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Native American Heritage Month: My Native Journey to Islam

Growing up as a Bodewadmi, also known as Potawatomi, we didn’t live on the reservation, and being a Native was nothing more than our parents enrolling us in the tribe and getting our Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) card. We attended yearly regional council meetings and occasionally a family-reunion festival, better known as…

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How Good Deeds Can Help Your Duas to Be Answered

There are multiple narrations about bad deeds that can result in the rejection of duas, but only a few about the good deeds that can lead to them being answered. In this video, Shaykh Omar Suleiman talks to us about what these good deeds are — and how to increase your good deeds to increase…

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Why Are There So Few Famous Female Mathematicians In the World?

Research numbers show that there’s a gender problem in the field of mathematics. Few tenure track positions are held by women, and they are underrepresented in university research faculties.  Chad Topaz, a math professor at Macalester College and his colleague Shilad Zen looked at the editorial boards of academic journals. In their analysis, they found…

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How to Create Your Own Capsule Wardrobe

Living a sustainable lifestyle is crucial to minimize the impact we have on the environment. The overproduction of clothing is just one way humans have harmed the environment and our world. Through minimalism and sustainability, having only what you need and consuming less can positively change the planet and your life. It’s essential to find…

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Here’s What Modest Wear Means to Muslim Influencers

Without a doubt, modest wear is everywhere on both social media and fashion runways, and is increasingly embraced in everyday life. Social media is one of the most effective tools for brands and influencers to share ideas on the web today, with new ideas being generated by influencers all over the world.  We asked some…

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5 Anti-Aging Remedies to Preserve Your Youth

Many people perceive the aging process to be undesirable. When an individual looks in the mirror and discovers new signs of the aging process (gray hairs, fine lines), it’s not uncommon for panic to set in their heart. While everyone grows older, some people can thrive and look more youthful as they increase in age….

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5 Sudanese Muslim Activists You Need to Follow

Sudan is a country that, unlike others in Africa, has seen many changes of power in the past five years. From the insufferable 30-year rule of Omar Al-Bashir to overthrowing Ibn Auf in just two days, the Sudanese people have no fear in letting their voices be heard. For the past two years, the Sovereignty…

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This Woman Is NYC’s 1st Muslim Woman Councilmember

Despite being one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, New York City has never had a Muslim woman serve on City Council until now. We at Muslim Girl are proud to say that on November 2nd, from Brooklyn’s 39th district, Shahana Hanif has made history in NYC by becoming the first Muslim woman…

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Your Ultimate Guide to Halal Travel Destinations

Muslim tourists are no longer found only in Mecca and in the Middle East. Today, with the development of halal tourism, they are increasingly taking selfies in front of the Colosseum or tasting delicious French croissants. That is why modern hotels provide services that comply with Shariah norms and have a particular infrastructure.  What is…

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Your Guide to Choosing Islamic Names For Your Baby

Choosing a name for a child is an important decision. Choosing Islamic names for Muslim children can be a difficult and confusing task. There is no set way to name your baby, but there are some considerations that you should take into account when choosing a name. The first thing you want to consider is…

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Coup In Sudan

Have you ever shared a déjà vu moment with someone? What about with almost 50 million people? Your answer is no, right? Well, you must be a non-Sudanese.  No, we do not have some weird, out-of-this-world telepathic connection, even though that would be cool, but we do all want three fundamental things: freedom, peace, and…

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Fashion Shows & Headscarves: What’s Your Stance?

Paris Fashion Week recently made headlines after seeing models wore headscarves on the catwalk. There are nearly 30 million Muslims living in Western societies, and ironically, we still need representation so that we can get our legitimate freedom to wear what we want without being assaulted, arrested, or forced to undress. We’re living in a…

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How Forced Marriages Also Harm Men

Whenever we think of forced marriage, we immediately picture an oppressed woman who got beaten up, assaulted, or abused because she doesn’t want the person that her family agreed on. Women are undoubtedly at the forefront when it comes to who suffers the negative consequences of forced marriage. The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) in the…

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6 Things to Consider When Styling Your Hijab For the Office

Traditional Muslim women’s clothes are not only an important element of a tradition, but also a style. Apart from different stereotypes, these clothes are easy to combine with lots of other looks, including business wear. Yes, even if you have not noticed some kinds of combinations, they already exist and look amazing.  Whether you are…