: A Post Ramadan Reflection

by Nushrah Malik As I look back on this past Ramadan, I reflect on how it was such a spiritually uplifting month for me, as I am sure it was for all of us. We made lofty spiritu


by Islamic Shura Council of Southern California Indeed, we live in strange times.  In the past, the logical explanation could usually be found for events when they occur. The

Trump’s New Target: Legal Immigrants

by TMO Staff The Trump administration recently came out with the news regarding legal immigrants. The administration has stated that any individual that has entered and has been

Portrayal of Muslims in Hollywood

by TMO Staff American Muslims have seen themselves being portrayed as terrorists for the longest time. There have been countless movies, shows, videos, news media in which Musli

Book Signing with Khaled Beydoun

By Samana Sheikh Khaled Beydoun discussed his novel, ‘American Islamophobia: Understanding the roots and the rise of fear’ with various individuals on Friday, September 7, 2

Passing of Senator McCain

The Honorable Senator John McCain, passed away on August 25, 2018 in Arizona. His family had announced the day before that his cancer treatment had been stopped. Senator McCain

Choosing Your Grains Wisely

by Noor H. Salem Many people avoid eating rice by assuming it’s extremely unhealthy, fattening, and empty carbohydrates. While white rice is stripped of its nutrients and lack

Energizing Autumn Salad

by Noor H. Salem Unfortunately, many hold on to the belief that anything labeled “salad” on a restaurant menu is deemed healthy. This is not the case, and in fact, some sala

Coping with Collective Pain in Loss of a Child 

By Nadia Ahmad  The list of things I like to do as a parent includes scavenger hunting for school supplies and clipping fingernails. A couple Sundays ago when I rushed into Wal

Beyond Banning Muslims

by Dr. Azher Quader Today was the 17th anniversary of 911, a watershed moment in our nation’s history.  When the twin towers in lower Manhattan fell that day and thousands

Phone scams run by Indians cost US residents millions annually

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Usually, the number you get this call is from Continent America. Most who receive these calls are of immigrant backgrounds. The caller identified him

Hajra is Hajra; Hager is Hager

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Hajra, the wife of Prophet Ibrahim, the mother of Prophet Ismael and the matriarch that created an entire civilization remains a forgotten figure in the an

ISNA 55th Convention Day 1 in Houston

#ICYMI Check out our reporting from Day 1 of the 55th Annual ISNA Convention in Houston, Texas  

August 31st, 2018 Vol 20 issue 11

August 31st, 2018 issue

Ilhan Omar could become first Somali-American in Congress

by Aysha Qamar The former refugee could become the first Somali American elected to US Congress if she wins November's election. Set to make history after winning a seat in Minne

American Muslims Represent Most Diverse US Group

by Aysha Qamar Islam is not only the fastest growing religion in the world but one of the most diverse. Muslims represent one of the most diverse populations not only globall

Muslim Woman Unethically Searched By TSA

by Aysha Qamar The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has called for an investigation into the conduct of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Custom and Border Pro

Muslim American Leadership and Law Enforcement Agencies

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Some Muslim Americans are very angry with law enforcement agencies especially FBI, consequently, they have taken a position boycotting any interaction or d


by Faraz Omar (Editor Saudi Gazette) “O, Prophet of Allah! The rich among us have taken away all the rewards,” complained the poor Companions. “They pray as we pray, they

Eid Means Lamb Mansaf

by Noor H. Salem The blessed days of Dhul Hijjah just came to an end, as Eid Al-Adha was celebrated internationally. You may now have an excess amount of lamb in the freezer du