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Women’s Equality Day: What Islam Really Says About Women

There is no better TED Talk to look back on for celebrating Women’s Equality Day than What my religion really says about women by Alaa Murbait. Growing up in Canada and learning about Islam through her parents, Murbait never thought there would be inequality in Islam because she never felt it, even learning and living amongst…

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THOUGHT SO! French Burkini Ban Suspended

France’s highest administrative court has suspended the Burkini ban after ruling that these bans being enforced are illegal and and a violation of fundamental liberties. This ruling has arrived shortly after a photograph emerged of a women being forced to remove her top on a beach in Nice by the police. The photograph sparked outrage…

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The International Modest Fashion Design Festival took place on Aug. 14, and the amazing runways had me obsessing over the trendy designs, bursts of color, and unique variety of looks. All the designers put on an amazing show -- but here are the top 15 stand out looks from the event (including those from our very own Muslim Girl writer Eman Idil Bare!) Image: HK Star Creations

15 of the Best Runway Looks From IMFDF

 

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This Woman is Creating the First Social Muslim Marketplace App

Nour Kaiss proved her ambition and skills as an entrepreneur when she took the opportunity to create the first ever social Muslim marketplace app, can I just say #goals? The Canadian-born-and-based Syrian fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger is #MuslimGirlFire and is changing the game for the Muslim fashion industry. Recognizing that there was a lack…

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Pokémon Go Gets Political in Palestine

Photo:  Pikachu in the besieged rubble of Gaza, a victim of Israeli aggression and collective punishment.  As the Pokémon Go craze sweeps the world, Israelis and Palestinians are also getting in on the game. Well, that is if you’re a Palestinian who lives in Area C — where you have access to 3G — instead of in…

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There’s Now a Fatwa Against Pokémon Go

An official for the top Islamic authority in Egypt says that the mobile phone reality game is “prohibited” by Islam. According to Abbas Shouman, the deputy chief of al-Azhar, playing Pokémon Go is as illicit as drinking alcohol, which is forbidden in Islam. “It negatively influences the mind and harms the player or others without…

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5 Products to Get Your Skin Eid Ready

As the holy month of Ramadan is coming to an end, everyone is eager and excited for Eid Ul-Fitr. It’s the time when we all get to dressed up to the nines, reunite with family, and look and feel our very best. Here are some products that will get your skin healthy and glowing just…

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5 Self Care Tips for Ramadan & Beyond

During the holy month of Ramadan, everyone is busy trying to re-adjust their hectic schedules, meal prepping, and dividing the hours in each day carefully and meaningfully.  It gets so hectic, and we want to do so much that it’s often easy to forget to take care of ourselves. During Ramadan–and any other time–it’s important…