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Here’s Why Muslim Women Influencers Are Ditching Makeup

Muslim women influencers on TikTok have begun addressing how their physical appearance, specifically their use of makeup, directly affects their relationship with Allah (SWT).  The use of cosmetics is meant to beautify a woman. But, when using makeup to gain followers and attraction becomes the primary purpose, it creates self-doubt. It even forces women to…

Shia Muslims hold mourning rituals on Day of Ashura in Tehran via Mehr News Agency

Unveiling The Islamic Tradition of Mourning

Often, Muslims debate against the theological basis of mourning within Islam, garnering titles that minimize the reaction or intensity of pain. It is important to note, however, that the mourning process has existed since the time of the Prophets. Specifically, the admonishing nature of mourning comes up during the months of Muharram and Safar when…