Religion

Moon Sighting to Moon Fighting

By Dr. Aslam Abdullah, TMO Editor-in-Chief Some time ago when the Sultan of Turkey decided to introduce electricity in the Mosque of the Prophet (s), the religious scholars and leaders opposed it on the grounds that something created artificially cannot occupy a sacred place. It was not different than the opposition, the scholars raised to […]

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June 6, 2013

Turkey Presents Prophet’s (s) Sayings for the 21st Century

By Reuters A woman walks in front of Sultanamet Mosque in Istanbul. ANKARA — Scholars around the Muslim world were alarmed five years ago by news reports that Turkey planned a new, possibly heretical compilation of the Prophet Mohammad’s sayings that might scrap those it thought were out of date. Turkish religious leaders and theologians […]

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June 4, 2013

‘A Symbol of Friendship’ : Turkish PM Lays Stone for $100M Masjid Complex In Maryland

Muslim Link On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan placed a ceremonial stone on a 15-acre construction site in Lanham, Maryland that will likely become the largest and most striking examples of Islamic architecture in the western hemisphere. The Turkish American Culture and Civilization Center (TACC) is a project of the government […]

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May 23, 2013

Bradford Muslims Rally To Save Synagogue

With only just over thirty members and an extravagant Grade II listed Moorish building, the tiny Jewish community of Bradford have for many years been in despair about their finances – until the local Muslim community stepped in to help.

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May 16, 2013

ISNA President Meets with Vice President Biden on Gun Violence Prevention

(May 7, 2013) Yesterday ISNA President Imam Mohamed Magid met with Vice President Joseph R. Biden and other religious leaders for over two hours to discuss the critical issue of gun violence prevention

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May 9, 2013

Prince Charles Learning Arabic to Read Qur’an

By Laura Fawaz, Contributing Reporter File:  Prince Charles visiting a Muslim country. While in Qatar last month, Prince Charles of Wales said that he is learning Arabic so that he will be able to read the Qur’an. Tom Sykes, from The Royalist (a division of The Daily Beast), who reports on all aspects of the […]

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May 9, 2013

‘I Am Sorry, O Prophet…’ (s)

Former Dutch Islamophobe and a former leading member of far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders’ party Arnoud Van Doorn visited the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah to pray and say sorry for becoming part of a blasphemous film.

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April 25, 2013

Constructing an Eternal Home; Which Do We Choose?

Over 100 youth and adults gathered on both Saturday April 13th and Sunday April 14th at the Islamic Center of Detroit for a unique and heart trembling event…

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April 18, 2013

The Value of Light in Dark Moments

Last night, I participated in a solidarity visit to the home of Suhad Abu Zmiro, a wonderful young Israeli Arab woman, who was attacked by Jewish youngsters in early March in a hate crime attack in a Jewish neighborhood of Jerusalem. This incident, which was widely publicized, led to much outrage among much of the mainstream Jewish population of Israel.

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April 11, 2013

Islam And Medicine – A Historical Background

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (s), who emphasized the need for learning once said : “ The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the Martyr”.

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April 4, 2013

Attack On Christian Homes In Lahore And The Murder Of Human Empathy

Mercy and gentleness, said the Prophet (SAW), are defining traits of believers: ‘Allah is gentle, and He loves those who are gentle.’ (Sahih Muslim)

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March 28, 2013

Why Don’t More Muslims Speak Out Against the Wanton Destruction of Mecca’s Holy Sites?

Mecca and Medina, the two holiest cities in Islam, are being systematically bulldozed to make way for gleaming sky scrapers

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March 21, 2013

Islam is an American Religion

Tariq Ramadan Speaks at IAGD

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March 21, 2013

The Frightening Effects of the NYPD’s ‘Mapping Muslims’ Program

The police department’s focus on piety as an indicator of a potential terrorist threat — one undercover officer went on a whitewater rafting trip with Muslim students and recorded how many times they prayed each day — had changed the practice of faith in the community.

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March 14, 2013

The End of the Ottoman Caliphate?

Did it really end on March 3, 1924?

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March 7, 2013

The Crying Butcher: A Visit to an Organic Halal Slaughterhouse

A river of dark, red fluids frothed and pooled over drains. Men in green T-shirts scrubbed the floor with brooms as wave after wave of water washed away the sacrificial blood.

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February 28, 2013

Review: Muslims and the Making of America

In an era when Islamophobia is rampant and has become a widespread and profitable industry, a publication which details important truths about a little discussed aspect of Islam should be celebrated.

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February 21, 2013

Revival of the Religion

By Adil James, TMO The Muslim Center of Detroit hosted a meeting this past Sunday to celebrate the teachings and accomplishments of WD Mohammad and to build on his legacy and upon his bulwark as one of the pioneering members of the converted Muslim community in the USA. Speaking were several prominent members of the […]

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February 14, 2013

Hijab for a Day: Non-Muslim Women Who Try Headscarves

World Hijab Day calls on non-Muslim women to try out life under the traditional head scarf. Can it lead to more religious tolerance and understanding?

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February 7, 2013

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