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Alana Hadid Wants You to Talk to Palestinians

In the next wave of Palestine advocacy, Alana Hadid is making sure she’s staying in front of it. The Los Angeles-based fashion designer has emerged as one of the most active celebrity voices trying to make sense of the Israeli occupation for social media. Alongside her influential family that includes half-siblings Bella, Gigi, and Anwar…

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8 TIPS ON FOLLOWING YOUR CAREER DREAMS AS A MUSLIM WOMAN

Race and religion should never hold you back from finding your dream job, but even in a 21st century world, there are still many challenges for Muslim women. Read on to find out how you can empower yourself and succeed in your career. In 2016, the BBC reported that despite more Muslim women going into higher…

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Is Ben and Jerry’s Really a BDS Victory?

On July 19, 2021 Ben and Jerry’s released a statement that they would end their ice cream sales in Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) called this a “decisive step toward ending the company’s complicity in Israel occupation and violation of Palestinian rights.” However, Ben and Jerry’s “will stay in…

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Let’s Talk About Period Poverty

In the United States, 1 in 5 teens struggle to or can’t afford menstrual products, and in India, 88% of women don’t have access to menstrual products at all. They often have no choice but to use thin toilet paper, rolled up socks, and other low-quality items that are dangerous, uncomfortable, impractical, and ineffective. This…

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Super Sunnah Foods: Powerful Pomegranates

Pomegranate is a super antioxidant food.  One of the most beautiful facts about pomegranates is that while a few hundred years ago, or even a few decades ago, they were quite difficult to eat and access, that is no longer true. At least in the US, pomegranate juice is all over stores, including prepackaged pomegranate…

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Ready, Set, Paint! 10 Halal Nail Polish Ideas for Your Look Book

Hot Girl Summer is here, and it is time we treated ourselves to a fresh manicure! We scouted Instagram and selected some of our favorite looks so you’re not stuck with a basic French mani. Whether you prefer a softer, floral design or bold color, we’ve got you covered! The best part? All the designs below feature companies that produce halal, water permeable…

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10 Gorgeous Eid Al-Adha Looks

We’re probably headed back to quarantine again soon, but that didn’t stop us from showing out on Eid Al-Adha 2021. Here are some of our favorite looks from the festivities. Nour opted for a blazer with a cute bag Aisha’s kept her makeup simple to go with her colorful outfit Hind accessorized a black and…

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10 #BlackOutEid Looks We Loved

It was just a few years ago that producer and screenwriter Aamina Mohamed created the #BlackOutEid hashtag after noticing that most Eid content shared online centered non-Black Muslims. The hashtag became a viral sensation as Black Muslims celebrate their faith and their style. Black Muslims from over the world participate. Mohamed said she created it…

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EU Court Rules Muslim Women Can Be Fired For Hijab

Recent headlines have delivered the terrible news that the highest EU court ruled that it is okay to fire women for wearing the headscarf if it interferes with the ability of the workplace to create an environment that is “neutral” which is supposedly non-religious, or non-partisan, or secular. An article from Human Rights Watch rightly…

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What Does Islam Say About Animal Welfare? 8 Muslim Vegetarians Share Thoughts On Eid Al-Adha

Every year around this time, there’s an intense debate about Eid Al-Adha and the associated animal sacrifice. Some vegetarian and vegan Muslims still participate in the sacrifice in order to feed others while declining to partake in the meat themselves. Others may adopt a “flexitarian” diet for the day and choose to consume the meat….

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What Is the Day of Arafah?

The Day of Arafah is regarded by scholars as the most blessed day of the year. The Prophet said, “There is no day on which Allah frees more people from the Fire than on the day of Arafah.” (Sahih Muslim) On this day, Muslims who are able should fast. Fasting for just this one day…

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5 Muslim Feminist Icons You Should Know

Throughout history, there are many examples of strong Muslim women who contributed a great deal to society and became feminist icons. We all know the examples of Khadijara and Aishara. While Islam is inherently a feminist religion, in some conservative Muslim communities, the idea of being a “Muslim feminist” is challenged. This is not exclusive…

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Why American Muslims Have Become More Politically Engaged

Muslim participation in American politics is influenced by several factors, most of which are historical and religious. In recent years post-9/11, Muslim Americans have gotten increasingly more involved in politics following growing anti-Muslim sentiment and policies.   Historically, for many years, American Muslims have been sidelined in American politics. Today, the American Muslim voter turnout…

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7 Haircare Tips for Hijabis

Women that wear hijab commonly misunderstand that it is okay to skip having a good hair care regimen as their tresses are not exposed to dust or pollution. It is precisely the opposite case — the hair is wrapped in a hijab for the most part of the day, and over time hair tends to…