Entries by TMO

Peppermint Brownie Recipe

by Noor H. Salem It’s the season for peppermint lattes, stacked-high pumpkin flavored ice cream sundaes, and endless types of gingerbread cookies and treats. While it may be comforting to grab a cup of hot cocoa while watching the snowfall, or munch on the seasonally exclusive pumpkin bread at your favorite neighborhood bakery, be aare of […]

Immune Strengthening Smoothie Recipe

by Noor H. Salem Smoothies can be incredibly healthy and energizing, but they could also land on the opposite end of the spectrum. With the cold and flu season around the corner, it’s essential that you take preventative measures and strengthen your immunity. Smoothies, bursting with fresh fruits and vegetables even, could do your immunity wonders. […]

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe Bursting with Ginger

by Noor H. Salem Previously, we have discussed several of many foods that could ease digestion and relieve you of various stomach ailments. Ginger, a food mentioned in the Qur’an, is a tasty pungent spice with plentiful health benefits, and could be added to your desserts or food alike. It eases digestion, relieves nausea, prevents cancer […]

Foods to Relieve Stomach Discomfort

by Noor H. Salem With the arrival of the winter season, and your eagerness to see the winter snow, it’s essential that you take means to strengthen your immune system. To support your immunity overall, you should begin by enhancing the health state of your gut. While the complex process of digestion begins when food enters […]

Muslims should Collaborate with People of Goodwill

by Ilyas Choudry Muslims should Collaborate with People of Goodwill in the United States to Make a Positive Global Impact: Honorable AL Green Spoke at ICNA-MAS SCR Convention in Houston More than 4,000 persons attended the Traditional Thanksgiving Weekend Two-and-a-Half Days ICNA-MAS South Central Region Convention at Hilton Americas in Downtown Houston. People from US […]

Suu Kyi Stripped of Freedom Award from Oxford

by TMO Staff Last month, Oxford said it would strip Suu Kyi of its award and this week the recommendation was discussed at a council meeting, resulting in the revoking of her Freedom Award. “Aung San Suu Kyi has denied any ethnic cleansing and dismissed numerous claims of sexual violence against Rohingya women as ‘fake […]

ISPU Banquet Celebrates Organization’s 15th Anniversary

by TMO Staff Over the past 15 years, the Institute of Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) has become America’s source for data for and about American Muslims. Established in 2002, ISPU aims to conduct objective, solution seeking research that empowers American Muslims to develop their community and contribute to democracy and pluralism in the United […]

On Burying My Grandmother and My Redress Control Number 

By Nadia B. Ahmad When my grandmother was hospitalized following a cardiac arrest in 2011, I was in Denver. She was in New Jersey. I thought this was it. I booked the next flight out to LaGuardia and picked up a week’s worth of baby food for my six month old, who would accompany me […]

The Constant Battle Between the West and the Muslim World

by Amina Khan The term “Islamophobia” and the ostracization of Muslims have cemented a polarized community and scrutinization of a 1400-year-old religion. After every attack claimed under the name of ISIS, the debate once again sparks on whether or not Islam is an oppressive and violent religion. However, the conversation should not levitate towards fear of […]

Michigan Muslim Community Council Annual Unity Banquet

by Samana Sheikh On Sunday, the Michigan Muslim Community Council (MMCC) held the 31st annual Unity Banquet at Burton Manor in Livonia, Michigan. The keynote speaker was first Executive Director of Muslim Advocates, Farhana Khera. Khera attended the event to give voice and reasoning to why the Muslim community needs to stand united. She talked […]

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 (Quran 21:107) and the Quran is introduced as a reminder to the worlds, (Quran 68:52) then what is the relevance of […]

Continuing Rohingya Refugee Crisis

By Dr. Shahaab Uddin In late September, the Burmese Army, with the help of extremist Buddhists, decided to increase the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyan Muslims from the Rakhine state, located in coastal Myanmar. Violence, rape and genocide was escalated and left over 500,000-900,000 Rohingyans fleeing for their lives to neighboring Bangladesh overnight. Although this genocide […]

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, increasing rhetoric against Iran, missile attack by the Yemeni tribes, campaign against corruption, liberalization, immigration and depleting oil reserves. These are some of […]

Muslim Father Forgives and Hugs Man Involved With Son’s Murder

by Aysha Qamar “Forgiveness is the greatest gift in Islam,” Abdul-Mumin Sombat Jitmoud said during the hearing, which lasted for almost three hours. The father of a murdered Muslim pizza delivery driver forgave the man who was sentenced to prison for playing a part in his son’s death. In April 2015, 22-year-old Salahuddin Jitmoud was making one […]

Promise for Palestine Tour 2017

Islamic Relief USA is proud to present the Promise for Palestine tour, featuring special guests Mohammed Assaf and Linda Sarsour. This amazing fundraising event for Palestine Humanitarian Aid will span seven cities, giving participants an exclusive look into the life and times of humanitarian and world renowned entertainer Mohammed Assaf as you have never seen him before: sharing his story, […]

The Powerful Ways Japanese-Americans have Shown Solidarity with Muslims

by Fatima Ahmed – Follow @fattya123 The Japanese-American community has seen many atrocities during the second World War. As per Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 issued in 1942, around 110,000 Japanese-Americans were interned in camps mainly along the west coast. Thousands were forced to abandon their homes, businesses, farms, and possessions to move into what the […]

Trump is President-Elect, Here’s What That Means For Us

By Aseel Machi, managing editor Okay–glad I could get your attention. Sorry, the title was misleading. The truth is, I cannot tell you what Trump presidency will mean for you or I as a minority. No one can. We can make some guesses, but the truth is, no one will know until the president-elect actually […]

Muslims ‘Check In’ in Solidarity With Standing Rock

Nearing a million check ins on Facebook, including hundreds, if not thousands from Muslims, Standing Rock Indian Reservation would appear to be hosting currently 900,000 individuals. Well, they are–virtually. National activists working in solidarity with the reservation called for everyone to make their posts public and lend their support by giving a virtual presence to the site […]