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10 Gorgeous Eid Al-Adha Looks

We’re probably headed back to quarantine again soon, but that didn’t stop us from showing out on Eid Al-Adha 2021. Here are some of our favorite looks from the festivities. Nour opted for a blazer with a cute bag Aisha’s kept her makeup simple to go with her colorful outfit Hind accessorized a black and…

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10 #BlackOutEid Looks We Loved

It was just a few years ago that producer and screenwriter Aamina Mohamed created the #BlackOutEid hashtag after noticing that most Eid content shared online centered non-Black Muslims. The hashtag became a viral sensation as Black Muslims celebrate their faith and their style. Black Muslims from over the world participate. Mohamed said she created it…

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What Does Islam Say About Animal Welfare? 8 Muslim Vegetarians Share Thoughts On Eid Al-Adha

Every year around this time, there’s an intense debate about Eid Al-Adha and the associated animal sacrifice. Some vegetarian and vegan Muslims still participate in the sacrifice in order to feed others while declining to partake in the meat themselves. Others may adopt a “flexitarian” diet for the day and choose to consume the meat….

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What Is the Day of Arafah?

The Day of Arafah is regarded by scholars as the most blessed day of the year. The Prophet said, “There is no day on which Allah frees more people from the Fire than on the day of Arafah.” (Sahih Muslim) On this day, Muslims who are able should fast. Fasting for just this one day…

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5 Muslim Feminist Icons You Should Know

Throughout history, there are many examples of strong Muslim women who contributed a great deal to society and became feminist icons. We all know the examples of Khadijara and Aishara. While Islam is inherently a feminist religion, in some conservative Muslim communities, the idea of being a “Muslim feminist” is challenged. This is not exclusive…

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Why American Muslims Have Become More Politically Engaged

Muslim participation in American politics is influenced by several factors, most of which are historical and religious. In recent years post-9/11, Muslim Americans have gotten increasingly more involved in politics following growing anti-Muslim sentiment and policies.   Historically, for many years, American Muslims have been sidelined in American politics. Today, the American Muslim voter turnout…

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7 Haircare Tips for Hijabis

Women that wear hijab commonly misunderstand that it is okay to skip having a good hair care regimen as their tresses are not exposed to dust or pollution. It is precisely the opposite case — the hair is wrapped in a hijab for the most part of the day, and over time hair tends to…

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8 Islamic Schools to Consider In the United States

What makes the United States an attractive choice to students when it comes to higher education is the variety of institutions that one can choose from. Virtually all U.S. institutions cherish diversity and inclusion. The majority of U.S. colleges are secular, and promote cultural diversity. A few of them, however, are built by those inspired…

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10 SOUTH ASIAN MUSLIM WEDDING TRADITIONS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Muslim weddings are much simpler than most other religions. In actuality, Islam defines marriage as a simple social contract wherein two individuals come together to share the burden of life and celebrate joyous moments. For this contract to come into being, Nikkah is the only ceremony or tradition prescribed by the religion. However, with time,…

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6 Ways To Share Faith With Your Child

In this day and age, it’s harder to raise your children in your faith. There are many parents out there that don’t choose to bring their children into their faith, but you want to share it with yours. How can you do that in the modern age? Here are some ways you can share your…

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6 Tips For Crafting Your Own Jewelry

Making your own jewelry can be a wonderful way to explore your creative side, learn to work with hand tools, study up on gems, and expand your accessory collection with fun handmade pieces in no time! Even better, a line of your own jewelry creations can be an excellent way to give gifts, and even…

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How My Faith Helped Me View My PCOS as a Gift

Disclaimer: This article is in no way meant to substitute for medical or mental health advice from a trained and educated mental health professional. Muslim Girl encourages those who need help to seek it, and encourages the use of resources such as therapists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and trained mental health professionals. You should never…

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Rotana Tarabzouni Talks Her Comedy Special, ‘F*d & Blessed’

The LA-based Saudi independent artist, singer, songwriter, and pleasure activist, Rotana Tarabzouni, will release the first season of her straight-to-camera sex education comedy show F*D & Blessed.  Tarabzouni was named BBC’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She collaborated with Vogue Arabia, Fendi, and Lucky Brand in their “New Class” campaign about “a generation of those who…

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Why France’s Hijab Ban Is About Racism and Misogyny

I am a Muslim woman, and I do not wear the hijab. Because it is my choice not to wear it. I am also an American woman who has seen the repercussions of Islamphobia in her country. I am outraged, yet not surprised, with France’s recent decision to add an amendment to its “separatism bill”…