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Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar attacked in Sehwan, Pakistan

On Feb. 16, the shrine of the esteemed Sufi Saint, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, was bombed. Islamic State took responsibility for the at minimum 88 lives that were lost that day, and over 250 that were injured. The shrine, located in Sehwan, Pakistan, is a place of worship for many different faiths including, Shias, Sunnis, Hindu, Christian,…

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3 Mindful Exercises for Your Trump-Induced Anxiety

It has been a tough few weeks. Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, it has felt as if we’ve been waking up to a daily dose of shocking news. Amid the resulting protests and influx of information, it is important to unplug every now and then, and take care of yourself. Practicing mindfulness is a way to…

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7 Issues That Should Concern You More Than My Headscarf

I am so tired of people debating about whether the hijab/niqab/burqa (yes, they’re three different things) are “oppressing Muslim women,” when there are real issues we should be focusing on! Right here, in the United States! Here are just 7 of the many issues in brief. 1. Maternity Leave According to the Family Medical Leave…

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‘Team Women’ Is a Campaign Against Daesh in Mosul

Team Women is a group of women in Mosul, Iraq who are standing up to Daesh. They consist of doctors, teachers, scientists and other brave and active women. Sputnik News spoke with a historian who has organized the group. According to the historian, these women observe the lives of women under Daesh and help in…

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A Prayer for 2017

2016 may have felt like all that could go wrong did. With the new year coming, although there may always be sorrow around you, I hope you choose hope. And May you always remember the strength of prayer. May the troubles of this year bring you blessings for the next year May the struggles you…

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10 Unique Gifts Featuring the Arabic Alphabet

1. Unique artisanal Mugs with Arabic alphabet from Probably White Check out their Instagram and order their products by emailing yes@probablywhite.com 2. This environmentally-friendly notebook with Arabic letters from Ink and Ocean Check out all her gorgeous products here. 3.This Arabic alphabet Wall Decals from Muslim Toys and Dolls and Co. Each letter is an…

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Muslims Reported to Homeland Security in Church

Two Muslim students from Nazareth College were attending a service as part of an assignment at Browncroft Community Church in Rochester, N.Y. earlier this month when a member of the congregation called Homeland Security. Within the Church staff, a volunteer security officer for the Church called the college to ask if the students were indeed students because,…