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The Muslim Girl Army Reminds Us Why We March

On Saturday, Jan. 21, millions marched in solidarity across the globe in support of the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. Among the marchers were members of the #MuslimGirlArmy, who were happy to explain why they march. *** Naaz Modan, 20 – Washington, D.C. “I march for all of us who have been told that we…

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Protestors walk down 42nd Street near Grand Central Terminal during the Women's March in New York City at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. NYTMARCH NYTCREDIT: Nicole Craine for The New York Times

Women’s March Largest In U.S. History As Millions Rally Nationwide

On Friday, January 20, 2017, history was made with the largest crowd present at a Presidential inauguration as Donald Trump graciously and humbly accepted the position, promising to make America great again – that is, according to Mr. Trump. According to almost everyone else in the world, it was a bit lack-luster and deserved to…

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What We Can Do To Help Syria

Every morning begins with the same ritual for me – squinting with one eye at my phone as I go through the motions of checking my Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Usually, getting up and ready for the day is mechanical – a pattern of groaning and near tears that come with getting up at 6…

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Why It’s Important to Read & Recite Qur’an This Ramadan

Now that Ramadan is here, chances are we’ve made loads of preparations for our special guest–making grocery lists, cleaning the house, and making dozens of samosas and kabobs to freeze for easier use later on when stomachs are rumbling and energy is dwindling. However, many of us–myself included–often forget about the most important preparation for Ramadan…

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Meet Sadiq Khan, the First Muslim Mayor of London

Yes, we know he’s not a girl, but he’s still pretty awesome!  And if elected, Donald Trump would probably ban him, because Muslim. In what should definitely be seen as an election for the history books, Sadiq Khan has been elected as the new mayor of London! Mr. Khan beat conservative contender Zac Goldsmith by…

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What You Can Do When Dealing With Big Decisions

Throughout our lives, we come across situations that call upon some big decisions to be made. Whether it is picking a school to attend or deciding if someone is right for your life, we struggle with committing to our choices no matter how minimal or monumental the decision is. We often feel like we need…

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I Tried ‘Speed-Faithing’ and This Is What Happened

During the weekend of Jan. 22-24, while everyone on the east coast experienced the mass hit-and-run snow storm that called Winter Storm Jonas, I had the opportunity to attend the Interfaith Youth Core’s (IFYC) Conference for the Interfaith Leadership Institute in Atlanta, Ga., with my university’s delegation. The Interfaith Youth Core’s mission is to make…

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What’s the Difference Between Hajj and Umrah?

As the fastest growing religion today, Islam accounts for more than 1.6 billion people around the globe. It, like countless other religions, promotes peace, acceptance and love for one another. It teaches morality, equality and promotes intellect and knowledge of worldly and spiritual affairs. Among all the lessons and prophetic narrations provided in the Qur’an,…

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Crisis Safety Manual for Muslim Women

This Crisis Safety Manual has been edited for clarification. An earlier version may have misled readers to believe that we recommend removing the hijab. While we at Muslim Girl believe that the safety of Muslim women is the utmost priority, we do not believe that women should feel pressured to either remove or wear their…

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DJ Khaled’s Snapchat Gives You the Key to Success

Trust is a big commitment. Before anyone else, we usually trust loved ones — our parents, siblings, best friends, etc. And for the particularly guarded, it can take years to work up the courage to trust someone. However, every so often, life throws people into our lives that are just so genuine and wise that…

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Hollywood Decides Gods of Egypt Were Just White Dudes

I was convinced that the movie Exodus: Gods and Kings was going to be the most offensive Egyptian based story interpretation to come out of Hollywood for the rest of my lifetime. I felt secure in knowing that it couldn’t possibly get worse. In 2016, Lionsgate Entertainment will be releasing a new film, Gods of  Egypt. It just…

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Hijabi Photoshoot Subjected to Police Intervention

On November 2, 2015, a photoshoot in Sydney, Australia was swarmed by the police for suspicious activity. Although this “suspicious activity” was revealed to be pink clothing hanging on a fence to be used for the photoshoot, the police excused themselves by claiming they had mistook the clothing for “Islamic flags” because of “things happening…