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This Is What It Looks Like for a Divorced Muslim Woman

Being a divorced Muslim woman has become more acceptable in our community. In fact, nearly a decade ago, it was complicated and not very common – but nowadays, more people are becoming outspoken about their unhappiness. Having said that, the taboo around divorce still exists, and more so for Muslim women than men. Even after…


This Is How Muslims Can Destigmatize Mental Health Illness

Mental health is an essential aspect of overall well-being and is increasingly recognized as an important issue in today’s society. With the growing prevalence of mental health challenges, it is important to acknowledge the role of community and support in promoting mental health and well-being. Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (SAW)…

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Reema Jallaq Is Healing the World With Laughter as the Caucasian Arab

Do you remember a time when watching a comedy helped you forget pain you were feeling? That line in a movie that made you laugh so hard you forgot why you were upset or sad for even a short time? This is the precise reason Reema Jallaq, otherwise known as the Caucasian_Arab, became a comedian….


Domestic Violence Advocate Ola Salem’s Father Charged With Her Murder

Content warning: This post discusses domestic violence, parent/child violence, femicide, and murder. If you or someone you know may be in an abusive relationship, ensure you’re in a safe place and call 1.800.799.7233 or chat with someone at the National Domestic Violence Hotline online. They are available 24/7, 365 to help. If you’re in immediate…

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Why Are Predatory Men Like Nouman Ali Khan Still Being Platformed?

Nouman Ali Khan, the founder of a prestigious Islamic school in Texas, held status in the Muslim community for many years as a famous teacher and sheikh on YouTube, beloved by many, including women. However, he wasn’t the man he portrayed himself as. A few years ago, he was exposed as having multiple affairs with…


These Are the Challenges I Face as a Yemeni Woman

I am a Yemeni woman and proud of it – but ladies, we face many challenges that I believe we can overcome if we worked together toward the same goals. But, you have to admit that being a woman who believes in fighting for women’s rights is even more challenging in our community. Some may…


Pregnant Muslim Woman Rabiah Ahmad and Her Baby Murdered on Eid

On July 31, 2020, in Columbia, Maryland, a pregnant woman was killed after multiple shots were fired into her home. The woman’s baby was initially in critical condition, but has now been reported to have passed away as of yesterday, August 6, 2020. The 30-year-old woman, Rabiah Ahmad, was taken to a local trauma center,…


What Do Muslims Do on the Day of Arafat?

The day of Arafat is the day before the Muslim holiday Eid Al-Adha. The day has great significance and importance in the Muslim world. It is believed to have more spiritual rewards than any other day of the year. The day of Arafat is known as the ninth day of Dhul Hijjah. It is the…


Why This Ramadan Has Been My Best Ramadan Yet

Ramadan taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic might be challenging for some, but surprisingly, it hasn’t been for me. For the first time ever, Ramadan is peaceful, quiet, and without stress. The hectic food prep, influx of guests, and food orders is nowhere to be found, replaced instead by quiet, peacefulness, serenity, and self-care time….