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Harvard Denies a Fellowship Due to Criticism of Israel

Recently, Harvard University rescinded a fellowship that it offered to human rights activist Kenneth Roth over his criticism of Israel. Roth was the former Executive Director of Human Rights Watch and was recruited by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy to become a fellow, which he accepted. But a few weeks…

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Is Dr. Oz a ‘Pick Me’ Muslim?

Dr. Oz, known for his popular television show, recently ran as a Republican in the U.S. Senate. (Spoiler alert: He lost.) His campaign received much attention from the Muslim and non-Muslim communities, with some excited about his nomination, and others wary of his intentions. What made Dr. Oz’s campaign so important was that if he…

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Do You Know How To Ask for a Religious Accommodation?

The 2022-2023 school year is well under way for thousands of students across the nation. With it, many are hoping for a year of renewal and change. Broadly defined, universities are obligated to provide their students with reasonable religious accommodations so they can practice their respective faith. The first amendment of the constitution includes the…

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How Prosecutors Weaponized Adnan Syed’s Pakistani Muslim Identity

The world celebrated Adnan Syed as he was released from incarceration after 23 years. As he begins a new life, the question remains: what are the next steps for him? And, what happens to the victim’s family now that their wounds have resurfaced? the role of race and religion in trial During the trial, prosecutors…

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There’s No Place in Islam for Sectarianism

Recently, the Muslim community in Albuquerque, New Mexico was shaken by the murders of four Muslim men — three of whom were Shia Muslims. The victims, Mohammad Ahmadi, Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, Aftab Hussein, and Naeem Hussain were all killed in “ambush-style shootings.” On August 9, 2022, police in Albuquerque arrested 51-year-old Afghan Immigrant Muhammad Syed….

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POEM: GLUING THE PIECES TOGETHER

The poem below is written in honor of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Surviving is more than just making it to the next morning Surviving requires living It takes work to do the living Because to live requires you to be alive And suddenly Making it to the next morning does not seem so…

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How Trans Muslims Can Navigate Obstacles They Face

Each year the end of Pride month signals the cycle of companies removing the rainbow flag and various colors from all over their merchandise. Confetti and balloons are cleaned up from Pride celebrations, and the streets begin to look a little bland again. Pride does not erase the obstacles that many trans-Muslims will continue to face…

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The Truth Behind the Statue of Liberty

The Fourth of July is never short on massive firework displays, family gatherings, and parades. This date commemorates America’s independence from Britain and also marks the day France presented the Statue of Liberty to the United States. While the history of the Statue of Liberty is taught in classrooms around the country, one important aspect…

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How Real Are the “Real Housewives of Dubai”?

The Real Housewives franchise seems like it’s been in existence since the dawn of time. Recently, the Real Housewives franchise went international, to Dubai. The cast of six diverse women includes a native Emirati, Dubai’s first Black Supermodel, and a Housewives franchise alumna. While the franchise will focus on the women’s stories, it’s important to…

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Your Guide to Ramadan While Managing Mental Health Challenges

Disclaimer: This article is in no way meant to substitute for medical or mental health advice from a trained and educated mental health professional. Muslim Girl encourages those who need help to seek it, and encourages the use of resources such as therapists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and trained mental health professionals. You should never try…

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How Progressive Media Spaces Rule Palestinians Out

With the war raging in Ukraine, Gigi Hadid joined many celebrities who took to social media to sound their solidarity with Ukraine. She stated she would be donating all of her earnings from her Autumn 2022 fashion shows to “aid those suffering from the Ukraine war, as well as continuing to support those experiencing the…