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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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Muslim-Majority Countries Need to Speak Up About the Uyghur Crisis

“I WASH MY HANDS OF THIS,” echoed the silence of the Muslim countries on avoiding the Uyghur crisis. Certain Muslim-majority countries have opted to for silence as mass atrocities against Muslim populations rises. Through the lens of the Uyghur crisis, this analysis aims to uncover the facade of “Muslim countries” existing in the twenty-first century. …

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No, You’re Not a Bad Muslim

No, you are not a bad Muslim woman. Am I dressed enough? Should I cover my shoulders more even if I don’t wear the hijab? Can I put makeup on? Is my hijab covering enough or should I wear it in another way? There are lots of questions that Muslim women might ask themselves, whether…

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Poem: The Return Of Spring

I once asked my grandmother  Why do bad things happen to good people?   She simply responded God gives the most hardship to the strongest people he knows.  Years ago   My parents fled a war zone   Left the sound of bombs and bullets   Braved the air land and sea   In order to come here   Build their homes from…

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“DUNE”: Will We Ever Get The Representation We Deserve In Film?

“DUNE” is a highly anticipated film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel of the same name. It is set to release on October 22, 2021. And anyone who is a fan of Timothee Chalamet is probably going to see it — whether or not they like Sci-Fi/Fantasy in the first place. Recently, the official YouTube…

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Why White Feminism Is Problematic For Muslim Women

There have been several incidents globally in which female athletes have been pushing back against their mandatory team uniforms. One of the more notorious incidents that sparked worldwide media attention was that of the Norwegian women’s beach handball team. The European Handball Federation fined these women €1500 for resisting the typical uniform of bikini bottoms…

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Is Nike Ending Sales In Israeli Stores a BDS Win?

Over the past few years, thousands of popular brands have come under scrutiny for supplying and selling products in Israel. This has led to boycotts of some of these companies. Ben & Jerry’s was one of the first major brands to take action against the illegal occupation. In July, they announced they would be ending…

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A New Jersey Teacher Forcibly Removed This Student’s Hijab

The Maplewood Police Department (MPD) in New Jersey are conducting investigations after Tamar Herman, a teacher at Seth Boyden Elementary School, forcibly pulled off the hijab of the second-grade student Sumayyah Wyatt this Wednesday as she was pleading “No, no, my hijab, my hijab.” Wyatt’s mother, Zaynab, said that her daughter has become traumatized because…

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Why the Phrase “Islamic Terrorism” Is Incorrect

Is the rise of recent terrorism and violence justifiably and rightly traced back to Islam? Is it a twisted misconception or interpretation of Islamic teachings? Is it wrong to let a radical minority represent the peaceful and authenticity of Islam? Has fear blinded the world to the scared lessons of peace and tolerance?  “To love…

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7 Artists Using Art To Empower Muslim Women

Muslim women are commonly misrepresented in the media. This is often due to the fact that we have no input on how we should be represented. For this reason, Muslim women are usually scrutinized with the wrong lenses.  These seven female artists decided to take matters into their own hands in order to change this…

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This Is Why Honor Killings Need to Stop

In April 2020, Saman Abbas disappeared. She had been thrown out of her family home because she refused to go through with an arranged marriage to a man in Pakistan. In May of 2020, when social services arrived at her home, Saman was still missing, and her parents had returned to Pakistan. An investigation led…

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5 Ways to Spice up Your Home for Fall

I know, I know. Fall and anything and everything pumpkin spice is basic in all senses of the word. I can smell the Instagram posts from here — everyone in their plaid prints, knee high boots, and neck scarves; apple cider, pumpkin spice…oh, and we can’t forget the burgundy nails! But in all seriousness, fall…