Profiles

10 Questions with Saeed Patel

emel magazine After graduating with an engineering degree, Saeed Patel migrated to the United States in 1989 from Baroda in Gujarat. Whilst pursuing a Master’s degree in Computer Science, he started working in a computer distribution company. In 1991, he and his friend started Amex Computers with an investment of $20,000. Amex Computers’ primary business […]

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February 2, 2012

More Art than Science

Born and raised under adversarial political and economic conditions in his native Pakistan, Adil Akhtar knew early on that he would have to work very hard and study long hours through many years of schooling to help provide for his family’s well-being.

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November 17, 2011

On Losing Legal Legend Derrick Bell

While news of his death may have been lost in the headlines because of the demise of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs the same day, Bell’s life deserves commemoration especially among Muslim Americans.

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November 10, 2011

Zeeshan Syed Study Predicts Risk of Cardiovascular Death

Zeeshan Syed, Ph.D., from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues investigated the utility and prognostic ability of MV, SM, and HRMs to stratify the risk of death after ACS.

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October 13, 2011

Ali Khademhosseini Wins Presidential Award

BOSTON, MA–Ali Khademhosseini, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard University, has won the   Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. He received the award because his contributions to micro-engineering, such as the generation of controlled micro-scale environments and regulation of cell behavior and fabrication of tissue-like structures, according to a release. “Our research […]

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October 6, 2011

Khosrow Semnani, Businessmen Turned Philanthropist

Khosrow Semnani’s story is a classic example of hard work and dedication and the realization of the American Dream.

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September 22, 2011

Mohammad Qayoumi, New President of San Jose State University

Mohammad H. Qayoumi was appointed last month as president of San José State University, the oldest and one of the largest universities in the 23-campus CSU system.

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September 19, 2011

Muhammad Yunus

His father was a successful goldsmith who always encouraged his sons to seek higher education.

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July 21, 2011

UNESCO Award for Dr. SM Haq

Dr. Haq is the first Pakistani to have received this award from the IOC of UNESCO.

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July 14, 2011

Mohammad Abdus Salam

Mohammad Abdus Salam was the first Pakistani to win the Nobel laureate in Physics for his work in Electro-Weak Theory.

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June 9, 2011

Tasmiha Khan Named Dell Semi Finalist Fellow

MIDDLETOWN, CT–Wesleyan University student Tasmiha Khan founder of the student organization Brighter Dawns, is a recipient of the Dell Social Innovation Competition Semi-Finalist Fellowship. Brighter Dawns applied for the Dell Social Innovation Award in January, reports the university newsletter. Their project is titled “Brighter Dawns: Clean Water for Humanity.”

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May 26, 2011

Dr. Abdul Razzaque Ahmed Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the Pan Arab League of Dermatologists

Dubai, UAE–On 19th of April 2011, the Pan Arab League of Dermatologists honoured Dr. Abdul Razzaque Ahmed of Boston, Massachusetts with a “Lifetime Achievement Award”.

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May 19, 2011

Mona Eskandari Receives Leadership Medal

She graduated last week Summa Cum Laude and received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with honors and a minor in Near Eastern studies.

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May 19, 2011

Nour Al-Hadidi Graduates College with Perfect GPA

Nour Al-Hadidi is graduating with High Distinction and a perfect 4.0 GPA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Hispanic studies from UM Dearborn.

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May 5, 2011

Ayesha Khan Receives Prestigious Schweitzer Fellowship

Recently, Ms. Khan was selected for the prestigious Schweitzer Fellowship, a program that enables university graduate students to design and implement innovative projects to help vulnerable Chicago communities.

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April 28, 2011

Dr. Mahmoud Hessaby

Dr. Mahmoud Hessaby was born in Tehran in 1903. His family moved to Beirut, Lebanon in 1907. He received religious instructions and studied Persian literature from his devoted and learned mother. Memorized the Holly Qur’an by heart at an early age and read the great poetry of Hafez, Sa’adi and Ferdowsi when he was just a teenager.

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April 21, 2011

Of God and Country

Kassem Zaid has had a connection to the Zionist Hashomer Hatzair movement for decades, but has meanwhile become a devout Muslim. How does he reconcile such contrasting elements in his personality?

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April 21, 2011

Interview: YUNA, Malaysian Singer-Songwriter

An artist whose sound has been likened to a clash between Mary Poppins and Coldplay, Yunalis Zarai, known to many by the name YUNA, is a Muslim artist from Malaysia who has become a rising star, gaining monumental acclaim, winning awards for Best Song and Best Musical Artist in Malaysia. She has begun touring and performing in the United States, singing songs in English and Malaysian, whilst sporting a stellar hijab (tudung) style at each occasion. Yuna started out as a local internet sensation and has now reached the level of international recognition.

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March 27, 2011

Aboul Khan Selected as Selectman of Seabrook

SEABROOK,NH–Aboul Khan has been elected as the Selectman of the Town of Seabrook, New Hampshire, for second time in a row. Khan received a total of 1,157 votes. The other contenders in the race were far behind with 321 and 80 votes respectively.

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March 17, 2011

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