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3 Muslim Girls Share Their Thoughts About Halloween

Carved pumpkins, dark evenings, and horror movies — it’s officially Halloween! For many people, Halloween is just another excuse to dress up and have a good time but for others, it’s avoided at all costs for religious reasons.  Inspired by the ancient Celtic festival ‘Samhain’, Halloween dates back 2,000 years ago. The Celts mostly lived…

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5 Unique Halloween Costume Ideas For Hijabis

If you want to shine above the rest this Halloween, chances are you’re still looking for the “perfect costume” idea, wondering how you can still possibly make it before the last minute.  We get how that you want your Halloween costume to be unique, and the typical Disney princess costume just won’t do. And yet,…


Here’s Why I Don’t Celebrate Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and you know what that means — neighbors decorating their houses with spooky decorations, people splurging money on delicious sugary treats, and kids chatting enthusiastically in preparation for the big day. However, as a child, unlike most of my friends and neighbors, I wasn’t allowed to participate in the…


10 Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for the Modest Dresser

Who will you be for Halloween? Halloween is right around the corner, and those of us who do like to indulge trick-or-treaters by dressing up are knee-deep in scouring the Internet for creative ideas tailored towards this day. So guess what? We scoured the Internet for you! What we found were some of the most…

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I’m Celebrating Halloween for the First Time as a Muslim

Growing up in a Pakistani household, Halloween was always this confusing “America-only” holiday where we would never answer our front door. But as a child, I always envied the kids who got to dress up and get free candy while my Muslim parents said it didn’t align with Islamic beliefs. It was a holiday for Christians and, so,…


Last Minute Makeup Looks to Save Your Halloween

It’s about that time, y’all. Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time to think about what costumes we’re going to be slaying in this year. For you hijabis who feel limited when it comes to indulging in Halloween, don’t! There are so many ways you can work a look that’ll express just how…


Walmart Wants Kids to Be Israeli Soldiers for Halloween

[Editor’s Note: As of October 28, Walmart chains have discontinued the sale of the Israeli Soldier Costume.]  Still looking for your kid’s Halloween costume? Look no more! Walmart, one of America’s largest multinational department chains for all things cheap and random — it’s where I buy my dog’s pee pads — has come up with…


Halaloween or Halloween? What do you think?

The day has arrived again. Halloween—known for its pumpkins, costumes, and of course, candies. But are candies and costumes all there is to Halloween? While many Muslims are getting ready to head out trick or treating with their little ones, there are others who are spending the night at home or at the masjid. Today, Muslims are…


Contrast: A Halloween Makeup Look

Halloween is here! Whether you think it’s stupid, or it’s your favorite time of the year, it is a chance to bring out the dramatic look in you! You don’t have to dress up as a ghoul to embrace the dark look. All you need is a dark lip and some eye shadow. I worked…

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8 Muslim Girl Readers Tell Us Their Jinn Stories

Since it’s Halloween, we can’t help but remember the many times we found ourselves freaking out after hearing some weird noises while we’re home alone. Our parents taught us that jinns live around us and that some of them are good, while others are evil, leaving us wondering whether or not the ones we have…