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Quit Being the Haram Police So I Can Focus on My Faith

Muslim women already have it hard as we struggle every day trying to get through societal expectations placed upon us. On top of being subjected to gender stereotypes, we also have to deal with criticism from our own community, watching our every move, waiting for their opportunity to call out, “Haram!” Sure, it’s easy to…

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How Muslim Girl Helped Me Get Through 2016

People have anxiety for many different reasons, mine stems from childhood. I have always been a very happy young girl, but deep inside, my heart has always been broken. When you’re an adult, you can’t just watch cartoons all day expecting your anxiety to vanish. Nothing sucks more than having a lingering feeling inside that…

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How to Kick off Your Fitness Goals for 2017

At the beginning of every new year, gyms are packed, and people are ready to kickstart a new health program. It is easy to say, “Oh I am going to work out,” but when you don’t have a stable plan, your resolutions can vanish early on. It is important to try to be the best…

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A Catholic, a Muslim, and an Understanding

I recently took a trip to the island Turks and Caicos, and to my surprise, people were always asking me where I was from because I had my hair covered. I was taken aback by the amount of people who didn’t know what Islam was and who Muslims were. I wouldn’t call it ignorance–I would call…

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Foodie Blogs: Am I Really Eating Liquid Nitrogen?

I am not a foodie by choice, but my amazing husband, who is the ultimate foodie, introduced me to this food-obsessed phenomenon when we first got married, and I’ve been hooked ever since. When the average couple goes on vacation, they plan out what they want to do to explore their new surroundings. We plan…

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DJ Khaled Welcomes New Baby With Athan

When I was 12 years old, I used to sit on the internet and search “celebrity Muslims” for hours. It was really amusing to see Muslims having a platform in music, acting, and sports. As I got older, I realized not all Muslims in the limelight are the best examples of Islam—but it didn’t take…

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9 Things to Do When You Visit San Francisco

San Francisco is a top tourist destination with tons to do. Having been there five times, I always find it to be an adventurous city. The food, the landscape, the city’s personality – I love it all. If you’re an ambitious foodie like me, you are going to have a blast! Don’t be afraid to…