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20 of 2020’s Major Milestones for Muslims

This past year was…interesting; 2020 was definitely a rollercoaster of events and emotions. With more downs than ups, this year will be remembered forever. From things like the troublesome U.S. elections to the constant racism and Islamophobia many Muslims around the world faced and are still facing, this year has absolutely been one for the…

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28 Things I Learned in 28 Years of Life

Years before the spirited Geet from the movie Jab We Met emerged, I vividly remember how the quirky Lizzie McGuire had been a relatable character for me. I resonated with both of them, and here’s why: Lizzie wrote for her school’s newsletter as an advice columnist, and a few years later, Geet came along insisting…

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Internalized Racism is Real

In the past few years, I have noticed that I have started to come to terms with a lot of my own internalized racism, discrimination, and rejection of Self in relation to my culture, religion, and identity as a whole. I have begun to realize that my feelings towards my culture and heritage are influenced…

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What Does a Muslim Feminist Look Like?

Check out Eve Ahmed as she talks about her journey in feminism and how Islam fits in the equation. This is a journey through Islam and how Muslim feminists are not new to the the concept of equality to Muslims, the Qur’an, and the Prophet Muhhamed (p.b.u.h.) Are you a Muslim feminist? Tell us about…

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Get Festive With “The Muslim Christmas Song”

[And mention] when the angels said, “O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary – distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah]. — Quran 3:45 You’ve probably heard Christmas music nonstop on…

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How Online Mom Groups Became Unsafe for Women of Color

Have daily check-ins with your town’s mom group felt a bit sour lately? Gone are the days of supporting local clothing drives, buying random shit off someone’s curb, or giving a recommendation for the only person you let near your brows. Yes, it is sad to say, but the support-filled posts of yesteryear are no…

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Why I’m Tired of Dating Ramy

Earlier this year, Hulu dropped the second season of the comedy-drama Ramy. In Season One, we’re introduced to Ramy Hassan, a first-generation American-Egyptian Millennial in the midst of a quarter-life crisis. Throughout the show, we watch Ramy struggle to figure out if he’s just “culturally Muslim” or if he actually wants to be a prays-five-times-a-day…

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Is France “Fighting Islamist Separatism” or Silencing Islam?

Tensions are rising between France and the Muslim world after President Emmanuel Macron expressed his plans to fight “Islamist Separatism” in early October.   Macron believes Islamic Separatism is a threat to France’s values of keeping the state and religion apart. This is not a first, France has previously domineered freedom of religious expressions for Muslims…

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Every day is Mother's Day in Islam. In honor of Mother's Day, we put together a few of our favorite Islamic quotes about mothers as a reminder. Photo credit: quotesgram.com

Poem: Dear Mama

Author’s note: This poem was written in honor of a devastating attack on a maternity ward in Kabul. Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. Dear mama, You chose to push me out from the darkness into the light. As such I can never repay you back for the precious gift of life. I sleep soundly…

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5 Tips for Powerful Prayers

And He is with you, wherever you are (Quran 57:4) Despite knowing the fact that Allah is everywhere, I failed in making a strong connection with Him through prayers. I tried hard and struggled to keep my focus. However, my mind always gets diverted. I wanted to connect my heart with Allah, thank Him for…

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Set on Fire: The Femicide of Marwa Albaity

On the morning of November 28th, as I sipped my coffee and scrolled through social media, posts were flooding in about a new brutal case of intimate partner violence in Yemen. It had been the 3rd case I’d heard of that week. This one was that of Marwa Al-Baiti from Hadhramout, she had been set…

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It’s Time To End Anti-Black Sentiment Plaguing Our Muslim Communities

“The mosques in New Jersey are finally opening!” I eagerly texted my friend Khadija. “Oh, that’s good to hear,” she replied, “but I don’t go to the masjid anymore.” Seeing as though the masjid is at least a 45 minute ride from Khadija’s house I naively assumed that the distance was keeping her from attending,…

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Shukri Abdi Drowned Due To “Peer Pressure,” Says Coroner

Authorities have declared the drowning of Shukri Abdi, the 12-year-old Somali refugee killed in the UK last year, as an accident.  A coroner opened an investigation into the child’s death following an eruption of protests around the world seeking justice. Shukri Abdi drowned in River Irwell in June 2019, in the presence of several schoolchildren,…