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This Is How Imam Al-Ghazali Saved Me

If you are lucky, at some point in your life, a tear will appear on the edges of your world. And if you are brave enough to pick at the tear, you will be given a glimpse into the great unknown, where angels, demons, hope, and darkness exist — not as delusional of one’s imagination…

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My Young Age Didn’t Protect Me From a Bad Case of COVID

Springtime of 2022 was approaching. It had been two years since the pandemic first began, and COVID-19 became a normal word in our vocabulary. I’d grown accustomed to hearing about people getting COVID, how they would be a bit sick, and then back to normal for a few days. I had not been infected and…

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A Guide to Centering Women’s Voices in Worship

The first few encounters I had with the practices of Islam were when I was about 10 years old. My brothers and I would follow my father’s friends and his wife and daughters to the prayer ground for Eid prayers, and even though I had no idea how to pray, I always enjoyed going. I…

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Why Justice Is Important to the Spirit of Ramadan

Nothing brings quite as much joy and unity to the Muslim community as Ramadan. It’s that time of year when we get excited about working on our spiritual selves and bonding with family and friends over meals. In recent years, Ramadan has also boomed into a major industry aimed to sell decorations, lights, and other…

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How International Allyship Is Influenced By White Supremacy

Putin’s latest attacks on Ukraine and its current refugees have reminded the Middle East of the death of innocent civilians of Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Palestine. The death of innocent and innocence itself is what combines the mentioned countries and Ukraine’s oppression. Civilians flee and become refugees. There is no choice left: either you leave everything…

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How the Consequences of 9/11 Still Impact Muslim Americans

Twenty-one years ago, on September 11, 2001, a part of America was shattered and has not been repaired since. We all remember 9/11 as the day that two Twin Towers collapsed, the day a plane was hijacked, the day America lost 2977 lives. And while this is all true and tragic, the tragedy of 9/11…

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Why Are Niqabis Marginalized By Non-Muslims & Muslims?

Women who face veil — also known as niqabis — are often thrown to the wolves by the Muslim majority to break out of stereotypes imposed on the veil by the Western world through Orientalism and Islamophobia. In other words, women who wear veils are affected by respectability politics. Respectability politics is a form of…

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Meet the 2022 Class of Muslim Women To Watch

Every year, we ask our readers to nominate the Muslim women that have defined our moment and set the bar for the year to come. We’ve seen the last several months bring war, adversity and even controversy, but also an unrelenting commitment from Muslim women around the world to bring light to every corner from…

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10 of History’s Most Important Muslim Women

March 1st kicks off Women’s History Month! Women’s History Month started in 1995 to highlight women’s contributions to society and various historical events. Muslim Women’s Day, which happens every year on 3/27 since 2017, is a special part of Women’s History Month. Muslim women have made amazing contributions to their communities long before we were…

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What Happens When Religion Is Used To Create Division?

India and Pakistan emerged as two separate sovereign nations in 1947. Different factions of the freedom struggle movement contributed in their own unique way. Ultimately they freed themselves and the people from the clutches of British colonizers that arrived in India during the early 17th century, masquerading as traders with an intent to puncture the…

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The Politicization of Muslim Girls at School Starts Early in Britain

Politicisation started back at school when I was a girl in year 8; I signed off my emails with an e-petition to release Baba Ahmed from incarceration in a U.S. super-max prison under the No Evidence Required Act 2003. I had support from a fellow Muslimah, but one of my closest friends was sceptical of…

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Stop Acid Attacks: How Misogyny Is Surging in Kashmir

Toxic aggression resulted in unjustified action on women in Kashmir, India. An attack that left a permanent mark on humanity, acid attacks happen all over the world, but are most common in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Uganda, according to the Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI), based in London.  One minute, Fatima was strolling down…