Ice Cube (R) and his son O'Shea Jackson, Jr. pose at the 7th Annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood, California November 14, 2015. Ice Cube is a revert to Islam. Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

Celebrities you didn’t know are Muslim

By Carissa D. Lamkahouan TMO Contributing Writer The cult of celebrity is oftentimes strange and evokes fascination along with a myriad of other emotions. Mix in religion

Statement “End Israeli Aggression and Occupation”

Statement by American Muslim Organizations: End Israeli Aggression and Occupation, Uphold American principles The Israeli aggression against the civilian population of Gaza has su

Aleppo: Barrel Bombs Rain

By Kari Ansari Children play in winter clothes from Mercy USA in Bab Es Salaam. A barrel packed with shrapnel and TNT has no

Charity’s Pleasure of Participation

By Kari Ansari It’s happened to all of us. You’re stuck waiting at a light in the left lane and a bedraggled woman standing on the median looks you right in the ey

Information Session About K12 Charter School

By Adil James, TMO Another educational alternative for students in Michigan and many other states is the online charter school.  Charter schools are paid for by the state and

Obama Campaign, Ignore Muslim Americans at Your Peril

By Kari Ansari, Huffington Post As a Muslim American, I often think I should include this disclaimer before writing about President Obama: “The President of the United State

Persistent Dialogue: A Tale of Two Women

By Kari Ansari American Muslims and Sikhs have been experiencing another uptick in aggression against them. Last week shots were fired at a Morton Grove, Ill., mosque; paintball g

Iran Leads Group for World Cup Qualification

By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com The Iranian national soccer team crushed Bahrain 6-0 to stay atop Group E of the Asian World Cup q

Muslims Rising Above The Ashes Of Misunderstanding

By Kari Ansari As the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches, we’ll be inundated with reports and recollections of where people were at that moment, what they were doing a

Ramadan Acts of Worship Connect Us to the Suffering of Others

By Kari Ansari A Muslim prays in the open at the drought-hit Kulaley village in Wajir, northeastern Kenya, August 4, 2011. The drought, the

Telling Muslim Women What Not to Wear

By Kari Ansari France has now officially outlawed the Islamic niqab or burqa in public. French President Sarkozy said in 2009, “The issue of the burqa is not a religious iss

The Muslim Response

By Kari Ansari Last month, an annual fundraiser was held in Yorba Linda, Calif., to raise money for combating homelessness and domestic abuse in the local community. Sounds great,

A Christmas Card From a Muslim Daughter

By Kari Ansari When I became a Muslim thirteen years ago this month, I left behind the Christmas traditions my family celebrated every year of my childhood. My mother was able to

Muslim and American: True to Faith & Country

By Kari Ansari When a journalist takes a job at the Fox News Network, does the agreement state he or she must throw out all objectivity for a paycheck signed by Rupert Murdock?

Why We Should Welcome More Mosques in America

By Kari Ansari, Writer and co-founder of America’s Muslim Family Magazine We ought to welcome the growth of Islam in America for one reason: Muslims in America are fast bec

The Promise: How Islam Found Me

By Kari Ansari Islam found me when I had no intention of being discovered. I grew up in Southern California during the 1960s in a non-practicing Christian home. I don’t re

On Being a Muslim

By Kari Ansari Villa Park, IL (USA)--“On Being a Muslim” Since becoming a Muslim many years ago, I have been compelled to strive for the potential I was born with, bu