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How Can I Rise Above Toxic Family Members?

We’ve all got them, and their true faces come out during the most pivotal times in our lives. Some of us don’t even know we are being abused, or remain in denial of the abuse. Coming to a point of realization isn’t incredibly easy. It takes taking a serious step back and analyzing your surroundings…

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Allyship vs. Ego: Which Will Win Corporate America Over? 

Working in corporate America as a woman of color demands much needed time for reflection. I used to be insecure about many things, mainly the plethora of reasons why I felt I didn’t fit in certain work situations. To this day, I partake in conversations faced with individuals who seem unnecessarily passive-aggressive, and as someone…

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6 Influential Muslim Creatives to Keep an Eye On

As we enter the month of March, we open our arms to Women’s History Month and Muslim Women’s Day. We take this month to celebrate all the women that have broken barriers and welcomed a new squad of women who are following in the same footsteps, or paving their own unique paths. In this listicle,…

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Valentine’s Day? More Like Double Standards Day for This Pakistani University

It has happened again, guys. Another day, another man (or men, in this particular case) policing a woman’s hijab, whilst conveniently ignoring the obligations associated with the male hijab. In honor of Valentine’s Day, a Pakistani educational institution, namely the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad (UAF), has renamed Valentine’s Day as “Sister’s Day.” Oh, it gets…

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Here’s How Refugees Turn Hate Into Love

The Trump administration, and many of its hardcore fans are still enamored with the ridiculous belief that refugees are “taking over.”  While refugees are out here being the living embodiment of sayings like, “be kind to rude people because they need it the most,” and “hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that,”…

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Here’s Why We’re Over Colorism in 2019

This January, Miss Algeria 2019 crowned their winner, Khadija Ben Hamou, the first black woman to represent and Miss Algeria on the world stage. However, this historic moment of overcoming norms was marred by racism. Soon after her crowning, Hamou became the victim of a global atrocity that persists to this day: Colorism. Since her…

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New Jersey Town Swears In First South Asian Muslim Mayor

We are only ten days into 2019, and it’s already looking great on the representation front. We can add one more amazing Muslim woman to the list of those who have recently broken a glass ceiling in politics. Sadaf Jaffer, a postdoctoral research associate at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies recently added…

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Why Is Denmark’s Islamophobia so Repulsively Boundless?

It’s no secret that there has been an uprise of Islamophobia around the world. Firstly, it was the Chinese parliament creating concentration camps for Muslims, and now Denmark seems to be following in their horrific footsteps, in the most inexplicable way. Denmark wants to isolate “unwanted” immigrants on Lindholm Island, once used to quarantine contagious…

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2018, I Guess You Weren’t That Bad

It’s almost that time of year again, where we realize we don’t know where the year went! There were a lot of “cringe-worthy” moments, mostly courtesy of the Twitter account of our reality-television President. There was also our introduction to ‘BBQ Becky’, ‘Permit Patty’, and ‘Pool Patrol Paula’. Let’s not get started on the crazy…

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5 Muslim-Owned Businesses to Support on Black Friday

It’s that time of year again. As one part of the world is rushing to buy those holiday gifts, and prepare for their big Thanksgiving feasts, we Muslims are ensconced in our own preparations…to take advantage of those hot Black Friday, and seasonal deals! However, in today’s rapidly-growing commercial world, it’s hard to tell what…

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Seven Palestinians Dead After Israeli Raid on Gaza

As we debate the hotly-contested issue of BDS here in the United States, the situation in Palestine — particularly in Gaza — remains grim, with last week being one of the most vicious and violent weeks on record in the past few years. According to Al–Jazeera, last week’s attacks at the south of Gaza has…