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The Dark World of Fast Fashion

Do you ever notice how as a trend gets bigger, retailers often have massive amounts of clothing from said trend supplied to their stores very quickly? Of course, that’s how business works — people want, people get, and at lower prices than the competing store. Suddenly, the trend is gone, and the clothing slowly disappears…

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Are Your 3 Favourite Foods Even Halal?

You’re sitting down, enjoying your day with your phone in hand, when that all-too-familiar notification pops up. Perhaps it’s from the family group chat, your mum, or that one auntie who’s always sharing forwards from every corner of the internet; you already know what it is. A blurry picture with Comic Sans font, warning you…

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How a Quote From the Qur’an Affected My PTSD

Disclaimer: This article is in no way meant to substitute for medical or mental health advice from a trained and educated mental health professional. Muslim Girl encourages those who need help to seek it, and encourages the use of resources such as therapists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and trained mental health professionals. You should never try…

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My Best Friend Is a “Grievous Sinner”

Trigger Warning: This article contains mentions of suicide, abuse, and miscarriage. It may be difficult for some to read. It feels like yesterday. Staring at the ceiling in the dark, trying to sleep after excitedly texting my best friend twice to tell her about how I finally finished a project she encouraged me to start,…

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Here’s What Creating Through My Pain Taught Me

“You can’t blend in when you’re born to stand out,” sure sounds like an inspirational, beautiful quote when you aren’t the one doing the standing out, huh? And when you are, you learn how messy, tiring, and lonely “standing out” eventually gets—but what can you do to cope? For me, writing was my way of…

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Why Don’t Muslims Adopt More?

Adoption is an extremely misunderstood topic throughout the Muslim community. Many people have different opinions on it, with some even saying that it is completely prohibited in Islam, and some not knowing about the Islamic rules surrounding it. Many of us have never thought of the concept of adoption. Maybe because, Alhamdulillah, we are able to…

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[Poem] The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree

Disclaimer: This poem contains references to domestic abuse, and may be difficult for some to read.   When I met your mother, I wondered why her mouth was sewn shut. He seemed to talk enough for you to forget that she used to smile, While she told you bedtime stories and jokes and fairy tales….