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Amani Al-Khatahtbeh Joins HuffPost Live to Talk Media Representation, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and More

Our editor-in-chief Amani Al-Khatahtbeh joined HuffPost Live on Monday to discuss how millennial Muslim women are reshaping Islam. The discussion was prompted and joined by the anonymous author of Gawker’s published essay called “Practicing Islam in Short Shorts,” in which a Muslim woman explores her contemporary interpretation of the faith. The conversation not only talked…

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Here Are Powerhouse Muslim Women Reshaping Our Media Narrative

The Girls’ Room is a MuslimGirl.net online monthly series of Google Hangouts in which we discuss the topics that we all actually want to talk about with badass guests from the Muslim community and beyond. Be sure to subscribe to our emails to hear about upcoming episodes before anyone else. MuslimGirl.net proudly invites you to our International Women’s Month…

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Everything You Need to Know About Nowruz

What does “Nowruz” mean? “Nowruz” is a compound word made up of two Persian words; “now” meaning “new” and “roz” meaning “day”. Spellings vary as there is no standardized way of transliterating “Nowruz” into English and pronunciations vary depending on a person’s mother tongue. What is Nowruz? Nowruz is a holiday that marks the first…

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As a Muslim Woman, I Reject Your Rejection of My Values

On March 20, 2015, the Guardian posted a comment piece by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown titled “As a Muslim woman, I see the veil as a rejection of progressive values.” As a Muslim woman who wears “the veil” in the form of hijab, I immediately bristled upon reading this title. However, as a Muslim woman whose faith…

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Torture Victims Are Not For Display

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 12,751 people have been tortured to death by Bashar al-Assad’s regime since 2011. Photographs depicting the bodies of those tortured and killed by the regime were smuggled out of Syria by “Caesar”, an anonymous ex-military photographer who defected and fled the country, as he was unable to…

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This Is the Poignant Story of Rasmea Odeh

In 1948, at only a month old, Rasmea Odeh fled with her family from their home in Lifta, a village outside Jerusalem, during the Nakba, a time during which Israeli forces ethnically cleansed, displaced, and expelled thousands of Palestinians from their homes and land. Later Odeh settled in Lebanon to pursue a degree. She was…

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State of the Muslim Union

The Girls’ Room is a MuslimGirl.net online monthly series of Google Hangouts in which we discuss the topics that we all actually want to talk about with prominent guests from the Muslim community and beyond. The past month has been especially mournful for the American Muslim community. With the murders of Mustafa Mattan, Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha,…

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Look Who’s Joining Us in ‘The Girls’ Room’!

We’re excited to announce that next week’s episode of The Girls’ Room, FERGUSON: NOW WHAT? will have two additional surprise guests! Our epic Google Hangout with you on Wednesday will be joined by: Suhad Khatib, Community Organizer, St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee Ahmad Abuznaid, Legal & Policy Director, Dream Defenders After the federal decision to clear Darren…

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This is What #JeSuisCharlie Looks Like to Muslim Women

Yes, we’re a Muslim publication, and yes, we’re publishing this. We asked our cartoonist friend Sam Romero to draw something up for us about Charlie Hebdo. We have the right to free speech, too, non? The thing is, Charlie Hebdo uses the guise of free speech and “the right to offend” as a way to…

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The (20)14 Articles that Made MuslimGirl’s Year

We believe that MuslimGirl is truly a reflection of the women that are behind it. Just like it was in our personal lives and the journey of our identities as Muslim women, 2014 was truly a year of growth, development, and esteem-building for MuslimGirl. We spent the year exploring topics and issues that define our…

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You’re Invited to the Launch of ‘The Girls’ Room’ at 16 Days!

We are very excited to introduce our readers to The Girls’ Room, our new monthly webseries of online panels to discuss pertinent topics and issues with badass guests that we all know and love. Our first installment, #TAKEBACKTHEMIC, is proudly in conjunction with the 16 Days Against Gender Violence campaign. #TAKEBACKTHEMIC will be a discussion stemming from…