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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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4 Faith-Based Affirmations From the Quran

We all need a little positivity in our lives, especially during trying times. And what better way to achieve that than by reflecting on Allah’s words? These faith-based affirmations from the Quran will bring positivity to your life and remind you of His love and mercy. 1. Affirmation: Allah Knows and Wants the Best for…

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What Is Muharram?: Lessons of Patience and Grief

In Shia tradition, Muharram is not only the beginning of the Islamic calendar but marks the period in which we remember the sacrifice of Prophet Mohamed (SAWW)’s grandson, Imam Hussain. Therefore, during this month Shias remember and lament the tragedy that occurred between Imam Hussain (AS)’s small band of followers and Yazid, the governor of…

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Contemplating Ashura: A Shia Muslim’s Reflections

Every year, upon the emergence of the crescent of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, Shi’i Muslims around the world cloak themselves in black garments and prepare to mourn Imam Husayn, peace be upon him, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his family. On the day of Ashura, the…

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Does the “Evil Eye” Really Exist?

There has always been chatter and discussion about the “evil eye” in our communities. We hear our elders warning us to take care of our prized possessions in case someone casts an evil eye on them. We get advised to reduce speaking about our accomplishments or achievements to others because they might get jealous and…

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POEM: GLUING THE PIECES TOGETHER

The poem below is written in honor of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Surviving is more than just making it to the next morning Surviving requires living It takes work to do the living Because to live requires you to be alive And suddenly Making it to the next morning does not seem so…

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Why Is the James Webb Telescope So Important?

Last week,  NASA revealed the most stunning visual images of the deepest views of the universe.   However, I did not see many Muslim magazines publish any articles about the impact of these discoveries on the future of the public community.  I believe this is partly due to the fact that there is still a…

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Sania Khan’s Murder Is a Reflection of Problematic Cultural Attitudes Towards Divorce

Content warning: This article discusses violence against women and intimate partner violence, as well as spiritual abuse. If you are being abused or neglected, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or visit their website; please keep in mind that many abusers monitor web usage, and access resources as safely as you can. …

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Why We Need Women Leaders

There is a story in the Quran that I find very liberating. The Quran tells us about a time when Abraham, peace be upon him (PBUH) asked, “Lord, show me how You revive the dead. Lord replied, “Have you not believed?” to which Abraham said, “Yes, but to reassure my heart.” The Quran tells us…

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We Need to Talk About Muslim Women and Infertility

Infertility is a broad term with a rather simple definition: inability to conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse. Perhaps in hushed tones, you’ve overheard the phrase being murmured about a family member. Infertility is a diagnosis that is common, affecting 1 out of every 8 women. Yet, it is one of those conditions that…

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5 Halal Summer Holiday Destinations

Summer has finally returned to the Northern Hemisphere of the world, and that means holidays! People from all over the globe are gearing up to take the trip of a lifetime, and after living in lockdown and going through a global pandemic, everyone is ready to put on a pair of sunglasses and board the…

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4 Eid Traditions From Around the World

Now that Eid al-Adha is here, Muslims all around the world are celebrating. A commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim’s (as) devotion and trust in Allah, Eid al-Adha is a time to connect with family and friends. Here is a round-up of Eid traditions around the world! Pakistan In Pakistan, families gather for a large meal, with…

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What We Can Learn From the Story Of Hajar

There are several moments in our lives when we feel helpless and question why things are happening the way they are. Perhaps we have experienced a job loss or witnessed a very close family member going through a challenging moment. Problems and difficulties come to us in a variety of different forms. Most of the…

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The Ultimate Eid Gift Guide

We are introducing the ultimate Eid Ul Adha Gift Guide! We have compiled a list of gifts you can give friends and family. For Children @mydeen_magazine compiles a monthly magazine with various activities for kids ages 3-12. It’s a great way to keep children busy this summer and educate them about Islamic morals and values….

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What Is Hajj and Why Is It Important?

Each year, millions of Muslims from all over the world set out to Makkah for the sacred pilgrimage known as Hajj. Hajj occurs once every year during the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, Dhul Hijjah. It is a five day long pilgrimage and should be completed by every able Muslim at least once in…