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Do You Know These 10 Health Benefits of Fasting?

We are a week into Ramadan, and what a whirlwind it has been. No, Ramadan isn’t just about not eating or drinking during the time the sun is up. It’s also about abstaining from impurities, living as frugally as possible, performing extra prayers for ourselves and for others, etc. However, most people probably know Ramadan…

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Meet the First Muslim to Lead a Presidential Campaign

At the start of this week, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for the office of the President of the United States for a second time. Along with that announcement, Bernie also announced that his 2020 campaign manager is going to be Faiz Shakir, a progressive, Muslim advocate, and National Political Director of the…

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What Does It Mean to Be Thankful in Islam?

What does it mean to be thankful as a Muslim? Does it have to mean something different than it does for other people? Personally, I think the concept of “Thanksgiving” (if we’re not talking about the horrendous background of the holiday), is a great one. I don’t see an issue celebrating it as a Muslim,…

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What Can We Do About China’s Re-Education Camps?

“Re-Education Camps.” That’s a fancier, less-harsh sounding way of saying “Internment Camps”. These Internment Camps in China are specifically for Muslims to go through “de-extremization.” What does this mean? This means that China’s government believes that being Muslim means being extremist, and that they need to stop Muslims living in China from believing what they…

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The March for Black Women and Why We Need It

“Women of color have always led change. We won’t stop now.” In this case, ‘women of color’ pertains specifically to Black womxn. It’s a very true statement, yet even that they don’t receive credit for. In all honesty, I didn’t even know the March for Black Women – a peaceful protest set-up and run by…

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The Real Extent of Sexual Crimes Against Women and What We Can Do to Help

**Trigger Warning:  Sexual assault** What’s going on these days with Brett Kavanaugh having been confirmed to the Supreme Court is horrifying, and it’s a perfect testament to how relevant the topic of this article is in today’s society. Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford – one of Kavanaugh’s now three accusers – gave a heart-wrenching account of what…

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Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor: Was the Post-Fight Scuffle Religiously Charged?

You won’t normally catch me watching UFC fight night, but the latest match between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor got quite interesting to say the least. Nurmagomedov dominated McGregor during the fight itself, but what happened afterwards is what most people are talking about instead, effectively overshadowing Nurmagomedov’s win. Immediately post-match, a brawl occurred, causing…