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The Problem With Dress Codes in Women’s Sports

What women wear, regardless of the occasion, is always a subject that brings a lot to be talked about. From red carpets to religious garments, we are constantly exposed to women’s outfit choices. However, this obsession is starting to be the main topic in a new domain: sports. A few weeks ago, the Norwegian women’s…

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Three Generations of New York Muslim Women Activists on 9/11

We spoke with three generations of New York Muslim women activists for the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the upcoming fifth anniversary of the award-winning memoir ‘Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age.’ This is an excerpt from the forthcoming film Generation 9/11. Guests: Aisha Al-Adawiya, community organizer and founder of Women In Islam Inc.; Linda…

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20 Years Later: This Is How 9/11 Impacted the Way I Grew Up

On this day 20 years ago, we as a nation tried to make sense of the tragedy that occurred, on what should have been a normal Tuesday. We remember the 2,977 people killed, including 412 emergency workers, in a senseless act of hate on 9/11. I wanted to leave Friday as a day of mourning…

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5 Millennial Muslims and Their 9/11 Recollections

In the 20 years since the tragedy that was 9/11 took place, a lot has happened. The perception of Islam and Muslims as being hostile to the West took hold, and several politicians have made careers off of their Islamophobic rhetoric. An entire generation of children who weren’t even alive when 9/11 happened have grown…

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How 9/11 Impacted Gen Z Muslims

With today being the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we decided to ask Gen Z how they’ve been impacted by the events that took place when they were just a baby — or perhaps not even born yet. Our question: “If you’re a Muslim under 21 years old, how do you perceive the events of 9/11?…

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How To Reclaim Your Spirituality After Spiritual Abuse

Author’s note: This article may contain triggering elements. If at any times you are triggered, please pause, check in with yourself, and do what you need to do to take care of yourself. Editor’s note: This article is in no way meant to substitute for medical or mental health advice from a trained and educated…

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We Need to Talk About Spiritual Abuse in Our Community

Author’s note: This article may contain triggering elements. If at any times you are triggered, please pause, check in with yourself, and do what you need to do to take care of yourself. Editor’s note: This article is in no way meant to substitute for medical or mental health advice from a trained and educated…

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4 Reasons To Invest in Affordable Ethical Fashion

Ethical fashion has become more popular in recent years, as prices have dropped significantly. In the past, ethical clothing came with expensive price tags. However, now there are plenty of affordable and sustainable brands to choose from. This is great news for shoppers who simply do not have the budget to splurge on environmentally-friendly fashion….

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These 7 Artists Portray Muslim Women Through a Different Lens

Muslim women are commonly misrepresented in the media. That’s due to the fact they have no saying on how they should be portrayed. For this reason, Muslim women are usually scrutinized with the wrong lenses.  These 7 female artists decided to take matters into their own hands in order to change this inaccurate vision, and…

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I Gave up on Life. Then I Found Islam.

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How Prayer Changed My Life

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Planning an Event? 5 Mistakes to Avoid

The success of an event is determined by how well the event is planned. The event planner needs to pay attention to the small details that will make the event successful and memorable. Planning an event is a hectic task. Many mistakes are involved when planning an event. The mistakes may ruin the event. The…

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4 Ways To Use Fashion To Express Yourself

Fashion is an excellent way to express your sense of style, a distinct perspective, and more. Whether you’re walking into a boardroom, out with friends, or to a casual event, what you wear plays a huge part in the way people first perceive you. While you can’t control what others think, fashion is a great…

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This Is Why the Ummah’s Silence on Afghanistan Is Problematic

This past month, Afghans across the world watched with horror as our country fell into the hands of the Taliban. The United States troops withdrew, our flag was replaced, our president fled, and our female news anchors said their goodbyes. Supporters claim the Taliban have changed, yet  Hazaras continue to be the target of ethnic…