Meet the Woman Behind the First Modest Female Modeling Agency

Before Halima Aden became the first hijab-wearing model to be signed to IMG Models, there was Underwraps, the first Muslim and modest female modeling agency. Created by Nailah Lymus, a 33-year-old designer from Brooklyn, N.Y., its goal is to serve and represent a growing enclave — women who want to model modestly. It was founded…


US Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb in Afghanistan

The United States has just dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan. Reports say that the bomb was targeting an ISIS cave complex in eastern Afghanistan in the Nangarhar province at 7:32 P.M. local time, according to CNN. It weighs 22,000 pounds and is nicknamed the “mother of all bombs,” a bomb so large that…


13 Influential Muslim Women Reflect on #MuslimWomensDay

1. March 27 got us feeling like we can. Plus, we’re fangirling so hard.   2. Straight from Dr. Fahmy herself! 3. The Women’s Regional Network aims to connect grassroots activists in South Asia, and give some love to our Muslim coders. 4. Remembering the women who have fought long and hard against all sorts of discrimination….


What YOU Had to Say About #MuslimWomensDay

Muslim Women’s Day has been an enormous success, thanks in part to our official partners, as well as the media outlets that covered the event! It was also the top trending hashtag on Twitter on March 27 — but what made it special was how our everyday Muslim sisters joined in the celebration. It was how…


Nebraska City Council Candidate Calls for His Own Muslim Ban

One of Nebraska’s city council candidates wants Muslims and the practice of Islam completely banned from the U.S. He calls it his own Muslim ban, inspired by Donald Trump. His version however, has nothing to do with travel. In an interview with WOWT, an NBC-affiliated television station located in Omaha, Nebraska, the candidate, Paul Anderson…


15 Media Outlets That Rallied Behind Muslim Women’s Day

March 27 marked the first official Muslim Women’s Day! And it did not go unnoticed. Not only did the campaign reach a global audience as the #1 trending topic on Twitter worldwide, there were several publications that showed their support through social media as well. Here are 15 media outlets that stood by Muslim women…


Here’s How 7 Organizations Celebrated Muslim Women’s Day

As you all know, yesterday went down in history as the first Muslim Women’s Day ever! It was so incredible seeing social media users flood the internet with messages of love and solidarity. Honestly, everyday should be Muslim Women’s Day, right? Here are some organizations that took part in the #MuslimWomensDay conversation: 1. Partner HerCampus made a beautiful…


Yeezy Season 5 Debuts Refugee Hijabi Model at NYFW

IMG Models has just signed a hijab-wearing model. A Somali-American born in a Kenyan refugee camp, Halima Aden first made waves when she represented Minnesota in last year’s Miss USA competition. Now, she will make her runway debut during this fashion week, walking for Kanye West’s Yeezy show. IMG has signed Muslim models in the past, but…


Our Favorite Muslim Girl Army Photos From the Women’s March

Have major FOMO from this weekend’s history-making, record-breaking Women’s March on Washington? Don’t worry, because the MG crew was there to #represent — from the main march in Washington D.C. to the sister marches in Florida, Connecticut and New York City, here are photos from our Muslim Girl staff! 1. When the New York posse…


Twitter Responds to Questions on Helping Build a Muslim Registry

Online publication The Intercept reported on Friday that Twitter was the only one to answer with a swift no to hypothetical question involving Trump’s “Muslim registry.” The Intercept contacted nine prominent tech firms like Facebook and Microsoft, asking, “Would [name of company], if solicited by the Trump administration, sell any goods, services, information, or consulting of…