Breaking Down the Categories of Zakat recipients in Our Times

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Sura Tawba in aya 50 explains the categories of recipients of Zakat. "The offerings given for the sake of God are [meant] only for the poor and the nee

A Quiz for Ramadan

As the month of Ramadan is upon us- let's test our knowledge! Below is a Ramadan Quiz for you to try out! by Dr. Aslam Abdullah In which year of Hijra, the fasting in the mon

RSS Terrorism Poses Threat to India’s unity and the world Peace

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Their line of thinking is very clear and simple. After over a thousand years, upper caste Hindus have now total control of power over whole of India, somethi

A Tribute to Uncle Dr. Irfan Ahmed Khan: A legendary scholar of the Quran

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah He was over 85, unable to walk properly, living on medicine more than the food, yet, until the last conscious minute of his life he was inviting

An Islamophobe appointed new National Security Adviser

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah John Bolton is the new National Security Adviser. He is the chairman of the Gatestone Institute, an international policy think tank that has spread false and

Statistics Support Polyandry and not polygyny

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah In our world there are 50.4 percent men and 49.6 percent women. In countries where Muslims are in majority out of 1.5 billion billion (China and India and Ru

Jewish Voice for Peace challenge AIPAC

by Rabbi Joseph Government Affairs Minister The AIPAC Policy Conference is in full swing, and a major policy priority will be infringing on your right to free speech by lobbying

Anti Muslim Hate Groups are backed by the Republicans in Idaho

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah In the last week of  February the House in Idaho voted 44-24 in favor of HB 419, Rep. Eric Redman’s anti-Sharia law bill, to forbid the recognition of any

AFMI’s 26th Annual Convention Heralds New Dawn in Education

by Mohammed Ayub Khan JODHPUR, INDIA--The American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (USA & Canada) held its 26th Annual International Convention and Gala Awards Ceremony

Asylum seekers are sexully harassed, says the UN Refugee agency

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Asylum seekers are reporting sexual harassment and violence at some sub-standard reception centres on Greek islands – where even bathing during the daytime

Violence Soars in Syria, Urgent Action is needed.

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has called for an immediate and unconditional de-escalation of violence in Syria as civilians in the war-t

World failing to stop the war on children

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Describing January as “a dark month” in crisis-torn Middle East and North Africa, the United Nations Children’s Fund   director for the region said re

NDM, Non-Denominational Muslims

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah A growing number of Muslims, especially in the US and Canada, now identify with an Islam that is non denominational. They can simply be called Muslims, howev

Trump and Netanyaho Stand Isolated on Jerusalem

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah The Muslim world leaders, the European Union and the United Nations have rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel

Is the Quran only relevant to Muslims?

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Is the Quran only for Muslims? What about humanity? If God is the Lord of the worlds (Quran 1:2) and the Prophet is described as the messenger for the worlds

Uneasiness in the Desert Kingdom

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Everything in the Desert Kingdom of Saudi Arabia seems to be changing but in a slow motion.  Arrests, palace coup, death of male members of the royal family

Recapping Our 8th Annual TMO Foundation Banquet

by TMO Staff We, at The Muslim Observer (TMO), held our 8th annual TMO Foundation Banquet Gala in Michigan on October 22. The room was filled with positive energy and supporters

27th AFMI International Convention in Chicago 2017

by TMO Staff The American Federation of Muslims of Indian origin (AFMI) held its 27th annual convention in Chicago, IL on October 7.  It was a great gathering of intellectu

The Worst Act of Domestic Terrorism in US History

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah It was a peaceful night in Las Vegas. The strip- the mile long road that has the most casinos and hotels- was as busy as ever and Sunday traffic to Arizona,

Moore Wins Alabama GOP Primary

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Roy Moore the staunch opponent of a Plural and Secular America wins Alabama GOP Primary He claims he upholds the US constitution, yet he defies its principl

The Martyrdom of Imam Hussein

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Muharram, the 10th of the Islamic calendar brings out fissures in the Muslim community. Its a day when a segment of Muslims mourn the martyrdom of Imam

Sexual Harassment in Religious Institutions

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Every time someone brings up an accusation pertaining to sexual harassment against a prominent religious figure, regardless of his or her faith, people in ge

The Russian and the US Religious Right Axis

  by Dr. Aslam Abdullah It was a sensational revelation yet, it could not generate enough discussion even among those who were directly affected by the disclosure. Faceboo

Natural Calamities and Our Response

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah Every time a natural calamity occurs some people, who claim to be religious, claim that it is part of a divine punishment meted out to human beings because o

Lessons men can learn from a woman built masjid 

By Aslam Abdullah Masjid Ibrahim opened its prayer hall on Jan. 29 after a four year long wait. It had existed since 1995 as a small facility for those who lived in its neighbor