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Yasmina El-Abd on Her New Role and Female Representation

Netflix’s Egyptian/Swiss/American hit star Yasmina El-Abd has made a major comeback with her new role as Princess Safiya in the newly-aired HBO Max series Theodosia. El-Abd has been in the entertainment industry since the age of nine; she’s appeared in commercials, music videos, and musicals. She was also a TV presenter for National Geographic Kids…

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10 Muslim Girl Readers Tell Us How They Celebrate Eid

Eid is one of our favorite times of the year, and I am sure no one wants the celebrations to end. Still unable to get over our Eid vibes for this year, we’re sharing 10 responses from our Muslim Girl readers on how they celebrate their Eid! In case you don’t know, we react to…

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10 Sunnahs You Don’t Want to Miss This Eid

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of our holy month of Ramadan — a special occasion when we celebrate getting to the finish line with our 30-day spiritual journey of cleansing our souls from the burden we’ve been carrying all year round — and the beginning of our Eid celebrations (the Sunnah way). Having a special…

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8 Muslim Girl Readers Tell Us Their Ramadan Dating Stories

One of the reasons why Muslim women love Ramadan is that they get to meet with their sisters in mosques during night prayers. From married women coming with their children to single young ladies, everyone enjoys seeing other Muslim women making the most of their Ramadan. But, it goes without saying that it doesn’t end…

Muslim Women's Day: The Story

Muslim Women’s Day Then and Now: A Look Back Through the Years

It is December 7, 2015. We watch Trump read this statement aloud to his raving crowd at a rally in South Carolina: “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.” As we hear…

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What to Expect for Muslim Women’s Day 2022

Are you ready for Muslim Women’s Day 2022? We’ve been working with some of the best partners on the planet to pave the way for this year’s sixth global campaign. We’ve been rolling out opportunities focused on community: We announced our design contest in official partnership with Twitter. We also announced opening paid pitches on…

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5 Time Management Tips for Busy Muslim Moms With Young Kids

Cultures and faiths aside, if you look at any sorority or sisterhood group for mommies, one commonality that you’ll find is their collective struggle with time management as busy moms with young kids. And from the headline, you know by now that Muslim moms are no different.  The struggle is both predictable and universal. How?…

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10 of Muslim Girl’s Most Popular Articles From 2021

As Muslim Girl starts 2022 with new conversations, we decided to reflect on the top 10 most-read articles from 2021. This past year was full of events; some were delightful and lighthearted, whereas others were heartbreaking and heavy. That said, 2021 was a year when Muslim Girl witnessed more Muslim women being unapologetically themselves, opening…

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Are You Single? Here Are 11 Reasons Why It’s Actually a Blessing

I know that talking about the benefits of being a single Muslim might sound like I’m advocating against the nature of our collectivist culture, in the sense that our Muslim community relies more on interdependence, whereas being single complies with individualist cultures that focus on independence and self-fulfillment. However, this post is for my Muslim…

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How UNESCO’s Listing of the Tatreez Is a Win Against the Occupation

The UNESCO has listed the art of traditional Palestinian embroidery (Tatreez) as “social and intergenerational practice” last Wednesday on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (16.COM 8.b.30). The UNESCO’s listing of the Tatreez took place during the 16th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage…