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Between Duty & Defiance: How I Coped With Becoming a Carer

Calling myself a carer feels like a paradox to me, because I do not think I am as dutiful as I ought to be. I let my duties slip, often: making appointments for my mum and cooking daily (not to mention ordering takeaway late at times). I can be argumentative, so I constantly need Allah’s…


Muslim Girls and Marijuana: All About the Halal Hemp Movement

LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW ON UNCOVERED. Muslim Girl is back with another episode of Uncovered, the podcast where our groupchat comes to life with trending topics among our editors, writers and special guests. This time, co-hosts Amna and Amirah embark on a journey with the founder of Halal Hemp, Jamidah, to explore a controversial subject…

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Councilwoman Shahana Hanif on the Meaning of O’Shae Sibley’s Murder

Not long ago I joined hundreds of New Yorkers to celebrate O’Shae Sibley’s life. We surrounded the Brooklyn Mobil Gas Station at the intersection of Coney Island Avenue and Avenue P, where O’Shae Sibley’s murder occurred when he was stabbed to death. With trans leader and activist Queen Jean on the megaphone, we repeated O’Shae…


Meet Our Fabulous Hijabi Barbies

Have you all watched the Barbie movie yet? We absolutely love how our Hijabi fashionistas have taken on the challenge of styling their own versions of Barbie! It’s wonderful to see that modest fashion is here to stay, and we’re truly inspired by the diverse and creative looks that our fellow Muslim influencers have come…


The Killing of A Muslim Teen Ignites Protests in France

Protests have broken out in France in response to the murder of 17-year-old, Nahel. He was fatally shot in the chest, point-blank by the French police. Unsurprisingly, Muslims and other minority groups are repeatedly victims of police brutality. Outrage sparked on social media as news of the killing circulated on major news outlets. Here’s what…

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5 Duas To Recite on the Day of Arafah

The most blessed day of the year is upon us: The day of Arafah. During the day of Arafah, starting a little before noon and lasting until sunset, pilgrims come together at the Plain of Arafah in Mecca. They engage in a solemn act of devotion, standing steadfastly before Allah (SWT), seeking His mercy and…

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Juneteenth is a Significant Day for Muslims

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is an annual holiday celebrated on June 19th in the United States. The holiday commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and marks the day when the news of their freedom reached Galveston, Texas, in 1865. Juneteenth serves as a significant reminder of the end of…

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Here Are 7 AAPI Female Authors You Need to Read

As Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) month comes to an end, we’ve compiled a list of authors that should make it to your reading list. 1. Selina Mehmood “A Pandemic in Residence” is Mahmood’s personal documentation of what it feels like to identify as a Pakistani, American, Muslim neurology student amidst COVID-19. A…

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Israeli Wave of Terror Continues After 75 Years of the Nakba

The Nakba, often known as “The Catastrophe,” marked its 75th anniversary on May 15. This crucial day serves as a sorrowful reminder of the Palestinian people’s forced eviction and land loss at the hands of the Israeli occupation forces. We pray for our Palestinian brothers and sisters who are suffering a grave injustice. Let us…

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Islam Has Always Advocated for Mental Health and Wellness

The stigma of speaking about mental health in Muslim communities is real. The irony is that historically Muslims pioneered mental health and wellness by means of therapy and medication. In the video below, Dr. Rania Awaad speaks about how we can incorporate Islam’s traditional, holistic healing practices into our daily lives.


How Much is the Royals’ Stolen Lahore Necklace Worth?

It’s no secret that the media has been mesmerized by the jewelry the Royals wore to the Coronation, especially the necklace worn by Queen Camilla. But, the necklace went viral on social media for reasons that the Royals might not want to get all the attention. The sparkling jewel chosen by Queen Camilla is known…

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Does Allah (SWT) Care About My Feelings?

How important is emotional health in Islam? Just as we give priority to our mental health, we must also prioritize our emotional or mental health. Unfortunately, many Muslims fall victim to the stigma that surrounds conversations around mental health and wellness. In this video, Dunia Shuaib shares her insights on the importance of emotional health…