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WTF Is Salaam Swipe & Is It Worse Than Tinder?

“We’re committed to changing the way Muslims meet. Providing you with the right people based on self-identified levels of religiosity, proximity, and interests, we’re no different from traditional matchmaking, except we’ve taken your aunty out of the equation.” Available now on both the App Store and Google Play! Oh boy. These lines come straight from the…

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Amani x Ladybeard: Why Amani Wears the Headscarf

Our Editor in Chief and founder, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, was recently interviewed by Kitty Drake for Ladybeard magazine’s “Mind” issue. Check out an excerpt featuring Amani’s testimony below: When you put on the headscarf, or niqab, or burqa, you become a symbol. In the context of rising Islamophobia across Europe and America, visible Muslim women are reduced to…

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7 Lit Moments from the Muslim Girl VMA Snapchat Story

[tps_header][/tps_header] If you watched the VMA’s this week, you probably saw Muslim Girl #BOSSBABE and EIC Amani Al-Khatahtbeh mingling with celebrities. Rumour has it she even had a little run-in with Fat Joe, and had DJ Khaled give a special shout out to all the Muslim Girls around the world. (We fan-girled pretty hard). Here are…

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Yes, I’m a Muslim Girl; Yes, I Play Sports

I’ve been playing organized sports since I was seven years old. From tennis to soccer to basketball to swimming to field hockey to track, I’ve just about done it all. I don’t play because I yearn to be a rebellious teenager; I don’t play because I seek attention; and I don’t play because it’ll enhance…

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14 Female Muslim Athletes Who Won Olympic Medals

Here’s a recap of Rio 2016 and all our badass Muslim girls who traded in adversities and prejudice for gold, silver, and bronze medals. Congrats, ladies!   1. Dalilah Muhammad Country: USA Sport: Track GOLD (400m Hurdles) “Thank you to all my supports!” Muhammad wrote on Instragram. “I have no doubt that my blessings are…

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3 Reasons Theresa May is Bad News for Muslims

We thought David Cameron was bad, and that we’d all be cheering the day he was out of office.  That is, until Theresa May stepped up in his place.  Muslim Girl guest blogger Sara Chaudhry took to YouTube to share three reasons why Theresa May is bad news for not only Muslims, but anyone who enjoys…

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Salem, 18 months, drinking milk made from milk powder included in the UNRWA food basket. // Photo credit: © 2016 UNRWA photo by Mohamed AlHinawi

#RamadanAcrossBorders — What Does Your Ramadan Look Like?

Why is Ramadan only represented by pictures of samosas, crescents, lanterns, and dates? We want to see what Ramadan really looks like around the world. Take a photo — your dinner table, Masjid, decor, etc. — share this and tag us with the hashtag #RamadanAcrossBorders on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured….

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Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Billie Jean King, and Shonda Rhimes Talk Feminism

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder and editor-in-chief of Muslim Girl, interviews Shonda Rhimes, creator of Shondaland, and Billie Jean King, the former #1 professional tennis player in the world, at the White House’s United State of Women Summit on June 14, 2016. The plenary session was hosted among 5,000 attendees and fostered an intergenerational discussion on the…

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Muslim Girl Joins Michelle Obama’s United State of Women

See any familiar faces? Our founder and editor-in-chief Amani Al-Khatahtbeh will be speaking at the White House on June 14, 2016 alongside Gloria Steinem, Shonda Rhimes, and other women titans to address gender equality in today’s evolving society. “When I was a little girl, I don’t know what I would have done to see a…