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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…


Ilhan Omar Faces Islamophobia From Her Own Political Party

United States Representative, Ilhan Omar, was caught in a crossfire with Jewish Representatives from the Democratic party over her recent question where she supposedly piled the U.S., Israel, Hamas, and the Taliban in the same category. During a video conference with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Omar called for justice for “all victims of crimes…


7 Useful Islamic Apps for Muslims

Editor’s note: Appearance in this list does not denote an endorsement by These recommendations are from the author of the article. Being a Muslim can be challenging if you live in a non-Islamic country. However mobile applications are making our life easy!  The truth is that there is a mobile app for every type…

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3 Tips for Successful Thrifting

Thrift store shopping can yield some terrific treasures, but the strategy you use will impact your enjoyment in the experience. Thrift shopping is a “see it, buy it” process; you can’t put it in your online basket and think about it. Whether you’re looking for clothing, camping gear, or a great computer backpack, you may…

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5 Important Things Every Young Adult Should Know

Every teen dreams of the day they can move out of their parent’s home and face the real world and live on their own. When they move out of the home, there are certain things young adults should know before gaining access to the real world. For young adults, it can be hard to feel…

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7 Powerful Palestinian Women to Follow on Social Media

With the tensions in Israel and occupied Palestine higher than ever, a lot of social media outlets are censoring posts raising awareness for those suffering in Palestine. Here are Palestinian women to follow on social media to keep informed with the ongoing conflict and to have a more personal outlook on the Israeli occupation. Janna…

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Why I Decided to Start My Own Desi Fashion Brand

As a young girl growing up in the United States, I was always on the lookout for clothing that connected me to my rich and vibrant culture. I was uninspired by standard American fashion, and I also wanted to go beyond the traditional three-piece suits that are quite often the norm in Desi culture –…


These New Muslim Women TV Characters Play in a Rock Band

There’s a new show on television — and this time we’re meeting an entire ensemble cast of Muslim women characters. In Peacock’s new show “We Are Lady Parts,” starring Anjana Vasan, Amina is an awkward but musically talented brown girl trying to keep up with her friends all getting engaged. Her journey leads her to…

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POEM: Roots

We have inherited our parents’ roots A mixture of home and homeland We plant these roots within ourselves Where we once standWe grow into a garden of ourselvesEach part a piece of our beingFlowers that were passed down to us through generations Trees that were added in along the wayFruit that our friends boreHere we…


6 Steps To Becoming Fluent In Arabic

Arabic is an intimidating language to learn, but taking your first steps on this journey can open up a whole world of travel, culture, and understanding — and a better understanding of your deen. The hospitable reputation of Arabic-speaking countries means you’ll be welcomed with open arms if you travel to further your understanding of…


The March for Palestine Was Ignored by Mainstream Media, but People on Social Media Continue To Report the Facts

On Saturday, May 29, 2021, thousands of people gathered at Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC to support Palestine and to call for an end to US aid to Israel. The massive gathering of Palestinian supporters marched to Capitol Hill in solidarity with Palestine. People from all over the nation came to the event by planes, trains, and automobiles. It was held…


Here’s One Thing To Remember if Your Prayers Feel Rushed

We live in a world overloaded with information, distraction, noise, and overwhelming factors. Our senses are constantly being stimulated from every direction, subhanAllah.  We all, at times, find it difficult to focus during our prayers, and reflect upon the verses.  Most of our thoughts come to us unintentionally; we can’t control them 100%.  Very few people can…