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How to Build a Mosque in America and Watch it Burn to the Ground: Victoria, Texas Edition

By Dr. Shahid Hashmi, as told to TIM Editors. By the time I arrived around 2 a.m. last Friday, firemen were already pour


By Dr. Shahid Hashmi, as told to TIM Editors. By the time I arrived around 2 a.m. last Friday, firemen were already pouring water on the fire engulfing the Victoria Islamic Center. We watched as it took over three hours to get the fire under control, and by then it was almost Fajr (morning prayer) time. […]

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POLL: Does Trump’s executive order banning certain immigrants increase American security?

President Donald Trump issued an executive order Friday blocking legal visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries


President Donald Trump issued an executive order Friday blocking legal visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries — Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Sudan — from entering the United States for 90 days, suspended all refugee immigration for four months and banned all Syrian refugees indefinitely. There have been massive protests and chaos at airports throughout the […]

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Lawyering in Dulles for Detainees: A first-hand account

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday barring entry to the U.S. to people from seven countries, includ


President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday barring entry to the U.S. to people from seven countries, including U.S. permanent residents. Enforcement of this new policy became erratic last night and today at airports, where those who fall under the order landed and were immediately detained by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. At […]

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Executive Order: You Cannot Pass

On Wednesday, Muslims in the United States and across the world witnessed one of their worst nightmares jump out of the


On Wednesday, Muslims in the United States and across the world witnessed one of their worst nightmares jump out of the imagination and into reality. News outlets reported that Donald Trump, in the next few days, would sign an executive order that would bar the issuing of visas, and in some cases worse, for citizens […]

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The smearing of Linda Sarsour and the silver lining

Linda Sarsour has become the face of resistance and persistence on social justice issues and the most prominent female M


Linda Sarsour has become the face of resistance and persistence on social justice issues and the most prominent female Muslim activist in the past year. She has successfully campaigned for civil rights in coordination with various minorities and communities and co-chaired the largest women’s march in history to the clear annoyance of the Trump administration, […]

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POLL: What Should American Muslims Do Over the Next Four Years?

Now that the Trump Administration is in place and he has put together a team of trusted advisors who have take bold anti


Now that the Trump Administration is in place and he has put together a team of trusted advisors who have take bold anti-Muslim stances, and many who have promoted anti-Muslim propaganda, what should American Muslims do for the next four years? image: Amplifier Foundation View Poll

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How to Build a Mosque in America and Watch it Burn to the Ground: Lake Travis, Texas Edition

 By Ashraf Hossain, as told to TIM Editors. I could not believe it when I received a text message on the morning of


 By Ashraf Hossain, as told to TIM Editors. I could not believe it when I received a text message on the morning of January 7 that the mosque we spent nearly five years building had just burned to the ground. I came to the United States from Bangladesh over 20 years ago. I was a […]

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Syria and Survivors’ Guilt

As the horrifying images of war and death flow out of Syria, many of us in more peaceful parts of this planet have taken


As the horrifying images of war and death flow out of Syria, many of us in more peaceful parts of this planet have taken to social media to express our outrage, fears, anger and pain. Sadly, our modern-day protests, will do nothing to change reality on the ground. It feels good, if only fleetingly, to […]

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U.S. Election 2016 Perspective Series

The 2016 US presidential election cycle was memorable in many ways and brought up a number of important issues for the n


The 2016 US presidential election cycle was memorable in many ways and brought up a number of important issues for the nation. The Islamic Monthly published a number of articles from a range of perspectives around the US Elections. A Snapshot of Election Day and the Work Needed After By Nida Allam US Election Perspective Series: […]

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TIM 24 Hour Debates – US Elections Debate #1

The Following is a LIVE online debate Updates to the debate will be made daily. UPDATES: (all times in USA EST) 8/18/16


The Following is a LIVE online debate Updates to the debate will be made daily. UPDATES: (all times in USA EST) 8/18/16 8:15am Atif Qarni offers closing statement (150 words) 8/18/16 8:00am Saba Ahmed offers closing statement (150 words) 8/12/16 10:00pm Saba Ahmed rebuts 8/12/16 5:40pm Atif Qarni rebuts 8/11/16 3:00pm Saba Ahmed responds to […]