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How Trans Muslims Can Navigate Obstacles They Face

Each year the end of Pride month signals the cycle of companies removing the rainbow flag and various colors from all over their merchandise. Confetti and balloons are cleaned up from Pride celebrations, and the streets begin to look a little bland again. Pride does not erase the obstacles that many trans-Muslims will continue to face…

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The Truth Behind the Statue of Liberty

The Fourth of July is never short on massive firework displays, family gatherings, and parades. This date commemorates America’s independence from Britain and also marks the day France presented the Statue of Liberty to the United States. While the history of the Statue of Liberty is taught in classrooms around the country, one important aspect…

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Is Ijtihad a Real Thing in Islam?

For the longest time in Islamic history, the issue of ijtihad in Shari’ah (Islamic jurisprudence) and principles of fiqh (usul al-Fiqh) spark heated debate in both positive and negative lights. Some sects contend that the only sources Muslims should ultimately rely on are the Holy Qur’an and Hadith of our beloved Prophet, peace and blessings…

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How Real Are the “Real Housewives of Dubai”?

The Real Housewives franchise seems like it’s been in existence since the dawn of time. Recently, the Real Housewives franchise went international, to Dubai. The cast of six diverse women includes a native Emirati, Dubai’s first Black Supermodel, and a Housewives franchise alumna. While the franchise will focus on the women’s stories, it’s important to…

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Why Does Islam Tell Us to Keep Our Intentions in Check?

Keeping our intentions in check is a pivotal part of Islam; Allah (SWT) tells us that our actions are based on our motives more than anything else. But then, more often than not, the concept itself of “good v. bad intentions” poses the question of whether we actually know the intentions that matter to Allah…

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13 Tips for Dealing With Unexpected Trials

Dealing with unexpected trials can be tricky. When we experience adversities, whether it’s financial, physical, emotional, social, etc, it can be difficult to remember that God is with us. This is mainly due to the fact that it’s our human nature to base our beliefs on what we see rather than on faith — the…

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Your Guide to Dealing With Toxic In-Laws

Because in-laws can be a challenge, we’ve rounded up a compilation of hadiths and ayat that can help Muslims figure out what they should do from an Islamic perspective when they have a family member that harms them or abuses them. In this particular article, we’ll focus on toxic in-laws and what Islam says about…

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7 Scriptures on Oppression From Quran & Hadith

It’s quite unfortunate that we live in a world where the oppressed are continuously being oppressed without any end and justice has become a word that we can only ever say, but never physically or successfully see come into fruition. From Palestinians fighting for their rights, lands, and homes, to young women being denied the…

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Q&A with Iman Vellani, Kevin Feige, Sana Amanat and Cast on Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel is finally making her television debut and she’s already shattering expectations for your typical teen superhero. Kamala’s journey has been a longtime coming, since her fans have been following her story since she first appeared as a Marvel comic in 2014. As the first South Asian Muslim superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,…

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Ms. Marvel’s Iman Vellani: “Culture and Religion Were Never the Main Thing”

If you’ve been trying to keep up with Ms. Marvel, then you know the superhero is championing new milestones for Muslim representation on screen. When you hear breakout star Iman Vellani and co-creator Sana Amanat tell it, you realize their real superpower is taking the notion of representation to a totally new level: normalization. Iman…

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MG Readers Gave Us Their Thoughts on the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp Trial

Content warning: This article discusses domestic violence/intimate partner violence. The internet has been flooding everyone’s feeds with footage and memes from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard defamation trial. Whether you’ve been keeping up with all the details from day one or you haven’t bothered watching, it’s likely you’ve still seen the viral content, from…