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What Is Toxic Positivity and Why Is It Potentially Detrimental?

Upon hearing the phrase “toxic positivity,” it sounds fairly harmless. After all, how could a phrase including positivity ever be related to something harmful? In short, toxic positivity is the forced expression of happiness in all applications, leaving no room to experience other, equally essential emotions. Toxic positivity has caused us to live in a…

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How NikahNama™ Is Reviving An Age-Old Tradition

When NikahNama™ founder Nushmia Khan is asked what drives her motivation regarding the business she founded, her reply is always the same: “To help Muslims be Muslims more beautifully.” NikahNama™ is reviving an age-old tradition that is inherently Islamic. Numerous Islamic scriptures illustrate the merit of marriage and its link to faith. NikahNama™ recognizes this completion of…

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This Is What You Need To Know About Zimbabwe Right Now

Zimbabwe is facing a crisis on all fronts, and has been for some time. The country is knee-deep in an economic crisis of which no end is in sight. On top of severe economic instability, Zimbabwe has experienced political unrest as of late. The combination of these dangerous elements has certainly bred cataclysmic results in…

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5 Phrases You Should Reconsider Using in Your Next Conversation

Alas, America is facing its reckoning regarding its racist roots and ideals. As such, it is essential that individuals edify themselves regarding these matters. One particular facet of this paradigm shift is through language. Many English phrases utilized on a day to day basis are inherently offensive. Here are five phrases, along with their origins, for…

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What’s the Significance of Eid al-Adha?

Eid al-Adha is often mentioned in association with the practice of Hajj, as a celebration for Muslims who complete one of the pillars of faith. However, whether or not one is attending Hajj, Eid al-Adha is a significant day for Muslims. Eid al-Adha dates back to the story of Prophet Ibrahim and his beloved son…

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This Is Why We Should Cancel “Cancel Culture”

Cancel culture is a highly-charged idea which often surrounds public figures. It appears as if one day, a celebrity may be idolized and placed on a pedestal, only to be “cancelled” just as quickly. But what exactly is cancel culture, and why is it so detrimental? The answer lies in the word itself. Cancel, according…

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Poem: “Iqra,” He Said

Our religion is purely based on understanding, Our knowledge should be constantly expanding. Let’s use our aql once in a while, Read the books that have been compiled. The first verse revealed from the Quran was “read,” Unfortunately, to this, people pay no heed. The Prophet (peace be upon him) always told us to learn,…